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Phones 4u won't refund or deliver iPhone 6 pre-orders after all, but Carphone Warehouse will

There was some hope that as UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4u shut down that those that had pre-ordered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from them would be made whole in one way or another. In fact, they had promised two weeks ago when all this went down that those pre-orders that had not yet shipped would be refunded. Well… not anymore.

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All-new Moto X gets reviewed, decidedly not an iPhone 6

While I've been working away on my iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus reviews, Phil Nickinson from Android Central has been knocking out his Moto X review. (Yes, it's kinda like new iPad or HTC One, in that there's no way to differentiate it from last year's model other than to add a year designator — 2014 — behind it, which not only doesn't solve problems but causes them. Let's stop that, shall we?). So, what does Phil think of the new Moto X (2014)?

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MySmartPrice turns WhatsApp into a price comparison tool

The price comparison website MySmartPrice is now enabling millions of consumers in India to check out better deals online, even when they have little connectivity. The web service will allow users to utilize WhatsApp, the massively popular cross-platform messenger, to make quick and speedy product price comparison searches.

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Apple: Most OS X users safe from 'Shellshock' exploit, patch coming quickly for advanced Unix users

Apple is aware of the recently discovered bash exploit nicknamed Shellshock, and is working quickly to provide a software update for OS X, the operating system that runs on the Mac.

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Apple releases iOS 8.0.2, addresses previous update errors

Apple has released iOS 8.0.2. It's available now via Settings > General > Update or over Lightning to USB tether to iTunes on your Mac or PC. This comes just one day after the iOS 8.0.1 update left iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers unable to use Touch ID or connect to cellular networks. Apple promised a fix within days and delivered it with a day. Apple also once agains apologized for the bugs:

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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus now available in over 20 new countries, did you get one?

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are hitting store shelves in over 20 more countries as the calendar ticks over to September 26th in the respective regions. Folks in New Zealand and East Asia can now get their hands on the latest devices — on account of time zones, it's the next day there already — and those in many European countries will have their shot here soon as well.

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Here are the 5 tests Apple put the iPhone 6 Plus through to make sure it could stand up to skinny hipster jeans

Apple opened up their testing facilities today to show the world how they put the iPhone 6 Plus through more than its paces long before releasing it to the public. Tests during the development cycle include 3-point bending, pressure point cycling, sit, torsion, and real-life user studies.

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FBI wants you to lock up data, but allow tech companies to keep the keys

FBI Director James Comey expresses deep concern about the new encryption technologies that Apple had built into the release of iOS 8 and Google will implement with the forthcoming launch of Android L. These new encryption methods are designed to keep data safe and for tech companies to avoid the uncomfortable position of being compelled to hand over private personal data to law enforcement officials. However, Comey says that this move could thwart the fight and prevention of crime.

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Apple responds to #bendgate: your pockets are holding your iPhone 6 Plus correctly

It appears that the scandal behind the iPhone 6 Plus' #bendgate crisis has been blown out of proportion. Apple had responded to concerns that the iPhone 6 Plus' shell can bend under normal stress when being transported inside the pockets of pants by saying that the issue is so minimal that they've only received 9 complaints to date.

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The Angry Birds Transformers gameplay trailer is all kinds of awesome

The most awesomely epic Angry Birds variant is on the way and will be arriving on iOS October 15th and Android on October 30th. Today we get a look at the official gameplay trailer for Angry Birds Transformers — a side-scrolling, run-and-gun style game that pits you again towers of nasty pigs, only this time you get way more firepower than just a simple slingshot.

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