This iPhone Skin Transforms Your Phone Into an Exploded Note 7

As if having to return the latest and greatest device from their favourite smartphone maker didn’t already sting, now Apple fans can stick it to their Samsung-loyal friends with these smartphone skins that make it look like an iPhone’s battery has had a severe meltdown as well. Read More >>

A Galaxy S6 With (Almost) Stock Android Sounds Like a Dream Come True

There are some pretty unsubstantiated and vague rumours that Samsung's new Galaxy S6 won't just have a new Note-inspired hardware design; it'll also have less ugly TouchWiz skinning than ever. Read More >>

Easily Turn Your iPhone 5 Into GTA V‘s iFruit

Grand Theft Auto has long been known for parodying everything from vehicles, to advertising, to pop culture, to even the technology that dominates the time. So it's not surprising to see one of the characters in the recently released GTA V using an iPhone parody called the iFruit. And now you can actually get your hands on one—kind of. Read More >>

HTC One Google Edition Brings Stock Android to the Best Android Phone

On Stage at the D11 conference, Sundar Pichai confirmed rumours that an HTC One Google Edition running vanilla Android will be available in the US on June 26th for $600 (so probably about £500 over here). That means the best Android phone in the world will be available unlocked without the clunky HTC Sense skin. Heck yeah. Read More >>

Bloat-Free “Google Edition” Samsung Galaxy S4 Planned for Google I/O?

Samsung might be about to make its Galaxy S4 even more appealing to the Android hardcore, with a rumour suggesting a version of the phone running unskinned Android may be one of the announcements to come out of today's Google I/O developer event. Read More >>

Iridescent Skins Let You Just Tilt To Change Your iPhone’s Colour

If you're tired of the iPhone's boring black or white colour options, but would also like to avoid a bulky case or letting Colorware.com have at it with your device, you might want to check out Clear-Coat's new colour-changing Aurora skin. Read More >>

Rumour: “Facebook Phone” Interface Shows Greyer Android and Social Features

It would appear that Facebook is about to announce a very comprehensive new Android skin at tonight's event, with leaked images showing what appears to be a simplified Android OS with the social network's status sharing bar whacked atop Google's usual applications menu. Read More >>

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HTC Sense 5.0 Review: Better! But Also Worse

HTC's Sense UI has evolved over the years from a laggy train wreck in its early incarnations to something quite lean and serviceable in Sense 4.0. The newest version, Sense 5.0 — which will be launching on the HTC One — is yet another departure. But different isn't always better. Read More >>

HTC: Android Users are Pretty Lazy and Don’t Bother Fiddling With Things

In a blog post describing some of the thinking behind the BlinkFeed combo widget that comes as part of its updated HTC Sense skin, HTC made some weird claims about Android users and their supposed lack of interest in actually using the features offered by their smartphones. Read More >>

Every Major Android Skin Compared

Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich) is the prettiest, most intuitive version of Google's mobile OS yet, but hardware manufacturers still insist on dirtying it up. Android skins are inevitable, but who does it best? See for yourself. Read More >>

We All Live in a Watercolour With These New OpenStreetMap Skins

Google Maps is mighty useful, but not everybody's a fan—including Apple, which seems to be ditching it. But OpenStreetMap isn't the nicest looking thing, and let's not even discuss Bing. This new OpenStreetMap skin, however, is hands down the best looking digital map I've ever seen. Read More >>