Neil Cumins

What's new in Android 11?

What’s new in Android 11?

On: Thursday, 15 October, 2020
Since its debut in 2008, the Android operating system has been through numerous growing pains. Place an operating system running Android 1.0 in front of a modern smartphone user, and they might react with incredulity at the original platfor...
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Tips for selling a second-hand smartphone

On: Wednesday, 14 October, 2020
The drop in value experienced by smartphones can be quite shocking, especially if you’re hoping to sell a relatively new device. The annual musicMagpie Phone Deprecation Report makes depressing reading for early adopters, and anyone who f...
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Tips for reading books on a smartphone

On: Tuesday, 13 October, 2020
For decades, there have been predictions about the imminent demise of printed books. In the 1980s, home computers were allegedly leading a generation of young people away from reading, turning them all into Manic Miner and Chase HQ obsessiv...
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Easy ways to improve available device storage

On: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020
Choosing a new smartphone is a seductive experience, with the latest handsets promising technologies and features your existing device can’t provide. And amid the excitement about higher-quality camera lenses and bigger screens, it’s ea...
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What version of Android are we on?

What version of Android are we on?

On: Saturday, 26 September, 2020
Smartphone operating systems aren’t something many of us give much thought to on a daily basis. The version of iOS or Android installed onto our phones is rarely as significant (or discussion-worthy) as its storage, or the pixel quality o...
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A crash course in protective smartphone cases

A crash course in protective smartphone cases

On: Friday, 18 September, 2020
History is littered with unfortunate incidents involving smartphones. The slow-motion drop onto the floor of your local chippy…the toddler who knocks it off your patio furniture onto a flagstone…the sheer horror of seeing it descend int...
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