Neil Cumins

Why USB-C is changing the smartphone market

Why USB-C is changing the smartphone market

On: Thursday, 12 November, 2020
Few of us pay much attention to the connectors and cables we use on a daily basis, but one type of plug has become increasingly ubiquitous in recent years. The USB-C connection is increasingly the default method for connecting and powering ...
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Pairing wearable tech with your smartphone

Pairing wearable tech with your smartphone

On: Wednesday, 11 November, 2020
The importance of smartphones is reflected in how their uses have expanded far beyond the basic functions they’re theoretically meant to provide. Today, we use our mobiles as mobile data hotspots, tethering them to computers for impromptu...
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A first look at Amazon Luna

A first look at Amazon Luna

On: Monday, 9 November, 2020
In the olden days, you bought a computer game at a shop. It would be supplied in a box far bigger than it needed to be, with screenshots from a system better than the one you owned. You’d take it home, insert the cassette or disc, and pla...
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Do we need 6G?

Do we need 6G?

On: Sunday, 1 November, 2020
It’s fair to say 5G hasn’t been the game-changing event smartphone manufacturers and network operators had expected. A combination of conspiracy theories, Covid-19 restrictions on personal movement, a lack of compatible devices and the ...
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What do we know about the iPhone 12?

What do we know about the iPhone 12?

On: Saturday, 24 October, 2020
The unveiling of a new iPhone is always a significant event, considering Apple manufactures one in seven smartphones sold worldwide. However, the launch of the iPhone 12 has been rather overtaken by global events. Its development began long...
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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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