Neil Cumins

The best new apps of 2020 (so far)

The best new apps of 2020 (so far)

On: Thursday, 2 July, 2020
It’s fair to say apps are big business nowadays. The global app market is expected to generate three billion dollars in revenue during 2020, with two thirds of the world’s population now in possession of a mobile phone. And while a sign...
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Can you manage with a retro mobile phone?

Can you manage with a retro mobile phone?

On: Wednesday, 1 July, 2020
The Noughties was a time of seismic social and technological change. It brought broadband into our homes, heralded public adoption of WiFi, saw the creation and emergence of social media, and established email as arguably the communication ...
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How does Bluetooth location tracking work?

How does Bluetooth location tracking work?

On: Sunday, 28 June, 2020
One of the greatest frustrations surrounding the UK’s seemingly endless lockdown has been the slow pace of progress towards a resolution. It’s clearly unsustainable to permanently maintain a two-metre gap from everyone else. Our pavemen...
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Dos and don'ts for cleaning your handset

Dos and don’ts for cleaning your handset

On: Thursday, 25 June, 2020
Despite the huge economic, social and mental damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, a few silver linings have emerged amid the storm clouds. Air pollution has dropped dramatically, many people have rediscovered ...
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How to extend your phone's current charge

How to extend your phone’s current charge

On: Sunday, 12 April, 2020
The fear of being without a mobile phone is so widespread that the term ‘nomophobia’ has been developed to describe it. And while this condition has many underlying traits, from narcissism to boredom, symptoms include stress, anxiety, ...
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How prevalent is Android malware?

How prevalent is Android malware?

On: Sunday, 5 April, 2020
Criminals have always sought the path of least resistance, and pursued readily available targets. The Ford Fiesta is Britain’s most stolen car because it’s also Britain’s best-selling car, rather than because it’s the best or most d...
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The cheapest smartphones in the UK

The cheapest smartphones in the UK

On: Friday, 3 April, 2020
Our habits of conspicuous consumption have been thrown into sharp relief by the Coronavirus pandemic. Suddenly, having the latest iPhone doesn’t really matter all that much, because you can’t show it off to anyone. Indeed, while sitting...
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How does SD card storage work?

How does SD card storage work?

On: Wednesday, 25 March, 2020
One of the accusations often levelled against smartphone manufacturers is that available device storage is never enough. A 32GB or 64GB handset might sound large, when you consider 1990s floppy discs held just 1.44MB of data. Yet in today...
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The best rugged smartphones

The best rugged smartphones

On: Thursday, 19 March, 2020
If you work in an office and live in a house with Axminster carpets, you might be tempted not to diminish your smartphone’s tactile appeal by wrapping it in a protective case. However, some people lead more active and eventful lives than ...
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