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Tips for taking better smartphone photography

Tips for taking better smartphone photography

On: Friday, 9 November, 2018
As the cameras in mainstream smartphones have evolved, millions of people have discovered the satisfaction of capturing a great photograph. These range from spontaneous events to mementoes of happy occasions, and from nature or wildlife-bas...
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Key features to look for in your next handset

Key features to look for in your next handset

On: Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
The breakneck pace of technological advancement means smartphones date very quickly, with futuristic features soon looking anachronistic. Remember the excitement when downloadable ringtones became available? And how cool everyone felt brand...
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Smartphone photography jargon-buster

Smartphone photography jargon-buster

On: Monday, 29 October, 2018
The current obsession with Instagram may be unprecedented, but it’s entirely understandable. The latest generation of smartphones has placed sophisticated photographic equipment in our pockets and handbags, ready to capture that perfect l...
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The challenges of bloatware

The challenges of bloatware

On: Monday, 15 October, 2018
Imagine your newly-manufactured smartphone or tablet as a clear blue sky, with one or two balloons floating serenely across it. Now imagine the sky in the midst of a balloon race, with numerous large objects competing for space and blocking...
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Which smartphones take the best photos?

Which smartphones take the best photos?

On: Friday, 12 October, 2018
It’s no exaggeration to say Instagram has changed the world. From quenching wanderlust to making everyone a roving reporter, this Facebook-owned photography platform dominates social media nowadays – even more than its parent brand. How...
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Essential leisure apps for your smartphone

Essential leisure apps for your smartphone

On: Friday, 28 September, 2018
Turning on a new smartphone for the first time usually reveals a home screen bursting with manufacturer-specific apps. Commonly known as bloatware, these proprietary programs are intended to prevent consumers from using third-party software...
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