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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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How to do a photo detox on your phone

How to do a photo detox on your phone

On: Wednesday, 11 March, 2020
In an age when even a mid-range smartphone contains four separate camera lenses, it’s no wonder we’ve all become amateur photographers. And while phone cameras certainly aren’t suitable for professional assignments like property photo...
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What are megapixels?

What are megapixels?

On: Friday, 6 March, 2020
When it comes to marketing new handsets, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of jargon surrounding smartphone camera megapixels, picture quality and lens types. The pixel is one of the most misunderstood aspects of photography, with manufact...
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Using TikTok on a smartphone

Using TikTok on a smartphone

On: Wednesday, 4 March, 2020
It can be hard to keep up with changing social media trends. If you’re just starting to acknowledge the incredible power of Instagram, it might surprise (and depress) you to learn of a newer generation of social media platforms. The likes...
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