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How to enjoy live football on your mobile

How to enjoy live football on your mobile

On: Friday, 16 August, 2019
The start of the football season is always an exciting time. From the thrill of attending the first home game to the slim possibility of a trophy or promotion, each new campaign elevates the BPM of even the most cynical supporter. Of course...
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Could Google Messages be a WhatsApp-beater?

Could Google Messages be a WhatsApp-beater?

On: Monday, 12 August, 2019
Around the turn of the century, text messaging became a revolutionary new way to communicate. An entire new lexicon was born. Emoji proliferated, abbreviations flourished, and academics wept at the English language’s desecration in the ha...
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The rise of Chinese smartphones

The rise of Chinese smartphones

On: Friday, 9 August, 2019
Traditionally, if you wanted to buy a smartphone, you looked to the east. Japan gave us blue-chip brands like Sony, and South Korea is home to Samsung and LG. Europe is modestly represented by Nokia and Doro, while Apple’s dominance of Am...
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How smartphone cases can save you money

How smartphone cases can save you money

On: Monday, 5 August, 2019
Despite being invaluable (and often inseparable) companions nowadays, smartphones remain surprisingly fragile. Manufacturers make bold claims about Gorilla glass and toughened chassis materials, and most modern smartphones are suitable to u...
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How to set data limits

How to set data limits

On: Friday, 26 July, 2019
As we move towards a data-powered society underpinned by cloud storage and streaming services, data usage is becoming an increasingly significant issue. Because SIM only deals of the kind listed on our site tend to be priced according to mo...
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Tips for taking good outdoor photographs

Tips for taking good outdoor photographs

On: Friday, 19 July, 2019
With long days and short nights currently the norm, we tend to spend more time outside than at any other time of year. And since almost every modern smartphone has a built-in camera, photo opportunities are never far away. From flaming barb...
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How does Flight Mode work?

How does Flight Mode work?

On: Tuesday, 16 July, 2019
Summer is here (allegedly), and millions of Brits are about to embark on long-awaited holidays abroad or to far-flung corners of the United Kingdom. This generally means boarding a plane, in turn necessitating cabin crew announcements that ...
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When does a phone become a phablet?

When does a phone become a phablet?

On: Saturday, 13 July, 2019
In the beginning, there was the mobile phone. And it was good. So good, in fact, manufacturers began packing more and more features into each handset. Over time, basic handsets evolved into web-enabled and app-powered smartphones. In 2010, ...
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