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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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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'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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Tips for reading books on a smartphone

On: Tuesday, 13 October, 2020
For decades, there have been predictions about the imminent demise of printed books. In the 1980s, home computers were allegedly leading a generation of young people away from reading, turning them all into Manic Miner and Chase HQ obsessiv...
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Easy ways to improve available device storage

On: Tuesday, 29 September, 2020
Choosing a new smartphone is a seductive experience, with the latest handsets promising technologies and features your existing device can’t provide. And amid the excitement about higher-quality camera lenses and bigger screens, it’s ea...
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What version of Android are we on?

What version of Android are we on?

On: Saturday, 26 September, 2020
Smartphone operating systems aren’t something many of us give much thought to on a daily basis. The version of iOS or Android installed onto our phones is rarely as significant (or discussion-worthy) as its storage, or the pixel quality o...
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