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Should I consider a used smartphone?

Should I consider a used smartphone?

On: Tuesday, 15 January, 2019
The eye-watering sums being charged for the latest generation of mobile handsets create barriers to entry for many consumers. It can cost £1,000 to purchase a new handset outright, and you’ll pay a comparable amount by committing to a co...
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What are the differences between 4G and 5G?

What are the differences between 4G and 5G?

On: Friday, 11 January, 2019
It’s fair to say the first two generations of wireless mobile telecommunications technology didn’t create much of a stir. Few people were aware 1G and 2G even existed, despite the latter underpinning SMS messages and their multimedia MM...
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Using mobile data to work remotely

Using mobile data to work remotely

On: Thursday, 10 January, 2019
There are many reasons why working remotely might be necessary. There could be an office emergency while you’re holidaying in the Highlands, or an important email needing a response while you’re at home recovering from flu. Travel throw...
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A beginner's guide to SD cards

A beginner’s guide to SD cards

On: Sunday, 23 December, 2018
Between the burgeoning dotcom sector and fears over the Y2K bug, 1999 was a highly eventful year for technology. Consequently, few people paid much attention in August when the Secure Digital memory card standard was unveiled. A three-way c...
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Ten unmissable Android apps for 2019

Ten unmissable Android apps for 2019

On: Sunday, 16 December, 2018
With over two million Android apps available in the Google Play Store, it can be difficult to decide which programs to install on your smartphone or tablet. After all, Google claims the average consumer has just 35 apps installed on a smart...
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Ten unmissable iOS apps for 2019

Ten unmissable iOS apps for 2019

On: Friday, 14 December, 2018
] It’s hard to imagine a world without apps, but that was the reality of the smartphone sector until Steve Jobs unveiled Apple’s App Store a decade ago. This remained the largest repository of downloadable content (DLC) for many years, ...
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How to back up smartphone data

How to back up smartphone data

On: Thursday, 13 December, 2018
Our smartphones tend to become indispensable companions, accessed dozens of times every day and packed with personal information. They quickly evolve into repositories of personal settings, media files and historic communications – some i...
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