One of this decade’s less savoury phenomena has been the rise of the viral conspiracy theory, where theories are disseminated as facts. Admittedly, the COVID pandemic has made us all more paranoid and insecure than we were before, but som...Read More
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Twenty years ago, every mobile phone manufacturer had its own proprietary operating system. Then in 2007, Apple introduced the iPhone, and the world changed overnight. Suddenly, it wasn’t cost-effective to develop an operating system whic...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
Unboxing a brand-new smartphone is an exciting moment, and turning it on for the first time is also a thrill. The phone will never be this clean, this fast – or this free of apps. The average smartphone has between 60 and 90 apps installe...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More