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
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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
Despite the ubiquity of modern smartphone and tablet touchscreens, there’s a lot to be said for the old-fashioned way of doing things. BlackBerry may be ploughing a lonely furrow manufacturing handsets with a traditional QWERTY keyboard, ...Read More
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...Read More
Brand loyalists are often prone to exaggeration and hyperbole in attempting to defend the honour of their chosen brand against the merits of rival products. We’ve seen it many times over the years. Ford and Vauxhall, Sky and Virgin, iOS a...Read More
History is littered with unfortunate incidents involving smartphones. The slow-motion drop onto the floor of your local chippy…the toddler who knocks it off your patio furniture onto a flagstone…the sheer horror of seeing it descend int...Read More
However diligently we look after them, smartphones have a degree of in-built obsolescence. Components wear out, battery cells degrade, software conflicts multiply and touchscreen responsiveness begins to reduce. Then there’s more delibera...Read More
On paper, taking a screenshot on your smartphone might seem like a simple process. In reality, this pre-installed utility is complicated by platform inconsistencies and practical issues. For one thing, screenshots aren’t always the most e...Read More
If you’ve been a mobile phone user since the Noughties, you’ll have encountered various charging cables and connections throughout your ownership history. Each provided charge at different rates, to devices whose ability to store power ...Read More