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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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A crash course in protective smartphone cases

A crash course in protective smartphone cases

On: Friday, 18 September, 2020
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...
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How to take a screenshot

On: Tuesday, 15 September, 2020
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...
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Good and bad charging techniques

Good and bad charging techniques

On: Monday, 14 September, 2020
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 ...
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