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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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Six tips for taking great indoor photos

Six tips for taking great indoor photos

On: Monday, 14 September, 2020
There’s an oft-quoted statistic that three quarters of the photos taken on smartphones are never looked at once they’ve been saved to the device’s memory or the cloud. That’s a damning indictment of the disposable nature of photogra...
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How do smartphone news services work?

On: Sunday, 13 September, 2020
The evolution of smartphone news services is one of the more debatable advances in mobile technology. Historically, if you wanted to know what was happening in the world, you loaded a news website or installed an app like BBC News. In the e...
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How to spot fraudulent text messages

How to spot fraudulent text messages

On: Friday, 11 September, 2020
With every passing week, there is growing awareness of the things being sacrificed to maintain lockdown, and the price being paid to keep infection rates low. These repercussions will last for many years, ranging from individual mental heal...
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The best smartphone productivity apps

The best smartphone productivity apps

On: Wednesday, 9 September, 2020
When the history books are written, they will divide the early 21st century into two distinct parts – pre- and post-coronavirus. We’re only just beginning to identify the profound changes this virus could wreak on our lives, from the ab...
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