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How fast could 5G become?

How fast could 5G become?

On: Wednesday, 9 September, 2020
Each new generation of smartphone communication represents a huge improvement over its predecessor. Despite the best efforts of EDGE in the late 1990s, the 2G network was never really suitable for internet access, with EDGE offering maximum...
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Six tips for taking great outdoor photos

On: Monday, 7 September, 2020
Occasionally, a scene will present itself which makes for a perfect impromptu photo opportunity. The image accompanying this article was a perfect example – an unlit indoor water feature facing onto a Central American beach resort. Howeve...
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My phone’s got wet - what should I do?

My phone’s got wet – what should I do?

On: Monday, 7 September, 2020
Water can appear from the most unexpected places. From water-and-light shows through to plumbing emergencies, it’s easy to find yourself caught in a shower which didn’t originate in the clouds. This is bad news for many smartphones, whi...
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How to root your handset

How to root your handset

On: Thursday, 3 September, 2020
It’s a little-known fact that modern smartphones are capable of far more than they’re permitted to do. Manufacturers strike a balance between performance and battery life, but being able to adjust this balance might benefit people who n...
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How to make your existing handset last longer

How to make your existing handset last longer

On: Wednesday, 2 September, 2020
Like the unmistakeable yet fleeting smell of a new car, the appeal of a new smartphone fades quickly. Within weeks of peeling off those protective plastic strips, your ‘new’ phone may begin to look scruffy, while its inner mechanics wil...
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How smartphone cameras have evolved since 2000

How smartphone cameras have evolved since 2000

On: Tuesday, 1 September, 2020
Today, consumers take for granted having a high-quality camera integrated into their phones. But it wasn’t always like this. Millennial phones weren’t particularly smart, and few had any form of image capturing technology. Even years la...
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Introducing sideloading

Introducing sideloading

On: Sunday, 30 August, 2020
To anyone who came of age during the 8-bit home computing boom of the 1980s, loading was something to be endured while a program was accessed on cassette or floppy disc. To anyone whose first exposure to computing involved the internet, loa...
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