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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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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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