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# tech review
The Nexus 6P is the device Google needed to show off Android's strengths
The Nexus range isn’t exactly associated with premium range, but the 6P changes all of that.
# downing tools
'A tour to the past of 15 years ago': Turning off technology for a weekend
A group of people will be meeting at a hotel in Donegal next weekend for a digital detox.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring music discovery, HDR photo editing and a custom browser for your apps.
# Best Of
These are some of the best smartphone games released this year
Like you were going to do anything else with your free time.
# 12 days of tech
If you're changing phones, here's how to disconnect your old device from your account
If you’re changing phones, make sure you don’t have any old phones connected to your current account.
# 12 days of tech
This is how you can backup the files on your phone or laptop
If your phone or laptop malfunctions, having a backup will save you a lot of hassle.
# 12 days of tech
Eyes getting sore from looking at a screen? Here's how to ease the pain
If you have to look at a screen regularly, you may as well make it easy on yourself.
# tech review
Sony's Xperia Z5 Compact is the best sub-5-inch screen smartphone around
The mid-range series has been a highlight in Sony’s smartphone portfolio, and it’s still going strong.
# touch and go
You'll soon be able to top up your Leap Card on your phone from January
The NTA is currently trialing a method which allows users to top up their Leap Card by touching it against their smartphone.
# long lasting
Anyone like a smartphone that can last for 10 days? Step right up
You may not have ever heard of Oukitel before, but its latest smartphone has one thing going for it.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring music making, contrasting photos and Tetris with a twist.
# TechGuide
This is how you can stop your number from showing up on caller ID
If you don’t want your number to show when you’re ringing someone, there are ways of getting around that.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring sleep patterns, a charged up keyboard and Snake for the modern age.
# squeaky clean
This smartphone's big selling point is you can clean it with soap
The Japanese firm say it’s the first phone that can withstand a soapy bath.
# doctor doctor
The Hailo for doctors app wants to take the pain out of regular GP visits
MeeDoc launched in Ireland today, and it wants to take the pain away from GP appointments for everyone.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring app blocking, widget drawers and dangerous dungeons.
# tech review
The Samsung S6 Edge won plaudits, but does a bigger version bring anything new?
The original S6 Edge gathered the most attention earlier this year, but does the Edge Plus bring anything new to the table?
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring YouTube for the younger generation, journaling your thoughts through music and a soul-crushing game.
# flavour of the month
Pepsi (yes, that Pepsi) is trying to fund its own cheap smartphone
The soft drinks company is using a crowdfunding site in China to fund its own budget Android device.
# Buyers' Guide
Which mobile provider is right for you - SIM-only plans
If you would like more freedom and not be tied down to one provider, then this is for you.
# Buyers' Guide
Which mobile provider is right for you - Prepay plans
The classic pay as you go system still holds strong and it’s popular for a very good reason.
# tech review
Is the Nexus 5X Google's return to form in the smartphone market?
After the mixed reaction to the Nexus 6, Google has released two phones this time, but what role does the 5X play?
# just one more game
This smartphone game is so addictive it is ruining people's lives and destroying their sleep cycles
Remember Candy Crush Saga? This is worse…
# oh hai mom
One in three people have answered the phone during sex
That’s according to new research which says smartphones are getting in the way of love-making.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring custom GIF creator, the ability to create your own custom apps and an homage to the classic PS1 game Wipeout.
# Smartphones
People actually spend 5 hours a day staring at their phones
And they don’t even realise they are doing it
# unbreakable
Motorola claims this phone's screen won't shatter if you accidentally drop it
Good news for those of you out there who are really clumsy.
# tech review
The HTC One A9: iPhone on the outside, but what's it like on the inside?
Its look has received a lot of attention, but is it worth getting?
# Spot the Difference
HTC's new hope for its smartphone range looks virtually identical to its biggest rival
(In case you haven’t guessed, we’re talking about the iPhone 6 and 6s).
# tech review
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus: Are they worth the upgrade?
It’s the standard s model upgrade, but it does have a few extra tricks up its sleeve.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring password managers, blocky adventures in dungeons and a real way to help you relax.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you going to buy the new iPhone?
Or will you be looking elsewhere for your next phone?
# no slowing down
This man has every reason to be incredibly happy today
Apple just sold a record number of new iPhones again and a date for its release in Ireland was revealed.
# hidden charges
Here's how to charge your phone properly
We’ve been doing it wrong all along…
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way to temporary block annoying apps, a fitness app that’s also a tamagotchi and a twist on the classic Solitaire.
# Review
The new Moto G might be a modest improvement, but it's a great budget phone
It’s the third version of Motorola’s low-price smartphone range, but does it still stand out in a sea of cheap devices?
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring the ability to create your own video GIFs, a rapid-fire video camera and the natural evolution of Pac-Man.
# oh there goes gravity
Google's 'make-it-yourself' smartphone has been delayed because of a major snag
It looks like it’s not a fan of falling.
# new challenger
Ireland is getting another mobile phone network. Here's what you need to know about iD
The focus of Carphone Warehouse’s new network iD is on flexibility and transparency, but is that the case?
# TechKnowHow
Here's how you can use your smartphone to control your computer remotely
Now you don’t have to get up if you want to watch your favourite movie.