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# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a Google ‘dream filter’ for your photos, a smartphone therapy app, and the return of two of Roald Dahl’s greatest villains.
# TechGuide
What do you do when your phone won't turn on?
There could be a number of reasons, but don’t just assume it’s no longer working.
# tech review
Huawei's flagship phone has plenty of features, but is it worth €429?
It’s been edging closer to a definitive flagship phone, but does the P8 match its more illustrious rivals?
# TechKnowHow
Your phone has a music on/off timer that you might not know about
Handy for when you want to doze off.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a Game of Thrones app, an app for numbers, and one for people who travel a lot.
# Too much information?
Can your phone's battery really be used to spy on you?
In the short-term, it can.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an accessible way to start learning to code, a messaging app with silent video and some new life in old birds.
# followup
The sequel to the best Android phone of 2014 is official, and it looks amazing
Say hello to the OnePlus 2.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring short films shot in 360-degree, a service designed around vertical video and pruning trees (seriously, it’s far better than it sounds).
# TechKnowHow
There's a quick and easy way to make your accounts more secure
And it only takes a minute or two to set up each one.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a quick overview of your Instagram feed, a solution to your YouTube subscription woes, and some inspiration from those old rotary phones.
# retro to go
This classic computer is making a return as a smartphone
Anyone want to play some Elite on the Commodore 64?
# possible return
Nokia has an eye on re-entering the smartphone market, but under one condition
And it’s a pretty big condition in fairness.
# TechGuide
Here's how to remove apps from your phone the right way
If you’re going to free up space, you may as well make sure you’re freeing up as much space as possible.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Scanning documents, hide and seek and slicing sheep.
# TechGuide
Android phone having problems? Here's how to activate safe mode
Handy for when your phone ends up becoming a little too slow for your liking.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a clever way to use the cloud for security, and an intriguing murder mystery.
# TechKnowHow
Smartphone a little slow? It may have a memory problem
If your phone’s RAM is handling too much, then it’s worth looking at ways to reduce the strain.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring photo tagging, fire whips and identifying objects.
# Risk
Own a Samsung device? It may have a major security flaw
More than 600 million Samsung devices could be affected by this flaw.
# TechGuide
Ever wonder how much time you actually spend using apps? Here's how you find out
It’s likely you have a good idea what the answer is, but how much time do you really spend using them?
# TechKnowHow
Smartphone getting a little dirty? Here's how to clean it the right way
Without damaging it, of course.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Infinite wallpapers, vintage filters and a powerful video editor.
# TechGuide
This is how you can create text shortcuts on your smartphone
Because autocorrect doesn’t cover every word you want to type (or the shrug emoticon).
# TechKnowHow
What you need to know about recording video on your phone
It’s relatively similar to taking a good photo, but there are a few other things to keep in mind.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Forming habits, saving space without deleting photos and a Duolingo rival.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring Google’s answer to your photo woes, a guide to getting you started with exercises, and a rather classy way to organise your day.
# tap tap tap
Lenovo's next smartphone is going to project a touchscreen onto any surface
Cause glass screens are overrated anyway.
# TechGuide
Is your phone overheating regularly? Here's how you can fix it
If it’s happening often, it’s recommended you fix it asap.
# Review
Has Microsoft designed its best budget smartphone yet?
Microsoft has focused more on making its phones cheaper than on flagships, but is the Lumia 640 its best budget phone yet?
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Gloomy filters, random photos and skiing down snowy slopes.
# TechKnowHow
Does the screen quality of a smartphone matter any longer?
Terms like ppi, 1080p and Super AMOLED and pixel count are thrown around regularly, but does it matter any longer?
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Hyperlapses, staying away from your phone during dinner time and getting rid of spam SMS messages.
# Review
The Nexus 6 is certainly bigger, but is it better than the competition?
When you’re competing against the Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus, you need to be good.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Hexagons, finger painting photo editing apps, and a to-do list boiled down to its most basic format.
# no contact
This is how you can block calls on your smartphone
Don’t worry, we won’t judge.
# on the go
These are the best browsers you can get for your smartphone
Apps may be front and centre of all smartphone experiences but the humble browser is anything but irrelevant.
# TechGuide
These are the reasons your smartphone keeps running out of battery power
Nothing lasts forever, but you can make your battery last longer before you need to charge it.
# the fear
7 ways your smartphone can help you beat the Fear
It doesn’t have to be this bad.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way to keep messages short and sweet, a versatile photo effects editor and a fantastic cartoon RPG.