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# smartphone

All time
# sorry mam
You might never have to worry about turning off the immersion again*
*If this company has its way
# charged up
This insole could help solve your iPhone battery problems
SolePower, one of the many startups attending the Web Summit, has developed an insole that turns each step you take into electricity and charges your devices.
# the competition
Review: Is the Lumia 735 the selfie phone you always wanted?
With Microsoft’s vision in full swing, the Lumia 735 is catering for the selfie market, but is its efforts enough to set itself apart in a crowded field?
# TechGuide
Here's how you should rescue a soaking wet smartphone*
*For those of us not lucky enough to own a waterproof or water-resistant device.
# Pros and Cons
Thinking of getting an iPhone 6 Plus? Here's what's good and bad about it
They usually say bigger is better, but is this the case for Apple’s entry into the phablet market?
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way to control your music player via hand gestures, Skype’s answer to instant messaging, and the perfect app for those who just can’t get the right shot.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way to keep all your instant message notifications in the one place, a quick way to filter through your camera roll, and a keyboard that translates what you write.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a detailed timelapse app for Android users, an app based solely around notifications and the perfect app for those who struggle to put down their phone.
# change of direction
Review: Is this the premium device Samsung has been looking for?
After giving its previous phones a plastic design, Samsung has released its first metal smartphone, but will the Galaxy Alpha bring in new users?
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a pie-shaped controller, the camera app all professional photographers should have, and a way to find covers of your favourite songs.
Blackberry is back, and it's hoping this phone will turn its fortunes around
The Blackberry Passport is aimed towards professionals, and is hoping that going back to the basics will make it a hit.
# on a budget
Review: The Nokia Lumia 530 is certainly cheap, but is it cheerful?
Designed to appeal to those on a tight budget, the Lumia 530 certainly gets the price right, but what about everything else?
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
This week includes a way to prevent you from recording videos in portrait mode, possibly the next big photo/video app and the chance to experience life as a goat.
# eyes forward
Chinese city creates special footpath lane for smartphone users
Could Ireland use some of these?
# TechKnowHow
How to get a refund for that app you bought
Because there are moments where you might want your money back.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a proper way to view tweets by location, a nice travel journal app and a way to ensure your children can only see appropriate videos on YouTube.
# market grab
Google places its bets on India as it prepares Android One launch
The company is expected to announce its budget smartphone platform for the Indian market on 16 September.
# TechKnowHow
Here are the photo and video apps teens are using nowadays
It’s not just instant messsaging apps they’re using, quite a lot of time goes into watching and creating videos and images too.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a novel approach to image sharing apps, a personalised weather service and a terrifying PC game brought to the small screen.
# In Numbers
Trinity College, cannabis, and going to the dentist : The week in numbers
Plus: How many Irish people have travelled to Switzerland for an assisted suicide?
# Nokia Lumia 930
Review: Is this the phone that will fix Microsoft's mobile problems?
After acquiring Nokia’s handset division, Microsoft is hoping its fortunes in mobile will improve, but is the Lumia 930 the phone that will accomplish this?
# charged up
Samsung has created a cable that charges three devices at the same time...
Because why not?
# uninterrupted
Think Airplane Mode is only useful when you're on a flight? Think again
There are a number of ways you can use the feature while your feet are on the ground.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way to remember notes from the day before, a neon-visual shoot ‘em up and a way to help other people
# TechGuide
What to keep in mind when using your phone as a WiFi connection
It has its advantages, but it also comes with its own risks.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an intelligent time assistant, a novel way to get you out of bed and a handy way to get rid of unnecessary apps on Android.
# TechGuide
Mobile Monthly: The biggest developments that happened in July
Apple teams up with an old rival, Google’s smart contact lens gets a boost and Microsoft’s digital assistant reveals a talent for predicting football results.
# Security Flaw
Android Fake ID vulnerability could put millions of users at risk
A new vulnerability found in older versions of Android could allow malware to bypass security and take control of your phone and apps as well as access your data.
# music to your ears
Here's how you can create your own ringtone
For those who yearn for the days of having your favourite song play when their phone rings.
# ad blocker
Here's how you can prevent ad tracking from happening on your phone
Because not everyone wants their data to be used for advertising purposes.
# no surprises
Here's how you can keep track of how much mobile data you use
And stop yourself from receiving a nasty shock when you get your bill.
# iphone 6
Apple is putting in its biggest-ever order for iPhones
4.7 inch and 5.5 inch models will enter production in the coming weeks.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an app to help cut down on your alcohol intake, one to manage your passwords, and one to satisfy your inner weather nerd.
# helping hand
Finding your phone difficult to use? Here's how to make things easier
If you’re finding things difficult, there are a number of features that can make your life easier built into your phone.
# Ryanair
New Ryanair app lets you use your phone as a boarding pass
The app is part of the company’s friendlier policy which saw it simplify its website and allow two carry-on bags.
# tech review
Review: This smartphone is designed to take great selfies, but is that enough?
Huawei is making a significant push to become one of the top players in the European smartphone market, but is the Ascend P7 the phone that will kickstart this change?
# Venoo
Meet the app that wants to be the centre of your nightclub experience
By combining both payments, social and dating elements in one app, Venoo aims to become the only app you will use when you’re on a night out.
# Pick Me
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an app that works out the best contract for your phone, a minimalist photo app, and a messaging service that only uses your lock screen.
# light sensor
Your next smartphone could have security features built into the glass
Researchers from Polytechnique Montreal have developed transparent sensors that are embedded in smartphone screens, allowing it to react to its surroundings without the need for wiring.
# use your head
Amazon enters the mobile market by launching head-tracking smartphone
The 4.7-inch smartphone has four cameras located on each corner of the screen which tracks how the user is looking at the phone.