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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Smartphones

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Own a Galaxy Note 7? Samsung will replace it or refund you
The company has said it’s “truly sorry” about safety issues surrounding the smartphone.
Samsung's quick fix for the Note 7's exploding battery problem? Stop it from fully charging
An update will cap the Note 7′s charge at 60%, but it’s unclear if Samsung will roll it out worldwide.
Apple has announced the new iPhone 7
Say goodbye to the headphone jack, and say hello to dual-lens camera and water resistance.
It's been a 'long, hard battle' but Samsung feels its efforts are really paying off
After shaking up its range, the South Korean company is taking the fight to its major rivals.
Pope urges 'drowsy and dull kids' to swap sofas and video games for walking boots
He said, “We didn’t come into the world to ‘vegetate’… We came for another reason: to leave a mark.”
There's been a BIG drop in the number of people buying iPhones
Analysts were expecting worse though, so investors won’t be too unhappy.
A new smartphone screen will make smashed displays a rarer sight
The new Gorilla Glass 5 will be able to survive shoulder-height drops “up to 80% of the time”.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring professional iPhone camera apps, honeycomb keyboards, and warping puzzlers.
What do you do when a single app becomes a battery hog?
There are ways to identify it and remedy the problem.
Stop closing down your apps, it only makes things worse
If you’ve been doing it because you think it’s good for your battery life or phone, you’re going to be disappointed.
The way you access apps on Android is going to change significantly
And it will remove the commitment of downloading an app.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a keyboard that taps into Google Image Search, gesture shortcuts for your phone and a smart photo organiser.
Is your phone's space filling up too quickly? This is how you take back control
A little effort can go a long way.
Can a black background really extend your phone's battery life?
It really depends on the type of display your phone has.
Apple's new iPhone is a lot smaller (and a bit cheaper)*
*If you count a €20 difference between it and the iPhone 5s cheaper.
'Snatch and grabs' on the rise as gardaí urge vigilance with smartphones
More than 7,000 mobile phones have been stolen from people since the start of 2015.
Why YouTube sees you playing games on your phone to be the next big thing
YouTube Gaming has launched its app in Ireland and alongside console and PC gaming, it’s gearing up for an explosion in smartphone gaming.
The biggest selling point for Samsung's S7 range has nothing to do with the phones
And with the Gear VR becoming the focal point the year, the company is feeling bullish.
You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer
Not all smartphones can be tricked this way but it’s still a concern for users.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring Wikipedia re-imagined, music makers and walkie-talkies.
Renua wants elderly to use apps to stay in touch - but OAPs must buy the phones
The party says it’s “challenging stereotyping of elderly” but the measure has been criticised as “a bit mad”.
Samsung's latest smartphones bring back two features fans will love
The S7 and S7 Edge were announced last night in Barcelona and both look to previous models for inspiration.
This is how you can tell whether a smartphone is waterproof or not
Most electronic devices have a rating which tells you how effective they really are.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring photo ideas, public WiFi and 3D geometric shapes.
So what should you do with your old smartphone? Don't throw it out just yet
Some good can still come out of them.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring jetpack fighters, habit trackers, and a music player for Dropbox users.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring hoverboards, identifying items for the blind and 3D clips.
One in five children in first class have spoken to a stranger online
“Many young people will find ways of accessing what is forbidden to them.”
Having access to the internet makes us doubt how smart we are
And you thought they just made you ignore people.
These are the apps everyone should have on their smartphone
You can’t download every app, but there are some that will be more useful than others.
These are the best smartphone apps of 2015
A wide variety of apps for any taste.
Have a bit of free time? Activate Find my Phone when you get the chance
It’s worth having activated in case you misplace or lose your phone.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring hunting for eBay bargains, turning habit building into a game and the return of a 2013 classic.
One in 20 Irish people has checked their phone during sex
Everything you ever wanted to know about Snapchat (but were afraid to ask)
Now you have no excuse not to use it.
Looking for a cheaper smartphone? These are the best budget devices out there
You don’t have to break the bank if you want to buy a great phone.
These are the best smartphones you can buy this year
If you’re looking for the absolute best, you’ve come to the right place.
Which mobile provider is right for you - Bill pay plans
For those who are heavy users.
What should you consider before signing up to a mobile plan?
They are inevitable when you’re buying a smartphone, but you have more scope than ever when getting a good deal.
Think 3D Touch is good? How about a touchscreen that knows the angle of your finger
And best of all, it doesn’t require any fancy hardware