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# Smartphones

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5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a way to message through your lock screen, an adorable puzzler that’s all about rotating worlds, and a powerful photo editor.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a crowdsourced map of WiFi hotspots, zombies on pogo sticks and a great iOS mail app from a surprising source.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a game you control with your voice, a way to keep all your private information safe and ways to sort out all your note taking needs.
One of the world's most valuable tech startups brought in €10 billion in 2014
The Chinese handset company Xiaomi now has a valuation of €37 billion, after doubling its sales to €10.1 last year.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an easy way of digitising your documents, a trip around the world and an app for defacing friends’ photos.
These were the best smartphone games released in 2014
Say goodbye to bordom.
These are the apps everyone should have on their smartphone
Because some apps are more useful than others.
These were the best apps released in 2014
It’s been a busy year, but which apps of 2014 are worth your attention?
These messaging apps will help you wish someone a Merry Christmas*
*If you want to go a step further than sending a generic text message, that is.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring the return of an old classic, a way to keep your photos safe from prying eyes and a critically acclaimed game making its way to iPad.
Looking for a good night's sleep? Here are your options
For when you’ve run out of Dreamy Sleepy Nighty Snoozy-Snooze.
These are the accessories you need for your smartphone/tablet
Smartphone and tablets are incredibly useful devices, but there are numerous products out there that will help add extra value to them.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring a proper rival to Google Maps, a way to properly sort out your contacts list, and your best opportunity to get into the Game of Thrones world.
What kind of smartphone plan should you go for?
So you know what phone you want, but what should you be thinking about when choosing a plan?
Which smartphone should be in your Christmas stocking this year?
The competition between the different smartphone this year means we’re spoilt for choice, but which ones are worth considering?
Why do Android updates take so long to be released?
Short answer: It’s a long and complicated process.
Here are the new Android Lollipop features you should know about
The update from Google is packed with a wide variety of new features and ideas that will make thing much easier for you.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an easy way to record podcasts, one of the best apps out there getting a new release, and a game that combines the best of Frogger and Flappy Bird.
The internet is going to have 3 billion people using it next year
And it’s expected that nearly half of the world’s population will have online access by 2018.
There's been a small, but important change made to the App Store
At the very least, it will make apps with in-app purchases a little more honest.
'Ghoulish and distasteful': Emergency services ask public to stop taking photos at crash scenes
An “astounding” number of people tried to photograph an incident yesterday in which a two-year-old girl was killed.
Apple and Google have released some important updates for your smartphone
Android Lollipop has officially started to roll out while iOS 8 has received an update designed to speed up older iPhones and iPads.
Samsung adopts a 'less is more' approach for its smartphone business
The manufacturer is slashing the number of smartphones it issues by up to one-third.
Attn. 'smartphone zombies': Looking at your phone on the move cuts your vision by 95%
It’s becoming a big problem in Japan.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring Google’s latest attempt at a messaging service, a way to automatically manage your vast photo collections and a keyboard that’s designed for *ahem* larger fingers.
Here's why you would want to factory reset your device
It’s there in case you need to bring your phone back to square one, but what situations should you use it in?
Apple now allowing you to deactivate iMessage and escape SMS woes
No more lost SMS messages should you change phones.
Did you stay up on your phone last night? It could be ruining your sleep and vision
Switch off before you nod off.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring your own portable drum machine, an accessible cookbook and a way to prove you have the best Android phone of them all.
Why is your smartphone's battery life so poor?
And is it going to get better any time soon?
Phone specs: which ones are actually worth paying attention to?
With features like megapixels and RAM thrown about, it’s easy to get bogged down by the specs offered by smartphone makers, but there’s only a few worth looking at.
5 apps worth downloading this week
Featuring an alarm app that can only be turned off with a smile, a way to avoid awkward voicemail calls, and a cutesy puzzler featuring sheep.
Sony records hefty losses as its smartphone woes continue
Its net loss for the half year ballooned to nearly €794 million, causing it to replace its mobile chief and cut staff in its global smartphone unit by 15%.
The 9-to-5 working day is an endangered species
“The days of turning up in the office at 9am and walking out the door at 5pm are long gone “
Thinking of getting your child a smartphone? Here's what you should consider
The children and teens of today might be more tech savvy, but that doesn’t mean you should automatically get them a smartphone.
IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014)
Why do the good die young?
Review: Should the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact be your next phone?
Compact in both name and nature, but does it have what it takes to outclass its rivals?
Apple is offloading heaps of iPhones, but is the iPad's day done?
Smartphone sales were worth over half the company’s income in the last three months.
Irish lead the world for not tolerating bad mobile phone manners
“Turn that off – NOW”
7 apps that will transform your phone into the ultimate toolkit
Quality of life: Improved.