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#Smartphones

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Here are the different lock screen security options at your disposal
# TechGuide
# TechGuide

Here are the different lock screen security options at your disposal

Sep 10th 2014, 12:00 PM 22,911 Views 21 Comments

Most of us settle for the tried and trusted PIN, but what else can you use to keep your phone safe?

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Sep 6th 2014, 11:30 AM 19,023 Views 17 Comments

Featuring an instant messenger that lets you chat via GIFs, a handy way to organise emails on mobile and a faster way to read non-fiction books.

Poll: Do you take a break from your mobile phone when on holiday?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you take a break from your mobile phone when on holiday?

Sep 5th 2014, 9:16 AM 10,550 Views 38 Comments

Do you find it difficult to switch off?

Sony may have come up with the best reason yet to buy an Xperia phone
# Let's Play
# Let's Play

Sony may have come up with the best reason yet to buy an Xperia phone

Sep 3rd 2014, 4:53 PM 13,159 Views 22 Comments

All new Xperia Z3 devices will allow users to stream and play PS4 games on their phone, provided the console is using the same WiFi connection.

These are the reasons why most iPhone apps are rejected
# Turned Down
# Turned Down

These are the reasons why most iPhone apps are rejected

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:30 PM 23,482 Views 7 Comments

Just in case you’re thinking of submitting one to the App Store in the near future.

Sssshh! Apple are being very secretive about a 9 September product launch
# Iphone 6
# Iphone 6

Sssshh! Apple are being very secretive about a 9 September product launch

Aug 28th 2014, 10:39 PM 28,173 Views 83 Comments

‘*cough* iPhone 6 *cough*’.

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Aug 23rd 2014, 11:30 AM 19,042 Views 12 Comments

Featuring a real way of identifying those battery hogging apps, an easier way to create panorama photos and your opportunity to control a tentacled blob.

Is disappearing news the next step for Snapchat?
# Self-destructing News
# Self-destructing News

Is disappearing news the next step for Snapchat?

Aug 20th 2014, 2:59 PM 10,392 Views 4 Comments

Snapchat Discovery, which will feature both news content and ads, is expected to debut in November.

Why you should take five minutes out of your time to activate Find my Phone
# TechGuide
# TechGuide

Why you should take five minutes out of your time to activate Find my Phone

Aug 20th 2014, 12:00 PM 27,926 Views 49 Comments

You will be thankful you activated it if your phone is ever stolen or goes missing.

One of the best Android smartphones this year just got a Windows Phone twin
# Choices
# Choices

One of the best Android smartphones this year just got a Windows Phone twin

Aug 19th 2014, 5:45 PM 16,880 Views 23 Comments

The HTC One M8 for Windows is being priced at $99 (€74) in the US and online sales will begin today.

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Aug 9th 2014, 11:15 AM 25,848 Views 6 Comments

Featuring a messaging app that sends to random people, a handy sleep app, and a redesigned productivity app.

Google could be in hot water with Europe again, this time with Android
# Paranoid Android
# Paranoid Android

Google could be in hot water with Europe again, this time with Android

Aug 1st 2014, 7:30 AM 8,426 Views 16 Comments

The European Commission is putting together an antitrust case which will investigate whether Google has made manufacturers promote its own services on Android.

Samsung blames slow smartphone sales and increased competition for profit slump
# Competitiveness
# Competitiveness

Samsung blames slow smartphone sales and increased competition for profit slump

Jul 31st 2014, 5:56 PM 6,623 Views 27 Comments

Slow global sales of smartphones and tablets and rising marketing costs to shift stock were some of the factors Samsung cited as its net profit fell by nearly 20% in the second quarter.

Apple's iPhone 6 faces a big pricing problem around the world
# Headwind
# Headwind

Apple's iPhone 6 faces a big pricing problem around the world

Jul 29th 2014, 2:45 PM 34,974 Views 77 Comments

Relatively poorer customers can’t afford it – and they’re turning to Android.

What to keep in mind when you're downloading apps
# TechGuide
# TechGuide

What to keep in mind when you're downloading apps

Jul 23rd 2014, 12:00 PM 13,984 Views 3 Comments

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

How to protect yourself against unwanted app charges
# TechKnowHow
# TechKnowHow

How to protect yourself against unwanted app charges

Jul 20th 2014, 11:00 AM 13,471 Views 6 Comments

Because nobody wants to be greeted with a large bill at the end of the month.

Refresher: Every smartphone gesture you will ever need
# TechGuide
# TechGuide

Refresher: Every smartphone gesture you will ever need

Jul 16th 2014, 12:00 PM 14,824 Views 5 Comments

Because everyone has to start somewhere.

6 indispensable Android hacks that will make your life much easier
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From The Daily Edge
# Sponsored By Did Electrical

6 indispensable Android hacks that will make your life much easier

Jul 15th 2014, 9:44 AM 31,882 Views 30 Comments

These are not the Androids you are looking for.

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Jul 12th 2014, 11:30 AM 18,866 Views 6 Comments

Featuring a handy way to bring all screenshots together, a comprehensive multilingual dictionary and one of the best iOS games this year arriving on Android.

7 dating apps that prove there really is someone for everyone
# App For That?
From The Daily Edge
# App For That?

7 dating apps that prove there really is someone for everyone

Jul 12th 2014, 9:30 AM 21,767 Views 29 Comments

Forever alone? Seems unlikely.

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 8th 2014, 10:58 PM 16,121 Views 10 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…

Weak smartphone demand haunts Samsung as profits continue to fall
# Downward Slide
# Downward Slide

Weak smartphone demand haunts Samsung as profits continue to fall

Jul 8th 2014, 2:32 PM 7,403 Views 25 Comments

The company has estimated that its operating profit will fall by 24% compared to the same period a year ago, citing “weak demand” for smartphones and increased competition in China and Europe.

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Jul 5th 2014, 11:30 AM 22,530 Views 5 Comments

Featuring a way to compare store prices, an app that will help you control your privacy online, and a contender for the most frustrating endless runner around.

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Jun 21st 2014, 11:30 AM 23,360 Views 8 Comments

Featuring a gesture-based screen launcher, a game that only requires you to tap very quickly and a way to customise your own GIFs.

6 ways smartphones have completely changed travelling
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From The Daily Edge
# Sponsored By Sony

6 ways smartphones have completely changed travelling

Jun 10th 2014, 3:35 PM 93 Views 0 Comments

Sure you wouldn’t go to the shops without your phone, let alone around the world.

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Jun 7th 2014, 11:30 AM 19,866 Views 12 Comments

Featuring a brain training game that’s a little bit different, a Tetris-style building game and a way to find any useful amenity nearby.

Google unveils prototype 3D-mapping tablet that can sense its surroundings
# Project Tango
# Project Tango

Google unveils prototype 3D-mapping tablet that can sense its surroundings

Jun 6th 2014, 12:48 PM 5,886 Views 7 Comments

The Project Tango tablet prototype will be made available to those attending Google’s developer conference later this month and will cost €750.

European smartphone competition heats up as new makers challenge major brands
# Market Value
# Market Value

European smartphone competition heats up as new makers challenge major brands

May 26th 2014, 6:30 PM 13,663 Views 25 Comments

New makers like Huawei and Wiko as well as established brands like Sony and Motorola are becoming more popular among Europeans as they opt for alternatives to Samsung and Apple.

What you need to know about saving on the cloud
# Head In The Cloud
# Head In The Cloud

What you need to know about saving on the cloud

May 25th 2014, 5:30 PM 16,678 Views 33 Comments

It’s one of the most overused terms when it comes to online services, but cloud storage is now pretty much part of everything we do online. So what is it and how much should you depend on it?

Review: Does Google's Nexus 5 still hold its own against newer rivals?
# Review
# Review

Review: Does Google's Nexus 5 still hold its own against newer rivals?

May 11th 2014, 9:15 AM 12,581 Views 46 Comments

With the unlocked version available here, does Google’s flagship phone still have what it takes to compete against newer rivals like the Galaxy S5 and HTC One (M8)?

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

May 10th 2014, 11:30 AM 24,293 Views 8 Comments

Featuring an activity tracker with a difference, a game involving a colour mixing sheep and a method for developing good habits.

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

May 3rd 2014, 11:30 AM 23,208 Views 11 Comments

Including a way to get those secrets off your chest without revealing your identity, a iconic character in new surroundings, and an app that will help your wellbeing.

Motorola escapes fine after breaching EU competition law
# Patent Wars
# Patent Wars

Motorola escapes fine after breaching EU competition law

Apr 29th 2014, 2:08 PM 3,826 Views 1 Comment

The company tried to take out and enforce a patent injunction against Apple, despite it agreeing to pay royalties for its use.

Samsung profits rise slightly despite sliding smartphone revenue
# Reliance
# Reliance

Samsung profits rise slightly despite sliding smartphone revenue

Apr 29th 2014, 10:48 AM 3,258 Views 14 Comments

The company made a net profit of $7.3 billion in the first three months of the year, but concerns over its reliance on smartphone sales is growing.

Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

Turns out a lot of data can be retrieved from a reset phone or tablet

Apr 28th 2014, 2:25 PM 19,062 Views 22 Comments

Researchers from Deloitte found that personal and corporate data such as passwords and email could be retrieved, even when the phone was encrypted or “factory wiped”.

5 apps worth downloading this week
# Pick Me
# Pick Me

5 apps worth downloading this week

Apr 26th 2014, 11:30 AM 22,995 Views 13 Comments

a board game version of the popular Hitman series, an excuse to explore Ireland on your bike and a service which makes multi-tasking a breeze.

6 breath-taking underwater explorations
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# Sponsored By Sony

6 breath-taking underwater explorations

Apr 24th 2014, 5:21 PM 35,117 Views 5 Comments

A glimpse at a little-seen world.

Dizzying figures alert!: In 2014 Apple have sold 43.7 million iPhones and made $10.2bn profit
# Cash Money
# Cash Money

Dizzying figures alert!: In 2014 Apple have sold 43.7 million iPhones and made $10.2bn profit

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:53 PM 10,417 Views 33 Comments

CEO Tim Cook also hinted that new products are on the way.

Poll: Would you welcome a ban on mobile phones in restaurants?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Would you welcome a ban on mobile phones in restaurants?

Apr 21st 2014, 9:00 AM 18,280 Views 99 Comments

Or should basic manners dictate the practice?

How AR will help you see the world in a different light
# AR-ray Of Uses
# AR-ray Of Uses

How AR will help you see the world in a different light

Apr 21st 2014, 9:00 AM 9,966 Views 0 Comments

Originally seen as a gimmick, there are far more practical uses to augmented reality than what first meets the eye.