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I Can’t Tell What Colour This Phone is and Honestly It’s Driving me Nuts

This week, we finally got our first hands-on look at the long-promised “Ocean Depths” colour scheme of the Essential phone. Despite looking very much green in promotional photos, however, the device now appears quite blue. So which is it? And why has this question driven me to the brink of madness? Read More >>

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Samsung’s Answer to Animoji Could Make You Look Like a Nintendo Mii

When Apple unveiled Animojis alongside the iPhone X, it was only a matter of time until other smartphone makers pushed out their own versions. Some look like straight-up clones of Apple’s tech, like the kind you get on the mid-range Honor View 10. However, Samsung appears to be going for something a little different for the upcoming Galaxy S9. Read More >>

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5 Smartphone Upgrades You Didn’t Know You Needed

If you don’t have the need or the budget to upgrade your smartphone, then the next best thing is buying an upgrade for the phone you’ve already got. Cases, battery packs, and wireless charging pads are the obvious calls, but there are a ton of more exciting upgrades out there for you to spend your money on too—and these are some of our favourites. Read More >>

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Here’s Everything We Think We Know About Samsung’s Galaxy S9 So Far

With Mobile World Congress coming up at the end of the month, the smartphone world is ramping up to peak hype in preparation for the Samsung Galaxy S9’s expected debut there on 25th February. The rumours are flying so we scoured the net and gathered up the most credible leaks and rumours to give you the best idea of what Samsung will announce in just a couple of weeks. Read More >>

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For Better or Worse, Google Is Apparently Getting Down With the Notch

Android Oreo hasn’t even landed on one per cent of Android Phones yet, but Google is already looking ahead to the next big update for the world’s most popular mobile OS. And if a report from Bloomberg is true, Android P could make it easier for phone makers to design devices with unusual displays. Read More >>

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Honor’s Mid-Range Phone is Trying to Save Us From the £1000 Flagship

For the last few years, £600, £650, or maybe even £700 was all you needed to get a brand new top-of-the—line phone. But in 2018, a lot of people are going to tasked with a difficult choice: shell out another £200 or £300 to hit the increased price tags flagships are now demanding, or settle for something a bit more affordable. And at first, this proposition might sound like another frustrating aspect of an increasingly crazy product cycle, but it doesn’t actually have to be that way. That’s because there are mid-range phones like the £500 OnePlus 5T and this new £520 Honor View 10 (currently marked down to £450), that can make that second option feel less like a compromise and more like a good way to stop getting screwed. Read More >>

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Why Comparing Smartphone Specs is a Waste of Time

If you’re in the market for a new smartphone then you’re naturally going to want to look up key details such as processor speed, RAM, storage space, battery size, and the camera’s megapixel rating, but weighing up these raw specifications is increasingly becoming a waste of time. Here’s why. Read More >>

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Pixel Owners File Class Action Lawsuit Against Google Over Defective Microphones and Poor Service

Despite all the hype and hoopla for Google’s “first” homegrown phone, the Pixel was met with a lukewarm reception when it launched back in the fall of 2016. It wasn’t very pretty and it’s build quality wasn’t great either, and it often suffered from a host of issues. But the most frustrating of these problems was that a number of Pixels shipped with a defective microphone, which made it difficult for people to use their Pixel as an actual phone. Read More >>

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Google’s Rumoured ‘Yeti’ Project Could Be Big For Game Streaming

Companies like Sony and Nvidia have tried to make game streaming a thing for years, so gamers can skip the download process entirely and instead stream games from the cloud. But only recently has the tech been good enough to make it feasible. Sony has PS Now, which can stream games over the internet to a PS4 or PC, while Nvidia’s GeForce Now service does the same thing for the company’s Shield devices or a modern computer with an Nvidia GPU. Read More >>

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Social Media Is Bad, So Here Are 7 Other Apps to Use On Your Phone

You’ve stood at a bus stop, or in a line at the grocery store, or you’ve sat waiting for a movie to start, so you immediately reach for Facebook or Twitter or Snapchat, right? Well, maybe not, because here are seven app categories we’ve picked out that are a better use of your downtime than scrolling through posts from people you don’t even like that much. Read More >>

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Samsung Fans Better Prepare for a Ridiculously Expensive Galaxy S9

With less than three weeks to go until Samsung officially unveils it next flagship Galaxy S phone, leaks and rumours have already given us what seems like a pretty good look at the phone. And despite a body that’s almost indistinguishable from last year’s phone—especially from the front—the Galaxy S9 is shaping up to be a solid update. However, there is one tidbit of info regarding the S9 that is much less encouraging: Its price, which according to multiple reports will be higher than any Galaxy S phone ever before. Read More >>

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How to Find Out Which Apps and Websites You’re Most Addicted To

Where does all the time go? When it comes to the time you spend on your phone, your computer, and the web, this doesn’t have to be a vague and rhetorical question—plenty of tools out there will track and monitor your time automatically, telling you exactly which apps and sites are sucking up most of your precious minutes of existence. Read More >>

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Google Says It Used AI to Help Block 700K Bad Apps on the Play Store

With over 2.8 million total apps, Google’s Play Store is the biggest app store on the planet. And with that many apps, sometimes simply finding the software you’re looking for can be a challenge, let alone trying to make sure that none of those downloads are harmful or malicious to the over 2 billion active Android users. Read More >>

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All the Ways You Can Upgrade Your Smartphone’s Keyboard

You spend a lot of time working with the keyboard on your smartphone, so any little improvements or tweaks you can apply here can make a big difference to your mobile life. If you’ve never ventured beyond the confines of your phone’s default keyboard, here are a few of the upgrades you’re missing out on. Read More >>

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OnePlus Says Hack Exposed Credit Cards of Up to 40,000 Customers

Data breaches are now commonplace, but that doesn’t make them any less serious. So when a number of users reported seeing suspicious activity on their credit cards after buying something from OnePlus’ online store, the company launched an investigation to find out what really happened. Now the results are in, and it’s not looking good. As many as 40,000 customers who bought something on OnePlus.com from mid-November of 2017 up until last week potentially had their credit card info stolen by hackers. Read More >>