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Are Android devices really easier to hack than their iOS-based counterparts? Will a magnet actually destroy your hard drive? Find answers to those questions and more in our ‘Ask an Expert’ series.

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What do military drop test certifications really mean?

The nightmare of a shattered smartphone screen is all too real, but can a tough case really protect it? We investigate smartphone case testing standards.

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Should you turn your computer off at night? We asked an expert

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How much RAM does a smartphone actually need? We asked the experts

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What really determines your camera’s resolution? We asked an expert

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Is cell phone radiation actually dangerous? We asked some experts

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What is UFS 3.0 storage? We asked an expert about the SSD for phones

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Does wireless charging degrade your battery faster? We asked an expert

There’s no denying the convenience of wireless charging, but as more and more of us ditch the cables some fears have emerged about the potential impact on battery longevity. We decided to ask some experts and find out the truth about the impact of wireless charging on your battery.
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When will your phone charge wirelessly in your pocket? We asked an expert

The idea that our smartphones might charge in our pockets, or smartwatches might charge up on our wrists, is appealing, but how close are we to a world without wires? True wireless charging is creeping closer, but there still some big barriers to overcome. We spoke to experts at Energous and Ossia to find out more.
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How do people really use apps? We asked an expert

The app explosion drove the humble smartphone to giddy heights, but just how often do people use apps, what do they use, and how much time do they spend on them? We asked App Annie CEO, Bertrand Schmitt, all that and more.
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Can you really trust app store ratings? We asked the experts

You may assume positive app store reviews are a sign of quality and vice versa, but that’s not always true. We look at whether you can trust app store reviews.
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Will we ever have unbreakable smartphone glass? We asked an expert

How much tougher can smartphone glass get and why does it break anyway? We spoke to the experts behind Gorilla Glass to find out.
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Can facial recognition really replace fingerprints? We asked the experts

Apple’s Face ID is a headline feature in the iPhone X. Facial recognition may take over from fingerprints, but does it offer advantages and is it secure?
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How do you crown the best smartphone camera? The experts share their secrets

In search of the best smartphone camera? We found out how respected photography lab, DxOMark, tests devices and scores them.
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Why don’t we pay for everything with our phones now? We asked the experts

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Are Android devices really easier to hack? We asked the experts

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When will every smartphone survive a swim in the pool? We asked an expert

Virtually all flagship phones boast water protection nowadays. We spoke to P2i about when we can expect every phone to be water resistant.
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Are smartphones killing the art of face-to-face conversation? We ask the experts

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Is your smartphone listening to everything you say? We asked the experts

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Who certified the exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 safe? Samsung did

The Galaxy Note 7 and other gadgets that catch fire and burst into flames underscore a problem with safety certifications like UL and CE: Them don't mean as much as you think.
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How young is too young for a smartphone? We asked the experts

When is your child ready to own a smartphone? It’s a difficult question for many parents. We asked some experts and gathered some stats to help you decide.
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Is VR too dangerous for kids? We asked the experts

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Who’s tracking your fitness tracker? We asked an expert

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Are screens scrambling our kids’ brains? We asked an expert

Are your kids constantly glued to a tablet, smartphone, or TV? Do you know what they’re watching? We asked an expert how much screen time is too much.
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How dangerous is public Wi-Fi? We ask an expert

Internet usage has never been higher and many of us will take a decent connection wherever we can find it, but are we putting ourselves at risk by using public Wi-Fi networks? We decided to ask an expert.
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Is blue light keeping you up at night? We ask the experts

Are you curious about the impact of blue light on your sleeping pattern? Using smartphones and tablets before bed can have a pronounced negative effect. We’ve been investigating what you can do about it.
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How do you preserve your personal data forever? We ask an expert

Do you have a decent backup plan in place? Are you certain that your most precious digital files are going to be preserved?
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How much do online advertisers really know about you? We asked an expert

How do advertisers and other entities track our online activity? We asked an expert what's going on behind the scenes and what else our data could be used for beyond targeted ads.
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Will a magnet destroy your smartphone or hard drive? We ask the experts

Do we have to keep magnets away from out smartphones and computers? Can they really damage phones and hard drives? We find out the truth.