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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Tips and Tricks

15 handy iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus tips and tricks

To help you get the most out of your device, we've rounded up some useful iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus tips and tricks you need to know about. Learn about some of the most useful features, how to access basic settings, and dig into some lesser known iPhone tips with our guide.
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Protect your new phone with one of best Huawei P20 cases

Protect your phone properly and add your own touch of style with one of the best Huawei P20 cases and covers.
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Huawei P20 Pro vs. Huawei P10 Plus: A year is a long time in tech

How much difference does a year make? We compare last year's Huawei's P10 Plus with this year's P20 Pro to find out what has changed.
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Huawei P20 Pro vs. the P20: Which smartphone is the right Huawei to go?

If you're wondering what's the difference between Huawei's latest smartphone releases, then you're in the right place. Join us as we compare the P20 and P20 Pro.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Xiaomi unveils the near bezel-free Mi Mix 2S with dual camera

The new Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is here and this bezel-less beauty has an impressive dual-lens camera, Snapdragon 845, and a whole lot more to offer.
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Safeguard your Sony smartphone with the best Xperia XZ2 cases

The Xperia XZ2 smartphone may be good-looking, but a metal frame sandwiched by glass is always going to be prone to damage. It's time to shop for the best cases and covers.
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Wear OS vs. Apple Watch: Which one will ‘wow’ your wrist?

How does the Apple Watch stack up against Google's smartwatch platform, Wear OS? Check our spec comparison for details.
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The only guide you need to get started with Google’s Wear OS

Got a new Wear OS smartwatch? Here's how to add music, block unwanted notifications, and carry out a host of other useful actions.
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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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The Galaxy S9 Plus vs. Galaxy Note 8: Samsung’s heavyweights slug it out

If you're trying to choose between the Galaxy S9 Plus or the slightly older Note 8, this comparison will help you compare these tempting Samsung smartphones.
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More than just smartphones: 5 emerging technologies from MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress isn’t all smartphones. We explored every hall and booth and found five emerging technologies that we feel have real potential.
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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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Notch it off! Why are Android phones copying the worst part of the iPhone X?

There’s little doubt that smartphone bezels are an endangered species, but there’s more than one way to realize an all-screen design, so why is everyone adopting the notch?
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Stop Alexa with a wave of your hand with Elliptic Labs’ ultrasound technology

Elliptic Labs is at MWC 2018 showing off how its ultrasound technology might be used to control a smart speaker like Amazon’s Alexa.
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Asus Zenfone 5 hands-on review

The new Asus Zenfone 5 was just unveiled at MWC in Barcelona, alongside the flagship Zenfone 5Z and the budget Zenfone Lite. We went hands-on to see what this Android phone is all about.
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PureLiFi demos integrated Li-Fi in laptop and phone case at MWC

We visited PureLiFi at MWC 2018 to see its integrated Li-Fi technology in a laptop and phone case for the Samsung Galaxy S5. It delivers a fast internet connection through light.
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Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs. XZ1 Compact: What a difference a year makes

This year's Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact smartphone offers some improvements over its predecessor, the XZ1 Compact. Find out how they measure up.
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Galaxy S9 vs. iPhone X

How do the best of Samsung and Apple measure up? Find out as we pit the Galaxy S9 against the iPhone X and compare in various categories.
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Alcatel 5 Series hands-on review

The new Alcatel 5 Series was unveiled at MWC in Barcelona, alongside a raft of other devices in the 3 and 1 Series. We went hands-on to see what these budget Android phones are all about.

100 awesome Android apps that will transform your tired tablet

New to the platform? Check out our picks for the best Android tablet apps, whether you're streaming music, taking notes, or something else.
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp review

TaoTronics TT-DL036 LED Desk Lamp review

With a classic desktop design and some serious smarts, the TaoTronics LED desk lamp illuminates your desk from any angle, sports adjustable brightness and tone, and boasts a built-in wireless charging pad. We tested it out for a week, and here’s our review.
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Buying a used phone? Beware of this common scam no one wants to talk about

If you bought a used phone only to find that it couldn’t be activated, or that it had been blocked after being reported stolen or lost, then you may have fallen victim to a used phone scam.
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Here are some common Moto G5S Plus problems and how to fix them

If you're having phone trouble we may be able to help. These are the most common Moto G5S Plus problems with suggested workarounds and potential solutions to help you deal with them.
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The best flight-tracking apps for iOS and Android

Here are the best flight-tracking apps on iOS and Android for frequent flyers, plane enthusiasts, and anyone else.
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Keep your tablet stylish and secure with one of the best iPad Pro 10.5 cases

A little protection goes a long way. The best iPad Pro 10.5 cases imbue your iPad with some added functionality, style, or safeguard it.
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These are the phone trends that will dominate 2018

Facial unlocking, AR, AI, and even foldable displays will all play a role in the phones that shape 2018.
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Protect your phone with the best BlackBerry KeyOne cases

A little protection goes a long way when it comes to safeguarding the keyboard and display, so check out the best BlackBerry KeyOne cases.
Best bartending apps

It’s cocktail o’clock with the best bartending apps

Find out exactly how to make all the best cocktails, from a Manhattan to a Mojito, with the best bartending apps.

Corning’s glass is half full and rising

Corning has been innovating with glass for 166 years. We explore the history, the current business, and some exciting innovations that are on the horizon.
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Apple agrees to cough up 137 million pounds ($185 million) in extra taxes

Apple has been compelled to pay an extra 137 million British pounds ($185 million) in back taxes after an HMRC tax audit.
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Powermat admits defeat as Qi wins wireless charging

Powermat has admitted defeat after Apple chose the Qi wireless charging standard and joined the Wireless Power Consortium.
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Fossil Q Explorist review

Find out if Fossil’s latest release should make your Android Wear smartwatch shortlist in our full Fossil Q Explorist review.
Best Samsung Galaxy S8 accessories

Explore a galaxy of S8 accessories for your Samsung smartphone

Make sure you’re getting the most from your new smartphone with some of the best Galaxy S8 accessories that money can buy.
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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.