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Android O is Oreo: Here Are All the Newly Announced Features

After many months of speculation and name-guessing, Google has finally unveiled the final version of Android Oreo - the latest version of its mobile operating system. Read More >>

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A Normal Person’s Guide to the Essential Phone, the Most Hyped Gadget of the Summer

In the world of smartphones, the Essential Phone has been anxiously anticipated with the reverence we should probably save for Kendrick Lamar albums. Why? Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, is behind the whole thing. After ditching Google in 2014, Rubin ran off to build a bakery (YUM!), but he’s returned to the world of gadgets to “inject passion back into smartphones,” whatever that means. It’s not even out yet and people are calling his new device the anti-iPhone. Read More >>

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The Nokia 8 is a Tantalising Peek at a Smartphone Future That Could’ve Been

Every once in a while, we get the chance to peek into an alternate timeline and see how things could have played out if a single decision had gone a different way. And with the new Nokia 8, that’s exactly what we’re getting. Read More >>

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How to Make Your Phone Read Everything On Screen Out Loud

Whether you’re zooming down the motorway, or crammed on the Tube, or even in a darkened cinema, it’s not always convenient or possible to pull up your smartphone’s screen as you normally would. But with a few tweaks to your phone’s OS you can get the most important information off your phone without having to look down at the display. Here’s how to get all the good stuff on your phone read out through the speaker or your headphones. Read More >>

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Google Expels Spyware From Play Store That Recorded Audio and Took Photos Without Permission

Android users are facing new threats to their privacy with the recent discovery of over a thousand spyware apps on the loose. A security firm found that at least three of these apps — which are capable of covertly taking photos, recording audio, retrieving call logs, and more — were available for download on Google Play. Read More >>

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Creator of Android Swears His New Phone Actually Exists

Andy Rubin, the guy who created Android before leaving Google in 2014 to open a bakery (among other things), swears his upcoming phone is real and has been tweeting out pics to prove it. Read More >>

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The 5 Tasks You Should Automate as Soon as You Get a New Phone

You’ve probably got enough on your plate without wasting time on phone chores that could be running automatically—like clearing out old photos, muting and unmuting your handset, posting to all of your social media accounts at once, and so on. Here are five automations you can set up quickly and for free as soon as you get a new iPhone or Android device (or apply whenever you like to an old one). Read More >>

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What’s the Most Secure Way to Lock Your Smartphone?

Smartphone owners today have a plethora of ways to lock and unlock their phones: face scans, finger presses, PIN codes, location detection, and so on. Are some of these options more secure than others? And which one should you use? Read More >>

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Lenovo’s Folding Tablet Prototype Is My Dream Gadget

At Lenovo’s Tech World conference in San Francisco last week, the company showed off Folio, a fully-functional prototype with flexible screen that allows it to transform from a smartphone-sized mobile device to a larger tablet. The idea, of course, is to put the best features of both devices into a gadget you can easily carry in your pocket. Read More >>

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All the Sensors in Your Smartphone, and How They Work

Your smartphone is a remarkable feat of engineering. It’s half a dozen or more gadgets packed into a single slab. Much of it’s coolest feats are accomplished with a wide range of sensors — but what are they and what do they all actually do? Read More >>

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Can The Lenovo Yogabook Be The Hybrid Productivity Device Of My Dreams?

The line between laptops and tablets is becoming blurred, but I was a sceptic. How could you possibly do any actual work on a tablet? Why would you want a device which compromises on both form factors to create something that underwhelms for both work and leisure? Read More >>

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How to Put Together the Perfect In-Car Setup for Your Phone

When you’re on the road, your phone can be the perfect companion—as long as you’ve got it set up right. Here we’ll explain everything you need to know about the hardware and the apps you can install to get a sweet and safe in-car system up and running, powered by your phone. Read More >>

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The Best Features That Android and iOS Still Haven’t Stolen From Each Other

A long time ago, in a smartphone scene pretty different to this one, you could tell Android and iOS apart from a distance. Nowadays, it’s not quite as straightforward, given the number of features and ideas these two powerhouse mobile OSes have borrowed from each other over the years. There are still some crucial differences between them though. Read More >>

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RED’s ‘Holographic Media Machine’ Feels Like an April Fools’ Joke

RED, makers of some of the most advanced cinema cameras used in Hollywood, revealed an entirely new product yesterday in the form of an Android smartphone—sorry, “Holographic Media Machine”—that lets you view 3D content without glasses, among other buzzwordy features. Read More >>

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It Turns Out Selling Ugly £39,000 Smartphones Is Actually a Bad Business Model

Despite selling £39,100 Android phones to rich and famous stars like Quincy Jones and Seal, the England-based company Vertu appears to be struggling with paying its bills and employees. What a shocking development. Read More >>