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How Location Tracking Works on Your Phone in 2020

How phones track location is changing – if you’ve upgraded to the latest Android 10 or iOS 13 updates, you may have noticed more prompts around what apps can do with data about your whereabouts. Here’s what those new prompts mean, and how you can get your phone’s location tracking settings set up in a way that you’re comfortable with. Read More >>

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An iOS Game Where You Play Four Retro Games at the Same Time Might Break Your Brain

There may never be a more accurate way to sum up the experience of using a smartphone than Kieran Haden’s new iOS game: Quadracade. Players face a random collection of retro-inspired mini-games that on their own are each easy to beat, but here you’re challenged to play four of them at the same time. Read More >>

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The Best Apps to Help You Get to Sleep

You may well use your phone to help you get out of bed in the morning, but have you tried using it to get to sleep? A plethora of apps are ready and waiting to bathe your bedroom in all kinds of music and sounds, and many of them come with a built-in sleep timer that means you don’t have to leave them playing all night. These are our favourites. Read More >>

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How to Measure Almost Anything Using Your Phone

Your phone can do it all. It’s a portable music player, diary, digital camera, communication device, calculator and just about everything else. But you might not have considered that it can also replace your measuring tape. With the right sensors on board and the right apps installed, you can measure more data with your phone than you might think. Read More >>

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Every iOS 13.3.1 Update and Bug Fix

After releasing a bunch of updates and bug fixes for the developer versions of iOS 13.3.1, they have finally landed for regular users. Here's what you'll get when you update. Read More >>

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iPhone Users Can Now Shoot Simultaneously With Both Cameras, Android Users Chuckle Politely

Back at the launch event for the iPhone 11 last autumn, the developers of Filmic Pro got on stage and showed off a new app that allowed iPhone users to record videos using both the front and rear cameras on their iPhone simultaneously. And yesterday, that app finally made its official debut in the form of Filmic’s new DoubleTake app. Read More >>

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You Soon Won’t Be Able to Play EA’s Official Tetris Game on Your iPhone

In a stark reminder that you rarely actually own anything you buy digitally, Electronic Arts’ iOS Tetris games will not only be disappearing from the App Store on April 21, but the games themselves will no longer be playable on iPhones and iPads – even if you paid for them. Read More >>

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Latest Rumours Suggest Even More Affordable iPhones Are Coming in 2020

Over the past couple of years, Apple has garnered a lot of success by making its entry-level iPhones just a bit more affordable, with the iPhone 11 recently sucking up 39 per cent of all smartphone sales in Q4 2019. And if the latest 2020 iPhone rumours are correct, Apple could release two new affordable iPhones this year instead of just one. Read More >>

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The 20 Best Mobile Games You Probably Have Not Played Yet

Your smartphone is a pretty decent gaming machine, which you might forget about when streaming videos, sending emails, or taking photos. In the last two years alone, 20 amazing games have launched on Android and iOS (or both). Read More >>

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The Best Apps to Go Offline With

Whether you’re travelling in a foreign country, going through a tunnel, on a limited data plan or in a dystopian future where the basic infrastructure of civilisation has collapsed, you’re not always going to be guaranteed an internet connection on your phone when you’re out of the house. With these apps, it doesn’t matter. Read More >>

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9 Improvements We Want to See in iOS 14 and Android 11

In 2019, Apple pushed out iOS 13 and Google launched Android 10 – both polished, mature mobile operating systems that offer just about every feature you could want... or do they? We’ve got some ideas about how Apple and Google might go further with these OSes in 2020. Read More >>

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Apple Pulled a Page From McDonald’s Playbook in 2019

By almost every account, Apple has had an incredibly strong 2019. Thanks to the refreshed AirPods and the new AirPods Pro, Apple earbuds accounted for somewhere between $4 billion (£3 billion) and $6 billion (£4.6 billion) in sales. Meanwhile, the iPhone XR was the best-selling phone every quarter this year. However, despite all this success, none of the gadgets Apple released in 2019 were all that exciting – some might even call them boring. Read More >>

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How to Lock Down Your Phone So Only Certain People Can Reach You

We could all use a break from the constant flurry of phone notifications that roll in every day, but there’s always the worry that we’re going to miss something important – an urgent call from a family member, maybe. The answer is Do Not Disturb, which will block incoming alerts from everyone except a select few contacts. Read More >>

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Apple Plays Catch Up With Super-Lucrative Bug Bounties

Apple is opening its bug bounty program to all security researchers as well as expanding the systems they can be reported for. And, wow, Apple is willing to slide them a pretty significant amount of dosh for it, too. Read More >>