The Nine Best Hacks to Make Your Internet Feel Faster

Your time is precious, and you spend a lot of it inside a web browser – so shaving off seconds and minutes that you don’t need to waste can give you back a chunk of time in your day. These are the best ways to speed up your web browsing no matter what your browser or platform of choice. Read More >>

Google Pulls Seven Stalkerware Apps Discovered by Security Researchers From the Play Store

Google has yanked several apps from its Play Store after cybersecurity firm Avast identified them as “all likely designed by a Russian developer to allow people to stalk employees, romantic partners, or kids,” CNET reported on Wednesday. Read More >>

7 Ways OnePlus and OxygenOS Beat Google’s Stock Android

OnePlus phones just keep getting better and better, but what’s not often talked about very much is the software that comes pre-installed on board. It’s Android, but it’s OnePlus’ own brand of Android called OxygenOS and it’s getting very close to beating Google at its own game. Read More >>

Facebook Launches UK-Only Anti-Scam Hotline

Facebook is spending £3m on making it harder for people to use Facebook to spread various scams, with the move part of a deal to make peace with internet legend Martin Lewis -- a man whose likeness has previously been stolen and used to launch a thousand unauthorised online scams. Read More >>

How You Can Improve Your Favourite Maps App so it Doesn’t Suck

The mapping app on your phone isn’t always as reliable as you might hope, and despite all the advances in AI and street photography, Apple Maps and Google Maps can still benefit from some human editing. Here’s how to make your favourite maps app better for you, and everyone else who uses it. Read More >>

Why Refresh Rate is One of the Most Crucial Specs of Any Gadget Display

When it comes to picking a gadget with a display you might look at the size of the screen, the number of pixels it manages to cram in, and even how many colours it produces. But are you paying enough attention to the refresh rate? It’s one of the most crucial specs of any screen, and its importance is growing. Read More >>

Report: All Four Major Mobile Networks in the UK Are Using Huawei 5G Gear

UK telecoms aren’t taking warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies that telecommunications gear produced by Chinese tech giant Huawei could pose a security risk incredibly seriously, at least according to a report from the Observer, which reported on Saturday that all four major carriers are currently or are planning on using Huawei networking gear for their rollout of next-generation 5G technology. Read More >>

Candy Crush Developer Says 9.2 Million Users Play at Least 3 Hours a Day, But It’s Totally Not Addictive

Alex Dale, a senior executive at Candy Crush Saga developer King, told a House of Commons select committee that approximately 3.4 per cent, or 9.2 million users, spend “three or more hours a day” playing the game, and that one player spent an astonishing £2,000 on microtransactions within the app in a 24-hour period last year, but steadfastly denied that some people are addicted to it, according to the Guardian. Read More >>

Report: Trump Admin Considering Ordering All US 5G Gear Be Made Outside of China

Donald Trump’s administration is considering issuing requirements that would mandate all 5G telecommunications equipment installed in the .. be manufactured outside China, according to a Sunday report in the Wall Street Journal. Read More >>

Apple Versus Google: Who’s Winning the App War?

Picking a smartphone to accompany you through life isn’t just about choosing between iOS and Android: It’s also about deciding which apps you’re going to pick for your emails, your driving directions, your music and so on. Having used both sets of native apps for years at this point, here’s our definitive verdict on the state of play in 2019. Read More >>

How to Make Any Smartphone More Accessible and Easier to Use

We’re not all blessed with 20/20 vision, super-sharp hearing and the dexterity to easily operate a touchscreen – and even for those of us who are, it’s unlikely to last. Whether you’re adapting a phone for yourself or a friend or family member, these are all the ways you can adapt Android and iOS to make them more accessible. Read More >>

The Best iOS 13 and macOS Catalina Updates Apple Didn’t Announce at WWDC

During the WWDC 2019 keynote on Monday, we heard about a tonne of features coming to iOS 13, the new iPadOS, and macOS Catalina—but Apple itself admitted that there was much more it didn’t have time to showcase. Here are some of the best and coolest software tweaks heading to iPhones, iPads, and Macs later this year. Read More >>

Vodafone’s £100 Burner Phones Have Notches Now Too

If you've dropped your proper phone in the toilet or had it stolen off you by a moped rider with a machete, Vodafone has some good news; its cheap, £100 emergency single use smartphones now "rock" the fashionable-in-2017 notch look as well. Read More >>

How to Browse From Your Phone Anonymously

Keeping your browsing anonymous is just as important on your phone as it is on your laptop and desktop—whether you want to thwart the advertisers, stop big tech building up a profile on you, or just keep your browsing to yourself, you don’t want to leave your privacy to chance, especially considering we all use our phones for sensitive browsing more and more these days. Read More >>

Why Some Android Phones Don’t Have the Play Store

Huawei phones, Amazon tablets, and Google Pixel phones all run Android, but one of those groups of devices doesn’t have access to the Google Play Store—and another could lose it very soon. But why is that? If you’re wondering what exactly Android is and isn’t and why the Play Store only seems to appear on some Android products, we’re about to lay out the details, and explain how it could affect your choice of devices in the future. Read More >>