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15 Of The Very Best & Top Photography Apps for Android Phones in 2017

Sometimes it’s just not possible to carry all your photography gear with you, and many times you’ll stumble on a particular scene that warrants photographing, but you’re bereft of the trusty DSLR.  But that shouldn’t stop you indulging your creative talents.  Most Smartphones nowadays have pretty competent built in cameras, and to make the most of your Android phones camera, you really need a set of software tools to enhance and compliment your ‘mobile’ photography. Here are some top picks…

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5 REALLY Simple Ways To Make Your Phone Battery Last Longer

Easy ways to keep your phone going longer – a light-hearted look at options to ensure the battery lasts longer while out and about. 1. Turn down the screen brightness Okay, so you might struggle to see your phone screen on a bright day – but you could try shielding it with your hand. And it could help your phone battery last that crucial little bit longer. You could also try making your screen timeout – when the display goes dark…

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You Might Want To Change Your Phone Lock Screen Pattern…

We’ve heard warnings about passwords like 123456, but people choose similar phone lock screen patterns. Here’s how to improve your security. New research has shown that people gravitate towards simple patterns, which are easy to guess, when it comes to Android smartphone lock screens – which offer an alternative form of security to traditional passwords. Predictable A study of 3,400 user-selected patterns by researcher Marte Løge, a graduate of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, has revealed that 44 percent…

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Now Google ‘Takes Over’ The Alphabet – Err, But Reportedly Doesn’t Own alphabet.com!

Google has turned itself into Alphabet,  a new holding company that owns the Google search engine, gmail, YouTube and so-called “moon-shot” businesses. But despite it’s huge online presence and power, it turns out that Google/Alphabet doesn’t appear to actually own the web address alphabet.com. That apparently belongs to a vehicle fleet management business that is part of car maker BMW, according to the Techcrunch news website – ironic given Google’s much-publicised development of driverless cars. Instead, the announcement about the change in the…

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Cheap Smartphones – Top Features At Budget Price

You can now buy an Android smartphone for little more than £50 with features you might expect from a more expensive device. A new breed of low-cost, high-spec smartphones are reaching our shores and proving increasingly popular – giving more expensive rivals a run for their money. With phone manufacturers like Samsung and Apple offering ever more expensive smartphones, a gap in the market has opened up for budget smartphones that appeal to consumers who like their technology but don’t want to pay…

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How The World’s First Android Phone Was Blown Away By The iPhone

Codenamed “Sooner”, it was the world’s first Android phone but you may never have seen this Android phone. And that’s down to the first Apple iPhone. With a physical keyboard and small non-touch screen, this device also had navigation keys. It’s been described as a messenger-style phone in the style of Blackberry. But it never launched to market, thanks to Steve Jobs unveiling the iPhone in 2007. Blown away by the iPhone “As a consumer I was blown away. I wanted one immediately,” is…

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iPhone 6 boosts Apple’s share of smartphone market

Apple reaches its highest share of Britain’s smartphone market thanks to the iPhone 6, says research. It had 39.5% of UK sales for the three months to October 2014, compared to 29.1% in the same period in 2013. The research by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that Android sales are still ahead at 52.3%, although that’s a fall compared to the 54.6% market share for the three months to October 2013. Windows is in third place, but has seen a decline in market share. The most recent…

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The sweet evolution of Android O/S [INFOGRAPHIC]

From Cupcake to Lollipop, we chart the development of the Android operating system. The latest version of the Android mobile operating system (o/s) has been unveiled by Google – and in keeping with tradition, it has been been named Android 5.0 Lollipop. The search engine giant has been giving each version of Android a confectionary-themed name since April 2009 – the first being cupcake. See the infographic below for the sweet evolution of Android o/s. Further links: Which phones will…

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Which phones will get Android 5.0 Lollipop first?

Google has unveiled its latest version of its mobile operating (o/s) system – Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s been given a visual and technical makeover – which Google says will give users a more intuitive, faster and consistent experience across devices. For example, Google says that with Lollipop it’s easier to pick up where you left off on one device so songs, photos, apps and even recent searches can be immediately accessed on another Android Lollipop device. There’s also a consistent design across devices, which Google has…

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What’s best – Apple, Android or Windows phones? Vote here

Are you an Apple or Android mobile phone fan. Or perhaps you use a Windows or Blackberry phone. Which type of mobile phone do you use and why? Please take part in the poll below – it will be interesting to see which is the most popular. What's best: Apple, Android, Windows or Blackberry phones? Other links to click on Could shouting charge your mobile phone in future? Shop for mobile phone accessories, tablets Could your phone store millions of…

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