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Buying a Phone For Your Kids at Christmas

Buying a Phone For Your Kids at Christmas

Many parents and guardians will be considering buying a first phone for their child for Christmas. With so many devices to choose from and with the questions that you might have about the process, a little guidance might help. Read on to find out our advice on which phones are the best first phones for kids.

What's the Difference Between Android Versions?

What's the Difference Between Android Versions?

If you want to know the differences between Android versions, then we have the guide for you. We look at what apps are available and how long it will take you to receive security and software updates on them as well as the experience as a whole.

The Best Black Friday Sale Deals for Refurbished Phones on Amazon

The Best Black Friday Sale Deals for Refurbished Phones on Amazon

Amazon’s greatly anticipated Black Friday sales event has begun, which is the perfect occasion for you to buy a new phone if the time has come to replace your old one. While there are lots of brand-new devices available to purchase on the Amazon website or app, we would recommend that you get a refurbished device if you want to save money and go for the more environmentally friendly option. Read on to find out our top deals for refurbished devices on Amazon.

Green Tuesday Returns! Here's Why You Should Be Part Of It

Green Tuesday Returns! Here's Why You Should Be Part Of It

During Black Friday weekend it can be easy to grab items that you will regret later and stockpile at home. Do not let shopping bonanza deter you from being that tiny bit more eco-conscious and read on why you should do Green Tuesday.

How to Use Tech to Tackle Winter Blues

How to Use Tech to Tackle Winter Blues

While the winter months can be a difficult time to stay motivated, there are ways to use your tech to help you to stay healthy. Read on to find out more.

The RAZR Revived

The RAZR Revived

So the rumours were true, at a fairly low key event in SOMEWHERE the Motorola RAZR was showcased to a group of tech enthusiasts. We have all the details now so let’s dive right in.

How to Successfully Make Your Black Friday More Eco-Conscious and Less Harmful to the Environment

How to Successfully Make Your Black Friday More Eco-Conscious and Less Harmful to the Environment

Black Friday can have an adverse impact on the environment, but there are ways that we can be mindful consumers and reduce our CO2 emissions, even while buying multiple items online. Read on to see what our recommendations entail.

Google Pixel Environmental Report

Google Pixel Environmental Report

With the release of the new Pixel, we analyse their device specific environmental reports, what steps they are taking to make their devices more sustainable and what they predict the total greenhouse gas emissions will be over the lifetime of the device.

Five Scariest Facts About Your Smartphone

Five Scariest Facts About Your Smartphone

If you do not think smartphones are as frightening as the paranormal, you probably have not noticed what they are capable of or how they affect our thoughts, behaviour and health. We reveal our top five scariest facts about smartphones that will make your flesh crawl.

Is Google Failing Sustainability Standards?

Is Google Failing Sustainability Standards?

We look at what Google are currently doing, where they are failing and where they could improve their products or processes.

iPhone SE Second Edition: Fact or Fiction?

iPhone SE Second Edition: Fact or Fiction?

Apple is currently selling six iPhone models, including the latest trio of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max, the best-selling iPhone Xr and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. What's common between these is that they all are large-screen iPhones and it's been a while since we've seen something compact from Apple, but this might change soon as news surfaced that Apple is gearing up for an early 2020 launch of the iPhone SE successor.

Made in Africa: The Mara Group Releases Two New Android Devices

Made in Africa: The Mara Group Releases Two New Android Devices

The Mara Group have just become the first African smartphone manufacturer, having just released two new devices, the Mara X and the Mara Z.

The Google Pixel 4 Is Here

The Google Pixel 4 Is Here

The Google Pixel 4 series has officially been launched, and we will be telling you about all the features that Google are offering.

E-Waste Is Destroying Our Planet: Here Is What You Can Do to Break the Cycle

E-Waste Is Destroying Our Planet: Here Is What You Can Do to Break the Cycle

This International E-Waste Day, we discuss the importance of tackling e-waste on an individual level by sharing a few mindful practices to help you to close the loop.

There's One Issue With 5G We Can't Ignore

There's One Issue With 5G We Can't Ignore

5G hype is everywhere, but it isn't just going to have a colossal impact on mobile connectivity speed and wireless networks. It will also dramatically boost the rates of mobile phone waste if smartphone owners continue to be apathetic about smartphones' collective impact on the environment.

Co-Founder of Android Showcased a Weird, But Interesting Phone

Co-Founder of Android Showcased a Weird, But Interesting Phone

After years of silence, it looks as though Essential are ready for a new chapter and it is going to be an attempt to shake up the industry once again. Recently, Andy Rubin took to Twitter to share a Project Gem phone that looks like nothing we've seen before. The form factor reminds us of remote control which we all have at home, but for it to have the capabilities of a phone is something new.

New "Phone" Range Announced At Microsoft's Surface Launch

New "Phone" Range Announced At Microsoft's Surface Launch

Microsoft unveiled an ample array of exciting new devices at their New York event, including a new handheld mobile device that could impress when it is released next year.

Optimised Battery Charging: One of the Best iOS 13 features

Optimised Battery Charging: One of the Best iOS 13 features

iOS 13 became available for iPhones (iPhone 6s and above) two weeks ago, and with this software update one of the most useful features arrived: Optimised Battery Charging.

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