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What Is Royal Mail's Parcel Collect?

Did you know that you can use Royal Mail’s Parcel Collect service to send your phone to a recycler listed on our site? Here are the steps to book your collection with Royal Mail.

How to Clean Your Phone

Find out how to make your phone germ-free.

Sustainable Smartphone Companies That Made Our "Nice List" in 2020

We've looked at organisations in the smartphone industry this year and decided who we think deserves a spot on our "Nice List". Read on to find out more.

How To Be Eco-Friendly if You're Buying on Black Friday This Year

Here's how you can make the most out of Black Friday in a more eco-friendly way.

UK Mobile Networks Will Be Banned From Selling Locked Phones

Ever tried to unlock your phone, only to discover that the process was trickier than expected? Don't worry, you're not the only one. The good news is as of December 2021, all of the UK’s mobile networks will be banned from selling locked handsets. A locked phone is a device which will only work from the provider that you initially bought it from.

Apple's Environmental Report 2020 Highlights

Apple have released their environmental report for 2020, which outlines their sustainability practices across all stages of the supply chain, from manufacturing to packaging across all stages of the production cycle. We will be analysing this information and highlighting some of the key facts that Apple have disclosed in their report to see if they are on track to achieving their sustainability goals in 2030.

Which iPhone 12 Should I Get? iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max

The iPhone 12 model that you should get will depend on a number of factors, namely your budget and your preferences for your device’s features. In summary, the iPhone 12 Mini is a smaller version of the iPhone 12, while the iPhone 12 Pro Max is a larger version of the iPhone 12 Pro with some more sophisticated photography features.

Apple Translate iOS 14 vs Google Translate

With a new translation app on the scene, iPhone users will be wondering how Translate (a new default for iPhones compatible with iOS 14) compares to Google Translate.

How To Customise Your Apps for Free on iOS 14

iOS 14 recently became available on some of the later iPhone models from the 16th of September onwards. Alongside the usual security updates and slight alterations to device interfaces, Apple added widgets to iOS 14, which offers a new way to view your home screen.

What Happened at the Apple Launch Event?

We will be discussing exactly what Apple showed us at their ‘Time Flies’ event on Tuesday the 15th of September 2020 at 6pm.

Does This September Offer the Best Prices Ever to Sell Your iPhone?

We have found that in September 2020, it could be the best time ever to sell certain iPhone models, due to some of the changes that we have seen. For some iPhone models, trade-in prices have increased in September alongside the annual hike in offers before the much-anticipated launch of the new iPhone 12 in a week’s time. Read on to find out more.

What To Expect From the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung has addressed the issues that were raised regarding the original Galaxy Fold, and they have since added several exciting new features that many consumers are likely to find useful. We will be explaining in detail what the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has to offer.

What We Know So Far About the iPhone 12 Series

We will be looking at the rumours that have emerged regarding the iPhone 12 series, so that you can get an idea of what to expect to see from Apple next month.

Everything You Need To Know About the Fairphone 3 Plus

As it has been emphasised often that the way the smartphone industry currently impacts the environment is unsustainable, there has been an outcry among environmentalists for a smartphone which adheres to the circular economy. Fairphone once again have succeeded at this with the Fairphone 3 Plus.

Apple Versus Prepear: Another Case of Bullying?

Apple have opposed the use of a pear logo by a meal prep company known as Prepear, as they argue that the logo looks to similar to Apple’s. Prepear is an app which allows users to create and organise recipes and meal plans, and they have a minimalist green image of a pear as their company logo. Prepear’s problems began when the parent company Super Healthy Kids filed to register a trademark for the Prepear logo.

2020: A Strange Year for iPhone Pricing

2020 is the year where we surrendered to chaos. Nothing followed the predictable routines and patterns that we were accustomed to, and when everything was upended by COVID-19, we saw that many things that we took for granted could change before our eyes, which then forced us to adapt and embrace change.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Devices Are Here, But We Wanted More

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event introduced us to a plethora of new devices in the Samsung ecosystem, including two new smartphone models. These are the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. We have gathered all the information and will be giving you our hot take on these greatly anticipated Note 20 devices.

Google Pixel 4a First Impressions and Sustainability

The Google Pixel 4a was released without much fanfare as it became available to order on the Google website rather than through the usual pomp of a phone release ceremony. While we missed out on the usual glamorous affair of a smartphone manufacturer presentation, all the specs are available to view online, meaning that you can still decide easily whether this is the phone for you. Without further ado, here are our first impressions of Google’s latest budget handset.

Everything You Need to Know About Contactless Payments on Mobile Phones

It is becoming increasingly popular to make payments by using our mobile phones or our smartwatches. Here is everything you need to know about these kinds of contactless payments.

Huawei to Be Banned From UK 5G Networks by 2027

The UK’s mobile providers, which includes O2, EE, Three and Vodafone have all been banned from buying Huawei equipment after the 31st of December, and are all required to remove Huawei’s 5G kit from their networks by 2027.

What to Expect From the Google Pixel 4a [Updated]

We’ve looked at the Google Pixel 4a rumours that are currently circulating, and we’ve identified the believable from the outlandish, so we can give you a good idea of what to expect from the Pixel 4a.

Everything You Need to Know About the OnePlus Nord

There has been a great deal of hype and speculation surrounding OnePlus’ newest smartphone model, and the wait is finally over, as the OnePlus Nord has been made official.

What to Expect From the iPhone 12

So what exactly can we expect from the highly anticipated iPhone 12 series?

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Social Distancing

We’ve compiled a list of our top three tech gift ideas that work while social distancing, so that your dad can make the most of lockdown this Father’s Day.

How to Get Extra Cash for Your Summer

This is a guide that will show you where your money can go when you sell your spare gadgets on Compare and Recycle. The activities that we mention can be done while social distancing, so we hope that these will give you some inspiration for ways to spend your time during the summer months.

Recycling to Save the Planet: How You Can Be an Ethical Smartphone Consumer

We’re going to be focusing on guiding you towards becoming a responsible smartphone consumer by encouraging you to consider how you’re currently consuming your tech. We’re going to be discussing some specific examples of how e-waste can impact biodiversity, and we also have a quiz that will help you to determine what type of recycler you are.

Mental Health and Phones in Lockdown: Should You Have a Digital Detox?

These are considerable challenges that we’re facing in lockdown, which is why now is the ideal time to work towards having a healthier relationship with your phone if you feel that it’s using you, as opposed to you using it. Read on to find out more.

Microsoft Surface Duo Leaks: A Lacklustre Folding Device

These are the rumours and leaks that have emerged recently regarding the Microsoft Surface Duo.

How to Declutter Your Phone

As well as cleaning your home, have you considered also decluttering your tech as another productive activity? If you consider the number of unnecessary apps or data that you have on your devices, you may have reached an excessive amount to the point where you’re using up all of your storage, or it’s taking you longer than necessary to find what you’re looking for on your devices.

Managing Your Phone Usage in Lockdown

We’ll be outlining some of the ways that you can manage how you’re currently using your smartphone if you want to make some adjustments, so that you can refocus your attention and prioritise your mental health.