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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.

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COVID-19: Compare and Recycle Service Update

As it has been several months since we were first instructed to stay at home by the UK government, the following update will explain what you can expect from comparing prices on Compare and Recycle to sell your device to one of our merchants.

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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.

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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.

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iPhone Lifecycle: What Is The Carbon Footprint of an iPhone

With global popularity of an iPhone comes Apple’s responsibility to produce devices that will not only be appealing to customers, but won’t be as damaging to the environment. So what exactly is the carbon footprint of an iPhone?

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NHS Contact-Tracing App: Everything We Know So Far

One of the steps to get Britain back on its feet is a development of a contact-tracing app. The introduction of this app around the country has been designed to help to register cases and contain the virus without keeping people at home unnecessarily. We discuss how the app will work and what data will be required for it to work.

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Microsoft Surface Duo Leaks: A Lacklustre Folding Device

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

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iPhone SE 2020 Environmental Reports

iPhone released their hotly anticipated 2nd generation iPhone SE, and we have long hailed the original SE as the champion of low emissions, so how does this new one stack up? Can it claim the thrown of the most environmentally sustainable iPhone?

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Lockdown Has Become a Mine for Unused Mobile Data

While key workers’ data usage has increased by 4% since lockdown, the rest of Britain’s mobile data usage patterns have gone down to 1.9GB a month. If you’re wondering what you can do with all of the unused data that you’ve paid for, read on to find out.

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The Poco F2 Pro Is Going to Challenge Other Flagships on the Market

After teasing its comeback on Twitter for a few days, Poco kicked off an online launch today and took the wraps off its second-generation smartphone: the Poco F2 Pro.

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Motorola Edge and Edge Plus: The First Flagships From Motorola in Years

Motorola launched a flagship duo with impressive specs, display, and 5G connectivity. The new flagships are also the priciest ones in this range released by Motorola. Does this mean that the Motorola Edge and the Motorola Edge Plus are finally ready to take a slice of the flagship market cake? Let’s find out.

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Here’s What You Should Do Before Selling Your iPhone or Android

We want the selling process of your phone to be plain sailing for you, so follow these 10 steps to protect your device, the offer price and yourself if the unfortunate happens.

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Best Refurbished Smartphones to Buy For Any Budget

If you’re like us and want a decent phone for less while making your upgrade a bit kinder to the environment, refurbished smartphones are where you want to be looking. They are gaining popularity and offer ‘like new’ functionality at a fraction of what you’d typically pay for a brand new device. Here are our top picks for any budget.

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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.

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The iPhone SE 2020 Pushed Trade-in Prices for Select iPhones Up

As the history shows, new iPhone releases tend to push trade-in prices for older iPhones up and this is exactly what the new iPhone SE 2020 release has done with recycling prices for select older iPhones. Find out how much you can sell your iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 models for and whether you can save on the original iPhone SE if it hasn't give up the ghost yet.

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Best Devices and Advice for Self-Isolating Kids

A phone is a great way to pass the time, and with all the time we are not spending travelling between places, shopping or activities, we have a lot more down time at the moment, and phones tend to give us something to do. With little ones experiencing the same, should we be a little more lenient with their screen time.

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The Original iPhone SE Has Finally Received an Upgrade

After four years of anticipation and speculation in recent months that the iPhone SE 2 would be a work of fiction, the original iPhone SE which was released back in 2016 has finally received an upgrade. The long-awaited iPhone SE packs affordability, quality and steps up to the level of Apple’s flagship iPhone 11 series. Let’s discuss the improvements that the iPhone SE 2020 features, as well as pricing and release details.

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The OnePlus 8 Pro Has Made its Way Into the Flagship Space

The OnePlus 8 Pro is a complete flagship which OnePlus has executed very nicely, however they charge a flagship price for it. Packed with top-of-the-line display specifications and power configurations, the OnePlus 8 Pro isn’t simply a flagship-killer. It’s a flagship-killer flagship that deserves its own spot among the heavyweights.

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The Exciting OnePlus 8 Is Here

OnePlus launched their new series of mobile phones on Tuesday the 14th of April 2020, presented on a stage with no audience to maintain social distancing requirements. In spite of the havoc that the coronavirus pandemic is causing on the smartphone industry (and many other industries across the globe), OnePlus managed to launch the OnePlus 8 series.

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Bucket List of Things You Can't Miss out on While Self Isolating

Many of us have been finding these past few weeks difficult, as we can’t spend time with our friends and family like we used to (at least for the time being). However, thanks to technology, you can now take virtual tours round museums, use platforms to learn a new skill, and even visit holiday resorts and theme parks virtually. We’ve carried out a thorough search online to create a bucket list of 45 free things to do online that you shouldn't miss so that you and your family can stay entertained while in lockdown.

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Exciting OnePlus 8 Series Leaks

The OnePlus 8 series looks as though it will be a selection of some of the most exciting smartphones to be released in 2020. All you need to refer to is the OnePlus 7 Pro, which was last year’s flagship that wowed tech enthusiasts and set the bar for high refresh rates. It seems as though OnePlus will have something up their sleeve in 2020 as well.

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