Want a longer battery life? Say goodbye to the Facebook app.

Besides fat battery covers, overpriced portable chargers and a phone with a larger battery capacity, there seemed to be not much you could do to limit the rate at which your battery drained from your smartphones if you wanted to use it at full tilt.

Well, there is one now. Continue reading “Want a longer battery life? Say goodbye to the Facebook app.”

Broken iPhone? No matter, just trade it in!

Previously if you busted up your iPhone, there was really no way you were going to be eligible for a trade-in. Apple has, until now, been pretty strict on that policy. But that’s changed. You can now hand it over to Apple for “store credit” towards a new iPhone. Continue reading “Broken iPhone? No matter, just trade it in!”

Flying in low visibility? No problem, we’re still landing.

Ever taken a flight where outside, all you can see is grey, with your aircraft’s wing hardly visible through the assault of the rain or dense fog? Felt a bit of terror when landing in these conditions? Wondered just how did the pilots get you on the ground safely? Well, wonder no more.  Continue reading “Flying in low visibility? No problem, we’re still landing.”

Your USB cable could be killing your computer

What’s the worst thing that can happen when you come across a bad USB cable? Slower charging speeds, no support for data transfer, broken cables at worst? That’s what we thought, until we chanced upon this post by Google engineer Benson Leung.

your usb cable

 

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Dummies’ guide to understanding smartphone specs

So you’re in the market to buy a new smartphone, and you find yourself with a plethora of choices from all sorts of different manufacturers, each one hurtling a maelstrom of numbers and digits in your face. This is a guide to teach you all about those numbers, and what they do and do not tell you. Continue reading “Dummies’ guide to understanding smartphone specs”