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How do I use mobile platforms like Android and iOS? Learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to its maximum potential, no matter who manufactured it.

What is Battery Saver (Power Saving)? Turn it on or off on Android devices

All Android smartphones and tablets have a battery-saving feature that you can activate manually or automatically to give you a little more time until the battery discharges completely. This feature has different names (Battery Saver, Power Saving, Power Saving...

realme 9 vs. realme 9 5G: Which is better?

Realme is launching two new entry-level smartphones in Europe and other countries worldwide. They’re named realme 9 and realme 9 5G; both have very competitive prices and interesting technical features. The first is a 4G smartphone, while the second supports 5G...

Xiaomi Buds 3 review: High audio quality earphones with ANC

Xiaomi is a growing presence in many tech areas, from smartphones to television sets and from vacuum cleaners to air purifiers. But they also make and sell smaller devices like earphones. Although the competition is very strong in this market, Xiaomi somehow manages to be a top...

How to protect your smartphone’s battery

If you recently bought an expensive Android flagship or the newest iPhone, you naturally want to take care of it as much as possible. You buy a screen protector, a case, and you try not to drop it. But what about protecting its battery so that it lasts longer? Charging the smartphone...

12 most useful free Android Home Screen widgets

Android Home Screen widgets are useful for displaying relevant information and accessing often-used controls on your smartphone. You can use widgets to check your e-mails, the news, or the weather, control media playback or even other devices. We’ve compiled a list of...

How to tell if your smartphone's battery is dying

If you are reading this article, it’s probably because your smartphone is acting up or you’re worried that its battery is nearing the end of its life. And you have good reason to worry about the longevity of smartphone batteries. No matter how well you treat your mobile device,...

How to add, modify, or remove widgets from Android

Widgets can be incredibly useful, so it’s a good idea to know how to add or remove them from your Android smartphone. Android widgets are interactive and provide data, while also acting as gateways to apps. This tutorial shows you all you need to know on how to add or remove...

30 or 60 fps? What's best for smartphone video recording?

Smartphone manufacturers have generally settled on having 30 or 60 fps available for video recordings, but some are pushing the boundaries, offering 120 or even 240 fps. Are they viable or just a marketing trick to make us buy more expensive and advanced, but not necessarily more...

Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos) review: Natural evolution

Finally, a compact Android flagship smartphone from Samsung. Ever since the Galaxy S7, Samsung’s top-of-the-range smartphones have only gotten larger and heavier. Not anymore! While the Samsung Galaxy S22 is by no means tiny, it’s still smaller and thinner than its Android...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra tablet review: a premium experience

It’s a good time for Samsung: they recently released the excellent Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphone lineup and the Tab S8 tablet series; they enjoy a comfortable lead in the Android market and constantly push the boundaries of technology with their products. Now, I’m not really a...

Realme GT2 Pro review: A powerhouse with a matching battery

Realme GT2 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer that is part of the BBK group alongside other brands like OnePlus and Oppo. And quite the flagship it is! Realme has put all sorts of goodies in this smartphone: the world’s first 2K AMOLED flat display...

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra picture quality: Samples from Barcelona

A couple of weeks ago, I was in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress, and I had the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with me as my daily driver for the trip. Alongside its size, price, and specs, one of the aspects that makes this smartphone stand out is the camera system. It has a massive...

Communicate safely during protests or emergencies with Briar

When you protest for a cause, alongside thousands of people, it is very likely that the mobile network will stop working because of the sheer number of connections to a small number of cell towers. Also, in the event of an emergency like an earthquake or armed conflict, the...

Smartphone video recording in 1080p, 4K, 8K: How much is too much?

Smartphone manufacturers are doing everything they can to bring forward new and exciting features. Some are more successful than others, some are only there for marketing purposes. While an increasing number of flagship smartphones feature 8K video recording, is it really a useful...

Can I carry power banks while traveling by plane?

If you’re planning a vacation, a business meeting abroad, or just a short weekend trip, you’ll probably want to get some of your electronic devices with you. Things like a laptop, a camera, your smartphone, and maybe, just maybe, a power bank or two. But did you know that some...

2 ways to block Android apps from accessing the internet

Some Android apps access the internet too often, and you might not want that. Whether it's because they consume your data plan faster or they end up using too much battery, you might want to know how to turn off cellular access, Wi-Fi access, or both for specific apps in Android....

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G review: the Familiar Edition

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G might be considered as being a strategic error on Samsung’s part: the Samsung Galaxy S22 lineup is already here, the S21 and the S21 Plus both offer additional features and performance at a similar price, so the big question is: can the Galaxy S21 FE...