Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: four months with the folding tablet-phone | Technology

Are phones that unfold into tablets really the future of mobiles? And is flexible screen technology really ready for prime time? I spent four months with the £1,800 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 to find out. The second iteration of Samsung’s smartphone that unfolds into a tablet was impressive on Continue Reading

Refurbished smartphones are widely available – so should you buy one? | Money

Buying new smartphones gets worse for the wallet every year. Back in 2008, the first generation iPhone cost about $700. The tenth generation started at $1,549. Today, the top-shelf iPhone 12 Pro Max with more than 500gb of storage is an uncomfortable $2,369 – about a third more than the Continue Reading

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: the new king of Android phones | Technology

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s new superphone for 2021 – and comes out firmly as the best of its type, with a price to match. Equipped with a new more powerful camera system – with not one but two optical zoom lenses on the back for a huge 10x Continue Reading

Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs? | Technology

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Apple engineers embarked on a rare collaboration with Google. The goal was to build a system that could track individual interactions across an entire population, in an effort to get a head start on isolating potentially infectious carriers of a disease that, as Continue Reading

iPhone 12 mini review: the king of small phones | Technology

Apple’s latest smartphone range has a surprise entry in the form of the iPhone 12 mini, which is a genuinely smaller phone with very few compromises. The phone costs from £699 and is the cheapest of Apple’s new smartphone line sitting below the £799 iPhone 12, the £999 12 Pro Continue Reading

Need for speed: testing out 5G after months locked down in Melbourne | Technology

The arrival of 5G in Australia will provide much-needed high speeds for areas left lagging behind by the Tempemail Broadband Network, but for most mobile users the day-to-day difference will not be immediately noticeable. The thing about internet access is that you only really notice it when you don’t have Continue Reading

OnePlus 8T review: slick phone fully charges in just 37 minutes | Technology

The OnePlus 8T replaces the OnePlus 8 released just six months ago, with a flatter and faster screen and incredibly quick charging. The smartphone costs £549 or £649 depending on storage and sits between the mid-range £379 OnePlus Nord and top-end £799 OnePlus 8 Pro. The design of the 8T Continue Reading

Apple’s iPhone 12 Mini could mark the end of the giant smartphone era | Technology

Apple unveiled its new range of iPhones on Tuesday and analysts suggested its biggest success of the season could be its smallest new product: the iPhone 12 Mini. The new mini is Apple’s smallest flagship iPhone since the iPhone 6 was introduced in 2014 and tech experts said it could Continue Reading

Google unveils Pixel 5, Chromecast and Nest Audio smart speaker | Technology

Google has announced four new additions to its own-brand hardware line including two new Pixel smartphones, a new Chromecast and Nest Audio smart speaker. The Pixel 5 is Google’s new top phone, which slots in above the well received but heavily delayed Pixel 4a and the new Pixel 4a 5G, Continue Reading

20 best apps to get you organised | Technology

During the Covid-19 lockdown, students and homeworkers alike have been discovering how apps from the likes of Zoom, Slack and Google have made collaboration and remote working possible. When it comes to work and personal productivity, every little improvement can make a difference, which is why productivity is one of Continue Reading