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HTC U11 Edge Sense: what can it do?

by Lanh Nguyen 2 days ago22 comments

The $550 mirrorless camera versus the flagships: Is it a waste of money?

by John Velasco 3 days ago33 comments

Sony consolidating its flagships is probably for the best

by Robert Triggs 2 days ago11 comments

Andy Rubin’s Essential teases a big announcement for May 30

by Jimmy Westenberg 2 days ago15 comments
14 articles

How smartphone cameras work – Gary explains

Everything you need to know about how your smartphone's camera works, from lens to apertures to sensor sizes and megapixels.
by Christian Thomas3 weeks ago11

Android photo recovery, is it possible? – Gary explains

You have deleted a photo by mistake and you don't have a backup. Is it possible to recover lost photos on Android? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsApril 6, 20173

What is the LG G6’s 18:9 aspect ratio all about? – Gary explains

With the launch of the LG G6 we have a new phrase to add to our vocabularies, “18:9 aspect ratio”. What is an 18:9 aspect ratio? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsMarch 10, 201715

What is in your smartphone? – Gary explains

We know about the exteriors of our phones, the design language and the build materials. But what about the insides? If you take one apart, what do you find?
by Gary SimsFebruary 23, 20172
 
 

What is virtual memory? – Gary explains

Before virtual reality and virtual currency there was virtual memory. Windows has it, iOS has it and so does Android. What is it and how does it work?
by Gary SimsFebruary 13, 20175

Why and how do OEMs cheat on benchmarking? – Gary explains

Benchmark cheating is back in the news, this time the culprits are OnePlus and Meizu. So why and how do OEMs cheat on benchmarking scores? Let me explain.
by Gary SimsFebruary 9, 201751

Force stop and clear cache – Gary explains

If you have a problem with an app you might need to do a "Force Stop" and "Clear Cache." But why does that help? What is "Force stop" and what is a cache?
by Gary SimsFebruary 4, 20179

Does Android use more memory than iOS? – Gary explains

Android flagship devices tend to have more memory than their iPhone equivalents. Why is that? Is it because Android uses more RAM than iOS? Gary explains!
by Gary SimsFebruary 2, 201799

Actually, Android IS optimized – Gary explains

I often see the comment, "Android isn't optimized" or "iOS is better optimized." Why do people say that and is it true? Gary explains!
by Gary SimsJanuary 20, 2017156

What is the BBC micro:bit – Gary explains

The micro:bit is a small computer board with an ARM Cortex-M0 microprocessor plus sensors and LEDS. It is part of an initiative to get kids coding. Interested? Here is my full review.
by Gary SimsJanuary 16, 201710
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