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Which Cheap Smartphone Should You Buy?

A flagship smartphone usually costs somewhere in the region of $800, with some models creeping closer to one grand. That’s just silly money! If you’re willing to forgo the latest wizz-bang features — most of which are useless gimmicks — it’s possible to snag a cutting-edge phone for well under $400. Here are five of the best cheapskate-friendly models on the market.


Lifehacker Pack For Android Tablets 2014: Our List Of The Essential Apps

Android tablets are finally starting to develop a mature ecosystem. While there are still some key holdouts (looking at you Facebook), there are plenty of great apps you can install right now. In the follow up to our fifth annual Android pack from last week, we’re taking a look at the best apps for bigger screens.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Bamboo Paper on Android, Actions for iPad and Turret Commander on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


How To Virtualise Android On Your PC So You Can Try Before You Buy

You probably know that you can run a desktop operating system in a virtual machine for testing. You can do the same thing for Android, and it’s a great way to test out a phone before you buy it. Here’s how to set it up.


LeanDroid Saves Your Battery By Automatically Disabling Connections

Android: We all want our handsets’ batteries to last as long as possible. LeanDroid helps to maximise battery life by turning off different connection types when you don’t need them.


How To Watch The 2014 Commonwealth Games Online

The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games officially kicks off in Glasgow, Scotland on 23 July. (Thursday morning in Australia.) However, only a sliver of coverage will actually make it to regular, free-to-air TV. Here’s what you need to get 100 per cent live coverage during the two-week event.


Authy Is A PIN-Protected Manager For Two-Factor Authentication

Android/iOS: Two-factor authentication is a feature that you should probably enable on every service that offers it. While Google has the handy Authenticator app, Authy improves on it in almost every way.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Keep Calm Generator on Android, Laser Hell on iOS and Spectral Souls on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


The Chrome Experience Home Screen

Android: Chrome and Android may go together like a raccoon and a talking tree, but this Chrome OS design for Android home screens might bring the relationship to the next level.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include PicShop Photo Editor on Android, Living Planet on iOS and Mirror’s Edge on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!