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Buying a phone outright using beats getting a “discount” with a contract. Of course, that might depend on the carrier and the phone plan. This calculator tells you how much cheaper it is, over time, to buy the phone outright or lease it.
We’ve been throwing out a new challenge every month since January as part of our year-long Lifehacker Ultimate Money Challenge. This month, we’re taking on a specific expense that’s easy to cut: Your mobile phone bill. We challenge you to find a cheaper plan that offers the same level of service.
Spoiler, the answer is yes: If your battery needs charging, go ahead and charge it overnight while you sleep. The reason it’s even a question has to do with outdated battery technologies, old fears solved by modern smartphones and other concerns this Android Authority video addresses in good order.
There are many articles in the universe about the benefits of living without your mobile phone, about the perils of dependence on technology. Let’s be honest, it’s all a bit wishy-washy. Preaching the benefits of life without a mobile phone is Crossfit. You’re a technology Vegan. You’re the worst.
And I’m the worst. Because, guess what. I’m about to do the exact same thing.
A few months ago my phone broke. I decided not to replace it for a while. This was — at times — a good thing, but for the most part it was frustrating as hell. Here’s what I learned.
Despite promises by Niantic, the creators of Pokemon GO, to add capacity to overloaded servers, the popular mobile game is still crashing for users around the world. The problem was particularly noticeable over the weekend. Niantic recognises that the influx of new players swarming its servers are causing connectivity issues for some Pokemon GO users. It seems the game also experienced a dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attack which made everything worse. Read on for more details and a way to access Pokemon GO even when the servers are down.
The slightly smug sounding “10” is the latest flagship Android handset from HTC. Boasting an all-metal aluminium chassis, a versatile UltraPixel camera and beefed-up specifications across the board, it’s easily one of the best smartphones that the Taiwanese vendor has released in quite a while. Here are the specs, pricing and launch details for Australia.
We’ve mentioned before that some early USB-C cables aren’t built to specification and could damage your hardware. Turns out, the same may be true of some phones that include a USB-C port and support Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 technology.