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Why Battery Life Estimates Never Seem Accurate

Whether it’s a laptop, a tablet, or a smartphone, battery life estimates always seem like they’re totally wrong. How-To Geek explains why.

Nexus Phones Were For Android Enthusiasts, But Pixel Is For Everyone

The reviews are in and most agree, Google’s new Pixel phones are awesome. They also mark the death of the Nexus line. With the shift towards Pixels, Google is turning its eye from the experimental world of Nexus devices, to the bigger world of phone buyers everywhere.

How To Buy Google's Pixel And Pixel XL In Australia

The highly-coveted Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are now available in Australia. Here’s everything you need to know about buying the device, including specs, outright pricing, available mobile plans and how to purchase overseas.

Google Pixel XL Review: Android Done Right

Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 handsets has been met with widespread disapproval. Samsung is scrambling to put out the fires (figuratively and literally) as it garners bad press for exploding Note 7 devices. Google Pixel XL seems poised to become a viable alternative to these flagship rivals — at least, that’s what Google is hoping for. Here is the Lifehacker verdict.

What's Your Favourite Texting App?

Google’s Allo is packed with useful features, not the least of which is Google Assistant, which brings a lot to the table. Even so, it takes a lot to make someone switch from what they’re using now, especially if their friends use it. What’s your favourite texting app? Are you sticking with it?

Classic Hacks: How To Anonymise Your Phone Number When Making A Call

It’s not just sinister creepers who want to hide their phone number from recipients. Perhaps you’re buying something over the phone and don’t want the business’ marketing department to have your contact details. Or maybe you’re arranging a first date and aren’t entirely sure about the guy yet. Whatever the reason, here’s how to stop your number flashing up on the display of the person you’re calling.

Five Useful Things You Can Do With A Burner Phone Number

When you think of ‘burner’ phone numbers, espionage and spies probably come to mind. But there are plenty of reasons regular folks would want a burner number, and a few apps, let you create as many as you need. Here are a few ways you can use a burner number professionally, to protect your privacy, and even kill text message spam.

Moto Z And Moto Z Play: Australian Pricing, Specs And Release Date

Remember Motorola? The former telecommunications giant is launching two new Android smartphones into the Australian market tomorrow and they actually look pretty interesting. The Moto Z and Moto Z Play come with a range of modular add-ons ranging from a Hasselblad camera lens to a 70-inch movie projector. Here are the specs, pricing and availability details.

Safety Alert: Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note7s Are Now Exploding Too

At least three replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7s have reportedly caught fire since Samsung issued a worldwide recall of the faulty product. The most recent incident occurred in Kentucky in the US and the details are pretty alarming. Not only did the device send the device’s owner to the hospital due to smoke inhalation, but someone at Samsung sent him a text that was apparently meant for a colleague: “I can try and slow him down if we think it will matter.”

How To Quickly Free Up Storage Space On Your Phone

It’s not always easy to stay one step ahead of the vanishing storage space on your smartphone, and suddenly finding yourself without any available room can prevent you from snapping new pictures, syncing playlists and more. Here are the easiest and quickest ways to get some breathing room again.

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