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The Best New Features In Android 7 Nougat

Today, Google began rolling out its latest mobile operating system — Android 7 (AKA “Nougat”) — to select Nexus devices. Here are the major changes you need to know about.


Deals: 3 Essential Accessories For Any Smartphone Owner

Your smartphone could well be your most valuable device (especially considering it goes everywhere you do…even the bathroom). It’s undoubtedly important, so we’re giving you the opportunity to outfit it with some truly premium accessories. We’ve detailed 3 phone essentials in this post, each available to Lifehacker readers at a price that can’t be beat.


Ask LH: Why Does My Samsung Phone Keep Switching On And Off?

Dear Lifehacker, The other morning I switched my Samsung Galaxy S6 phone on after charging it overnight. About one minute later, it switched itself off and rebooted without me touching it. It keeps doing this — shutting down and restarting — over and over again until it runs out of batteries. This has rendered the phone useless. I’ve tried switching data/WiFi off and fiddling around with different settings but nothing seems to work. Please help!


Make Your Own Micro USB Cable To Charge Your Phone From Another Phone

Ever find yourself with a dead smartphone battery when your friend has a full charge? Make Magazine shows you how to make your own USB cable that will allow you to recharge your phone from another phone.


Turn An Old Mobile Phone Into A Smartwatch With A Genuino

Have an ancient mobile phone sitting around? Tinkernut shows you how to make use of it by turning it into a smartwatch with a Genuino brain.


Why Pokemon GO Keeps Crashing (And How To Fix It)

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.


How To Save Your Phone's Battery While Playing Pokémon GO

Augmented reality games like the newly-released Pokémon GO and old-favourite Ingress, aren’t your typical mobile games. They chew through your battery — and data plan — partially because they constantly track your location via GPS. These tips will help you slow the drain, stay charged and keep comfortable while you play.


Why Using Your Phone In Bed Can Cause Temporary Blindness

You’ve probably done this: Roll over in the middle of the night, or in a dark room, turn on your phone, read a few emails, scroll through some tweets, or check Facebook. Then later, your vision is fuzzy in one eye, or worse, you roll over and can see out of one but not the other. Here’s why.


Which Car Gadget Charger Should You Buy?

When it comes to car-based USB chargers, you don’t just want something that will keep your phone running. Instead, you should be looking at models that supply extra power to keep your passengers entertained on those long drives. Here are three of the best.


KFC India's Limited Edition Meal Box Lets You Charge Your Gadgets

You have to hand it to KFC. When it comes to marketing, it’s not afraid to ooze creativity, in much that same way its chicken oozes… well, whatever gelatinous substance it’s fried in. Its latest concoction is a snack box that incorporates a USB charger, so you and your gadgets can obtain sustenance simultaneously.


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