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With some smartphones now topping the $2000 mark and a plethora of options in the $1000 to $1500 range, it's worth noting you can still pick up a decent handset at a price that won't leave your credit card aching for months.

In fact, for $300 or less you can buy a decent smartphone. Sure, it won't boast all the latest features and the fastest hardware available - but it will run current software and keep you going for a couple of years.

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Whether you have friends or family members who work and live different schedules than you, or you find yourself sending more “happy belated birthday” messages than you’d like, having the ability to schedule text messages ahead of time is an incredibly useful feature.

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It’s that time of year again when you’re working your smartphone overtime attempting to keep up with all of the memories of holiday parties, family gatherings, and pets you’ve wrangled into festive attire. If you’re working with any of the latest Android phones, including the Google Pixel 3 or Samsung Note9, then one of the best cameras on the market is already in your pocket.

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Samsung has announced it will be unveiling a range of smartphones on February 20 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The confirmed date means it will sneaking in with its big reveal a week before Mobile World Congress in a move that will have its rivals scrambling for coverage in the lead up to the world's main mobile tech event.

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Although TVs seem to be the biggest story coming from CES this year, 2019 will undoubtedly be the year when folding smartphones become mainstream. And while all the major phone makers have plans for their own folding phones, tech upstart Royole has released their FlexPai folding smartphone.

We had a brief glimpse of this device last year following a launch in Beijing last October. It's now been shown off again during CES 2019 - and it's looking markedly better.

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It's about nine months from the time Apple usually reveals their new iPhone but that doesn't mean the leaks and speculation about the next iPhone aren't starting to circulate. If information from previously accurate leaker OnLeaks are to be believed, the next iPhone will deliver a three-camera array with a rear-facing microphone in a body that will be otherwise similar to the current generation.

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Rich Communication Services (RCS) is touted as the messaging system that will, one day, replace SMS. Those with a few grey hairs will remember the early days of SMS when you could only send messages to people on the same network. But once that changed, SMS became a far more useful tool.

RCS is still a carrier specific service but negotiations between the GSMA, which represents carriers, and tech companies suggests we may be moving to a post-SMS future.

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The good ship Samsung has developed yet another Galaxy S10-sized leak with new images from well-known leaker Evan Blass appearing. The leaked images confirm most of what we already know with camera placement, display size and overall form factor now all but 100% confirmed. If Samsung is trying to pull a fast one on us, they're doing a damn good job of seeding images and information in order to build up the hype.

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Google is such a powerhouse search engine that it has not only injected itself into our everyday lives, it's even a verb now.

But just because we Google things a lot doesn't mean that that we do it as effectively as possible. So here are some tips to help maximise and improve your Google search results.

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If you've finally gotten off a long contract or perhaps received a new phone for Christmas, you just might be in the market for a new phone plan.

When it comes to SIM-only plans, there's a lot of grea options out there that also come with a decent chunk of data.

We've pulled together 10 of the best plans that you can currently get for under $40.

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What can only be described as the most heavily leaked product ever, the Samsung Galaxy S10 has had yet more news released weeks before the official launch, which is expected in February 2019. For a while now, we've expected three different devices but word of a fourth has emerged. The Samsung Galaxy 'Beyond X' will be Samsung's first 5G capable smartphone.

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Which Android app is worth a spot on your new smartphone or tablet? Trying to find the very best of the best is a challenging process, because there are millions of apps to pick from on the Google Play Store. Even if you just scan Google’s “top free” or “top paid” list on a daily basis, you’ll miss out on a lot of digital gems. Allow us to help you out with our freshly updated Lifehacker Pack for Android.

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Samsung is reportedly working on a futuristic smartphone that boasts everything from a 'hidden' camera in the middle of the screen to a holographic display. Other highlights reportedly include an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, an atmospheric pressure sensor, an inbuilt projector and a transparent antenna for a true bezeless display. Could this be the Samsung Galaxy S10 or something else entirely?