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China's telecommunications and networking giant Huawei today launched a charm offensive to convince Australian MPs that they have nothing to fear. In fact, Australia's 5G wireless network would be considerably worse off without the company's input. Here's what you need to know.

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According to the latest hardware leaks, Apple will be launching three new phones in 2018 - including a followup to its polarising flagship, the notch-equipped iPhone X. Here are five things you need to know about the upcoming phone, based on the latest credible leaks and rumours, including images of a 6.5-inch screen.

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Huawei is receiving rave reviews for its latest handset, the P20 Pro. Even in the United States, where the phone isn't on sale, reviewers are importing the device to declare it the phone of the year. The praise is understandable - it pushes the camera past its nearest competitors and is arguably the prettiest phone ever built.

And yet... I find it difficult to wholeheartedly recommend this phone in the current climate.

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We all know it's a bad idea to use electronic screens directly before bed. (Despite this, most of us do it anyway -- those Netflix shows aren't going to watch themselves, right?) The artificial light emitted by laptops, tablets and smartphones has been linked to disrupted sleep alongside a variety of more serious ailments. But is it actually dangerous? The evidence in this infographic makes for some scary reading...

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When we think of the leading smartphone makers, Apple and Samsung are probably the first to come to mind but the top five is usually rounded out by the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and OPPO and we often forget is that the "Other" category, outside the top five, accounts for well over a third of the global market. And that's where you'll find Vivo, a company that is big in China and India. And their X21 brings an in-display fingerprint scanner to the market.

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There's plenty of phones on the market, but not much in the way of specific gaming phones. Motorola has tried to target the gaming market with specific accessories, while Razer upped the ante with the release of the Razer Phone. Both of those now have a proper, beefier competitor: the ROG Phone, a phone so beefy that ASUS claims it's faster than a Samsung S9 or an iPhone X.

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Though many potential smartphone buyers are after the Biggest and Best that they can find, there are those of us that like to stick to cheap phones that just get the job done - a cheeky phone call every now and again, easy texting and an occasional jaunt online to check the news. If that's you, you're probably looking for a mid-range phone that doesn't break the bank, so we've rounded up the best of them. Plenty of familiar names here -- and plenty of bargains too.

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Android P is here, for those who want it, with a compatible device and the patience to put up with a few extra bugs and crashes. We've been playing around with the beta OS on a Pixel 2, and these are the most promising features we've come across so far - including a few hidden goodies Google hasn't mentioned yet.

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Android/iOS: Sometimes when you show pictures to a friend or relative, they start rudely swiping to other pictures. We have a hack for that. But what if they start opening other apps? Good Lord! I was shocked to hear people do this. But you can stop them. Here's how to enable the Guided Access shortcut and easily lock people into one app when they borrow your phone. You can even use it to entirely freeze your phone on one screen.

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Google has released the Android P Beta into the wild - its best and most ambitious version in years. Unlike the Developer Preview, this is a more stable build that non-techies can enjoy. Here are the steps required.

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For the past few months, die-hard Android users have been busy testing the Android P developer preview. While that already contains some great new features, the just-released beta update brings even more innovation to the table. We think it's going to be Google's most significant mobile operating system in years. Here are five new features you need to know about.

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Is it going to be called Pumpkin Pie or Peppermint Patty? Or how about Popsicle? Well, whatever Google ends up deciding on, if history is any indication, we're not going to know for sure until spring. So to hold us over, why don't we take a look at all the new updates and features Google showed off for Android at I/O 2018?