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I feel weird saying this. I really like BlackBerry's new KEYone smartphone. I don't like that I like it, and I don't like the name. I can't change the fact that I want one. This is something I need to accept about myself.

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If you read certain tech sites, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the only smartphones worth owning are top-of-the-range flagship models (it's all they ever talk about.) In reality, very few people need a smartphone that costs $1200 - or even half that price.

For well under $500, it's possible to snap up a great handset with all the essential features - including fast performance, an excellent camera and decent battery life. Here are five of the best.

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The official specification sheet for the Samsung Galaxy S8+ has been leaked online - and it's going to be a monster. According to the reports, the next flagship from Samsung will boast a 6.2-inch screen. To put that in perspective, the monolithic Samsung Galaxy Note7's display was 5.7 inches. They say size matters, but is there such a thing as "too big"?

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Dear Lifehacker, I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 edge on a mobile contract that ends in December. I want to exchange my phone for an iPhone 7 now before my contract ends - how much would that cost? Also, can I upgrade to a new plan without having to pay off the remainder of my existing plan?

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When Samsung Electronics remotely disabled the last of its flawed Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last month, it further blurred the lines between who ultimately controls your electronics: you, or the companies that make it work?

Industry executives and analysts say companies are exerting greater remote control over their devices - changing how and whether they work, removing or adding software and content, or collecting personal data from them - not always with permission or with the user's best interests at heart.

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Most parents wish they had more time to spend with their kids. They also waste untold hours staring at their smartphones. It doesn't take a child genius to see the connection here. If you spend a chunk of every weekend checking social media apps and surfing the web, it might be time to put your children in charge of your mobile devices.

Here's a novel solution. This weekend, let your kids reset the password or parental lock on your phone - without watching them do it.

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A dropped slice of toast always lands butter-side down. Why? Because fate hates you. Similarly, a dropped smartphone will invariably land glass-side down, resulting in a ruinous crack. Thankfully, it's possible to protect your fragile phone screen by observing a few simple rules.