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Getting in touch with several people at once is thankfully much easier than it used to be. Gone are the days of calling everyone in your book club or painstakingly typing out individual SMS messages for everyone coming to dinner. Here are five apps particularly suited to keeping group conversations going without any hassles.

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It's the beginning of the end for terrestrial free-to-air TV, guys — you may as well pull your antenna down off your roof right now. Following the launch of the FreeViewPlus hybrid internet catch-up and live TV a couple of years ago, you can now watch all 16 major digital TV channels, in real time, on your phone. If you want to.

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It's not easy living without WiFi, especially when you're travelling, so when your phone is in range of a steady wireless connection, you probably want to stick with it. Unfortunately, our phones aren't always the best at identifying the strongest WiFi signal, but there are ways to fix this.

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Google doesn't just want the Chrome browser dominating laptops and desktops of this world, it wants it on as many mobile devices as possible too. If you have Chrome installed on your iPhone or Android, there are a handful of ways you can make it even better than the default settings. Here's how to make sure you're getting the most from the Chrome browser on your mobile devices.

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It was only a matter of time, really. Netherlands-based developer "Chainfire" posted the above photo yesterday showing the fruits of his labour: the Pixel, successfully rooted — after a bit of trial and error, of course. All the remains is to prepare the root for public consumption.

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Sony actually has a top-end smartphone now. Learning from the stumbles of the rocky six month transition between the venerable Z Series phones and the Xperia X Performance, the new Xperia XZ brings back a little bit of finesse into Sony's smartphone design.

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When you're tired of your music library and audiobooks, podcasts are there to fill the void. There's never been a greater choice of podcasts to subscribe to either. What you need next is a rock-solid, feature-packed podcast player you can rely on, and we've picked out seven of the best for your consideration.

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LG's new V20 wants to take on the iPhone 7 Plus and Google Pixel XL. It's one of the first phones that'll launch with Android 7.0 Nougat in Oz, it inherits the funky dual camera setup from the G5, and it has a sizeable — and removable — battery. Here's how much you'll pay for LG's latest and greatest Android phone, and when you'll be able to pick one up in Australia.

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In case you've missed all the news yesterday and today, Australia's government Product Safety division is making sure you get the message: if you bought a Samsung Galaxy Note7, give it up. Don't keep it. Return it and get your money back or swap to another phone.

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Sony's latest and greatest smartphone is the Xperia XZ, and it builds on a long history of more and more refined gadgets from one of the longest-lived smartphone brands. Sony says the XZ's camera is better than ever, the phone's battery will condition itself to last throughout the handset's entire life, and like other high-end Sony phones it's water and dust resistant. Keen? Read on to find out when you can get it and how much it'll cost you.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is dead. Samsung won't build or sell any more after ongoing battery fire issues, and it wants customers to return every single one for a refund or an exchange to a different phone. Even if you keep your phone — and you shouldn't — it's being gimped more and more with over-the-air updates; first the battery charge was capped at 60 per cent, now Oculus has stopped the Note7 from working with its Gear VR virtual reality headset.