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How To Set Up Trusted Locations In Android Lollipop

Having a PIN code or pattern to protect your device makes a lot of sense, but it’s also annoying. Thankfully, the new version of Android lets you automatically turn off this security layer when you’re at home or the office or anywhere else you regularly go. Here’s how to set it up.


Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

A smartphone is only as great as its apps, and developers were hard at work again this week to make your pocket computer just a little bit better. This week iOS saw a swell of platform-only apps whereas Android was a little light. I also came across an amazing language-learning app for Windows Phone that’s giving me only mild OS jealousy. Take a look at this week’s new smartphone superpowers.


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Australian Review

In the last couple of weeks, you’d be forgiven for thinking that there was only one brand of smartphone on the market. The iPhone 6 has been a massive hit. But there are plenty of people who don’t like the iPhone, don’t like iOS, or don’t like Apple.

If you’re one of those people, have we got the phone for you. Prepare to be impressed. The Xperia Z3 Compact is Sony’s, and Android’s, answer to the iPhone 6.


Watch Android Auto And Apple CarPlay Go Head-To-Head

The team at 9to5Mac managed to get their hands on a 2015 Hyundai Sonata, a car that’s particularly special in its ability to run both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay side-by-side. Thankfully, they did what every good gadgeteer should with the opportunity: an extensive comparison video.


Buy The OnePlus One Without An Invite This Weekend

The OnePlus One is a fantastic smartphone in almost every way, apart from how you purchase it — normally, you need an invite to be able to buy, which means you would need to have actual friends. However, as a special treat for this weekend of unbridled consumerism, OnePlus is letting you buy sans invite for the next 72 hours.


Cheap Tablets Aren't Just Crap, They're Dangerous

As you scope out deals leading up to Christmas, here’s a reminder that sucker-punching someone to get the last $99 tablet might not be the wisest course of action. For several reasons.


Tablets Are Broken. Here's How To Fix Them.

What happened to tablets? The harbingers of the post-PC era, the iPad and its ilk were supposed to be a bridge between our smartphones and laptops, an entirely new breed of device. Nearly four years later, they’re still not living up to their potential.


Google's Android Billboard In Times Square Is Freaking Gigantic

It was weird night in Times Square last night. I had just spilled out of a music show trying to catch any semi-convenient train back to Brooklyn. Hours earlier, a grand jury had failed to indict Darren Wilson on murder charges against Michael Brown and crowds gathered in protest, all bathed in the white light of this massive Google screen.


You Can Get Android Lollipop's Best Feature On Older Android Phones

My favourite part of Android Lollipop is having a secure PIN code on my phone but never having to type it in, thanks to the new Trusted Devices and Trusted Places options that bypass the lock screen when I don’t need it. If you’ve got an older Android phone, there’s good news: An app can bring you the same great trick.


Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

This week some of the world’s biggest apps just got better. But amidst all these blockbuster headlines, lots of great apps joined iOS and Android, not to mention two official apps for Windows Phone in its ongoing quest to close the app gap. Here are the best apps of the week.