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The LG V20 is a very late entrant into this year's Android phone boxing match, but for exactly that reason it's arriving to the fight fresh and with a whole set of new tricks up its sleeve. Is this — very quietly, now — the best Android phone of 2016?

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Hidden in the Android Settings app is a secret menu called Developer Options that gives you access to all kinds of useful tools and tweaks. If you know how to uncover it, you can take advantage, and there are a handful of helpful things you can do. For example, you can transform the look of your phone and even fake your GPS location.

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Today, News.com.au ran a story: "Pregnant mum burnt by iPhone 7". A woman has apparently suffered superficial burns from what she says was an overheating iPhone, despite the phone itself being designed to cease charging and power down before any dangerous temperature is reached. It's a terrible thing to happen to anyone, but let's take a lesson from this: don't fall asleep with your phone anywhere near you.

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Yet another entrant into the mid-range smartphone market well in time for Christmas, the Huawei Nova Plus is a big-screened Android phone that promises "powerful performance" and a "fantastic camera" — like every other Android phone, let's be honest. The Nova Plus is temptingly cheap, though, and it looks quite nice, and it has a decent processor and relatively large battery

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Our mobile devices are always by our side and often get blamed for adding stress to our everyday living, but with the right apps in tow, our phones can actually help us rediscover some inner-peace and tranquility. With that in mind, here are some of our favourite calming apps for iOS and Android.

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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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Video: Tired of teaching your older family members how to use their smartphones every time you visit? Just do what YouTube's Mr Volt did and build a custom mobile phone out of aluminium, brass and wood with a working rotary dial that's reminiscent of the ancient land line phones introduced back in the 1920s.

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Let's bow our heads for six seconds of silence: Vine is closing down. The video looping service doesn't fit in with Twitter's plans for the future, which means you're going to have to go elsewhere for your micro-movie-making exploits. In the announcement of its closure, Vine said it plans on "keeping the website online," but failed to mention for exactly how long. This means your precious Vines could disappear at any moment. So with that in mind, here are three ways to save your existing Vines somewhere else before it's too late.

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The iPhone 7 is the first version of the phone to use a stationary home button, so if it stop working, it can be a little scary. Thankfully, Apple built in a failsafe, so you can keep using your phone until you have time to go into the Apple Store and get it repaired or replaced.

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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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There's a growing amount of tech out there, from apps to wearables, designed to help you keep tabs on your children: where they are, what they're up to, who they're talking with, and so on. Here's how to watch what your kids are up to without making them feel like they're constantly living in a surveillance state.

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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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Few of us would dare to crack open electronic goods to see what’s inside in fear of never being able to put them back together again. Luckily, iFixit specialises in gadget teardowns and it busted open the Google Pixel XL to investigate the guts of the new smartphone in order to assess just how easily it would be to repairable it.