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How To Customise Your Apps for Free on iOS 14

How To Customise Your Apps for Free on iOS 14

iOS 14 recently became available on some of the later iPhone models from the 16th of September onwards. Alongside the usual security updates and slight alterations to device interfaces, Apple added widgets to iOS 14, which offers a new way to view your home screen.

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition: This Is What You Get for Your Money

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition: This Is What You Get for Your Money

Samsung did another Unpacked event on Wednesday the 23rd of September at 3pm (BST) to announce an unknown device. Now that the launch has happened, we know that the device in question is the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. This model is a rehash of the Samsung Galaxy S20 which came out in February 2020, but with some notable additions. Read on to find out what Samsung had to offer.

What Happened at the Apple Launch Event?

What Happened at the Apple Launch Event?

We will be discussing exactly what Apple showed us at their ‘Time Flies’ event on Tuesday the 15th of September 2020 at 6pm.

Apple One: How Much Money Can It Save You?

Apple One: How Much Money Can It Save You?

Apple have introduced their new Apple One subscription bundles and while monthly fees might sound a bit costly at first, we will be breaking down exactly how much money each of Apple One’s bundles can save you in the long run.

September 2020 iPhone Price Predictions

September 2020 iPhone Price Predictions

When upgrading your old device, you want to know how much it's worth, so whether you are eyeing up the iPhone announcement or considering chopping in your old iPhone for something different, September is the month that has the most price fluctuations of any month.

Does This September Offer the Best Prices Ever to Sell Your iPhone?

Does This September Offer the Best Prices Ever to Sell Your iPhone?

We have found that in September 2020, it could be the best time ever to sell certain iPhone models, due to some of the changes that we have seen. For some iPhone models, trade-in prices have increased in September alongside the annual hike in offers before the much-anticipated launch of the new iPhone 12 in a week’s time. Read on to find out more.

What To Expect From the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

What To Expect From the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Samsung has addressed the issues that were raised regarding the original Galaxy Fold, and they have since added several exciting new features that many consumers are likely to find useful. We will be explaining in detail what the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has to offer.

What We Know So Far About the iPhone 12 Series

What We Know So Far About the iPhone 12 Series

We will be looking at the rumours that have emerged regarding the iPhone 12 series, so that you can get an idea of what to expect to see from Apple next month.

Everything You Need To Know About the Fairphone 3 Plus

Everything You Need To Know About the Fairphone 3 Plus

As it has been emphasised often that the way the smartphone industry currently impacts the environment is unsustainable, there has been an outcry among environmentalists for a smartphone which adheres to the circular economy. Fairphone once again have succeeded at this with the Fairphone 3 Plus.

Apple Versus Prepear: Another Case of Bullying?

Apple Versus Prepear: Another Case of Bullying?

Apple have opposed the use of a pear logo by a meal prep company known as Prepear, as they argue that the logo looks to similar to Apple’s. Prepear is an app which allows users to create and organise recipes and meal plans, and they have a minimalist green image of a pear as their company logo. Prepear’s problems began when the parent company Super Healthy Kids filed to register a trademark for the Prepear logo.

2020: A Strange Year for iPhone Pricing

2020: A Strange Year for iPhone Pricing

2020 is the year where we surrendered to chaos. Nothing followed the predictable routines and patterns that we were accustomed to, and when everything was upended by COVID-19, we saw that many things that we took for granted could change before our eyes, which then forced us to adapt and embrace change.

You Snooze, You Lose: Time To Get The Most Money For Your iPhone

You Snooze, You Lose: Time To Get The Most Money For Your iPhone

In the most comprehensive price tracking study that we have ever created, updated for 2020, we have looked at every iPhone recycling price since the iPhone 6 to understand what previous iPhone generations are worth now and how the upcoming iPhone 12 release will affect the value of older iPhones when you come to sell your iPhone.

iPhone Trade-In Prices: Compare and Recycle vs Apple

iPhone Trade-In Prices: Compare and Recycle vs Apple

As we’re getting closer to that time of the year when Tim Cook takes it to the stage to announce the latest lineup of iPhones, here at Compare and Recycle we’re seeing iPhone trade-in prices going up, while Apple has quietly devalued previous iPhone generations.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Devices Are Here, But We Wanted More

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Devices Are Here, But We Wanted More

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event introduced us to a plethora of new devices in the Samsung ecosystem, including two new smartphone models. These are the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. We have gathered all the information and will be giving you our hot take on these greatly anticipated Note 20 devices.

What Happened at the Samsung Unpacked Event?

What Happened at the Samsung Unpacked Event?

The greatly anticipated virtual Android launch of 2020 took place on Wednesday the 5th of August, and not only did Samsung unveil the long awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, but we also got to see some other products in the ecosystem if you want to buy complementary items to go with your new Galaxy device.

Google Pixel 4a First Impressions and Sustainability

Google Pixel 4a First Impressions and Sustainability

The Google Pixel 4a was released without much fanfare as it became available to order on the Google website rather than through the usual pomp of a phone release ceremony. While we missed out on the usual glamorous affair of a smartphone manufacturer presentation, all the specs are available to view online, meaning that you can still decide easily whether this is the phone for you. Without further ado, here are our first impressions of Google’s latest budget handset.

How To Keep Your Phone Cool In A Heatwave

How To Keep Your Phone Cool In A Heatwave

We all know what measures to take to protect ourselves from getting too hot: sun cream, hats, flip flops and staying hydrated. But how can we protect our phones from overheating? If you don't know the answer, no worries, as we have some tips that you can follow to help your phone survive a heatwave.

Is the iPhone 11 Holding Its Value?

Is the iPhone 11 Holding Its Value?

Make an informed decision when buying a new phone by looking at the rate of depreciation of last years' devices.

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