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AirPods 2: Apple’s clever wireless headphones get tidy tweak

Longer battery life, new charging case, hands-free Siri. AirPods 2 are a refreshed version of Apple’s popular wireless earphones. From the outside, you’d be hard pressed to tell Apple’s updated AirPods from the model they replace. The two look identical. Identical looks mean they also have an identical fit. If AirPods didn’t sit comfortably in your ears […]

iPhone XS Max review: Big is beautiful

Apple’s iPhone XS Max represents the state of the phone-maker’s art. It is big, beautiful and screams luxury from the moment you open the box. The screen is large by phone standards. Any larger and you’d be looking at a small tablet. It is stunning. You get vibrant colours, dark blacks and strong contrast. I’ve […]

Ten things we’ve learnt about this year’s phones

Phone designers are running out of options. This year’s phones show less innovation than in years past.   Samsung’s Galaxy S8 goes on sale this week. The early 2017 phone picture is now complete. We now know what the mainstream phone market will look like until Apple reveals its iPhone plans. Here are ten things […]

Samsung leads in phone sales but Apple, Huawei still winners

Phone sales are flat. The industry shipped a total of 343.3 million smartphones worldwide in the second quarter of 2016. That figure is up just 0.3 percent on the 342.4 million units in the same quarter last year. Top-selling phone brand Samsung turned in a solid performance with a year-on-year growth of 5.5 percent. In […]