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2020: Death of the flagship killer phones

2020: Death of the flagship killer phones

It’s the underdog story of the tech world. Every year, we expect to see OnePlus, Xiaomi, Asus and the other underdog fighters that trade blows with the heavyweight champs like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S series. These underdog “flagship killers” bring hope to those who believe killer specs does not have to come at a killer price.

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Opinion: Why you should not put up with the iPhone SE

Opinion: Why you should not put up with the iPhone SE

Don’t get me wrong, I was all for a new iPhone SE. With phones getting increasingly bigger and more expensive, there was a surely a market hungry for the iPhone SE. While the flagship iPhones of 2016 were larger, the SE went against the run of play, packing the best specs in a device that fit in the hand and didn’t break the bank. Based on the iPhone 5S design at the time, it was still a modern look that few could complain about.

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Companies that are thriving during the Coronavirus outbreak

Companies that are thriving during the Coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus has radically changed the entire business landscape around the world. From disrupted supply chains, closed stores and vanishing demand, most businesses are reeling under the impact of the outbreak. But a handful of companies are booming with the new nature of business now. Like them or not, businesses that cater to those at home as well as those that have innovated – or just plain lucky – despite social distancing measures have managed to flip the script.

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Game Open worlds to escape to right now

Game Open worlds to escape to right now

If you’re still upset about that cancelled holiday, video game worlds are your best alternative while stuck at home like the rest of us. These virtual locations can offer hours of exploration and pure escapism, and a riveting story to boot. We have compiled a list of games to dive into, many of which are on sale right now. Some of the latest, but there are plenty of throwback titles that you can get on the cheap.

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TikTok, Zoom, House Party: Why are people getting suspicious about these apps?

TikTok, Zoom, House Party: Why are people getting suspicious about these apps?

With everyone home, a handful of apps have risen in prominence like few have seen. Connecting friends and workplaces is the very essential Zoom, the immensely popular video conferencing app that is helping millions of workplaces to function smoothly while at home. And providing hours of entertainment for kids and adults alike are Tik Tok and Houseparty, with hours of content and games to be played and shared.

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OPINION: How is Singapore handling the coronavirus?

OPINION: How is Singapore handling the coronavirus?

As many states prepare for the worse of the coronavirus outbreak to come, several nations in the world seem to have the situation under control for now. One of these nations receiving praise from the World Health Organisation and other authorities is the tiny country of Singapore in South East Asia.

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Major disruption: How Covid-19 is affecting supply chains worldwide

Major disruption: How Covid-19 is affecting supply chains worldwide

With entire countries coming to a standstill to curb the rapid spread of the coronavirus, it will soon take its toll on supply chains around the world. The disrupted network of companies, factories and manufacturers could greatly affect the products we take for granted. Tech products, equipment, fashion, cars and other products are likely to have a stunted year ahead.

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The iPad Pro isn’t a computer still

The iPad Pro isn’t a computer still

At last, track pad for the iPad. For many of us, it would seem like the final step to having a lightweight and ultra-convenient tablet replace a bulky laptop. After all, the iPad Pro has always boasted laptop-beating specs, especially at the price. And few screens match the color-accuracy and gorgeous fluidity of its screen. Having one of the best smart pens in the business sure helps too.

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Tech problems while working from home and how to solve them

Tech problems while working from home and how to solve them

Work from home. Not seeing your friends. Not seeing your boss. For good or worse, the coronavirus is forcing all of us to adjust to a whole new way of life. One thing many of us working from home (WFH) have had to get used to again is technology. We may be out of the office, but our employers still expect the same efficiency you would get out of the office. Technology becomes our best friend in uniting the office and reducing the disruption caused – but it can also be an enemy. Allow us to help you get on the good side of technology with a list of WFH tech headaches with quick and inexpensive fixes.

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What happened to the Essential Phone?

What happened to the Essential Phone?

You may remember the Essential Phone – Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s quest to make phones his own way. Launched in 2017, the Phone may have only been heard by tech heads, but years later would prove to be so ahead of its time that it has paved the way for designers today. And years later, it still looks incredible.

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How is the coronavirus affecting the movie industry?

How is the coronavirus affecting the movie industry?

The coronavirus has dealt a blow to the entire entertainment industry. From sporting events, Broadway and stage performances, any business that requires an audience is feeling the crunch. While these impacts are nothing in comparison with the real lives at stake in the fight against COVID-19, it is having a big effect on studios and people around the world whose livelihood rests on these the film projects. One industry with plenty to lose is the movie industry with many studios scrambling for new release dates and a desperate Plan B.

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Best and worst special edition phones

Best and worst special edition phones

Walking past these phones will probably cause you to take a second glance. It is likely a phone you have seen shelves before, except now it has a new skin or some special modification that makes it either really cool or completely bizarre.

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