Smartphones

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Pregnant man and multiracial handshake emojis unveiled before launch
Additional emojis aim to complete Unicode’s drive to offer more variety and gender-neutral options

Alex Hern UK technology editor

16, Jul, 2021 @11:18 AM

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The Story of Film: A New Generation review – invigorating study of 21st century cinema
Critic and film-maker Mark Cousins offers a new instalment in his monumental Story of Film series, examining what digital technology has brought to the table

Peter Bradshaw

06, Jul, 2021 @7:27 PM

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Covid ticketing rules exclude people not online from major events
Campaigners call on entertainment and sport sectors to ensure inclusion of those without access

Anna Tims

01, Jul, 2021 @12:10 PM

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Apple overhauls Siri to address privacy concerns and improve performance
Voice assistant will no longer send audio recordings to firm’s servers, instead processing requests ‘on device’

Alex Hern UK technology editor

07, Jun, 2021 @8:28 PM

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Gadgets have stopped working together, and it’s becoming an issue
Our reliance on technology means ever more devices and apps and ever less interoperability – and the ubiquity of Apple hasn’t helped

Alex Hern

30, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Android 12: everything you need to know about Google’s update
Upgrade is big design overhaul, improves speed and privacy and adds new features to Maps and Photos

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

19, May, 2021 @10:04 AM

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Vodafone shares sink after revenues slump
Covid lockdowns prove bad news for phone firm as less-mobile people translate into lower roaming charges

Mark Sweney

18, May, 2021 @6:20 PM

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iPhone maker Foxconn signs deal with Stellantis to develop in-car tech
Joint-venture shows deepening convergence between tech and car industries with software a key battleground

Jasper Jolly

18, May, 2021 @1:05 PM

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Back up pictures – and don’t forget prints: nine ways to organise your photographs
Most of us have phones, computers and boxes full to bursting with our snaps – and will probably only ever look at a fraction of them. So how do you work out what to keep?

Stuart Heritage

10, May, 2021 @11:05 AM

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Smartphone is now ‘the place where we live’, anthropologists say
A UCL study has found people around the world feel the same about their devices as they do about their homes

Alex Hern Technology editor

10, May, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Films shot on smartphones herald new age for cinema, say directors
London’s first international festival for movies made on mobiles will celebrate innovation, diversity and access

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

09, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Can’t leave your phone alone? You’re just trying to blend in
Keep checking your smartphone without knowing why? You may be unconsciously copying those around you, according to Italian research into the ‘chameleon effect’

04, May, 2021 @3:37 PM

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