Back in the day, a bricked device would be very tough to recover, but over the years some resilience has been built into smartphones and tablets. These days a few clever button presses, useful additional software, a USB cable and a few prayers (the prayers are optional, of course) will sort out many bricking issues. But as it turns out, you don’t even need to go as far as that!
Yes, Android devices do get slower with time – you’re not imagining things. Here’s why, and what you can do about it.
A slight trip, a clutch at thin air and a sickening “pop”. Bits of glass fall to the ground as you drop to your knees. A single bolt of lightning illuminates the sky and the rain that begins to fall masks your tears and shattered pride. You’ve broken your screen, you idiot. It’s a simple accident, and one that many others make on a daily basis. It also has the potential to be quite an expensive accident, particularly if you’re the owner of an iPhone 5. Read on to find out what you can do.
Windows Phone 8: a great platform that is fast, slick and responsive. Most of the time. Windows Phone 8 is an improvement over Windows Phone 7, but while I enjoy its responsiveness, the ease with which I can perform particular tasks quickly and the way the OS syncs with SkyDrive, I’m more than aware that this is a platform with a few notable bugs. I’ve already looked at improving battery life on Windows Phone 8 and here are several more fixes for the most common issues.