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Which? Technology news roundup, 18 July 2014

Amazon, digital cameras and Android L

Tech-Round-up 17072014

Just as important as the hardware powering your mobile phone is the operating system that drives it. With both Android and iOS due an update soon, we’ve compared iOS 8 and Android L to see which features – from a flat design to a notifications screen – originated where. 

Elsewhere, one of our senior researchers has taken a look back through the Which? archives to reminisce about our first digital camera tests, and we have details of some of the devices listed on Amazon’s newly launched wearable technology section.

All this and more on Which? Tech Daily.

Android L vs iOS8 – who is borrowing from who?

Both Google and Apple lay claim to plenty of ‘firsts’ when it comes to Android and iOS.  But as the operating systems become more similar with every update, we look at where some of the more popular features originated.

Looking back – the first Which? digital camera test

It’s been 16 years since Which? first dipped its toe into the world of digital cameras, and published our first review in 1998. Needless to say, a lot has changed in that relatively short space of time – we take a look back to see just how far cameras have come.

Can Amazon save wearable technology?

Online retailer Amazon has launched a new section on its website dedicated to wearable technology. Read on for a closer look at some of the smartwear being ushered into the limelight.

How to take a screen grab on any device

Ever wanted to capture what’s on the screen of your laptop or tablet to edit or view later, but didn’t know how to do it? Read on to find out how.

Creating time-lapse videos in five easy steps

Time-lapse photography is a fun way to capture changing landscapes over the course of a few minutes or several hours. With a little bit of know-how the results can be impressive, so follow our five easy steps.

Calling time on Samsung’s smartwatches

Samsung has already released five smartwatches (with three different operating systems) in the last year alone. We ask whether that’s too many, and whether such market saturation leads to unnecessary confusion

Does the power-saving mode on the Samsung Galaxy S5 work?

This year’s latest batch of smartphones have ever more tricks to extend their battery life. Find out how the power saving modes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2 and HTC M8 performed in our unique test.

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