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Tap to preview. Photo: Toshiba

Tap to preview. Photo: Toshiba

We don’t usually get too excited about SD cards, but Toshiba’s new offering deserves attention — especially from photographers. Thanks to its built-in NFC chip, the new card lets you preview your photos on your smartphone or tablet by simply tapping the two together, so you don’t have to wait until you get home to your computer to see your latest snaps.

Smart Unlock is just $0.99 on Google Play. Photo: Hazex

Smart Unlock is just $0.99 on Google Play. Photo: Hazex

Still waiting for Android 5.0 to come to your device? You don’t need it to enjoy Smart Lock, one of Lollipop’s best new security features, thanks to a new third-party app called Smart Unlock that delivers the same functionality.

Compatible with any device running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and above, the $0.99 download automatically disables your lock screen security when a trusted wearable is nearby. What’s more, Smart Unlock has an advantage over Google’s own Smart Lock feature by allowing you to add trusted Wi-Fi networks, too.

Android L on the Nexus 5. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Android L on the Nexus 5. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Still wondering where the Android 5.0 upgrade is for your Nexus 5? It may have been held up by a pretty serious Wi-Fi bug that was causing abnormal battery drain, according to a report on the Google issue tracker. Some testers have found that their handsets were dying after just a few hours of use.

Think twice about joining free Wi-Fi networks. Photo: Ming Xia/Flickr

Think twice about joining free Wi-Fi networks. Photo: Ming Xia/Flickr

Would you give away your eldest child in exchange for free Wi-Fi? Six families in London agreed to do so when they accepted the terms and conditions of a free Wi-Fi hotspot set up by researchers without actually reading them properly. The vast majority of us probably would have done the same, so is it about time we started reading these things properly?

Meet the Gear S. Image: Samsung Tomorrow.

Meet the Gear S. Image: Samsung Tomorrow.

Today, Samsung officially took the wraps off its Gear S — the first ever standalone, Tizen-powered smartwatch with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth compatibility. Yes, that’s right, folks. This watch does not need to be paired to a smartphone; you can stay up to date with all your notifications from social networks, calendars and applications even when your phone is nowhere to be seen. You can make and receive calls too with the Gear S. Now that’s pretty cool.

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