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Back Market Lab: test of the iPhone XS, an efficient update, but that’s it!

In 2017, Apple gave us with the iPhone X the update we were waiting for, and defined the design for all its new models. The iPhone XS and XS Max, the iPhone XR and even the more recent iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max have fallen into line without any surprises on the edgeless screen, better quality materials and Face ID technology. But while the appearance hasn’t changed a lot, each iteration has added quite a few new features. And this is definitely the case for the iPhone XS: good performance, better photos and a smaller ecological footprint. Something we can get our teeth into.

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iPhone XS and Samsung Galaxy S9: A Comparison

We all can agree that the iPhone XS and the Samsung Galaxy S9 represent the very best that Apple and Samsung, respectively, have to offer in 2018. Obviously, we wanted to make a head-to-head comparison between the two. Our verdict: The Samsung S9 offers better connectivity, longer battery life, and best audio quality, while the iPhone XS is more powerful and takes better photos. Aside from that, it’s all a matter of taste. Our comparison guide is here to help you choose.

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Back Market Lab: test of the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple’s Golden Boy

It’s no secret: Apple‘s sales have been down since the beginning of 2019, and the latest addition to the iPhone line is being hailed as its long-awaited savior. The competition has been redefining quality standards at every level, but the iPhone 11 is supposed to give Apple back its shine. It’s supposed to dazzle us as well. We tested it with just one question in mind: does the iPhone 11 Pro have what it takes to save Apple?

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“Productivity”: An Empty Word on an Empty Planet

A few days before the UN climate summit, young people, NGOs, and companies all over the world joined together to take stock of our priorities, with the latest IPCC report on the oceans providing context. There’s no denying it anymore: It is high time for us to take action –and demand that our governments and economic stakeholders do the same. With this in mind, Back Market participated in this joyful parade of signs on Friday, September 20, 2019.

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The Lifeline Program Helps with the Cost of Staying in Touch

Having access to reliable phone or Internet service is no longer a luxury. It’s a necessity to stay in touch with family members, schools, childcare providers, employers and emergency responders. The federal government provides financial help for qualified households to pay the cost of these services under the Lifeline Program. If you’re eligible, you will receive at least $9.25 per month to help lower your phone and Internet bills.

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Keynote 2019: Another Look at Apple’s Latest Innovations

On September 10, 2019, at 7 p.m. Central European Time, during the 2019 Keynote in Steve Jobs Theater, Apple unveiled its latest products. On the agenda: replacements for the last generation of iPhones (iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR), a new iPad, an Apple Watch, and… some new competition for Netflix.

Now is the time to take stock of all this, with a special emphasis on the new iPhone range.

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Eco-friendly digital habits

We have our smartphones and computers with us all day long, but we tend to forget that they are more than just physical objects. The ecological impact of their use also depends on our web practices. Yet it is difficult to remove the illusion that it is immaterial, and hence has no real life consequences. Well, our internet actions have a cost and having eco-friendly digital habits is important. But what are the best practices to adopt?

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What is the Real Value of Your Black Friday Smartphone Deal?

Maybe you’ve heard the old saying “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” but still, don’t you ever wonder why a store would lower prices at exactly the moment when people are really looking to buy? It’s the start of the holiday shopping season—it’s not as if people really need more incentives to buy presents. Unlike summer and winter sales when stores are trying to get rid of old stock to make room for newer products, Black Friday sales usually offer hot ticket items that are in high demand. What gives? Why would a store willingly lower its margin?

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