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The Best Open-Source Alternatives to Android and iOS

These days, smartphones are our most prized possessions! They are always within easy reach, and we turn them on more than a hundred times per day without ever really considering that they deliberately steal our personal data and unabashedly limit our choices because of the operating systems they deploy.

In France, the market research firm Kantar Worldpanel found that in the first quarter of 2020, Google and Apple possessed more than 99% of the OS market share (78.8% for Google’s Android, 21.1% for Apple’s iOS).

However, today’s consumers are becoming more and more wary of the big names in technology. Whether it be a lack of ethics when it comes to privacy or security issues associated with applications, alternative, open-source operating systems and applications are now being sought to regain control of personal data and extend the lifespan of devices.

Back Market put these alternatives to the test.

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14 Useful and Fun Tips and Tricks for Your Smartphone

Today most of us are pretty inseparable from our smartphone. But apart from using the phone, text messages, email and social media functions, most of us don’t really know just how jam packed these technological gems are with hidden super practical or fun functions, whether you have an Android or iPhone. We have taken a little look at these different features and included what we considered the most useful or the most fun in this article. Exploiting the full potential of your smartphone.

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remote working guide

Working from home: tips and tricks for staying efficient and motivated

Before the lockdown, working from home was already widely recommended by the government in general to limit the spread of the corona virus. Today, most businesses (those that can do it) have had no choice but to close their doors and encourage their employees to work from home. While this is a normal routine for some workers, the temptation to become a couch potato and binge watch a few series in your pajamas rather than working can be a real temptation.

To stay focused and productive, you need to have self-discipline and establish some simple routines in order to be effective. Here are the first 5 rules to put in place:

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Keeping your private life private

Rihanna and Meghan Markle aren’t the only ones who have the right to privacy. You probably don’t think about it on a daily basis, but we bet that your internet use has the same effect on your privacy as a cross-country train trip in a thong…Here are a few good habits to practice daily in order to protect your personal data (as much as possible). Back Market is here, don’t worry. 

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Shortcuts to take iOS to the next level

We’ve come so far since the release of the first version of the very first smartphone! The iPhone revolution came along and blew away everything in its path. Now an ergonomic arms race has pushed Apple and its pals to focus endless creativity and ingenuity on making daily use more intuitive and, above all, on prioritizing an ever-increasing number of functions and apps. You too can rule over your iPhone and impress your friends with shortcuts even Tim Cook doesn’t know. Back Market is here to give you some awesome tips as usual. 

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6 tips for taking successful photos

Christmas is around the corner. Looking at last year’s family snapshots, is there room for improvement when it comes to taking cherished photos of your loved ones? (That’s right, “unforgettable” isn’t the point right now!) Well, there are rules for taking great photos. Relax, stay with us, we’re not going to bore you with focal distances or ISO frequency and whatnot. Just a few simple tips to keep in mind, we promise.

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iPhone: Top Tips to Free up Storage Space

You just love that pocket-sized computer known as your iPhone, and we fully understand. There’s just one problem: the storage space! Are you tired of seeing “insufficient storage space” pop up at the most inconvenient times? Back Market lists the simple steps you can take on your device to free up maximum memory. 
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World Cup

Don’t miss any World Cup results on any of your devices!

The World Cup is in full swing, and matches being held at 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. does not make life any easier for soccer fans. What’s the solution? Ask the government to eliminate the time difference with Russia. Or, follow match scores on mobile devices, tablets, computers, anywhere, anytime! Here’s a quick no-frills way to follow the FIFA World Cup! 
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