One in Five Brits Don't Give a Toss About Their Data

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British people hate backing-up files, OnePlus focuses on fingers and benchmarks lay the rumoured Z4 bare – all in today's BitStream bulletin.


When was the last time you backed up your computer or your phone? If you can't possibly remember when it was, or know you never have, you are not alone: according to new research, one in five Britons never take the time to secure the files on their most-used devices; however, statistics also show that 50 per cent of people are afraid of losing precious photos or videos – cue some very upset people when their hard drives crash and fail.

It's not earth-stopping stuff, and has ultimately been brought to the fore because of World Backup Day, which is today. So if you're feeling edgy about the state of your computer, or perhaps more importantly if you are not, then have a read of Lifehacker UK's helpful advice. [ITProPortal]

Apps and Devices

Got a busted Android or a years-old PC? All traded in for some extra scratch toward your next Apple purchase. [TechCrunch]

Adobe Comp CC lets artists, illustrators, and designers create on the go with tools for quick composition and easy export to any creative cloud application. Pretty cool but almost useless unless you're indoctrinated into the cult of Adobe.

Facebook adds a helpful feature that will let you follow bands and alert you when they post a show near you. Because missing out on your favourite band is the worst of feelings. [TechCrunch]

Rumours!

OnePlus's next smartphone may have a feature called "laser focus fingerprint identification system" embedded in the home button. [Phone Arena]

Windows 10 for phones spotted with transparent tiles so you can finally glimpse the wallpaper that's always hidden behind. [Windows Central]

Benchmarks show off possible Sony Z4 specs. Snapdragon 810. 19MP camera. Full HD screen. You know, the usual. [Trusted Reviews]

Here's how Chinese phone maker OPPO stress tests its product. Hint: They use robots:

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