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Sydney Butler

Sydney Butler

Sydney Butler is a technology writer covering a wide variety of tech and science topics. He’s been an IT practitioner for over 20 years, with a background in cyberpsychology and educational technology. He has over 10 years of experience in user education and training. His writing career spans over a decade, with bylines in major online publications such as 9to5Mac, How-To Geek, and Tom’s Hardware. He holds a Masters in Research Psychology, with a thesis in the effects of social media, and minored in Media Science, Journalism, and Communications.

Recent articles by Sydney Butler

The best graphics tablet for beginners and pros

Paint, draw and retouch like a pro with the best graphics tablets and pen displays

A car phone holder
The best car phone holders to buy in 2024
Mobile phones

Keep your phone safe and visible for hands-free satnav, calls and music

Best AA batteries to buy in 2024

We’ve tested everything from long-lasting lithiums to low-cost alkalines to bring you the best AA batteries for stamina and performance

A selection of rechargeable AA batteries
The best rechargeable batteries 2024

More power, longer life and better for the environment – the best AA and AAA rechargeable batteries deliver on all fronts

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How to cancel a SIM-only contract
Mobile networks

Even on a SIM-only plan, sometimes you just need to go your separate ways – we’ll explain how

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When should you charge your phone?
Mobile phones

Don’t get caught out with a flat battery, we look at the best times to charge your phone while also debunking any charging myths

what is vpn for android in-depth 2024
What is VPN on android?

A VPN on your Android device can transform your privacy and open up new ways to use your phone, tablet or Android TV

What is mesh Wi-Fi?
Wireless routers

Get a fast and reliable connection in every corner of your home with a mesh Wi-Fi system

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Mid-contract broadband and mobile price increases

Take note before you sign on the dotted line

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What do VPNs cost?

How much should you be paying for your online security?