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background app refresh

If your phone is using Mobile Data instead of Wi-Fi, it could still drain your data even if it’s locked. A number of apps work in the background whether your phone is locked or unlocked. These include Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, App/Play Store and Snapchat. Snapchat’s latest update brought a feature called Snap Map. Snap Map […]

nuisance phone calls

Unwanted, nuisance phone calls can be extremely irritating. They generally come in two forms; live marketing calls from a real person and automated marketing calls using a pre-recorded message. However, there are various steps you can take to cut down on the number of calls you receive. Register with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) – The most effective […]

new year's resolutions

We hope 2016 was great for you, but if you’ve entered 2017 more determined than ever and even set yourself some resolutions or goals, then we want to help you achieve them. So, we’ve picked what we think are 5 great apps to help you stick to your new year’s resolutions. Keep Fit/Eat Healthier – MyFitnessPal Cost […]

battery life

Consumer group Which? has found that updating your smartphone’s software to the latest version of operating system may have an adverse effect on battery life and storage. Manufacturers generally urge users to download and upgrade to the latest software when it is available. Indeed, both Apple and Android claim the latest versions of iOS and Nougat improve […]

iOS 10

With the release of the iPhone 7 at the end of last week, you may well have missed another new release from Apple; iOS 10. Back in June, we told you all about iOS 10 and the exciting new features it would bring to your iPhones and iPads. Features such as ‘Raise to wake’, an improved Apple […]

Galaxy S7

There’s no doubt the Samsung Galaxy S7 is a brilliant phone with some amazing, innovative features. However, it’s the S7’s IP68 rating we’re most interested in. IP stands for Ingress Protection Rating and classifies the degrees of protection against both solids and liquids in electrical enclosures. IP68 is the highest IP rating available (Sony Xperia is 67). […]

stolen

Our smartphones are so valuable that losing or even just misplacing them can cause us a real headache.  Whether it’s lost or stolen, there are steps you can take to recover both the data stored on it and the phone itself.  We’ll start with some precautions. Security – It’s vital you have a PIN code, fingerprint lock or any […]

phone overheating

Tuesday (19th) was the hottest day of the year to date and I’m sure we’re all hoping for more of the same in what has otherwise been a summer to forget in terms of weather.  However, as the temperature warms up, you’ll notice your phone may be struggling to take the heat. Indeed, your phone’s temperature does change based […]

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go was unleashed in the UK yesterday and has already become wildly popular.  But, gamers have been shocked to learn that using the app through a Google account, particularly on an Apple device, means granting the game’s developers, Niantic Labs, ‘full access’ to your account.  Similarly, for Android users, that means access to your phone’s camera, contacts, location, […]

iCloud

Some of your most important, valuable data, is stored on your phone or tablet. Imagine then, you drop your iPhone in the toilet or leave your iPad on the train; if you haven’t backed your data up, it will vanish with your device. And it’s not just photos and videos, this also includes your contacts, calendars, notes, reminders and documents. Fortunately, backing […]

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