Two thirds of British smartphone users are offering criminals an easy way to access important data or rack up huge bills by failing to use basic smartphone security settings.
The research was carried out by mobile phone comparison site TigerMobiles.com who questioned 5,448 people who have purchased a smartphone in the last 12 months. Key findings included:
Today’s smart phones are pretty internet heavy. It’s no longer just the top end phones that depend on a data connection, even budget models come loaded down with browsers, apps and email programmes that eat up your monthly data budget. Mobile data can get pretty pricey, especially if you go over your data limit, and the advent of 4G technology means that you can exceed that limit even faster than before. All in all it’s easy to end up with a bill that’s a lot more expensive than you were planning on.
This is why we’ve prepared a list of the top apps for monitoring your online data usage. Whether you’ve got an iPhone or an Android, you’ll never be surprised by a monster phone bill again. Of course, most Android models these days come with built in data counters, but some of these apps have some nifty extra features, so you might want to consider downloading them anyway…
Couples attachment to their smartphone is killing their sex lives according to a new survey.
The finding comes after a survey revealed that 75% couples sit in silence on a night browsing social networks on their phones rather than engaging in face to face interaction. Whilst a shocking 40% have turned down the advancements of their partner in favour of playing on their phone.
The survey commissioned by TigerMobiles.com and carried out by Market Research and Polling Agency Carter Digby asked 1500 couples in the UK between 18-30 a range of questions on their sex lives and smartphone usage habits. The results paint a worrying picture:
Do you wash your hands before you use your smart phone? No, it’s okay, don’t feel bad, no one does. The problem with this is that smart phones can be absolutely filthy, crawling with germs and bacteria that come from unwashed hands, or even lying around on tables or desks (or worse, from the toilet, those people who use their phones on the toilet know who they are!).
Giving your smart phone a solid clean should be at least a monthly occurrence. Not just because you want your phone to look awesome and shiny, but also because all those creepy crawlies on your mobile can give you skin conditions, ear infections, and might even make you sick. Fortunately, cleaning your phone is pretty easy. And today we’re going to be walking you through the process so that you’ll have a beautiful and hygienic smart phone.
Nearly everyone these days has a smartphone, but not all of us are taking full advantage of all the power we have in our hands. If you’re worried that you’re not making the most out of your pricey gadget, then today we’re looking at some of our favourite smartphone hacks. Everything from getting faster charging to how to save up that battery power when you’re running low, we’ve got you covered.
Android has been a wonderful addition to the smartphone industry, improving by the day they’ve taken on Apple and added some much needed competition to the marketplace. There are many Android phones that easily fall into the category of “standouts”. But we all know that. There are tens of thousands of articles on the internet that talk about the best Android phones.
We have come up with something different. Let’s take a look into the dark side and see what the worst Android phones from the lower side of the shelf look like – and here’s a little spoiler; there are some real nightmare phones down here. Brace yourself.