Since nearly all of us have a smart phone these days, it stands to reason that some of us are going to be better users than others. Some people can root an Android and customise it in minutes, whilst others of us struggle to change a ring tone. But good smart phone use isn’t only about tech stuff, it’s also about manners. Those little plastic and metal rectangles can provoke a lot of anger if not used correctly. That’s why we’ve put together our list of smart phone etiquette, so that you know what the do’s don’ts of smart phone use are. Ready? Then let’s get to the commandments of using your mobile…
Find it tough to remember all your account passwords? Or, even worse, do you find it so difficult to remember different passwords that you just use the same password for everything? If phone and account security is important to you, then decent, separate passwords are key. But if you don’t have a great memory, then help is at hand, all you need to do is download one of these great password manager apps!
The Google Play Store is packed full of awesome apps, many of which you’ll want to download. However, the store isn’t without its bugs. If you’ve ever had the frustrating experience of finding a great app, trying to download it, and then getting an error code and no download, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Fortunately, for most of the common error codes there are work arounds, which mean that you don’t have to miss out on that app that you want so desperately. We’re here to tell you how to fix the most popular error codes, so you can always have the apps that you want.
If you’ve just picked up a new Android phone, then you might have noticed that there are already a fair few apps on it. Since you haven’t had a chance to connect to the Google Play Store to download your faves yet, you might be a little confused about these instant apps. This is what we call bloatware, and we’re going to be taking a look at what it is, why you might not want it, and how to get rid of it. So if you’re looking to improve your phone’s performance and free up some memory space, keep reading!
Mobile data has always been the most expensive part of any phone plan, and with unlimited data plans becoming more and more rare these days, most of us have a data limit that we need to keep to. Exceeding that limit can get pricey and fast, so it’s in your own best interests to use as little mobile data as possible, and that’s why we’re here, to tell you exactly how to cut that mobile data use. So, let’s get started.
Fingerprint scanners are becoming more and more widely available, and even low tier phones are beginning to feature scanners. This seems like a good thing, after all, a fingerprint is unique and has to be more secure than a password or code, right? This is somewhat true, however, a lot depends on what kind of fingerprint scanner we’re talking about. And that’s why we’re here today, to explain all you need to know about scanners so you can know exactly how safe your data is.
Pretty much everyone has a mobile phone these days, and that presents manufacturers with a bit of a problem. Sure, they can release updates every year, but as top end phones become more and more expensive, it gets harder and harder for consumers to justify the price of replacing a phone every year, or even every two years. It’s also becoming more difficult for companies to innovate. There’s only so much that can be done with a black rectangle, and though we have seen some mobile innovations in the last couple of years (think Samsung’s “Edge” phones), it’s becoming far less common that we get something that’s really new. Maybe this is why manufacturers are turning more towards add on products for their smart phones, rather than phones themselves. In fact, with a few exceptions, the stars of this year’s MWC (Mobile World Congress) were mostly new wave add on products. That’s why we’re taking a look at some of the cool new tech coming from smart phone makers that isn’t a phone itself. Want to know what you’re going to be adding to your phone in coming months? Then read on!
For a long time, iTunes was simply the way we listened to (and bought) music. If you were the cool kid on the block, you had an iPod, and therefore you kept all your tracks in iTunes. Nowadays, of course, there are a whole host of different ways to keep, buy and store music, but if you’ve got a huge iTunes library, then switching might seem like a bit of a pain. That’s why we’re taking a look at iTunes and Android compatibility. If you’ve got an iPhone, using iTunes is no problemo, but Android users don’t have easy options. Can you use iTunes with Android? Read on to find out.