Who makes phone calls anymore? Thanks to the convenience of text messaging, making calls is only the fifth most popular activity on smart phones these days. Whether that's because you hate talking on the phone, or simply that it's easier to shoot someone an SMS, the fact is that most of us have tons of text messages stored on our phones. But what do you do with all those messages if you want to switch phones? Never fear, we're here to let you know how you can back up your SMSs so you'll never have to lose them again. So let's get started.
The majority of parents are concerned about their children using mobile devices, tablets, laptops, games consoles and ebooks near bedtime according to a new survey. With respondents suggesting they feared late night usage would negatively affect their child's health, attention span or expose them to inappropriate content.
Security is always a big concern with personal data, and with the amount of data, we're keeping on our smartphones this concern is growing. Of course, you don't want someone logging into your Facebook and posting embarrassing messages, or reading your personal emails. But there's more to it than that. Many of us have mobile banking or accounts such as Amazon that contain our credit card information and can allow people to spend our cash. And there's even the threat of identity fraud. Whilst many of us won't be at huge risk, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Fortunately, many major banking services, apps, and even email software are introducing two-factor authentication in an effort to keep your data even safer. So what is this, do you need it, how do you use it? That's what we're here to find out.
If you've got an iPhone then you've got access to Apple's free iCloud backup service. But unlike other free cloud services, Apple offer only 5 GB of free storage (after which you'll be paying a pretty penny for more space for your stuff). However, if you're smart, you can avoid having to pay for more storage, and that's what we're here to help you with. Need to use iCloud more efficiently? Then read on!
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're an Android user then chances are that your phone is currently hiding a little secret from you. No, not a virus, we mean a helpful secret. In 2013 Google automatically began adding a little app called Google Settings to Android devices, and since then regular updates have added more and more functions to the app. Not only is this an app that most people aren't making the most of, it's one that many people don't even know that they have. So we're taking a look at that mysterious Google Settings App to see just what exactly it can do for you.