In today’s increasingly connected world, computers play a vital part in all of our lives. However, computers aren’t always as safe as you might think. Whilst rates of cybercrime have been falling in the last twelve months, there’s still a shockingly large amount of computer-oriented crime in the UK. What is cybercrime? How bad is the problem? Can you protect yourself? We’ve got everything you need to know.
Securing personal information is key to most of us. If you’re like most people, you keep plenty of info on your phone, including emails, banking information and all kinds of other things. Nowadays, a simple password really isn’t enough for protection, which is why many people choose two-factor authentication to protect their data. But if you’re not backing up that authentication, then you might find that you can’t access your data when you need it. Confused? Don’t be, we’ve got all you need to know right here.
Thinking about using your mobile to make payments at shops, online or bricks and mortar? Then you might be wondering just how safe and secure those payments will be. With online identity theft and well-publicised hacking of financial firms, payment security should be high on your list of priorities. That’s why we’re taking a look at NFC payments and security so you can decide whether this payment method is appropriate for you or not.
For a long time, storage was one of the most expensive parts of a new mobile phone. Sure, buying a small 4GB or 8 GB device was pretty cheap. More than that though, and you’d be paying a fair chunk of change. However, times are changing, and with more people using cloud storage, and even internal storage becoming cheaper, plus the advent of SD cards, mobile storage isn’t quite the problem that it used to be. However, with the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, there’s a new storage choice on the market: adoptable storage. What is it? How does it work? Do you really want to use it? That’s what we’re here to find out!
Let’s be honest here, the vast majority of us probably use our phones far more for texting, messaging, and web surfing than we do for actually making phone calls. But phone calls aren’t completely out of fashion. The nice thing about a smartphone though, is that you generally know exactly who’s calling you. Unless, of course, you don’t have that number stored in your contacts list. Today, we’re taking a quick look at how you can reverse look up a phone number, and it’s dead easy, so don’t panic.
Social media can be a great thing. You can keep up with friends and family, even with celebrities and trendsetters. But there are downsides to social media. Privacy is a large concern for all of us online these days, and social media should be no different. That’s why we’re taking a look at social media stalking, and how to stop it.
There’s nothing worse than getting that low power notification from your phone, especially when it happens in the middle of the day. With apps growing more and more power hungry, though phone batteries are getting bigger, they just can’t keep up with the demands that we place on them. Which means that phone charging is a regular part of life for most of us. New USB Type C chargers and devices by OnePlus with Dash have increased charging speeds for some, but there are still some ways that you can make that annoying charging process go faster. If you’re stuck in a constant charge cycle and need to speed things up, then here are our top secret fast charging tips!
If you’re an iPhone user, then Apple’s iCloud Photo Stream is an awesome way to share and collaborate on photo albums with friends. Letting everyone in the group view pics, chat, add photos, and tons of other features, iCloud Photo Stream is simple to use and fun too. The problem comes when you have friends that aren’t iPhone users… Today we’re taking a look at how iCloud Photo sharing can work cross-platform, so if you love sharing your pics, then read on!
Mobile security is important, it really is as simple as that. Modern day smartphones carry all kinds of information, from our names and phone numbers to our home address and frequently visited locations. Then there are social media accounts, bank access, shopping apps that link to your credit card, the list really is endless. Not to secure this information would be foolish, and that’s why we’re here with our top tips for mobile security. If you want your data to be safe, then read on.