Selfies are ubiquitous these days, and with all the social media that we use, everybody has at least one self portrait posted on the web. But whilst you might think of selfies as a teen thing, the truth is there might be times when you need a decent self shot. Maybe you need a pic for your CV, maybe your Facebook page, maybe you just want a nice picture of yourself and there’s no one else around to take it. So we’re here to tell you how to take the perfect selfie, whatever the reason you need one…
Whether it’s a crazy ex or an annoying telemarketer, we all get calls that we don’t want from time to time. Of course, you can just ignore them and hope they go away and stop calling, but if you want to really deal with the problem, you’ll need to block the call completely. As a lucky Android owner, there are a few ways that you can go about doing this, and that’s what we’re here to take a look at today. No more irritating calls? Yes, please!
Security is always a big concern with personal data, and with the amount of data we’re keeping on our smart phones 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 softwares 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!
Having a smart phone is pretty awesome, but without an internet connection, that smart phone just becomes, well, a dumb phone. Mobile internet is more than a convenience for many of us, it’s a necessity. But if you want to save on those expensive mobile data bills, then you’re going to want to switch to WiFi whenever possible. What happens when your mobile WiFi isn’t working though? That’s what we’re here to find out. If you’re having WiFi problems with your phone, then here’s how you can fix them.
Having an Android phone is all about customisation. One of the most popular selling points of Androids is that the user has a lot more options and control than with other phone operating systems. However, some of these customisation options are somewhat secret, in that most people don’t know about them. If you’re interested in doing some cool stuff with your phone then you’re going to need to enable Android Developer Options. And if you don’t know what those are, or how to enable them, or even what cool things you’ll be able to do, then read on!
For most of us, our smart phone is the key to our lives. We use our phones for banking, messaging, internet surfing, blog posting, fitness, and a whole slew of other things. The upshot of all this is that our phones tend to contain a whole lot of personal information, which is why you might want to consider encrypting your Android smart phone. Or not. We’re here to tell you the pros and cons of encryption, and how to go about it if you decide that encryption is right for you. So let’s get started!
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…
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.