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.
Battery life is a big issue for most smartphone owners. That flashing low battery warning is enough to strike fear into the heart of any commuter or even student. It used to be that finessing the maximum amount of power out of your phone was a fine art, but times have changed. Thanks to new Android features, getting the most out of your battery is easier than ever. As long as you’re running Android 6.0 or above, the below is all you’ll ever need to know about improving battery life on your Android.
Nearly everyone these days has a smartphone, and, if we’re being honest, most phones look the same. We’re all carrying around little black rectangles in our pockets, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a phone that’s a little more individual. Android is a great choice for an operating system because it’s so customisable, and one of the best ways to customise how your Android looks is to download a launcher. But with so many launchers to choose from, what’s the best choice for you? That depends a lot on what exactly you’re looking for…
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.
Recording a phone call could be useful, and you never know when you might want to do so. However, you’ll need to set up this process beforehand, as well as being sure that you’re recording legally. How are you supposed to know what you’re doing? Well, that’s what we’re here for!
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!