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!
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!
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!
So, that awesome smart phone of yours has suddenly decided that it doesn’t want to drink its juice? A phone that doesn’t charge is a very common problem, and whilst you might be panicking, there’s a good chance that you don’t need to buy a new phone. There are really two problems here, though the solutions are pretty much the same. Maybe your phone just won’t charge at all. Or maybe it charges so slowly that it’s using up the juice before it can get stocked up for later. Whatever your problem, you might want to try some of these simple fixes before rushing out to buy a brand new smart phone…
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.
Every smart phone comes with a built in internet browser, which is pretty handy if you think about it. But most of us don’t think about it much at all. In that flurry of downloading activity when you first get your new phone it’s unlikely that you’re going to be downloading a new internet browser. But whilst that default browser does do its job, there might be a better choice out there for you. Don’t believe us? Then check out this list. No matter what your needs are, there’s a perfect internet browser for you!