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.
Let's face it, mobile phone bills can get expensive, particularly if you're not always careful about who you're calling, how often, and when. If you're on a budget then a Pay as You Go phone plan allows you to control your phone spending more carefully, but PAYG prices do tend to be more expensive than contract prices, so you won't necessarily be saving in the long run. Fortunately, with some operators there is a mid ground option, what we call a capped contract. We're here with everything you need to know about capped contracts so you can avoid scary phone bills!
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!
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.