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!
Fingerprint scanners are becoming more and more widely available, and even low tier phones are beginning to feature scanners. This seems like a good thing, after all, a fingerprint is unique and has to be more secure than a password or code, right? This is somewhat true, however, a lot depends on what kind of fingerprint scanner we’re talking about. And that’s why we’re here today, to explain all you need to know about scanners so you can know exactly how safe your data is.
Pretty much everyone has a mobile phone these days, and that presents manufacturers with a bit of a problem. Sure, they can release updates every year, but as top end phones become more and more expensive, it gets harder and harder for consumers to justify the price of replacing a phone every year, or even every two years. It’s also becoming more difficult for companies to innovate. There’s only so much that can be done with a black rectangle, and though we have seen some mobile innovations in the last couple of years (think Samsung’s “Edge” phones), it’s becoming far less common that we get something that’s really new. Maybe this is why manufacturers are turning more towards add on products for their smart phones, rather than phones themselves. In fact, with a few exceptions, the stars of this year’s MWC (Mobile World Congress) were mostly new wave add on products. That’s why we’re taking a look at some of the cool new tech coming from smart phone makers that isn’t a phone itself. Want to know what you’re going to be adding to your phone in coming months? Then read on!
When many of us head out on holiday, we leave our expensive smart phones at home. But… you might not want to after you’ve read this. The truth is that your mobile can be the perfect travel buddy. Don’t believe us? Then check out how your phone can help you out the next time you’re off on hols!
For a long time, iTunes was simply the way we listened to (and bought) music. If you were the cool kid on the block, you had an iPod, and therefore you kept all your tracks in iTunes. Nowadays, of course, there are a whole host of different ways to keep, buy and store music, but if you’ve got a huge iTunes library, then switching might seem like a bit of a pain. That’s why we’re taking a look at iTunes and Android compatibility. If you’ve got an iPhone, using iTunes is no problemo, but Android users don’t have easy options. Can you use iTunes with Android? Read on to find out.
Let’s face it: times are tight for most of us these days, and we’re all trying to save a few pounds. And just because having a mobile phone is essential, or almost so, that doesn’t mean that we should be throwing cash away just to have a phone. Believe it or not, there are many ways that your phone could be causing you to spend more than you should. That’s why we’re taking a look at the big culprits to see if we can help you cut your spending. So, are you throwing money away with your phone? Keep reading to find out!
One of the biggest complaints consumers have about their mobile phones is battery life. There’s nothing worse than being far from a socket only to find that your phone is running at 3% battery and you’re about to be cut off. To be fair, many companies are working on improving mobile battery life, but for the time being, we’re stuck with what we’ve got. And if you’ve got a power hungry iPhone, then battery woes are going to be a common issue. That’s why we’re taking a look at how to save some of that iPhone juice. Stuck on the train with low battery? Here’s what you need to do to eke out a few more minutes (or even hours!) of juice…