Two thirds of British smartphone users are offering criminals an easy way to access important data or rack up huge bills by failing to use basic smartphone security settings.
The research was carried out by mobile phone comparison site TigerMobiles.com who questioned 5,448 people who have purchased a smartphone in the last 12 months. Key findings included:
Today’s smart phones are pretty internet heavy. It’s no longer just the top end phones that depend on a data connection, even budget models come loaded down with browsers, apps and email programmes that eat up your monthly data budget. Mobile data can get pretty pricey, especially if you go over your data limit, and the advent of 4G technology means that you can exceed that limit even faster than before. All in all it’s easy to end up with a bill that’s a lot more expensive than you were planning on.
This is why we’ve prepared a list of the top apps for monitoring your online data usage. Whether you’ve got an iPhone or an Android, you’ll never be surprised by a monster phone bill again. Of course, most Android models these days come with built in data counters, but some of these apps have some nifty extra features, so you might want to consider downloading them anyway…
Couples attachment to their smartphone is killing their sex lives according to a new survey.
The finding comes after a survey revealed that 75% couples sit in silence on a night browsing social networks on their phones rather than engaging in face to face interaction. Whilst a shocking 40% have turned down the advancements of their partner in favour of playing on their phone.
The survey commissioned by TigerMobiles.com and carried out by Market Research and Polling Agency Carter Digby asked 1500 couples in the UK between 18-30 a range of questions on their sex lives and smartphone usage habits. The results paint a worrying picture:
Android has been a wonderful addition to the smartphone industry, improving by the day they’ve taken on Apple and added some much-needed competition to the marketplace. There are many Android phones that easily fall into the category of “standouts”. But we all know that. There are tens of thousands of articles on the internet that talk about the best Android phones.
We have come up with something different. Let’s take a look into the dark side and see what the worst Android phones from the lower side of the shelf look like – and here’s a little spoiler; there are some real nightmare phones down here and go down as classics for all the wrong reasons. Brace yourself.
The way people pay for their mobile phone usage is constantly changing and one of the main exponents of that change is giffgaff – a new type of network that’s quite quirky in the sense they focus solely on SIM only deals and rather than a customer you’re treated as a member of the family.
There’s no high street presence, no phone support and in fact any questions or problems you have are answered by other giffgaff members in their dedicated support forums. The benefit of this? Less overheads which means they pass the cost savings onto the customer who get better deals, special perks and ultimately save money.