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 ports 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!
Are internet ads getting you down? Sick of seeing your shopping history pasted all over your mobile games? We all know that Google is tracking us, keeping close tabs on our preferences, shopping history, and even travel destinations. But those pop up personalised ads can be more than a little irritating. However, Google being Google (and not quite as bad as some people would have you believe), there is an option to opt out of all of this. How do you go about it? We’ve got all you need to know right here.
Mobile phones are more than a modern day convenience or an entertainment device. For many companies and even government organisations, mobiles are an effective way of tracking a person, their location, their likes and dislikes, and even their conversations. Whilst many people accept that this lack of privacy is worth the convenience of having a phone, others don’t, even though they may have nothing to hide. Unfortunately, there’s no way of making a regular mobile 100% private (you’d need to buy an expensive secure phone for that, and even then you might not be completely hidden). However, there are ways of preserving some of your privacy if that’s the way you’d prefer things. Want to be as private as possible on your mobile? Then these are our top tips…
Mobile security is important, it really is as simple as that. Modern day smartphones carry all kinds of information, from our names and phone numbers to our home address and frequently visited locations. Then there are social media accounts, bank access, shopping apps that link to your credit card, the list really is endless. Not to secure this information would be foolish, and that’s why we’re here with our top tips for mobile security. If you want your data to be safe, then read on.
Who makes phone calls anymore? Thanks to the convenience of text messaging, making calls is only the fifth most popular activity on smart phones these days. Whether that’s because you hate talking on the phone, or simply that it’s easier to shoot someone an SMS, the fact is that most of us have tons of text messages stored on our phones. But what do you do with all those messages if you want to switch phones? Never fear, we’re here to let you know how you can back up your SMSs so you’ll never have to lose them again. So let’s get started.
If you’re a big photography fan then chances are that you’ve got a fair few photos stored on your phone. But keeping pics on your mobile isn’t always the best idea, since you’re likely to be taking up a whole bunch of space. Fortunately, there are other options, and today we’re looking at the best cloud photo storage choices. So don’t stress about running out of space on your mobile, your pics are going to be safe and sound stored in one of these places!
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!
Signing a mobile contract can be a great idea. Generally, a contract gives you cheaper prices than Pay as You Go, and often you get a shiny new mobile phone as well. That’s all very well and good, but what happens if you find that you can’t keep the contract that you signed? We’re here to tell you the true cost of contract cancellation, so if you’re unhappy with your mobile contract, read on!