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!
Selfies are ubiquitous these days, and with all the social media that we use, everybody has at least one self portrait posted on the web. But whilst you might think of selfies as a teen thing, the truth is there might be times when you need a decent self shot. Maybe you need a pic for your CV, maybe your Facebook page, maybe you just want a nice picture of yourself and there’s no one else around to take it. So we’re here to tell you how to take the perfect selfie, whatever the reason you need one…
Whether it’s a crazy ex or an annoying telemarketer, we all get calls that we don’t want from time to time. Of course, you can just ignore them and hope they go away and stop calling, but if you want to really deal with the problem, you’ll need to block the call completely. As a lucky Android owner, there are a few ways that you can go about doing this, and that’s what we’re here to take a look at today. No more irritating calls? Yes, please!
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.