With so many people nowadays carrying a mobile phone, it should come as no surprise that criminals have spotted many opportunities to take advantage of our devices. Mobile phone theft and even scams are nothing new. But one kind of scam that you may not be familiar with is that of SIM hijacking, or “port out” scams. What are they? Who’s affected? How can you protect yourself? That’s what we’re here to find out.
When we think about problems with mobile phones, we tend to think about battery woes and smashed screens. But with the number of mobile phones and phone users growing, there’s another, more serious problem that’s also increasing.
There are predicted to be around 4.5 billion mobile phones in the world by the end of 2019, meaning around 63% of us will have a mobile phone. And alongside that rapid growth in phone ownership comes the sinister problem of smartphone addiction. What is it? Is it real? What can we do about it? That’s what we’re here to find out.
2G? 3G? 4G? 5G?! Ever wonder what all those things mean? Mobile download speed is kind of a big deal, especially if you like streaming videos or playing games on your phone. And even if you’re just into surfing the web, those speeds have a big impact on your experience. But what are all of these numbers? How do they impact what you’re doing on your phone? We’re taking a look at mobile download speeds, and we’ve got everything you need to know right here.
Signing up for a mobile contract can seem like the easiest thing in the world. Choose your plan, sign on the dotted line, and then you’ve got all the minutes, texts and mobile internet that you want. But what happens if you want to cancel that contract? Maybe you’ve found a better deal elsewhere, maybe you can’t afford your current plan, or maybe you’ve just changed your mind. If you want to cancel that contract though, you’re going to have to take into account early exit fees. What are they? How much are they? Do you have any alternatives? We’ve got the answers to all those questions and more.
Most of us spend a fair amount of time online these days. But if you don’t have a stable internet connection, or you travel a lot, or you have a long commute, getting online might not be as easy as you wish it was. And that’s where mobile tethering comes in. What is it? How does it work? Are you allowed to do it? We’ve got the answers to all those and more with our guide to mobile tethering.
Mobile phones are a constant in most of our lives. But there’s one place where you certainly shouldn’t be calling, texting, Tweeting or anything else: your car. In the past, we’ve all seen campaigns against drink driving, campaigns that have proven successful given the lower rates of driving under the influence caused accidents. Is it about time we do the same for mobile phone use while driving? In recent years, mobile use has become a huge road safety issue, and we’re taking a look at just why it’s so dangerous, and what can be done to help solve this problem.
Signing up for a mobile contract can represent a big investment, particularly if you’re getting a top end new mobile thrown in with the deal. So when you see an advertisement offering you “cashback” on your contract, it can be pretty tempting. Sure, you’ll be spending a fair amount of money, but you’re going to be getting money back, right? Well… maybe. Cashback deals can be a great way to save money, or they can amount to absolutely nothing. Confused? We’ve got all you need to know about cashback deals right here.
Hang around the internet long enough and you’re sure to run into the term torrenting. Torrent or Bit-Torrent can be a big temptation, particularly if you’re on a budget and don’t have the cash to buy all the latest movies and music. But is torrenting legal? Are you going to get yourself into trouble? We’ve got all you need to know about torrenting right here.
In today’s online world, privacy is a huge concern. And if you’re looking to keep your browsing safe and private, then you might have heard of the term VPN. Not sure what a VPN is? Then you’re in the right place. We’ve got everything you need to know about VPNs and how to use them in our complete guide.