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#Mobilemalware campaign wants to keep cyber criminals out of your mobile device

October 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets have become ingrained in our daily lives. Technology which was once only found on desktop computers can now be carried in the palm of one’s hands. Yet as the popularity of these devices explodes, the appetite of cybercriminals targeting these devices has grown too. The risk of mobile […]

Samsung ‘pauses Note 7 production’, say media reports

October 10th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Smartphone giant Samsung has reportedly stopped production of its Note 7 phone amid claims that replacement devices are still at risk of catching fire. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37604083

Android Nougat Release Date: Nexus 6P and 5X set for August update as LG V20 loom

August 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A rumoured release date for Android 7.0 Nougat (formerly Android N) has been revealed. Here’s when you’ll likely be able to download the final version for Nexus devices – and what it might mean for the 2016 HTC Nexus phone and LG’s new V20 handset. News of the impending launch of Google’s latest mobile OS […]

How to Easily Boost Your Cell Phone Signal at Home

July 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Poor signal strength could be your carrier’s fault, or it could be because of signal-blocking materials in your home’s walls. Whatever the cause, you can boost that signal and get the maximum number of bars at home. Or, better yet, just use Wi-Fi calling on a modern phone. Many cellular carriers offer inexpensive–or maybe even […]

What is ARM and why is it worth £24bn?

July 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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ARM Holdings has been often described as the UK’s leading technology company. And while it might not be a household name, many products that qualify rely on the Cambridge company’s brainpower. Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones, Apple’s iPad tablets, Amazon’s Kindle e-readers, Nest’s smart thermostats, Ford’s cars, DJI’s drones, Canon’s EOS cameras and Fitbit’s fitness trackers barely […]

How to Disable Fast Charging on Samsung Galaxy Devices (and Why You Might Want to)

July 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Everyone likes their devices to charge quickly, right? That’s why aptly-named quick charging technology is so popular—almost every chip maker has its own version of it at this point. Still, there are occasions when fast charging may not be the best solution. Thankfully, Samsung realizes the need to disable this feature on-the-fly, and there’s baked-in […]

How to Unify Your PC and Android Phone for Seamless Notifications, Sharing, and More

July 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Sometimes you need to get stuff from your computer to your phone—pictures, files, links, text, etc. And most of the time, that’s way more of a pain than it should be. If you’re tired of uploading files to Dropbox or Drive, emailing links to yourself, or—worst of all—plugging your phone into your computer just to […]

Pokemon Go is a monster mobile hit

July 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Police in Missouri put out a warning that was both terrifying and bizarre: Armed robbers were believed to be targeting people hunting for Pokemon. You read that right. Pokemon. The little monsters. Police said the victims were playing Pokemon Go – a new smartphone app that encourages gamers to search local areas to find Pokemon […]

How to Find Your Lost or Stolen Android Phone

June 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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You’re having a night out. With dinner down the hatch, you’re walking down the street with your sweetheart to the next destination. You reach into your pocket to pull out your phone, when that feeling hits the pit of your stomach: your phone is missing. Did you leave it at the restaurant? Or maybe at […]

How to Send Text Messages From Your PC With Your Android Phone

June 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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You’re sitting at your PC and you receive a text message, so you pick up your phone, unlock it, read the message, and type one back using the tiny touch screen keyboard. Why not use your PC instead? If you’re already sitting at your computer, you can easily take advantage of your computer’s keyboard to […]

How to Make Your Samsung Galaxy Phone Feel More Like Stock Android

June 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are some of the best Android phones available right now—maybe even the best Android phones of all time. But TouchWiz has a bad rep for being ugly and “bulky” (especially with Android elitists). If this is the only thing holding you back from giving one of these otherwise excellent phones a shot, we’ve […]

Six Things Android Could Do Better

June 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Android has come a long way over the last several years. What was once an ugly, sluggish operating system is now a refined, widely-used, excellent mobile OS. While it’s not for everyone, it’s hard to deny or ignore what Google has done with Android. But it isn’t perfect—there are things that could simply be done better. Here […]

How to Block Calls in Android, Manually and Automatically

May 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It’s dinner time. You’re just sitting down when you get a call. On the other line, a robotic voice says: “We have important information regarding your credit accounts. Please hold to speak to a representative.” *click* How many times has that scenario happened to you or someone you know? Even if the answer is “once,” […]

How to Access Mobile Websites Using Your Desktop Browser

May 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Many websites offer specific interfaces for smartphones, iPads, and other mobile devices. Whether you need to test mobile websites or you’re just curious to see what they look like, you can access them in your desktop browser. You can do this by changing your browser’s user agent — we’ve previously explained what a browser user […]

Android Pay in UK: A tipping point for mobile payments?

May 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google is launching Android Pay, its tap-and-go contactless payment service, in the UK. Nearly 60% of the country’s smartphone users own an Android handset. Devices running Android 4.4 or higher and fitted with an NFC (near field communication) chip will be able to use the service. The firm said it had chosen the UK as […]

O2, Three and our 5G future

May 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It was the deal that was supposed to be the final stage in the reshaping of Britain’s mobile phone market. But now the O2/Three marriage has been blocked by Brussels, where does that leave phone users? Better off, according to regulators. The UK’s communications regulator Ofcom, in particular, had argued that allowing the number of […]

BT to invest £6bn in faster broadband and mobile services

May 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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BT Group has outlined plans to invest £6bn over the next three years in faster broadband and mobile services. It plans to offer what it describes as “ultra-fast” broadband to 12 million premises by 2020, as well as improving coverage of faster 4G mobile services. However, Sky said the plan had “limited ambition” and called […]

How to Share Your iPhone Without People Snooping Around

April 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Phones are private, full of personal data and messages. Guided Access allows you to share your iPhone with someone, allowing them to look at photos, place a phone call, or play a game without them accessing any of that personal data or seeing your notifications. Guided Access is ideal for situations where you want to show photos […]

EE aims to improve 4G and relocate customer services

April 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Mobile phone operator EE is aiming to bring 4G to 95% of the UK landmass by 2020 as well as relocating its customer services to the UK and Ireland. In 2015, the firm was fined £1m ($1.4m) by communications watchdog Ofcomover customer service failings. The network will also switch on high-speed 4G in the Shetland […]

Are Cheap Android Phones Worth It?

April 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cheap Android phones are quickly becoming commonplace—for as low as $99, you can get a reliable, initially-impressive handset that you’re free to take to a bunch of different carriers. While these bargain-bin devices are definitely appealing, you have to ask yourself: is it really worth it? What Makes a Cheap Phone a Cheap Phone? Let’s start […]

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