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New law aims to improve gadget security

Internet-connected household devices would be better protected from hacking under proposals from the UK government. A growing number of everyday devices — including televisions, cameras, home assistants and health & fitness gadgets — are internet-enabled and there are concerns that many of these items lack basic security features. The new law would require manufacturers of

10 signs you can’t live without your smartphone

For lots of smartphone users – especially at the turn of a new year – the idea of doing a digital detox, in which you refrain from using your electronic devices, holds some appeal. It’s an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world. But could you really live without

What is Facebook Portal?

Ever worry you connect with friends and family only through social media? That could all be about to change – thanks to the king of social media itself. Facebook’s new Portal is a smart display that gets you away from merely liking your friends’ posts in favour of actually chatting on video calls. So what’s

10 apps to help you with your New Year’s resolutions

Many of us consider the start of a new year as the perfect time to set fresh goals for the future and make positive changes to our lives. As is generally the way, we start off January with heaps of enthusiasm and optimism about our New Year’s resolutions. But then, there comes a point

By | February 4th, 2020|Categories: Apps, Gadget, iPhone, Mobile phone, Software|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Best apps if you’re trying for a baby

Trying for a baby is one of the most exciting, yet stressful, times of your life. Some couples fall pregnant straight away while others take a lot longer to conceive. It might sound crazy, but downloading the right apps on your smartphone could increase your chances of becoming parents. How? Well, certain apps help you

By | February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Apps, iPhone, Mobile phone|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How safe is banking on my mobile phone?

Most, if not all, banks have an app these days, allowing you to manage your money via your smartphone. There’s no doubt that it makes for convenient banking, but is it safe? The latest UK Payment Markets report shows that almost half (47%) of UK adults are using mobile banking – a number that rises

By | February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Apps, iPhone, Mobile phone|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

5G to boost smartphone sales in 2020

More consumers are expected to upgrade to the latest gadgets this year, driven by interest in new 5G smartphones. Worldwide shipments of devices — including PCs and tablets as well as mobile phones — will total 2.16 billion units in 2020, research and advisory firm Gartner predicts. That’s an increase of 0.9% from 2019,

What to do if your iPhone is stolen

iPhones aren’t just a hefty investment: they come with us everywhere – to work, on holidays and evenings out. They also contain a treasure trove of personal information. As a result, it’s important to familiarise yourself with the steps you need to take if your iPhone is stolen. Precious photos and videos aside, we increasingly

By | January 16th, 2020|Categories: iPhone, Tutorials|Comments Off on What to do if your iPhone is stolen

Got a phone for Christmas? Get it insured!

Many people will have unwrapped a shiny new phone on Christmas morning. But with the latest models costing up to £1,500, it’s important to make sure your new gadget is protected in case of accidental damage, breakdown, theft or loss. Independent financial research company Defaqto recently weighed up whether it’s worth taking out specialist

By | January 16th, 2020|Categories: Android, iPhone, Mobile phone|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Got a phone for Christmas? Get it insured!