Good evening, giffgaffers! This week we'll be looking at a rather important topic for anyone that owns a smartphone or tablet: mobile security.
As mobile devices have become more commonplace, we've seen a dramatic increase in attacks against them through the use of viruses and other malware that can steal your personal information, remotely control your phone or even run up huge charges on your telephone bill. Viruses aren't the only way you can end up with a massive phone bill either. Thanks to the popularity of in-app purchases, where you can buy in-game items for real money, surprised parents are discovering their children have spent hundreds of pounds on virtual items.
Thankfully, it's relatively straightforward to stop the majority of these threats, by following some common sense tips and using security software. In this article, we'll be looking at precisely what you should do to stay safe, whether you're on Android, iOS or Windows Phone. We'll start with tips for Android, iOS and Windows Phone specifically, then finish up with tips that are useful for all.
Last week we posted about the Huawei Ascend G300, a very clever little Android phone available for £100. I closed out the article by saying that the Huawei Ascend G300 presented rather good value as it could be upgraded to Android 4 ahead of schedule if you were willing to unlock and root it first. Today, we'll be looking at exactly how you go about doing that.
When your Android phone or tablet starts up, it shows an animation to amuse you while it's loading up the operating system. In this article, I'll be showing you an easy way to replace that default startup animation on your Android device with a custom alternative, chosen from hundreds of different boot animations taken from other phones or created by enterprising developers.
Smartphone cameras are getting better and better - not just for taking still photos but also for shooting movies. For many people using a mobile phone to capture a movie is a brand new experience, so here are 10 tips to help you capture great mobile video.
Summer has officially begun in the UK. We’ve got our fingers crossed for a summer of barbeque weather, great music, brilliant sporting results and long weekends spent away with friends and family. For many of us, an essential part of summer will be the quintessential British music festival.
The average consumer in the UK now owns almost two mobile phones – that means there are a lot of old mobile phones lying around unused somewhere in a cupboard which could be put to good use. In this article, we investigate the various options for recycling or re-using your old mobile phone. These include sending it in to a recycling company and receiving cash, unlocking it and passing it onto friends and family or selling it online.