Posts tagged mobile phone
Save Data To Save Money On Mobile Contracts

Most consumers in the UK overspend on their mobile phone data. Saving how much data you use monthly is simple with a few tips and tricks. The most common data plan purchased in the UK is 16GB per month. The average amount of data used is only 4.1GB. This means UK consumers could easily slash their monthly phone bill.

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Top Ten Weirdest Mobile Phone Insurance Claims

Mobile phone insurance providers 'MobileInsurance.co.uk' have released data about ten of the strangest mobile phone insurance claims they've received in the previous 12 months; including a farmer whose mobile ended up inside a cow and a lady who baked her phone into a Victoria Sponge.

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O2 Responds To Infuriated Network Users On Twitter. Perfect Crisis Management

So O2 haven't exactly been the most reliable network over the last couple days.  A huge amount of customers have been affected by the network outages across the country, so many have taken to Twitter to vent their anger.  Luckily, the in-house social media team of @O2 were waiting, with some rather hilarious responses.

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GloveOne Brings The 'Call Me' Hand Symbol Full Circle

Universally accepted as the ‘Call Me’ gesture – pinky finger and thumb outstretched, interpreting the mouthpiece and speaker respectively – the hand symbol that has otherwise been relegated to use in packed nightclubs and seedy bars as way of grabbing the attention of the opposite sex might soon be used as a way of literally calling others.

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Study Shows Mobile Phone Use Makes You Selfish

The technology may have granted the public the ability to communicate with thre rest of the world in a way that's not been possible; but it turns out that very technology could be making us close off from the world.  A study by the University of Maryland has found that people after using their phones are more likely to engage in behaviour that would soully benefit themselves and not others, than those who didn't, or just used Facebook instead.

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Phones 4U 'JUMP'. Swap Your Contract Phone Every Six Months

We get it, and we're sure you do too if you're reading this. Two years is sometimes too long with one phone.  Maybe your phone is outdated far too soon, or maybe you just want to try all of the options in the smartphone market.  This is why independent phone retailer Phones 4U has begun its all new plan, simply called JUMP (Just Upgrade My Phone).

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New Mobile Device Privacy Act To Expose And Regulate Tracking Software

In light of all the Carrier IQ controversies that have accrued since the software capabilities were exposed to the world, Congress has introduced a draft bill titled "The Mobile Device Privacy Act," which looks to disclose all details about tracking software like the aformentioned, and what information it will be taking.

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Nokia: solar charging mobile phones are possible but not ready yet

 

The results from Nokia's solar charging experiment are in, and while it is possible to juice up your phone via the Sun's rays, it's nowhere near consistent enough yet.

For the experiment, Nokia have used their C1-02 (one of their millions of dumbphones), attached solar panels onto the back, and sent them to a variety of countries over the last six months.  Five participants were selected from across the world: two in the Arctic Circle, one in Southern Sweden, one in Kenya, and one in the Baltic Sea, each with varying lifestyles and varying weather conditions to give this a fair shot.

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Ice Cream Sandwich Face Unlock tricked by a photo

Presenting an all new set of security-related difficulties, the recently announced and soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy Nexus, rocking the freshest Android version (Ice Cream Sandwich), has faced both positive and skeptical opinions on the all new way of unlocking your phone called Face Unlock.  But now we can confirm that yes, you can trick it with a photo of the phone owner's face, as you can see from the video below.

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