What is the difference between PUK1 and PUK2 codes?

A PUK code or Pin Unblocking Key is used to unblock a SIM. Your SIM card can become locked after three unsuccessful password attempts in a row. This security feature is on all SIM cards and is designed to prevent unsolicited network and data access. Once it is blocked, users will need to enter an … Continued

What happens when a mobile network has an outage?

It’s a very modern frustration – wanting to send and receive text messages and browse the internet but being prevented from doing so because your mobile does not have signal. At first, many of us will try the ‘on and off again’ trick in the hope this works. If it doesn’t, there’s often a moment … Continued

How can I tell if my phone is unlocked?

There are many reasons that people want to know whether their phone is unlocked. They might want to swap their network provider and have received a new SIM card. Or maybe they want to sell or give their phone to a friend or family member, and want to check if the new person will be … Continued

What is M2M?

Machine-to-machine, often referred to as M2M, is part of the Internet of Things applications and refers to the exchange of data and information between the industrials machines connected to the internet. These interactions happen through any communication channel, including wired and wireless. The connected objects create an intelligent network of ‘things’ or systems by capturing … Continued

Can I swap my Android SIM to an iPhone?

If you’ve decided that you’d like a change from your Android and move to an iPhone, you will need to make sure that your SIM card is compatible and that you won’t lose your data in the process. The best place to start is to make sure that your current Android SIM card will work … Continued

What is Instagram TV?

Earlier in June, social media platform Instagram launched Instagram TV (IGTV) – a new long-form video sharing service. Using this application, users will be able to upload videos of up to one hour in length. Video capabilities have previously been available on Instagram but were only limited to a maximum of 30 seconds for a … Continued

What is an app-only bank?

The widespread use of smartphones and tablets has led to the digitization of many services. Now you can shop, pay your bills and even bank by only using your smartphone. Just like cash machines negate the need to visit the branch during open hours to withdraw money, the Internet is challenging the assumption that we … Continued

How can I spot a fake app?

Today, apps are everywhere. Anyone with a smartphone or tablet probably has many apps installed for everything from games and entertainment to shopping and productivity. However, with millions being spent on apps every day, there’s a growing threat of counterfeit phone apps which are not always easy to spot. But there are steps you can … Continued