Mobile trends to watch out for in 2017

With the launch of the iPhone 7, 2016 marked a big year in the history of mobile phones. Mobile devices are getting more powerful and connected than ever before, but what’s in store for 2017? We look at some of the key trends to watch out for this year. iPhone 8? Apple might be releasing … Continued

What is 5G?

5G is the next step in mobile connectivity, promising significantly faster data uploads and downloads than current 4G connections. Trials of the technology have reached speeds as high as 10 Gbps per second, though they are unlikely to be quite that fast when 5G services launch in the next few years. Still, connections are expected … Continued

The best apps for secure messaging

People are wondering if they should secure and protect the messages they send via apps. Some are worried that hackers will read their private thoughts, and others worry about indiscriminate surveillance. Whatever your reason for wanting to keep your messages private and secure, we have the perfect list of apps for you to choose from. … Continued

How to measure your Internet speed

Nowadays, everyone knows your Internet connection is important. Whether you’re streaming music on a service like Spotify, using a smart home device to make managing your household quick and easy, or trying out a personal assistant like Amazon Echo or Google Home, the speed of your Internet is vital. There’s nothing more annoying than your … Continued

How does the SIM card in your mobile work?

A SIM card stands for a Subscriber Identity Module, and it’s actually a small computer, but much, much smaller. The SIM card has a number of jobs that are essential to how your mobile phone works. Identity verification One of the most important jobs of the SIM card is to identify you as the genuine … Continued

If I change my SIM, do I lose the apps installed on my phone?

No, your SIM contains your phone information and your contacts. Apps, pictures, and videos are stored on your phone’s memory (either internal or on the SD card), so you can change the SIM and not worry about having to download all your apps again.

My phone is PUK locked, what can I do?

PUK stands for Pin Unlock Code. Your phone will only ask for this if you have locked your SIM by entering the incorrect PIN multiple times. When this happens, you’ll need to call your mobile network operator for the PUK code. Only they can give it to you. You then have 10 chances to enter … Continued

Can I have two numbers on one SIM card?

The short answer is that is currently very rare to be able to put two phone numbers on a single SIM card. This is because you would need capable handset, a special SIM card, and a mobile network able to offer the technology that would send calls and data to your SIMs simultaneously. One way … Continued

What is my PUK code?

If you have a PIN on your SIM card as a security measure, each time you start your phone, you’ll need to enter it. If you get this wrong a number of times, you will lock you SIM card. This means you’ll be unable to connect to your network or use your phone. To remedy … Continued

How does a wireless charger work?

Wireless chargers make convenient purchases for gadget users who can’t be bothered to plug in their device and sit by a socket. Providing your device comes with embedded wireless charging technology, you can now charge up your device without it being physically linked up to the energy source. This new technology is thanks to the … Continued