Do my Snapchats really disappear?

We’ve talked about Snapchat on JustAskGemalto before. It’s a mobile messenger service which makes your photos and text messages disappear forever after a few seconds. You can also do other cool things like read the news in short clips, take photos with Augmented Reality filters and build your own “story” each day. Click here to … Continued

Facebook rocket icon: what is it and what is it for?

A select number of Facebook user has recent seen a rocket icon pop up in their apps. It looks like this: Facebook is always rolling out new features, and it’s a new idea that the company hopes will lead to a more engaging experience for their users. Here is their official statement on the icon: … Continued

Wearables: how do they help me?

Over the past few years, there has been a boom in wearables. But just as with all new technology there are people that are skeptical if they are useful and worthwhile or just another gimmick. There are many types of wearable, so it’s important to treat each case as it comes. Wearable devices arguably started … Continued

How to stay safe on mobile dating apps

Mobile dating has never been so popular. The rise of apps like Tinder has created a new cultural phenomenon, allowing you to start conversations with strangers and arrange dates. While it’s fun, it’s important to remember some basic safety tips when using dating apps. They’re easy to remember and won’t hinder your search for love. … Continued

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.