Tag: smartphone

Is wireless smartphone charging worth the hype?

by , Digital Producer Technology 24 June 2015
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wireless charger

I’m seeing wireless charging advertised everywhere lately. Well-known brands, such as Samsung, promise ‘no cables, no connectors’. But if something sounds too good to be true... (more about wireless charging ...)

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Why I don’t take a compact camera on holiday any more

by , Senior Technology Researcher Technology 23 June 2015
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Holiday picture

When packing for a holiday, a compact camera used to be one of the first items I’d throw into my suitcase. Now it sits on a shelf at home while I enjoy myself in the sun. (more about taking holiday photos ...)

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How can we prevent mobile phone fraud?

by , Ethical Hacker Consumer Rights 19 May 2015
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mobile-fraud

Which? hired experts Pen Test Partners to test the security of the websites of the four major mobile phone providers. In this guest post Ken Munro, from the company, explains the test and what they found. (more about mobile fraud ...)

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Do you report nuisance texts using SPAM?

by , Consumer Rights Producer Consumer Rights 8 April 2015
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Spam

Do you receive a lot of spam text messages asking you to claim for an accident you’ve never had? Or an SMS to reclaim the PPI money you’ve already reclaimed for free and have since spent on a break in Alicante? (more about spam texts...)

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New cap on bills for stolen mobiles falls short

by , Conversation Editor Technology 23 March 2015
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Phone being stolen

Should you have to pay for a bill that’s been racked up by criminals? The Government has reached a voluntary agreement with five mobile operators to tackle shock phone bills - we don’t think it goes far enough. (more about stolen phones...)

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Bad phone signal at home – can you cancel your contract?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 23 October 2014
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Mobile-signal

What happens if you’ve got rubbish mobile phone signal at home, but you’re locked into a one- or two-year contract? Is it easy to cancel? No, as many of the stories shared on last week’s BBC Watchdog showed. (more about mobile phone signal...)

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‘Bendy’ iPhone 6: who’s to blame?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 26 September 2014
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iPhone in pocket

Not another ‘gate’. The iPhone 4 had ‘antenna-gate’ and the iPhone 6 has been struck with the moniker ‘bend-gate’. So if your iPhone 6 Plus has bent in your pocket, are you entitled to a refund? That depends… (more about bendy iPhones...)

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Is bigger always better?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 10 September 2014
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iPhone 6 'bigger than bigger'

‘Bigger than bigger’ says Apple about the new iPhone 6 and its even bigger brother iPhone 6 Plus. The manufacturer that once lauded thumb-friendly phones has gone big… too big? (more about the iPhone 6...)

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Jane Bradley: hang up on costly phone unlocking

by , The Scotsman Technology 18 August 2014
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Lock and key on phone

In this guest post, Jane Bradley of The Scotsman writes about the murky world of backstreet phone unlocking. Have you ever got your phone unlocked in an independent shop to avoid your network’s high fees? (more about phone unlocking...)

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What phone features are most important to you?

by , Conversation Editor Technology 8 August 2014
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Siri on iPhone 4S

What’s most important to you when you buy a smartphone? Fingerprint scanning, voice control, 3D graphics…? Somehow I don’t think it’s any of those. (more about phone features...)

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Mobile unlocking policies are confusing and inconsistent

by , Campaign Manager Technology 5 August 2014
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Padlock on smartphone

Ofcom has published a guide on mobile phone locking and unlocking. As useful as it is to check whether your handset will be locked, it just shows how confusing and inconsistent phone locking really is. (more about phone unlocking...)

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Embrace the cheque’s digital makeover

by , Money Researcher Money 27 July 2014
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Digital cheque imaging

We know that lots of you still love using cheques. The question is, do they have a future? Could giving them a digital makeover be a great way of keeping them alive? (more about cheques...)

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Is technology now a natural part of growing up?

by , Guest Author Technology 7 July 2014
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Children using gadgets on sofa

Now more than ever, technology is playing a huge part in our daily lives. But while technology can be a means of learning, is it preventing children from being children? (more about tech and kids...)

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Pat and Rob on the case for free mobile unlocking

by , Conversation Editor Technology 10 June 2014
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Unlock Better Mobile Deals logo

In under two weeks, more than 17,500 people have signed our petition to Unlock Better Mobile Deals. We don’t think handsets should be locked to a network after you’ve left – here's Pat and Rob to explain why. (more about mobile unlocking...)

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