Going abroad is part of life for millions of people, from holidays in the sun to business trips and weddings. Unfortunately, your UK smartphone contract won’t necessarily cover calls, texts or even mobile data in other parts of the world ...Read More
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It’s not often a television programme changes the world, but Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II has transformed the planet’s attitudes to plastic. The final, harrowing episode in this documentary series inspired a global debate o...Read More
By now, most of us understand the concept of phishing. Unsolicited emails pretending to be from high-profile businesses or Nigerian princes have become a familiar (if unwelcome) sight in our inboxes over the years. Email spam filters and in...Read More
There’s something very exciting about receiving a new smartphone. From the first unboxing through to exploring your new device’s capabilities, replacement phones generally represent a welcome upgrade on what went before. In truth, what ...Read More
Periodically, your smartphone will announce it needs an important update (the word important is usually used, to generate a sense of urgency). The device might suggest installing this update at night, and it’ll usually only take place if ...Read More
Rooting a smartphone sounds like it might involve a plant pot, and it does have one or two horticultural similarities. A device will expand after being rooted, with offshoots potentially extending in unexpected directions. However, rooting ...Read More
Mobile phones have enriched and advanced our lives, but unfortunately these benefits are less clear-cut when it comes to children. From malware to spyware, from cyber-bullying to grooming, the internet’s various horrors are all easily acc...Read More
For decades, we’ve suspected that living in Britain means we have to pay more than other countries for certain products and services. The phrase “rip-off Britain” was coined in the 1990s, eventually being adopted by a BBC TV series an...Read More
Every year, millions of smartphones are traded in or sold so their owners can obtain a newer model. If the old device still works perfectly, savvy consumers could acquire a refurbished smartphone at a knock-down price. When someone trades ...Read More
Considering how affordable smartphones used to be, it seems astonishing that consumers are now willing to pay almost £1,500 for a SIM-only handset. That’s a higher value than the total out-of-home cover provided by many home insurance po...Read More