Like certain dog breeds or brands of German cars, the Tor browser has become guilty by association in the eyes of many people. The actions of a malignant minority are enough to tarnish an entire brand, and a similar fate has befallen the To...Read More
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It’s a common scenario. Just before leaving the house, you notice a red battery symbol in the corner of your smartphone screen. Disaster! It’s down to ten per cent! Suddenly, a nightmarish future unspools before your eyes – one involv...Read More
There comes a time in every smartphone’s life where its replacement sits alongside it, looking pristine in cellophane, patiently waiting to take its place. For many handsets, that time comes a mere twelve months after it was itself unboxe...Read More
Since they first entered our lives, mobile phones have always been supplied with cables. Initially, these were purely used to replenish the battery. Then, as dumb phones gave way to smartphones, cables became a way to transfer media files. ...Read More
If you’re not technically minded, the science behind smartphone operating systems can seem complex, and even unfathomable. That’s particularly true for the Android operating system, which runs in mildly revised forms across numerous han...Read More
Smartphones have been capable of displaying caller identification ever since the Nokia 1011 introduced the concept of multi-line screens in the early 1990s. More recently, it’s become commonplace for caller ID to be prominently displayed ...Read More
Bluetooth has become an indispensable component of modern smartphones. Intended primarily to connect a device with wireless peripherals, its uses have expanded to areas as diverse as data distribution and smart home security. In this beginn...Read More
In the Noughties, it was common for a new smartphone to have a discreet logo somewhere on its chassis, identifying the mobile network it had been supplied by. The presence of this network logo politely but firmly told you that the phone cou...Read More
Regardless of how well it’s looked after, or how infrequently it’s used, even the most cossetted mobile phone eventually needs replacing. When that day comes, the process of swapping over user data and account settings can seem daunting...Read More
Before the 1980s, the phrase STD had a far more innocent primary definition. The Subscriber Trunk Dialling system enabled people to place and receive phone calls without needing a switchboard operator to connect them. Different regions were...Read More