Posts by Chris

What is data usage?


What is data usage?  When you clicked the link that brought you to this page, your computer, tablet or phone will have downloaded somewhere between 500 Kilobytes and one Megabyte’s worth of data – data which makes up all the … Continue reading

What is Android?


When we talk about ‘Android’, or ‘Android phones’, we’re not talking about lifelike robots from science fiction, or even their choice of mobile handset. What we’re referring to is the Android mobile operating system (OS), and the mobile phones it … Continue reading

What is 4G and do I need it?


Techie types love their abbreviations and acronyms, don’t they? But by the time you learn what the latest ones mean, a bunch of new ones crop up – it’s the nature of the ever-evolving beast that is communications technology. Here’s … Continue reading

Pay as you go vs. pay monthly


Would you rather get a free phone and spread the cost over 12 or 24 months, or pay for your phone upfront and rest assured you won’t run up huge bills? On the face of it, that’s the difference between … Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Handset


It’s nice to get a shiny new phone, but choosing one can be tricky. There are so many choices to make: iOS or Android? What about Windows? Big, clear screen, or pocket-friendly size? Touchscreen or buttons? The list goes on… … Continue reading

How to Speed up your Smart Phone

01 - Hardware

The frustration of a slow computer has plagued some desktop users for years, but the problem has now found its way into the pockets and handbags of smartphone users too. Smartphones are, after all, miniature computers. Over time, or under … Continue reading

What is Windows Phone?


Since PCs started gaining popularity in the 1980s, Microsoft’s Windows operating system (OS) has become a household name. Windows has come a long way over the last 30 years or so, finding its way onto tablets and mobile phones along … Continue reading

What type of SIM card do I have?


A mobile phone cannot be used without a SIM card. Different handsets use different-sized SIM cards, and so it’s best to know which type you have, particularly if you’re thinking of buying a new handset. Read on as we describe … Continue reading

What is iOS?


When Apple’s iPhone arrived in 2007, forever changing the world of mobile phones, it wasn’t the physical handset that was so revolutionary. After all, it was just a fairly uninspiring slab of plastic, metal and glass. What really changed the … Continue reading

iPhone 6 Rumours


The biggest launch of the year is only months away, with Apple fans around the world eager to get their hands on the new iPhone. Apple is being tight lipped as usual about the impending iPhone 6, but for those … Continue reading

Tips for Choosing a Mobile Network


Choosing a handset is the fun part of getting a new phone, but choosing a network is far duller. That said, it’s easily as important as your choice of hardware, so you need to give it some careful consideration. Here … Continue reading