4 phone charging myths you thought were real

4 phone charging myths you thought were real

A huge number of the population has got smartphones, and with the intense daily usage, they need to be charged. Users end up with chargers in the car, office and at home constantly charging the phone. This has led to the emergence of a number of myths, and some of them have taken a hold of the society. Here are 5 such myths debunked. Overnight charging kills the battery This is one common myth that has gotten to every household. However, it’s not entirely true. Yes, charging your phone overnight and every night is not a healthy thing to do. It can lead to overheating, so ensure that you place it in a cool area before you plug in that charger. Phones are smarter than you think and can tell when the battery is full. When plugged in, these smartphones stop charging and prevent the battery from being in use. This then prevents them from dying out. Let your phone die out completely before charging it again This is another widespread myth with no basis whatsoever. The worst part about this myth is that it does more harm than good. Letting your phone get to 0% before plugging it in makes it even more unstable. Here’s the thing, your phone has got a finite number of charge cycles so you really shouldn’t let it get to 0% as that subtracts a cycle of the count. Try and maintain the battery charge in the range of 50% to 80% for a longer lifespan. The lithium cells in the batteries are much better off charged than left to get to 0%....
Why Sony Xperia XZ Premium Is The Best Phone When Travelling For Holiday?

Why Sony Xperia XZ Premium Is The Best Phone When Travelling For Holiday?

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is a special powerhouse that has stunned the long standing giants. Many people in the UK are heading for the summer holiday and do not want to miss an opportunity to capture picturesque sites and staying in touch with friends and family. You can only achieve this by getting the best smartphone. Samsung and Apple smartphones have colonized the market in the recent past with the former having the highest sales in the first quarter of 2017. Sony has been accused of carrying the huge framework in its home devices and being highly inflexible with design and feature when it comes to smartphones. However, the latest Sony Xperia XZ Premium has changed the narrative because of its enthralling features. If you are planning a holiday in the Baltics, Tropics, Mediterranean or Africa, here are the main reasons why the Xperia is unmatched even by other top models. The best smartphone camera out there Many smartphone manufacturers are working tirelessly to make their cameras stronger and highly effective. However, Sony with its history in high-quality cameras does not have a problem in getting what has been considered the best in the market. Its real camera packs a whopping 19MP that no other smartphone has managed to come close. Now, even the market leader Samsung Galaxy S7 only trails from a distance. The lovely camera means you can capture amazing images whether of sceneries, wild animals, or historic sites. You can never go wrong with this. The master in slow motion videos Since Sony released the Xperia XZ Premium, the competitors have been left scratching their...
Quick and simple tips to save your iPhone battery life

Quick and simple tips to save your iPhone battery life

Yes, our beloved smartphones, powerful processors and ingenious designs. However, one thing they all have in common is their limited battery life. Having a phone go for a whole day without the need to charge it is always marvelled at. And most phones can’t even get that far. Things get a lot worse for the gamers and intensive phone users. If you’re sick of watching your iPhone battery drain out by the evening, then here are some good practices that would really improve your phone’s battery life.   Enable Wi-Fi assist Yes, Wi-Fi is everybody’s best friend, but sometimes, it can take your battery power down and fast. Low Wi-Fi signals cause the phone to really struggle in maintaining the signal and end up draining the battery in a much shorter period. Wi-Fi assist cuts off access to low-signal Wi-Fi hotspots and enables your data usage instead. Only do this is you’ve got a data plan that you don’t mind using since enabling Wi-Fi assist causes a lot more data usage. Head over to Settings > Cellular and enable the option here.   Go to low power mode This is one of those features that’s hardly used in an iPhone. The low power mode converts your phone into an energy saving machine, only using the most important features you need to get up and running. Whenever your phone gets to 20%, this mode is activated and you’ll experience a much longer lasting battery life. Simply go to Settings > Battery and switch it on.   Turn on auto-brightness Another awesome feature is the auto brightness. People are often oblivious...

Top trends to expect in the mobile phone industry in 2017

Smartphones are a known culprit when it comes to revolutionary changes and mind-blowing upgrades. They are constantly growing thinner and more intelligent, perhaps a lot smarter than is cosy. But the fact is, change is inevitable, we shall continue seeing these changes for as long as the tech industry lives. USB C ports are continually replacing the older connectors and deep learning could make it a lot easier to predict human behaviour thereby enhancing the experience. So, what are some of the top trends to expect a year or two from now?   Hotter, cooler designs The smartphone giants, namely Apple and Samsung have talked about giving their smartphones a startling new look. The most prominent of rumours are about the unveiling of the foldable Galaxy X. Recent rumours suggest that the phone may be ready by the end of the year. Lenovo even revealed its Cplus foldable prototype that can be worn as a watch. So if you think this is some science fiction, then think again. Such tech may make its appearance much sooner than you think.   Powerful, faster chips As expected, phones are getting closer to the PCs in terms of power. Chips are obviously going to be faster and more powerful. But what makes this trend a big deal is the fact that virtual reality is just taking form. The chips need to be as powerful as they can to support virtual reality. More and more handsets are going to run virtual reality applications and even games. Currently, only the high end phones such as the Galaxy 7 support VR. However, this feature is...
How smartphones are transforming our World

How smartphones are transforming our World

One thing for sure is that smartphones are an integral part of how people live these days. Just think about it. Go way back before this smart devices were released to the public. You’ll have to agree that people kind of lived differently back then. There were no video calls, online multiplayer games, interesting chat platforms and so on. Thanks to man’s innovation, mobile technology evolved into what it is today and that is not the end. New software and hardware developments are being made every day. So, that brings as to the million-pound question, how are smartphones influencing our lives today? New markets Smartphones have played a great role in creation of new markets. This has enabled business men to gain access to markets that were once unexplored before the smartphone came to be. Since a great number of the earth’s population owns these intelligent devices, each one of these people could be a potential customer to a business person. Nowadays, you can take your business anywhere. Using platforms such as email marketing and other search engine optimization techniques, you could advertise your business all the way from East England to North West England just from the palm of your hand. Politics Presently, information is everywhere thanks to smartphones. Well, the media do play a critical role in disbursing political issues to the public. However, mobile phones have widened the access that citizens have to this information. In fact, it has become so difficult for the Government to hide things from its people recently. These days, you now know almost everything that is going on in your country...
What You Need To Know About the Latest IOS 11

What You Need To Know About the Latest IOS 11

When Apple released IOS 10 in 2016, the new features made the experience with most iPhones really awesome. Now, Apple has opened the lid on the new operating system, IOS 11. This is the next operating system that will take your iPhone and iPad among other Apple products to the next level. Here is everything about IOS 11 that you need to know. IOS 11 adrift towards the dark mode For some years, Apple has preferred to stay away from the dark mode. However, IOS 11 edges closer to the dark mode with a new Smart Invert Colours. Though this feature does not completely activate the dark mode, it inverts colours while leaving out the videos and photos. Let’s put it this way; the new feature is an improvement over the older version that inverted all the colours on the screen. Now, your smartphone will only invert some colours so that the user can continue seeing the videos and images. A shift for the volume indicator In the previous IOS 10, the volume indicator was positioned at the bottom. The new IOS 10 has now shifted the volume indicator to the top section of the video playback. Though the change might be a small tweak, Apple indicates that it will make the experience more authentic when playing videos and audio tracks. Stronger Wi-Fi sharing capabilities This is one feature that will make the new operating system a darling of many. The new Wi-Fi sharing capability makes it possible to use the iPhone as a hub for other Apple devices. This means that the new operating system allows you to...
Five Unique Ways to Use the Old Smartphone

Five Unique Ways to Use the Old Smartphone

The latest smartphones in the market are really awesome. They not only make you feel stylish but create a sense of class. Whether you have just acquired the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 or the latest iPhone 8, one question that will always persist is what to do with the old smartphone. Well, some might argue that selling is easier. However, why bother when there are so many awesome things to do with it? Here are five unique things you can do with the old smartphone. Make it a car GPS If the old smartphone has GPS capability, you can turn it into a navigational device. Most of the smartphones designed in the last 5 years come with GPS tracking capabilities. Therefore, all you require is the right tracking application. For example, the CoPilot GPS provides offline regional maps as well as turn-by-turn direction. All that the applications require is an area map of your region. Note that most of these apps are sold for a fee. However, you can still get the same results for free by using Google Maps. A kitchen command centre No one wants the expensive new smartphone to get grime, water or soot when working in the kitchen. By turning your old smartphone into a command assistant, all the tasks done in the kitchen can be completed easily through it. For example, you can access cooking videos directly on the old smartphone, prepare shopping list, and download cooking apps. Then, all the details can be synched with the main smartphone. Use the smartphone as a baby monitor Video monitors can be really pricey. However, you...

Key things to note about mobile insurance cover

Who takes insurance cover for their mobile phone? Is there really a need for mobile phone insurance? Well, that depends on how much value you place on your phone. If you own the latest iPhone, Blackberry or Samsung Galaxy, then you should know what it means to have insurance cover for your mobile. Not only are these phones classy and well designed, but they are prestigious and expensive as well. Did you know that there are some companies that offer insurance cover for as little as approximately 1.49 pounds a month? And that is only one insurance company. There are also other competitive firms with similar and even lower rates. You could research over the internet to find a few of them. Before you commit yourself to any insurance package, there are a few important things you need to know first. Below are some of them. It’s for everyone Mobile insurance is not for the rich people. In fact, that is a notion you should get out of your head completely. This type of insurance is meant for all types of people just as long as they have mobile phones. If you feel like your mobile phone is worth insuring from various risks, then go ahead and get yourself a package. You have nothing to worry about. However, make sure you acquire a sensible package. The last thing you want is paying more premiums in a year than the value of your own phone. Therefore, gauge you have the type of insurance cover based on your phone’s value. However, do this while keeping in mind the benefits the cover...

Which is better? Brand or Refurbished

Everybody loves a brand new phone. After all, why shouldn’t you? The new box smell, unscratched screen, quality wrapping, new charger and earphones are what you paid for and you deserve it all. What about refurbished mobile phones though? Could you have been overlooking them all this time? Maybe they are the better choice and you never really knew. So, which is really better? Is it the refurbished phone with impeccable resilience or the brand new mobile phone with endless possibilities? Well, keep on reading, because you are just about to find out! Refurbished mobile phones Note that a refurbished phone is not the same as a used phone. You could call it an improved used phone instead. A refurbished phone is made when a few components of used functioning or malfunctioning phones are assembled together to form a usable mobile phone.   Would it be better to get a refurbished phone? Sometimes, it could be better to get a refurbished phone if you think of some of the advantages you can get. Although they aren’t new, it doesn’t mean that they are bad. Are more affordable A refurbished phone will always be cheaper than a new one. That means that you can acquire your dream mobile phone at a much lower rate. Are you interested in saving some cash? Then refurbished is the way to go. Performs just as well Get a well refurbished mobile phone and you won’t be able to tell the difference between it and a new mobile phone. It will open all your apps smoothly and give you all the services that a new...
Five Phone Parameters to Look For When Selecting a Holiday Phone

Five Phone Parameters to Look For When Selecting a Holiday Phone

The summer is finally here, and it is time to get out and enjoy after a long and chilly winter. Whether you plan to explore gothic structures downtown London, take the family for a golf holiday in Wales or go exploring nature in Ireland, you need to capture every moment and immortalize it. This is where the need for a perfect smartphone comes to play. For years, people used to carry phones and separate cameras to capture images and videos of enthralling encounters in the wild. However, all the functions have been taken over by smartphones that allow you to capture great images, make videos, upload them online, and even hold video conferencing when on holiday. Here are the five most important components to look for in a holiday smartphone. Top notch camera Whether you are in a recreational vehicle, a speed train, or a family car heading to a holiday destination, the desire is to capture perfect images for the traveling album. Therefore, you can never compromise on the smartphone’s camera. Some of the top picks from the market include; Motion eye sensors: This is a unique feature in smartphones such as Sony Xperia XZ Premium that helps to capture images before, during, and after hitting the shutter button. It is the best feature for stabilizing images. Bigger rear camera aperture: Since you are off for a holiday, it is important to be prepared to capture images even during low light sessions. Top smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy S8 have a very big aperture of more than f/1.7 that allows ample light to capture images even in poorly...