THERE’S nothing more frustrating than not knowing where your mobile phone is.But has your device been lost or stolen? Here are the steps you need to take…If you have lost your mobile, you need to let your phone provider know immediately.They will then block your SIM and serial number to prevent your device being found and used by someone else.If you have a habit of losing your personal items, you should consider getting phone insurance.Provided you stick to the payment plan, you’ll be covered in the instance that you lose your phone.Just like when you lose your phone, it’s important to notify your phone provider if your device is stolen.EE, O2, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone are among those who offer customers a liability cap.As long as you report your mobile stolen within 24 hours and are on this plan, you’ll only be expected to pay the first £100 of your phone bill.Report the incident to the police as soon as possible.This will help the … [Read more...] about What to do if your phone is lost or stolen, how do you find your IMEI number and can thieves unlock your iPhone?
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IF you've just got your hands on a shiny new iPhone 7, you're probably busy getting your head around its new home button, snazzier camera and absent headphone jack.But we've just discovered a whole range of hidden features available on all handsets that you probably never knew existed.Ever wanted to dodge someone's call, but been too worried to hit the 'red phone' button in case they knew you were avoiding them?There's a clever way to do it - all you need is the secret code.That's just one of five handy features available to all users by punching a combination of digits into the keypad.We thought we were pretty in the know about iPhones, but this has blown our minds.Not a good time?Rather than straight up declining the call, let them down gently using this neat little trick: call forwarding.In activating this function, all incoming phone calls will automatically be directed to voicemail.Simply dial *#21# to activate it - then when you're ready to talk, … [Read more...] about Hidden iPhone features you can unlock with these secret codes, including dodging unwanted calls without people knowing you’ve ‘redphoned’ them
BARGAIN hunting Brits have had hundreds siphoned from their bank accounts after fraudsters hijacked their Groupon accounts.Groupon account holders have been told to check their account details to make sure they have not been targeted.Punters began complaining that something wasn’t right in early December after receiving confirmation emails for items they hadn’t bought.Some customers claim to have had £700 nicked from them.According to MoneySavingExpert.com, frustrated Brits are being ignored by Groupon’s customer services department and were told they may have to wait up to 10 days to get it sorted.Groupon has not itself been hacked, but fraudsters have hacked individual accounts after accessing log in and password info from other hacks.It follows revelations that millions of Brits personal details are up for grabs on the dark web after a massive Yahoo hack in 2013.Groupon would not confirm how many had been affected, but Twitter is awash with complaints.One … [Read more...] about Hackers nick hundreds from Groupon account holders to buy iPhones and holidays on their credit cards – here’s how to check if you’ve been affected
APPLE have launched their new iPhone 8 and iPhone X - both of which will run iOS 11, the operating system which has launched TODAY! Unveiled at Apple's new Spaceship HQ, iOS 11 comes with some major new features including phone-to-phone Apple Pay. Here's everything you need to know...Unveiled at Apple's new Spaceship HQ, iOS 11 comes with some major new features including phone-to-phone Apple Pay. Here's the latest information...iOS stands for the iPhone Operating System, the main software used to interact with the phone.Apple officially unveiled iOS 11 on Tuesday, September 12, and it boasts a number of cool features.iOS 11 was released for download on September 19 (TODAY) while the iPhone 8 is out on September 22.Brits are now being offered the chance to download and install the software, which went live at 6pmThe much anticipated iPhone X will be released on November 3.Shared wifiThere will be a new wifi password-sharing feature on Apple's next … [Read more...] about Apple iOS 11 UK release date TODAY! New features and download info for latest iPhone and iPad operating system
When Dave Hakkens' camera stopped working because of a defective part, he couldn't get it repaired. It wasn't possible to replace the part, even though the rest of the device still worked just fine. This so maddened Hakkens that he decided to revolutionize the electronics world. For his final-year project at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands he came up with a project aimed at changing how consumers interact with electronics. Repairing products instead of buying new ones - that's Hakkens' vision. However, the design concept he developed isn't for cameras: It's for smart phones. His phone can be assembled out of several modules, like pieces of Lego - a block for the screen, a block for the battery, another block for the camera. And depending on repair needs, and what the consumer wants, the blocks can simply be expanded or exchanged. Hakkens named his concept Phonebloks. Daniel Basa, a computer scientist at Bielefeld University in Germany, says it's already possible to … [Read more...] about Building a sustainable smart phone out of blocks