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How To Save Offline Maps in Google Maps For iOS
Mapping software is great isn’t it?  You can plan journeys with multiple stops and  find the quickest, shortest and most fuel economical route to your destination with the variety of Map software available.  You can do it the old fashioned way, with a map and some maths skills, but... Read more
How to Set Up A Passcode On iPad
Security is a big thing these days isn’t it?  It is a wise move to lock down all of your devices in one way or another.  Take your tablet for instance.  By setting a passcode on your Apple iPad, you can protect your data in case it is lost... Read more
How to Turn Your Smartphone into A WiFi Hotspot
If you are like me and use the Internet on a daily basis, then you need a good strong reliable connection.  But what if you are out and about with your laptop/tablet and there is no WiFi connection?  How do you get online?   Don’t panic, as no doubt you... Read more
How to Watch The FIFA World Cup 2014 Across Multiple Devices
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has arrived!  Whether you like it or loathe it, for the next month it will be the subject on most peoples’ lips.  There are more ways than ever to watch the World Cup, you don’t just have to watch it at the bar! Here... Read more
Tips On Buying Used Smartphones
If you don’t want to be tied in to a long-term phone contract but don’t want to pay full price for a new smartphone, then buying a used handset is one option. The online marketplace is full of second hand smartphones but choosing the right phone from the right... Read more
How To Prepare A Smartphone, Tablet or PC For Selling
If you decide that it’s time to get rid of your old smartphone, tablet or PC, then it’s important to prepare the device before handing it over to its new owner. Making a few small preparations will prevent anyone from gaining access to your personal data and save you... Read more
Summer Holiday Essentials: Using Your Smartphone Abroad
Nowadays when planning a trip abroad, packing your smartphone is as essential as remembering sun cream and swimwear, yet there are some things to consider before you jet off. Here are a few pointers to make sure you don’t get caught out on your trip. Roaming Charges Before you... Read more
Turn Your Smartphone into A Microscope
Most of us have wished we had a decent microscope at one time or another. Whether it’s to look at some kind of an insect sample, or to just look a water sample, a portable microscope would make that a whole lot easier. Trouble is, most of us don’t... Read more
10 Ways To Improve Your iPhone Battery
I’ve noticed that lately I seem to be forever plugging my iPhone in to charge. As well as being rather inconvenient, it’s really annoying, so I decided to hunt for ways to make my iPhone battery last longer. Some of them are pretty obvious but others had never occurred... Read more
Use Your iPhone To Make Floor Plans
It seems there is going to be no end to the tasks iPhones can help us perform. They’ve all but replaced most cameras for the average person, and now in some instances they’re even going to replace the old fashioned tape measure. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably... Read more
Tip Your Starbucks Barista With Your iPhone
Starbucks is making some pretty exciting changes when it comes to how you pay for your drinks. (Or whatever else you may get). The company is already a clear leader in the field of mobile payments. And starting today (3/19/14), for those in the United States, customers who have... Read more
Water Damaged Smartphone? Get To A Dry Box Rescue
If you own a smartphone, then chances are you have, unfortunately, got it wet.  Whether that is wet from answering a call in the pouring rain, or dropping it in your bathtub, it is the most annoying thing you can do to your phone.  Even cracking your screen isn’t... Read more
Advice On Repairing Your Smartphone Or Tablet
In this day and age we are all becoming increasingly reliant on our smart devices but just like every other consumer product, they are prone to breaking. Just recently we showed you how it is possible to save your mobile phone from water damage but what happens if you... Read more
Order Taco Bell From Your Smartphone
I have good news for everyone who loves to indulge their Mexican fast-food tastebuds every once in a while – Taco Bell is about to make it easier than ever to make a run for the border. Whether it’s lunch time or time for your second dinner around midnight,... Read more
How To Save A Phone From Water Damage
There must be hundreds of thousands of people out there who have dropped their phone down the loo, jumped into a pool with it in their pocket or ended up in another situation where their phone is submerged in water. There is so much advice out there about how... Read more
iPhone 5 Tips & Tricks From Apple Itself
Apple has launched a set of new guides called Tips and Tricks in a bid to help users discover all the lesser known new features that are packed into iOS7 and the new iPhones 5S and 5C. The pages inform users about the models that are currently available, so... Read more
How to Reduce Smartphone Expenses
For those of you who own a smartphone, you already know how much more convenient it is to keep up with your social networking, emails, and net surfing, especially when compared to using your old, basic flip-phone. Most likely, you are also well aware of how quickly your monthly... Read more
Optimize Your Small Business for Mobile
The amount of people that use mobile devices to access the internet has doubled in recent years, according to research from Pew Internet.  In fact, according to the same research, more than half of U.S. cell phone owners use their phones to access the internet. As more people use... Read more