Smartphone screen protector
Liquid, film or tempered glass – which is best?

You put your phone in your pocket many times during the day, pull it out again, wipe the display and then put it back in your pocket. Or worse – it ends up in the bottom of your bag along with your keys and make-up. There are bound to be scratches. This is why it is essential to choose a good screen protector.

You can reliably prevent these scratches, if you read on to find out which is the best option for you. (more…)

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iPhone battery replacement
Replacement batteries for older iPhones

Do you ever wonder why your ‘slightly older’ iPhone suddenly drops power and you don’t know why? Apple has already admitted to slowing down processor power to reduce peak power consumption. But now Apple are offering you an iPhone battery replacement at a reduced price.

Keep reading to find out why Apple are reducing the performance of the processors and why now they are replacing the batteries. (more…)

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Permission to listen
Apps can use your microphone

Smartphones that have many different apps downloaded are now part of everyday life. There are always new apps and our interests are constantly changing, so we often are installing new apps. And they begin with asking for permission.

Very often apps will ask for permission to use the smartphone’s microphone too. Although it is often not clear why the apps need it, but we still agree, usually without hesitation. But what can the microphone do, now you have authorised it to be used. Read on to find out.

We have already reported on another type of eavesdropping. If you are interested in advertising tracking take a look at the article eavesdropping via Android App . (more…)

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Malware through pirated software
Beware of fake Microsoft software and licenses

Pirated copies of software is not only illegal, but can in worst case scenarios, contaminate your PC with malware. Fake software and licenses not only harm companies, but also individuals by causing viruses to spread unnoticed.

Read on to find out how to recognise and protect yourself from fake software. Microsoft has nothing to do with the fake software, but the company’s reputation is harmed by these pirated copies. (more…)

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Planned obsolescence
Device is broken and warranty expired

Planned obsolescence is a purposefully implemented strategy that ensures the current version of a given product will become out-of-date or useless within a known time period. Is it really true that electronic devices give up the ghost straight after the warranty expires?

The manufacturers say not, but the experiences of customers say differently. It seems that time after time, new devices will go bump shortly after the end of the warranty. (more…)

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Samsung News
Release date for Galaxy S9 is set

There is exciting news from Samsung. There are rumours spreading about the Samsung Galaxy S9. Many of you are already waiting eagerly for the new flagship from the South Korean company. What can it do? When does it go on sale? And what will it cost?

So far, it’s all speculation, but we’ll tell you what the latest rumours are and answer questions about the Galaxy S9. (more…)

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