Mazuma Blog http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog Blogging about selling, trading-in or recycling mobile phones for cash. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:19:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New smartphone case designed to help catch ’em all in Pokemon Go http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/new-smartphone-case-designed-to-help-catch-em-all-in-pokemon-go/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/new-smartphone-case-designed-to-help-catch-em-all-in-pokemon-go/#respond Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/new-smartphone-case-designed-to-help-catch-em-all-in-pokemon-go/

It is safe to say Nintendo's massively popular new augmented reality game Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm.  While it has only been out for a matter of weeks, it has become a runaway success in a manner that no other smartphone app has ever done before.  This means it should perhaps come as...

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New iPhone: Dual cameras in and mute button out? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/new-iphone-dual-cameras-in-and-mute-button-out/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/new-iphone-dual-cameras-in-and-mute-button-out/#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/new-iphone-dual-cameras-in-and-mute-button-out/

New images purportedly of the forthcoming iPhone 7 have been leaked on Chinese social media – and they reveal some intriguing new developments for the perennially popular smartphone.  A redesigned camera and a slightly different look are the main differences visible in the posts – although some fans may be disappointed at the lack of a...

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Pokemon Go finally available in the UK http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/pokemon-go-finally-available-in-the-uk/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/pokemon-go-finally-available-in-the-uk/#respond Wed, 13 Jul 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/pokemon-go-finally-available-in-the-uk/

Pokemon Go – the smartphone game that has quickly become a global sensation – has finally been made available in the UK.  Some enthusiastic fans already downloaded the app via a workaround that involved convincing your phone you were a user from the US, where the game was launched earlier. This workaround gave users access...

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Is your Android phone infected with HummingBad? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/is-your-android-phone-infected-with-hummingbad/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/is-your-android-phone-infected-with-hummingbad/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/is-your-android-phone-infected-with-hummingbad/

An estimated ten million Android smartphones all over the world are thought to be infected with new malware called HummingBad.  The aggressive software was developed by a group of Chinese cyber criminals and was first discovered by security speciality Check Point earlier this year.  It was specified that the malware establishes a persistent rootkit with...

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Did this man invent the iPhone in 1992? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/did-this-man-invent-the-iphone-in-1992/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/did-this-man-invent-the-iphone-in-1992/#respond Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/did-this-man-invent-the-iphone-in-1992/

A man who claimed he invented the iPhone back in 1992 is suing Apple for $10 billion (£7.45 billion).  He claims the San Francisco-based computer manufacturing giant stole his ideas when it released the first version of the iPhone nine years ago.  While it may seem unlikely that someone had an idea of the practical...

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Samsung top-selling global brand – but what’s your favourite smartphone? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/samsung-top-selling-global-brand-but-whats-your-favourite-smartphone/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/samsung-top-selling-global-brand-but-whats-your-favourite-smartphone/#respond Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/samsung-top-selling-global-brand-but-whats-your-favourite-smartphone/

Smartphone rivalries can get fiercely competitive – with some fans adamant they'll never switch their iPhone for a Galaxy or vice versa.  But the two companies behind those products – Apple and Samsung – remain firm favourites around the world.  Indeed, the latest data from IC Insights shows that Samsung sold more smartphones than any...

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Could Apple be looking for a way to deactivate your iPhone at gigs? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/could-apple-be-looking-for-a-way-to-deactivate-your-iphone-at-gigs/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/could-apple-be-looking-for-a-way-to-deactivate-your-iphone-at-gigs/#respond Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/could-apple-be-looking-for-a-way-to-deactivate-your-iphone-at-gigs/

One of the biggest benefits of smartphones is the high quality camera offered by the majority of devices.  Many people no longer carry a conventional camera, as they always have their smartphone to hand and are able to quickly and conveniently snap a photo of a moment that is likely to become a cherished memory. ...

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World’s fastest mobile internet found in UK http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/worlds-fastest-mobile-internet-found-in-uk/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/worlds-fastest-mobile-internet-found-in-uk/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/worlds-fastest-mobile-internet-found-in-uk/

Average mobile internet connection speeds in the UK are among the fastest in the world, according to the findings of a new study.  The latest State of the Internet report from content delivery network Akamai indicated that British mobile users were able to get average speeds of 27.9 Mbps when connecting to the firm's platform...

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Would you buy a Google-branded smartphone? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/would-you-buy-a-google-branded-smartphone/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/would-you-buy-a-google-branded-smartphone/#respond Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/would-you-buy-a-google-branded-smartphone/

Brand loyalty is very important to some smartphone enthusiasts, with fans eagerly waiting in line to buy the latest version of the Apple iPhone or the Samsung Galaxy S device hours before the shops open.  However, others are more relaxed about the topic and only upgrade when they feel they really need to – and...

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Panoramic photos come to Facebook http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/panoramic-photos-come-to-facebook/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/panoramic-photos-come-to-facebook/#respond Wed, 15 Jun 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/panoramic-photos-come-to-facebook/

Facebook has announced the introduction of 360 Photos – a new feature that makes it possible for users to add panoramic images to their feeds.  Images were first introduced to Facebook more than a decade ago and quickly became one of the main ways people communicate with their friends, family members and loved ones through...

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Could music streaming be headed to Twitter? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/could-music-streaming-be-headed-to-twitter/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/could-music-streaming-be-headed-to-twitter/#respond Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/could-music-streaming-be-headed-to-twitter/

There can be no doubt that listening to music and keeping your friends up to speed on social media are two of the most popular functions of the smartphone.  With this in mind, it is perhaps unsurprising that Twitter could be pursuing a partnership with online music streaming service SoundCloud.  The social network has invested...

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New iOS previewed by Apple – are you ready to upgrade? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/new-ios-previewed-by-apple-are-you-ready-to-upgrade/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/new-ios-previewed-by-apple-are-you-ready-to-upgrade/#respond Sun, 12 Jun 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/new-ios-previewed-by-apple-are-you-ready-to-upgrade/

It seems that speculation is always rife as to what Apple has in the pipeline for future releases.  Fans' appetites are barely sated for a few days after a major new iPhone release before rumours and leaks start emerging as to what features and specifications will come to define the next iteration of the perennially...

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Ofcom aims to prevent nuisance calls with text messaging service http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/ofcom-aims-to-prevent-nuisance-calls-with-text-messaging-service/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/ofcom-aims-to-prevent-nuisance-calls-with-text-messaging-service/#respond Mon, 06 Jun 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/ofcom-aims-to-prevent-nuisance-calls-with-text-messaging-service/

Nuisance calls are probably among the most frustrating aspects of owning a mobile phone.  For a while it felt like they may have been confined to the past and have been a quirk of technology left behind with the landline.  However, nuisance calls quickly caught up with the fact that smartphones are increasingly popular and...

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The easiest way to stop getting nuisance calls in the UK http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/easiest-way-stop-getting-nuisance-calls-uk/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/easiest-way-stop-getting-nuisance-calls-uk/#respond Fri, 03 Jun 2016 10:50:57 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/?p=16878 Has anyone actually been miss-sold PPI? We all get them, we all get annoyed by them, and as far as we are aware, nobody has ever actually had a reason to answer the PPI calls other than to ‘thank them for their time’ and hang up again. Do you want to stop these calls coming...

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All-glass model could follow the iPhone 7 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/all-glass-model-could-follow-the-iphone-7/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/all-glass-model-could-follow-the-iphone-7/#respond Mon, 30 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/all-glass-model-could-follow-the-iphone-7/

Rumours are rife as to what features and specifications will characterise the next iteration of Apple's perennially popular iPhone, ahead of its September release.  An all-glass iPhone has been widely touted for some time now – and one commentator has added fuel to the fire of this particular rumour.  Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo made the...

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Four must-try speed-reading apps for iOS http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/four-must-try-speed-reading-apps-for-ios/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/four-must-try-speed-reading-apps-for-ios/#respond Mon, 30 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/four-must-try-speed-reading-apps-for-ios/

Speed-reading is an idea that has been around for a very long time – and it is easy to see the appeal of getting through your growing reading list as fast as possible.  It started out from using simple techniques like using a pen to guide the reader's eye more efficiently across the page and...

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Three set to trial ad-blocking technology http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/three-set-to-trial-ad-blocking-technology/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/three-set-to-trial-ad-blocking-technology/#respond Thu, 26 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/three-set-to-trial-ad-blocking-technology/

Network carrier Three UK has announced the first step in its plans to improve the mobile advertising experience for its users.  From June, it will be trialling ad-blocking technology, with the firm emphasising its belief that the current model of mobile advertising is broken.  It noted that consumers are becoming increasingly frustrated by irrelevant and...

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The Razr returns: Could the flip phone be making a comeback? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/the-razr-returns-could-the-flip-phone-be-making-a-comeback/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/the-razr-returns-could-the-flip-phone-be-making-a-comeback/#respond Thu, 26 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/the-razr-returns-could-the-flip-phone-be-making-a-comeback/

Before Apple unveiled the first iPhone back in 2007 and popularised the simple, rectangular smartphone, the world of the mobile was completely different.  There can be no doubt that the steady stream of innovative new features and technologies that are regularly added to the latest releases are all to the good – bringing more convenience...

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Curved glass smartphones: Are you looking to upgrade? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/curved-glass-smartphones-are-you-looking-to-upgrade/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/curved-glass-smartphones-are-you-looking-to-upgrade/#respond Mon, 23 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/curved-glass-smartphones-are-you-looking-to-upgrade/

The popularity of smartphones all over the world shows little sign of fading – and this trend has been driven by an enthusiasm for the innovative possibilities of the technology.  Since the popularisation of the devices with the launch of the first iPhone back in 2007, people have been more and more keen to see...

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Useful smartphone accessories for music lovers http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/useful-smartphone-accessories-for-music-lovers/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/useful-smartphone-accessories-for-music-lovers/#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/useful-smartphone-accessories-for-music-lovers/

Smartphones have become integral to so many people's lives for a wide range of reasons, not least of which is their diverse functionality.  From being able to keep up to speed with our friends, family and loved ones via social media, through to taking great photos and listening to your favourite tracks, there really does...

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