Mazuma Blog http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog Blogging about selling, trading-in or recycling mobile phones for cash. Tue, 03 May 2016 08:59:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Reducing the risk of falling for a phone scam http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/reducing-the-risk-of-falling-for-a-phone-scam/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/reducing-the-risk-of-falling-for-a-phone-scam/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/reducing-the-risk-of-falling-for-a-phone-scam/

Every year, millions of people up and down the country fall foul of scams – and these can be carried out over the phone, in person, by fax, or through websites.  Victims of these scams often find themselves thousands of pounds out of pocket – and recovering these losses can be arduous and difficult.  Indeed,...

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Had enough of autocorrect? A solution could be coming http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/had-enough-of-autocorrect-a-solution-could-be-coming/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/had-enough-of-autocorrect-a-solution-could-be-coming/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/had-enough-of-autocorrect-a-solution-could-be-coming/

Autocorrect has become the bane of many people's lives, having been the cause of so many miscommunications between friends, family and loved ones.  The practicalities that it offers – simple correction of common spelling errors – make some people reluctant to turn it off. However, many of us have been caught out with a stray...

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BlackBerry brings Android Marshmallow to Priv http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/blackberry-brings-android-marshmallow-to-priv/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/blackberry-brings-android-marshmallow-to-priv/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/blackberry-brings-android-marshmallow-to-priv/

BlackBerry users who purchased the phone maker's latest Android smartphone – the Priv – when it was launched in October last year will now benefit from all the features included in the very latest version of Google's mobile operating system (OS).  This is because BlackBerry has announced Android 6.0 – also known as Marshmallow –...

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EE pledges 4G coverage improvements http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/ee-pledges-4g-coverage-improvements/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/ee-pledges-4g-coverage-improvements/#respond Sun, 24 Apr 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/ee-pledges-4g-coverage-improvements/

Mobile broadband speeds have become the subject of increasing attention of late – particularly in light of a Which? report that indicating 4G speeds in the UK are not necessarily as reliable as might be hoped.  Network carriers appear to be responding, with EE confirming that it will endeavour to bring faster 4G services to...

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Friday 22nd of April will be Earth Day http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/environment/friday-22nd-of-april-will-be-earth-day/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/environment/friday-22nd-of-april-will-be-earth-day/#respond Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:19:08 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/?p=16821 The movement started 46 years ago, from an idea of Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator of Wisconsin. After checking the alarming effects of the oil spill happened in Santa Barbara in 1969, he thought was necessary to catch the attention of national leaders in order to avoid any further disasters. He turned this energy...

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Are you happy with your 4G coverage? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/are-you-happy-with-your-4g-coverage/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/are-you-happy-with-your-4g-coverage/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/are-you-happy-with-your-4g-coverage/

There are few things as frustrating as having your internet connection drop out when you're in the middle of using it.  It doesn't matter whether you are sending a work email with an attachment or trying to show some friends a funny cat video – having to start loading everything again can quickly become irksome. ...

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Happy with your smartphone, or ready to switch? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/happy-with-your-smartphone-or-ready-to-switch/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/happy-with-your-smartphone-or-ready-to-switch/#respond Mon, 18 Apr 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/happy-with-your-smartphone-or-ready-to-switch/

Nothing can quite beat the excitement of getting a new smartphone and spending an evening familiarising yourself with all the new apps and features at your disposal.  However, as the years go by, devices start to show their age. Even if the handset is still functioning as well as it did when it was fresh...

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End-to-end encryption introduced by WhatsApp http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/end-to-end-encryption-introduced-by-whatsapp/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/end-to-end-encryption-introduced-by-whatsapp/#respond Tue, 12 Apr 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/end-to-end-encryption-introduced-by-whatsapp/

WhatsApp has introduced end-to-end encryption for all users that have installed the latest update for its messaging app.  In a blogpost announcing the development, the firm said it has always striven to ensure its users data and communications are as secure as possible.  Full end-to-end encryption is a technological development that places WhatsApp at the...

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Manchester boasts fastest UK mobile performance http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/manchester-boasts-fastest-uk-mobile-performance/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/manchester-boasts-fastest-uk-mobile-performance/#respond Sun, 03 Apr 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/manchester-boasts-fastest-uk-mobile-performance/

The north of England could be the optimum place to live for Brits looking for the best mobile signal in the country.  According to the latest survey from RootMetrics, Manchester boasts the UK's fastest and most reliable mobile performance.  This puts the gateway to the north ahead of all of the country's other major metropolitan...

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Tips for streamlining your smartphone experience http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/tips-for-streamlining-your-smartphone-experience/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/tips-for-streamlining-your-smartphone-experience/#respond Wed, 30 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/tips-for-streamlining-your-smartphone-experience/

Smartphones brings so many conveniences to modern life that it can be hard to remember how we ever managed to get by without them.  However, sometimes it might feel like a bit of a nuisance having notifications pinging away in your pocket – and if you do not have an unlimited data plan, then it...

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How to take the best photos with your smartphone http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/how-to-take-the-best-photos-with-your-smartphone/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/how-to-take-the-best-photos-with-your-smartphone/#respond Wed, 30 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/how-to-take-the-best-photos-with-your-smartphone/

The camera is arguably the most popular feature of the modern smartphone – and there is a reason why there are more images floating around the internet on social media than ever before. Before the smartphone, we would have to be much more selective over what we take a photo of, as film would be expensive...

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Making the most of music on your smartphone http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/making-the-most-of-music-on-your-smartphone/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/making-the-most-of-music-on-your-smartphone/#respond Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/making-the-most-of-music-on-your-smartphone/

Sometimes it can be hard to believe how far the mobile phone has come in terms of integrating itself into our daily lives.  When they first started to come onto the market, the ability to make a phone call from almost any location seemed like enough of a convenience.  However, since the popularisation of the...

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Is speaking to friends online as good as being there in person? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/is-speaking-to-friends-online-as-good-as-being-there-in-person/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/is-speaking-to-friends-online-as-good-as-being-there-in-person/#respond Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/is-speaking-to-friends-online-as-good-as-being-there-in-person/

There can be no doubt that smartphones have radically changed the ways we interact with one another.  Even more so than the old feature phones like the classic Nokia 3310, the smartphone has had a noticeable impact on people's lives since they were popularised with the launch of the first iPhone back in 2007.  Mobiles...

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Managing money is so much easier with a smartphone http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/money-saving/managing-money-is-so-much-easier-with-a-smartphone/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/money-saving/managing-money-is-so-much-easier-with-a-smartphone/#respond Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/managing-money-is-so-much-easier-with-a-smartphone/

We've all been in awkward situations where we get home to a credit card bill or bank statement and realise we've been a little too relaxed in terms of our personal finances for the past month.  This is perfectly understandable – it's so easy to forget to be as disciplined as you might have intended after one a...

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Night Shift feature among new updates for iOS 9.3 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/night-shift-feature-among-new-updates-for-ios-9-3/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/night-shift-feature-among-new-updates-for-ios-9-3/#respond Mon, 21 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/night-shift-feature-among-new-updates-for-ios-9-3/

The latest version of Apple's dedicated mobile operating system, iOS 9.3, has been made available for download as of yesterday (March 21st).  Although it is ostensibly only a minor release, it does include some of the most significant new features that have ever been seen on an incremental update.  Foremost among these is the much-touted...

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Apple unveils 4-inch iPhone SE http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/apple-unveils-4-inch-iphone-se/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/apple-unveils-4-inch-iphone-se/#respond Mon, 21 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/apple-unveils-4-inch-iphone-se/

After months of rumours and speculation, Apple has finally unveiled the latest four-inch version of its iPhone range.  Dubbed the iPhone SE – rather than the iPhone 5se, as was suggested ahead of the official announcement – the device is a revamped version of the iPhone 5s. It brings the specs of its four-inch handset...

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How waterproof does a smartphone need to be? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/how-waterproof-does-a-smartphone-need-to-be/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/how-waterproof-does-a-smartphone-need-to-be/#respond Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/how-waterproof-does-a-smartphone-need-to-be/

When a new smartphone is launched, lots of claims are made as to how radical and innovative various new features are.  This is particularly the case when it comes to the major tentpole releases from industry giants like Apple and Samsung, with speculation regarding the next iteration of the iPhone or Galaxy S series typically...

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Android Pay set for UK launch this month http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/android-pay-set-for-uk-launch-this-month/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/android-pay-set-for-uk-launch-this-month/#respond Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/android-pay-set-for-uk-launch-this-month/

Google is set to launch its rival to Apple Pay at the end of March, with the web giant endeavouring to muscle in on the mobile payment industry.  Titled Android Pay, the system has already been rolled out in the US as of last September, the Daily Telegraph reports. It represents Google's second effort to...

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What will the iPhone 5se look like? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/what-will-the-iphone-5se-look-like/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/what-will-the-iphone-5se-look-like/#respond Sun, 28 Feb 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/what-will-the-iphone-5se-look-like/

Apple could be set to launch a new four-inch iPhone called the iPhone 5se at an industry event on March 21st.  The new device is reportedly very much similar to the 2013 iPhone 5s, with some internal hardware and software upgrades.  Earlier rumours surrounding the smartphone suggested the smaller version of Apple's flagship product would...

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How have smartphones made our lives better? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/how-have-smartphones-made-our-lives-better/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/how-have-smartphones-made-our-lives-better/#respond Sun, 28 Feb 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/how-have-smartphones-made-our-lives-better/

Sometimes being online all the time and in constant contact with our friends, family and loved ones can feel like overload.  It can be relaxing to take a break from your smartphone every now and then, just to get some respite from the intensity of life in the information age.  Indeed, those old enough to remember...

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