Mazuma Blog http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog Blogging about selling, trading-in or recycling mobile phones for cash. Mon, 23 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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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Three takeover of O2 blocked by EU http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/three-takeover-of-o2-blocked-by-eu/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/three-takeover-of-o2-blocked-by-eu/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/three-takeover-of-o2-blocked-by-eu/

The European Union (EU) has blocked a proposed acquisition of O2 by Hutchison – the parent company behind 3G UK network carrier Three – under the terms of the EU Merger Regulation.  Concerns were raised by the politico-economic alliance that mobile customers in the UK would have fewer providers to choose from as a result of...

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Smartphone shipments fall for first time http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/smartphone-shipments-fall-for-first-time/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/smartphone-shipments-fall-for-first-time/#respond Wed, 11 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/smartphone-shipments-fall-for-first-time/

The number of smartphones shipped worldwide has fallen for the first time in the history of the market.  This is according to the latest figures from market research and analysis firm Canalys, which specified that 321 million units were shipped in the first three months of the year.  It was noted that this is a...

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Mobile phone roaming charges cut across EU http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/mobile-phone-roaming-charges-cut-across-eu/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/mobile-phone-roaming-charges-cut-across-eu/#respond Wed, 04 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/mobile-phone-roaming-charges-cut-across-eu/

British travellers heading to European Union member states can now pay less to use their mobile phone. Roaming charges have been significantly reduced ahead of their full abolition next year, which means calls could be up to 65 per cent cheaper. Under the new system, a maximum surcharge for roaming services, which may be charged...

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Global smartphone shipments fall in Q1 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/global-smartphone-shipments-fall-in-q1/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/global-smartphone-shipments-fall-in-q1/#respond Tue, 03 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/global-smartphone-shipments-fall-in-q1/ Smartphone shipments across the world fell for the first time ever during the first quarter of 2016, new figures have revealed. According to data from Strategy Analytics, the number of global smartphone shipments between January and March this year came to 335 million. This is three per cent lower than the figure recorded in the...

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Make the best use of your smartphone overseas http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/make-the-best-use-of-your-smartphone-overseas/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/make-the-best-use-of-your-smartphone-overseas/#respond Mon, 02 May 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/make-the-best-use-of-your-smartphone-overseas/

In this digital age, a smartphone is just as much of a travel essential as sunglasses and a beach towel. However, using smartphones overseas can be very costly in a number of ways. So here a few things to bear in mind if you wish to avoid paying over the odds. Turn off data roaming...

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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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