Mazuma Blog http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog Blogging about selling, trading-in or recycling mobile phones for cash. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:23:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New iPhone reveal set for March 15th http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/new-iphone-reveal-set-for-march-15th/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/new-iphone-reveal-set-for-march-15th/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/new-iphone-reveal-set-for-march-15th/

According to Apple news website 9to5Mac, sources have disclosed that the iPhone 5se, the iPad Air 3, and new Apple Watch will be presented for the first time on this date. The company itself is yet to comment, but the story has been widely reported across the press. What can be expected on March 15th?...

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Global smartphone shipments up 12% in 2015 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/global-smartphone-shipments-up-12-in-2015/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/global-smartphone-shipments-up-12-in-2015/#respond Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/global-smartphone-shipments-up-12-in-2015/

The rise of the smartphone continued apace in 2015, with close to 1.5 billion devices shipped over the course of the year. This represents growth of 12 per cent compared to 2014, according to new research by Counterpoint. Of the phones shipped last year, three in five were 4G-ready, demonstrating a major step forward for...

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Facebook Reactions will replace Like button http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/facebook-reactions-will-replace-like-button/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/facebook-reactions-will-replace-like-button/#respond Thu, 28 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/facebook-reactions-will-replace-like-button/

Facebook's Like button has long been a source of discussion among the social network's users. Yes, it gives a quick way to interact with posts, but it also limits that interaction, essentially encouraging people to hit the Like button even on posts they'd rather react differently to. This means the button has gradually become less...

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Tips for choosing the right smartphone http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/tips-for-choosing-the-right-smartphone/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/tips-for-choosing-the-right-smartphone/#respond Thu, 28 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/tips-for-choosing-the-right-smartphone/

The smartphone market is fairly well saturated these days, which for consumers is a bit of a double-edged sword. On the one hand, there is a huge amount of choice when it comes to picking your device; on the other, it really can be difficult to tell which handset is best for you. After all,...

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Fivefold increase for smartphone battery life? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/fivefold-increase-for-smartphone-battery-life/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/fivefold-increase-for-smartphone-battery-life/#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/fivefold-increase-for-smartphone-battery-life/

Smartphones that need daily charging could become a thing of the past, if a recent study is anything to go by. Published in the journal Nature, the research suggests that the development of lithium-oxygen batteries could finally pave the way for longer-lasting smartphone power. For many, this lack of battery life is one of the...

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iPhone sales set to fall http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/iphone-sales-set-to-fall/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/iphone-sales-set-to-fall/#respond Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/iphone-sales-set-to-fall/

Rumours that the mighty iPhone might be experiencing a sales slowdown were confirmed yesterday (January 28th), with Apple reporting a combination of flat sales and a projected drop in revenue for the next quarter. For iPhone fans, that raises questions for future iterations of the handset – and might even signal the start of consumers...

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LG to tackle falling profits with 2 flagship phones http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/lg-to-tackle-falling-profits-with-2-flagship-phones/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/lg-to-tackle-falling-profits-with-2-flagship-phones/#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/lg-to-tackle-falling-profits-with-2-flagship-phones/

LG has revealed it aims to improve growth and boost profits by releasing two new flagship phones in 2016.  This follows the news that the company's smartphone sales fell short of expectations in 2015, with sales showing little growth from the previous year. In fact, the year-on-year increase was just half a million handsets. Also...

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iOS 9.3: What the latest preview reveals http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/ios-9-3-what-the-latest-preview-reveals/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/ios-9-3-what-the-latest-preview-reveals/#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/ios-9-3-what-the-latest-preview-reveals/

Apple has released its iOS 9.3 beta download, giving testers the opportunity to try out what is going to be one of the most significant iPhone updates in years. It has revealed everything from a highly anticipated night mode to a more secure Apple Notes, leaving iPhone and iPad users alike chomping at the bit...

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Apple: iPhone rumours and future fears http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/apple-iphone-rumours-and-future-fears/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/apple-iphone-rumours-and-future-fears/#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/apple-iphone-rumours-and-future-fears/

Apple has dominated the mobile phone market for years now – and the iPhone is a name that's pretty much synonymous with quality and high performance. But in the run up to the launch of the hotly anticipated iPhone 7 and iPhone 5se, commentators are beginning to wonder whether Apple's steam is running out. This isn't...

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Microsoft develops keyboard for one-handed typing http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/microsoft-develops-keyboard-for-one-handed-typing/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/microsoft-develops-keyboard-for-one-handed-typing/#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/microsoft-develops-keyboard-for-one-handed-typing/

While one-handed typing was once the norm when using a mobile phone, the advent of increasingly large smartphones is causing a sea change – and it's one that many mobile users aren't happy about. Now, it seems Microsoft is hoping to fix users' gripes with by introducing a new keyboard – Word Flow. Interestingly, it...

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Canny Wi-Fi use can make your smartphone battery last longer http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/canny-wi-fi-use-can-make-your-smartphone-battery-last-longer/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/canny-wi-fi-use-can-make-your-smartphone-battery-last-longer/#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/canny-wi-fi-use-can-make-your-smartphone-battery-last-longer/

In today's increasingly connected digital world, it is a given that the majority of smartphone owners will need to charge their device at least once each day. Yet in the early days of mobile phones, their batteries seemed to last for much longer and could survive with being charged no more than every few days. ...

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Default apps can finally be disabled on iPhones http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/default-apps-can-finally-be-disabled-on-iphones/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/default-apps-can-finally-be-disabled-on-iphones/#respond Sun, 17 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/default-apps-can-finally-be-disabled-on-iphones/

Since the inception of the very first iPhone back in 2007, the devices have always shipped with proprietary apps from Apple – none of which can be deleted.  Users are free to install all the new games and apps their smartphone's memory can handle – and remove them to free up room whenever they are...

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New Night Shift feature sees iPhones help users sleep better http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/new-night-shift-feature-sees-iphones-help-users-sleep-better/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/new-night-shift-feature-sees-iphones-help-users-sleep-better/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/new-night-shift-feature-sees-iphones-help-users-sleep-better/

The latest update to Apple's proprietary mobile operating system iOS 9.3 introduces a new feature designed to reduce any disruption devices such as the iPhone and iPad cause to the user's sleeping patterns.  Smartphone, tablet and computer screens all radiate a blue light that disturbs the user's circadian rhythm, making it more difficult to sleep...

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Older iPhone struggling with iOS 9? Here’s a new way to speed it up http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/older-iphone-struggling-with-ios-9-heres-a-new-way-to-speed-it-up/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/older-iphone-struggling-with-ios-9-heres-a-new-way-to-speed-it-up/#respond Wed, 30 Dec 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/older-iphone-struggling-with-ios-9-heres-a-new-way-to-speed-it-up/

There are few things more frustrating to the iPhone owner than updating to the latest iOS, only to find that the performance of their older model slows down slightly as a result.  While some people are happy to wait until their next upgrade to get the latest iPhone, there are a few small things that...

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What’s your preference of Samsung Galaxy screen size? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/whats-your-preference-of-samsung-galaxy-screen-size/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/whats-your-preference-of-samsung-galaxy-screen-size/#respond Tue, 29 Dec 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/whats-your-preference-of-samsung-galaxy-screen-size/

Since the launch of the original Samsung Galaxy S in 2010, the device has successfully been positioned by the South Korea-based electronics manufacturer as the leading competitor to Apple's perennially-popular iPhone. As far as some people are concerned, the handsets even outstrip Apple's in some departments – and the debate over which device as more...

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Asus ZenFone 3 may arrive with fingerprint scanner http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/new-phone-releases/asus-zenfone-3-may-arrive-with-fingerprint-scanner/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/new-phone-releases/asus-zenfone-3-may-arrive-with-fingerprint-scanner/#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/asus-zenfone-3-may-arrive-with-fingerprint-scanner/

A fingerprint scanner could be among the features of the new Asus phone, some sources say. According to DigiTimes, the Asus ZenFone 3 will see its first release in May or June and is likely to sport fingerprint scanning technology, despite being a mid-range model.  Indeed, with component parts becoming more affordable, it may be...

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Tougher penalties planned for driving phone use http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/tougher-penalties-planned-for-driving-phone-use/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/tougher-penalties-planned-for-driving-phone-use/#respond Sun, 20 Dec 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/tougher-penalties-planned-for-driving-phone-use/

It often seems like we're becoming increasingly inseparable from our smartphones – but there are times when there's no excuse for not putting them down. One of those times is driving, and the government has announced new plans to tackle mobile phone use on the UK's roads. If the plans are approved, drivers caught holding...

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EE recalls Power Bar chargers http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/ee-recalls-power-bar-chargers/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/ee-recalls-power-bar-chargers/#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/ee-recalls-power-bar-chargers/

Mobile firm EE has announced a recall on its popular Power Bar chargers as a precautionary measure. The company has withdrawn the product amid safety concerns, citing a potential fire risk as the reason behind the recall. And if you're thinking this sounds a little familiar, you'd be right, as the company has already carried...

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Are smartphones helping consumers cut through Christmas crowds? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/are-smartphones-helping-consumers-cut-through-christmas-crowds/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/are-smartphones-helping-consumers-cut-through-christmas-crowds/#respond Thu, 17 Dec 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/are-smartphones-helping-consumers-cut-through-christmas-crowds/

Gone are the days when consumers needed to brave the cold weather and queue for hours to pick up the perfect Christmas presents. Online shopping has saved many of us from high street hell, but thanks to smartphone technology, fitting the Christmas shop into your day is getting easier. Or is it? According to the...

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Facebook Messenger pairs up with Uber http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/facebook-messenger-pairs-up-with-uber/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/facebook-messenger-pairs-up-with-uber/#respond Wed, 16 Dec 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/facebook-messenger-pairs-up-with-uber/

Facebook has announced that its Messenger service has joined forces with cab-hailing app Uber to form its first transport offering. That's right, Messenger users will now be able to call a taxi from within the Messenger app – meaning they can arrange their transport without having to interrupt their conversation. They can do this either...

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