Mazuma Blog http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog Blogging about selling, trading-in or recycling mobile phones for cash. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:51:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Which top-of-the-range smartphone is the fastest charging? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/technology/which-top-of-the-range-smartphone-is-the-fastest-charging/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/technology/which-top-of-the-range-smartphone-is-the-fastest-charging/#comments Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/which-top-of-the-range-smartphone-is-the-fastest-charging/

There's no getting around the fact that smartphones eat up a lot of battery power. There are plenty of good reasons for this – the devices are very advanced and more like small computers than simple phones. With internet access and apps that offer games and services, the smartphone has become an essential part of daily life....

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WhatsApp Web comes to iPhone http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/whatsapp-web-comes-to-iphone/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/whatsapp-web-comes-to-iphone/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/whatsapp-web-comes-to-iphone/

WhatsApp Web has been made available for iPhone users, after initially being launched for Android, BlackBerry and Windows smartphones at the start of the year. The service essentially offers users the chance to view all their conversations and messages via a web browser. These messages would normally have been displayed in the native app, but the extra...

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What’s your biggest mobile phone social faux pas? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/whats-your-biggest-mobile-phone-social-faux-pas/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/whats-your-biggest-mobile-phone-social-faux-pas/#comments Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/whats-your-biggest-mobile-phone-social-faux-pas/

Smartphones are increasingly central to our day-to-day lives – and this is particularly the case now that it is so easy to update your social media profile or add a photo to Instagram while on the go. Although this is widely considered normal behaviour, people appear to have developed very strong views on the etiquette surrounding...

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Is the selfie trend going from strength to strength? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/is-the-selfie-trend-going-from-strength-to-strength/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/is-the-selfie-trend-going-from-strength-to-strength/#comments Wed, 12 Aug 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/is-the-selfie-trend-going-from-strength-to-strength/

When feature phones started to incorporate low-resolution cameras, not many people would have predicted that they would become as popular as they have today. While they certainly offered convenience, anyone who wanted to take a high quality photo they could keep forever would undoubtedly have preferred to carry a dedicated digital camera around with them. However, with...

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90% of young people now own a smartphone http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/90-of-young-people-now-own-a-smartphone/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/90-of-young-people-now-own-a-smartphone/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/90-of-young-people-now-own-a-smartphone/

Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most commonly used device for accessing the internet, according to new research from industry regulator Ofcom. This is particularly the case among young people, as the study revealed that 90 per cent of 16-24 year olds up and down the country own one of these devices. Record ownership of smartphones...

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Smartphone power ‘will bring an end to keys, TV remotes and cash’ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/smartphone-power-will-bring-an-end-to-keys-tv-remotes-and-cash/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/smartphone-power-will-bring-an-end-to-keys-tv-remotes-and-cash/#comments Sun, 09 Aug 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/smartphone-power-will-bring-an-end-to-keys-tv-remotes-and-cash/

Smartphones are becoming more powerful all the time – and this could even lead to the demise of a range of other household items. This is according to futurist Dr Ian Pearson, who said that keys, TV remotes and cash are just some of the items that are likely to become redundant. Pocket mirrors, torches, travel tickets...

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Siri could transcribe voicemail messages in future iOS update http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/siri-could-transcribe-voicemail-messages-in-future-ios-update/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/siri-could-transcribe-voicemail-messages-in-future-ios-update/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/siri-could-transcribe-voicemail-messages-in-future-ios-update/

Apple workers are testing a new voicemail service that will see personal smartphone assistant Siri answer a user's calls and transcribe voicemail messages. The text of the transcribed voicemail will then be forwarded to the user as a text, removing the need to listen to voicemail at all, Business Insider reports. This functionality could be delivered as...

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Could your smartphone survive a two-mile drop? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/could-your-smartphone-survive-a-two-mile-drop/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/could-your-smartphone-survive-a-two-mile-drop/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/could-your-smartphone-survive-a-two-mile-drop/

We've all experienced that heart-in-mouth moment when we drop our smartphone. The horror of racing to pick it up and make sure it's glass or plastic casing is not cracked can be overwhelming. So imagine what American businessman Ben Wilson must have gone through when he dropped his iPhone 9,300 feet – approximately 1.76 miles –...

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Are you using your smartphone securely? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/security/are-you-using-your-smartphone-securely/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/security/are-you-using-your-smartphone-securely/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/are-you-using-your-smartphone-securely/

Smartphones are so ubiquitous in our daily lives that it is easy to forget they only started to take off in 2007, with the launch of the first Apple iPhone. And they are becoming even more useful with each successive generation, being used for an increasing range of purposes – the release of Apple Pay stands as...

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How to make the most of the Apple Pay rollout http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/how-to-make-the-most-of-the-apple-pay-rollout/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/how-to-make-the-most-of-the-apple-pay-rollout/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/how-to-make-the-most-of-the-apple-pay-rollout/

Apple Pay launched in the UK a couple of weeks ago – July 14th – and the mobile payment and digital wallet service has been picking up partners at quite a pace. HSBC and First Direct now on board, joining existing partner banks American Express, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and the...

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Surge in iPhone sales powers record Q3 profits for Apple http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/surge-in-iphone-sales-powers-record-q3-profits-for-apple/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/surge-in-iphone-sales-powers-record-q3-profits-for-apple/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/surge-in-iphone-sales-powers-record-q3-profits-for-apple/

Technology giant Apple has reported record profits for the third quarter of 2015, which was driven by a significant increase in demand for iPhones. Profits rose to $10.7 billion (£6.87 billion) – a 38 per cent increase on last year's equivalent figure – and revenue was up 33 per cent to $49.6 billion. Sales of the iconic...

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Marshall launches ‘loudest smartphone in the world’ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/new-phone-releases/marshall-launches-loudest-smartphone-in-the-world/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/new-phone-releases/marshall-launches-loudest-smartphone-in-the-world/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/marshall-launches-loudest-smartphone-in-the-world/

Marshall, the manufacturers behind amplifiers and headphones, has announced the launch of its first smartphone – the Marshall London. It claims the device is the loudest on Earth, with the firm aiming to bring its expertise in high quality audio to smartphones. The device is likely to appeal to audiophiles and music lovers who want to listen to...

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Do iPhone charging tricks actually work? http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/do-iphone-charging-tricks-actually-work/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/user-guides-how-to/do-iphone-charging-tricks-actually-work/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/do-iphone-charging-tricks-actually-work/

Sometimes smartphone users can be caught out with low battery if they neglected to charge their device before heading out to work or to see friends. This isn't necessarily a problem – we've all seen work emails asking around for a charger to borrow. However, this has also led to some strange rules and tricks emerging about...

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Pre-smartphone life http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/pre-smartphone-life/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/pre-smartphone-life/#comments Sun, 12 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/pre-smartphone-life/

There was, for a certain demographic, a life before smartphones. Yeah, shocking, we know – these handheld devices are such a normal part of our everyday existence that it beggars belief that such a world even existed.Curious to know what it was like? Well, you have come to the right place. In this blog, we...

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The rise of commuter commerce http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/the-rise-of-commuter-commerce/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/the-rise-of-commuter-commerce/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/the-rise-of-commuter-commerce/

The life of a commuter can be rather tedious, which is why millions of us are thankful for the fact that we have our smartphones close to hand – they help make any journey all the more engaging.Interestingly, the sky's the limit when it comes to what people do with their handheld devices because we’re...

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Everyone is responsible for tackling climate change http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-recycling/everyone-is-responsible-for-tackling-climate-change/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-recycling/everyone-is-responsible-for-tackling-climate-change/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/everyone-is-responsible-for-tackling-climate-change/

Pope Francis recently entered the debate on climate change, adding another voice of discontent to the way world leaders and organisations have handled this sensitive and divisive debate.In his encyclical – a circular letter usually sent to all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church – he was unequivocal in his assertion that humans have largely...

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European Commission: End of overseas roaming charges http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/money-saving/european-commission-end-of-overseas-roaming-charges/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/money-saving/european-commission-end-of-overseas-roaming-charges/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/european-commission-end-of-overseas-roaming-charges/

The European Commission has announced that roaming charges are to be abolished across the continent.This will mean that people enjoying a holiday in another country other than their place of residence will incur no extra charges.As an example, Brits heading to a country within the European Union for a well-deserved break will be able to...

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Apple Watch 2.0 Beta: Be cautious http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/technology/apple-watch-2-0-beta-be-cautious/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/technology/apple-watch-2-0-beta-be-cautious/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/apple-watch-2-0-beta-be-cautious/

Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, was certainly on the money when, in 1965, he predicted that computing power and processing speeds would increase exponentially, year after year. Just look at the world around you and you can see how far we’ve come in terms of technology.Nowadays, it seems that pace has accelerated to quite an...

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0800 numbers via mobile now free http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/0800-numbers-via-mobile-now-free/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/0800-numbers-via-mobile-now-free/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/0800-numbers-via-mobile-now-free/ Finally, after what seems like forever, 0800 and 0808 numbers on free to call on mobile phones.This was announced by regulator Ofcom, which described this moment as one of the biggest to telephone calls for many, many years.It will positively affect up to 175 million mobile phone users, meaning they will no longer be hit...

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Smartphone tech will let blind people ‘see’ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/smartphone-tech-will-let-blind-people-see/ http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/mobile-phone-news/smartphone-tech-will-let-blind-people-see/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:00:00 +0000 http://www.mazumamobile.com/blog/general/smartphone-tech-will-let-blind-people-see/ In the not so distant future, visually impaired and blind people will be able to “see through” their smartphone or tablet.This is the bold claim from scientists at the University of Lincoln, who have been working on “adaptive mobile technology” that could make this a distinct possibility.The study, which is funded by a Google Faculty...

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