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Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 08.09.17

Hello and welcome to another fantastic edition of mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re bringing you the new rumours for the Samsung Galaxy S9, the news that Nokia is upgrading to Android Oreo, and that Apple has finally confirmed the iPhone 8 launch. Also, discover the rumours that Apple is planning to upgrade ...

Best Android apps to try this month

Best Android apps

The Google Play store is home to hundreds of thousands of apps with new releases continually hitting the scene – it can be hard to keep up! Whether you’ve got a Samsung or HTC, LG or Sony, we’ve pulled together the best Android apps to try this month. WallR Price: Free We check our phones ...

Top reasons to get excited for the iPhone 8

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With all the rumours and expectations flying around about the iPhone 8, we’re getting pretty excited for its release , Want to know why? Well, we’ve put together a list of all the things to look forward to from Apple’s latest device to tell you just that. Wireless charging Wireless charging hasn’t really taken off ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 01.09.17

It’s the end of another week and time for another edition of mobile news at The Hub. This week find out about Google’s newly launched ARCore, our latest news on the iPhone 8 launch, and the updates we’re expecting to see from the iOS 11. We’re also looking at the hints the Apple might be ...

New Term, New Smartphone

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Deciding on what technology to send young people back to school or college with is always a challenge for families.  To help you choose, we have announced a selection of great offers so that students and parents can snap up a deal as they head towards term time. We have rounded up our top picks ...

5 best parental control apps for mobiles

It’s hard to keep an eye on your child’s internet usage 24/7, especially when every device they use is connected to the web. Whether they’re researching for homework, posting on social media or watching videos of fails or hauls, kids and teens have become more and more reliant on their devices and keeping them safe ...

The evolution of the iPhone

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With September just around the corner, that can only mean one thing – the iPhone 8 release is almost upon us! But, this year is no ordinary occasion; it’s Apple’s 10th anniversary. It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole decade since the first generation iPhone changed the mobile world as we know it. It’s ...

The benefits of using apps in education

Many consider the technological revolution detrimental to learning, claiming more reliance on electronics like mobile phones and tablets has caused a wave of laziness amongst today’s youth. This couldn’t be further from the truth as mobile apps have, if anything, made education more accessible and created a whole new platform for learning and expanding on ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 25.08.17

Welcome to another edition of mobile news at The Hub where we’re bringing you the latest on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release and the news and rumours for the iPhone 8. We’re also investigating what is new with Android Oreo, how the Apple HomePod might be restricted to those with iOS devices, and we ...

Embrace mindfulness with Headspace

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What is Headspace? Considering that rising stress levels in modern life are often linked to the fact that we are constantly available through our smartphones, it seems ironic that a way to de-stress can also be found on your device. Headspace, however, is an app that is perfect if you’re looking to try to understand ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 17.08.17

It’s the end of another week and time for another great edition of our mobile news at The Hub. This week we’re bringing you new iPhone hints and rumours, as well as the latest news for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 before its launch. There is also the amazing news that Motorola is working a ...

Heads Up! It’s time for some family fun

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Get the party started with Heads Up! As featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the aim of the game is to guess the word held up against your head from the clues other players give you. You could be a celebrity or a song, a film or an animal – take your pick from over forty ...

Take great holiday photos from your smartphone

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Nowadays, we all travel everywhere with a camera thanks to the great advances of smartphones in recent years. This can be fantastic for holidays as you won’t always have a dedicated camera to hand when you just have to capture a moment. Whether you’ve invested in a fancy DSLR or solely use your smartphone for ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

It’s time for your mobile news update from Tesco Mobile! This week, Apple really knows how to get us to pay attention, even with no solid release date for the iPhone 8. Read the newest stories surrounding the highly anticipated device, as well as how Facebook is subtly trying to take up even more of ...

Release your inner rockstar with Yousician

If you’ve ever wanted to jam like Jimi Hendrix or shred like Slash, now you can with Yousician. Your very own pocket-sized music tutor, learn how to play the guitar, bass, piano or even ukulele with lessons spanning all levels of expertise. How does Yousician work? Going beyond traditional tutorials, Yousician actually listens to what ...

Get fit fast with the 7 Minutes Workout

Getting fit with your family doesn’t need to take hours – in fact, all you need is seven minutes a day! With the 7 Minutes Workout, you can try a host of speedy exercises suitable for all ages to lose weight, tone up or just have a bit of healthy fun. What is the 7 Minutes ...

Find your voice with Sing! Karaoke by Smule

Who said that you need specialist equipment or even a top-notch voice to be able to record a sensational pop anthem? Forget about sound-proofing your basement and expensive voice coaching lessons because Sing! Karaoke by Smule is all you need to reach the top of the charts. This family-friendly app will get you ready for ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

Sit back, grab a brew and enjoy another mobile news update from Tesco Mobile! This week, we’re the bearer of bad news as we might have to wait a little longer for the iPhone 8. But, we’ve also got the latest on what Google wants to do with new SOS Alerts, as well as updates ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s time for another edition of our mobile news! This week, we’ll be looking into the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, as well as hints that Facebook may be considering creating a modular phone. Samsung Galaxy S8 Active specs The specs have leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active and if they’re accurate then we’re getting ...

The best music learning apps around

Whether you’re an experienced musician or want to finally start playing like you’ve always promised yourself you would one day, now’s the time to give it a go. But, you don’t need to find a teacher, you can learn a lot of what you need from apps on your phone. To help, we’ve put together ...

The best subject apps to become an expert

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Life can get pretty hectic but we all find ourselves with pockets of time, whether it’s when you’re waiting for the bus or on a long flight, where we need a little extra stimulation. A great idea is to learn something new using an educational and engaging app. All you need is your phone or ...

The best drawing apps to sketch up a storm

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It might seem like the ability to draw is a gift available only to a select few, but nowadays, there are countless apps that can turn any member of your family into a bona fide artist. Whether you’re eight, eighteen or eighty, it’s never too late to become the next Lowry with our favourite drawing ...

Say hello to the best language apps

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Being able to speak another language is an invaluable asset. If you start young, learning a new language can be a piece of cake! But, that doesn’t mean to say you can’t still study a new lingo when you grow up. Whether you’re still at school or fancy learning another language in your spare time, ...

The evolution of the iPhone

evolution of the iphone

With September just around the corner, that can only mean one thing – the iPhone 8 release is almost upon us! But, this year is no ordinary occasion; it’s Apple’s 10th anniversary. It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole decade since the first generation iPhone changed the mobile world as we know it. It’s ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

We’ve made it to the end of another working week, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for our mobile news! This week, you can spend even more money on Apple thanks to its partnership with PayPal, and KFC isn’t just about making chicken anymore. Intrigued? Then, let’s get started. Kentucky Fried… Mobiles? ...

Road trip checklist: Everything you need for a family road trip

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Has Disney∙Pixar Cars 3’s inspired you to hit the road this summer? No matter how far you’re going on your road trip, making sure you’ve got everything you need to keep safe and comfortable is necessary. You wouldn’t go on holiday without your luggage, so why go on a road trip without packing for the ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

Welcome back to another edition of our mobile news! Apple, Samsung, Nokia and Motorola have all got us talking this week. From camera upgrades to providing the slickest screen possible, you’ve got a lot to look forward to when choosing a new phone in the near future. Not only that, Ticketmaster is making paper tickets ...

Disney road trip games to keep boredom at bay

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Keeping the kids entertained on a long road trip can be more exhausting than the drive itself! To celebrate the launch of Disney∙Pixar Cars 3, we’ve teamed up with Disney to bring you the best Disney-inspired road trip games to keep your little ones busy. While you’re on your road trip, be sure to take ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

Rain, rain, go away we’ve got mobile news today! After the heatwave has come the perhaps predictable damp week, but that isn’t enough to stop the mobile news from going ahead as usual. This week we’ve got news on the rumoured Pixel 2, a look at the original iPhone’s prototypes, Google Triangle is letting you ...

How to speed up your phone

We’ve all been there. Your phone is a couple years old and whilst it still works alright, it’s just not as fast as it used to be. At the same time, you’re not quite ready to throw in the towel and replace it with a newer model. At this point, the big question is ‘Is ...

App of the week: Choremonster

What is Choremonster? Parents across the world know how difficult it can be to get your kids to do their chores, or even just tidy up after themselves at all. Every victory is a battle, one that you often don’t have the time or energy for. The people behind Choremonster understand that, and that’s why ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

This week, roaming charges in Europe getting taken away, a new dual screen phone prototype appears, Apple has a secret health team and we’ve some updated news on the Galaxy Note 8. EU roaming charges are gone for good Until very recently it was normal for people to either expect to use their phones incredibly ...

What is a family phone plan?

Nowadays it’s not only common, it’s expected for everyone in the family to have at least one smartphone or tablet, and many of those are on contract. When you add them all together, that can total a lot of minutes, texts and data. Family phone plans are designed to help you manage your household’s technology, from ...

App of the week: Hoop

What is Hoop? Think Foursquare, but for kids and you’ve pretty much got it. Hoop is an activity finder app that’s specifically designed for parents to find things to do with their kids. It’s the brainchild of Max Jennings, who had the idea after getting tired of having to manually check notice-boards around his local ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

After a hectic week we’re ready for the weekend, and that means the mobile news! This week we’ve got the big announcement of Apple’s Augmented Reality development kit, how the new Blackberry KeyOne failed a bend test spectacularly, the first image of the OnePlus 5, Android O moving into final pre-release phase, and Apple employees ...

Best festival phones

With summer finally here, festival season is upon us again! Whether you’ve secured coveted Glastonbury tickets or are heading to Reading, you may be wondering whether to bring your phone. On one hand, your phone will help you find your friends and check the line-up, not to mention document the experience to remember for years to ...

App of the week: Stop – Categories Word Game

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What is Stop – Categories Word Game? This app is a great word game that is brilliant in its simplicity. Randomly select a letter to start and then you just have to type a word for each of the five different categories before the time runs out! This is a great game to play against friends ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 02.06.17

It’s time again for mobile news at The Hub! This week we’ve heard some more rumours about the new OnePlus 5 as well as the Nokia 9, Nokia’s new flagship smartphone. LG has also sparked rumours that they’re planning on launching a competitor to Android Pay by trademarking LG Wallet. The full specs and release ...

The best budget smartphones

“Will the iPhone 8 have a headphone jack?” “Just how fast will Samsung’s new Galaxy be?” If you follow news about smartphones, you’ll read headlines like those every day. Apple and Samsung aren’t where the smartphone world ends though. For the people who just want a smartphone that works and doesn’t break the bank, there ...

App of the week: Baby Pics

What is Baby Pics? Baby Pics is an award-winning app for capturing precious baby and pregnancy moments. It has received considerable media attention and has been voted the #1 photo app in over ninety countries. From first ultrasound scan to the first day of school, Baby Pics is perfect for new parents that want to make ...

The best five voucher apps to bag a bargain

Who doesn’t love a good bargain? Whether you’re looking to save some pennies on your next big purchase or simply looking for something cheap to do at the weekend, voucher apps can go a long way towards making life more affordable. Find your next deal with these five voucher apps. Best of all, these apps ...

App of the week: Shpock

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What is Shpock? Shpock, the shop in your pocket, is an online platform for instantly buying or selling second-hand or used items. It recreates the experience of shopping at a flee market by allowing you to search and scroll items nearby or post items you want to sell. It covers a wide range of categories ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

It’s official. The weekend is almost here, which can only mean one thing. That’s right, it’s time for this week’s mobile news. This week, we’re talking about the possibility of smartphones that charge in 5 minutes as well as discussing the new Futurama mobile app, the possibility that Siri could be replaced by Google Assistant, and the recent ...

Dual cameras: are two better than one?

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What exactly are dual cameras? Dual cameras are cameras that have two lenses, which allow the camera to capture extra information and ultimately produce a better photo. These lenses normally have very different characteristics and take slightly different images. For example, the lenses may capture different angles or colour schemes such as black & white ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

We’ve all eagerly counted down the days till the weekend, here at The Hub, we like to celebrate with the weekly mobile news report. This week we’re talking about rumoured iPhone 8 features, the possibility of 360 sound recordings within the HTC U 11.   And for fans of the 1990s, we’ll also discuss the recently ...

Samsung S8 vs. Samsung S8 Plus: what’s the difference?

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With two new smartphones on the market, it can be difficult to determine the best option for your next purchase. When these two smartphones are the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, it can be even more difficult. To help, we’ve explored the various features to help you make the right decision for ...

App of the week: 7 Minute Workout Challenge

What is the 7 minute workout? Based on research published in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and popularised by the New York Times, the 7 Minute Workout Challenge is 12 specifically designed exercises that are performed at 30-second intervals with 10-second rest breaks. ACSM research suggests that this seven-minute workout, when performed correctly, ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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The sun is shining and the weekend is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for our weekly mobile news round-up. This week, we’re talking about new research for treating diabetes via mobile phones, the surprising decline in iPhone sales, updates on the OnePlus4, and rumoured release date for Samsung Pay in the ...

What is a nano SIM?

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Subscriber Identity Module cards, or SIM cards as they’re more commonly known, are used to identify your device on a network and nano SIM cards are the smallest SIM cards currently available. They are now very widespread, especially amongst smartphones. Where did nano SIM cards come from? First introduced at the end of 2012, nano ...

Samsung Galaxy S8: what’s new and what’s next?

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Now that the Samsung Galaxy S8 has finally landed, we thought that you might want to find out exactly what new features this phone is boasting and what remains the same from the hugely popular S7. Almost everything on Samsung’s new flagship phone has gotten an overhaul and has been upgraded to satisfy even the ...

App of the week: Twilight

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What is Twilight? Twilight is an app that is designed to help you fall asleep at night by shading your phone from blue light to red when the sun goes down. This app is a great one for those who are struggling to fall asleep at night or to keep your kids from being hyperactive ...

Mobile news: What happened this week?

Find out about the new OnePlus 4 rumours, which new Google Pixels might be released this year, and much more. Read online today at Tesco Mobile. Happy Friday – and happy Bank Holiday weekend, again – and welcome to the latest in Tesco Mobile news. This time around, check out the latest OnePlus 4 rumours, ...

App of the week: Blackbox

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What is Blackbox? If you think you know puzzle games, think again. Blackbox redefines what it means to think outside the box with challenges you need to overcome without even touching the screen. If you’re tired of traditional puzzle games, take on Blackbox’s 71 obstacles. How do you play? When we say we’ve never played ...

Make the most of your holiday with these travel apps

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Between flights, accommodations, attractions, and restaurants, travel planning can be overwhelming. Luckily, mobile apps can help. From itineraries to activities, these apps will make holiday planning a breeze, and help you make the most of your trip. Triposo Download: Android, iOS Triposo is comprehensive travel guide that provides tailored recommendations, destination highlights and hidden gems, ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s the end of the week, the sun’s threatening to shine – that can only mean one thing! Welcome back to another edition of our mobile news. This week, we’re up-to-date with the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 news, we’ll take a look at what we can expect from the Moto Z2, and we’ll explore ...

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S8: how do they compare?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been heralded as one of the best new smartphones on the market, but how does it compare to the innovative Galaxy S7? We take a closer look at what sets the S8 apart from its predecessor – including its new additions, enhanced features, and jaw-dropping design. Design The S8’s striking ...

Tips to create and manage your passwords

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Passwords keep your every day accounts and personal information – everything from financial records to professional documents – safe and secure. They’re often the first line of defense, so it’s imperative to create complex passwords and manage them accordingly. If you want to ensure maximum security for your sensitive accounts, read on for password creation ...

App of the week: Peanut

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What is Peanut? Designed to connect like-minded mothers with similar interests and values, Peanut is a social media app that helps to encourage meaningful friendships between women. How does Peanut work?  Set up is quick and easy – the app connects to your Facebook account and automatically pulls your photos, location, and occupation to create ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome to our latest edition of mobile news!  We’ve got the latest Nokia 9 rumours, an update on the budget Moto phone, and news about Samsung’s Premium Care service. We also have some sneaky iPhone 8 rumours and all the latest on the HTC One X10. Nokia 9 rumours A flagship Nokia phone could be ...

Samsung Galaxy S8: everything you need to know

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 has (almost) landed! Unveiled to the world last month at Unpacked 2017, we weren’t disappointed when most of the rumours turned out to be true. From the curved “Infinity Display” to the ground-breaking iris scanner, there’s plenty to talk about with the new S8 – and let’s not forget, the S8 ...

5 of the best apps for music lovers

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With a wealth of audio apps available, your smartphone can become the ultimate music-discovery tool. It’s never been easier to access music from around the world, discover new artists, and find the perfect song for any mood or moment. Keep an extensive library of music at your fingertips with these brilliant music streaming and discovery ...

Heads Up! It’s time for some family fun

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Get the party started with Heads Up! As featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the aim of the game is to guess the word held up against your head from the clues other players give you. You could be a celebrity or a song, a film or an animal – take your pick from over forty ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another round-up of this week’s mobile news! This edition features the latest on a new WhatsApp feature, recent iPhone 8 Plus rumours, and new developments about the iPhone 8 design. Plus, we look at the new Samsung Galaxy S8 screen, which was recently rated the ‘best’ smartphone screen by DisplayMate Technologies. iPhone ...

Android O: everything you need to know

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Google has just released their new updated operating system, Android O, into the wild. While it’s still in developer preview mode, there are plenty of exciting points to look at so that we know what will be coming to our phones in the future. While Google hasn’t announced a name for Android O yet, they ...

5 fantastic free Android and iPhone games

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Looking for a new game to challenge your mind or simply pass the time? From racing luxury cars to retro-style arcade games, we’ve rounded up 5 free Android and iPhone games that you can download and get stuck into immediately. Dots Download: Android, iOS Simple and addictive, the goal of this game is to connect ...

App of the week: Stephen Hawking’s Pocket Universe

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Discover the secrets of the universe Stephen Hawking’s book A Brief History of Time has sold more than 11 million copies in 40 languages worldwide and made the wonders of the universe accessible and understandable. Now in the form of an interactive app, unlocking the mysteries of space and time has never been easier. Made ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Mobile news: what happened this week? It’s the end of the working week, so it must be time for our weekly mobile news round up! Today we’ve got all the info on the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy S8, intel on Facebook Messenger’s new Live Location feature, plus, we’re looking at Siri’s updated operating system and exploring ...

What is AMOLED?

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You’ve probably heard the term ‘AMOLED display’ – a number of premium smartphones feature this technology – but, what is it exactly? Read on to learn more about AMOLED, including its benefits and features, and the differences between AMOLED and LCD. AMOLED Explained AMOLED is an acronym for Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode, which is ...

App of the week: Magisto

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What is Magisto? Magisto is a video editing app that automatically transforms your photos and videos into beautifully edited movies with music, effects, and themes. How does Magisto Work? Using artificial intelligence technology, Magisto’s algorithms analyse several factors – everything from camera motion to facial recognition and audio within your footage – in order to ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s Friday, the sun is shining and it’s time for our weekly mobile news round-up! This edition, we’ve got rumours on possible colours for the Samsung Galaxy S8, as well as updates on Google Assistant, Google Duo and Google Maps. Apple has also confirmed it is scrapping the 16GB storage option for future iPhones! Google ...

The New iPhone 7 (PRODUCT) RED™

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Surprise! There’s a new iPhone available. Apple recently unveiled a special edition iPhone 7, adorned with a vibrant, matte red finish. Read on to learn more about this exciting new device, including when you can get your hands on one. Why Red? Part of Apple’s Product Red campaign, the new iPhone joins a range of ...

App of the week: SoundR

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What is SoundR? SoundR is a music streaming app that allows you to discover tracks and playlists based on how you feel. How does SoundR work? The app displays coloured bubbles containing words like chill, workout, and crazy, so you can match a playlist to your current mood or activity. Simply tap on as many ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another round-up of this week’s mobile news! This edition features the latest on Samsung Galaxy S8 facial recognition technology and new details about a potential third Google phone set to be released this year. Plus, we look at exciting new wireless technology from Sony.  Samsung Galaxy S8 to feature facial recognition technology ...

The best concentration apps to help you focus

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Nobody loves phones more than us at Tesco Mobile, but we must admit, they can often stop us from being productive. With so many distracting apps, games and messages, it can be hard to switch off and get our work done. If you find yourself reaching for your phone, instead of working hard, here’s some ...

The return of the Nokia 3310

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One of the best-selling phones of all time, the Nokia 3310 is back! But, it has been revamped for the modern age with a staggering month of battery life and a budget price of under £50. Launched at the Mobile World Congress 2017, the new phone is slimmer and lighter than the original and most ...

App of the week: RollerCoaster Tycoon® Touch

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What is RollerCoaster Tycoon® Touch? Relive your youth with our exhilarating app of the week, RollerCoaster Tycoon® Touch! First gracing our computer screens in 1999, this new app brings all the fun from the original game to your phone. Build your very own theme park and manage it to keep your visitors happy. Complete missions ...

The best wellbeing apps for your smartphone

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It seems like life is getting more hectic by the day, so it can be a real struggle to find time to look after yourself. For people who are always on the go, what better way to take a moment for your own wellbeing than to download an app for it? There is a huge ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome to the latest edition of our weekly mobile news round-up! This time we have all the latest on the new Nokia 3310, what to expect from Facebook Messenger’s new emoji reactions and a confirmation of the Google Pixel 2. As well as that, we have the latest on both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and ...

Six tips to make your phone more secure

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Most smartphones are equipped with built-in security features, but it doesn’t guarantee complete protection against hackers, malicious software, and thieves. If you want to ensure your device – and your personal data – is as secure as possible, read on for tips to enhance the security of your smartphone. 1) Avoid malicious apps When downloading ...

App of the week: F-Secure SAFE

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What is F-Secure SAFE? F-Secure SAFE is an antivirus and security app which allows you to safely use the internet on your phone without worry.  It safeguards personal information, flags unsafe malware and phishing sites, and provides an added layer of security if your phone is lost or stolen. How does F-Secure SAFE work?  F-Secure ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s time for another jam-packed edition of our mobile news! This week, we have updates on Google Assistant, Android Messages and Alcatel, as well as rumours on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8. So, let’s get started… Google Assistant is here to help If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of Google Assistant on ...

The best shopping apps

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Thanks to our smartphones, online shopping has never been easier. You can now browse, compare prices, and buy without ever stepping foot in a brick and mortar store. Whether you want to find the best deals, buy a completely new wardrobe, or simply keep up with the latest trends, we’ve rounded up 5 of the ...

App of the week: Cozi Family Organizer

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What is Cozi? Cozi is an organiser app designed to make life easier for you and your family. Boasting a range of useful features, it helps to keep your family connected, whilst simplifying your daily schedule. What can Cozi be used for? If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by your family’s hectic schedule, you’ll love ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome to the latest edition of our mobile news round-up. This week, we have updates on the latest in 5G developments, news on the most recent LG G6 release rumours, and details of ZTE’s Hawkeye project. In addition, we take a look at the exciting launches and announcements expected to take place at Mobile World ...

VRUK: Virtual Reality Festival for Fanatics

VRUK: Virtual Reality Festival

Virtual reality has become a major talking point in recent years, but we’re still only scratching the surface of what it is capable of. Leading the exploration into virtual reality is VRUK, one of the UK’s newest technology festivals, brought to you by Ravensbourne and Virtual Umbrella. To find out more about this unmissable event, ...

App of the week: Super Mario Run

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What is Super Mario Run? You can now enjoy your favourite Nintendo game on your smartphone with Super Mario Run – an app featuring all the classic Super Mario Bros. characters, visuals, and sounds, designed specifically for mobile platforms. How do you play?  Mario automatically runs from left to right, so you can play the ...

6 apps to make you more productive

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It has never been simpler to stay productive. With mobile devices increasingly designed to provide you with the ability to work from anywhere and everywhere, it makes sense that apps have evolved to make the process even easier. We at Tesco Mobile understand that modern life is hectic, so here are our recommendations for the ...

Mobile news:what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another round-up of this week’s mobile news! This edition features the latest on a useful new Google Maps feature, the Nokia 3310 relaunch, and the LG G6. Plus, we look at recent reports surrounding the iPhone 8 design. Nokia planning to relaunch the 3310 The Nokia 3310 – a highly popular and ...

5 common cyber security myths

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The internet is no longer the sole domain of computer types and IT geeks; everyone and their grandma knows how to use email and plenty more have mastered social media. But with the public’s growing technological literacy comes increased awareness of cyber security. The media’s focus on the negative points can make it feel like ...

App of the week: Peak

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What is Peak? Peak is a brain-training app that features a range of cognitive exercises designed to enhance your memory, focus, and problem solving abilities. How does Peak Work?  Peak offers a selection of daily games – everything from world puzzles to mazes to maths challenges – designed to give your brain a workout. With ...

The best educational apps for kids

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Most kids can’t keep their hands off anything with a screen: the prospect of all those buttons to be pressed and swiped is just too tempting! Not to mention, the bright colours and movement are great for keeping them occupied if you need a moment to yourself. When it comes to stimulating their young minds, ...

Mobile news:what happened this week?

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Welcome back to the latest edition of our mobile news round-up! This week we’re bringing you news on the Moto G5 release date rumours, Sony’s new camera technology, and the future of mobile waterproof technology. Plus, we’ve got updates on the potential price of Apple’s next iPhone and Samsung’s foldable handset. Sony’s new camera shoots at ...

App of the week: OnTrees

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What is OnTrees? OnTrees is a personal finance app that helps you simplify your budgeting and effectively monitor your spending. The app provides an up-to-date overview of your current accounts, savings accounts, and credit cards all in one convenient place. How does OnTrees Work? OnTrees allows you to securely connect your bank accounts and credit ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another edition of our mobile news! This week we’ve got updates on the latest Samsung Galaxy S8 rumours, a potential compact version of the LG G6, and a smartphone recycling initiative planned for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. We also have exciting news about the European Commission’s quest to end roaming fees with ...

The best smartphone photography accessories

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The latest smartphone cameras boast impressive features and capabilities, but if you’re serious about mobile photography, you’d be wise to consider investing in accessories. From external lenses to flexible tripods, these are a few of the best accessories to help take your smartphone photography to the next level. Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens If you’re looking for ...

Flexible phones: everything you need to know

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Gone are the days of flat phone screens. In 2013, we saw Samsung switch up the game with a curved display on the Galaxy Round, which was shortly followed by LG unveiling the G Flex. Since then, curved displays have become more mainstream with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge leading the way. ...

App of the week: The Happiness Planner

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What is The Happiness Planner? If you’d like to adopt a more positive outlook on life, try The Happiness Planner – a digital journal and calendar that’s designed to help you become more optimistic by focusing on what makes you happy. This app encourages you to set and achieve goals, maximise your productivity, track your ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another round-up of this week’s mobile news! This edition features the latest on Apple’s recent lawsuit, an enhanced version of Siri, and new details about the Google Pixel 2. Plus, we look at a controversial new feature on the Facebook Messenger app. Apple files lawsuit against Qualcomm Following the US government’s lawsuit ...

Best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Best virtual reality apps

The future is here! While virtual reality once seemed a distant dream, it’s now easier than ever before to enter the artificial world with the help of your smartphone. Recent devices such as the iPhone 7 and Samsung S7 come equipped with all the specs you need to run VR apps – all you need ...

What is Qualcomm Quick Charge 4?

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If you’re purchasing a new Android smartphone in 2017, there’s a good chance it will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest processor – the Snapdragon 835. This new chip supports Quick Charge 4, which promises to charge your device faster than any other tech on the market. But, just how fast is Quick Charge 4? Read ...

What is 5G and when will it be unveiled in the UK?

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The University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre is home to the pioneers of wireless technology who have been researching the next generation of connectivity since 2012, before 4G even hit the scene. Led by Professor Rahim Tafazolli, the centre is working alongside telecom juggernauts to usher in what has been christened the “Internet of Things”, ...

App of the week: Welzen

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What is Welzen? If you would like to try your hand at mindfulness this year, Welzen is a fantastic app to keep in your pocket. It offers a variety of guided meditation sessions from managing stress to reducing anxiety, helping you achieve a peaceful mindset. Whether you’ve only got five minutes or fifteen to spare, ...

The best iPhone cases

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The iPhone has changed dramatically over the past few years, and while the new design looks fantastic, it also leaves your device susceptible to drops and damage. With an overwhelming number of cases to choose from, we’ve rounded up a few of the most durable, practical, and stylish cases to help you find the perfect ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another exciting edition of our mobile news! This week we’ve got updates on three of the most highly-anticipated smartphones of 2017: the iPhone 8, the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the LG G6. Plus, we delve into Google Maps’ latest feature and Qualcomm’s legal woes. LG announces event at MWC 2017 LG has ...

App of the week: Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Step into the world’s most exciting sporting event with the Rio 2016 Olympics Games official mobile game. With this easy-to-use app, you can try your hand at six different Olympic sports including archery, basketball, football, skeet, tennis and table tennis, and discover the Olympian within you! Sounds good! Tell me more… To start, choose an ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Grab a cuppa and put your feet up – it’s time for this week’s mobile news! This time we’ve got updates on the powerful Lenovo P2 and Google Maps uniting with Uber, as well as when we can expect to see the next handsets from Huawei and Nokia. Lenovo P2 boasts three-day battery life If ...

Get fit with your smartphone

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Do you want to lose weight and make healthier food choices? There’s an app for that. Whether you’d like to trim down, tone up, or eat more veggies, we’ve rounded up some of the best health and fitness apps to help you achieve any goal. Aaptiv Download: Android, iOS Can’t afford a personal trainer or ...

Phones to look forward to in 2017

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If you’re due for an upgrade, 2017 will be a fantastic year to purchase a new smartphone. From wireless charging to futuristic foldable phones, this year will see a host of new and revolutionary innovations in the world of mobile technology. Here are a few of the most highly-anticipated smartphones set to be released in ...

App of the week: Panda Pop

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What is Panda Pop? Help rescue Mama Panda’s cubs from the evil baboon one bubble at a time in Panda Pop. If you remember Bubble Bobble, you’ll love this new take on the classic arcade game. Simply match coloured balloons to pop them and free the trapped cubs as you go along, returning them to ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome to the first mobile news of 2017! With CES 2017 well underway in Las Vegas, we’ve got updates on the LG G6, iPhone 8 and the Samsung Galaxy S8. Asus has also revealed an impressive new smartphone that embraces virtual reality, while Incipio has developed a way to get the headphone jack back on ...

New Year apps to help you achieve your resolutions

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Happy New Year from Tesco Mobile! If you’ve decided to set yourself some resolutions for 2017, we’re here to help you see them through – at least until February… Maybe you want to break bad habits, get fitter, or learn a new language? No matter what your New Year’s resolutions may be, here’s our favourite ...

App of the week: Word Cookies

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What is Word Cookies? Test your spelling skills with the scrumptious new puzzle game for your smartphone, Word Cookies. The aim of the game is to join the letters you’re presented with to create words, with the number of possible answers increasing with each level. While this might seem like a piece of cake, Word ...

Our Phone of the Year 2016

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What a year it’s been in the glorious world of mobile technology! Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 with no headphone jack, Samsung released the Galaxy S7 to critical acclaim, and LG revealed the innovative G5 with a removable battery. Let’s not forget the HTC 10 either, which astounded us with its audio quality, and Motorola’s ...

Mobile phone recycling made easy

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Thinking of upgrading your current mobile phone? Don’t let your old phones collect dust at the bottom of a drawer – recycling used devices is easier than you think. Whether you’re looking to sell your phone, donate it to charity, or trade it in for a newer model, we’ve outlined four simple ways to recycle your devices. Try ...

App of the week: Leap Day

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What is Leap Day? It might be a simple, one touch game, but Leap Day will present you with challenges like no others. You play a cute little yellow character who faces a brand new level every single day. It’s up to you to log in once every 24 hours to face whatever trials await ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, attention turns to the next big releases in 2017, and LG and Apple lead the pack when it comes to rumours and buzz. All isn’t roses for Apple, however, with news that Nokia has launched a major lawsuit against the iconic brand. Advanced technology is also ...

Santa tracker apps

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Add some extra intrigue and magic to the days leading up to Christmas by downloading an exciting Santa tracker app for your smartphone. Kids will love keeping tabs on the man in red, especially on Christmas Eve! Check out a few of the best Santa tracker apps available now and turn your mobile into a ...

App of the week: Santa’s Village

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What is Santa’s Village? It takes a lot of work to get Christmas just right, and if there’s one guy who knows just how true that is, it’s Santa. In Santa’s Village, you’ve got the chance to delve into a whole variety of games that all have one main objective – to help Santa build ...

Instagram tips for the perfect festive photo

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Up your Instagram game this Christmas with our top tips for taking the perfect festive pictures. From shots of everything from snowy trees to cosy coffees, we’ve got all you need to know to help you to nail excellent pictures over the holidays so you can watch the ‘likes’ fly in. Fantastic Christmas dinner snaps ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another jam-packed edition of our mobile news! This week we’ve got the lowdown on the latest updates for Snapchat and Facebook Messenger, as well as rumours on what we can expect to see next from LG and Samsung. We also have exciting news on a breakthrough development that could mean waving goodbye ...

Best phone accessories for Christmas presents

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With a whole range of prices, styles and functions to choose from, phone accessories make great Christmas presents – especially if you know someone is getting a brand new smartphone over the holidays! Check out some of the best phone accessories available to buy right now and score a few names off your Christmas shopping ...

Online Christmas shopping: top tips

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Take some of the stress out of Christmas shopping this year – pick up your smartphone, sit back and browse a range of brilliant gifts online. Online shopping is the perfect way to keep your feet dry and arms free of heavy bags, not to mention you might even be able to pick up a ...

App of the week: Christmas RADIO

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What is Christmas RADIO? Designed to make sure you’re never without a Christmas hit, this nifty app lets you tune into more than 50 festive radio stations. Choose from a huge number of fabulous festive options from around the world, including Mistletoe, Christmas Carols Radio and Kristmas Kountry, and indulge in the biggest and best ...

Best Christmas apps to get into the festive spirit

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Love it or hate it, Christmas has crept up on us for another year! Whether you’re already feeling jolly or need a little help embracing the cheer, we’ve pulled together some of the best Christmas apps around to get you and your little ones into the festive spirit. A Charlie Brown Christmas Download: Android, iOS ...

App of the week: ElfYourself

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What is ElfYourself? Get into the festive spirit with our app of the week, ElfYourself! Create an elf ensemble with your friends and family, star in your very own music video and share your Christmas creation on social media for everyone to enjoy. How do I elf myself? The ElfYourself app comes with ready-made video ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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In this week’s mobile news, we take a look at the new features Google Maps has to offer and battery issues for iPhones, as well as what the future may have in store for the new Samsung Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8. So, let’s get started! Step up your selfie game with the Samsung ...

Best location-based apps to try after Pokémon GO

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If you’re reeling from the rise and fall of Pokémon GO, then we’ve pulled together some of the best location-based apps to try in its wake. From real-life Monopoly to ghost hunting, there’s plenty of apps out there that take advantage of GPS to bring gaming into the real world. Landlord: Real Estate Tycoon Download: ...

App of the week: Devil’s Attorney

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What is Devil’s Attorney? An oldie but a goodie, step into the smarmy shoes of Max McMann to get crooks off the hook in Devil’s Attorney. Set in the electronic 80s, the more cases you win, the more money you earn to kit out your apartment and buy bonuses to improve your courtroom skills. How ...

Best Bluetooth speakers for your smartphone

Best Bluetooth speakers for your smartphone

With music streaming services like Spotify and Deezer offering excellent smartphone apps, it’s hardly surprising we’re using our mobiles to listen to our favourite songs more than ever. But, why not try ditching your headphones and make the most of your music by pairing up with wireless speakers instead? We’ve chosen five of the best ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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With revelations from Nokia, big claims from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and sneak peeks at the Samsung Galaxy S8, it’s been a busy few days in the smartphone world. Delve into this week’s goody bag of mobile phone news and see which smartphones might be on your wish list in the coming months. Microsoft CEO ...

Best podcasts to listen to this winter

Best podcasts to listen to

Podcasts are a great way to pass the time, whether you’re stuck in traffic on your commute, enjoying a morning run or catching up on emails at work. We’ve chosen a few of the best podcasts around right now, perfect if you’re ready to refresh your listening list. From serious news analyses to irreverent comedy, ...

App of the week: Candy Party: Coin Carnival Dozer

Candy Party: Coin Carnival Dozer

What is Candy Party: Coin Carnival Dozer? Candy Party: Coin Carnival Dozer brings all the fun of the fair to your mobile! Based on the classic arcade game, drop gold coins into the machine to push other coins out, as well as scrumptious prizes for special bonuses. The latest in a long line of coin ...

What is phishing and what can you do about it?

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If you’ve ever received an email that you thought was legitimate but turned out to be a scam, then you’ve been a victim of phishing. Phishing is when fraudsters send an email that looks like it comes from a genuine organisation, such as your bank, that usually takes the form of an urgent request for ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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This week’s mobile news features updates on Qualcomm’s new super Snapdragon 835 processor, the demise of the OnePlus 3 and rumours on foldable phones of the future. We also have the latest on WhatsApp’s new video calling feature, as well as Facebook Messenger’s take on chat rooms. Could we see foldable phones in 2017? In ...

Cyber bullying: how to stay safe online

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As the Internet has become more accessible to young people, it’s become increasingly important to stay safe online. Cyber bullying can have devastating effects on not only the victim, but their family too. At Tesco Mobile, we take cyber bullying seriously and want you to know exactly what you can do if you or your ...

App of the week: Taps to Riches

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What is Taps to Riches? Step into the (designer) shoes of a real estate tycoon, determined to take over the world one business at a time. As its name suggests, this game is all about tapping – tap on buildings to make money, tap to upgrade your businesses, tap to become the billionaire you were ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to this week’s edition of mobile news. It’s been a hectic week for tech enthusiasts with news stories from iPhone bugs to Google’s objection to speedy charging. Read on to find out what’s been happening and how it could affect you and your device. Galaxy S8 rumoured to be bigger than ever It ...

iOS 10 hidden features you need to know

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There’s more to iOS 10 than meets the eye. If you’ve got yourself a brand-new iPhone or have recently updated your trusty handset, we’ve pulled together the best iOS 10 hidden features to help you make the most of your Apple device. Individual read receipts Love them or hate them, you can now choose exactly ...

App of the week: Shadow Wars

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What is Shadow Wars? In the world of Shadow Wars monsters are real and you, as a Shadow Master, have the power to control them. But you’re not the only Master out there and if you want to survive, you have to collect, train and evolve your monsters until they make a fearsome, fighting team. ...

Best iPhone 7 apps to try right now

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Boasting the brand new A10 Fusion chip and a whole host of new features, the iPhone 7 promises to be a powerful addition to the range. In fact, Apple claims its new smartphone’s chip makes it 40% faster than the iPhone 6, perfect for console-style gaming and high levels of productivity. We’ve chosen five of ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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In this week’s mobile news, we’ve got updates on the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, as well as what new emojis we can expect on iOS 10.2 and reports on the end of Vine. We’ve also heard rumours of Facebook testing a new camera feature and updates on Uber, so let’s get started! Samsung Galaxy S7 ...

Best Android launchers to customise your phone

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Undoubtedly, one of the best things about Android smartphones is how customisable they are. You can transform the look and feel of your phone by adding your own default browser, choosing your own messaging service and even completely revamping your home screen – all with the help of a powerful, yet easy to use Android ...

The best Halloween apps to get into the spooky spirit

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Get set for a day of tricks, treats and scares by downloading a few of the best Halloween apps out there. From gruesome games to cool wallpapers or soundscapes, fill your goody bag with tonnes of great Halloween apps and you’ll be more than ready to make the most of the world’s scariest holiday. 1. ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another jam-packed edition of our mobile news! This week we’ve got more updates on the Samsung Note 7, as well as Apple’s new AirPods and LG’s next flagship device. As for apps, we’ve got news on Facebook’s plans for its very own version of Prisma and Instagram may be next to try ...

How to stop nuisance calls

If there’s one thing we all dislike, it’s getting nuisance calls on our mobiles. Whether it’s bogus PPI claims or cold calls trying to sell us double glazing we don’t need, nuisance calls can be a major inconvenience and waste of valuable time. But, you don’t have to put up with it! If you’re tired ...

Best microSD cards for smartphone storage

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We often talk about microSD cards here at Tesco Mobile, but what exactly are they? Simply, they’re a handy way of upgrading your smartphone’s storage if you’re finding the factory storage a little bit on the small side. Not only do they allow you to keep more on your phone, they provide protection should anything ...

App of the week: Best Fiends Forever

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What is Best Fiends Forever? Reunite with the beloved Fiends on their epic journey through the land of Minutia battling all sorts of slimy Slugs along the way! Fun for the whole family, simply tap the screen to slap your enemies and earn coins to spend on upgrades – the faster you tap, the faster ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s been another busy week in the mobile world, with big announcements coming out of China, Kodak giving photography fans a snazzy new smartphone option, Apple filing a lawsuit against counterfeit accessories, and Samsung stepping up in the face of the Note 7 debacle. Read on for the inside scoop in our Mobile News weekly ...

Best sleep apps for a better night’s rest

Best sleep apps

There are few things more important to your health and wellbeing than getting a good night’s sleep. Not getting enough kip can cause all sorts of problems, from poor concentration to bad memory, not to mention lethargy and short temper, to name but a few. If you’re struggling to get the recommended eight hours sleep ...

App of the week: Block! Hexa Puzzle

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What is Block! Hexa Puzzle? If you’re a fan of Tetris, then you’re sure to love the new puzzle game to hit the block. The aptly-named Block! Hexa Puzzle is a family-friendly game that’s easy and fun to play – all you need to do is move the multi-coloured blocks to fill up the shape ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s Friday, which can only mean one thing – it’s time for our weekly roundup of mobile news! This week, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 saga finally comes to an end as the company has halted production of the device entirely. We also have news on LG’s foray into wireless charging, as well as updates ...

iPhone tips & tricks you never knew

iPhone tips and tricks

If you’ve got an iPhone, chances are you probably think you know it well. However, we’ve got a few sneaky tips and tricks up our sleeve that you may not know about, which will help you unleash the full power of your smartphone. From battery saving hacks to setting different vibrations for your contacts, we’re here to ...

How to back up your phone

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Our phones have become much more than a way to simply call each other. Now, they’re packed full of precious memories – from text conversations with loved ones to photos, videos, favourite songs and much more. With so many priceless things saved on your device, it’s absolutely essential that you know how to back up ...

App of the week: Enlight

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What is Enlight? Whether you want to enhance, manipulate or completely transform your photographs, Enlight promises to be the only photo app you’ll ever need to do the job. Despite being released last year; it is still dominating the App Store – a testament worthy of its ‘2015 App of the Year’ title. Enlight combines ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to this week’s mobile news at Tesco Mobile! It’s been a rollercoaster week for Samsung, winning awards while the Galaxy Note 7 saga continues. Meanwhile, Apple has unveiled its very own iOS Developer Academy, rumours have spread on Amazon’s new music streaming service and WhatsApp has released a new artistic update. And the ...

Best iPad games to try this autumn

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Make the most of that big, gorgeous screen by downloading some of the best iPad games out there. These are just a few of the thousands of games that really have to be played on the iPad to enjoy the full, unadulterated experience – so why not give these games a try? Legend of Skyfish ...

Retro phones – do you remember these?

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Can you still remember your first mobile phone? We bet it’s pretty different to the one you’re rocking now! Over the last 20 years, we’ve seen a truly amazing rise in technology that’s taken mobile phones from big and bulky to sleek and smart. That said, some of those older phones did have a certain ...

App of the week: Take Off – The Flight Simulator

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What is Take Off – The Flight Simulator? The sky’s the limit with Take Off! Take your seat at the cockpit of your very own aeroplane and work your way through multiple missions to become a professional pilot. From rescue missions to emergency landings to commercial trips, there’s plenty of variety in this enjoyable app. ...

Best Android phones in the world today

Best Android Phones

While Apple continues to dominate the smartphone market with the iPhone, there’s no denying that Android phones have been increasing in popularity. Whether you prefer the software, look or feel of Android devices over iOS, there’s plenty out there to choose from. We’ve pulled together a run-down of the best Android phones around right now ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to this week’s mobile news at Tesco Mobile. This week, we’ve got some updates on the future of BlackBerry, the status of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall and iOS 10, as well as good news for VR gamers and Android Pay users. So, let’s get started! It’s all over for BlackBerry On ...

Best free cooking apps to get stuck into

Get ready to cook up a storm with our definite list of the best free cooking apps out there. Whether you’re on Android, iOS or Windows, we’ve got you covered with a app to suit every level of chef! Cooking apps are perfect for organising your weekly meals, ensuring you’re never stuck for something to ...

App of the week: Rolling Sky

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What is Rolling Sky? A simple, yet challenging arcade game, Rolling Sky is suitable for young and old alike. All you have to do is control a rolling ball along an obstacle course with the swipe of your finger – sounds easy, right? Not quite. The ball moves at lightning speed and you have a ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s all about Google this week with updates on Android’s answer to iMessage, the next generation of Nexus phones and a new travel app. We’ve also got some gossip on BlackBerry’s new stab at Android and an update on Apple’s Lightning EarPods, so let’s get started! Allo, Allo Google! It’s time to say Allo to ...

Mobile security: how to stay safe online

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Some smartphones are so sophisticated it’s like having a little computer in your pocket, perfect if you like to email, shop or browse social media on-the-go. Yet, with all that power comes responsibility and in a world where scams and security hacks are prevalent, it’s up to you to keep your personal details safe. You’re vigilant ...

Mobile security: software updates

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Your mobile phone comes with you everywhere and helps you do almost everything, from keeping up with friends to paying your bills. That means we can sometimes forget just how vulnerable our smartphones might be to unsavoury types out to steal your personal details. While it can often seem like a hassle, it is essential to ensure ...

App of the week: Idle Armies

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What is Idle Armies? Embrace your good and bad side with Idle Armies, an endless clicker game that is as funny as it is addictive. Though there is not much in the way of strategy for this game – simply keep tapping the screen – it is the comedic dialogue that makes it stand out ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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As the smartphone world eagerly gets to grips with the iPhone 7 and downloads iOS 10, there have been plenty of other mobile manufacturers snatching the headlines this week – including Samsung, Google and Lenovo. Read on for a snapshot of the biggest news in mobile in the last seven days. Excitement builds for the ...

Best travel apps for late summer getaways

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Enjoying a hassle-free holiday has never been easier, thanks to the excellent selection of travel apps available for your smartphone. Discover a few of the best travel and holiday planner apps available to download today and start planning your next holiday. TripIt Make sure you’ve got everything you need to know about your travel plans in ...

App of the week: Prisma

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Looking for a way to bling up your selfie? Hoping to ad some extra pizazz to a family portrait or nature shot? Turn any photo into a work of art with instant picture editor, Prisma. This arty little app transforms your digital pictures using filters inspired by some of the world’s most famous artists – ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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With the Apple Keynote causing a stir on Wednesday, this week in mobile brings us news of the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, second generation Apple Watch and the brand new AirPods. However, Apple isn’t the only major mobile manufacturer who’s been hitting the headlines this week, Moto, Google and LG have been busy too. Read ...

Apple Keynote 2016 Round-Up

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The sleek, camera-focused iPhone 7 dominates Apple’s Keynote As always, Apple has confirmed suspicions, thrown a few curve balls, and set the smartphone world alight with chatter following its much-anticipated Keynote and unveiling of the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, and Apple Watch Series 2. Read the top highlights from the event below. The iPhone 7 ...

Best apps for kids to enjoy

Best Apps For Kids

If your little ones are fixated with smartphones and tablets, there are tons of educational, entertaining and exciting apps for kids out there to keep them amused. So many, in fact, it can be hard to hunt down the right choice for your children. To help makes things easier, we’ve put together a short list ...

App of the week: 50 50 – The Addictive Slicing Game

50 50 – The Addictive Slicing Game

What is 50 50? A simple but fixating premise, 50 50 is all about slicing various pictures precisely in half – and when we say precisely, we mean exactly in half with even a 0.1% difference clocked! To get cutting, simply tap and drag a straight line across where you would like to slice the ...

LG V20: What we know so far

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Last year’s LG V10 smartphone was an innovative addition to the mobile market that (we think!) didn’t get the attention it deserved. This year, it’s time for the LG V20 and the second generation handset may just grab headlines all over the world… The LG V20 looks set to be announced on Tuesday 6th September during ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s been an exciting week for mobile news with lots to look forward to in the world of mobile technology! Sony has confirmed when its new small smartphone, the Sony Xperia X Compact, will be available in the UK; Apple has revealed new Siri features; and Pokémon GO promises a fun new update. We also ...

Apple Watch 2: features, rumours & updates

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Rumour has it that the Apple Watch 2 is set to drop alongside the iPhone 7 in September, so we’re having a look at what else might be on the cards for the second generation smartwatch. At June’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced new software for its watches – watchOS 3. This update promises ...

App of the week: Flip Diving

Flip Diving App

There’s a new game making a splash in the app store, which allows you to take the role of a cliff diver performing dazzling aerial acrobatics! Flip Diving is all about perfecting the ultimate dive, earning coins along the way to unlock new tricks, different divers and new places to practice your skills. Hot on ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

Mobile News

This week’s mobile news features updates on the much-anticipated Android Nougat, as well as the LG V20 and Apple’s new Snapchat-inspired app. We also discuss how Google is trying to save you storage space on your device and how soon we can expect to see extended battery life on our phones – so, let’s get ...

App of the week: Reigns

Reigns app

What is Reigns? In Reigns, whether you live or die is in the cards – literally. The brand new gaming app for iOS and Android takes a page out of a certain dating app’s book, as you must swipe left or right on a deck of cards to make decisions for your kingdom. The motive ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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What a week it’s been for updates across all operating systems and devices. With even more gossip from iOS regarding the launch of the new iPhone 7, plus rumoured Nokia releases and the latest on the new video calling app, Duo, let’s get stuck in and give you the latest mobile technology news. iPhone 7 ...

App of the week: Wildfulness

What is Wildfulness? There’s nothing quite like spending time in nature to recharge your body and de-stress your mind. But, if your hectic schedule doesn’t allow you to run to the hills whenever you feel like unwinding, Wildfulness is the app for you. Featuring several hand drawn landscapes, the app immerses you in the beauty ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

Young man looking at smartphone

Welcome back to this week’s mobile news, your weekly round-up of all things noteworthy from the world of mobile technology! This week, LG has confirmed an exciting new feature on its V20 smartphone, Facebook has changed its News Feed (again!) and Pokémon GO has released a new feature to help us track those critters easier. ...

App of the week: Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Official Mobile Game

Step into the world’s most exciting sporting event with the Rio 2016 Olympics Games official mobile game. With this easy-to-use app, you can try your hand at six different Olympic sports including archery, basketball, football, skeet, tennis and table tennis, and discover the Olympian within you! Sounds good! Tell me more… To start, choose an ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s been a jam-packed week for mobile news, with an exciting password management update from Android, rumblings about the mysterious iPhone 7 Pro and the release of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. Plus, we have the scoop on a new user-built phone from ZTE and more details about the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 7, ...

Best looking smartphones in the world

Best Looking Smartphones

There’s a lot to think about when buying a new smartphone, from specs and features to arguably the most important thing of all, price. However, design should never be overlooked. To help make the decision easier, we’ve pulled together the best looking smartphones available at Tesco Mobile that are sure to turn heads. Apple iPhone ...

App of the week: Big Bang Racing

Big Bang Racing

What is Big Bang Racing? Start your week with a bang with the all-new, rip-roaring racing game for your smartphone – Big Bang Racing! Unlike your average racing game, each course is a puzzle you must solve as you zoom along, ensuring you never quite know what’s coming next. Starting with an off-road car, single ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to this week’s pick of the best mobile news stories, and what a week it’s been! With Google rolling out a spam-busting update for their Phone app, Android announcing a new feature that could help save lives and Samsung’s latest step in creating foldable phones, there’s plenty to talk about. We’ve also got ...

Best weather apps for your smartphone

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If there’s one thing we love to talk about in this country, it’s the weather. Unpredictable and temperamental, it’s hard to know what it’s going to do, but you can be prepared for rain, hail or shine with our round-up of the best weather apps for your smartphone. BBC Weather Price: Free Platform: Apple, Android ...

App of the week: Disney Emoji Blitz

Disney Emoji Blitz

What is Disney Emoji Blitz? We love emojis at Tesco Mobile, so when we heard that the folks at Disney were releasing an app that combines the fun of a matching game with adorable emojis, we couldn’t wait to try it! If you’ve ever been glued to Candy Crush Saga or Bejeweled, then you’ll love ...

Top 5 waterproof phones in the world

Waterproof Smartphones

We’ve all been there: whether it’s slipped into the washing up, fumbled into your tea or just dropped in a puddle, phones haven’t always been the best at surviving a soaking. However, Tesco Mobile offers a number of waterproof phones for customers out there who have learned their lesson, and we’ve rounded up five of ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to Tesco Mobile’s weekly round-up of the biggest and best new stories from the world of mobile technology! This week, we’ve got updates on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, a new design for the next Sony Xperia model, and a new budget Motorola smartphone to look forward to. We also take a look ...

How to Take 360-Degree Photos

How To Take 360 Photos

Snap up the chance to share your holiday pictures on the go this summer with Tesco Mobile! Fully supporting the virtual reality movement, Facebook has rolled out support for 360-degree photos – and we couldn’t help but get involved at Tesco Mobile! But, we don’t want to have all the fun ourselves; we want you ...

App of the week: Pokémon GO

Pokemon Go

What is Pokémon GO? There was only one game that could possibly take the crown of app of the week today and it’s the inimitable Pokémon GO! It’s the nostalgic craze that’s taken the world by storm, allowing players to relive their youth, as well as introducing a whole new generation to the wonderful world ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Prepare yourself – it’s been quite a week for smartphones, with one certain nostalgic app taking the world by storm, a new budget Motorola handset being announced, diverse emojis and rumblings about a secretive Apple laboratory in France. Get the latest scoop and read on to discover all the latest and great mobile news from the ...

App of the week: Voi

Voi App

What is Voi? If you relish unravelling optical illusions and solving logic puzzles, then you’ll love playing Voi. Released in mid-June, the concept is incredibly simple: just emulate the shapes. Each level sets a new geometric challenge and the solver must use the monogram silhouettes, stacking and shifting to recreate the image to move on ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s been a week of wild speculation in the tech world. With rumours running high around Blackberry, Samsung and Apple, what can we expect to witness over the coming months? Autumn is always a big time for new releases, so it’s no wonder we’re now becoming privy to the latest hearsay in mobile trends. Find ...

Embrace mindfulness with Headspace

Headspace App

What is Headspace? Considering that rising stress levels in modern life are often linked to the fact that we are constantly available through our smartphones, it seems ironic that a way to de-stress can also be found on your device. Headspace, however, is an app that is perfect if you’re looking to try to understand ...

Best fitness apps to achieve your goals

Best Fitness Apps

Finding time to stay fit and healthy is difficult enough; finding the incentive is even harder. Luckily, the smartphone market has your best interests at heart, with fitness and health apps to suit any and all levels of ability and motivation. Whether you want to get into running, weights, or just work with what you have, there’s something ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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This week’s mobile news is all about Android and Samsung, with Android’s new operating system finally announced alongside new Nexus rumours, as well as reports of an iris scanner on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and advancements on “Smart Glow”. So, let’s get started! Android Nougat revealed Google has unveiled the official name of its ...

New phones: what’s next for 2016?

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Part of what makes smartphone technology so exciting is its constant progression. But, while this is great for the industry, it can sometimes make users feel left behind in the fast-paced world of mobile technology. This time of year means a host of new phones are just around the corner, so if you’re due an ...

App of the week: Pocket

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What is Pocket? If you’re someone who has fallen down the Wikipedia rabbit hole one too many times, then Pocket is the app you need to curb your habit of browsing when you really shouldn’t be. Pocket is an app that saves online articles for you to read later, a new interpretation of what was previously called Read ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s been a busy week for mobile technology news with developments from Apple’s WWDC in San Francisco still being analysed daily for new features and plans. But it hasn’t been all about Apple, as we welcome in 72 new exciting emojis, a fun vintage-inspired smartphone case for gamers and intriguing new options for Facebook Messenger. ...

Best iPhone games for kids this summer

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School is almost finished for summer and it’s time for kids to enjoy the holidays. Taking the chance to voyage on trips and vacations is always fun but sometimes keeping younger travellers occupied can be a challenge. With that in mind, let’s avoid boredom and keep them happy in summer 2016 as they swipe and ...

Apple WWDC 2016: Day One Round-Up

Apple WWDC 2016

Apple WWDC, the company’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference, is back for another year in sunny San Francisco. This time we expect big news on iOS 10 and Mac OS, as well as updates on Apple Watch and of course, the highly-anticipated iPhone 7. To help you keep up with all the latest developments, we’ve pulled ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It hardly feels like a week since our last mobile news update, but it’s that time again! Let’s check out what’s happened in the wonderful world of mobile technology over the last seven days. Tesco Mobile launches Xtras In case you missed it, we’ve launched a brand new way for our Tesco Mobile customers to ...

The best news apps for your smartphone

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Hate being out of the loop? Love being the first to know? It’s time to turn your smartphone into your own personal newshound. We’ve put together a list of our favourite free news apps, so you’ll never have to hear the news second hand again. Stay up to date with the latest headlines wherever you ...

The 5 best smartphones in the world right now

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There’s nothing quite as fast-paced and competitive as the smartphone market. Keeping up with the latest and greatest handsets can be difficult, so we’ve compiled a handy list of the five best smartphones in the world right now to help you choose which device you should go for in 2016. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge The ...

Best photo editing apps for your smartphone

iPhone Apps

From holiday snaps to hipster selfies, the rise of the smartphone has revolutionised the way we take, store, and share our photographs. Thanks to huge improvements to the internal memory of our phones, the accessibility of social media, and the creation of online storage hubs like iCloud and Google Drive, we’re snapping away like never ...

Top reasons to get excited for the iPhone 8

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With all the rumours and expectations flying around about the iPhone 8, we’re getting pretty excited for its release , Want to know why? Well, we’ve put together a list of all the things to look forward to from Apple’s latest device to tell you just that. Wireless charging Wireless charging hasn’t really taken off ...

Meet the world’s fastest charging phones

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When time is of the essence, the last thing you want to be doing is sitting waiting for your phone to charge. Luckily, a host of smartphone manufacturers have been working tirelessly to cut the wait, and give you a phone that will be off the charger and back in your pocket in no time. ...

Groundbreaking apps that changed the world

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At Tesco Mobile, we love our smartphones – and they’re made even more brilliant thanks to the fantastic apps they support. From free messaging services to personal organisers, apps have become an indispensable part of the smartphone experience, and we’ve picked out six groundbreaking apps that have really helped our handsets reach their full potential. ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

Girl drinking coffee looking at her phone

Welcome back to this week’s round-up of mobile news! With new emojis announced, updates from Samsung and Google, and an easy way to prevent nuisance calls, there’s plenty to cover. So, let’s get started… New emojis! Time to reach for the party popper emoji – 72 brand new icons are coming our way later this ...

Are solar phone chargers the future?

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Harnessing the power of the sun to fill your smartphone battery sounds like a dream come true, but does the reality match up? We’ve had a good look at all of the pros and cons of swapping a traditional charger for the solar alternative, to help you decide if you’d like to make the switch. ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

Pile of mobile phones

From superhero smartphones to foldable screens and flip phones, it’s been a busy week for mobile news. Check out all the latest updates right here at Tesco Mobile… Batman returns! Fans of Gotham’s legendary superhero rejoice – Samsung has just announced a special edition Galaxy S7 Edge in homage to Batman. The official Samsung Mobile ...

Mobile phone batteries: how to extend battery life

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Does it seem like you’re constantly charging your phone? Maybe you’ve got a spare charger at work, another at home and a portable one in your bag, but you still can’t seem to get a day’s worth of power out of your mobile phone battery? Well, don’t despair – we’ve got a host of simple ...

Google I/O 2016 announcements

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Google I/O 2016, the developer’s annual conference to showcase its latest and greatest technological leaps, has just wrapped up in California and left us wanting more. This year’s event was jam-packed with announcements, including updates on Android N, Google VR, Google Home and Google Assistant, as well as brand new messaging apps Allo and Duo ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

Girls laughing at something on their phone

It’s that time again – we’re here to give you the lowdown on this week’s top mobile news, rumours, updates and announcements! So, let’s get started… The return of Nokia Nokia is back! After Microsoft bought the famous company back in 2014, the iconic Nokia name was dropped from new handsets – but it is ...

Best Windows phone apps : our top 5

Windows Phone Apps

At Tesco Mobile, we’ve been impressed with the speed with which the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system is catching up with its rivals at Apple and Google, fast becoming the third way when it comes to choosing an OS. Admittedly, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android do continue to dominate the majority of the market, but ...

Seven-day battery life: coming soon to your smartphone?

iPhone Charging

Imagine not having to charge your smartphone for a week. That’s a full seven days of battery life at your fingertips, without the need to scramble for a charger every single day. It sounds too good to be true. But, rumour has it there’s a company out there working on this very dream. So, who ...

LG G5 review: the phone to beat in 2016?

LG G5

The LG G5 promises to rejuvenate the smartphone market with its new approach to design, featuring a modular system of accessories to personalise your phone for your needs. In theory, this could be a game-changer, making it possible for you to create your perfect phone. However, is the LG G5 really the phone to beat ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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We’re back again to bring you all the latest news, updates, rumours and announcements from the lightning-speed world of mobile technology! So, without further ado, here’s the mobile news you might have missed this week… Huawei P9 Lite UK Release Chinese manufacturer Huawei has announced plans to release the P9 Lite in the UK, as ...

Friendzoned. Are friendship apps the next big thing?

Bumble App

Remember when it was easy to make friends? There’s no denying that the older we get, the harder it is to get to know someone outside our existing social circle. But, what if that circle has depleted, you’ve just moved to a new city, or maybe you just want to add a new member to ...

13 of our favourite Android tips and tricks

Android Tips

Whether you’ve been a faithful follower of Android from the beginning or have just jumped ship from Apple, we’ve rounded up the top Android tips and tricks to help you make the most of your smartphone. No matter what device you have, from Samsung to Motorola to HTC, you’re sure to find a helpful hint ...

Top picks: the best iPhone games for summer 2016

iPhone Games

Summer is (thankfully) almost here, which means you’ll most likely be hitting the road, whether it be on holiday or to visit family. No matter if you’re travelling by car, bus, plane or boat, playing games on your iPhone is one of the easiest ways to pass the time – not to mention, addictive… But, with ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

Mobile Phone

It can be hard to keep up with the fast-paced world of mobile technology with new updates, releases, rumours and announcements happening all the time. To help you stay on top of all the latest developments, we’ve pulled together this week’s top mobile news that you might have missed. Apple Sales Drop For the first ...

Google’s VR headset for smartphones: what’s it all about?

Not too long ago, virtual reality seemed like a distant dream for smartphone developers. That was until Samsung teamed up with VR pioneers Oculus, now owned by Facebook, to bring us the Gear VR in 2015. Now, Google is working on a new virtual reality headset for smartphones to rival Samsung’s attempt and surpass its ...

Android Marshmallow 6.0 under the spotlight: a review

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It’s official: at Tesco Mobile, we love Android Marshmallow! Google’s latest update to the Android OS has been rolling out since October, and with a few months of bug-fixes, tweaks and thorough play-throughs under its belt, we’re happy to say that the 6.0 Marshmallow OS is a significant improvement on previous versions. While there’s not ...

3G & 4G coverage checker: how high-speed is your area?

3G & 4G Network Coverage

Every year, Tesco Mobile’s network partner, O2, rolls out better and more comprehensive 4G coverage across the UK.  In 2016, O2 plan to implement a network that will bring 4G and 3G coverage to 98% of the population of the United Kingdom. This is great news for us, and even better news for our customers ...

Roaming in the EU: Home from Home

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If you’re heading abroad this summer, you might be worried about roaming charges while using your mobile overseas. Well, worry no more. With Tesco Mobile’s new Home From Home promotion, you can use your phone in 31 European countries with absolutely no roaming charges – so all you need to worry about on your holiday is ...

Android N: everything you need to know

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Get ready for the new Android update Android fans assemble: Google is getting ready to launch its latest update, secretively named ‘Android N’ later this year. This addition to the Android market will definitely be something to get excited about. It’s currently available to developers for optimising Android apps, but those who have been able ...

Dual camera phones: the future of smartphone technology?

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Technology brings high-res images to smartphones With the smartphone revolution, we now take pictures of everything. Pretty much everyone’s phone is filled with hundreds of blurry evening shots and grainy snaps of food in dimly lit restaurants. While you get the odd gem, there is no denying that though we take so many of them, ...

Tech in check round up

Tech In Check Round Up

Now that our Tech in Check month is drawing to an end, we’ve compiled an index of all the handy resources contained within our blog posts that can now act as a go-to guide for you to keep your Tech in Check! Resources to help you choose a mobile phone and the best tariff for ...

Tech in check: internet safety for kids

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Internet Safety For Kids So we have dealt with what apps are out there, how they function and what you can do to help your child navigate the world of social media. This blog post takes the discussion a step further and focuses on one key issue that is becoming more and more common in ...

Tech in check: technology and families

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Talking to your Family About Technology The excitement of getting a new piece of technology is something that we can all relate to. Shiny new devices can herald a whole new way of interacting for you and your family and present a world of opportunities that you may never have had access to before. Kids ...

Tech in check: app parental controls

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App Parental Controls Once you have picked devices that suit you and your family’s needs, it’s time to decide whether it’s a good idea to manage your kids’ time online. All kids are different, so deciding what is appropriate for your children will differ from family to family, and child to child. If you do ...

5 best parental control apps for mobiles

It’s hard to keep an eye on your child’s internet usage 24/7, especially when every device they use is connected to the web. Whether they’re researching for homework, posting on social media or watching videos of fails or hauls, kids and teens have become more and more reliant on their devices and keeping them safe ...

Tech in check: PCs, laptops or tablets?

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Choosing the right techology for your family The world of technology is constantly changing and sometimes it can feel hard to keep up with the latest innovations. We previously had a look at what to consider when choosing a mobile phone and this post looks at what to think about when you are buying a ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s the end of another week and time for another edition of mobile news at The Hub. This week find out about Google’s newly launched ARCore, our latest news on the iPhone 8 launch, and the updates we’re expecting to see from the iOS 11. We’re also looking at the hints the Apple might be ...

Tech in check: how to choose which phone to buy

How To Choose The Right Mobile

How To Choose Which Phone To Buy Mobile Phones The mobile phone market is ever-changing with new deals, options and payment plans emerging all the time. It can be difficult to choose which phone to buy and finding a suitable tariff can be challenging, which may lead to you opting for a contract that’s not ...

SIM only deals: how do they work?

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At Tesco Mobile we offer a great selection of SIM only deals – with various options on minutes, texts, and data allowance. This flexibility allows our customers to pick the contract that’s right for them according to their usage needs. What’s more, all of our SIMs come with 4G at no extra cost. If you’re ...

Best music streaming apps

Best Music Streaming App

Downloading music has become a thing of the past, as the popularity of music streaming has skyrocketed in recent years. With a wealth of artists and albums available at your fingertips, it’s easy to see why streaming has transformed the way we listen to music, particularly on-the-go. Now with more streaming options to choose from ...

Difference between 3G & 4G

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We’re sure you’re familiar with the terms 3G and 4G – and you probably use the technology on a daily basis. But do you know what 3G is? Or what 4G is? And what’s the difference between the two? The main difference between 3G and 4G is speed – but before we can understand what ...

Are cheap smartphones worth it?

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There’s a lot of hype around our range of high-end smartphones, and rightly so. Whether it’s the iPhone 6s, the HTC One M9, or the Samsung Galaxy S7, we’re proud to offer our customers a choice of flagship phones from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. But what if you don’t want to splash out ...

Tech in Check: Advice from Dr Sue Black

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Walk into any classroom, step into any playground and enter any teenager’s bedroom (after knocking of course!) and you are bound to find some sort of technology – whether that’s a laptop, mobile phone or tablet. In our digital age, engagement with mobile and electronic devices on a daily basis is simply unavoidable. But what ...

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Review

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Provided you’ve not been hibernating or living in a cave for the past couple of months, you’ll probably have noticed that a couple of high-profile additions to the smartphone family have just hit the shelves. That’s right, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are now available on Tesco Mobile, and to find out ...

Smartphone security tips: how to keep your mobile safe

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It doesn’t matter how smart your smartphone is, when it comes to security, you’re the one in control. While most of today’s phones have some fab safety features, they’re only successful if you keep up your end of the bargain. That’s why we’ve put together some top tips for keeping your smartphone safe, perfect whether ...

The future of mobile phone batteries

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At Tesco Mobile, we like to keep on top of the latest developments in smartphone technology, and recently we’ve been swotting up on the future of mobile phone batteries. We’ve all felt the frustration that comes with the all too finite life of phones which, while we love them dearly, have a tendency to run ...

How much data do I need?

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Busting the unlimited data myth Here at Tesco Mobile we don’t do unlimited data contracts. Hold on just a moment though, as there’s a very good reason for that. The truth of the matter is that the vast majority of smartphone users simply don’t need as much data as they are led to believe, so ...

Best Android Games

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From the adrenaline burst of a new high score to the teeth-grinding frustration of a near-impossible boss level (or the dreaded in-app purchase screen), gaming on our Android smartphones is an emotional rollercoaster. But, it’s also a hugely enjoyable experience – so much so that we’ve spent a long time debating and attempting to rank ...

Microsoft Office for Android

Office for Android

From writing a novel to compiling a spreadsheet database or making a presentation, Microsoft Office has cemented its place as one of the most useful and popular desktop tools of the modern age – and it’s now available on your Android smartphone too. The holy trinity of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel can be downloaded ...