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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 features rundown

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has finally been officially unveiled and the impressive phone looks to be another stunning achievement from Samsung. Running Android 8.1 Oreo, the phone is Samsung’s largest offering, but with a huge upgrade on battery power and some fantastic new features. The Note 9 features an improved camera, their “loudest ever” ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s time again to catch up on all the industry news and rumours with mobile news at The Hub! This week, we’re looking at the iPhone 9 leaks, why the 2018 iPhones could be delayed, and investigating the Android Pie roll out. We’re also taking a quick peek at the newly unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note ...

What to do if your phone won’t connect to wi-fi

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Whether you’re at home scrolling on social media, or on the commute to work and streaming your favourite tunes, being able to connect to wi-fi is essential in today’s modern world. Chances are if you’re reading this from your smartphone right now, you’ve managed to get onto the internet from somewhere (congratulations!). However, if you’ve ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 2018.08.03

Welcome back to mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re looking at the imminent release of Android P, checking out the latest leaks from the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, investigating the upcoming iPhone leaks and rumours, and looking at the new patent from Samsung. Apple becomes first-ever trillion dollar company Apple has become the ...

How to block a number on your smartphone

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Tesco Mobile is on-hand to show you how to block a number on iPhone and Android, as well as which call blocking app you can use to help screen the calls you don’t want, so you can start having more that you do. How to block a number on iPhone Since Apple released iOS 7, ...

How to free up storage space on your phone

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It’s bound to happen sooner or later: you’re trying to take a photo or download a new app and suddenly, the dreaded “storage almost full” message appears. Whether the culprit is an extensive music library or a few graphics-heavy apps, most of us have run out of space on our smartphones at one time or ...

Mobile news: What happened this week?

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Welcome back to another edition of mobile news at The Hub! This week, we’re looking at a number of exciting new rumours about three highly anticipated smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and the Samsung Galaxy S10. We also have news on the recent Google Assistant update, along with details of the latest EU antitrust ...

Discover our top summer party planning apps & party game apps

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With the hot weather expected to continue into August, it’s time to start planning your summer party, or BBQ, and we’ve compiled our top picks for party planning apps and party game apps to help you make it a success. Evite Download: iOS, Android The most important part of any party is the guests, and while ...

Why does my phone get hot? How to cool down your phone

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So far, this has been a summer to remember, with the UK experiencing its longest heatwave in five years. Across the country, thousands are flocking to beaches, parks and pools to make the most of the hot weather, with temperatures reaching highs of 32 degrees in some parts. But while the heat is great for ...

Mobile News

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Welcome back to mobile news, your weekly roundup of everything that’s happened in the mobile world! This week we’re looking at the new leaks and renders of the upcoming iPhones, checking out why it looks like iPads could be getting FaceID, and looking into the Apple Maps revamp. We’re also investigating the Samsung Galaxy X ...

How to reduce your phone bill with Recommend a Friend

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You can easily reduce your phone bill with the Recommend a Friend program from Tesco Mobile. All you need to do is recommend Tesco Mobile to your friends via our Recommendations Centre and both of you can enjoy up to £20 off of your phone bills. Who can I recommend? You can recommend any of your friends who aren’t ...

Mobile news: What happened this week?

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Welcome back to mobile news at The Hub. This week we’re looking at the new release date and rumours for the Samsung Note 9, the leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S10, as well as looking at new phone accessories coming from Apple. We’re also investigating how Qualcomm’s new chips could significantly upgrade budget phones and ...

Travel game apps – our top apps to pass the time on a trip

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Whether you’re travelling with kids, or going on a trip with your best friends, the journey can easily be a tedious beginning to your holiday. To help keep you entertained on your trip, we’ve put together a list of the top travel game apps available, so you can start enjoying your holiday immediately! We’ve selected ...

Mobile news: what happened this week ?

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It’s that time again! Time to get your weekly dose of mobile news from The Hub. This week we’re checking out the rumours that Samsung is adding a rear display as well as looking into the new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 rumours and leaks. We are also investigating Apple’s new iPhone feature that could help ...

What phone should I get? How to choose a mobile phone

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Choosing a new phone can be a big commitment, and a scary one too, if you don’t really know what you’re looking for. To help you, out we’ve put together this handy guide for choosing a mobile phone, so you know what your main choices are and what to look out for in a phone. ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 2018.06.14

It’s time for your favourite mobile news update! This week at The Hub we’re looking into the new rumours of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s huge battery-size, why people are speculating that the iPhone X Plus could have a triple lens camera, and more. We’re also checking out Apple’s new patent to boost water resistance, ...

Using data on your holiday abroad

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You don’t normally have to do anything to make sure you can use data abroad, just be aware that if you’re travelling outside of our Home from Home countries then you will have to pay a little extra for using it. You never have to pay extra for using wi-fi, no matter where in the ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s time again for mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re investigating the new features of iOS 12 and Apple’s fantastic ARKit 2, as well as checking out the leaked renders of the iPhone 11 and iPhone 9. We’re also looking into the new Galaxy Note 9 rumours and leaked renders on top of ...

Essential iPhone Apps

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Whether you’ve just gotten an iPhone or have had one for years, it’s easy to miss some absolutely essential iPhone apps that can have a real impact on your day-to-day life. We’ve put together our list of top iOS apps that we think you won’t be able to live without (though we’ll be ignoring the basics, ...

Must-have Android apps

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Have you just bought an Android phone? Or, maybe you just want to make sure you are getting the most out of your phone. Either way, we’ve put together a list of our must-have Android apps that you will wonder how you ever lived without. To be fair to our list, we’ve left off the absolute ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Hello and welcome to this week’s mobile news at The Hub! Today we are looking at the rumours surrounding the 2019 iPhone range and their updates, as well as looking into the new iOS 11.4 release and the rumours for the upcoming iPhone SE2. We’re also taking a look at the industry leaks around the ...

Discover our Capped contracts

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Our capped phone contracts at Tesco Mobile are designed to help you take control of your monthly bill, so you will never be faced with an unexpected bill. Use our capped mobile phone contracts to set up your safety buffer quickly and easily. What is a contract safety buffer? A safety buffer for our capped ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another issue of mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re looking at the rumours of Apple’s new chipset for next-gen iPhones, as well new leaks on the iPhone SE2, and rumours about their WWDC event announcements. We’re also checking out the upgraded Bixby rumours and launch confirmation, as well as investigating ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 2018.05.18

It’s that time again – time for your weekly dose of mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re looking into the augmented reality boost of the Galaxy S9 phones, the new rumours for the Galaxy S10, and how Samsung is looking to sell their exclusive chips to the wider market. We’re also investigating HTC’s ...

Family Perks: Everything You Need to Know

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Get free monthly rewards for your whole family with Family Perks at Tesco Mobile. Our fantastic scheme allows you to pick a perk that’s right for you each month when you have more than one contract on your account. How does Family Perks work? It’s incredibly easy to add an additional contract to your account ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another issue of mobile news at The Hub! This week, discover the amazing Google Duplex that can phone restaurants for you, and the impressive updates coming to Android P. We’re also looking at the upcoming affordable version of the iPhone X. Google unveils Google Duplex that can make phone calls for you ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 27.04.18

It’s time for your weekly issue of mobile news at The Hub! This week we take a peek at the leaked specs for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Active, as well as the leaks and rumours for the LG G7 ThinQ. We are also taking a look at the iOS 11 update, why Huawei is focusing ...

What is 4G?

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If you’ve bought a phone in the last 10 years, then 4G is how your phone reaches to the internet when it’s not connected to wi-fi. It’s called 4G because it is the fourth generation of this technology, although is barely recognisable when compared to the 2G of the ’90s – which only allowed for digital phone ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to another week’s mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re celebrating Tesco Mobile being the least complained about network operator in the UK, and of course seeing what is new in the industry. Find out about the rumoured gold iPhone X, the new Android P updates, the latest Moto G6 announcement, and ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 13.04.18

Welcome back to mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re checking out the new iPhone 8 Red, as well as the rumours surrounding Apple’s upcoming iOS 12. We’re also investigating how London is boosting their 4G signal in preparation for 5G and how Google Lens is now powerful enough to identify pet breeds! The ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to mobile news at The Hub. This week we’re looking at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks, which show an impressive device and checking out the rumours that Samsung is working on long-distance wireless charging. We’re also investigating the rumours that Apple could be slashing the price of the iPhone X and are ...

How to make sure your phone never dies

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In today’s modern age, our mobile phones have become such an important part of our daily lives that they are almost considered an extended limb. From waking us up in the morning to checking our work emails and watching adorable dog videos on our lunch break to pass the time, we use our mobile phones ...

What are Capped contracts?

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Stay in control of your monthly bills with our capped contracts at Tesco Mobile. Perfect for families looking to keep an eye on costs, you can ensure your bills are never higher than you expect. Capped contracts allow you to have complete control over how much you spend each month without worrying about any nasty ...

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs S8

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With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9, phone fans are naturally asking what has changed from the S8 and where we can see the most improvements. To answer your questions, we’ve gathered up all the intel we could to compare the two phones. How does the Galaxy S9 camera compare to the S8 It’s ...

Mobile news: what happened this week ?

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Welcome back to another issue of mobile news at The Hub! This week, we’re looking at the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S9, as well as the first leaked images of the iPhone X Plus. We are also checking out the new algorithm that is set to improve facial recognition and the new Qualcomm 5G modules ...

Samsung Galaxy S9 specification and features

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Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 yesterday, the S9 is looking to be a seriously impressive smartphone that follows on nicely from the S8 and its re-imagined camera is wowing users. S9 camera specs With the tagline: “The camera. Reimagined,” it’s no surprise that the camera is the standout feature of the Galaxy ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re taking a look at the future of mobile with Qualcomm’s new AI engine, ARM’s new iSIM technology, and discussing how Google has combined their mobile payment platforms Android Pay and Google Wallet. New Qualcomm AI engine designed to speed up phones Qualcomm has announced ...

Top 5 reasons to get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S9

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The launch of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S9 is fast approaching, so we have compiled a list of the top 5 reasons to get excited for the S9 ahead of the its Sunday February 25 release. From a revamped camera set-up to facial recognition to 3D emojis, it seems the Galaxy S9 is paving the ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s that time of week again; where we share another weekly round-up of mobile news at The Hub! This week, we discuss Apple’s iOS 12 release date and features, confirmed price of Samsung’s Galaxy S9.  We also take a look at Google’s Gmail Go app for less powerful smartphones. iOS release date and features Mobile ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Its time for your weekly installment of mobile news at The Hub! This week, we check out new iPhone Face ID rumours, the Huawei P20 leak, as well as the leaked price of the anticipated Galaxy S9.  We also look at how a Google app is bringing AR to all Android phones. All 2018 iPhones ...

Top 10 iPhone hidden features

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From automatic messages to the easy undo function, discover our top ten hidden iPhone features. These handy iPhone tricks will help you save time and get the most out of your smartphone. 1. Create custom iMessage replies to calls If you get a call that you can’t answer – whether because you’re in a meeting or ...

What is augmented reality?

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Augmented reality has been around for a lot longer than people think. At its most basic, augmented reality (or AR) is just layering some virtual information over reality. When you look at the score of a football match in the top corner of your TV screen, you are using augmented reality. The score tracker is ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Another week has passed, and it’s time for your round-up of all the mobile industry updates with mobile news at The Hub. This week we’re investigating the new updates for both iOS 11 and Android Oreo, and checking out rumours that the iPhone X might get discontinued. We’re also looking into the new mobile game-streaming ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Hello and welcome back to mobile news at The Hub! We’ve seen some great mobile leaks this week for the upcoming phones: the Moto G6.  We’re also taking a look at the iPhone battery replacement scheme and how Apple is set to allow users to disable their battery optimisation, as well as exploring how Google Duo is ...

Best relaxation apps

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January can be a stressful time for anyone – getting back to work after Christmas, trying to keep up with your New Year’s resolutions, as well as everything else that life could be throwing your way. To help you out, we’ve taken a look at the best relaxation apps around that can help you get back ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 12.01.18

It’s time for another week’s selection of the top industry updates with mobile news at The Hub! This week we discover the first ever in-screen fingerprint scanner and look at how the iPhone X was even more popular than expected. We also take a peek at the new Galaxy S9 leaks, how Apple has tackled the ...

Top News Year’s resolution apps

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You know what they say: a new year, a new you! But we all know that keeping to your New Year’s resolutions can be incredibly hard, no matter what your resolution. Whether you’re trying to give something up or attempting to pick up some good habits, we could all use some support to keep us 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 ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Welcome back to mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re investigating the rumours LG is developing a new flexible and extendable phone, looking at the new evidence for Samsung’s dual screen hinged phone. We’re also looking at why Apple has slashed the cost of their iPhone batteries and seeing why the Samsung Galaxy S9 ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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Hello and welcome back to our mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re investigating the rumours that Apples is working on updated AirPods for 2018, and looking into how 5G just took a massive step towards hitting our phones. We’re also checking out the rumours that Samsung’s Galaxy S9 could be revealed in February ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 15.12.17

It’s time for another week’s mobile news at The Hub with all your industry updates and rumours. This week, we’re looking at Samsung’s new patent for a wrap-around smartphone screen, the leaked renders for their Galaxy S9, and the news that their Galaxy A8 will be getting dual front cameras. We’re also investigating Apple’s new ...

Christmas mobile makeover

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If decorating for Christmas gets you in the festive mood, our guide to a Christmas Mobile Makeover is definitely for you! Even when finding the perfect tree and putting up your holiday lights are left to the last minute, rest assured you can have a merry mobile decked out in full Christmas garb. Give your ...

Best Christmas card apps

Christmas cards are a fantastic way to make somebody smile during the holidays, but it can be difficult to find the time to send out personal and heart-felt cards in your hectic schedule. To help, we’ve rounded up some of the best apps for creating and sending amazing Christmas cards this year so that you ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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It’s mobile news time again at The Hub and we’re excited to bring you all of this week’s industry news! Today, we take a look at how Android phones could be copying key iPhone X features in 2018 as well as taking a quick peek at the three new iPhones rumoured to be released next ...

Bedtime apps for your kids

No matter if they’re 15 weeks, or 15 years old, children can have trouble going to sleep for a huge variety of reasons and that can leave parents feeling powerless. We’ve gathered together some of the best apps that can help your children fall asleep naturally and healthily – so that you can too. Pzizz ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 01.12.17

Another week has flown by and it’s time for our weekly edition of mobile news at The Hub. This week we’re looking at the updates to Google Assistant, Samsung’s battery breakthrough, and why Apple is bringing their chipset in-house. Also, find out the new rumours for the Galaxy S9 – now apparently with even less ...

Top 5 Tesco Mobile deals for Black Friday 2017

We know you want to get the best deals you can this Black Friday, so we’ve rounded up the top five Tesco Mobile deals this year. Whether you’re looking for a new pay monthly phone or a SIM only deal, we’ve got some fantastic savings! Huge savings on SIM only deals We’ve got some fantastic ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

Another week has flown by, and that means that it’s time for another edition of mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re checking out the rumours of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini, the rumblings that Apple is working on more augmented reality tech for the iPhone, and looking at Apple’s quick fix to iPhone ...

An app for everyone this festive season

This festive season at Tesco Mobile, we’re on a mission to #MakeSomeoneSmile. But, we don’t just want to make one person smile – we want to collect as many smiles as possible! What better way to do this than through some fantastic apps on your phone? We’ve picked an app to make everyone smile, whether ...

The best Christmas apps to try this year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the festive season upon us again, it’s time to deck the halls and download some Christmas apps to get in the mood. Here are our favourites to try and #MakeSomeoneSmile this year on iOS and Android. Christmas Countdown 2017 Download: Android, iOS Get excited for the ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 10.11.17

Welcome to this week’s mobile news at The Hub! This week we’re looking at the rollout of Apple Pay Cash, the new NHS GP video chat app, and how Apple is working on fixes for the iPhone X bugs. We’re also checking out the new rumours for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and investigating the successful ...

Spooktacular Halloween apps for kids

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Everyone loves Halloween, so why not help your little ones get the most out of the holiday with our great list of child-friendly apps that are sure to add some spooktacular fun to their phone! Our list of the best Halloween apps for kids contains something for everyone, from sounds, to games, to backgrounds. Whether ...

The fastest phones around

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The latest smartphones are purposefully designed to handle complex tasks, run multiple apps, stream and download media all within the blink of an eye. But when it comes to speed, which smartphones are best? We’ve broken down the specs and rounded up some of the fastest phones on the market right now. What makes a ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 27.10.17

It’s time for another issue of our mobile news! This week we’re looking into the iPhone X production to see whether it can meet demand, examining the new patent filed for the Samsung Galaxy X, and keeping up-to-date with the Android Oreo roll out. We’re also looking into the expansion of the Google Lens feature ...

Why your family needs a WhatsApp group

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Busy lifestyles often prevent families from spending quality time together, but smartphones are making it easier than ever to keep in touch with loved ones. Instant messaging apps like WhatsApp can help to increase the frequency and quality of communication between your family members, especially when work or other commitments get in the way. From ...

How to manage screen time for kids

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With smartphones and tablets bringing screens into every room of the house, parents are keen to make sure that their kids don’t get addicted. To help, we’ve brought together all of the best ideas we could find to manage your child’s screen time. 1. Set a good example Setting a good example is number one ...

Best parenting apps

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If there is one thing that every parent needs, it’s a helping hand. We’ve put together a list of what we think are the best parenting apps to help you keep on top of everything. In our top picks, find great ways to keep organised, easily find activities and how to encourage your kids to ...

Best apps for students this term

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Students have a lot on their plate trying to balance their studies, social life and work, especially if it’s their first time living on their own. We’ve compiled our list of the best apps to help students stay on top of everything and help with their studies. Wunderlist Download: iOS, Android Automatically syncing between your ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

In this week’s edition of mobile news at The Hub find out why the iPhone X might be more than two years ahead of the competition and how Spotify is integrating with Google Assistant for hands-free activation. We’re also taking a quick look into the new leaks and rumours about the Nokia 9 and the ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

TM NEWS 17.08.17

It’s mobile news time again at The Hub! This week discover why Samsung’s foldable phone is looking more likely, investigate the leaked iPhone X battery and RAM specs, and weigh up the news of Sony’s plan to redesign their smartphones. Also, read about how the Nokia 3310 is getting upgraded to 3G, and why it’s ...

Mobile news: what happened this week?

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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

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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?

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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 ...

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?

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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?

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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

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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 ...

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?

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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

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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 ...