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Understanding DTEK by BlackBerry for Android

Understanding DTEK by BlackBerry for Android

At the end of last year, BlackBerry launched their first Android powered device, the BlackBerry Priv. Apart from the slide out QWERTY keyboard, Priv brought another important application to Android underneath the BlackBerry hood, this is called DTEK.

DTEK by BlackBerry encrypts data on your device and “will automatically monitor your OS and apps and let you know when your privacy could be at risk and how you can take action to improve it. With just a quick glimpse you can see the overall security rating for your device – excellent, fair or poor – and what you can do to improve it. DTEK also tracks your applications and notifies you when someone is:

  • Taking pictures or videos without your knowledge
  • Turning your microphone on
  • Sending a text message
  • Accessing your contacts, location or financial information
  • PRIV is packed with lots of other security features like Password Keeper to store secret passwords and notes, Picture Password to make it virtually impossible for someone to break into your phone and encrypted messaging with BBM®. Take control and be confident knowing your personal data is being kept private” (Source: http://uk.blackberry.com/software/smartphones/android.html )

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You can buy the BlackBerry Priv Sim Free now from Unlocked Mobiles.

Seven rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Seven rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Samsung are set to release the Note 7 early August, but what can we expect from this updated Phablet?

Here are seven rumours about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7:

1.  Samsung have confirmed a release date for the Galaxy Note 7 of August 2, with a launch taking place in  London and New York City.

2. The handset is likely to feature a curved 5.7-inch Quad-HD Super AMOLED display.

3. Leaked photos of the Note 7’s camera modules have pretty much confirmed the rumours of an iris scanner lock screen

4. Many in the mobile market are expecting Samsung to give the Note 7 the same 12-megapixel, dual-pixel lens fitted to the Galaxy S7

5. There are three different launch colours for the device – Black Onyx, Blue Coral and Silver Titanium.

6. It is looking like Samsung are defiantly skipping the Note 6 title in order to keep their handset in line with the Galaxy S7.

7.  The Samsung Note 7 is said to measure around 153.5mm x 73.9mm x 7.9mm (a simulate size to the Note 5).  It is also rumoured to be coming with  an IP68 rating, making it water and dust resistant.

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If you’d like to be one of the first to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, register your interest here.

Sony Xperia X Performance Now In Stock

Sony Xperia X Performance Now In Stock

We have today received our first delivery of the Sony Xperia X performance. This is Sony’s flagship handset, announced back in February 2016 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Once of the main features is that the Xperia X Performance boasts a new flagship camera of 23 mega pixels. With quicker response times, more intelligent focus, and a new highly adaptive shutter speed, you get clearer shots in the toughest situations on the Xperia X Performance. There is also a 13 mega pixel selfie camera.

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In terms of hardware specifications, the Xperia X performance boasts 3GB Ram, a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 and 5 inch full HD display.

You can buy the Sony Xperia X Performance Sim Free online now.

We take a look at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update due August 2nd

We take a look at the Windows 10 Anniversary Update due August 2nd

Great news for anyone with a Windows phone; Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be arriving on August 2nd. Confirmed on Twitter by Windows Insider program leader Dona Sarkar, and with over 350 million devices now running Windows 10, and more than 135 billion hours of use on Windows 10 since launch, this should be big.

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We outline the top 4 areas of innovation and improvements to consumers and enterprises that the new Anniversary update will bring:

1.Additional Security Features resulting in the Most Secure Windows:

Microsoft have introduced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection which aims to detect, investigate and respond to advanced malicious attacks on networks by providing a more comprehensive threat intelligence and attack detection.

Additionally, the Update delivers Windows Information Protection, (previously enterprise data protection) and improvements to Windows Defender, Microsoft’s free anti-malware service.

2. The Power of Windows in your own thanks to Windows Ink
With Windows Ink you’ll be able to:
  • Take notes, sketches or drawings quickly and easily
  • Remember tasks and reminders with Smart Sticky Notes
  • Enjoy in app ink-specific features, like using handwriting in Office, ink annotations in Microsoft Edge.

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3. Be even more productive with Cortana

Cortana will now sit above your lock screen so you can use all her features without unlocking your device. Other improvements to Cortana include being able to save and recall key information, add photos for visual reminders and share notifications across all your Windows devices.
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4. Enjoy  Increased Power Efficiency, Extensions and Accessibility with Microsoft Edge:
Power-saving improvements result in your handset using fewer CPU cycles, consuming less memory, and minimizing the impact of background activity and peripheral content. Microsoft Edge Extensions, such as Pinterest’s “Pin It Button,” Amazon Assistant, AdBlock, Adblock Plus and LastPass, will be also available in the Windows Store with the Anniversary Update, along with new accessibility architecture for Microsoft Edge supporting modern web standards, including HTML5, CSS3, and ARIA.
Enjoy the Windows 10 experience on Lumia 650, Lumia 550 and Lumia 950 XL Sim Free today.

Android Marshmallow: Now on Tap

Android Marshmallow: Now on Tap

The future of Google searching is here in the form of Now on Tap.

The main idea of Google’s Now on Tap is to extend the reach of Google across your mobile, making it easier and faster to find the information you need.

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Now on Tap is integrated into Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and can be used by holding down the home button. Once activated, Google performs a search and scan of the current screen, providing relevant information than may be of use such as web links, directions etc.

How to use Now on Tap on your Android handset:

  1. On any screen, touch and hold the Home button.
  2. Google uses what’s on your screen to show you related info, apps, and actions

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So, how would you use Now on Tap during everyday life? 

Google gives the following examples: 
 
  • Restaurants: Find restaurants and other points of interest mentioned on screen.
  • Movies: See reviews and info about a cast using the film name.
  • Music: Get details about a song or artist from within your app.
  • People: Learn about famous people and celebrities in the news.
  • Images: Get info about artwork, product logos, landmarks, and more.

Searching images on Google isn’t exactly a new thing, but with Now on Tap you literally replace search terms with an image. For example, if you can take a photograph of Big Ben, hold the home button to activate Now on Tap and the handset will analyse the image contents to provide you more information on this tourist attraction.  It can even work and analyse photos direct from your camera app.

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Now on Tap is an innovative feature that is continually being developed and improved by Google and we’re certainly excited to use it.

Test out Now on Tap for yourself on some of our most popular Android handsets available sim free, including the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and the Huawei P9 today.

iOS10 Beta Tried and Tested: Top 5 Improvements

iOS10 Beta Tried and Tested: Top 5 Improvements

Apples iOS 10 public beta is now live, with interesting new updates and features.

Before you do download it, remember it is just a beta so some of your favourite apps may be buggy. So if you’re not quite ready to test out the new OS, check out our review of the top 5 updates below:

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1. Apple Music:
In Apple’s iOS 10 beta, the redesigned Apple Music app shines.  Menus are cleaner, so it’s easier to search for songs or artists. the old cluttered interface has been streamlined, with a default view of your library of music.
2. Photos and Memories album:

The addition of face recognition, on your iOS device prompts you to name the faces that it’s recognised, creating dynamic libraries for each person. The new Memories album also sorts your photos based on date and location making the new OS a more organised way to store and enjoy your photos and Videos.

3. Raise to Wake:
A feature that we’ve seen on Android for a while, Raise to wake has finally arrived on iOS.
Simply pick up your handset and access your messages without pressing a button.
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4. Delete Apple’s core app:
Apple didn’t mention this in the keynote speech, but they are finally allowing users to remove most of Apple’s core once nonremovable apps from their handsets. Technically only the user data is deleted, while the app remains hidden on your device, so if you find that a day comes when you finally need to check stocks, or locate north on your compass, you can simply restore the apps via the App Store just like you would a regular app.
5. Improved 3D Touch:
Users of the iPhone 6S will be familiar with 3D Touch, but with iOS 10 you’ll be able to do more with it. Your Apps now have little widgets with extra info, and the control panel has new settings for things like flashlight or the camera.
Other improvements include a redesigned maps, responsive predictive texts, a Home app to control all of your HomeKit-compatible smart-home appliance.
Test out the iOS 10 beta yourself on the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE available sim free today.

 

Huawei P9 Lite: Specification

Huawei P9 Lite: Specification

There’s a new video coming soon, so subscribe to our Youtube video so you dont miss us unboxing the Huawei P9 lite in 60 seconds.

While you wait, here’s the specs at a glance:

  • Connectivity: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Dimensions: 146.8 x 72.6 x 7.5 mm (5.78 x 2.86 x 0.30 in)
  • Weight: 147 g (5.19 oz)
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Display: 52. inches, (~69.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • OS: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 650
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 + quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T880MP2
  • Memory Card slot: microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
  • Internal: 16 GB, 2/3 GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 13 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
  • Camera Features: 1/3” sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • Secondary Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0

Check out how the Huawei P9 Lite compares to the Huawei P9 in last weeks blog post.

Purchase the Huawei P9 Lite Sim Free today.

Bundles of Freebies when purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Black and Gold

Bundles of Freebies when purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in Black and Gold

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets in gold and black are now coming with the added bonus of a huge bundle of freebies. Both handsets will arrive with a free Samsung Evo Plus 32GB MicroSD card and 12 months subscription to McAfee Mobile Security. What’s  more, you’ll be able to protect your high end flagships thanks to the inclusion of a free case.

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Free Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Bundle worth £70:

1. Free Case Mate, Naked Tough, Dual Layer Protection Case for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (worth £28.99)

2. Free Samsung Evo Plus 32GB MicroSD card

3. 12 months McAfee Mobile Security.

(Please note this offer only applies to the purchase of the S7 Edge in Black and Gold only)

Free Samsung Galaxy S7 Bundle worth over £50:

1. Redneck Prima Wallet Folio Case

2. Free Samsung Evo Plus 32GB MicroSD card

2. 12 months McAfee Mobile Security

(Please note that this offer is available on the purchase of any Samsung Galaxy S7 in gold or black only.)

Purchase the Samsung Galaxy S7 or Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge today.

Grab some Free Bang and Oulfsen Play H3 In-Ear Headphones worth £149

Grab some Free Bang and Oulfsen Play H3 In-Ear Headphones worth £149

If you’re looking to purchase the LG G5 now is the time to do so, thanks to our latest, incredible offer; receive free Bang and Oulfsen Play by Bang & Olufsen H3 In-Ear Headphones worth £149 with your order.

These ultra modern, custom-designed in-ear headphones from B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen offer powerful sound direct from your LG G5 handset, as well as a sturdy exterior, and comfortable fit.

With the headphones you’ll enjoy these design features:

  • Bang & Olufsen signature sound
  • Powerful and balanced sound experiance
  • Crafted from a solid block of lightweight aluminum
  • Fits your ears with both precision and maximum comfort
  • Inline remote and microphone

Hear more direct from Bang and Olufsen’s designers:

Purchase the LG G5 and automatically receive a free pair of Bang and Olufsen Play H3 in-ear headphones today.

Huawei’s P9 Lite: the Lightweight champion against the Huawei P9

Huawei’s P9 Lite: the Lightweight champion against the Huawei P9

The Huawei P9 Lite is being marketed as a scaled down (in features not size) model of the original P9 by Huawei, nevertheless this budget friendly handset is still perfectly formed.

With a 5.2 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the Full HD display of the P9 lite is identical to the Huawei P9. The only difference is the glass choice, with Huawei replacing the Gorilla Glass 4 of the P9, with the simple glass cover on the lite version. Nevertheless, colour representation and brightness are one of the main criteria for judging a good smartphone display and Huawei have boosted these areas with the P9 lite, allowing it to achieve a credible 450 candelas.

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Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Huawei have also managed to create some additional Android options that wouldn’t necessary come as default. The fingerprint scanner on the rear of the handset not only unlocks your phone but can also be use for other actions, such as accepting calls, taking selfies or swiping through images.

The Huawei P9 Lite also offers NFC and LTE connectivity and is powered by a 1.8GHz/2.5GHz octa-core Kirin 955 Processor and 3GB Ram, which makes the handset a speedy choice.

Camera choices for both handsets differ slightly,  with a more conventional choice for the more budget friendly P9 Lite. Whereas the flagship P9 original offers Leica’s dual camera setup, the P9 Lite is more similar to last year’s Huawei P8, with a single camera set up.

Here’s a low down on how both handsets compare:

Huawei P9 vs Huawei P9 Lite

Purchase the Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Lite or the Huawei P9 Plus Sim Free today.

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