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# techguide - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Here's why you would want to factory reset your device

It’s there in case you need to bring your phone back to square one, but what situations should you use it in?

# techguide - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Why is your smartphone's battery life so poor?

And is it going to get better any time soon?

# techguide - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Here are the uses for private browsing that you might not have thought of

Its uses extend beyond visiting sites you don’t want saved.

# techguide - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Here's how you should rescue a soaking wet smartphone*

*For those of us not lucky enough to own a waterproof or water-resistant device.

# techguide - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Why are 'unlimited' data plans not actually unlimited?

Two words: fair usage.

# techguide - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Getting an SD card to increase phone storage? Here's what you need to know

Micro SD cards are a handy way of increasing storage space on your smartphone, but there’s more to consider than just space.

# techguide - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

How to make sure your phone doesn't get a scratch on it

If your phone has far too many scrapes and bumps, then it might be worth reassessing how you use it.

# techguide - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Can you control what permissions each app has access to?

If you want to use an app but don’t want to give it access to certain features on your phone, what can you do?

# techguide - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Find app permissions confusing? Here's what you need to know

If you’re not sure what features each app is accessing every time you use one, this is the place to start.

# techguide - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Here are the different lock screen security options at your disposal

Most of us settle for the tried and trusted PIN, but what else can you use to keep your phone safe?

# techguide - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

What happens to your social media profiles when you pass away?

It’s not something any of us would want to think about, but if the situation arises, what do you do, and can you access them?

# techguide - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Mobile Monthly: The biggest developments that happened in August

Where everyone will be creating hyperlapse videos, Snapchat’s big plans are revealed and a different approach from Samsung.

# techguide - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Why you should take five minutes out of your time to activate Find my Phone

You will be thankful you activated it if your phone is ever stolen or goes missing.

# techguide - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

What to keep in mind when using your phone as a WiFi connection

It has its advantages, but it also comes with its own risks.

# techguide - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Tech jargon leaving you confused? This glossary will help you out

If you don’t know your 4G from your selfie, then you’ve come to the right place.

# techguide - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Mobile Monthly: The biggest developments that happened in July

Apple teams up with an old rival, Google’s smart contact lens gets a boost and Microsoft’s digital assistant reveals a talent for predicting football results.

# techguide - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

What to keep in mind when you're downloading apps

It’s better to be safe than sorry.

# techguide - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Refresher: Every smartphone gesture you will ever need

Because everyone has to start somewhere.