Block A Phone Number On Android Smartphone Or iPhone

If you get unwanted phone calls from people that you may want to block it really is very easy. On an Android phone look for the more or the dots in the top right hand corner of the screen and you will be presented with the option to block. On an iPhone Go to your list of recent callers .(open the Phone app, then hit the Recents tab at the bottom). Click the ‘i’ symbol next to the number you want to block, scroll down and tap Block this Caller, then confirm your decision. And to make an appointment for computer or any issues with technology please CONTACT ME

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Battery Draining Quickly On Your Smartphone – Whats Using It

So why do our batteries run down so quickly on our smartphones and what is using our battery life. Well both iOS and Android can show the apps that are using up your battery. On iOS open the Settings app and tap on “Battery.” You’ll see a list of apps which will show in order of how much battery they’ve consumed either the last 24 hours and over the last week. There’s also a clock icon to the right that will tell you exactly how long each app has been running on screen and in the background. When you go to the bottom of this screen, you’ll see the total usage time since the last full charge and the time that the phone was in standby. Android users should open the Settings app from the app drawer and open the “Battery” option. This tells you the apps that have consumed battery, but device services as well, how much power was used by the screen, Wi-Fi, operating system, Google Services, and more. One thing that does not show up is if the phone is in a low signal area and is constantly hunting for a signal that can drain the battery as… Read More

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Block A Phone Number On Android Smartphone Or iPhone

If you get unwanted phone calls from people that you may want to block it really is very easy. On an Android phone look for the more or the dots in the top right hand corner of the screen and you will be presented with the option to block. On an iPhone Go to your list of recent callers .(open the Phone app, then hit the Recents tab at the bottom). Click the ‘i’ symbol next to the number you want to block, scroll down and tap Block this Caller, then confirm your decision.

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Android Security – Choose Wisely – You Could Lose Your Phone Numbers

Android users always love to install some form of security on their smartphone , whether it is one of the big brand names ( Eg: Norton , Trend , AVG ( a big no to this one ) in the hope that it will prevent them from being infected ( It wont if you do the wrong thing ). Last week I saw someone that had installed an app called BullGuard which decided to remove all details of contacts including their phone numbers , just leaving them with a name. Once I removed the app , restarted the device , all the contacts returned. If you want to stay safe and protected on Android here are some tips: Keep the device updated Keep the apps updated from the Google Play Store  Don’t take candy from strangers – apps only from Google Play and don’t fall for the free movies , free tv shows , free music apps or sites  If you really want some form of security try Lookout   

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I Just Bought An Android Smartphone Do I Need An Antivirus?

A question I am asked all the time is , I have just bought an Android smartphone do I need an antivirus , and my answer is generally , no. The Android operating system is safe as long as you follow the basic rules of : Only getting apps from the Google Play Store – this is the default now Keep the operating system up to date – don’t ignore those updates when they pop up on the screen  Stay away from the ” too good to be true ” websites – free movies , music etc If you still feel that this is too hard then install Lookout which does a good job and does not take over your device. Stay clear of the Windows based antivirus solutions.

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Are You Suffering From Gooligan ?

Do you have an Android phone running Android 4 (KitKat, Jellybean) or 5 (Lollipop) ? Then you maybe at risk of being hit by being hit by “Gooligan” – Android malware  “Gooligan” enters devices when Android users download apps from non-Google or Android authorised app stores when we all know they should get apps from the Google Play Store “Gooligan” had accessed 1.3 million Google accounts since August 2016 and continued to grow at a rate of 13,000 breaches a day, according to the Check Point article. Check Point has claimed the breach is potentially the biggest single theft of Google accounts on record. “The malware roots infected devices and steals authentication tokens that can be used to access data from Google Play, Gmail, Google Photos, Google Docs, G Suite, Google Drive, and more,” Check Point wrote in a blog post. It then forces the Google Account on your device to give fake reviews to apps and notch fake advertisement views. So how do you know if you have Gooligan ? Check Point have a tool on their page – Gooligan Checker  Also look at their article on Gooligan at Check Point which also lists apps that can infect your… Read More

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