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Is my Samsung Galaxy S7 really waterproof?

19 Aug 2016

There’s no doubt the Samsung Galaxy S7 is a brilliant phone with some amazing, innovative features. However, it’s the S7’s IP68 rating we’re most interested in. IP stands for Ingress Protection Rating and classifies the degrees of protection against both solids and…

What should I do if I lose my phone?

29 Jul 2016

Our smartphones are so valuable that losing or even just misplacing them can cause us a real headache.  Whether it’s lost or stolen, there are steps you can take to recover both the data stored on it and the phone itself.  We’ll start…

Why is my phone overheating?

22 Jul 2016

Tuesday (19th) was the hottest day of the year to date and I’m sure we’re all hoping for more of the same in what has otherwise been a summer to forget in terms of weather.  However, as the temperature warms up, you’ll notice…

Pokemon Go: Privacy concerns

14 Jul 2016

Pokemon Go was unleashed in the UK yesterday and has already become wildly popular.  But, gamers have been shocked to learn that using the app through a Google account, particularly on an Apple device, means granting the game’s developers, Niantic Labs, ‘full…

Important: How to back up your phone

7 Jul 2016

Some of your most important, valuable data, is stored on your phone or tablet. Imagine then, you drop your iPhone in the toilet or leave your iPad on the train; if you haven’t backed your data up, it will vanish with your device. And…

Using your phone abroad: 7 top tips

23 Jun 2016

With many of you preparing to jet off in search of some much needed sun this summer, we’ve decided to revisit what we think is a very important topic, roaming.  If you’re not aware of how to use your phone…

iOS 10: Everything you need to know

15 Jun 2016

It’s official; in what Apple are calling their biggest release yet, iOS 10 will hit your iPhones and iPads this Autumn. Apple has revealed its latest operating system update at the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. With…

72 New Emojis To Be Released

10 Jun 2016

Bacon, an avocado, a kiwi fruit, a Pinocchio lying face and a selfie are among 72 new emojis set to be released later this month.  The Unicode Consortium, the body that controls and approves software standards for characters, has accepted the…

Is Facebook Draining My Battery?

2 Jun 2016

It’s a real hassle; you are travelling to a meeting or out with friends and your phone turns off.  We rely on our phones for so much nowadays that being without them just doesn’t feel right.  However, we use them so…

Where Does My Mobile Data Go?

26 May 2016

Mobile data is expensive, and when you use too much data (over and above your allowance), you might get a shock when your bill comes in. If your phone is connected to Wi-Fi, it’s not using mobile data and anything…

Apple Reveals iPhone SE

22 Mar 2016

Did you miss Apple’s keynote event yesterday? Don’t worry, we’ll bring you up to speed (and yes the rumours are true, there’s a new iPhone). It’s not the highly anticipated iPhone 7 however. At their latest event in San Francisco,…

Warning: Emojis could be costing you £££s

16 Mar 2016

A large number of us won’t send a single text without an emoji. But, did you know that adding your favourite emojis to standard SMS text messages could be costing you as much as 30p a text. Some phone models…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Official Launch Date!

2 Feb 2016

The next flagship device in the Samsung Galaxy S line (S7) will be revealed at Samsung’s Unpacked event in Barcelona; February 21 is the date. And when will I be able to get my hands on the Galaxy S7? Well, that’s still…

Government Cracks Down on Nuisance Calls

12 Jan 2016

From the spring, direct marketing companies will have to display their phone numbers, thus preventing anonymous nuisance calls.  Companies will be forced to display their telephone numbers or face heavy fines in a new crackdown on nuisance calls.  The legislation will allow customers to see…

Ipad Pro Is Here!

19 Nov 2015

The wait is over; the iPad Pro is finally here. Despite being announced back in September at Apple’s keynote event in San Francisco alongside the iPhone 6s, the wait for the latest iPad has been a little longer. And much…

Important Fraud Warning: Email Scam

17 Nov 2015

This is an important fraud warning; we are aware of the fraudulent impersonation schemes currently being used by hackers and want to ensure it doesn’t happen to you. This latest scheme involves a member of the corporate finance team, often the Finance…

O2 Wifi: Stay Connected And Save Your Data

30 Oct 2015

O2 Wifi is a free, fast, reliable and easy to use wifi service spread across thousands of locations nationwide including; McDonalds, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Costa Coffee and Cafe Rouge.  Not only does this service save you eating into valuable…

European Parliament Scraps EU Roaming Charges

27 Oct 2015

The European Parliament has agreed to abolish roaming charges in Europe; the ban will take effect from June 15 2017.  In essence, from June 2017, you will be charged the same to make a call, send a text and use mobile…

5 Ways To Save Money On Your Phone Bill #5 Value Check

16 Oct 2015

At 8020, we’re committed to saving you money on your phone bill when and wherever possible; there are savings to be made right now.  In the final instalment of our blog series exploring the ways you can save money on…

iOS 9: Wi-Fi Assist

5 Oct 2015

If you have recently upgraded your iPhone to iOS9 or purchased the new iPhone 6s, you may have realised the presence of a new feature, Wi-Fi Assist.  But what exactly does it do? On by default, Wi-Fi Assist allows your phone to automatically…

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