Category: Mobile Devices

Privacy Isn’t Just A Right, It’s A Necessity

Today privacy is much more than a word, or right… Its a necessity that everyone should be given, sadly many people are snooped on by telecoms companies, security services and social networks being amongst them… Happily there is now an app for mobile devices that should be on every single one, it bridges that gap. Cloudflare is one of the best security companies for website owners and app developers that allows most websites to be encrypted when being used, Cloudflare has been around since 2009 and has helped many companies and app developers to function but this app is brilliant and makes all your DNS queries private whilst making your internet faster, and even better it is easy to setup and has a brilliant way to be found, purely because its name and website address is 1.1.1.1. Try it, we’re confident that you’ll be as happy using it as we’re by writing this article about it!

Huawei & Google: What This Means?

Have you got a Huawei mobile phone? Okay, nothing to worry about (Yet).

Google have today (20/05/2019) cut the mobile phone giant’s Android licence meaning that any device made by Huawei from now on won’t be using Android and will lack apps such as YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps and many other apps that are used by a lot of people, also Huawei will have to either use another operating system or develop their own.

For those that have an Huawei mobile device already, them users are safe as Android will continue to add much needed software updates and app updates for the foreseeable future but what happens after that is not yet clear.

This follows an order brought in by US President Donald Trump.

Behind The N-Gage PDA

If you’re old enough you may remember the Nokia N-Gage which was a very different mobile phone at that time as opposed to mobiles manufactured by other companies, the N-Gage was a PDA combined with a telephone and was developed from 2003-2005 and as you can see it only lasted 2 years before Nokia discontinued it.

The original N-Gage ran on the Symbian OS v6.1, but was a very different phone considering its competition and gained the nickname “Taco Phone” as according to most people it resembled a Taco (We can’t see why!).

The Symbian OS that it ran on is itself now discontinued, the N-Gage could not live up to its rival the Nintendo and was noted as a commercial failure.

It was one of the weirdest looking mobile phones and was quite something to own for the time it was developed, image is below.

What Does It Mean To Be White Label?

Have you ever wondered what the term White Label means? In this short blog post we’ll explain.

White Label is a term associated with a website or mobile application that doesn’t tell you how it was made, for example if an app was made using an app builder such as AppsGeyser but doesn’t include the AppsGeyser name or branding then it is a White Label mobile application.

We see that many applications these days are not made using HTML code but are instead made using a website company that allows anybody with or without technical knowledge to produce a good mobile application, however many of these apps are White Label. The reason for this is because a White Label application looks more professional than a branded app looks although they could have been made using the same means.

This doesn’t only happen with mobile applications but with websites too although the reason for this is the same.

Learnt something? We hope so….

Behind The PWA

Have you ever heard of a PWA? PWA stands for Progressive Web Applications that make normal websites look and feel more like a mobile app… See more about a PWA below.

Progressive web applications (PWA’s) are web applications that load like regular web pages or websites but can offer the user functionality such as working offline, push notifications, and device hardware access traditionally available only to native applications. PWAs combine the flexibility of the web with the experience of a native application.

The background of the PWA goes like this….

Since around 2005 web development technologies have shifted from static to dynamic web pages driven by server (PHP, ASP.NET) or client side (Ajax) tools, and responsive web design.

Despite apps based on these technologies on devices such as the 2007 iPhone, attempts at web apps failed by comparison to native apps. Native apps provided a better user experience and booted faster compared to having to load in a browser at run-time. Packaged resources and direct access to hardware allowed native apps to perform much faster to provide more features. By mid 2010, however, continued enhancements in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript, significantly more capable and standard-compliant web browsers, along with powerful processors such as the Apple A10 and Snapdragon 820 made hybrid-apps a viable alternative.

PWA’s are quite new at being used but they’re getting more common, so we hope you’ve learned some things!

Behind Devices For The Blind

We all know that the partially seeing must have a hard time viewing things and obviously the fully blind can’t see at all, so how can they communicate with people or ask questions on Google for example? Well funnily enough a newly publicized/published company called InYourPocket has been set up to help they blind do just that, InYourPocket has been helping to make these basic things easy for the blind to do with new specially set up mobile devices that use the O2 network on a very cheap tariff so that they are easy accessible for everyone. InYourPocket is a brilliant partner of  Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) making it a reputable company.

If you are interested go to the website by clicking here.

About The Product Serial Number

Nearly everyone has heard of and have seen a product serial number and most of us know that it is basically a product finger print that identifies them specifically however most don’t really know much about them, so in this post we’re going to tell you a bit about them.


A serial number is a unique, identifying number or group of numbers and letters given to an individual piece of hardware or software, passports, bank notes and other documents.

We’ll give you an example… A model number for a Samsung Galaxy S8 will always be Samsung Galaxy S8 and that’s true for every Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile phone therefore the model numbers are identical whilst each of their serial numbers is unique to a specific device.

If your item is stolen but you have got the serial number of that item it means that the police can log the serial number and they happen to come across the exact model as yours and they have reason to check it then they can take a look at the serial number and see if it matches the serial number that you provided them with when you reported that item lost or stolen, they are guaranteed that the item in their possession is yours meaning they can return it to you. So you can understand that even if it seems pointless it is in fact absolutely worth it.


You can see why the product serial number was a brilliant idea and is still used millions if not billions of times globally everyday.

Behind The IMEI

Its pretty much common knowledge now that every mobile phone has its very own kind of fingerprint called an IMEI which stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity which can show the following…

  • Brand
  • Model
  • Device Type
  • Design

And it can tell you much much more than that, IMEI numbers can also tell you whether a phone is stolen/lost or if it has previously been blocked from use by a certain mobile network.

Please note that police can find out much more under such circumstances.


We hope this has helped you understand your mobile phone much better!