Are you seeing "Camera Failed" on your Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge? It looks like there is an issue, as there often is super-early in the lifecycle of devices, where the camera can become unusable (and it's not fixed with a reboot either). Thankfully, it can be sorted without resorting to wiping your device. Here's how.
If you've been following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge, you may have read that adoptable storage, a Marshmallow feature that lets you use the microSD card just like internal storage, is missing. The S7s do include a feature where you can move apps to SD card, but it's not quite the same. The good news? You can enable the feature using ADB and it seems to work great, including in hybrid ('mixed') mode.
If you want to start tinkering around with your Honor phone, you need to unlock the bootloader. Unfortunately, being non-Nexus, the process isn't quite as simple as issuing the 'fastboot oem unlock' command - you have to request an unlock code to, either via Honor's official website or using a third party tool. We've written a guide on exactly what you need to do!
If you are fortunate to not be tied to a contract with your phone provider (and really, nowadays I would recommend everyone extracts themselves from device related phone contracts), then there are some really cracking deals around at the moment. You can get a really quite respectable offer from only £5! Read on to learn more.
Amazon have initiated a voluntary recall related to Fire 7” and UK Fire Kids Edition 7” tablets sold in the UK since September 2015. When the supplied power adapter is pulled from the wall socket, 'the adapter assembly may detach and create a risk of electrical shock'. It's probably worth doing then!
For some reason, Vodafone seem to want to pick a fight with Three. In a bundle 'exclusive to Three customers' (although there doesn't seem to be any validation of this), they are offering 20GB of 4G data (with unlimited data for the first 2 months), unlimited calls, unlimited texts, Euro Traveller Plus and one of their media services (Spotify, NowTV Entertainment, Sky Sports Mobile TV or Netflix), all for £20 a month on a 12 month SIM only contract. There might be some cashback on offer too!
The more we want our devices to do, the more the batteries take a battering (pun-ish intended). It makes sense, imagine a 3000mAh battery in a device 3 or 4 years ago... battery life would likely have been measured in weeks rather than days. 2015 flagships however often struggled to see a full day of use because of a combination of factors - svelte bodies, power hungry chips and lacklustre power optimisations. It doesn't have to be this way however and one company in particularly is showing us the way forward... Xiaomi!
The Honor 5X UK pricing has finally been revealed - Honor's attack on the mid-range market (or is it the low end market? It's hard to tell with the Honor 7 being such good value too!) has a RRP of £189.99, but will currently set you back just £169.99 and you'll also get a £10 voucher for a future vMall purchase too. The handset is available in silver (with a white front) and grey (with a black front) now, with an all-gold version shipping next week. We have the gold version in the MoDaCo offices now, so we're ready to take your questions!
If you are rocking a Nexus device, then it's that time of the month again - the latest security update releases are now available. You can either wait for the OTA to appear or manually install the factory images from the Google Developer site. But what if you don't want to wipe your device? You can still use the images... here's how.
Do you have trouble getting to sleep because you mess around on your phone right up to the minute you go to sleep? If so, that may be due to over exposure to blue light from your device. "The cause is the photoreceptor in your eyes, called Melanopsin. This receptor is sensitive to a narrow band of blue light in the 460-480nm range which may suppress Melatonin production - a hormone responsible for your healthy sleep-wake cycles. In experimental scientific studies it has been shown an average person reading on a tablet or smart phone for a couple of hours before bed time may find their sleep delayed by about an hour."