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Travelling for business? How you can avoid Wi-Fi woes.

Mon Oct 03, 2016 by Norton-Team

While most of us travel the globe vacationing, business travelers work their way around the country and the world 365 days a year. According to the quarterly GBTA Sentiment Business Traveler Index, these working travelers face challenges in staying productive on the go — and mobile connectivity is a large factor in the success of a business trip. Although often overlooked, staying secure on public Wi-Fi should also be an important thought when on business travel.

Posted in mobile insights , online security and online security tips

The Dangers of Parents and Children Instant Messaging

Tue Sep 06, 2016 by Norton-Team

If today’s children are the first generation to be raised natively using instant messaging, they should remember that it was their parents who were the pioneers in crafting the art of texting and should be respected for their many great single line literary works and burns.

Posted in family security , mobile insights and social media

Mobile Security: Why you should take it seriously

Wed Aug 31, 2016 by Norton-Team

For all intents and purposes your smartphone is a convenient amalgam of computer, diary, bank account and television. You eat with it, email with it, play with it, and on the odd occasion, even make phone calls with it. It’s your favourite recipe book, your cherished photo album, your financial vault, and you should be treating it with the utmost care and attention.

Posted in mobile insights , mobile safety and online security

90's Back to School Digital trends

Mon Aug 22, 2016 by Norton-Team

The new school year in the 90’s meant packing an oversized bag full of folders and textbooks, gadgets and other junk.  It’s remarkable how much things have changed since then, here’s our recap of five trends that were a cornerstone of our school lives and how they’ve totally changed.

Posted in blog , digital trends , family security and mobile insights

7 ways to keep your devices safe while travelling

Fri Jul 08, 2016 by Norton-Team

It’s almost that time of the year again. You’ve worked hard and now it’s time to relax and enjoy a well-earned holiday. But, before you get to lay by the pool there’s a couple of things to think about so as your information stays safe, no matter if you’re travelling home or abroad. 

Posted in how to guides , mobile insights and mobile safety

5 Apps for the Perfect Picnic

Fri Jun 03, 2016 by brian cody

An inkling of sunshine on any given afternoon and the UK population takes to the streets, doesn’t really matter whether it’s cold or not, anything more than an hour of sustained sun and the barbecues are blazing like the beacons of Gondor. Here’s five apps that should help in your struggle to organise that most fabled of events… a successful picnic.

Posted in gaming and entertainment , mobile insights and social media

How to Choose a New Smartphone

Tue Feb 16, 2016 by Norton_Team

Phones. We’re constantly attached to them, often more so than our laptops or work computers. 

Posted in digital trends , how to guides and mobile insights

“Why is My iPhone So Hot?” and Other Mobile Questions Answered

Thu Jan 28, 2016 by Norton_Team

Most of us have a beloved smartphone that we keep with us at all times, tucked away in our pockets or our handbags. But carrying a phone around with us all day doesn’t mean that we actually fully understand them.

Posted in digital trends , mobile insights and online threats

13 Ways to Break Up with Your Phone (and spend less time procrastinating)

Tue Oct 06, 2015 by Norton_Team

A study by the University of Derby found that 13% of people are addicted to their smartphones. You might be one of them.

Have you ever felt your phone buzzing in your pocket to phantom notifications? Ever missed a special moment because you were too busy waiting to Instagram it? You may even have had whole texted conversations with your other half from across the living room.

Admit it: your phone is the most important thing in your life.

And why is that?

Posted in digital trends and mobile insights

How to Declutter Your Smartphone

Thu Sep 03, 2015 by Norton_Team

My beloved iPhone5 used to be chockfull of digital detritus: apps I’d used once or twice, gazillions of family photos that I’d already copied over to my laptop and to Google drive, fuzzy videos, unopened emails, unplayed games and a virtual library of forgotten files saved to my home screen. They were all gobbling up memory, draining the battery and putting the brakes on my phone’s performance.

Familiar tale? If so, don’t despair – it’s easy to fix. 

Whether you have an Android, iOS or Windows device, don’t delay – do yourself and your phone a favour and start uncluttering right now. In a few simple steps, you’ll have a better and faster phone.

Posted in how to guides , mobile insights and optimise your device

Top 5 Mobile Security Threats

Wed Sep 02, 2015 by Norton_Team

We do love our mobiles, and our passion for them is on the rise. According to eMarketer, over a third of the world’s population will own a smartphone by 2017. But we’re not the only ones with a desire for these devices. Cybercriminals, too, have an appetite for mobiles: the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) shows that 38 per cent of smartphone users became victims of cybercrime in 2013.

The phenomenal growth in use of smartphones and tablets, along with our sometimes not-so-smart attitude to security, means that our mobile devices are easy and plentiful targets.  As well as containing masses of valuable personal data, our mobiles are the perfect way for cybercriminals to get at us. 

Posted in mobile insights , mobile safety and online threats

Why You Need Security Protection for Your Mobile Device

Tue Aug 25, 2015 by Norton_Team

We do love our mobiles, and our passion for them is on the rise. According to eMarketer, over a third of the world’s population will own a smartphone by 2017. But we’re not the only ones with a desire for these devices. Cybercriminals, too, have an appetite for mobiles: the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) shows that 38 per cent of smartphone users became victims of cybercrime in 2013.

The phenomenal growth in use of smartphones and tablets, along with our sometimes not-so-smart attitude to security, means that our mobile devices are easy and plentiful targets.  As well as containing masses of valuable personal data, our mobiles are the perfect way for cybercriminals to get at us.

And with Wired reporting that mobile broadband subscribers are forecast to reach 5 billion worldwide in 2016, there is a vast and widening pool of potential victims.

Many people think you don’t need security for a mobile device, but read on and you’ll see why it’s essential. Here are our top 5 reasons to protect your mobile with security software.

Posted in mobile insights , mobile safety and online security

Nomophobia – Why You Can’t Live Without Your Smartphone

Tue Aug 25, 2015 by Norton_Team

You know that feeling when you reach into your pocket for your mobile – and get that immediate hot shock of panic when… it’s not there. Your heart races. Your stomach lurches. Your brain goes into overdrive. What to do? Dammit, you can’t even post your ‘missing mobile’ status or tweet about your loss.

You’ve just experienced nomophobia – ‘no-mobile phobia’ – the fear or being without, or losing, your mobile phone.

And this modern malaise affects many of us. No wonder, because our phone isn’t just our phone. It’s our digital security blanket – and it goes everywhere with us. Practically our entire lives are in those seductive little devices, so it’s no wonder we go a little crazy when we’re apart from them. But some of us take this separation anxiety too far.

Posted in digital trends and mobile insights

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