Helpful blog posts on both travel and tech; demystifying the world of international mobile technology.
The possibility of loss or theft is very real and becomes increasingly likely when travelling through unfamiliar environments. As smartphones hold many personal details and are invaluable in daily life, a lost smartphone is the last thing you want. Many cities across the world are hotspots for smartphone theft, but by being aware of methods […]
I have selected ten of the best free travel apps, which are particularly useful for solo travellers and those on a tight budget. If you have any suggested additions, let me know in the comments below. Knowing a few phrases in the local language is a basic courtesy. Not only does it generally endear you to […]
How do I know if my phone is unlocked? If your phone is locked, then it is restricted to a particular network. This restriction is applied by service providers to prevent users on a contract from taking their discounted handset and using it with a SIM from another provider. If your phone is on contract, it […]
If you have an unlocked phone and are planning on fitting it with local SIM abroad, then you may need to adjust the APN settings. Be aware that if your phone is locked, or has been locked, then access to configure APN settings may also have been blocked. What is an APN? The Access Point […]
In 2005, investigations revealed phone hacking activities of the UK tabloid newspaper News of the World, highlighting to the world the vulnerabilities of mobile technology, and the potential for SIM card attack. In 2013, German security researcher Karsten Nohl revealed at the Black Hat conference of hackers in Las Vegas how easy it was to […]