The mobile dating space is filled with apps – estimates suggest there could be more than 7,500 different applications and websites. Whether it be famous examples such as Tinder, Bumble, or Grindr, or more niche apps for specific groups, there appears to be something for everyone, regardless of what they’re into. We spoke to John […]
Research has shown that smartphones are changing the ways we date each other. Not only is it easier to find dates and arrange meets ups, it’s now far easier to never see bad dates ever again! Gone are the days of awkwardly having to avoid eye contact at a mutual friends’ barbecue or cross the […]
Social media exposure is a simple reality of modern life – it’s made its way into nearly every facet our everyday lives, from our jobs and hobbies to our friendships and romantic relationships. But what are the effects of having 24/7 social media exposure on us and our partners, and how, ultimately, does it affect […]
If you’ve ever so much as peeked at a mobile dating app you’ll know it’s a minefield of technical lingo – a positively unknowable tangle of acronyms and syntax and the odd aubergine emoji. For anyone new to the game, it’d be like trying to find love while speaking exclusively in pig Latin. Thankfully, we’ve […]
When we consider the impact that smartphones have on relationships, all too often we’re discussing how they affect our romantic relationships and not those between our friends and family. And while smartphones have plenty of impact on family life, one way in which they have improved familial relationships is how they’ve allowed us to remain […]
‘Catfishing’ is the internet slang term used when a person creates a fake online identity, pretending to be someone they are not. The creation of a fake profile usually involves stealing someone else’s photos, videos and personal information. The most common type of catfishing involves luring or tricking the victim into becoming romantically interested in the fake persona, or ‘the catfish’. So, if […]
Tomorrow, the 26th October, is the official release of the iPhone XR and people will be getting their hands on this coveted new device. So far, we’ve seen the release of the iPhone XS and XS Max, but it’s the XR that’s received anticipation and attention. We’re looking at why the iPhone XR has been dubbed the most impressive iPhone released this year.
As a new school year gets underway, with fresh debate over the suitability of smartphones in schools, loveit coverit are looking into the impact mobile phones are having on our younger generation. We spoke to Jan Bloomfield from Essex Police to get her views on safety, cyberbullying, and the most effective ways to protect children […]
Whether it’s sleep disruption, distraction or comparing our lives on social media, it has been argued that excessive use of technology can result in or exacerbate feelings of anxiety. On National Stress Awareness Day, we’re taking a look at 3 simple ways you can use, or not use, technology to de-stress.
Here at loveit coverit, we’ve been looking at how smartphones are changing the world, starting with the impact they have on children. We’ve been working on an in-depth research project in collaboration with schools, charities, psychologists and governing bodies into the effects these devices are having on our younger generation, particularly with regards to education, […]
With the start of the new school year, the debate as to whether smartphones should or should not be allowed in schools has been reignited. While loveit coverit’s independent research discovered that only 24% of parents believe that schools should completely ban smartphones from schools, we felt that it was important to get the perspective […]
After the seemingly endless media hype and build-up, the new generation of iPhones are finally here. Apple has launched their improvement to last year’s iPhone X, the XS – pronounced ‘ten-S’ as opposed to ‘excess’, though once you’ve seen the price you might feel differently – as well as a larger XS model called the ‘Max’ […]
The Internet can be a treasure trove of information, games, videos and so much more, but it’s also like the Wild West out there. With young people becoming more tech-savvy than ever before, how can parents supervise and keep their children safe while online? While it’s important to respect their privacy and independence, children may […]
The debate as to whether children should be allowed smartphones (or more accurately, at what age children should be allowed smartphones) has waged on for years. As with any emerging technology, the definitive impact that it has on the youngest and most impressionable in our society is yet to be fully determined, however, that hasn’t […]
In recent years the debate as to whether children should be allowed to take their mobile phones to school has intensified, especially in the wake of France enforcing an outright ban. In the United Kingdom, we do not have any government legislation which dictates whether schools should or should not allow mobile phones, however, the […]
While the growing capabilities of smartphones and the internet have excelled over the past decade, providing us with more ways than ever to connect with each other, the sad truth is that it’s also given some people greater anonymity when it comes to bullying. Cyberbullying is a growing problem throughout British communities, but it’s most […]
We all had a fairly clear idea of what to expect from the next Apple flagship device and they didn’t disappoint. The iPhone Xs, successor to the popular iPhone X, has a 5.8-inch OLED super retina display with rounded corners and is covered in more durable glass. It comes in gold, silver and space grey and is dust and water-resistant up to 30 minutes in 2 metres of water.
These days, a smartphone is capable of so much and is often used as a helpful tool to monitor your overall health. Whether you’ve got a holiday or special event coming up and want to look your best, or you simply just want to feel your best, we’ve put together a list of the best […]
Updates after Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch The outcome of the Samsung Unpacked event, held on the 9th August to launch the new Galaxy Note 9, consisted mostly of confirming the rumours that had already been leaked- with a few surprises. The surprises included the reveal of a brand new product: Galaxy Home, as well […]
Forget the hundred or so toys you bought for your toddler- they want to get their little hands on your most prized, most valuable gadgets. And it only seems to get worse the older your children get. According to Techcrunch, the average age kids were getting a mobile phone, in 2016, was 10 years old. […]
Smartphones have come a long way in terms of its photo-editing software and apps. No longer do you have to be an experienced and trained photographer with all the gear to produce high-quality, beautiful images. In 2017, Iconosquare found that, with 89.5% of users, the most popular filter used was in fact: no filter. This […]
What is a refurbished phone? Refurbished phones come under either one of two categories- a faulty phone sent back to the company or one sold on from the previous owner, usually not in the original packaging, with any repairs and damages restored back to original working order. If you have purchased the phone from a […]
With every new handset launch, comes an increase in the value of smartphones. That’s why it’s more important than ever to insure your most-used and most-loved devices. With so many choices, it can be difficult to find the best mobile phone insurance option for you. With 30 years’ experience in the gadget insurance market, we […]
If you own a smartphone, we’re sure you’ve asked yourself, ‘do I really need phone insurance?’ or ‘is phone insurance worth it?’, at least once. You may be wondering if you are already covered by your network provider, bank or home insurance. No matter how careful we are with our phones, they tend to come […]
When choosing mobile phone insurance, it can be difficult to decide which insurance is right for you. You may already have been made aware that you can insure your phone through your home or contents insurance, your bank, through your mobile network or directly through a pure play provider. However, some of these insurers […]
Whether it’s to capture moments and create memories, Shazam the best songs you’ve heard or check what stage and when your favourite artists are playing, your smartphone is often a useful and convenient tool at festivals. So, with festival season upon us, we are giving you some tips on how to make sure your phone […]
If you have recently invested in or upgraded to an iPhone X, you may be trying to find your way around your new device, discovering the new and wonderful ways to navigate the latest Apple release. We’ve put together a short compilation of tips, tricks and shortcuts you may not have come across yet.
We understand how much gadgets are used on holiday. Whether it’s using your tablet to watch a film by the pool, using your phone to take your holiday pictures or find directions, it’s vital your gadgets are protected while you travel. Protect from liquid damage: Whether it’s from the pool, the sea or spilled drinks, […]
Following one of the biggest events in the smartphone calendar, eager consumers can now get their hands on what’s said to be one of the best handsets of 2018. As of today, March 16, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now on sale worldwide. The latest smartphones from the Korean electronics giant are available to buy outright or on contract with all major carriers. But how much does it cost? What’s changed? And how does it compare to other smartphones on the market?
As National Apprenticeships Week draws to a close, Shoeburyness-based business, loveit coverit, is pleased to reveal that the four individuals brought through the business under an apprenticeship scheme have all chosen to progress their careers with the company, taking on permanent roles in different areas. The 12-month scheme, run with registered Apprenticeship Training Providers, Key […]
loveit coverit, one of the market’s leading specialist mobile phone and gadget insurers, recently picked up the Trusted Service Award for a second year running, as a result of consistently high customer reviews. Feefo works with over 4,000 brands, collecting ratings and reviews from verified customers, to help businesses make better decisions and deliver exceptional […]
With a starting price of £999, the iPhone X is arguably the most expensive phone currently on the market and it seems as though other smartphone providers are following suit.
Unfortunately, higher price tags on the latest handsets also means that repair costs are increasing.
Without iPhone insurance you’re likely to be left severely out of pocket should something unexpected happen to your device. A brand new replacement iPhone will set you back at least a few hundred pounds. Buying a restored device may seem like a sound investment, until you realise the phone has had a low quality restoration. There’s nothing worse than paying twice for a new phone when an iPhone insurance policy from loveit coverit could have saved you the money and the hassle.
It’s been ten years since the iPhone was introduced. To put that into context, Tony Blair resigned as Prime Minister, people could still smoke in restaurants, pubs and offices, and Leona Lewis spent 10 weeks at the top of the music charts. Elsewhere, Apple was revolutionising the world of mobile phones.
Recently, Samsung has been in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The scandal surrounding the exploding Note 7s has dominated the company’s news since September and dealt a major blow to its reputation, with Samsung permanently halting production of the Galaxy Note 7.
February might usually be associated with pancakes, but as us mere mortals crack open the eggs and grease our pans, those at Samsung are busy preparing for MWC 2016. And with it, we assume, the unveiling of the new Samsung Galaxy S7. It’s become a tradition to use the annual event to showcase the latest model, with a release date following shortly after, and this year looks set to be no different.
Apple’s Find My iPhone can be something of a lifesaver in the unfortunate event that your phone gets lost or stolen, helping you to locate and protect your device. When it comes to damages however, it can actually slow down your repair. If the application is active, it can cause delays in our repair centre, and we don’t want you to be parted from your beloved device for any longer than you do! Luckily it’s usually fairly straightforward to deactivate:
From identifying songs to managing your thermostat, yes our phones can do more than they used to, but this “doing more” takes up more of our data too. And that can lead to nasty surprise bills; something nobody needs in January. If your Android device is gobbling up more mobile data than you can afford, then give these tips a try.
We’ve all felt the frustration of a slow desktop; the silent rage that the loading circle induces. But the same can happen with your smartphone. They are essentially miniature computers so it makes sense that they will in time slow down in terms of performance. Luckily, there are ways to speed up your smartphone.
An estimated 18 million of us upgrade our mobile phones every year in the UK. If you’re among them, have you considered what will happen to your old phone once you get your hands on your new device? Whether you choose to sell it, donate to charity or pass it on to a friend, it’s really important to make sure you’ve wiped it first.
We recently brought you some tips on how to improve the battery life of your android phone, and we know how much you love your iPhones (we were there in the queue with some of you after all), so we’ve shared some more advice on prolonging the battery life of your iPhones too.
For all the technical wizardry that today’s smartphones boast, there’s nothing smart about a battery that doesn’t see you through the day. Whilst the new Google Nexus phones appear to have made a bit of a battery breakthrough, there are a number of things that those of us who aren’t planning to splash out on the new handsets can do to prolong the life of our beloved devices.
It’s not just Apple and Google battling it out for smartphone supremacy; Samsung just got involved too. Spoilt for choice if you’re considering a new handset, the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus has just made your decision that bit harder. Labelled as the S6 Edge on steroids, it boasts a huge screen and excellent camera as its standout features.
If you weren’t happy with your washing powder, you’d probably try a new brand. Bored of your morning cereal? Chances are you’d start looking for a new one. Mobile phones have become an everyday part of our lives too, so if you’re not happy with your current deal, it make sense to shop around. If you’re considering switching networks, make sure you keep our top tips in mind.