Smartphones – and more recently tablets – are rapidly catching up with computers because of the way they enable you to live your life without interruption, rather than around your desk at home or in the office. With mobile internet, email, social networking and cloud storage, you can carry out most of the tasks that you can on a computer … but in a café, out shopping, in the park, working away from the office or in any room in the house.
However, this high level of convenience is accompanied by higher levels of risk. Because smartphones and tablets are so small and portable, they are easier to lose or steal, leading to potential breaches to your personal and financial security or, at best, inconvenience. And because of where you can use your device, the risks from using it online can also be greater than those from using your home or office-based computer.
Some great tips for looking after your smartphone or tablet.
How do you know that a QR code is safe? Find out here.
Transfer money safely using your mobile.
Setting up and using wireless connections with mobile devices and smartphones.
It’s especially important to be careful going online when out and about.
Disposing of smartphones or tablets should be done with care.
Viruses and spyware can affect your mobile or tablet too. Find out more.