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The Very Best Festival Apps

Festival Apps

Summer is fully underway here in Ireland which means that it is officially festival season! Prepare for the best festival ever and ensure you have as much fun as possible with these forward-thinking festival apps.

Apps for Keeping the Kids Entertained When Travelling

Apps for Children

Getting to and from your destination is without a doubt the most stressful part of any holiday, and it can be even more stressful if you have young children in tow. However, there are plenty of great apps out there designed to keep your kids entertained when travelling, and the following are some of the most popular.

Alcatel U5 Review

Alcatel U5 Review

The Alcatel U5 is the latest cost-effective option from popular manufacturer Alcatel and comes with lots of creative selfie features for a fun-filled yet affordable smartphone.

Snapchat Introduces Controversial Snap Map

Snap Map

Last week saw the addition of a brand new feature to Snapchat, one that has since been accused of violating Snapchat users’ privacy and identified as a potential tool for stalking. Named Snap Map, the new feature is essentially a geotagging function that allows users to tag their geolocation and share it with friends and other users on the app.

Huawei Y6 2017 Review


The Huawei Y6 2017, also known as the Huawei Y6II, is an excellent budget smartphone packed with plenty of great features, an impressive camera and an intuitive interface.

Our Very favourite food delivery App


Did you hear about Facebook’s new Order Food feature for the social network’s web and mobile app? Although still in its testing stage, the new Order Food feature will allow users to search for local restaurants, order food and pay for it all through their Facebook profile.

Motorola Moto C Plus Review


The latest addition to Motorola’s fantastic range of affordable smartphones, the Motorola Moto C Plus is a sweet and simple device ideal for people looking for a reliable entry-level Android smartphone.

Get Fit for Your Summer Holidays with These Great Apps


Now that the summer has finally reached our shores, you’re likely thinking about your upcoming summer holidays. In light of this wonderful time of year, we’ve compiled a list of the very best apps you can download to help you get fit for your time in the sun!

Jargon Buster: Smartphone Chargers


Welcome to another entry in our Jargon Buster series, where we explain some of the most frequently used technical terms of the smartphone world. In today’s post, we’re looking at smartphone chargers and the different options available today.

Apps for When the Weather Changes


While we’d all like to pretend that summer in Ireland equates to three whole months of fun in the sun, the likelihood is we’re probably going to see some rain during this time, and by rain we mean torrential downpours. Thankfully, just because the sun isn’t shining doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun-filled day and these great apps will keep you entertained come rain or thunderstorm.

Top 3 Apps for Irish Holidays


The summer has finally arrived and with it (hopefully) a good few months of some fantastic weather. While many people are looking forward to their holidays abroad, an increasing number of Irish people are deciding to stay in the country during their sabbatical.

Coming Soon to Your Android Smartphone


Google’s annual I/O developer conference took place earlier this month and among the many important announcements at the event was plenty of good news for Android smartphone owners. Today, we’re going to take a quick look at what’s in store for your Android smartphone in the very near future.

Scientists Develop Self-Charging Smartphone Battery


Great news for smartphone owners everywhere: a team of scientists from Montreal is hard at work developing the world’s first solar-powered self-charging smartphone battery!

Although the team is still a long way off from a finished product, good progress has been made and the scientists are confident that their technology could one day be used to power a wide variety of portable devices including smartphones.

Samsung Launches Wemogee


Samsung has been very busy the past few months. In addition to finally unveiling the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, the company’s Samsung Electronics Italia division recently launched Wemogee, the world’s first emoji-based chat application designed to help people with aphasia and other language disorders express themselves easily in an effective manner.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Review


After months of waiting, the Samsung Galaxy S8 finally went on sale last month. With its almost bezel-less display, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is without a doubt one of the most aesthetically pleasing smartphones ever manufactured, and the ideal device for taking and viewing pictures and video content on.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Review


Looking to purchase a top quality smartphone at a cost-effective price? Then you may want to consider the Samsung Galaxy S7, a beautiful device that comes with impressive features including a powerful camera and a crystal clear display screen. It’s available for just €149.99 on our €30 a month plan with 15GB of data, 500 minutes and 500 texts.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Camera Modes Guide


The Samsung Galaxy S8 finally went on sale last month. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is without a doubt one of the most aesthetically pleasing smartphones ever manufactured, and the ideal device for taking and viewing pictures and video content on. In today’s post we’re going to take a quick look at the Samsung Galaxy S8’s camera modes for pictures and videos and how these can be used to improve your shots and videos.

Getting to Grips with the HTC RE Camera


The HTC RE camera is a small and sturdy point-and-shoot companion camera for the HTC One A9s that offers a fun and easy method for taking pictures and recording videos on your smartphone. It’s currently available for free as part of a special offer: purchase a HTC One A9s on bill pay or pre pay in-store and you will receive your HTC RE camera for free

Jargon Buster: Smartphone Screens Part 2


Continuing on from our previous Jargon Buster blog about smartphone screen resolution, today’s entry takes a look at the different types of display panels found in modern smartphones and what each display panel offers in terms of visual quality.

Jargon Buster: Smartphone Screens Part 1


There’s a range of different smartphone screens featured in different devices, but if you’re not familiar with what each screen type offers then you’ll likely be unaware of the various advantages of each type. In today’s Jargon Buster we’re going to examine some of the most common abbreviations used to describe smartphone screen resolution.

Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Review


The Huawei P8 Lite 2017 is an update of Huawei’s popular P8 smartphone originally released back in April 2015. With so many new devices available to buy today, you may be wondering if an updated version of a smartphone first released two years ago could be worth your money.

Bitmoji App Review


Bitmoji is a super fun app for iPhone, Android, iPad and Chrome that you can use to create, edit and send your own personalised emojis. Bitmoji is the mobile app companion of the highly popular Bitstrips cartoon platform and was first released on iTunes and the Google Play Store all the way back in 2014.

HTC Desire 650 Review


If you’re looking for an inexpensive smartphone but still want access to the same kind of features you’d find in mid-range device then you should check out the HTC Desire 650, coming soon to Tesco Mobile Ireland. The HTC Desire 650 is cost-effective smartphone and the successor to HTC’s popular Desire 630 model.

Emoji Update 5.0 Includes 69 New Emojis


Emoji fans everywhere rejoice: the Emojipedia has revealed that a total 69 new unique emojis have been added to the Emoji 5.0 update scheduled to take place on June 30th of this year. There’s quite a lot of variety in these new emojis, and some of our favourite additions include a breastfeeding woman emoji, a woman with headscarf emoji, a mermaid emoji and a woman zombie emoji.

New to Tesco Mobile this April


It’s another exciting month for Tesco Mobile this April as we see the arrival of two amazing new smartphones and the relaunch of some great pay plans. We also have a fabulous special in-store offer for the HTC One A9s, and we’ll be taking a look at the unveiling of the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8.

Top Three Easter Apps


Easter is nearly upon us and in honour of this most chocolatey time of year we’ve compiled a list of the top three Easter apps you can download right now! From the fun filled Egg A Sketch to the slightly addictive Hidden Egg Hunt, these Easer apps will keep you entertained during this special holiday.

Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S8


Following months of rumours and quite a few notable leaks, Samsung took to the stage at special events in New York and London on March 29 to finally unveil the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8. Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone is without a doubt one of the most talked about smartphones in recent years.

Smartphone Recording Tips


While most people use their smartphone to take pictures or record videos, there are quite a number of people who use their devices to record audio only. Modern smartphones typically feature quite advanced microphones, and while limited in size these can be used as a competent microphone substitute for recording music, interviews and notes.

Selfie Apps


Did you know that the very first selfie was taken in 1839 by a man named Robert Cornelius? Selfies may seem like a relatively new phenomenon, but in truth taking pictures of ourselves has been a long favoured pastime by professional and amateur photographers alike. However, thanks the inclusion of front cameras in modern smartphones, selfies have never been as popular.

Smartphone Memory


One of the most common needs of most smartphone owners is a device with a large memory capacity capable of storing large amounts of various types of content. From images to videos, games to documents, phones have transformed from the talk and text tools of yesterday into the miniature laptops of today.

Travel Apps - Holiday Apps


Planning a holiday is no longer a complicated process like it once was. Long gone are the days of hashing out the details of your trip in a travel agent’s office; thanks to modern technology booking a holiday can be a quick and simple process you can complete on your smartphone. But with so many companies offering their own travel applications, it can be hard choosing which one is the best for you.

Mobile World Congress


Following on from our previous blog about the most exciting launches from the first day of this year’s Mobile World Congress, we now have a roundup of the remaining great smartphone launches that took place during Mobile World Congress 2017.

Sony Xperia X Compact and Xperia XZ review


The Sony Xperia X Compact and the Sony Xperia XZ are two powerful smartphones packed with a whole load of features designed with the modern smartphone user in mind. Read our full review to get a full breakdown for what is on offer in these smartphones

Jargon Buster Smartphone Security


Thanks to recent advances in technology, smartphone security is now better than ever. From the Touch ID fingerprint scanner found in iPhones to the pattern lock found in many Android phones, an increasing number of modern smartphones are including advanced security methods with the goal of keeping the contents of your smartphone safe and secure.

St Patrick's Day Free Official App


The annual celebration of all things Irish is right around the corner; it’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day! The official St. Patrick’s Festival 2017 app is available for iOS and Android, and is billed as an all in one guide to everything that’s taking place during the festival. It covers all the major events in Dublin, in addition to some of the bigger international events.

Acatel Shine Lite Review


The Alcatel Shine Lite is designed with selfie lovers in mind and is a great option for people looking for a competent camera smartphone at a cost-effective price. The Alcatel Shine Lite features a 13MP rear camera suitable for taking a wide variety of shots, and a 5MP front camera perfect for selfies. Both the rear and front camera have a flash, so you don’t have to worry about low lighting ruining your next Instagram selfie.

Mobile World Congress


Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile industry conference, took place this week in Barcelona, Spain. Many members of the mobile industry use the Mobile World Congress to launch new devices, and this year is no different to previous events. From Nokia to Sony, a number of the biggest smartphone manufacturers took to the stage last week to reveal upcoming devices

Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 and Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Review


This month at Tesco Mobile sees the arrival of two updated models from Samsung’s Galaxy A series: the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 and the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017. The 2017 editions are the third version of these incredibly popular Samsung Android smartphones, and come with updated features that reflect recent innovations in the smartphone world.

The Nokia 3310 is Making a Comeback and Doing it in Style


Fans of retro mobile phones everywhere will be happy to know that the Nokia 3310 is making a comeback later this month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Once described as ‘the most reliable phone ever made’ the Nokia 3310 first launched all the way back in 2000 and sold 126 million units making it one of the greatest selling mobile phones ever.

Reintroducing the Huawei P9


Looking for a powerful smartphone at a cost-effective price? Then we highly recommend you check out the Huawei P9, an excellent high-end device available for free on our €30 plan. The Huawei P9 features a range of efficient functions designed to help you take stunning high-definition photographs and videos, so if you’re looking for a smartphone capable of capturing professional quality images then this is the device for you.

Free Valentine’s Day Apps


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and many of us are trying to work out what we’ll get for that special someone in our life. It can be a difficult task, but there are easier ways to show the one you love just how much you care. If you’re looking for a simple way to show how you feel then these four free Valentine’s apps could be exactly what you need.

Top tips for recording on your smartphone


Most modern smartphone cameras are capable of recording high definition videos, but this does not guarantee high-quality content. Smartphones are very easy to record on, but it’s just as easy to produce an unwatchable video. To avoid this, try out the following tips and see how they help you record impressive smartphone videos.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Gear Fit2


Samsung currently has a great deal available for fitness fans to avail of; purchase a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and claim a Samsung Gear Fit2 for free. The offer runs from 12th January to the 28th February 2017.The Galaxy S7 Edge is a powerful smartphone while the Gear Fit2 fitness tracker is one of the best fitness trackers out there.

Beware of this gmail hack


Google has identified a major scam which has been circulating through its Gmail service. The scam starts with an email from a source that looks trustworthy and includes a PDF attachment. Or at least it looks like a PDF, it’s actually an image file with an embedded link that takes you to a new Google login page.

Smartphone Resistance to Dust and Water

Smartphone Resistance to Dust and Water

An increasing number of smartphones, including the Apple iPhone 7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7, feature some level of dust and water resistance. This resistance varies from model to model, with certain smartphones providing greater protection than others.

Tips for running with your smartphone

tips for running with your smartphone

It’s that time of the year again and we all know that making those new year resolutions can be complicated. When the fun and excess of Christmas is over and you’re looking to get back to regular exercise and get fit again. This doesn’t have to be a chore, getting outside and moving is a great antidote to being cooped up all day.

Four Fitness Apps for the New You

four fitness apps for the new you

If you’re planning on losing weight and getting fit this year then you’ll be glad to know that help is at hand. Fitness apps can really benefit your workouts, helping you to keep track of your progress and stay on top of your goals. There’s a whole range of fitness apps out there but the four in our article are among the very best.

The new My Tesco Mobile App


The app is available on iTunes and Google Play and is totally free to download. Once you’ve got it, just type in your Tesco Mobile phone number and follow the simple registration process. It’s even easier if you’re already registered!

Motorola Moto E3 Review


The Moto E3 features a 5 inch display - plenty of room for work or play or anything else you like to do. Inside there’s a fast processor and plenty of RAM, and it’s all brought together by a streamlined version of the Android operating system, version 6.0.

Tesco Mobile January Sale


It’s time for some serious savings as the January sales have arrived at Tesco Mobile! If you’ve had your eye on getting a phone, now’s the perfect time. The Tesco Mobile January Sale kicks off with top notch Bill Pay offers. The handsets include top picks from Apple, HTC and Samsung - check them out below

Android Pay Now in Ireland


The future of mobile payments is here, with Android Pay. This new technology is effortlessly simple. Once you’ve added your credit or debit card to your phone all you have to do is unlock the handset and hold it out to the terminal. That will complete your purchase in seconds! It all works through the magic of the Near Field Communication.

Alcatel PIXI 4 6" Reveiw


Smartphones are amazing devices with giant high definition screens, fast data and top notch cameras. That means they’re great to use and carry with you every day but it eats into your battery life. This festive season you’ll definitely want to have a phone to hand so use these top tips to keep your phone juiced up.

Get Better Smartphone Battery Life With These Tips


Smartphones are amazing devices with giant high definition screens, fast data and top notch cameras. That means they’re great to use and carry with you every day but it eats into your battery life. This festive season you’ll definitely want to have a phone to hand so use these top tips to keep your phone juiced up.

Make Christmas less complicated with Prepay Offers at Tesco Mobile


Christmas can be complicated - there’s no denying that. There are people to see and parties to attend. Christmas trees to decorate and dinners to make. And somehow in the middle of all of that you also have to find the time to buy ALL the presents! Tesco Mobile is here to help with not only a range of great handsets but also a special Prepay offer.

Tesco Mobile Roadshow – VR fun for the family


Tesco Mobile is going on the road this December, bringing fun for all the family. The Tesco Mobile Roadshow is a brand new experience where kids and their parents get to sit in Santa’s sleigh and go on a spectacular ride. It all comes to life through the magic of virtual reality, with headsets that let you step into a stunning new world.

Will the Apple iPhone 8 have a 3d camera?

iPhone 8 - 3D Camera

The Apple iPhone 7 has only recently been released but attention is already turning to next year's model. It’s likely that the iPhone 8 will be released in September 2017 and as always people are looking to find out what features it might include, with the rumour mill already in high gear.

Christmas Apps - Make Christmas less complicated

Xmas Apps

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. With presents to buy and guests to entertain, as well as making sure everyone is sorted for Santa, it can be pretty complicated. Luckily Tesco Mobile is here to help, with our guide to the best apps that take the stress out of Christmas.

Jargon Buster - Smartphone Camera Tips and Terminology


The camera is one of the most important features to consider when buying a new smartphone. It’s something many of us use everyday, for social media, video calling or preserving precious memories. The amount of technology which is crammed into a tiny camera unit is truly impressive and is constantly changing and improving.

6 Day Sale at Tesco Mobile – great mobile phone deals for Christmas!

mobile-phone-deals-xmas Christmas is getting closer but before you can settle into the festive season you have to get those all important gifts. Happily Tesco Mobile is here to help with some extra special offers during their 6 Day Sale. It all kicks off on Thursday the 24th of November and runs for six days with a range of handsets at great prices.

Moto G4 Play Review

Moto G4 Play

The Moto G4 Play is the latest in the very popular Moto range, which brings top specs and a great look at an affordable price. It all starts with powerful specs inside, including a speedy processor and plenty of memory on board.

Our Best Smartphone Camera Tips - Let There Be Light!


The best camera is the one you have with you and that’s never been more true when it comes to mobile photography. That’s because the camera technology inside our slim handsets is improving all the time, with additions like large sensor sizes and high dynamic range photography.

App Focus: Prisma

Prisma App

This week in App Focus we’re showing you a way to bring something totally new to your photos with Prisma. A whole lot more than another photo filter for your smartphone.

Get more with Tesco Clubcard!

Tesco Clubcard

When you’re with Tesco Mobile you know you’re getting great prices on phones, a reliable network, fast delivery of your new handset and award winning customer service. There’s another extra bonus for each and every customer in the form of Tesco Clubcard rewards!

The Apple iPhone - Landing at Tesco Mobile

Apple iPhone

The iPhone is landing at Tesco Mobile, and there’s a handset for everyone with our wide selection. Right now you can get the iPhone 5S, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s and the iPhone 7 with pricing to suit every pocket.

iPhone 7 Review

iPhone 7 Review

The latest stunning Apple phone has just landed at Tesco Mobile Ireland! The iPhone 7 combines the highest quality materials with cutting edge technology and an unrivalled user experience.

Dundrum on Ice

Dundrum on Ice

Tesco Mobile is proud to be one of the headline sponsors of the ice-skating venue around which arrives back at the Dundrum shopping centre on the 27th of October and runs right through the festive season.

Jargon Buster

what do you get for your mobile data

Welcome to Jargon Buster! At Tesco Mobile, we’re all about making things as easy as possible for our customers, and that means making sure that everything you read makes sense. This week we’ll be answering the question – What does mAh mean?

What Do You Get For Your Mobile Data?

what do you get for your mobile data

Mobile data can be a bit intimidating, especially at first as you get to grips with terms like gigabytes and download speed. At Tesco Mobile, we’re all about making thing less complicated and that includes breaking down the jargon when it comes to knowing what you get for your mobile data allowance.

HTC One A9 Review


The HTC One A9s is coming soon to Tesco Mobile Ireland and it’s definitely one to look out for if you’re looking for a phone with stunning style. This phone has a dual finish metal body that’s not only designed to put up with drops and scratches...

Sony Xperia X Review

Sony Xperia X Review

The latest Sony flagship has arrived at Tesco Mobile, and you can buy it online today. The Xperia X has a five inch screen and seriously speedy specs but it’s best feature is definitely the camera. The 23 megapixel model on the back starts up and shoots in just 0.6 seconds...

Motorola Moto G4 Review

Motorola Moto G4 Review

The latest Motorola phone is the Motorola Moto G4 and it brings top performance and ease of use at an affordable price. The Moto G4 is made for life, with a large screen and big battery as well as welcome splashproofing - because sometimes the worst does happen! ...

Huawei P9 Lite Smartphone Review

Huawei P9 Lite

If you’re looking for a slim and stylish handset which doesn’t sacrifice on specs, the Huawei P9 Lite is one to watch out for. It starts with the 5.2 inch Full HD screen which is designed to cover more of the front of the phone while also delivering a range of colours...

How to use a US cellphone in Ireland


US cellphone owners who want to use their device in Ireland should be aware of the international rates they could be charged for when making calls or sending texts while in Ireland. There are two easy ways to avoid astronomical phone bills when in Ireland; unlock your cellphone and use a local prepay SIM card or purchase a prepay cellphone in Ireland.

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