Unless you have been living under a very large rock or still have a telephone attached to the wall by a long cable, you can’t have escaped the news about Samsung’s Galaxy Note7 phablet (phone/tablet) recall.
Following a series of incidents of the device bursting into flames on its initial release, Samsung recalled the affected batch of Galaxy Note7 phones and replaced their faulty batteries.
When some of these replacement phones subsequently overheated, Samsung took the decision to stop sales and shipments and recall all Note7 devices.
It’s a salient reminder that when tech goes bad, it can be extremely disruptive at best, and downright dangerous at worse. What's more, if it does all go up in smoke, your most valuable asset pobably isn't the phone, but the data on it...