There’s been a lot of hype surrounding the latest mobile device releases these days. One maker boasts their newest smartphone has a 5.4” screen, a second points out they have a 5.5” screen, and yet another touts their chart-topping 6.4” screen. So which one is best? Is bigger really better when it comes to smartphones?
Power On The Go
Even though todays wireless devices are pretty advanced in their use of thinner cell batteries, they'll still never manage to give you all the power you need in a day especially if you aren't sitting next to an outlet all day. There is a very simple solution to this. The are called a variety of terms, "battery banks" or "power on the go". The bottom line is, you charge them when you are near an outlet and they store the power until you need it. Then you plug your wireless device into it. It's really quite genius and so many people have no idea they exist! They are definitely a best kept secret (that I really want EVERYONE to know about) in the wireless industry. These are a great gift idea for that person you know that has everything...Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, Birthday, and naturally Christmas/Hannakah!
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This time of year always reminds me of the Staples commercial where the parents are dancing through the aisles with "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" playing in the background. Here we are my friends, head-on into Back-To-School season! There are indoubtedly many questions running throught students and parents heads. What do I need? Where do I get it? Is there must-have technology I need to know about? Let me help you sift through some of the gadgets out there that will make your lives easier this school year!
It's official, We are deep into "Stay-cation" season. This is the time of year when the kids are off from school and families are taking day trips to amusement parks, going to the beach for the day, packing a lunch and hitting the lake. Wherever your mini-van takes you, there are ramifications to being away from power all day. The dreaded "smartphone battery drain."
I don't know about the rest of the world but I love it when I can enhance a device I already own with an accessory. Before smartphones, never before has there been a device that is so versitile in what it can do for you. Here are a few things that have sprung up recently that can enhance a few different aspects of your life.
Blast From the Past: Retro Apps for Your Smartphone
Besides Fashion (Ha!) There Were Some Great Games That Have Seen a Refresh.
Remember all those gadgets and games from yesteryear that you loved playing with as a kid? I’m talking about all those fads like Troll Dolls, Bellbottom pants, and this list can go on forever. Luckily, (or maybe not so) some of those techies that make apps for a living decided to bring back some super rad memories. I apologize in advance if I make you feel old in the process.
How Smart Is Your House?
How many times have you left your home and had to turn around and go back to ensure you locked the door or shut off the iron. Maybe you were on your way to a meeting or appointment or heading off on vacation and were prevented from going back home to check. Imagine being able to use your smartphone like a universal remote control for your home? Thanks to Verizon products and services, that concept is now a reality.
Are you gearing up for the big day? No, I'm not late for Superbowl. I'm taking about Valentine's Day. I know, it's just another day for some people, and if you aren't in a relationship it's a major drag. If you just broke up with someone, it could be a weep fest BUT maybe you are 1 in 5 that are in a happy relationship. Or better yet 1 in 10 that are still in that puppy-love sparks-still-flying stage. (Those are my own made up odds by the way.)
So...you got a new Smartphone or Tablet?
1. Get a good case.
With today’s smartphones and tablets getting longer and thinner, they’ve become very fragile. It’s usually the first drop that takes your phone out of commission. However, for those who are a tad adventurous or who happen to be a bit clumsy, there are some awesome cases available. For all makes and models of phones, and many tablets there are the ever trusty Otterbox cases that range from a pretty decent amount of protection to a hefty amount just shy of a bunker. If you're an iPhone user and you subject your phone to dirt, water, snow or shock you’d want to look at getting a Lifeproof case.