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John Adams

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4 Ways to Make Old Smartphones Work for You

Posted by John Adams on Sep 20, 2017 11:13:38 AM

 

 

 

However much you love your smartphone, you’ll eventually be looking for an upgrade. You may want the latest version of your current model or to try a new model, or your phone may just be getting old and “beat up.”

But what are you supposed to do with your old smartphone when it’s time to upgrade? Here are four ways to make your old smartphone work for you, rather than letting it sit around collecting dust.

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Topics: Technology, cell phones

Who Upgrades Their Phones More Often?

Posted by John Adams on Jun 23, 2017 10:55:49 AM

 

 

Wireless consumers are loyal to their favorite mobile devices. They’re accustomed to either Android or Apple operating systems (OS) and they’re also particular about using certain models of smartphones. Everyone loves getting all the latest smartphone features, but which users are more likely to upgrade from their current device?

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Topics: Technology, cell phones

4 Tips to Secure Your Parents’ Smartphone Use

Posted by John Adams on May 15, 2017 10:25:06 AM

 

 

If you’re under 40, you’re probably familiar with the wireless world we live in. Teens are even more so, since they’ve barely known life without smartphones. But many parents, including Baby Boomers, are still learning the ropes.

When your parents got their first smartphone, you probably sat down and tutored them on using new features. But did you remember to teach them basic smartphone security before you showed them how to work the camera or sign in to Facebook? If not, here are four smartphone privacy and security tips to pass along to your less technologically savvy family members.

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Topics: Technology, cell phones

What Works Best for You? Unlimited or Shared Data

Posted by John Adams on Apr 3, 2017 3:59:22 PM

 

 

When you’re choosing a wireless plan, you’re often faced with a huge decision: unlimited or shared data?

Everything you do on your cell phone uses mobile data, including calling and texting. Mobile data usage is calculated using gigabytes (GB). Voice calls and texts use such a small amount of data that most carriers don’t count their usage against monthly data plans. But for sending pictures, posting status updates, checking email, or just accessing the internet, wireless carriers do keep track of data usage.

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Topics: Technology, cell phones

4 Ways to Free Up Smartphone Space for Better Performance

Posted by John Adams on Feb 23, 2017 3:50:27 PM

 

 

Having enough space on your phone to download pictures, music, or the latest app is a priority for many smartphone users. We could all use a few extra gigabytes (GB) of storage on our phones. While some smartphones let you add small memory chips, if you’re a heavy user, that extra space might not be enough.

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Topics: Technology, cell phones

What Are the Top Uses for Smartphones?

Posted by John Adams on Jan 9, 2017 2:27:21 PM

 

 

The days of cell phones being used as talk-only devices are long gone. A survey from Deloitte found that average users check their phone 47 times a day, and an Apple security briefing reported that their average users unlock their phones around 80 times a day. What are people actually doing on their smartphones with so many phone checks, and how do you stack up against them?

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Topics: Technology, cell phones

5 Seriously Cool Gadgets for the Kid in All of Us

Posted by John Adams on Nov 17, 2016 12:57:35 PM

 

 

The holiday shopping season is in full-swing and gadgets are on just about everybody’s wish list. The season’s hottest tech gifts can range from the cheap and simple to the lavish and extraordinary. It all depends on what’s in your budget and who you’re shopping for. So far, 2016 has not disappointed in the tech department, with cool new gadgets on the market for kids and adults of all kinds.

 

 

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Topics: Technology

5 Benefits of Prepaid (aka Burner) Phones

Posted by John Adams on Oct 5, 2016 10:34:47 AM

 

 

Prepaid or “burner” phones are affordable, throwaway cellphones often used on a temporary basis. Not all wireless users require a high-performance mobile device, a permanent phone number, or a device fit for long-term use. But there are advantages to these prepaid phones.

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Topics: Technology, cell phones

Visual Voicemail for Smartphone Users

Posted by John Adams on Aug 22, 2016 10:27:19 AM

 

 

Visual Voicemail is one of many recent mobile features providing users with more efficient use of their devices. Checking and organizing voice messages are tasks made simple when utilizing visual voicemail technology and apps. The feature saves time and serves as a sort of personal assistant when managing voicemail functions.

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Topics: cell phones

8 Creative Uses for Your Cell Phone Camera

Posted by John Adams on Aug 10, 2016 2:56:11 PM

 

 

A cell phone isn’t a cell phone unless it’s equipped with a camera. Popular smartphone devices boast the latest features of their built-in digital cameras with the release of each new model. Our mobile cameras can take a basic picture, but there are some other uses too.

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Topics: Technology, cell phones