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11 Unique Smartphone Accessories You May Not Know About

Posted by Helen Akers on Aug 23, 2019 4:36:29 PM

Owning a smartphone allows you to accomplish a variety of tasks, whether you’re at home or on the go. Smartphone accessories can help expand the types of tasks you can perform and help protect your phone. But what about the accessories and attachments that seem a little wacky or you may not have heard of? What are they and what can you use them for?

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Topics: cell phones, Technology, smartphone, accessories

11 Tips Everyone Should Know About Smartphones

Posted by Helen Akers on Feb 20, 2019 4:29:06 PM

Many of us think of a smartphone as a device we can use to make calls, send text messages, or gather information through web browsers or apps. While these are common uses, smartphones can perform more advanced functions including substituting as a remote for your TV. Besides what a phone can do, there are things to look for and consider before purchasing a new device.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology, smartphone, apps

3 Common Reasons Why Your Smartphone Isn’t Working

Posted by Helen Akers on Dec 17, 2018 11:14:13 AM

With increasing costs, people are waiting longer to upgrade their smartphones, according to Andy Meek of BGR. The average time someone waits for an upgrade is now 2.83 years. iPhone users are waiting for slightly longer with an average of 2.92 years. This means the typical smartphone is getting used more often and is sustaining more wear and tear.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology, smartphone

5 Ways to Save Money on Smartphones

Posted by Helen Akers on Oct 26, 2018 12:14:18 PM

The cost of a new smartphone can seem out of reach for those on fixed or moderate incomes. Even those who have a good degree of discretionary income might balk at the idea of paying today’s prices. With the average smartphone lasting only two to three years, high costs can seem like an unsound investment. Luckily, there are several ways you can save money when it’s time to purchase a new device.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology, smartphone

4 Impacts of Smartphone Use Differences in Multi-generational Households

Posted by Helen Akers on Oct 17, 2018 9:14:12 AM

The multi-generational household is making a comeback, according to a 2016 study by Pew Research Center. The study determined multi-generational households had at least two different adult generations living together or grandparents and grandchildren younger than 25 living in the same house. Approximately 64 million Americans now live in households with more than one generation. Growing diversity, economic pressures, and preferences for interdependence are the main reasons for the returning trend.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology, smartphone, mulit-generation

10 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Smartphone Use

Posted by Helen Akers on Jul 19, 2018 3:49:38 PM

In the AMC television series Humans, machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology look and sound like real humans, fulfilling tasks real humans are too busy to do on their own. The show’s storyline depicts some of the more troublesome potentials of AI, but its recent growth and integration into our lives is expected to continue.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology

Save More Memories this Summer with Samsung

Posted by Helen Akers on Jul 3, 2018 1:41:45 PM

This summer is flying by with holidays, family vacations, summer camp, and more! Samsung can help you save every memory with July’s Double Your Memory Promotion.

The summer season brings opportunities for travel and the need to access entertainment content on the go. While you’re with the family in the car, driving to the water park, or sitting on a crowded plane preparing for a four-hour ride to your vacation spot, you want to be able to watch your favorite videos and listen to your favorite songs.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology

Drones Can Save the Agricultural Community Time and Money

Posted by Helen Akers on Jun 19, 2018 1:17:29 PM

According to a 2017 poll, thirty-one percent of farmers are considering the use of drone technology. The use of drones in agricultural communities is gaining ground due to several key benefits, including higher crop yields, time management efficiencies, and long-term planning abilities. Combined, these benefits allow farmers to increase productivity, while controlling costs and environmental risks.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology, agriculture

How Smartphone Apps Can Save You a Trip to the Doctor

Posted by Helen Akers on May 14, 2018 11:45:47 AM

Healthcare apps for your smartphone can save money and eliminate the need to see a doctor face-to-face for routine illnesses and health-related questions. Mobile apps provide medical services and information giving patients needed advice. Use of these apps also provides patients with treatment recommendations when it is inconvenient to travel to the nearest doctor’s office.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology, tablets

What is a Mobile Hotspot?

Posted by Helen Akers on Apr 23, 2018 10:52:12 AM

Did you know you can turn your smartphone into a mobile hotspot? A hotspot allows you to connect a laptop or tablet to the internet when you’re away from home or not close to a location with Wi-Fi service. Once you enable a mobile hotspot on a smartphone, it uses the cellular network to send out a Wi-Fi signal so other devices can connect.

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Topics: cell phones, Technology, tablets, data, internet