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  1. Three Surprising Must Have Gifts to Yourself

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    The holidays are just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start looking for that perfect gift for yourself. (and maybe a few ideas for others, as well).

    So what do your friends and loved ones really need? One thing they could definitely use is better ways to protect their security and privacy – at home and online.

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  2. How to Use Your Smartphone Overseas

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    People are stuck to their Smartphones. Everywhere you go someone is staring at their phone, while in the street, at work, on the bus, almost everywhere. These useful devices help us look up information, play games, take pictures and videos, do business, and stay in touch. When we travel overseas, we expect to keep our Smartphone with us, but foreign countries and their cellular networks throw a monkey wrench into our desire to stay connected. We ate BuyVia believe that constant connectivity is almost mandatory these days.

    Be sure to read How to Buy an Unlocked Smartphone.

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  3. What is an Unlocked Android Smartphone? What do I look for?

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    Last Update: 6/6/2016

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Unlocked Smartphone

    What is an Unlocked Smartphone?

    Unlocked Smartphones like an Unlocked Android cell phone allow you to use the phone on any cellular network (provided it is wireless compatible), you are no longer locked to a single carrier or stuck in a 2 year contract! An unlocked smartphone is a phone that is not tied to a specific carrier or contract. Freedom! You can sign up for low cost no contract cell phone plans from $30 a month.

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  4. Which Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 and 8 inch Tablet to Buy

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    Last Updated: 8/26/2015

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7″ Wi-Fi Tablet Sale

    Why a Samsung Tablet?

    Samsung is the #1 Android Tablet brand, making it a very popular purchase for consumers. Choosing a specific model is the biggest problem. There are over thirteen 7 inch to 8.4 inch tablets to choose from! New models are launched very often and result in a flood of decisions for shoppers to make. Older models are closed out at aggressive prices, adding to the confusion. What exactly was the change from a Galaxy Tab 3 to Galaxy Tab 4?

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  5. Which Samsung Galaxy 10 and 12 Inch Tablet Should You Buy?

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    Last Update: August 26, 2015

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

    Why Buy a Samsung Galaxy Tablet?

    From their status as Google’s number one Android peddler to the high quality of their products, Samsung has been a prime choice for anyone looking for an Android handheld for years. Now there are over 10 tablets to choose from! With their devices being massively popular across the world and within their native country of South Korea (where LTE data and speedy download rates on mobile are the norm) it’s not hard to throw support behind them, but even outside of consumer satisfaction, Samsung maybe the best choice for an Android Tablet.

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  6. Smartphone Battery Life Tips for iPhone and Android Smartphones

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    Last Update: August 13, 2015

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    Battery life is the one characteristic which leads to many Smartphone complaints on how long a battery lasts or what functions and Apps draw too much power. Almost all users have run into situations where their phone runs out of power or when expected battery life is a lot shorter than expected. In this article we will help users extend the battery life of both Android Smartphones and iPhones.

    iPhone batteries are designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 full charge and discharge cycles. This is roughly a year and a half of daily battery charging. Your battery will start to deteriorate, at which point, you may wish to replace your battery. Most batteries are designed to last 3 to 5 years, with the average gadget possibly becoming obsolete before then. It makes sense to pay a little attention to how you manage your Smartphone’s battery in order to lengthen the lifespan of your electronics.

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  7. Making the Call Between iPhone or Android Smartphones – Part Two

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    Smartphone Deals

    • Posted by: The Chief

      iPhone 7 Unlocked 32GB Refurbished Smartphone Sale $149.99 + Free Shipping

      Over 28,000 bought. eBay (bidallies, 43,000 feedback) has an iPhone 7 Unlocked 32GB Refurbished Smartphone Sale, $149.99 - Free Shipping. Tax in SC. In several colors.

      iOS 13 runs on iPhone 6S or newer, time to ditch the iPhone 6.

      • Faster
      • Better Battery Life
      • Waterproof
      • New and improved camera (f1.8)
      • Optical image stabilization
      • No Headphone Jack (Comes with lightning adapter cable)

      Important Information:

      Perfect for T-Mobile, StraightTalk or AT&T Wireless. Add a line or replace and older phone.

      Consider purchasing an unlocked cell phone if you are on AT&T or T-Mobile and want a new Smartphone without a contract. Unlocked Smartphones allow you to subscribe to low cost carriers mentioned below and function internationally, so you can use the same phone abroad.

      Learn: No-Contract Plans, Unlocked Smartphones

      Choosing the right plan for you is time consuming and can also be a hassle. We've done the research and you may save over $1,000 each year! Be sure to check out our no-contract Smartphone plan article: How to Find the Best No Contract Smartphone Plans where we compare all of the major network carriers. Check out our How to Buy an Unlocked iPhone article to learn what it means to have an "Unlocked" Smartphone.

      About Apple iPhone 7:

      The Apple iPhone 7 comes with a new faster Apple A10 Fusion processor and runs on iOS 10. It has a a longer, larger 4.7" Retina display with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. Cnet calls the redesign "sharp, slim, and feather-light."

      However the iPhone 7's new improved Lightning connector makes older docks and chargers obsolete. On the plus side, the new connector is a bit smaller, a little more rugged and easier to use than the previous one.

      Reviews:
      CNet gives the Apple iPhone 7 a 4.5 out of 5 rating.

      Apple iPhone 7 Specifications:

      • 12Mpixel iSight rear camera f1.8, 7Mpixel Facetime camera
      • 1080p HD video recording (30 fps or 60 fps)
      • 4K video recording at 30 fps
      • Apple A10 Fusion quad-core 1.30GHz processor
      • Apple M8 motion coprocessor
      • iOS 11
      • 4.7" Retina HD 1334x750 resolution touchscreen @ 326ppi
      • Wide color display (P3)
      • Bluetooth 4.0
      • 1400:1 contrast ratio
      • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
      • NFC
      • IP67 Rating: Splash, Water & Dust Resistant
      • upto 14 hr talk time on 3G, upto 10 days standby
      • 4.87 ounces (138 grams)
      • 5.44 x 2.64 x 0.28 inches
      • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 + CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100
      • 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 + CDMA2000 1xEV-DO & TD-SCDMA
      • 4G Network: LTE Band 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 13(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 25(1900) / 26(850) / 27(800) / 28(700) / 29(700) / 30(2300) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)

      Low Cost Service Plan with Unlimited Talk, Text, and Data

      T-Mobile offers a web exclusive pre-paid plan great for unlocked phones:

      • $40/mo for Unlimited Talk & Text with 3GB of LTE Data

      Straight Talk, a prepaid carrier that is owned by Tracfone and Walmart, sells micro SIM cards for the that cost $14.99 + Free Shipping.  You can pop these into any AT&T-compatible, T-Mobile-compatible, or unlocked GSM phone.

      • $45 a month buys you unlimited talk, text and 5GB high speed data with no contract or credit check
      Sales tax in: Depends on seller
      Posted: June 5, 2020 6:02 AM PDT


    • Posted by: The Chief

      Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II Sale $99.95 + Free Shipping

      Over 2000 sold. eBay (Bose on eBay) has a factory renewed Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II Sale $99.95 Free Shipping, Tax in most states. Rarely on sale. Highly rated at 4.8 out of 5 stars. $115 at amazon.

      In Black or White.

      • Connects wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device
      • 8 Hours playing time
      • Aux input enables audio connections from other sources, increasing versatility of system
      • USB port allows for software update to ensure ongoing Bluetooth device compatibility

      Get Bose sound on the go from your smartphone and tablets.

      Sales tax in: Depends on seller
      Posted: June 4, 2020 6:11 AM PDT


    • Posted by: The Chief

      Expiring Today: Switch to Sprint New iPhone SE $5/Month Sale

      Sprint+T-Mobile are joining! Best price out of the 4 carriers. Time to switch.

      Sprint has a Switch to Sprint New iPhone SE $5/Month Sale normally $16.67/month with 18 month lease.  Free Next Day Shipping. NO activation fee. Excludes tax. In several colors, some colors are out of stock.

      • New iPhone SE is as fast as the iPhone 11 Pro!

      iPhone 11 $0/month with trade in. (Normally $29.17)

      Sprint will even cover your switching fees up to $650/line.

      • On approved credit
      • At month 18, return it & upgrade to a new model, or buy it (via one lump payment or 6 monthly payments)

      Sprint Unlimited Basic

      • 1 line $60/month, 4 lines $100/month (With autopay discount)
      • DVD quality SD Streaming 480p
      • 500MB LTE Mobile hotspot
      • Free Hulu

      Unlimited talk/text, 2GB Plan only $40/month.

      Sprint is merging with T-Mobile, so the network will only get better.

      With approved credit, 18-month lease & new line of service or eligible upgrade. If you cancel early, remaining balance due.

      Sales tax in: Most States
      Posted: June 1, 2020 6:28 AM PDT



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  8. iPhone or Android: Making the Best Choice – Part One

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    It’s the debate that only gets more intense as smartphone ownership nears 50 percent of the American populace — which phone is right for me? Android or iPhone?

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  9. Which Tablet to Buy

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    Tablets are one of the hottest products on the market. Which tablet is right for you? When you consider all of the features they offer, you can understand why so many people are using them to not only supplement their laptops but also to replace them entirely. Indeed, the trusty tablet is predicted to outsell laptops by 2016, and some say the laptop is already well on its way out.

    But what’s so great about tablets, you ask. Well, let’s take a quick look at some important features:

    • Instant On – no waiting for lengthy boot-ups
    • Versatility – Entertainment, Games, Videos, Music, Content, eBooks, Web browsing, emails
    • Easily transported and light-weight
    • App Stores make it easy to add programs
    • Less worries with regards to security, configurability
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