Tag Archive: iPhone

  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. Should I Switch? AT&T Unlimited Data vs Mobile Share Plan

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    Updated: 9/20/2018

    AT&T Unlimited Data Plans

    AT&T Wireless introduced a  new unlimited wireless data plan for its new and existing customers starting in 2017, after years without one. Clearly AT&T's goal is to meet the competition. This plan does not require a DirecTV subscription.

    Note: AT&T may temporarily slow speeds after 22GB of data use per line each month, when the network is congested.

    Unlimited & More Plan

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  3. 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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  4. How to Buy the iPhone 7 without Lining Up

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    Introduction

    Everyone has been talking about the iPhone 7. From websites to TV programs to radio, Apple has gotten nonstop free press. Two weeks before this device was launched, Apple diehards have already starting lining up in front of Apple Stores. Why is it generating so much buzz? (more…)

  5. What is an Unlocked iPhone? Why do I need one?

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    Last Update: 9/9/2016

    iPhone SE Unlocked 16GB Smartphone Sale

    What is an Unlocked iPhone?

    Unlocked Smartphones like an Unlocked iPhone 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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  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

      Roav Bluetooth Receiver for Cars, by Anker $13.99 + Free Shipping

      Amazon has a Roav Bluetooth Receiver for Cars, by Anker, $13.99 after instant coupon, Free Shipping, normally Free Shipping $25 or with Prime. Expires: 6/27/2019 - Highly Rated at 4.3 out of 5 stars.

      Anker Roav SmartCharge with 2 charging ports too $16.99 - $2 coupon = $14.99

      • Plug and Play: Connect to your car's aux-in port to link to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
      • Crystal-Clear Sound: An advanced CSR chipset rapidly processes wireless signal to deliver superior sound.
      • Stable Connection: Bluetooth 4.1 reliably transmits sound from up to 33 ft away.
      • Built-In Mic: Equipped with noise-cancellation technology to provide clear, hands-free calling while you drive.
      Sales tax in: All Except AK, DE, MT, NH, OR
      Posted: June 25, 2019 9:00 AM PDT


    • Posted by: The Chief

      iPhone 7 Unlocked 32GB Refurbished Smartphone Sale $179.99 + Free Shipping

      Over 17,000 bought. eBay (bidallies, 301,000 feedback) has an iPhone 7 Unlocked 32GB Refurbished Smartphone Sale, $179.99 - Free Shipping. Tax in NJ. 2% back in eBay bucks.  In several colors.

      Forthcoming iOS 13 runs on iPhone 6S or newer.

      • 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."

      Apple iOS 10 includes Airdrop, Siri, Family Sharing, QuickType Keyboard and more.

      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 24, 2019 9:00 AM PDT



    Android vs iPhone VS Android vs iPhone

    Hardware, durability and cost are not the only considerations that go into deciding between an Android or iPhone.

    The software or operating systems that power our devices do as much to shape the character of a particular phone as the look and feel of the machine itself. It’s also in this internal software that the most stark differences exist between Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.

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

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    Android vs iPhone                           VS                  Android vs iPhone

    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?

    Choosing the right device can be a tough decision. After all, given a two-year commitment requirement with a mobile provider, the device you choose can be with you for quite a while unless you want to pay a hefty early termination fee.

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