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How To Improve Your Smartphone's Performance

How To Improve Your Smartphone's Performance

by Shannon Whyte

We carry our smartphones with us everywhere. We’re constantly pulling out our phones to check the weather, texts, emails, or get directions. We also use them to keep up with the news or what our family and friends are doing.

Regular Phone Maintenance Can Keep Your Phone Running and Performing at Peak Levels

All this use, however, can lead to wear and tear on our phones causing slower performance over time, regardless of whether it’s an iPhone, Samsung, or other cell phone brand. Like any electronic device, it’s important to care for our phones regularly. Yet, many of us don’t realize there are maintenance tasks we should do to keep our phones running in top condition other than to not drop it or get it wet.

Fortunately, there are techniques to keep your smartphone running smoothly, even as it ages. This can be especially helpful for families who must have multiple phones and need those phones to last as long as possible.

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What Are the Advantages of Smartphone Wallet Cases?

What Are the Advantages of Smartphone Wallet Cases?

by Shannon Whyte

Depending on your lifestyle, you may need to access specific items frequently or only need a few essentials. If you’re a commuter, you need to have easy access to a metro or train card. College students often only need their phones and school ID card. As a mom-on-the-go, you’ll need quick and easy access to your essentials, like your phone for taking spontaneous pictures and credit cards to buy the groceries while distracting your toddler from the candy in the checkout aisle. 

Fortunately, a smartphone wallet case may provide you with a streamlined way to carry all your essentials, whether you’re a commuter, business person, mom, or simply wanting to consolidate everything you’re carrying.

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Would Your Lifestyle Benefit From Bone Conduction Headphones?

Would Your Lifestyle Benefit From Bone Conduction Headphones?

by Sam Smith

We’ve talked a few times in previous blogs about the benefits of Bone Conduction Headphones and the technology behind them. One thing we’ve realized is Bone Conduction Headphones aren’t the sort of item you buy to just replace your existing pair. They are more of a complementary pair that can be used at certain times when it’s most beneficial or convenient.

For example, if you listen to headphones during times when you most value their noise-canceling features, wanting to relax and block out the world, then Bone Conduction headphones may not be the best choice at that given moment. However, if you’re in a quiet place like lying in bed and you want to do this, then their deep rumbling noise can be quite hypnotic.

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Bone Conduction Headphones; How Can You Hear Something That’s Not In Your Ear?

Bone Conduction Headphones; How Can You Hear Something That’s Not In Your Ear?

by Sam Smith

Bone Conduction Headphones - How can you hear something that’s not in your ear?
This was a question I received from my father in law earlier this week while we were on a family vacation. He asked because while I was working on my laptop surrounded by close and extended family, I had my Bone Conduction headphones on, with the melodious tones of Brandon Flowers in my ears from my writing while surrounded by distractions’ playlist. His question was a good one, and I answered him by letting him use the headphones for a little while so he could hear for himself.

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Is Your Smartphone Hurting Your Hand (and How to Avoid It)?

Is Your Smartphone Hurting Your Hand (and How to Avoid It)?

by Shannon Whyte

It’s rare to see an adult without a smartphone in their hands these days. These handy devices are with us from the moment we get up until we go to bed. Our phones wake us up, remind us of appointments, enable us to connect with friends and family, and more.

However, many people are reporting discomfort or pain in their hands, fingers, and neck after using their smartphone or tablet. Is our growing reliance on smartphones injuring our hands?

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Finding The Best Phone Grip Style For You

Finding The Best Phone Grip Style For You

by Shannon Whyte

What Is a Phone Grip?
Phone grips are devices you attach to the back of your smartphone to allow you to hold your phone comfortably with one hand.

When using a phone grip, the phone will rest more comfortably and securely in your hand. You won’t need to use your pinky finger to support your phone, and for most people, the phone grips make it easier to text with their thumb. Additionally, it’s easier to use your phone with one hand.

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The Benefits Of Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones

The Benefits Of Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones

by Sam Smith

Those who use Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones make some pretty bold claims; “I’ll never go back to traditional headphones”, “You can feel the music instead of just hearing it”, to choose a couple. It appears they’ve stumbled upon something magical and after experiencing it for myself I’m inclined to agree.

On one of my previous blogs, I discussed my own personal journey with headphones, from when I was a child to a busy adult. I’ve always had a penchant for portable audio devices and I’m always keen to try new innovative technology to see if it improves my listening habits. I have a tendency to be disappointed when something doesn’t add the improvements I’m looking for and overjoyed when it does.

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What is Digital Eye Strain and How to Prevent It

What is Digital Eye Strain and How to Prevent It

by Shannon Whyte

What Is Digital Eye Strain?

The prolonged use of electronic screens, including smartphones, computers, tablets, and e-readers that can lead to digital eye strain. This condition, also called Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), refers to a group of eye and vision problems.

The problems arise because the use of the digital screen overtaxes a person’s near vision. When using a digital screen, your eyes are having to focus and refocus repeatedly and deal with glare, flicker, and contrast. The screen might also have a variety of moving images, requiring your eyes to shift focus. All this activity is demanding on your eye muscles.

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Are Bone Conduction Headphones Safer Than Regular Headphones?

Are Bone Conduction Headphones Safer Than Regular Headphones?

by Sam Smith

There are actually several safety benefits to using bone conduction headphones. Before it was commercialized the technology was actually used for several other purposes. As with many advances in technology it was initially used by the military to help transmit sound in a non-traditional way.

Since then it has been adapted over the years to help perfect hearing aid technology, allowing those who are hearing impaired to pick up sound in a way that allows them to hear as well as anyone else. There are several different forms of deafness, but for the ones that are associated with the eardrum, bone conduction technology in their hearing aids has been life-changing. These individuals pick up all of their sounds this way and have no complaints when it comes to the technology’s safety.

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Smartphone Camera Accessories That Can Help Improve Your Photos

Smartphone Camera Accessories That Can Help Improve Your Photos

by Shannon Whyte

While the quality of smartphone cameras keeps improving with every new model, there are times when you want something a bit more professional. You may want your vacation photos to expertly capture the stunning, once-in-a-lifetime scenery or finally get that professional-looking family photo during a family reunion. Perhaps, you need high-quality images to support your online website.

Fortunately, there are a variety of smartphone accessories to help elevate your phone’s camera to the next level. So whether you’re a hobbyist or professional photographer, here are some accessories that can help you capture the perfect shot with your smartphone.

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Bone Conduction Headphones Use With Existing Tinnitus And Hearing Loss

Bone Conduction Headphones Use With Existing Tinnitus And Hearing Loss

by John Mortensen

We have been using headphones, earphones, and earbuds, for years. We also have Tinnitus (ringing in our ears) and Loud Noise-induced Hearing Loss which can be directly attributed to the wearing of the aforementioned products.

This article on Bone Conduction Headphones use with Existing Tinnitus and Hearing Loss is based on not only our own experiences and empirical evidence observations but scientific study research data quoted throughout this article and included in the reference section below.

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Do You Need a Smartphone Screen Protector?

Do You Need a Smartphone Screen Protector?

by Shannon Whyte

Our smartphones go everywhere with us—on errands, around our house, the beach, and more. These handy little devices help us complete a variety of tasks all day, every day. 

Their utility is one of the reasons it’s so painful when our smartphone gets injured, such as a cracked or scratched screen. Another reason we wince is that it’s expensive to fix or replace them.

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Best Music Apps to Keep You Motivated to Exercise

Best Music Apps to Keep You Motivated to Exercise

by Shannon Whyte

Whether you enjoy running, biking, walking, or exercising at a fitness center, smartphones are now essential gear for workouts. 

Smartphones are especially useful for playing your favorite workout songs. Given the variety of music apps available, you can find an app to provide the music experience that best helps you when exercising. For instance, some apps stream music in specific genres, play songs based on your beats per minute (BPM) to match your exercise rhythm, and some allow you to make your playlist. 

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7 Questions About Wireless Charging With A Thick Smartphone Case?

7 Questions About Wireless Charging With A Thick Smartphone Case?

by Sam Smith

In our view, smartphone cases are essential and the stronger the case the better. We have also written about Wireless Qi Chargers and how innovative they are. Allowing us to charge our smartphones in a convenient and unawkward way that is reminiscent of the iPod Docks we used to use, but are so much more impressive from a technological standpoint.

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Why Use A Smartphone Case?

Why Use A Smartphone Case?

by Sam Smith

Have you ever wondered why Apple and Samsung have their own official case products? The cynical among us could argue it’s simply profiteering on their part and they may be right. But regardless, this communicates one simple thing: These smartphones are supposed to be kept inside a case.

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Beware of iPhone Updates

Beware of iPhone Updates

by John Mortensen

Not sure who is running (QC) Quality Control at Apple on updates or who made the final call to "Pull the trigger" and release this one but wow.

Maybe it is just an Apple experiment on tolerance with the human race. Can you imagine literally frustrating and enraging two hundred million people with a keystroke?

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What are Qi Wireless Chargers?

What are Qi Wireless Chargers?

by Sam Smith

While wireless chargers have existed in some form for a while, the type that is starting to set a new standard is the Qi Wireless Chargers. Pronounced chee’, in traditional Chinese culture Qi means vital force’ or energy flow’, which is incredibly fitting for the new gadgets they describe. Anyone who practices yoga or any other form of traditional Eastern philosophy will be familiar with the concept of Qi and will likely make the association straight away.

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How to Break Free From Your Smartphone (Yet Still Be Reachable)

How to Break Free From Your Smartphone (Yet Still Be Reachable)

by Importify Support

There is a way to find a balance between having all the benefits of your smartphone while minimizing the negatives.

The key is to develop smart habits and set boundaries for your smartphone use.

What these habits and boundaries look like will depend on each person’s unique situation. Fortunately, there’s no right or wrong.

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Wireless Cell Phone Chargers

Wireless Cell Phone Chargers

by John Mortensen

Wireless charging is here to stay and not going anywhere. Future wireless charging devices will need to get stronger to go through Smartphone Cases better, ports complicate the process. This type of charging, like folding phones, needs more development to make it more efficient and to increase the charging range.

If you have a busy life with little time to spend on looking for a charging port, then this is the technology for you. Wireless chargers are less of a mess for the home. But where they make the most sense is in the car. You can use that time spent driving charging the phone.

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Cell Phone Case Types

Cell Phone Case Types

by Sam Smith

Apple, Samsung, Google, and other major cell phone suppliers do create some stunning devices. It sometimes seems a shame to cover them in a case, although Cell Phone Cases do allow us to express a little bit of our personalities and mix it up when we feel like it. We can fly the flag of our favorite sports teams, movies, games or create customer cases that feature pictures of our family, pets, or holiday destinations. More importantly, cell phone cases allow us to keep our phones safe.

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Headphones Vs Earphones – Which are More Convenient?

Headphones Vs Earphones – Which are More Convenient?

by Sam Smith

When I stop and actually think about it, headphones and earphones have been an important part of my life. Regardless of which device they were attached to, they have always enabled me to lose myself in a good audiobook or one of my favorite albums while I go about my day completing a range of tasks. Frankly, my life would be less entertaining without them and I’d arguably be a much less well-rounded person.

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Smartphone AI-Google Assistant on an iPhone

Smartphone AI-Google Assistant on an iPhone

by John Mortensen

In our last article on Smartphone Artificial Intelligence called “Smartphone AI-Apple’s Siri” we discussed in our continuing series on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, we are interested in what Apple, Samsung, and Google are planning to do going forward with (AI) Artificial intelligence in their Smartphones and Apps and how Google ties in with their virtual assistant.

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Smartphone AI-Apple's Siri

Smartphone AI-Apple's Siri

by John Mortensen

About a year ago, I was researching Artificial Intelligence Personal Virtual Assistants and was trying out Siri and Google Assistant. In our continuing series on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, we are interested in what Apple, Samsung, and Google are planning to do going forward with (AI) Artificial intelligence in their Smartphones and Apps and how Google ties in with their virtual assistant so we are going to delve into what we can find out.

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Smartphone Intelligence: Neuralink Project

Smartphone Intelligence: Neuralink Project

by John Mortensen

Bi-Directional Information

Neuralink does not just want to read information out of the brain, they want Bi-Directional Information and to be able to put information back into the brain.

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How Much Will 5G Data Really Cost You?

How Much Will 5G Data Really Cost You?

by John Mortensen

I was going through my Cell Phone bill the other day to see what my carrier was charging me for data. When I hit my data limit of 4 Gigabytes per month on my monthly GCI Cell Phone Plan it costs $15.00 for every 1 GB over 4GB like I did last month. Quite often we have thought of the question of “How Much Will 5G Data Usage Really Cost You? “

With 5G access and speed, 20 GB over could happen very easily. On my regular 4G limit Cell Phone plan (3G really) if I went over by accident in one day it would cost $300.00. Ouch!! I go over by accident now with 3G where I live in a remote small town, forget about  5G.

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Can A Phone Case Affect Wifi Reception?

Can A Phone Case Affect Wifi Reception?

by John Mortensen

If you have ever been frustrated with your Wifi Reception on your Cell Phone and you are looking at the causes. You may have asked the question “Can a Phone Case Affect Wifi Reception?”

The short answer is yes, and it also depends on what the Smartphone Case is made of and the proximity of the phone to the Wifi wireless transmitter, modem, router, or wireless network gateway.

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Smartphone Charger Types

Smartphone Charger Types

by John Mortensen

How many types of Smartphone and Cell Phone Chargers are there? What are they for and how are they different?

If you are anything like me and you are constantly charging your Cell Phone somehow then this is the article for you. We are always looking at new technology and how it makes our life easier or better.

 

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Compare Cell Phones To Satellite Phones

Compare Cell Phones To Satellite Phones

by John Mortensen

What is the difference between a Cell Phone and a Satellite Phone?

Not always but often with a Cell Phone or Smartphone, you can take a picture of the mountain top. With a Satellite Phone, you can call someone from the mountain top.

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How To Get Reception On Your Cell Phone In Remote Areas?

How To Get Reception On Your Cell Phone In Remote Areas?

by John Mortensen

When cell phone reception is weak the strength of the cell phone signal can be affected by assorted impediments. These include natural obstructions like mountains, hills, trees, and buildings materials for structures such as a house, place of work, or a shopping mall. A considerable factor is also distance from the transmitting cellular signal tower.

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What Do You Want Your iPhone Smartphone Case To Be?

What Do You Want Your iPhone Smartphone Case To Be?

by John Mortensen

Do you want your case to be waterproof, drop proof, anti-fingerprint, smudge proof, or just plain indestructible? How about cool, sassy, colorful or should it make a statement?

Oh and we also have protective cases for EMF Radiation. So yes we are always trying out different things and what is the best.

Some phone cases are more practical, while others are more visually appealing. Some offer protection, while others are more like a second “skin” than a case.

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What Can Your Smartphone Do Without Cell Service or Wifi?

What Can Your Smartphone Do Without Cell Service or Wifi?

by John Mortensen

No Internet Connection

Try and access Google or Apple Maps without an Internet connection and you can’t because there is nothing there unless you downloaded the maps to your Smartphone. The whole world is dependent on “Internet Fumes” but they don’t understand or realize that!!

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How Intelligent Is Your Smartphone Or Do You Mean Google?

How Intelligent Is Your Smartphone Or Do You Mean Google?

by John Mortensen

I asked Siri are you as Smart as Google?

When I asked Siri are you as Smart as Google? Siri said “John, I am not really sure?”  So what does your smartphone do and what does the Internet and AI do while utilizing your smartphone?

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Your Cell Phone Was Born in the U.S. Military

Your Cell Phone Was Born in the U.S. Military

by John Mortensen

Our military was involved in the creation of the Smartphone through research and development, by necessity, by financial support, or through purchase for or of the technologies. From Artificial Intelligence, Global Positioning Systems, Integrated Circuits, the Internet, to Lithium-Ion Batteries, and Multi-Touch Screens. We have certainly come a long way.

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IP & IPX Ratings For Dust and Waterproof Cell Phone Accessories

IP & IPX Ratings For Dust and Waterproof Cell Phone Accessories

by John Mortensen

The reason for this article is because as we research products and there are also more personal reasons. After I moved to Alaska I was fishing in the ocean, not once but twice dunked two different iPhone 6’s in the ocean and a bag of rice was not the answer to save them. They both died and I destroyed both of them. Some expensive mistakes to make, more learning moments for me, and a great way to tell a short silly story.

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Compare Bone Conduction Headphone Types & Styles

Compare Bone Conduction Headphone Types & Styles

by John Mortensen

For someone who uses Bluetooth Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones literally every other day and works on trying and testing Headphones all of the time. We believe there is some great options out there for different types of Bone Conduction Bluetooth Wireless Headphones. We don’t mean brand but available Types and Styles.

Listen if the U.S. Navy Seals feel like these are good enough and are using this technology for covert operations we certainly feel they are good enough for the average person and perfect for running through the woods, on your local street or exercising in the park.

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How Will The Internet Of Things Affect You? IoT

How Will The Internet Of Things Affect You? IoT

by John Mortensen

The IoT or Internet of things is changing our life literally at the speed of future Terabytes by the basic incorporation of AI or Artificial intelligence into the substrate and fiber of our life.

The IoT or Internet of Things is a system web of electronic intelligent interrelated computing devices ranging from digital machines, home appliances, objects, industrial equipment, animals or people that are connected with unique identifiers to the Internet with the ability to transfer data and contextual information over a network and monitor themselves without requiring human or human to computer interaction.

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