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Tag Archives: Cellphones

Mobistealth: A Modern Parent’s Weapon of Mass Protection

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The following article is brought to you by Mobistealth. -Ed.

Smartphones, social networking, and surfing – the three s have the potential to wreak havoc in your kid’s life. In fact, if you look closely enough, you’ll probably notice that quite a bit of damage has been done already. Researchers have studied the impact of mobile technology and the internet on kids, and mostly come across disturbing findings. Apparentlinks to depression, addiction, isolation, anxiety, low self-esteem, cyberbullying, and even suicide have been discovered.

The situation is perhaps even uglier than described. However, these pitfalls can be curbed to a large extent through contemporary safety tools such as Mobistealth. Loaded with robust features, the spy mobile phone app empowers you to keep your youngsters safe from all sorts of digital threats that they are otherwise vulnerable to in an unsupervised and uninhibited digital space. How does it manage to do that? Well, let’s find out.

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Awesome Infographic On The History Of Mobile Phones

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Any of you old enough to remember the days before mobile phones? It was a dreadful time, when you had to pick up these barbell-shaped plastic receivers with no screens and stand by the wall talking into them, like some lunatic. Looking into our super high definition phablets, these days, it’s easy to imagine things were always this way, but if you’re a day over 15 you know it isn’t true. Mobile phones have gone a very long way since they hit the market, and the folks at Broadbandchoices.co.uk have done an amazing job in putting together a genuinely engaging infographic on the history of the mobile phone. From the humble Motorola DynaTAC in 1983, through the awesomeness of the StarTAC, to the high tech glory of the LG G5, all the stars are there. We strongly recommend giving it a look.

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How To Decide if you Need Smartphone Insurance

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Featured post by Todd Green. -Ed.

Whenever you sign up for a new cellphone plan, there is one moment that is always the same — the moment where you are asked if you want insurance. There are many different opinions on what you should say in that moment; some people swear by cell insurance, while others decry it as a scam. Below, you’ll find some shopping strategies to help you decide if insurance is right for you — and where you should get it.

Look at the Costs
At the heart of it, deciding on phone insurance is about a simple equation: How much does the insurance cost versus how much the phone would cost to replace. Newer phones, of course, are going to have a higher replacement cost, and getting insurance for your latest pricey gadget is probably a good idea. On the other hand, the cheap pay-as-you-go model you pick up at Walmart may not be worth the monthly premium. Instead of thinking of phone insurance as a monthly expense, you can think of it as putting aside a bit of money for a new phone with every payment.

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How to Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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The following article is brought to you by Unlockunit.com. -Ed.

Let’s face it, when it comes to smartphones, the best one you can get right now is the Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. Since last year’s flagship, the S5 wasn’t exactly what fans were expecting, the South Korean manufacturer had to come up with their best phone ever. And guess what? They did.

After craving for it since the launch, you finally got your hands on it. No matter if you bought it or received it, your brand new Samsung is just one step behind achieving the “perfect phone” status.

It’s not something related to it specs, as we’re talking about the fact that it’s carrier locked. That’s right, you can’t use it in the network you want and this can be a bit frustrating. But what if we told you that you can unlock it in just a few minutes and give it some well-deserved freedom?

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Deal of The Day: 65% Off On Nexus 5 & 1-Yr Unlimited Talk-and-Text from FreedomPop

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The Nexus 5 is a great Android handset, and with today’s deal you can get your hands on one, as well as one full year of service from FreedomPop, for $200!

The Nexus 5 is in a league of its own when it comes to top-performing, affordable phones. It packs premium design, fast speeds, and endless features— plus users reap the benefits of Android’s newest and greatest technologies. For a limited time, you can score the one and only Nexus 5 and a year of wireless service, including 500MB 4G LTE data, without the hassle of lengthy contracts and cancellation fees.

– 1 year of visual voicemail – $30 value
– 1 year of tethering – $47.88 value
– 1 year of usage alerts – $23.88 value
– Unlimited text & talk, plus 500MB 4G/3G LTE data per month
– No contracts or early termination fees
– Sleek, durable design
– Dependable performance

So yeah, there you have it. What normally would cost you $582, is $199 with today’s deal. That’s some serious savings.

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Forever Alone: The Selfie Arm Makes It Look Like You Have Friends

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Oh, what a sad lonely world we live in. Think about it. There’s a product out there made specifically for you to take selfies while making it look like you’re in someone’s company.

Or not. There isn’t. Thank God. The Selfie Arm is actually a piece of art by Aric Snee and Justin Crowe.

It’s the sarcastic solution to a quintessential problem — nobody wants to look alone while they mindlessly snap pictures of themselves — the product conveniently provides you a welcoming arm. and better yet, it doesn’t talk or have emotions of any sort. you can even create fake accounts and use its finger to like all your images; its not you its the hand! ‘selfie arm’ is made of fiberglass, is lightweight and portable, and fortunately only a prototype. the collaborative project is a direct commentary on the growing selfie stick phenomenon, and the constant, gnawing need for narcissistic internet validation.

But of course, this kind of art is likely to be nothing but inspiration to some company turning the idea into actual product you can buy. Mark our words, it’s just a matter of time before this is a thing, at least as a gag item. If it isn’t already.

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Interested in a new phone? How About The ASUS ZenFone 2?

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Sponsored post. -Ed.

ASUS has outdone itself again with their newest smartphone release. The ZenFone 2 features top of the line specifications for a middle-end price, making it a top competitor on the current smartphone market. Its display is based upon a 5.5” Gorilla Glass 3-protected screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. It is backed with Intel’s own 64-bit Atom Z3560 mobile processor that packs 4 cores clocked at 1.8ghz each. This is paired with a PowerVR G6430 GPU that is sure to be able to drive any mobile game or application smoothly. ASUS is releasing two models that have difference in the RAM including a 2GB model and a 4GB model. Due to these high-class specs, ASUS is claiming seven times better gaming performance as compared to the original ZenFone. Most smartphone users want a good camera to match their superior internal specifications, of course. The ZenFone 2 supports a 13-megapixel camera with 5 element f/2.0 aperture lens and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. All of these components are powered by a 3000mAh battery that is sure to last for the whole day.

This phone is unlocked and is available on service providers all around by supporting GSM, WCDMA, and LTE-FDD. It ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop, providing the optimal software for the phone. This ensures a smooth interface that is sure to fit any user’s needs.

An enormous benefit of this phone is a newly released coupon code. GearBest.com is offering a hugely decreased price of over $30. After making an account on www.gearbest.com and adding either the 2GB or the 4GB model of the ASUS ZenFone, users can specify the coupon code of “ASUSZ2”, which will then apply the promotion. Originally the 4GB model is priced at $367.20 and then is reduced to $330.74 (308.44 Euro) and the 2GB model is normally $288.30 and is slashed to $244.98 (228.46 Euro).

Overall, the ASUS ZenFine 2 is one of the best smartphones on the market and is to satisfy the needs of even the most powerhungry user with the top-notch Intel Atom Processor and the large 3000maH battery. Paired with the low cost due to the promotion, this phone is a steal for the performance it will bring.

The ASUS ZenFone 2 can be purchased through GearBest with the promotion code ASUSZ2 at http://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_170575.html

Oaxis inkCase i6 Puts an eReader Screen On The Back Of Your iPhone 6

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Some of you may have looked at the Yotaphone with some lust. You know, it’s that crazy Russian phone with two screens, one of which is an eInk display? Yeah, nice phone, but getting yourself a Yotaphone also means giving up your iPhone 6, and that won’t do. So take a look at Oaxis’ inkCase i6 instead. It features its very own 800 x 480 4.3? anti-glare eInk display that communicates with your mobile via Bluetooth. This way you can display any number of things while using no power from your device, things like the weather, wallpapers, sports score tracking, etc. And since the eInk only uses power when being updated, the integrated 300mAh of battery, small as it seems, should be enough to last for several days without needing a charge.

There’s no word on price or availability, other than “this spring.”

[ Product Page ] VIA [ ChipChick ]

Windbreaking Foam Balls Keep Your Phone Conversations On The Quieter Side

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As sophisticated as modern smartphone noise cancellation algorithms are, they still struggle against the havoc wind can cause on your phone conversations. So someone thought it would be a good idea to design these Windblocker foam balls, which are designed to prevent wind from getting into your phone’s mic and disrupting your calls. Sure, it kind of looks like a clown costume for your phone… but if you have a really important call to make, outside, it wouldn’t hurt to carry one of them in a pocket, strange looks be damned. They have a little clip that lets them easily be put on or taken off your device and while pricing info hasn’t been revealed just yet, we would be shocked if you were expected to pay anything more than $5-$10 for them.

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[ Product Page ] VIA [ Gizmodo ]