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Nov, 2016

6 Questions To Ask Before Letting Someone Fix Your Broken Phone

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Before letting just anyone fix your broken phone you need to make sure they are reputable, experienced and stand behind their repairs. By letting just anyone fix your phone you put yourself at risk for identify theft, public humiliation and a poorly fixed phone that is broken beyond repair. What Risks Do You Take When You Let Someone Fix Your Device? -Your personal information could be hacked. When you trust someone to fix your broken phone or shattered screen you grant them access to your device. That means you open […]

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Nov, 2016

The Explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones: How To Protect Yourself From Smartphone Fires

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 was released to rave reviews, until it started overheating and catching fire. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has now issued a warning against the use of the Galaxy Note 7. The once highly popular smartphone remains at the center of a media firestorm that has Samsung customers rightfully concerned about the safety of their devices. Real Stories Of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphones Overheating & Catching Fire On September 19th, Danielle Boutilier left her Samsung Galaxy S7 charging on her bedside table while she went […]

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Nov, 2016

Best Smartphone Case Materials To Prevent Broken Smartphones & Shattered Screens

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Plastic, wood, carbon fiber, silicone or leather smartphone cases; there are so many different materials used to make phone cases, but some materials are much better able to protect your device. Other materials do little to nothing to protect your phone against harsh falls. There are countless nice looking smartphone cases on the market, but that doesn’t mean they are going to adequately protect your device when you accidentally drop it down the stairs. Price point has little to do with how well a cell phone case protects your device. […]

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Nov, 2016

Are You Addicted To Your Smartphone? Take This Quiz To Find Out!

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90% of Americans own a cell phone, many of which are addicted to their device. Answer these questions to see if you’re addicted to your smartphone. According to the PEW Research Center, 67% of smartphone owners check their phone for calls or messages even when they have not heard it ring or vibrate. Perhaps even more alarming, The Bizz Report found that 53% of people between 15 and 30 years of age would rather give up their sense of taste than their smartphone. Would you give up your ability to […]

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Oct, 2016

Where Can You Sell Your Broken Or Used iPhone?

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Just because your iPhone is broken doesn’t mean it’s completely worthless. Your phone is full of potentially valuable parts that can be used to fix other phones, or in some cases, your phone can be fixed and resold. That being said, you CAN sell your broken iPhone and make a pretty penny in the process. We Buy Phones! Look no farther than your neighborhood My Broken Phone when it’s time to sell your old smartphone. When you bring your device into one of our stores a technician will start by […]

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Oct, 2016

New Cell Phone Malware Imitates Mobile Banking Apps

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If you use mobile banking apps on your smartphone you need to know about the latest malware threat targeting mobile banking applications, specifically on Android devices. Computers are actually more secure than smartphones, something criminals are well aware of, hence why they are targeting smartphones with serious vigor these days.  The moment you take a laptop out of the box it is already preloaded with security features aimed at protecting your sensitive data. Smartphones, on the other hand, come with virtually no security at all, leaving you vulnerable to a […]

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Oct, 2016

There’s A New Way To Reduce Your Wireless Bill & All You Have To Do Is Watch Some Ads

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If your cell phone provider offered you the chance to cut your bill in half by simply watching ads when you used your device throughout the day, would you do it? An Australian startup company is hoping the overwhelming majority of people would say yes. After all, their entire company is based around the premise that you watch a few ads and your monthly smartphone bill goes down. The Swift Rise Of Unlockd The company is called Unlockd, and they have already obtained over half a million customers in just […]

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Sep, 2016

New Leaked Photos Reveal Microsoft’s Surface Phone

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The world was waiting for Microsoft to make an announcement about the highly anticipated Surface Phone at the September IFA event held in Berlin. They didn’t. And so the rumors and speculations continue to populate the Internet. Microsoft uses their Surface brand on a number of products, so it only seems natural to carry it over into their smartphones. But when will we finally get to see it, touch it, hold it, buy it? Some say that the Microsoft Surface Phone 2016 will be available in 2017, citing the reason […]

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Sep, 2016

5 Scary & Unexpected Ways Your Smartphone Could Develop A Virus

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Your smartphone can develop a virus just like your computer, which is why it’s so important to be aware of your phone’s vulnerabilities and the most common ways phones are hacked and develop malware. There’s a reason estimates predict that by the year 2020 the cyber security insurance industry will total well over $4 billion dollars.  Hackers are terrifyingly sophisticated. Any device newer than the iPhone 4 has what’s called a tilt sensor, which allows someone to literally read the vibrations created by your keyboard and detect what you’re typing […]

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Sep, 2016

6 Crazy Facts About Pokémon Go That’ll Make You Say, “Gotta Catch ‘Em All!”

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Pokémon Go is breaking sales records, influencing sales of other products, creating overnight superstars and even contributing to deaths and tragic accidents. At the end of the day it’s safe to say that Pokémon Go is literally taking over the world. These surprisingly crazy facts about the virtual reality game prove just how wild the latest gaming trend truly is. 1. Mr. Nick Johnson Has Already Caught ‘Em All After catching all of the Pokémon in the United States, New Yorker Nick Johnson traveled abroad to the remaining Pokémon around […]

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