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Mar, 2017

New Patent Filings Prove Bendable Phones Are On Their Way To Consumers

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A new patent filing sparked rumors that Samsung, LG and Apple are all considering implementing bendable screens in the near future. We’ve been talking about bendable smartphone screen technology for years, but does this new patent filing finally confirm this technology is on its way? What Is A Bendable Screen Or Flexible Display? A flexible display is defined as “an electronic visual display that is flexible in nature; as opposed to the more prevalent traditional flat screen displays used in most electronics devices.” In recent years, this technology has garnered […]

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Mar, 2017

Is Apple Moving Some Of Their Manufacturing Plants To The US?

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Donald Trump is pushing bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US, and according to a number of sources Apple is debating stepping up to the challenge. Apple phones have long been manufactured in China where it’s incredibly cheap to produce the popular smartphones. Electronics producer Foxconn is one of Apple’s largest suppliers. According to Reuters, Foxconn confirmed in mid-January that they are debating investing $7 billion to create a flat-panel manufacturing facility right here in the USA. This means Americans could be responsible for creating an important component inside of […]

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Mar, 2017

Why WhatsApp No Longer Works On Millions Of Smartphones

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The popular communication app WhatsApp no longer works on millions of smartphones if they are not updated with the latest software available. While billions of people depend on the app to chat with friends and family, the company says they cannot make the upgrades necessary to remain relevant without phasing out older phones that are not compatible with these changes. WhatsApp originated in 2009 and has since accumulated billions of users. Over the years they have added a number of neat features including end-to-end encryption and video calling. Thanks to […]

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Feb, 2017

iPhone Touch Disease: What Is It & How To Fix It

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If your iPhone 6 Plus device has dropped onto a hard surface several times it may start flickering or stop responding to touchscreen features. This common and widespread issue has been coined iPhone Touch Disease. Apple has publicly acknowledged the problem and admitted it can impact iPhone 6 devices that have been dropped multiple times. The issue is also related to devices that bend in pockets, or are damaged by certain phone cases. Touch Disease is related to the whole “bendgate” situation, in which users realized just how sensitive the […]

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Feb, 2017

How To Prevent Your Mobile Phone Battery From Exploding

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The two most common reasons a phone battery catches fire is because it was dropped and the battery was damaged, or the device overheats. There are a number of reasons a phone battery can overheat and explode, including fundamental flaws with the battery, using incorrect charging devices, leaving your phone in direct sunlight and even dropping your phone. By taking a few simple precautions you can limit the risk of your phone battery exploding. What Caused So Many Samsung Note 7 Phones To Explode? Samsung released a statement explaining the […]

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Feb, 2017

How Safe Is The Venmo App?

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Over $1 billion in payments have been made using the Venmo app, but how safe is Venmo and by using it are you putting your bank account in danger? Venmo has experienced rapid growth since it was founded in 2009, especially amongst Millennials. Not only does it make it super simple to pay people who do not have the same bank as you, but also it adds a fun social sharing aspect to paying people back. You can scroll through your Venmo feed and see who is paying whom back […]

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Feb, 2017

How To Remove Apple Calendar Spam From Your iPhone

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Apple Calendar Spam is causing unwanted calendar invites to show up in your device, but whatever you do you don’t want to click on these spam ads.  iCloud Apple Calendar invites advertise things like: “Cyber Monday—NFL Jersey…” or, “$19.99 Ray-ban & Oakley.” At first you might be tempted to click on the advertised link, but it is 100% spam and not a legit sale. Interestingly, it isn’t a new problem; some people have been getting calendar spam for quite some time. Over the last couple of months, far more iPhone […]

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Jan, 2017

Comparing The Top 4 Most Popular Music Streaming Apps and Services

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Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music or Amazon music? There are many music streaming apps and services offering unlimited access to music for one flat monthly rate, but which is best for you? The last couple decades have seen huge shifts in the music industry. I can still recall walking through the music section at Target back when they offered both tapes and CDs. One day, the tapes were completely gone and only CDs remained. Someday soon, CDs will no longer exist at any shopping mall. Music is heading towards […]

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Jan, 2017

Is It Bad To Use A Phone With A Cracked Screen?

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Leaving your Android or iPhone screen cracked makes your phone more susceptible to further damage, potentially leading to more costly repairs. When trying to juggle all of life’s endless expenses, it’s easy to brush off iPhone and Android screen repairs until later. After all, your phone is still working so do you really need to fix it? Fixing your phone now instead of later could actually save you money. A number of things can go wrong when your screen is cracked. For one, a multitude of cracks are prone to […]

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Jan, 2017

Why Are Scammers Calling My Phone?

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There was a time when spam callers were reserved to your landline, but now scammers are calling cell phones left and right. You can get on a Do Not Call Registry to prevent legitimate businesses from calling you, but scammers are harder to avoid. When Can A Business Legally Contact Me? Unless you provide a company with written permission to call you or you recently did business with them, they are not legally permitted to call your phone. If you ask a company to stop calling you, they are legally […]

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