Category: Cell Phone Tips and Tricks
Losing a smart phone like an iPhone, BlackBerry or a Samsung Galaxy S can be a gut wrenching feeling. First there’s the information on the phone you worry about, including all of your contacts and your emails/text messages and then of course the reality that you need to come up with $500 or more to get connected all over again. If that’s where you are as you read this, sorry!!! So let’s separate fact from fiction when it comes to losing your phone.
If you upgraded to the latest OS (i.e. iOS 5.1) you may have noticed that double tapping the home button to get the camera icon for quick picture taking no longer works. Before you panic, here’s the skinny on the change and how you can still quickly take pictures.
The technology available to us today is simply amazing and while it seems as though things have always been this way, things are really just getting started in the mobile space. Believe it or not, however, 60% of Canadians still don’t have a smart phone, for a number of reasons, so here are four ways that having a smart phone can make your life easier and if you don’t have a smart phone as yet, perhaps we can convince you to make that decision even sooner.
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To save money on your cell phone bills today, you just need to be a little creative. Sure you could go with more conventional methods like, the now infamous, “Can you call me back?” to take advantage of FREE Unlimited Incoming (assuming you have that feature of course), but we have “smart phones” now and we ought to be smarter – right?
Don’t make these mistakes on your next cell phone upgrade
It’s been 2 – 3 years and you want to upgrade and get a better deal with your existing carrier or maybe you want to pay less and just get a better deal, either way, don’t make these common mistakes we all make when trying to get a deal with our existing carriers. We know the process, we have to call or visit a store and negotiate a good deal for that new iPhone or Android or BlackBerry that we’ve had our eye on for a few months now.
Transferring my contacts and other data from BlackBerry to Android
I’ve been a BlackBerry fan for the last 5 years and I got tired waiting for my ideal BlackBerry to arrive on the scene, so I made a switch….to Android. The decision to go to Android wasn’t rocket science, our company leverages Google for mail, calender and documents, so to keep true to work commitments with a little bit of play – can you saw “Android market” and its 10 billion downloaded apps – it made sense. My device of choice is the Google Nexus smartphone made by Samsung. Read the rest of this entry »
Updated: January 6, 2011
I’ve had a scary experience unlocking iPhones that I hope no one else has to go through. Having unlocked phones already, mainly BlackBerry phones, I thought that unlocking iPhones would be just as easy and not as complicated – boy was I wrong. Here is what I learnt…
The vast majority of Canadian households have Cable TV, Internet, Home phone and Cell phones. Carriers like Rogers, BELL and TELUS offer discounts if you bundle some or all of these services. But is it really worth it? How many of us had said, “I won’t switch cellphone providers because I have my cell phone plan bundled with my other services and I get a discount?” But does the discount really make that much of a difference or is it the perception of the discount?
FACT: Every year, more and more Canadians are moving from cellphones to smartphones.
FACT: Smartphones continue to play a more vital role in our daily personal and professional lives.
FACT: Smartphones are for more than just makings calls. We email, store detailed contact information, use applications that connect us to communities, organize our lives and soon to be, our money.
That being said, we have to ask “How safe are we from malicious software or malware attacks on our devices?” One thing is for certain, hackers are working tirelessly to come up with new ways to hack into your smartphone.