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Reduce Data Usage, by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

How to Reduce Data Usage without Losing Touch

Our friendly little mobile buddies are there for everything. Your device is there when the winning pass is caught by your home team, they are there when you get rejected, or just to take a selfie with your cat (you know, for your collection), and it will be there for you again when you welcome your firstborn into this world. Unfortunately, wile it is there to share very moment with you, and help you share with everyone else, it is eating up your data.  Read More

Portable wireless phone chargers, like these by Pond, are just as stylish as your smartphone.

Charging with Style: Wireless Chargers by Pond

It’s wild to imagine that in a sea of technology and brand new handheld phone accessories, that there are only a few of these that you really need. We spend so much money on insurance, customization, programs, apps, protective cases, and more. Why do we do it? We are searching for the right combination of accessories to get he most out of our investment. Wireless chargers are the accessories that will usher our devices into the advances ahead. Why not any of the other wild and brilliant accessories that are being developed tomorrow, or the next day? Let’s find out.  Read More

Some of the latest iPhone 6s and Plus features are reinventing smartphone photography

Amazing Photography on Your iPhone 6s Camera

Tech junkies worldwide are going crazy for the new iPhones. Many in-depth reviews cover the plethora of neat new features that it has to offer, but how about that camera? There are some amazing new features that your iPhone 6s and Plus have to offer. Let’s take a look at what real photographers had to say about the iPhone 6s camera.  Read More

One iOS 9 Feature has been causing spikes in data usage.

The Feature That’s Increasing iOS 9 Data Usage

Even with apps, notifications, carrier messages, and more, it can sometimes be a challenge to keep track of your data usage. Apple’s new operating system has plenty of new tricks up its sleeve to make your mobile life easier, but is this iOS 9 feature going to hurt more than help? We are talking about the “WiFi Assist” feature that is said to be causing spikes in iOS 9 data usage. Let’s take a look at what this feature does, what it doesn’t do, and how to remedy the situation.  Read More

Imagine a protective smartphone case that can heal scratches over time.

The iPhone 6s Case That Repairs Itself

Would you believe me if I told you that here is a case out there that can heal itself? It’s true that protective cases are meant to absorb the scratches and dings that our phones would normally encounter. However, I can’t think of any reason we would want to pay so much money for a smartphone, only to wrap it in a clunky piece of banged-up, scratched-up plastic. We are going to take a look at how this amazing iPhone 6s case repairs itself, why it works, and more. Read More

DIY Balloon Case- Not all it's blown up to be? 3D Smartphone Hologram Projector by by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

The Problem with the DIY Balloon Case

I have been looking at alternative methods of protection to see what people are up to trying to protect their much-loved devices from the harsh scrapes and cracks that the world can subject them to. Devices are getting more advanced every model, which is great, but it weighs heavier on our pockets every time a new one is released. People are getting so fed up with the cost of smartphones, smartphone accessories, insurance, and phone repair. So much so, that they are starting to take risks, like going nude (their phones of course), and opting for methods that don’t offer much protection or access at all. Read More

The NOKIA Comeback That’s in the Works

A Nokia comeback?

Nokia’s CEO finally confirmed the plotting of a smartphone comeback! Nokia can’t use its name on any phones until late 2016 due to its latest dealings with Microsoft. With plenty of time to figure it all out, Chief Executive Rajeev Suri confirms the plans to get something cooking with Manager Magazine, of Germany.

Since it is looking like Microsoft won’t be able to do much with that deal at all, or their own struggling smartphone sales, it’s time for Nokia to get the creative juices flowing and make a much-anticipated comeback! Maybe an Android in the works? It’s no secret that Nokia has been developing Android apps and even has a successful Android based tablet.

For now, we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed, wish really hard, and wait for 2016 to roll around. For more details and a look further into the Nokia comeback, check here.

Anti-dust plug and magnetic break-away charging cable

The X-Cable: Magnetic Micro USB Charging Cable

Take a look at your device. It is therefor you, day in, day out. Unfortunately, when we get in a hurry, or just caught up in the daily challenges of life… we forget how sensitive our devices can be. I’m not talking feelings, I am talking about the ports. We yank the cords out, we plug them in without looking, we mash, smash, wiggle, jiggle, and otherwise destroy our ports without really knowing it. Let’s take a look at our most recent addition to the PortPlugs family. The X-Cable is currently available for Android users, but an iPhone version may be in the works.   Read More

Huawei Nexus by Google, what's new? FRom PortPlugs, the smartphone accessory, port cover, and anti-dust plug authority

The Huawei Nexus: What Google Did Differently

Google continues to amaze us on the mobile front, and Huawei has finally grabbed the coveted Nexus. They roll out gigantic “phablets”, wicked displays, and a plethora of features that can leave fans drooling for days. What do Google’s mobile developers have in store for us this year? Let’s find out. Read More

Make Your Smartphone New Again, by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

Make Your Smartphone New Again

Our phones are with us through the thick of it all. Even the most careful gadget lover can see the evidence on a lived-with phone. Just look at your charging port. The ports on your phone are often the best way to tell what your phone is going through. The ports are a hub that collects particles and debris from each and every environment your phone comes in contact with.  Read More

LG G4 Features Making iPhone Users Jealous

If you are looking at an LG G4 features, there’s certainly plenty to be impressed by. They sure are making it difficult for the usual front-runners to stay at the top with a wave of new features that could make an iPhone user a little jealous. Boasting one of the world’s most impressive display screens, the G4 is sure to take the lead for users who love a good visual. The IPS Quantum Display is stunning, with vivid colors, perfect contrast, and well-balanced. Read More

DIY Smartphone Repair- from PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

DIY Smartphone Repair with These 5 Essential Parts

If you have ever owned a cell phone, ever, you have broken one. For new users, maybe not yet, but you will. I am not placing the blame, but we have all been in this position. So before you shell out a ridiculous amount of money for a repair in a shop, take a look at some of the repairs that you can easily do yourself. All you need is the right replacement parts, a few tools, and a little guidance. The best part? You can overcome the most common smartphone repair issues with these basic parts.
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Must-Try Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Tips and Tricks

When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Edge, there is a lot to learn. Samsung’s flagship has so many features to offer that it can get a little overwhelming when exploring your new device. Even if you’ve had it for a little while, you probably still aren’t aware of all of the nifty things this technological beast can do. So, gather around- new users and Galaxy fans alike, here’s a list of Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge tips and tricks.

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Lock Screen Messages That Work, 3D Smartphone Hologram Projector by by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

Get Your Phone Back: Most Effective Lock Screen Messages

There are so many things you could write on your lock screen. In the case that your phone is just misplaced, anything you put with basic contact info is going to increase the chances of your phone finding its way back to you. But are some lock screen messages more effective than others? Sure. Let’s take a look at some of the elements required for the most effective lock screen messages. Read More