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iphone 6 tips and shortcuts, by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

10 Cool Things Your iPhone Can Do: iPhone 6 Tips and Shortcuts

Sometimes it is hard to keep up with technology, even for a techie! With new technology coming out every week, your head may be spinning trying to figure out all of the nifty tricks your new gadgets can do. With every new model, Apple and other leaders in the mobile industry are coming up with convenient tricks and shortcuts to make the shortcuts we already had… even shorter. Read More

broken display screens fixed, tips from PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

Best Fixes for Broken Display Screens

We have seen it all too many times. Your drawer is full of phones with broken display screens. They range everywhere from spreading cracks, to devastatingly shattered faces. Don’t fret and don’t give up. Take a look at these tips for repairing smartphones with broken display screens.

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How To Charge Your iPhone 6 Faster

If your iDevices just don’t seem to be getting juice like they did when you bought them, you’re not alone. You may have tried different cords, adapters, charging in the car, the wall, and the computer with minimal results. Apple support has pages, upon pages of questions from those of us who are going through the same ordeal. Brand new devices, already having charge issues. You just need a little guidance, but with luck you will be able to charge your iPhone 6 faster, and keep it that way. Read More

iphone 6 vs samsung galaxy 6by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

The Ultimate Battle: Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6

The battle between the Galaxy and the iPhone used to be pretty straight forward. The choice seemed difficult enough when the choice came down to big screens or premium builds, but now that both companies have evened the playing field in both categories, the decision gets harder. The two companies are really keeping up with each other, so let’s take a look at some of the specs in an epic battle of Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6. Read More

Keep Your Smartphone Clean, by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

How To Keep Your Smartphone Clean

Every time we get a new smartphone, we open up the sleek new packaging and cherish it like a treasure. You hold and appreciate its curves and features. You slide it around your hands to appreciate the weight and efficient design. You spend hours, or even days, getting things integrated, downloaded, installed, and customized. Read More

The Problem With Smartphone Cases, by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

The Problem with Smartphone Cases

Every mall is littered with these stands that sell smartphone cases. It’s a lucrative market. Now more than ever, people want customization, personalization, and convenience. But, are we just covering up what hard-working designers spend years developing? Read More

iPhone Screen Repair tips from PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

Hassle-free Samsung and iPhone Screen Repair

If you’ve ever owned a smartphone, you have likely also dropped one. Often times, this ends with a cracked or damaged display screen. It happens. There are quite a few different things you can do, but we all know that a number of those could end with a poor repair or an empty pocket. Read More

Alfred remote app info, by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

Trigger Actions from Your iPhone with a Tap

If keyboard shortcuts aren’t your thing, say “Hello” to the Alfred Remote app for your phone or other IOS devices. Some of you may be familiar with Alfred, the productivity application for Mac OS X that provides a number of different functions. Read More

Missing Android phone

Find a Missing Android Phone With a Dead Battery

Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling that comes when you think you’ve lost your phone? In today’s world losing your phone can be a level 10 disaster, on par or worse than losing your wallet or keys.

For Android users, there are a host of apps available on the Google Play store which can help you track your phone if you’ve accidentally left it somewhere or even worse if it has been stolen. However, the problem with these apps is that the majority of people don’t even notice they exist until after their phone is missing. And what if your phone’s battery has died?  At that point, you may have to face the fact it is gone for good. Or do you? Read More

setting song as a ringtone

3 Steps to Set your Favorite Song as a Ringtone

When it comes to smartphone technology, there are few things that you cannot do. If the phone itself does not offer the feature you are looking for, chances are you will be able to find and app that does. This is also true for turning any song or personal recording into a ringtone. Below are some easy steps you can follow to set your favorite song as a ringtone.

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germ free smart phone

How to Sanitize Your Cell Phone

While we are in the middle of the flu season, it is critical to take extra precautions when it comes to cleanliness. This is especially true with regard to your cell phone. Your mobile device is the one gadget you probably take with you everywhere. As a result, you might not even realize the amount of fecal bacteria that could be lurking right on your cell phone. Read More