Macro Lens For Smartphone Photographers, brought to you by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

Create Your Own Macro Lens for Smartphone Photographers

The world is getting better and better for smartphone photographers. Now more than ever, capturing images in-the-moment has become a gateway to photographic exploration for nostalgic nomads and creative minds alike. Smartphones have allowed us all to explore creativity and imagine a world where anything is possible, so why not take it a step further? How? Get up close and personal with your subjects by using a macro lens for smartphone photographers! No, not one of those clip-on lens that costs a pretty penny at the tech store! Get your gadgets ready, you’re in for a life hack.  Read More

Keep your iPhone cords and Apple lightning cables safe for a long time with these simple steps

Protect Your Apple Charging Cable With This Trick

Apple is one of the most trusted names in the world of mobile devices and computers. They are known for producing sleek, but durable products that run efficiently and effectively. So, why is it that I can’t own one of their devices without having to replace the charging cord more than once? Apple lightning cables, iPhone charging cables and other Apple cords are delicate. It doesn’t take long for them to tear, twist, or just come apart at the seems. Even those of you who take every precaution know of this foible. So, what can we do to protect these stylish, but delicate cables that our devices depend on? Read More

iOS 9 battery life fix

How to Improve iOS 9 Battery Life

Imagine you’re in a new city and are in desperate need of directions, when suddenly your battery dies and your screen goes black. Few modern day problems are worse than seeing your iPhone battery left with just a thin red sliver. When your battery dies, you feel disconnected and uninformed. Being cut off from the Internet and your contacts is at best unpleasant and at worst panic-inducing. Read More

Find out more about how to identify and resolve S6 charging issues

Samsung Galaxy S6 Charging Issue Solved

Having a little bit of trouble charging your new Galaxy S6? It could be an issue with power management in your device, one of the most common causes of this widespread problem. In rare cases, hardware malfunctions and defects may also be to blame. There are a few different causes for a malfunction like this, and we are going to talk about how to identify, fix, and prevent them. Let’s take a look. You may be surprised to learn that the most common cause of the Galaxy S6 charging issue is dust, grime, and pocket lint. 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

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

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Make Your Own 3D Smartphone Hologram Projector

While the vivid holographic images of science fiction are still around the corners of the future, DIY’ers are coming up with new ways to imagine- beyond what is given to us. Taking simple objects and discarded items from around the home to repurpose and make better, is the new way of life. With this perspective, we can do just about anything we set our minds to, even if we have to use old junk to do it. Here, you will be given the tools and steps to create a DIY smartphone hologram projector Read More

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Scanning with your Smartphone: Photos and Docs

Finding a smartphone with a great camera is getting easier, as designers and developers are constantly creating features and apps to push the limits of the digital imaging world. If you walk into a store and take a look at the latest smartphones, you won’t find many with a camera that has less around 8 megapixels. With all of these imaging developments, it is not hard to believe that your phone could be the most convenient and efficient pocket scanner you could ask for. Scanning images and documents to your smartphone doesn’t mean a loss of quality. Follow the simple guidelines for scanning with your smartphone. Read More

Safeguard Personal Data, tips from PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

How to Protect Personal Data on Your Smartphone

Have you ever left your phone somewhere questionable, had it stolen, or simply misplaced it? I think we have all experienced the panic of a missing phone once or twice. These miniature computers are expensive, personal, and a lifeline for some. Most smartphone users have their personal accounts, social media, contacts, addresses, and maybe even some photos on there that just don’t need to be shared with the whole world. We simply must to do everything we can, so here are a few tips to help protect personal data. Read More

DIY Smartphone Projector, how to get it, by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

How to Make a DIY Smartphone Projector

How many times have you wanted to share a video with a multitude of people, only to find yourselves crowded around a smartphone, running out of shoulder room, and not fully catching what was supposed to be shared to begin with? It has happened to us all. More often than not, the most convenient device is the one we have on us at the time something amazing happens, so we need to get used to adapting in this awesome new world of possibilities. Impress your family, friends, or even your date with this super handy trick to making a smartphone projector with household objects. It’s simple and it’s fun. But, be careful, you might just impress someone! Read More

Smartphone Starter Guide- Optimization for new users.

Smartphone Starter Guide: How To Optimize Your New Device

For the budding techie in everyone, there are certain things you should know when it comes to your new smartphone. Even if you are familiar with these wonderful new contraptions, you may want to take a look at some of the best tips and tricks to setting up your new smartphone, and keeping it running great. Sit back and invoke the knowledge of the smartphone starter guide- giving everything you need to consider to get your new companion ready to do great things. Read More

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