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

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

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

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

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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3D Smartphone Hologram Projector by by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

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

What The Repair Shop Won't Tell You- PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

5 Things a Phone Repair Shop Technician Won’t Tell You

If you take the time to talk to any repair technician, you will pick up on some vital phone repair tips. One of the biggest obstacles that technicians face with customers seeking phone repairs, is customers who aren’t fully aware of the time and care that goes into a safe and quality repair job. These are the people that handle your technology with care and deal with this stuff on a daily basis. So, before you head to phone repair shop, there are a few things your wireless repair technician wants you to know. Read More

Scanning with your smartphone, by PortPlugs, the dust plug, port cover, and smartphone accessory authority

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