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7 Tips to Prolong Your Smartphone Battery Life

The latest smartphone technologies allow for peak performance and lightning speed. With bright screens, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity among other features, comes crazy battery demands. It gets harder to make your phone battery last longer especially if you are an active user. If you suspect that something is wrong with your battery, you may want to consider getting a replacement fast. But if that’s not the case, then look for ways to prolong battery life.

Are you tired of charging your phone battery every night? If using your phone less is not an option, you can still find ways to reduce your smartphone’s power consumption. We’ll share with you some amazing and practical battery-saving tricks that can help you keep your smartphone running for longer.

 

  1.      Reduce screen brightness

Bright, large and colorful

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$50 Unlocking Fee on a $500 Phone?

If you’ve been dying to get your phone unlocked, then I have great news for you. The fees that most services providers would charge to unlock your device is now being banned by the CRTC. The Canadian Radio and Television Corporation announced in June that the fee, considered by many to be the reason most people cannot leave their service providers is going to be banned as of December 1, 2017. The future for Canadian smartphone owners seems bright!

So all new devices will now be sold, completely unlocked. What does this mean for you as a consumer? I’ve done the digging for you. To start, lets look at how we got here.

 

The Truth behind Unlocking Fees:

The cost of owning a smartphone here in Canada is high enough when you take

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Is iPhone 8 Worth the Upgrade?

iPhone 8 icon

If you’re an Apple fan like myself, then I’m sure by now you’ve already heard the news regarding Apple’s new iPhone 8 release in September. However, if you are an Apple fan then I’m sure you already own an iPhone, which leads to next the question, is the iPhone 8 worth it?

 

Ever since I got my first phone, I’ve been hooked onto Apple products from the beginning.  I started off with an iPhone 4 and have been using my iPhone 6 for the last 2 and a half years. I have no complaints since most Apple products generally have a lifetime of about 3-4 years. However, many people update once Apple releases new phones since older models generally become outdated.

 

We’ve all experienced things like glitches, slow phones and battery

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$40 Phone Plans on Kijiji with 5GB Data?!?

Kijiji Text conversation negotiating Price Plans

The cost of owning a phone here in Canada is ridiculously high and often unnecessarily overpriced. When you think about it, there aren’t that many telecommunications companies in Canada so the competition to get customers is much higher. When everything is run by 3 main corporations, it makes it harder to find alternatives to getting a phone plan that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. In this blog post, I’ve aimed to break some major phone companies and the way these phone plans are laid out. However, I’ve also explored other options that are beneficial and won’t leave you entirely broke.

 

In Canada, there are 3 main companies that offer phone plans for Canadians and include major corporations otherwise known as Rogers Wireless, Telus Mobility, and Bell Mobility. You

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