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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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iPhone 8 vs iPhone X

iPhone 8 vs iPhone X

iPhone8 and iPhone X are two of Apple’s interesting inventions. One noteworthy difference is the fact that iPhone X is 40% more expensive than iPhone 8. What are these new features that could justify the increased price? We’ll highlight a few in the paragraphs below. Though both devices have received positive and negative reviews in equal measure, it’s safe to say they bring some cool and practical features to the table. Let’s take a look.

 

Display

This is definitely a major selling point for the X. iPhone X comes with a larger display of 2436 x 1125 pixels (458 ppi) compared to iPhone 8’s display which is 1334 x 750 pixels (326 ppi). It’s worth noting that the high resolution and pixel density on iPhone X is the highest ever seen on

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iPhone 8 Review

iPhone 8 Review

In early September, Apple announced the release of iPhone 8. This device has attracted iPhone lovers due to its amazing screen display, battery life, and compact size. iPhone 8 is powered by a 2GB RAM. There are certain unique features that stand out about the iPhone 8. We’ll take a look at them below.

 

It’s super lightweight

iPhone 8 has a small, compact design and comes with a stunning aluminum frame with glass on the front and back. The smartphone is available in different colors including silver, space grey, and gold. The phone is quite small in size with dimensions 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm and weighs only 148 grams compared to the iPhone 8 plus which weighs 202 grams.

 

Better battery life

One of the unique features of the iPhone 8 is its

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Rumours and New Features

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Those who are feeling left out after hearing the news of the iPhone 8, then I’ve got news for you. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which is expected to be released sometime in August has been unveiled and it has plenty of features that will leave Android lovers breathless and anxious in anticipation.  If rumours are to be believed, then the device will be launching on August 23. Another thing to note (see what I did there?) will be the price point which much like its competitor, will be around the $1000 mark. Possible features per sources include things such as:

 

  • S Pen support
  • Fingerprint scanner embedded in the screen
  • Wireless charging support
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Available in a variety of colours including Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey and Deep Sea Blue

 

This new

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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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