Looking for an easy way to back up all the pictures on your smartphone? Google Photos automatically stores and organizes your images and videos for free, keeping your memories safe and sound. With Google Photos, you can back up unlimited photos and videos up to 16MP and 1080 HD. Once they’re uploaded, you can access them from any computer, tablet, or smartphone through the Google Photos app or photos.google.com. Even better, Google Photos continues [...]
Extended time at home during self-quarantine probably means extended time on your phone, too. If you feel like you or your kids need a break but struggle with the temptation to keep scrolling, there are features on your smartphone that can help. For Apple users, the Screen Time feature is built into the operating system. Just go to your Settings and click Screen Time. From there, you can see [...]
If you’ve been staying home during quarantine, it can be easy to lose track of time… and what day it is. There’s an easy solution right in the palm of your hand – your smartphone’s voice assistant! Siri and Google Assistant can help you stay organized and remember important tasks throughout your day. For iPhone users, just say “Hey Siri” followed by any task, appointment or reminder. Siri can also make phone calls, send [...]
Believe it or not, using your smartphone right before bed can affect how well you sleep. The blue light emitted from our smartphones, TVs and other handheld devices can suppress our natural melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Thankfully, most smartphones have a solution for this called Night Shift. The Night Shift setting automatically adjusts the colors in your screen’s display according to the time of day. Once the sun rises, your [...]
Taking the time to clean your smartphone and other devices is important now more than ever. Cleaning Screens & Surfaces Our phones travel with us everywhere, collecting germs of all kinds along the way. Luckily, there are plenty of safe and easy ways to properly clean your handheld tech and prevent the spread of germs. Here are some general rules of thumb: Only use a soft, lint-free cloth. Any other materials [...]
Have an old, unused smartphone sitting in a drawer somewhere? Instead of letting it collect dust, you may be able to trade it in for credit towards a new phone, tablet, and more, all thanks to the Cellular Sales Smartphone Trade-In program. Want to learn more? We’ve outlined all the details of the program, how it works, and how it can benefit you and your family. How Trade-In Works The Cellular Sales Smartphone [...]
Many states across the country have been keeping the roads safer by passing laws prohibiting cellphone use while driving. Even if your state doesn’t have a hands-free law in place, it’s good to get in the habit of putting the phone down when behind the wheel. Realistically, we know that’s easier said than done. That’s why we found some useful technology and accessories to help you stay in touch with your friends and family [...]
Learn how to back up your contacts, photos and more before you upgrade to the newest iPhone!