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CS Tech Tip: How to Prevent Your Smartphone From Overheating

If you’ve ever gotten that dreaded error message – “Your phone must cool down before you can use it” – you know how nerve-wracking an overheating smartphone can be. Though it’s usually just a temporary inconvenience, consistent exposure to higher temperatures can degrade your phone battery over time, making it harder to hold a charge and sometimes preventing it from turning on at all.   Our tech can overheat for a number of reasons, from [...]

2020-08-13T19:32:31+00:00August 13th, 2020|Blog, CS Tech Tips, How-Tos, Tips and Tricks|

CS Tech Tip: How to Take Photos of Fireworks

Taking clear and crisp photos of fireworks can be tricky, but these tips can help.   Stabilize Your Device Whether you’re using a smartphone or tablet, make sure your device is as still as possible. This will prevent your photos from being blurry or out of focus. There are plenty of affordable tools that can help with this, like tripods, camera stabilizers, and gimbals.     Lower the Exposure Since fireworks are very bright, they [...]

How To Shoot Crisp and Clear Videos on Your Smartphone

No matter what memories you’re making today, capturing them in great quality is important. Check out these helpful hints that will amp up your smartphone videography skills and make life’s moment even more memorable.   First, Clean Your Lens Using some TechTonic Screen Cleaner or Multipurpose Soapy Wipes, make sure your smartphone screen and lenses are clear of dirt and debris.   Keep it Steady Smartphones have a plethora of built-in video enhancement settings you [...]

2020-06-17T20:45:39+00:00June 17th, 2020|Blog, How-Tos, Photography, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized|

How to Back Up Your Pictures for Free with Google Photos

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 images 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 [...]

2020-08-04T13:40:20+00:00May 12th, 2020|Blog, How-Tos|

How to Monitor Screen Time For You & Your Family

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 [...]

2020-06-03T16:39:18+00:00April 27th, 2020|Blog, Family, How-Tos|

Staying Organized Using Your Smartphone’s Voice Assistant

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 [...]

2020-06-03T16:39:20+00:00April 24th, 2020|Blog, How-Tos|

CS Tech Tip: How to Use Night Shift

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 [...]

2020-07-06T18:58:17+00:00April 6th, 2020|Blog, CS Tech Tips, How-Tos, Tips and Tricks|

Cleaning Your Smartphone, Inside and Out

Updated August 5, 2020   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, [...]

How to Trade In Your Old Devices

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 [...]

2020-05-26T17:16:34+00:00December 31st, 2019|How-Tos, Tips and Tricks|

How to Stay Hands-Free on the Road

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 [...]

2020-05-26T17:17:26+00:00September 18th, 2019|Blog, How-Tos, Lifestyle, Tips and Tricks, Travel|
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