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Holiday Shopping Tips: getting ready for the rush!

Holiday Shopping Tips: getting ready for the rush!

Especially with Cyber Monday just around the corner too!

It’s that time of the season again folks for all the big sales and discounts! Are you geared up for the rush? Don’t worry, we’ve got tips here that can help you out!

 

1. Have your Christmas Shopping list ready before Cyber Monday arrives

  • Writing one now might be a good idea. So as soon as all the deals come rolling around, you already know what to buy to score great deals too!

2. Sign up as early as now to newsletters

  • Some companies give out exclusive deals to their mailing list (maybe like us 😉 ) that you might miss out on!

3. If shopping online: keep website open in multiple devices.

  • With lots of people browsing for deals, websites crashing may happen. But there’s a possibility it’s still available on other devices like on mobile or tablet.

4. Another online shopping tip: check online shops at different times

Tech Armor Amazon Storefront

Tech Armor Amazon Storefront

5. If you’re planning to go to the stores: compare prices to get the best deals

  • With several deals trying to get your attention and maybe a hundred people making things crazier in the mall, best to know where to go.

6. One more for store buying: call for availability of the item you want

  • Probably the last thing everyone wants is staring at empty shelves of what you were planning to buy. Some may even let you reserve the item.

7. Prioritize protecting your identity

  • Keep track of all your expenses anywhere and everywhere you go while shopping. Keep watch on any fraudulent charges or even identity theft. (A Privacy screen protector will help you out here)

8. Also, pay with a credit card

  • Should someone steal your credit card info and use it, you’d have zero liability on those charges… check the terms and conditions with your cardholder to keep you protected!

9. A little heads up for the Tech fans: this might be a great time to buy an iPhone or TV!

10. Track and save order confirmations

  • Save it online and offline if you can! It can help you track down with your expenses (especially when your credit card bill knocks on your door) plus for exchange purposes too.

 

There you have it! We hope all this info help you out at one of the busiest times of the year!

 

As always, Tech Armor will always have your back! Plus make sure your trusty sidekick for the holidays (aka your phone) is armed and ready!

BOOM! A few levels of stress removed from an otherwise crazy, stressful event! Always get the latest from Tech Armor! Join our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+ accounts to stay in the know! Join the TA Nation too!

 

Sources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/15/smarter-living/black-friday-cyber-monday-shopping.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38090240

http://www.lifehack.org/504558/5-last-minute-holiday-shopping-tips-beat-the-holiday-rush

https://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-traditions/holidays-christmas/5-early-holiday-shopping-tips2.htm

http://www.bestproducts.com/lifestyle/a118/shopping-tips-black-friday-and-cyber-monday/

http://freefrombroke.com/tips-shopping-black-friday-cyber-monday/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-friday-tips_us_5a0e2382e4b045cf43707caa

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/black-friday/0/13-black-friday-shopping-hacks-how-to-shop-online-like-a-pro/

https://www.bbb.org/northern-alabama/news-events/news-releases/2017/11/tips-to-consider-before-shopping-on-black-friday-and-cyber-monday/

https://www.moneycrashers.com/cyber-monday-shopping-tips/

Google Launch 2017: New Google Pixel 2 phones and more!

Google Launch 2017: New Google Pixel 2 phones and more!

They had a lot under their sleeve to reveal! 😉

Google did not hold back with all the announcements it had October 4 at the San Francisco Jazz Center! After lots of leaks and speculations, they finally launched the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL! And there’s even more new tech you might wanna check out.

First up: the new Google Phones!

One of the immediate differences is seen in the screen structure:

 

  • The Google Pixel 2 has a 5.0-inch OLED display and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • The Pixel 2 XL has 6.0-inch P-OLED display with a 18:9 aspect ratio. The larger phone ironically has slimmer bezels around the screen compared to its small counterpart.

 

The Pixel 2 also is powered a 2,700 mAh battery, while the Pixel 2 XL boasts a 3,520 mAh cell. The available colors for the Pixel 2 are Just Black, Clearly White, Kinda Blue and Black and White (the Pixel 2 XL is only Just Black and Black and White).

 

While most of the interior specs are the same for both phones. Some of which are:

The devices are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of Ram and the latest version of Android Oreo out of the box. They’re also DayDream/augmented reality Ready. You can also choose from either 64GB or 128GB of storage.

 

Sadly, no headphone jacks on this one folks. You’d have to choose between listening to music or charging the phone.

 

The bright side is the Google Pixel camera continues to be on top of the DxOMark scoring a 98, beating current Apple and Samsung flagships both scoring a 94. One of the newest features you can check out is squeezing the sides of the device to launch Google Assistant. The phone will also come with the Quick Switch Adapter to make transferring data easier from your old phone to your chosen Pixel 2. Oh and this is how they showed it in the event:

Pretty interesting, right? 😉

 

What else did Google announce?

 

Google announced a whole lot in its conference! Several of the other announcements are:

  • Google Pixelbook as a “four in one convertible”
  • Pixelbook Pen to complement the new Pixelbook
  • Google Home Max, the tech-giant’s answer to Apple’s Homepod,
  • Google Home Mini, smaller/donut-sized version of the Max
  • DayDream VR headset
  • Google Pixel Buds (notable feature is its live translation)
  • Google Clips

Awesome! But how much for the new Pixel phones again?

 

The price for the Pixel 2 starts at $649 while for the Pixel 2 XL starts at $849.

 

Almost $1,000?! That price is no joke.

 

Unfortunately, there seems to be no stopping the rising price for any new phone on the market! 🙁 Tech Armor totally understands how investing on a great phone is important nowadays. And just how much it can give a dent to your wallet.

 

That’s why we make sure that you get premium quality phone accessories at a fraction of your device’s price. A clear win-win! 😉

 

We are definitely protecting the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL! Stay tuned as we give more updates on our upcoming screen protectors for it!

 

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Sources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YGoxbeSzLc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D89C8T9yKpM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cjVj1ZyzyE&list=PLnKtcw5mIGUR9dJlAz281LouhEEjfFTWH

https://store.google.com/us/?hl=en-US

http://www.androidauthority.com/google-pixel-2-xl-804237/

https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/04/made-by-google-pixel-pixel-xl/

https://gizmodo.com/pixel-2-what-you-need-to-know-about-googles-new-top-an-1819121718

https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/4/16405192/new-google-pixel-2-xl-phone-photos-video-hands-on

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/heres-everything-google-announced-today/slide/1/

http://www.androidauthority.com/google-pixel-2-best-smartphone-camera-dxomark-804794/

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/heres-everything-google-announced-today/slide/1/

 

iPhone 8 / 8 Plus: Reviews are in!

iPhone 8 / 8 Plus: Reviews are in!

We look at the reviews and even drop tests on the new iPhones!

It’s been just a couple weeks since the release and lots of reviews for the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are out! Are you planning on getting one or waiting for the iPhone X ? We’ve got an overview of info to help you get started!

What’s great with the 8?

One of the immediately noticeable things is it’s cleaner looking thanks to a glass cover in the front and over the back – giving it a premium glossy look.

That’s about it for the exterior… the rest of the upgrades are mostly found internally. The iPhone 8 contains tweaks and improvements from the iPhone 7 and making it future proof. Same with the iPhone 8 Plus.

Trusted Reviews also comments how powerful the A11 Bionic chip is, which is more powerful than the current Qualcomm high-end Snapdragon chips out there. This is found both in the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, positively affecting its performances.

Another awesome perk you get from both phones is found in the camera. Wired.com reviews that the new camera and chip combined made everything faster and more efficientIf you go for the iPhone 8 Plus, it boasts Portrait Lighting, so your photos are on point!

Both devices are also going big with Augmented Reality combined with iOS 11. But with PC Mag’s experience, better to go with the iPhone 8 Plus for this perk. Overall, this is a safe choice as it’s familiar compared to the upcoming iPhone X.

What’s not to like in these devices?

Most people agree that both phones look quite old fashioned especially since the design has been used for too long (4 generations already). This might be a deal breaker for some people.

Having glass in front and at the back has major cons too. TechAdvisor says it will probably slowly slide off if placed in an uneven surface. While Wired also reviews that just after few days use they already saw a few scratches while using it without any case or such. (Side note: who DOESN’T put a case on their phones these days???)

 

Drop tests on iPhone 8  and iPhone 8 Plus show in one way or another, the glass material (either front or back…or both really) may crack if the devices fall.

Both phones still do not have the headphone jack and both are considered expensive. The starting price is $699 for the iPhone 8 and $799 for the iPhone 8 Plus.

Speaking of expensive, the glass back is also more expensive to replace than the front one.

 

Sold with getting either of these devices? But those drop tests though…

 

It’s all cool as we’ve got your back! 😉 Our screen protectors and cases are good to go for either phone so you’ve got nothing to worry about. We’ve even been featured as one of the best screen protectors for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus! And also on 9to5toysGlass backs may be back on the iPhone but it never the cracks with Tech Armor! 😉

 

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Sources:

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/19/16323570/apple-new-iphone-8-review-plus-2017

http://sea.pcmag.com/apple-iphone-8-plus/17430/review/apple-iphone-8-plus

https://www.wired.com/2017/09/review-apple-iphone-8-and-8-plus/

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/09/30/iphone-8-review

https://www.stuff.tv/apple/iphone-8/review

http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/iphone-8-battery-life-and-verdict

http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/iphone-8-plus

https://www.cnet.com/products/apple-iphone-8-review/

http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/iphones/iphone-8-review-3664716/

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/02/iphone-8-plus-review-big-phablet-camera-battery-life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-Eg7US-G8s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wApMyDq9zE

https://www.imore.com/eight-great-iphone-8-plus-screen-protectors#tech

https://9to5toys.com/2017/09/25/glass-screen-protectors-iphone-8/

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/best-iphone-8-screen-protectors/

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/22/iphone-8-glass-back-costs-more-to-repair/

 

Fitbit Charge 2: great buy?

Fitbit Charge 2: great buy?

Best way to shoot for a healthier lifestyle?

With the rise of awesome smartphones, comes the cool wearables and smartwatches too. One of the greatest pros of having one is the health benefits it can give. Did the Fitbit Charge 2 catch your attention? Looking to get yours? Get more info below!

Pros

It’s definitely considered as an upgrade from its predecessor. The display is four times larger, which is a huge plus— you get to see more info in just one glance. You can also customize the comfier rubber straps from the following styles: Classic, Luxe leather and their Special Editions. Making it more fashionable.

And choose from 3 sizes: small, large and XL.

The device can also automatically track if you’re exercising so you’ll continue to be in the zone.

One great highlight for the Fitbit Charge 2 is the PurePulse Heart Rate tracking technology without having to wear a chest strap. US Consumer Reports backed up the device’s reasonable level of heart-rate accuracy.

 

While a great firstthe Guided Breathing feature helps improve your condition—releasing stress or for cooling down.

Another awesome new feature is the VO2 Max that measures your heart rate based on your age and gender.

All standard fitness tracking data are also present and considered correct in the app. The app is also in easy to read format. Overall a solid successor fitness tracker.

Cons

It’s water resistant but not waterproof folks. It’s not also recommended by Fitbit to use while in the shower.

Interacting with the OLED display may also mean jabbing or poking it since it uses the accelerometer to tell when you’re hitting it since it’s not touch screen.  

 

How much is it?

 

The price starts at $149.95, so are you totally sold on buying one? Great! With that bigger screen comes greater responsibility to protect it – with the poking included too. Good thing Tech Armor has your back! 😉 We’ve got the HD Clear Screen Protector in 2-pack! You could probably use the other one as spare or share with a fellow-Fitbit Charge 2 user!

 

Speaking of fitness, make sure to get moving too! Achieve a lifetime of movement with our friends from Motus EdgeStretch and warm-up with their Resistance Bands, while giving yourself extra protection with their Compression Sleeves!  

Decided to try Crossfit? They got a Starter Kit for that!

 

As always, Tech Armor has you covered! 😉

 

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Source:

https://www.fitbit.com/charge2

http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/fitbit-charge-2

https://www.wareable.com/fitbit/fitbit-charge-2-review

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/fitbit-charge-2-review

http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/activity-trackers/fitbit-charge-2-review-3645665/

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/pictures/1405182/fitbit-charge-2-review-the-best-130-fitness-wearable#6

https://www.fitbit.com/shop/charge2

https://www.engadget.com/products/fitbit/charge/2/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg1CWvbA2Uo

OnePlus 5: worth buying?

OnePlus 5: worth buying?

Could this be your new phone?

Still checking the phone market to see which would be the best for you? If you’re not onboard with the latest Apple phones, then the OnePlus 5 might just be the one! We’ve got some reviews and info that might help you out!

Pros?

The OnePlus 5 is one speedy and minimalist phone. Jumping in and out of apps are lightning quick and efficient. It’s considered as the fastest phone this reviewer used. The company did not hold back as the phone is powered with the latest Snapdragon 835. Plus with the Ardeno 540 GPU for a great gaming experience.

Old-fashioned but not your typical 1080p 5.5-inch AMOLED panel with 16:9 resolution. It has vibrant colors and can get very bright that you can check your phone even under the sunlight.

It’s a first for the company to manufacture a phone that’s rocking the dual-lens camera. The main camera is 16MP with super-wide aperture of f/1.7. The other is the 20MP telephoto lens with aperture of f/2.6. These cameras are especially useful for Portrait Mode and shooting faraway subjects.

For gamers, the Gaming Do Not Disturb mode would be a great plus where you can turn off all notifications while playing. For everyone who’s missing the 3.5mm headphone jack on recent iPhones… this one has it!

While its Oxygen OS has lots of customizable perks like the notification shade easily customizable.

Cons?

No folks this phone is still not waterproof like other phones today. So best to keep it away from bodies of water.

The OnePlus 5 also has no expandable memory. So you might have to make a second check on which you’d choose: the 64GB or 128GB storage?

Hardware (and partly software) might kind of be reminiscent of other phones like Apple and Oppo, if this can be a deal breaker for you.

The price may be neutral ground starting at $479, which is still quite cheaper than Apple’s iPhones or Samsung’s Galaxy 8/8Plus or Note 8. Not a bad phone…for that price too! Looking to purchase one? Before it runs out in the wild, it”s best to keep the screen safe from drops and scratches!

Tech Armor has you covered with our Edge-to-Edge glass Ballistic Glass Screen Protector! 😉

And if you’re always on the go, we’ve got Universal Car Mounts and our Bike Mount to help you out!

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Sources:

https://oneplus.net/5

http://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/oneplus-5-battery-life-and-verdict-page-4

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/oneplus-5/3

http://www.androidauthority.com/oneplus-5-review-780620/#performance

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/oneplus/oneplus-5

https://www.cnet.com/products/oneplus-5-review/

http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/high-end-smartphones/oneplus-5-review-3660282/

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/20/15820802/oneplus-5-review-one-plus-phone

https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/20/oneplus-5-review/#/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=995M3VOGhYs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w5B1Ne-fy4

Road Trip Essentials

Here are some must haves for that stress free and fun road trip!

Whether it’s one last hurrah before going back to school or you and your friends and family just want to hit the road, it’s always better to be prepared for any kind of scenario!

Here’s a checklist of what to bring during a road trip!

Car concerns:

Basic need for your overall use:

(folks, you can never go wrong with food! Preferably the healthy options especially if you have kids on the trip)

  • Water

(staying hydrated is important especially for the driver)

  • Spare Money

(spare change can be a big help in toll fees!)

(safety should always be a priority)

  • Umbrella

(for when the sun’s just too strong)

  • Sunscreen

(so no worries about those painful sunburns!)

(specifically for the driver to fight against the sun’s glare!)

  • Toiletries
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lip balm
  • Mini hairbrush

Must haves for your gadgets and devices (here Tech Armor can definitely help out!):

(so no getting lost in the middle of nowhere!)

(phone gets to stay in place plus using the navigation apps just got easier!)

(in this case the driver and the one who called shotgun gets to charge their devices!)

(Device use may be at all time high! Plus with the selfies and all 😉 )

(Germs and adventure are never a match!)

 

There you have it folks! Do you have some Road Trip Essentials or tips you want to add? Share them with us!

 

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Sources:

http://www.vogue.com/article/car-road-trip-essentials

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/travel-products/g453/road-trip-essentials/?thumbnails&slide=21

https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/What-Bring-Road-Trip-24646529?stream_view=1#photo-24647224

http://www.businessinsider.com/road-trip-essentials-amazon-2017/#reading-material-1

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/news/g677/10-essentials-for-the-perfect-road-trip/?slide=13&thumbnails=

http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/destinations/road-trips/10-essentials-to-bring-on-a-road-trip8.htm

https://ordinarytraveler.com/road-trip-packing-guide

http://www.rd.com/advice/travel/going-on-a-road-trip-remember-to-pack-these/

iPhone 8: Breakthrough leaks?

Special thanks go directly to Apple for this latest iPhone 8 rumor! 😉

Bad news is someone or maybe a whole team in Apple is in hot water after the web exploded with the leaks coming from themGood news is: we benefit from confirmed information! Read on to learn more. 😉

Apple leaked iPhone 8 data?

Well, Apple pushed out the firmware for the $349 HomePod surprisingly way ahead of its release in December. (Fun fact: it’ll run on iOS 11.0.2, currently two patches ahead of what’s available for the public.)

So far 2 developers took the opportunity to check out the code. Little did they know, they’ll be discovering gold nuggets on the iPhone 8.

What did they discover? “Pearl and D22”

Face Recognition may certainly be a go for the iPhone 8. Steve Troughton-Smith discovered code name “Pearl” along with the lines of: BKFaceDetectOperation, settooCloseToCamera and setTooFarFromCamera to name a few. With all of the rumored trouble Apple was having with integrating Touch ID into the iPhone 8 screen, it appears that face recognition will take its place.

He also found mentions it’ll be using infrared camera which is more user friendly since it works well in low-light situations, compared to ones used in Galaxy S8 and likes.

While Guilherme Rambo found code name “D22” and rendered the phone icon available for it:

Looks pretty familiar right? 😉

 

No new leaks on the price?

Unfortunately, none coming from the horse’s mouth on that, although rumors are still at $1,000 to $1,400.

No going back with the $1,000 price range?

Seems that way folks. But look at the bright side! Tech Armor promises to keep your huge device investments safe from drops and scratches!

We’re currently testing and perfecting our Screen Protector line for this upcoming device. So by the time you get Apple’s new flagship phone, you can immediately arm it with us!

We’ll have an awesome case too so you definitely get the best from signature Tech Armor Protection! 😉

Will you be needing additional accessories for your phone? We’ve got just what you need 😉 We’ve got cables for at home and on the go needs and awesome ActivePower Power banks when you’re always moving about!

Always on the road? Our car chargers and car mounts would be perfect for you!

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Source:

https://twitter.com/stroughtonsmith/status/891841607728844801

https://twitter.com/_inside/status/891841836754644992

http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/07/iphone-8-rumors-apple-accidentally-reveals-iphone-8.html

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/31/homepod-firmware-reveals-iphone-8-design-and-facial-recognition/

http://time.com/4880432/iphone-8-rumors-release/

https://www.wired.com/story/iphone-8-leak/

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/07/30/homepod-firmware-face-detection/

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/7/30/16067172/next-iphone-screen-design-face-unlock-confirmed-homepod-firmware

https://www.macrumors.com/2017/07/29/homepod-firmware-details-apple-smart-speaker/

LG G6 or LG G6+: which is the one for you?

LG released a G6+ version too! Is it the one for you?

LG G6 is one of the first flagship phones released this 2017. And now just months after, we have the LG G6+!

Now deciding which to get? Let Tech Armor help you out! Read on to know more! 😉

What’s on LG G6 again?

Let’s take a recap on LG’s 2017 flagship phone.

The device was revealed in this year’s Mobile World Congress. It attracted a lot with the less-bezel screen sporting a 18:9 aspect ratio—a first for a smartphone. It also has a Quad HD+ display with a 2,880 x 1,400 resolution. And powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor.

Another notable feature is that LG went back to basics compared to its riskier predecessor. It exhibits a simple unibody metal design— which means we had to say goodbye to the removable battery. Oh, and the phone supports Netflix HDR too.

Other specs include 3,300 mAh non removable battery and Full Vision Display.

How will the LG G6 Plus (LG G6+) be different?

Off the bat, one of the popular said upgrades in the new device is the 128GB storage compared to the 32GB in the LG G6.  Also, folks will get to enjoy hi-res audio as LG included a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC headphone port.

Plus you’ll have more color options: Optical Astro Black, Marine Blue and Terra Gold. These color options will have a lenticular film on the back of the phone for an optical effect. But other than that, hardware specs is still quite the same with the LG G6: the 5.7-inch QHD display with rounded corners, the Snapdragon 821 processor and the 3,300 mAh battery.

Next 2 questions you might have in mind are: when will it be available and for how much?

Rumored price for the LG G6 Plus so far is around $890. And still no word/rumors when the phone will be globally available.

Now here’s a quick rundown of the specs for both:

Hold on. There’s more! Both the LG G6 and the LG G6+ versions will be getting:

  • “Face Print” Software where you can unlock your phone using facial recognition
  • “Low Power Consumption” to help manage the 3300mAh power
  • “Covered Lens Warning” so you’ll know if you’re blocking the dual lens camera

Seems like both are sweet phones!

They sure are! Here at Tech Armor, we want to make sure that all your gadgets are safe for any kind of scenario! The great news is we’ve got the LG G6 covered too! 😉 Since the screen size/shape didn’t change from the original LG G6 model, our current Ballistic Glass Screen Protector fits both models!

Our flagship screen, the Ballistic Glass Screen Protector will secure your screen from drops and scratches! And if 3,300mAh power, even with the Low Power Consumption software, is not enough for you… our ActivePower Power banks should do the trick!

Not a fan of germs on your device? We’ve got cleaning kits for you too!

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Sources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u5JQRQibBw

http://www.lgnewsroom.com/2017/04/lg-g6-official-product-video-2/

http://www.lgnewsroom.com/2017/06/lg-expands-capabilities-of-g6-with-enhanced-features-and-new-plus-version-2/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/lg-g6-price-release-date-9920322

http://www.androidauthority.com/lg-g6-review-752130/

https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/10/netflix-hdr-arrives-on-android-but-only-for-the-lg-g6/

http://www.lg.com/us/mobile-phones/g6#specs

http://www.techradar.com/news/lg-g6-plus-launched-with-128gb-of-storage-and-hi-res-audio

http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/android-smartphones/lg-g6-vs-lg-g6-plus-3660348/

https://www.technobuffalo.com/2017/06/20/lg-g6-plus-features/

http://www.androidauthority.com/meet-lg-g6-plus-specs-price-release-date-780522/

https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/lg-g6-pro-plus-news/

http://mashable.com/2017/06/19/lg-g6-plus/#IU95jtHqe5q8

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/lg-g6-plus-specs-price,news-25338.html

https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/19/lgs-enhanced-g6-has-more-storage-and-premium-sound/

 

Your Phone is FILTHY! How to Properly Clean Your Smartphone

Even if your phone looks clean, trust us, it’s NOT. Read below to learn more about the dangers that lie on your device and how to keep a clean phone screen.

In the last decade alone, thanks to a vast increase in mobile data speed and availability coupled with an explosion of apps and programs, the smartphone has evolved beyond simple conversation and web browsing. Our business and personal culture has shifted into a multi-task environment with the smartphone at its core. From work emails to social media and online shopping, the need to be connected has vaulted the smartphone to a digital personal assistant- one that is accessed thousands of times daily.

One study suggests that we touch our phones 2600+ times per day, while another has this number MUCH higher at 5400. Either way you slice it, anywhere we go, the phone is not far away. Every new location and each of the thousands of daily touches add another opportunity to increase the amount of bacteria and germs on your phone. It is no surprise that research indicates our phone screens are 10x dirtier than a toilet seat. So, how can we change/reduce this?

Limit the germs on your phone

  • Maintain a clean environment for your phone at home by regularly cleaning your counters/tables/surfaces with antibacterial cleaner. If your phone is constantly tossed into a purse or bag, make sure the interior is emptied weekly, quickly sprayed with Lysol (or equivalent) and wiped down.
  • Avoid using your phone in the bathroom and don’t place it on a sink or other bathroom surface while you’re in there. 
  • It sounds obvious to wash your hands regularly, but honestly how often do we really wash our hands unless we need to? By sticking to a regular schedule of hand-washing throughout the day, you can reduce the amount of germs you transmit to your phone.
  • Absolutely clean your phone regularly, especially after letting your children use it. A wet tissue or towel is a good start, but using a formulated solution or wet wipe is best. The Tech Armor Cleaning Kit provides a variety of tools to make sure you keep your phone cleaned at home and on the go.

Limit the exposure to your phone

Anytime you touch your phone, whether to your face (while talking) or simply touching the screen, you are allowing germs and bacteria to access your system. However, recent technology makes it possible for us to access and use our devices with limited tactile input. 

Unlocking your phone

Obviously it’s important to keep your phone locked to keep sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. However, each time you unlock it with a long, complicated code you pick up the germs on its surface. Using Face Unlock on certain Android phones or Iris scanner on the new Samsung Galaxy S8 will eliminate this exchange. Even Touch ID on Apple iPhones/iPads reduce the contact to one, simple touch.

Talking/texting on your phone

Using headphones or a bluetooth headset to talk on your phone will eliminate direct exposure to your face, while the latest voice recognition apps can easily create texts/emails with limited touches.

Digital Assistants

Using inherent software like Siri on the Apple iPhone or the newly-launched Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S8, we can also access a wealth of information without a single touch.

More about the Tech Armor Complete Cleaning Kit

The Tech Armor Cleaning Kit uses TechClean Purify Go products for maximum care of laptops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices! The Purify Go formula cleans your screen, while providing a lasting, clear coat finish that makes your device screen smoother to the touch.

Both Alcohol and Ammonia Free, our formula is safe for all high-tech device screens and works with all Tech Armor Screen Protectors. TechClean Device Cleaning Wipes are pre-moistened tissues designed for people on the go. The Tech Armor Cleaning Kit washes away harmful germs and bacteria to keep your devices as safe as possible. In addition to keeping your personal phone germ-free, this kit is excellent for:

  • Children’s tablets / readers
  • Portable gaming devices (like the new Nintendo Switch)
  • Laptop screens, keyboards and trackpads
  • and MANY more!

Grab Yours TODAY!

WWDC 2017: New Apple releases!

WWDC 2017: New Apple releases!

All Apple lovers and fans are in for a treat! 

The California tech-giant made waves for its 6 major announcements in the WWDC. We’ve got them all covered here! Read on for the rundown!

New Devices

New Tablets

Say hello to iPad Pro 10.5-inch! The previous rumors were quite right on the screen and tablet size. Screen size is 20% larger with less bezels. Plus the tablet has a new feature called ProMotion which can double refresh rate up to 120 Hz.

For those who love the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, don’t worry it  was not left behind. They also gave updated internal specs which makes it on  par with the 10.5-inch. The best news: you can already order both today.

New MacBook Pro and MacBook specs

All MacBooks are getting a refresh by upgrading the entire line to the Kaby Lake or 7th-gen Intel Core plus up to 50% faster SSDs. They’re all available for purchase today!

New iMac and iMac Pro

 

It’s desktops also finally got an upgrade since October 2015. The whole iMac line will be upgrading to the 7th-gen Intel Core and adding 2 USB-C Connectors which supports ThunderBolt 3 to name a few.

Apple showed they didn’t forget about their Pro users with the iMac Pro. Safe to say an intense upgrade was done on this machine. Price is at $4,999 and will ship on December.

HomePod

Everyone was in for a treat with the newest device from Apple: the HomePod. It’s competing with the Amazon Echo but has stronger privacy protection claimed by Apple. It will be available in two colors: White and Grey. It will start shipping in the US this December.

Other updates

iOS 11

By Fall this year, Apple will be releasing iOS 11 across iPhones and iPads as a free upgrade! There are several new features but the iPads will have the most perks.

High Sierra

The iMac will also have an upgrade with the High Sierra. One new feature is the Top Hits in Mail, which puts most relevant emails on top of the list. Another is being able to add tables to Notes.

watchOS

Apple Watch users are also in for a treat with the announcement of the watchOS. Free upgrade will be given for all this coming Fall.

So many new (and expensive) gadgets….

We at Tech Armor totally understand where you’re coming from on that. So we’ll make sure that your devices are always good to go and ready for any kind of scenario!

Still thinking which of the new iPad Pro to get? Whichever you choose, we’ve got screen protectors for you!

Planning to buy one of the refreshed Macbook Pros? Keep your data safe with our easy to install privacy screen protectors! 😉

Need spare cables to connect your gadgets with? Not to worry, we got those for you too!

Definitely no time for scratches  Take your pick between our Ballistic Glass and High Definition Screen Protectors!

Want to be in the know? Check out Tech Armor’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ for updates! Why not be part of the TA Nation too? 😉

 

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