Neglecting to clean your smartphone or tablet is a nasty tech habit to break this year. These gadgets have been proven to carry bacteria and germs. If there’s one new routine to create for yourself this Spring, it’s keeping these items shiny and clean. Your health will thank you. Here are some quick, easy-to-follow tips:
· As with cleaning any other gadget, when disinfecting a touch-screen smartphone, you don’t want to use any harsh chemicals or, evenworse, water. Using a tried and tested tech cleaner will ensure you won’t damage your phone’s sensitive bits. Use the a microfiber cloth, not apaper towel, to wipe the delicate surface.
· In a pinch and want to quickly rid your phone of dirty crevices and fingerprints? Use a piece of Scotch Tape to peel away dirt and rid your phone of fingerprints. Perfect for when you’re at the office (without a microfiber cloth).
· Give headphones or earbuds a quick refresh. Use a gentle cloth to wipe them down with a small amount of dishwashing detergent and water mixture. Careful not to leave soap residue on your earbuds,
So you upgraded your device and want to get the most out of it? Learn at your own pace with an interactive device simulator or online workshop! Get a visual walkthrough of advanced smartphone and tablet functions, including how to set up your email. There’s no narration, so take your time and become an expert on your device! Interactive “how to” simulators and online workshops are available for all Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets.
If you prefer an in-person experience, you can check out one of Verizon Wireless’s workshops for hands-on advice, with your new device and an in-house expert at one of our stores. Click here to find the location near you.
Make this Valentine’s Day extra special by giving the gift of connectivity through Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
Just in time for the lover’s holiday, Nokia is releasing the Lumia 822 in red online and in stores. Designed specifically for the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, the Lumia 822 pairs Nokia’s renowned hardware design with Microsoft’s new Windows Phone 8 operating system and includes Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia City Lens and Nokia Music.
The DROID RAZR M by Motorola will be available in Pink this Valentine’s Day. The bright new color and compact size is perfect for a loved one who wants to fit a 4G LTE phone into their skinny jeans. Despite the size, its fast dual-core processing, access to 4G LTE speeds and long battery life offer strong performance.
You can never go wrong with a tablet like the The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1). It is a versatile tablet perfect for both work and play. The 10.1–inch HD display shows images and documents with crystal–clear quality, while 4G LTE speeds let you stream video and browse the web quickly.
On Sept. 14, Facebook hit a milestone few other Internet properties have reached: the social media site passed one billion users. The company noted that 600 million are mobile users, proof that 2012 was a turning point in the movement to use mobile technology to access the Internet.
The accelerated adoption of smartphones and tablets contributed to the growth of mobile Internet usage. Mobile devices now account for 10 percent of global Internet traffic, doubling that of 2010. Nielsen reports that more than half of mobile subscribers own smartphones and nearly two-thirds of new phones purchased in between April and June 2012 were smartphones. More than half of all cell phones sold by Verizon Wireless were smartphones in the third quarter of 2012. Countries like India and China also saw smartphone adoption and mobile Internet usage skyrocket.
Smartphone and tablet growth can be linked to the growth of 4G LTE networks, which offer the data capacity, speeds and low latency that give users a Web browsing experience comparable to that of a computer. The growth in 4G LTE coverage also means Internet access in more places. Rural areas with limited broadband choices can now access the Web through services like HomeFusion Broadband and mobile hotspots.
As we reflect on the past year, one thing is certain – 2012 was the year of mobile Internet.
The below infographic shows some key findings from a recently conducted survey on what consumers’ shopping habits would be this holiday season. Do you think they were right?
Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics USA recently announced the Intuition
by LG, a next-generation device that offers the full functionality of a
smartphone and a tablet all in one slim, pocket friendly device. The
Intuition by LG, exclusively for Verizon Wireless, is available
online at www.verizonwireless.com starting today and will be in
Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Sept. 10 for $199.99
with a new two-year customer agreement.
The Intuition’s innovative design and features let customers record
their most creative ideas while also staying productive, all in one
device. Customers will also have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
network, which covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and
will soon be available in more than 400 markets nationwide.
Click though to lean about additional features.
A recent survey conducted by online shopping site Ebates finds that 43% of parents THINK their kids want new clothing this time of year.
Well, according to the survey: 1,100 of the 2208 kids polled (between the ages 8 to 18) indicated that technology was their top priority heading into the new school year. In fact, 42% said they’d specifically prefer a new smartphone, a laptop or even a tablet. Of those who were wishing for tech, it was the tweens (8-12) who yearned for the new gadgets more than the teens.
What gadgets are your kids looking forward to most for the new school year?
Don’t forget to research your options for parental controls to ensure safe and appropriate use. To learn more about VZW’s offerings including content filters, family locator and usage controls, click here
A recent report by Georgetown University found that 80 percent of senior citizen households surveyed have wireless service. Wireless sensors placed throughout a home can help an older person retain his or her independence, while easing the concerns of families and caregivers. The PERs+ solution from Healthsense uses sensors to detect whether doors are opened or closed or a toilet is flushed to provide information about the resident’s activity.