You’ve just purchased a new mobile phone or tablet, and being the conscientious person you are your first thoughts are to make sure you protect your device by buying a good screen protector and case for it.
You visit your favorite big box department store, and you start to gasp as you experience sticker shock; a screen protector costs $12 to $20 for a little piece of transparent film, and silicone cases for your phone range from $15 to $40!
As you leave shaking your head in disbelief, you mutter to yourself, “There’s got to be a better way...”
There is, and we’ll show you how you can save significant amounts of money on your mobile device accessories. More...
The latest flagship smartphone from Nokia was released recently and if a picture is worth a thousand words, there may be millions of them inside the Lumia 1020—it has a 41-megapixel camera.
This astonishing accomplishment is sure to draw in customers who are looking for the ultimate in a camera phone that will allow them to edit virtually any portion of an image in order to enlarge it, and still keep the quality up. But the big question is: Is it worth it?
We’ll go over the specs of this phone and see who may be interested in it. More...
Let’s face it, monthly wireless carrier bills can be a bit shocking. What you thought you were paying for is usually crammed with extra charges related to government fees, 911 fees, special taxes, and other tag-along costs not explained when you first signed up.
Added to this dilemma of expensive wireless bills is the two-year contract and mandatory data plans you must purchase with your cell phone. You may have paid “only” $200 for your Super Duper smartphone, but did you know that you’re really repaying the entire cost of it ($600-$700) over the life of your two-year contract and data plan?
There are certain reasons why it may be a good idea to switch over to a prepaid phone plan, and we’ll point out what they are, and who may benefit from them. More...
Urban legends have been around the Internet for decades and virtually every topic has been included in these tales. But some are so realistic that it is often hard to distinguish between what is fact and what is fiction.
Cell phones have been the object of some of these urban legends and interestingly enough, some of them are actually based upon truth.
Here are some of the most popular ones from around the Web; we’ll explore which ones are accurate and which ones are not.
Worldwide emergency number 112
According to this information, if you are in any part of the world and need emergency assistance, all you have to do is dial 112 from your cell phone. More...
In a perfect world no one would have to worry about viruses, Trojan Horses, worms, and other assorted nasties that slowdown or damage Android phones, but the reality of the matter is that these things are out there and are waiting for hapless victims to enter their snares.
The good news is that you can protect your Android devices from this malware by downloading one of many free anti-virus programs from various tech and download sites on the Internet.
We’ll go over two of the most popular anti-virus programs and show you what they can do to make your Android safer. More...
If you’re thinking about trading in your Samsung Galaxy phone to BuyMyTronics.com for cash, the first order of business that must be taken care of is identifying what sort of Galaxy phone you have.
The issue of identifying your phone becomes difficult because the regular phones and smartphones under the Galaxy class umbrella are numerous. If you've lost your phone manual and don't remember what sort of phone you have, identifying your phone can get a bit confusing.
But don't give up, we'll give a brief description of the various models and then give you the magic genie solution in answering the question: What kind of Samsung Galaxy phone do I have? More...
Let’s face it, at one time or another we’ve let our precious cell phones slip out of our hands. If we were lucky, it happened over a carpet, but it’s those other times when the floor beneath us was concrete or some other hard surface that presented problems. So the next logical step is to buy a protective phone case.
We’ll go over a few of the most popular types of cases and also give you our recommendation for the ones that actually work.
The different types
If you’ve ever shopped for a cell phone case at a wireless carrier store or online, you can be easily overwhelmed by the number of different cases that are available for sale. Which ones are good? Are expensive ones better? How about overseas products?
But before we go into the specifics of case manufacturers, let’s go over some of the different types of cases that are for sale out there. More...
In part one of SD memory cards: Tips, hints and why you need one, we went over the basics of SD cards regarding storage size, speed, which ones you can buy, and the different types of these great storage devices.
In part 2 we’ll give some insights on accessories for SD cards, what to avoid when buying one, how to spot fakes, and general advice on how to take care of them.
SD card adapters
While it isn’t obvious at first, an accessory named an SD card reader is an essential gadget if you want to move, store, and write data to and from your computer. These devices don’t cost much and the multi-readers are compatible with just about every type of SD card sold on the market. These card readers usually range in price from $4 and up. More...
Let’s face it, part of the enjoyment of owning a good mobile phone is using it to play games. You can grab a quick fun session while waiting for your boyfriend/girlfriend to finish shopping, while attending a boring lecture or the famous “checking email” maneuver when sitting in a lomg company meeting. Oh, you can play any other time too!
Our list will cover the most popular ones plus a few that you may or may not have heard of before, but as far as fun factor, they rank right up there with the biggies.
Any Rovio game
For newbies, the game developer Rovio doesn’t mean much, but to half a billion people around the globe, it means one thing: Angry Birds! These games are simple physics-based action puzzles featuring various birds with special powers.
They are launched from a slingshot and barrel into various obstacles in order to eliminate dastardly green piggies, free other birds or perform acrobatics in space. Various iterations of Angry Birds include the original title, Seasons, Rio, Space, Angry Birds Star Wars, and Angry Birds Friends.
Other fun titles from Rovio include Amazing Alex and Bad Piggies More...
Usually, this type of hype and excitement about the launch of a new smartphone is usually reserved for iPhones, but “the times are a-changin’” and HTC’s One has created a buzz that even Apple would be envious of.
T-Mobile announced today on its website that “the one you’ve been waiting for” is finally here. And that “one” is HTC’s One flagship smartphone. Preliminary reviews of this device have been very high, and users have been anxiously waiting for its arrival.
Even some who would never even consider purchasing an HTC phone are looking forward to getting their hands on one, and there are good reasons for this; the HTC One is a stunning looking smartphone that has features that will make any gadget fan happy. More...
When thinking about purchasing a new mobile phone, most people like to compare different models from all the manufacturers in order to gauge which ones are the best. Each company has a “flagship” phone or in other words, a device which represents the best it has to offer.
In this article we’ll present the flagship phones from some of the most popular companies in the industry and give a brief synopsis on each device.
Which one is the best out of all of them? For that answer, we’ll leave that up to you because everyone has different needs, tastes, and preferences. But what we can do is to showcase what’s out there so you can make the right choice. More...
Although it may seem odd to those who live and breathe cell phones, some people want simple mobile phones. Some scenarios include those who only need them to call for help in case of emergency, individuals who are baffled by high tech but like the idea of having a mobile phone, and for those who just want something simple and low cost.
But with current phones that sport quad and even eight core processors, it is increasingly difficult to find plain vanilla devices. But they are out there and we’ll list a few of them for those who want to get one for their mom, dad, aunt or uncle.
The flip phone (“Beam me up Scotty”) was the prevalent style only a few years ago, but has almost been totally replaced by iPhone-styled devices from virtually all cell phone manufacturers. Interestingly enough, many of the simple mobile phones available today incorporate the flip phone design—go figure. More...
As a company expands, its needs for cutting edge technology also grow, and the eventual phasing out of old electronics will eventually happen.
BuyMyTronics, part of the GameStop network, understands this and has just launched its Enterprise Buyback Program to address the issue of recycling old devices, which will help to cut down the e-stream, and also benefit businesses, both large and small, by recouping part of the purchase price of their decommissioned electronics.
The way it works
The lifeblood of any successful corporation is effective business communication. Employees use mobile phones, tablets, and laptops to process orders, contact clients, generate marketing campaigns, and a host of other essential functions important to the growth of a company. More...
Wireless retail stores can increase their point of sales revenue by implementing a new mobile web-based application, newly launched by BuyMyTronics--a part of the GameStop network, which can help sales reps to instantaneously quote current trade in values for used tablets or cell phones. The new service is called TIMS or Trade In Management System.
How it works
Customers who walk into wireless retail stores are often looking to purchase a new mobile phone. But what do they do with their old phones? This is where the genius of BuyMyTronics’ TIMS program enters the scene.
A sales rep can show customers what new mobile products may be a good fit for them, but now they can sweeten the deal by using the TIMS program to find out what sort of trade in value they can get for used phones or tablets. The TIMS app shows the cash value for thousands electronics, and displays the most current information with just a few clicks. More...
Since the iPhone first launched in 2007, the device has taken the world by storm and has been a consistent top seller in the smartphone industry. But in spite of the popularity of the iPhone throughout the years, Apple’s competitors have been constantly challenging the iPhone for market share.
We’ll go over some of these alternatives to the iPhone and give a quick overview of each one, their advantages, and who may want to purchase them.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Of all of Apple’s rivals, Samsung is the one company that gives Apple the most worries because of the South Korean smartphone manufacturer’s constant drive to overtake Apple as the world’s number one phone company.
For anyone looking for a solid performer in smartphones, the new upcoming Galaxy S4 is something to definitely look at, literally, because it sports a huge Super AMOLED 5-inch HD screen. The display has 16 million colors available at its beck and call, and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels for super sharp detail, color, and contrast.
If you are someone who wants to use a smartphone as a primary way to view video content, for playing video games or surfing the Internet, the Galaxy S4 fits the bill nicely. More...