Lost and Found at The Olympics

 


Have you ever wondered what the Lost and Found room at The Olympic games looks like? Given that every nine minutes someone loses their phone, can you imagine how it sounds? With the mass crowds expected for The 2012 Olympic Games, those who are traveling to London should be sure to keep their mobile devices safe and secure. No matter how hard you try to keep track of your belongings, sometimes the inevitable happens; it’s important to protect your mobile devices from Loss and Theft with ProtectYourBubble.com’s mobile gadget insurance. Now, let the games begin!
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The Evolution of the Tablet

Since the first iPad was introduced in April of 2010, tablets have become stronger, faster and more technologically advanced. But, when Steve Jobs and Apple launched the first iPad, tablets were met with some skepticism because they were unfamiliar to consumers. In recent times, tablets have become “all the rage” with tech aficionados and consumers who are looking for a way to stay “connected” while traveling, shopping, working or at home. The iPad is the best way to take games, applications, and documents with you on the road which makes staying organized more convenient than ever. Fun, education and web surfing are just a touch screen away, and it is all thanks to the recent advent of tablets, namely the Apple iPad.

 

With the popularity of the first iPad, the iPad 2 was unveiled in March of 2011. The 10 hour battery life and price point were similar, but many features had improved. It was lighter than the first iPad, twice as fast, and there were new features including a front and back camera that worked with the advanced Face Time video calling capability. Sales were booming for the iPad 2 and Apple decided to discontinue the first iPad allowing only sales for the iPad 2 to grow.

 

In March 2012, Apple introduced the iPad 3. It was a more “beefed up version of the first two and took extreme to an entirely new level with a new dual core A5X processor and quad core graphics. This third generation iPad also featured retina display with 50 percent more pixels than any other tablets on the market.

 

The iPad in general has paved the way for tablets to gain popularity. They make life easier for consumers and have become a more essential, time-saving device that serves numerous uses and functions. Because tablets have become such an important integration into many consumers’ lives, Protect Your Bubble offers insurance plans that cover tablets, including the iPad.

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Etiquette for National Cell Phone Courtesy Month

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It seems like these days, there’s a “holiday” for everything…National Hot Dog Day, National Compliment the Mirror Day, etc. But one of these holidays is especially relevant: July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month.  And to celebrate, we have compiled a list of cell phone etiquette. As a public service, we encourage all to study and incorporate into your daily lives. Those around you will appreciate it (we promise).

 

1.   Loud Talkers: This social infraction seems quite common when people are talking on their cell phone. Cranking up the volume of your voice by about ten decimals can be irritating to those around you. Please, practice “voice immodulation” control and try and keep it down when you’re in the store, at your desk at work, or on public transportation.

 

2.   The PermaTexter:  Have you engaged in a conversation with someone while they were texting with someone else? That’s just plain rude, but it happens all the time. We realize that these days, our smartphones are our connection to family, friends and work, but you have to know where to draw the line. Unless it’s a true emergency, that text can wait. Embrace the fading art of face-to-face communication. And, please, folks DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE! 

 

3.   Cell Phone Separation Anxiety:  We’ve all experienced this. You leave your house, head down the road and suddenly you realize…you left your phone at home! Panic immediately ensues. Remember: Stay calm. Compose yourself. Take a deep breath. Go about your business and fetch your phone when time permits.

 

4.   Just Say No: Believe it or not, there are life situations in which you should not be on the phone. It’s important to know when to hang up and when to not answer your phone. Here are a few examples: doctor’s office, during a meeting, at the checkout counter, in the bathroom, on the treadmill, in the middle of dinner, and in the movie theater. Make wise choices.

 

5.   Bluetooth Bloopers: If you must talk carry on a discussion via Bluetooth headset, try to be courteous to those around you. It’s ok to make eye contact and point to your headset to ensure that those around you don’t mistakenly think your comments are directed at them. 

 

6.   Mundane “Muploads”: Social media mobile image uploads, or “muploads” are fun and many of us want to share what’s going on in our lives. However, it can be quite irritating to some folks when their Facebook or Twitter feeds seem to be crowded with images of food, people’s newly cleaned closet, the funny leaf they spotted while on a walk, etc. It’s important to be mindful and discriminate between the mundane and the amazing.

 

From all of us at Protect Your Bubble USA, we’d like to wish you a Happy Cell Phone Courtesy Month. Did we leave anything out? We’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment/tip below.

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What You Need to Know About the New Google Nexus 7 Tablet

It seems like every time you turn around these days, there’s a new tech product launching. How are you supposed to keep up with it all? I mean, who has time to read every review out there? Well, lucky for you we’ve done the research for you. We pulled multiple reviews together into one, quick overview for you. You’re welcome.

 

• Cost: $200 for 8GB, $250 for 16GB

 

• Overall Look and Feel: The Nexus is sleek and smooth, with a leathery back to keep it from slipping right out of your hands. It’s light as well, roughly half of the weight of the iPad, so it’s easy to tote around. The Google Nexus 7 LCD screen is…what else but…7-inches. The 1280×800 IPS touch screen is sans retina display, but we’re ok with that.

 

• Hardware and Functionality: This Android device is well-designed and comes with powerful hardware, thanks to Asus. The tablet responds smoothly to touch, even when scrolling, playing games and even HD movies, thus rivaling the iPad. The battery life is pretty good, coming in at about 7.5 hours (assuming you’re not streaming the full TOTR trilogy) under normal user scenarios.

 

• Other Perks and Notable Mentions: The tablet comes with voice- command search, has a 1.2-megapixel camera (front-facing only), and boasts the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean system. Overall, the device is very user-friendly.

 

After reading the Google Nexus 7 reviews and ratings, we feel that this is a great device for anyone looking for an affordable, quality tablet that can fit most purses, messenger bags, and even perhaps your pocket. Word on the street is that the Nexus 7 might just be the best tablet thus far. And, starting at $200 for the 8GB, it’s a great deal. Final thought: Don’t forget to insure it.

 

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Your Smartphone Can Save Your Life

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It’s no question that our phones and tablets mean more to us than a way to make a phone call. These devices have evolved so greatly into our lives and can now be used as a method of safety and survival. But, just how “smart” is that smart phone of yours?

 

There are a number of apps designed to keep consumers aware and safe in the event of inclement weather, including The Weather Channel app which sends severe weather alerts, and WeatherSentry’s® Telvent which provides updates on anything from lightening safety to snow storm warnings.

 

Take for example, the relentless wildfires that have ravaged through Colorado’s Waldo Canyon. According to Denverpost.com, the blaze has scorched 347 homes and nearly 20,000 acres just outside of Colorado Springs. The destruction of this fire is a sad reality for many Americans. But, two Colorado Springs residents (in their early 20s) of Waldo Canyon refused to sit back and watch… they took action to communicate with neighbors through a medium almost all of us have access to: the smart phone.

 

Robbie Trencheny and Scott Siebold created a mobile app called Waldo Canyon Fire Tracker, which kept the community informed with real-time updates on the wildfire and its path. According to them, the app only took 45 minutes to create, and many depended on the app to stay ahead of the fires.

 

When it comes to our phones, we depend on the device not only to be our connection to family, friends and business, but thanks to technology, it’s become our “life jacket” for dealing with the world around us. When you look at it that way, it’s only natural to want to keep these devices protected.

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