3 Features of Upcoming Smartphones That Will Help Prevent Damage and Theft

Ever since the first iPhone was plucked from its Apple packaging and shown to the world, theft and damage have been a constant concern for the smartphone industry. In a few short years these pocket-sized computers have undergone massive structural and usability changes, constantly in pursuit of the evolutionarily perfect gadget: a smartphone that is both indestructible and theft-proof. While we’re still quite a way from that particular dream, here are 3 features of soon-to-be-released smartphones that are getting us closer to our goal:

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The Top 10 Rental Car Tips That Will Save You Money For Your Next Trip

Renting a vehicle can be a trying experience for those who are not very familiar with the process. However, even those who have rented vehicles before may not be aware of all the options that exist. What follows are 10 simple rental car tips to help you rent the right vehicle at the right price for your needs.

 

1) Expand Your Search Beyond Recognizable Brand Names

While we are all familiar with rental agencies such as Hertz or Avis, there are many independent agencies that have just as sterling reputation but charge less for renting their vehicles. You can start your search at websites such as CarRentals.com for example and find the same vehicles listed from 15% to 30% or more less than from the nationally recognizable brands. This is especially true when searching for larger or luxury vehicles since many of these rental agencies specialize in carrying a certain fleet of cars.

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Como Proteger Su iPhone de Daños

Hoy en día hay pocos aparatos electrónicos que tengan tanta importancia para nosotros como la tienen nuestros teléfonos celulares. Vivimos en un
mundo que se comunica por medio de internet y chats desde los nuevos teléfonos inteligentes (smartphones) que hacen muchas tareas diarias más fáciles para los usuarios.

 

El problema con esta nueva tecnología es que sus precios son mayores y su construcción es mucho más vulnerable que los celulares de la década anterior. Si bien cada vez son más avanzados y prácticamente pueden considerarse como mini computadoras portátiles, tienen el grave problema de ser delicados y requieren más cuidado por parte del usuario.

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5 Things to Remember about a College Student’s First Apartment

For a college student, that first apartment or house rental is usually a great experience: Many college towns are relatively cheap, the student’s parents will be used as verification for income and rental history, and the combination of low cost, student loans, and family money means that students usually don’t have to be gainfully employed to qualify as a renter. Although a college rental is generally easier than the market in the adult world, here are 5 things to keep in mind when selecting a college student’s first home away from home:

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The Top 10 Beaches in the World You’ll Want to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

There’s nothing quite like being able to sit out on a beach and relax. Maybe you can have some drinks brought your way as you sit under the shade of a nice umbrella… or maybe you’ve got your sweatshirt on because it is cold and blustery and you’re at the beach not sun-soaked relaxation, but adventure. Whatever the case is for you, there is a perfect beach for you to explore that will be able to meet all your needs, much like having travel insurance can meet your needs should something happen on your trip! Here are the top 10 beaches in the world for you to explore:

 

10. South Beach, Miami FL

 

If you are looking to go to a beach that has a party atmosphere, the South Beach is definitely the place to go! Though known for the many hard bodies that continuously cycle through your gaze, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy the surf as you enjoy some eye candy! You can snorkel out in the pristine waters and see coral reefs, colorful sea life, or just pretend to do so in order to see more of the human life on the beach. And remember, at South Beach, sometimes it’s more fun to be looked at than to be the one looking!

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Did you Gift a Graduation Trip? 4 Important Considerations You Need to Think About

travel insurance for travel graduation giftOne of the best gifts a recent high school or college grad can get is a graduation trip abroad: they’ll be temporarily free of responsibilities, in-between additional school or employment, and readily available to spend some time in a new culture. Now that you’ve made the hard decision about where to send your grad and how much you’re able to spend on their expedition, you may then want to take a little extra time and research a few important facts that will make the trip safer, easier, and more enjoyable. Here are 4 quick things to consider as your loved one prepares to roam the world:

 

Possible Rental Car Restrictions

 

After you’ve booked the plane tickets, hotel reservations, and deposited some cash in their travel fund, you may think you’ve got everything covered. But if the location your grad is visiting will require automobile travel, you’ll want to take a few minutes and make sure there aren’t any rental car regulations that could cause a problem. For example, many countries don’t allow anyone under 25 to drive a rental car, even if they have a valid driver’s license. It may not come up with the rental agency—especially if you paid for the car yourself and put it in your child’s name—but you don’t want your recent grad to find out the hard way that they aren’t legally allowed to operate a rental in that country.

 

Understand The Procedure For Replacing Lost Or Stolen IDs

 

Because of our increased connectivity, this task is easier than it’s ever been before, but you’ll still want to fully understand the steps in replacing your student’s lost identification, and then make sure they understand it too. Getting a new ID, credit card, or passport in a foreign country usually involves contacting loved ones at home, insurance companies, the local U.S. embassy or consulate, and anyone else that’s relevant. With a little preparation, you can have a complete procedure in place for this unfortunate possibility.

 

How To Find Medical Care

 

This varies wildly depending on the country, so this is another great category to research before you pack your grad’s bags. Understanding the medical system of the destination country, and how a foreigner can access care will give you incredible peace of mind, as you’ll have plans to accommodate this particularly stressful scenario.

 

General Ways To Be Safe, Avoid Theft, And Not Stand Out As A Target

 

While your grad’s particular country may have a unique environment that you’ll want to research beforehand, many valuable tips concerning general safety can be applied virtually anywhere. Carrying a wallet stocked with items that won’t lead to identity theft if stolen (such as prepaid debit or credit cards), using a smartphone instead of a paper map to help avoid the lost tourist label, keeping valuable items in pickpocket-proof apparel, and dozens of other tips can give your grad the information needed to be as safe and inconspicuous as possible in a foreign land.

 

If you’re looking for another way to add a layer of security to your loved one’s graduation trip, you should consider travel insurance from Protect Your Bubble. They can help protect your grad from missed, delayed, or canceled flights, provide rental car coverage, help locate medical care when needed, and much more.

 

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