Protect Your Bubble Has Got A New Look – What Do You Think?

Protect Your Bubble, a lifestyle insurance brand, is sporting a new look. What do you
think? We created a new design for our site that’s more cutting edge, is easier to navigate, and gives you easy access to what is important—but still adheres to what makes Protect Your Bubble unique. The homepage also provides the most precise information on our products, as well as provides you, our valued customers and readers, with everything you need to make informed decisions and purchases.

 

Here are some of the noticeable changes:

 

  • The Featured Products are set above the fold and show what the particular product is offering right there on the homepage, where you can see immediately see it, highlighting the most important aspect of the site. The drop down menu allows you to go directly to the page where detailed information of the product you are interested in will be.

 

  • The homepage sports a seamless design, showing you everything you need right there in one place for more intuitive navigating around. If you need to know about the products being offered, you can easily see it above the fold.

 

  • The op FAQs are elevated and easily seen, so that customers can confidently and quickly determine the value of their products

 

  • You can also get a quick overview of who exactly we at Protect Your Bubble are, right there at the middle of the homepage, giving customers a general idea of exactly what type of company they will be dealing with when they purchase rental, travel, smartphone and renters insurance from PYB.

 

 

 

 

Protect Your Bubble is committed to putting the needs of our customers first, so if you have any questions or inquiries, you can easily reach out or go the site’s FAQs section. There’s also an easy-to-find “contact us” area if you have specific questions not answered in the FAQs.

 

Our new website design encompasses what the company is all about, and that is to provide clients with the right information they need to easily and confidently make an informed decision regarding their insurance needs. Check it out, and let us know what you think.

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Top 10 New Features of the iPhone 5s

The new iPhone 5 has certainly generated a lot of great buzz for its versatility, style and technical advancements. But it is the new and improved features that have caused the most interest among iPhone fans. In fact, the new iPhone 5 has become highly popular and has only served to increase the status of Apple and this remarkable product.

 

New advancements are to be expected considering the purchase price and contract that goes with this product. Considering the advancements of other smartphones, it is little wonder than Apple has continued to add new and improved advancements to their considerably popular version. The iPhone 5 is certainly a very valuable investment that needs the protection of being insured in order to hasten repairs and replacement. You can find more information on iPhone 5s Insurance and the features that it offers.

 

iPhone-5S

Here are the top 10 new features of the iPhone 5s. The types of features that have created the greatest interest for the public represent the latest advancements of the remarkable iPhone product.

 

Greater Network Speed

 

Of all the advancements, this may be the most anticipated. The new built-in wireless LTE technology is now faster than ever before with pages that load nearly instantly. In addition, the Safari has a “Save for Later” feature that allows web pages to be viewed offline.

 

Better Camera

 

The camera of the iPhone 5 features improved HDR capabilities and the ability to take pictures at a faster rate. However, one of the most interesting new features is the 240 degree panorama which allows for wider single shots. Also, the iPhone 5 allows you to take photos without having to enter your password or even swipe your finger. This ability lets you take photos very quickly so that you may capture wonderful opportunities.

 

Improved Calling Options

 

The number of options, especially in how you respond to calls, has been greatly expanded. One of the more interesting features is that you can decline a call and then send a pre-determined text message to that particular person. This allows you to deal with incoming calls in your own fashion. Also, you can add reminders to call back people at another time. The new, improved options allow for more versatility when handling calls.

 

Larger, Brighter Screen

 

Not only does the iPhone sport a new 4” screen, it is nearly 20% brighter than the earlier versions of the iPhone, particularly the iPhone 4. This new, larger screen has allowed for some of the visual advancements to be enhanced to a further degree.

 

Email App Advancements

 

There are several ways that the email app has been improved, but the two most important ways are as follows:

 

  • New VIP email folder for all important messages.

 

This allows you to prioritize your emails so that the ones which are the most urgent can be responded to more quickly.

 

  • New Dictation features with email, notes and other types of apps.

Although this feature is not strictly new, as it had appeared with the iOS5 version, this new iOS6 version gets full use out of it. All you need to do is hit record on the keyboard and start talking. Once you have finished, simply press “Done” and that’s it. You will see what has just been said right on the screen. This is a remarkable time-saving device that can allow you to dictate emails, texts and notes quickly and easily.

 

FaceTime

 

That larger screen will be quite helpful when you use “FaceTime” over the cellular connection. This means that you do not have to find a solid Wi-Fi connection in order to enjoy the FaceTime feature. If you have AT&T, you will need to sign up for a new data share plan in order to enable this particular feature. One interesting angle is that this new features allows the iPhone to serve as a “hotspot” for laptops and other, similar devices which is a definite bonus.

 

Advanced Speakers & Audio Capabilities

 

Boasting three microphones, the iPhone 5 also features noise cancelling technology as well. The improvement is quite noticeable over the previous iPhone 4 on speakerphone. In addition to the new noise-cancelling technology are newly designed headphones that are more comfortable and fit more naturally into the ear.

 

More Integration with Facebook & Twitter

 

There is little doubt that social media has had a tremendous impact on smartphone usage. The iPhone 5 expands that integration with Facebook & Twitter by allowing you to post updates from the many different apps available in just a few clicks. Such advancements make it the perfect means for small businesses and entrepreneurs to maintain contact with their customer base.

 

Improved Siri

 

Siri has certainly come a long way in the past few years and the iPhone 5 holds new advancements for this particular program. Find a good restaurant, add a calendar reminder, email a friend or ask a thousand questions or more, Siri has expanded their services considerably with the iPhone 5. When added to the other advancements, particular in the audio & larger screen departments, this helps make Siri even more practical and functional.

 

Passbook Application

 

This new version of the Passbook app allows you to keep all of your tickets in a single place, letting you search for Passbook-type apps in the App Store. This means tickets such as boarding passes, movie tickets, and many different types can be safely kept inside your Passbook app for easy retrieval at a later time. In fact, the bar codes can be scanned right from the iPhone itself. Since Passbook works with time and location as well, that boarding pass will appear as you arrive at the airport, making it very convenient to use.

 

The numerous new features of the iPhone 5 are certainly impressive. For those who have purchased iPhone products before, this represents a new standard that will be difficult for rival smartphones to match. The various new features of the iPhone 5 only make the anticipation for the iPhone 6 even more palatable.

 

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Ensuring that Your Mobile Gadget Insurance Claim Will Be Approved

So you went and lost your phone, gotten completely out of whack that you don’t know where you put it. All diligent search is futile, your precious phone is nowhere to be found. One good thing from this is that you have it insured, so how do you file a claim and make sure that it gets approved and that you will get a new phone? Here are 3 useful tips to ensure that your mobile gadget insurance claim will be approved.

 

1. Complete your requirements

 

Of course filing a claim is not as simple as calling your insurance company and saying “I lost my phone” or “my phone is broken”, you have to provide them with proper documentation on how the phone got lost as well as the usual documentary requirements like your insurance policy, proof of ownership, receipts, proper identification and all those stuff. Yes, it may be a bit tedious to accomplish but ensuring that you keep all your pertinent documents intact and ready to be submitted at a moment’s notice will allow you the opportunity to file a complete claim quickly.

 

2. File Necessary Reports

 

This is rather important for theft of your mobile gadget, having a ‘police report’ is important so that your insurance company will have proof that your phone got stolen indeed and the police report will substantiate this claim. It is an important facet in ensuring that you are not making a fraudulent claim and yes the insurance company is not saying you are but it’s a way they protect themselves from others who will do so. They are not pinpointing you, it’s just the standard of doing things to ensure safety and security both for you and for the company as well.

 

3. Pay the Necessary Fee Immediately

 

Another reason that a claim might get delayed is that you don’t pay the deductible at once, so once your claim has been approved make sure you send through the payment for the deductible immediately to ensure that your claim will be processed at once.

 

Usually, once your claim has been approved and you have paid the deductible, the insurance will send through your replacement phone promptly. Filing a claim need not be a complicated task, right?

 

In this regard it might be a good idea to pick an insurance company that makes the claims process a simple task.  If you want to insure your mobile gadget and ensure that you are getting the best insurance possible at an affordable rate, then you might want to give protect your bubble a go, offering complete insurance package for your gadget, easy terms and easy claiming process as well. You can’t go wrong with Protect Your Bubble mobile gadget insurance.

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Protect Your Bubble: Reporting Onsite from the NYC iPhone 5s and 5c Launch

The release of the much awaited, much talked about iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c is here. It’s the sole reason for the long lines forming at Apple’s Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan. Several images and videos have been pouring in on social media channels from around the world capturing customers lining up to buy the latest iPhone. According to Gene Munster, Apple analyst and watcher, this is Apple’s longest lineup for an iPhone device.

 

And Protect Your Bubble is s part of the action!

 

Our team is currently onsite at the NYC launch today, and can tell you that there are over a 1000 people lining up for the newest iPhone! But it’s not only customer’s filling up the store – there are just as much Apple employees ready to assist the massive crowd.

 

Today marks Apple’s seventh iPhone launch and the lines just continue to grow. Around the world, from China to UK to New York, people have gathered outside Apple stores for the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

 

Stay tuned as we fill you in on the fun, and enjoy our pictures below of the team chatting it up with our iPhone-crazed friends.

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iPhone Theft Insurance for Your New iPhone 5c or 5s

The new iPhones 5c and 5s have been launched and pre-orders have been pouring in and iPhone enthusiasts have that burning need to get their hands on their famed iPhone. If you are one of them, could you really afford not to procure iPhone theft insurance for your new phone?

 

Apple gadgets are quite popular, since this smartphone makes the owner feel techy and the apps from these phones help everyday users in their daily activities like updating social media, checking emails and even scheduling through their calendars as well as for entertainment purposes like playing games, listening to music and even watching flicks, surely many users cannot imagine their lives without their precious iPhones and of course having the latest release like the iPhone 5s or 5c at least, sweetens the pie.

Why Get an iPhone?

iPhones and other Apple products are some of the few gadgets that many individuals hanker for, mainly because of the prestige that owners of these gadgets get as well as the various apps that helps ease the lives of individuals who owns these types of gadgets. Yes, iPhones can be expensive but you cannot put a price on the help they give to anyone who owns these gadget and the stature felt by such owners as well.

 

There are also some apps that can only be downloaded through the iOS platform and these apps can be quite precious and irreplaceable to its users.  Apps dealing with healthy eating, diets, fitness, and even vital signs detectors are just a few that many refuses to deal without.

Life Without Your Precious New iPhone 5s?

Once you’ve become attached to your new device – can you actually see yourself without your iPhone?  Can you imagine a day or so without your phone beside you? It might be notion so far away from you but it is not such a faraway thought with iPhones especially with the latest iPhone 5s or even the 5c that often catches the eye of many unscrupulous individuals looking to make a quick buck by stealing your iPhone.

iPhone Theft Insurance

Yes, your iPhone is precious and you should make sure that you protect it from theft and other damage not covered by your warranty. Insurance coverage for your iPhone is not very expensive and it will give you the peace of mind that, any damage to your phone is now covered, even with damage that is not often covered by the warranty or if you lose your iPhone, that you can easily get it replaced as well get credit protection should your phone be accessed and precious personal information be discovered by the thief.

 

For those  who want to secure their iPhones that they’d be lost without on a daily basis, getting iPhone theft insurance can be the answer you’re looking for. Protect Your Bubble has one of the most comprehensive insurance coverage for your gadgets.iPhone 5c owners can visit here to get the details and learn more, while iPhone 5s owners can go here to learn more about their device and insurance options.

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Protect Your Bubble is Proud to be the Presenting Sponsor at the 2013 Party Rock Open

 

Party Rock OpenParty Rock Open, the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit female tennis event, returns to Las Vegas this year at the Darling Tennis Center.  The event will take place September 22 – 29, and Protect Your Bubble is excited to be a part of this fantastic event.

 

Party Rock Open, originally named “Lexus of Las Vegas Open” was founded by Tyler Weekes of Courtthink, LLC. He co-directs the tournament with WTA-certified player agent Jordan Butler.  The tournament began its journey in 2009 changing its name to Party Rock Open came to be when Weekes, taught tennis to Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy), leader of the pop group LMFAO, and after some negotiations, Redfood agreed to have his Party Rock clothing line be the new title sponsor of the event.  The players will compete on hard courts in an outdoor setting in the Darling Center in the heart of Las Vegas. The tournament will feature both singles and doubles events. This year, we’re geared up to see challenging matches guaranteed to keep fans at the edge of their seats.

 

Right now, acceptance sheet shows 20 main draw players, 26 qualifying players and 87 alternates, a few of the players include Alisa Kleybanova (former top 20 player), Camila Giorgi (2013 U.S. Open Rd of 16), Andrea Hlavackova (2013 U.S. Open Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles Champion), and Tamira Paszek (2012 Wimbledon Quarter-Finalist)…just to name a few! Indeed, quite a strong player list for this years’ Party Rock Open tournament.

 

We’re excited to be part of Party Rock Open. If you plan to attend, be sure to look for our sponsor table and come say hello! For more information about Party Rock Open, visit the official website at www.partyrockopen.com. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to receive VIP tickets to the event (that’s a $250 value)!

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The 5 Top Tips When Looking For College Rental Apartments

So you’re off to college and you want to rent an apartment rather than live in a dorm. You will certainly gain more independence when you do this but with it carries some responsibilities.  Aside from considering how much the rent will be, there are some things that you need to take into consideration when looking for college rental apartments.
Here are 5 top tips to consider.

 

Apartment Hunt Early

 

Keep in mind that you will not be the only one looking for an apartment, chances are more than half of your class will be looking for one too, so if you want to grab the best apartment in terms of location, price, size and all considerations, you need to hunt and secure your desired apartment early. This will help you avoid the hassle of competition for the apartment.

 

Where is the Apartment Located?

 

Location is the key to finding the right apartment. It should be near enough to your school that you can afford to a few minutes of delay in the mornings, especially for those times that you had a late night due to schoolwork or parties. Another good location for rental apartments are near a convenience or grocery store, so should you run out of supplies, you don’t have to travel so far to restock. How safe the neighborhood is also an important factor, you might have to go home late at some point and you don’t want to keep looking over your shoulder while walking home, right?

 

You should also look at college rental apartments carefully, check out the actual state the apartment is in, tour the apartment if you can, look at the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Find out how clean or dirty it is or if you need to renovate or at the very least repaint the unit. Check out any damage to the property that needs to be repaired, like broken floorboards or tiles and if all the utilities (electricity, water, gas) are in good working condition.

 

Utility and Maintenance Responsibilities

 

You should also check the utility and maintenance considerations. Check how much you will be paying for water, electricity, gas and other utilities, most apartments have separate meters and you have to pay for your actual consumption while others include them in the rental, or have specific fees for it, find out what the landlord’s policies are with regards to this.

 

You should also find out if you need to help out with the maintenance works on the building likes snow plowing or raking leaves, and if ever, you should also find out who provides the necessary equipment to do all those stuff as well.

 

Financial Considerations

 

Look over the lease agreement, make sure you are aware of the length of the contract as well as the exact monthly rental fee, as there might be charges added on to the rental that you might have to pay as well, the published rate might be for the use of the unit only and there might be additional charges that will be applied to the rent, it is a good idea to be aware and see if you can still afford the rent after all the add-ons. The apartment owner might also require a security deposit; find out how much it will be as well as any late fees they charge, just in case you’ll be late in paying the rent. You can also check if you can get a discount on the rate if you pay earlier or if you acquire the apartment for a prescribed period of time.

 

Renters’ Insurance

 

You might be a very careful and responsible renter but unavoidable events like fire, vandalism and theft can happen without us inviting it in and more often than not the owner’s insurance policy will cover for the apartment building itself but not for your personal belongings inside the apartment.  Clothes, furniture, expensive gadgets like laptops, tablets even the television or your cellphone will be at risk.  You might go out all night, spend the night at a classmate’s’ house to finish a project, or maybe even just hop on to a bar to unwind and you come back and see your apartment in shambles. Your college rental apartment is vulnerable to thieves just waiting for an opportune time to break into your house and take all your precious stuff.

 

There you go, you are now ready to go apartment hunting, remember to keep all of these things in your mind to ensure that you will find the best apartment to fit your needs and Protect Your Bubble’s renters insurance will go a long way to provide you with peace of mind, assured that the property inside your apartment is safe and protected and you can concentrate more on what is important and that is finishing your studies.

 

 

 

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Apple’s 2013 Announcement Boasts New iPhone 5c Features and a New, More Affordable iPhone

Whether or not you were surprised by Apple’s announcement today, thanks to the rumormill, it’s safe to say that many consumers are excited by the two new devices launching later this month. The new iPhone 5c and the coveted iPhone 5s will hit the market in most countries on Sept. 20, with 5c pre-orders beginning on Sept. 13. But what are the new features?

 

iPhone 5c

The announcement of the new, lower-cost device is music to many ears. We predict that this more affordable device will likely gain the support of a younger audience. Especially with the slew of colorful phone options. Among other features mentioned today include a more powerful battery life and a wide screen video. According to Apple, “5c is beautifully, unapologetically plastic.” The back of the device is composed of a hard-coated polycarbonate material abd the inside of the phone is built with a new steel-inforced construction method. Sounds pretty durable. But what is the pricetag, you ask? The iPhone 5c 16GB will be available for $99 and the 32GB will be available for $199, both with a two-year contract.

 

iPhone 5s

Cosmetically speaking, the iPhone 5s will offer new color options of Silver, Grey, and…Gold, yes, Gold!  Aside from the new look, Apple boasts three noteable new features in the iPhone 5s: A7 chip, Enhanced Camera, and Touch ID.

 

So, let’s begin with phone’s speed. According to today’s announcement, “The iPhone 5s is a huge leap forward in mobile computing performance. It starts with a brand new system on a chip called the A7. A7 is 64-bit, the world’s first and only such CPU in a smartphone.” Basically, this means that the new device will compute at a very, very fast speed. Next, the camera has been enhanced, making phototaking on the iPhone an even better experience. For starters, it has a 15 percent bigger active sensor area. And according to Apple’s announcement, “We know a secret: bigger pixels = better pictures. Our sensor has 1.5 micron pixels.” The enhanced camera also features a flash which has two LEDs and photo-editing capabilities allowing users to use Instagram-like filters on their photos. Finally, the third big feature is Touch ID. This security feature is the likely going to be a big win for consumers. According to TechCrunch “the Touch ID fingerprint sensor is capacitive, 170 microns thin, has a 500 ppi resolution, scans sub-epidermal skin layers, and has 360 degree readability (no matter how you train the sensor to read your finger, it can read it from any rotation).” This phone sounds aweomse, but with all of these features, comes a hefty pricetag: 16GB for $199, 32GB for $299, and 64GB for $399, with a two-year contract. Its starts at $649, sans contract.

 

True to form, Apple does not disappoint with the news from today’s announcement. The big question is: will you be buying one of these new devices? If so, consider iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c insurance from Protect Your Bubble…now available.

 

Image source via Chicago Tribune

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Toddlers & Mobile Gadget Insurance – Why You Need It

Would you give your toddler $700 dollars in cash?  I can just imagine the scenarios of what my kids would do. They would decorate it with stickers, maybe hone their scissor cutting skills, perhaps color it or stash it away in hard to find places… you get the idea!
Yet, I don’t think twice about handing over my smartphone to my tech savvy toddler – whether we are in the car, waiting at doctor’s office or at the store.  But kids will be kids and even with their hi-tech minds, accidents can and will happen.

 

Read on for the top 5 things my kids have accomplished while using my phone and why it is important for you to go and grab an insurance policy for your own mobile phones as well.

 

My kids have:

 

  1. Painted my phone with peanut butter and jelly.
  2. Launched my phone down a flight of stairs.
  3. Successfully dialed work colleagues and proceeded to hang up on them.
  4. Left my phone in my Dad’s car in AZ, when we were on our way to the airport to catch a flight back to Atlanta.  (When I was finally reunited with my phone, you should have seen the selfies of my son’s little face smiling back at me!)
  5. Dropped my husbands’ phone in the toilet.

If you are like me and you let your toddler wreak havoc on your phone, then maybe it’s time to get mobile gadget insuranceIt’s affordable and easy to acquire, at only about $7.99/month for phones or $9.99/month for tablets, you don’t have to worry about lost or broken phones and tablets. These policies protect your gadgets against loss, water damage, cracked screens and more!   So you don’t have to worry that your toddler has gotten a hold of your phone, you can rest easy even if he dunks your phone like a submarine in your aquarium!

 

Visit http://us.protectyourbubble.com/gadget-insurance/ for the easiest way to acquire mobile gadget insurance at affordable rates. Check it out now!

 

Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Survey Says: One in Three College Students Lose or Damage their Mobile Phones

Almost everyone will agree that smartphones have become an everyday part of our lives. From answering calls to sms messaging, even checking emails and updating social media, smartphones will be at the heart of all those activities. Many individuals, especially college students who rely on their phones for social and education purposes, are quite attached to their mobile phones. With that idea in mind lost or damaged cellphones have also become quite a common occurrence, more so for these college students who can be quite negligent of their own things—even with their most expensive and beloved gadgets. The recent survey conducted by Protect Your Bubble proves that, here are the results.

 

  • The survey reports that around 32.4% of college kids as well as recent graduates managed to break or lose their phones at least once in their college life, a few more times than that for some. Imagine, that’s 1 out of 3 kids wreaking havoc on their device, an alarming number indeed.
  • College life, of course, is not just about studying and working part-time jobs, it also means a lot of partying and boozing. Whether we admit it or not, it’s one of the most enjoyable activities most college kids enjoy and even look forward to these days and they will go to a bar or party at their dorm every chance they get and mostly, this is where the mishap happens.
  • Think about it: the survey reports that around 11% of these devices broke or got lost or stolen during one of these all-nighters, whether at a dorm party or in a bar and most of the time damage will be made by beer or alcohol spillage and a whopping 8% of these students are too drunk to remember what had happened and they wake up either with a lost phone or a broken device.
  • Another 14% admits to losing or damaging their phone during a school game, perhaps due to the excitement and the adrenalin rush, they drop their phones or leave it on their seats while they stand up, shout and cheer for their favorite team, allowing unscrupulous individuals to pass by and just grab the phone with no one noticing, and the survey notes that this occurred mostly at the Northeast Region.

 

Case in point: one story we found online from a  college kid involved him describing his panic when he realized his phone was not on him. He retraced his steps, located his phone under the dorm’s sofa, dead and dripping wet with beer. He had to let his parents know what happened and to top it all off, he had to work extra hard so he can buy himself a new phone. His parents flat out refused to get him a new one.

 

Smartphones, even tablets and mobile gadgets can be quite expensive and some of these college kids will not be as lucky and get a replacement phone as easily from their parents.  For parents, perhaps it is a worthwhile endeavor to check out protective coverage for college students’ more expensive gadgets given the result of the survey and seeing how easily they can lose or damage their phones. You might find yourself saving a ton of cash when the unthinkable happens and they end up destroying their phones and you have to replace it.

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