Category Archives: Phone tips

Google Find My Phone (even if Device Unavailable)

Google has been adding more action oriented features to their engine. One of the most useful is “find my phone”. If you have an Android phone you can try finding it here: https://www.google.com/search?q=find+my+phone Also, even if the map/screen says “Device Unavailable” you may still be able to “Ring” the phone… this will ring the phone for 5 minutes and this is exactly what I did this morning to find my phone (which was hiding in the covers) ;-).

LG G2 muffled call quality issues [SOLVED]

QUESTION: I bought the G2 at Amazon on sale and everyone I talk to on the phone complaints that they can hear themselves if the volume is turned up. I also have some sporadic muffled call issues and want it to be louder without affecting the person on the other end. Are these issues defects? I hope there is a fix because I love the rest of this phone and do not want to return it! -Nicole S. ANSWER: You

Best Samsung Galaxy S6 screen protector

UPDATE: new screen protectors are now on the market, with great new features and even better warranties. We are currently testing the new contenders are will be updating our review. Until the new screen protector testing is completed, here is our original review winner:   We recently spent a week testing to find the best screen protector for the new Galaxy S6. The best overall protector was the amFilm Tempered Glass (Front) and PET (Back) Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S6 with

CamScanner OCR test

CamScanner is a rather nice scannerapp for phones and tablets. One of the most desirable features for me is the OCR capability. The OCR works well for basic documents with minimal formatting but alas, it is nowhere near as good as what Fujitsu has in the ScanSnap software (which embeds the OCRed text in the PDF and preserves excellent formatting). Here are the CamScanner results*: *Please note all text in the article is copyright WSJ and it is only posted

We’re sorry, but you are attempting this transaction during a restricted time period set by your wireless account

If you get an error message like this: We’re sorry, but you are attempting this transaction during a restricted time period set by your wireless account owner. http://redirect.ac.sl.attcompute.com/cgi-bin/redirect.cgi Then my suggestion is to restart your phone or reboot your wifi hotspot. That will likely resolve the issue for you 🙂

AT&T mobile insurance vs AT&T mobile protection pack

If you are buying a phone from AT&T online, you will likely be prompted to choose one of the following: My question was: what exactly is the difference between “mobile insurance” and “mobile protection pack”. The answer is, not much. Specifically, the “protection pack” adds: “personalized technical support; and an app to find your device.” The insurance is the exact same that you can get for $3 less if you choose only the insurance. What is surprising is that many phone manufacturers

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