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Want To Know All About Cell Phones? Learn More Here

July 11th, 2014

Purchasing a cell phone is something that just about everyone needs to do from time to time. However, not all are as informed as they need to be. Read on to learn all there is to know about cell phones.

You need not be the first on your block to have the newest phone. It may be a waste of money. While there are frequent changes to cellphones, some of the changes are not major. Wait a couple of weeks and check out what other people think about their purchase before you make a choice to purchase one. There are many cases when this is not necessary.

Remember that cell phones tend to lose speed as they get older. Updating software can help to keep the phone running. The problem with this is that new phones come out that are a lot more powerful. In quick order you see the smartphones get outdated due to the newer technology.

Your smartphone is likely frequently in use. However, you should be sure you shut it off from time to time. Smart phones are similar to computers. You are helping your memory and the phone itself by restarting it. You will quickly notice the improvement in the performance of your cell phone after only a few days of following this trick.

Does your cell phone not stay charged as long as you would like? It could be because of a weak signal if that’s the case. A weak signal places a significant drain on the battery. When you’re not using your cell phone, see to it that you do not place it in low signal areas like drawers or closets.

Charging your phone too much can also decrease the life of your battery. Don’t plug the phone into the charger unless you need it, and try to run the charger from 0 to 100 without interruptions. This will not only save your battery life but also save the environment, too. In big states like Texas, electricity usage would be significantly less if everyone unplugged their electronics and chargers when they weren’t in use.

As a cell phone gets older, it gets slower. With time, things like updating apps may become cumbersome. You wll need to make a decision of what you prefer. You can continue as is by not updating, or you can look at your upgrade options.

Avoid having your cellphone near water. Dropping a phone in water can ruin it and lose all of your important data. If you want to get the most out of your phone, you shouldn’t bring it near any kind of water. Accidents happen.

Cell phones are everywhere you look. Still, despite their common nature, a lot of information is required by a user to really make a cell phone work right. With any luck, the advice and information above can help you get more from your current phone or find a better one.

The Pulitzer Prize Nominated Books for this Year

July 27th, 2013

Fiction finalists included “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank”, an engaging collection of short stories by Nathan Englander, and “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey, a novel of longing parents compelled to build a daughter from snow who comes to life over night. In the end Adam Johnson’s “The Orphan Master’s Son”, an engaging novel set in North Korea, won the prize.
In the drama category, “Disgraced”, Ayad Akhtar’s moving play displaying a glimpse into the challenges of Islamic Americans through a dinner party conversation received the award.Didn’t catch that? Read the rest of this entry »

Locating Book and Author Events in Your Area

January 17th, 2012

There are several ways to locate book and author events in your area. First and foremost would be your local newspapers website. A typical city paper will have listings for any upcoming events that its readers may find of interest. If that doesn’t give you the results you are looking for, try calling up the bookstores in your area directly. Ask for the store manager. The store manager will be able to tell you of any upcoming special events for that particular store. While walking around your local mall, likewise, be on the lookout in the store fronts of all Read the rest of this entry »

Authors You’re Not Reading…

January 10th, 2012

Whether you do most of your reading via your broadband wireless internet service or you’re a library hound of old, we’ve got some suggestions for authors you may not be reading that you definitely SHOULD be. Here are our hints for great reads in your area:
David Sedaris: If you like funny things, you’ll love David Sedaris. He’s got the driest wit out there and his stories are short enough to put down and pick back up when you’ve got the time. He’s a perfect author for those who read on the bus or train.
Joseph Heller: If you’ve yet to read Catch-22 you need to find out what you’re missing. The James Patterson lover loves Heller, too, and his novels will leave you wanting more. If you like to watch CSI you’ve likely got the gene to read this underappreciated author.
Stephanie Meyers: Yes, THAT Meyers. We’re not suggesting you read all the Twilight books but Stephanie’s actually got quite a collection of other works that are worth a read. If you don’t like fantasy she’s not your girl so choose carefully.

The Best of this Year’s Nonfiction Releases

January 5th, 2012

Putting a few nonfiction books on your holiday wish list? You’ll want to include some of these books.

“Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout” by Lauren Redniss is almost a graphic biography. Redniss shows their love affair with each other and with the elements they discovered. Ironically, their discoveries proved to be their doom. Paris looks dreamy; the Curies resemble figures drawn by Modigliani. I’ve read several biographies of this pair; this one by far is the most haunting.

“Steve Jobs” biography by Walter Isaacson is an elegy of sorts, coming out so soon Read the rest of this entry »

The Best of this Year’s Literary Fiction Releases

September 14th, 2011

2011 has been a great year for authors. The year isn’t over yet; and we have some entertaining books out there begging for a reader. I have a list five must reads of the year that include:

1. Before I go to Sleep by S.J Watson– A story about Christine; who loses her memory each night while she is sleeping, her journal is her only source of memory, which tells her that her husband can’t be Read the rest of this entry »

The Best of this Year’s Fantasy Releases

September 10th, 2011

For the avid readers of fantasy books out there, I have compiled here a list of the top three books released this 2011 that you should not miss out.

1. Working Stiff: A Revivalist Novel – This novel is written by Rachel Caine, and it is gaining more and more popularity among fantasy book readers because it has been written very well by the author. Furthermore, while reading the book, you will definitely feel as if you are in the same situation or scenarios that Bryn Davies, the main character, is in. It was Read the rest of this entry »

The Best of this Year’s Science-Fiction Releases

September 6th, 2011

The science fiction genre of novels is a crowded one. Overflowing with colorful covers, intensely detailed plots, and trilogies by the handful it one can easily see why it is so hard to find a good novel. Thankfully 2011 had some great surprises in store. Listed below are two of this years best science fiction works.

First on the list is “Heaven’s Shadow” by David Goyer. If the name strikes you as familiar it is because David Read the rest of this entry »

The Best of this Year’s Christian Fiction Releases

September 2nd, 2011

The Best of this Year’s Christian Fiction Releases

This year has seen some good releases on the Christian fiction front. Here are some of the best ones released recently.

“Lions of Babylon” by Davis Bunn is an action-thriller set in the Middle East featuring an ex-intelligence agent investigating the disappearance of four people in Iraq. Strong characterization and excellent place depiction give this one an extra boost.

“Dancing on Glass” by Pamela Binnings Ewen tells the story of a female lawyer who makes the unfortunate choice to marry someone who eventually becomes Read the rest of this entry »