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Apple unveils iPhone 7

                On Wednesday September 7th, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus during an event in San Francisco. The smartphones will launch on September 16, starting at $649 for the 7 and $769 for the 7 Plus.  So what most people wanna know is what makes iPhone 7 different that the rest? Is there really a need to upgrade? The outside of the iPhone 7 looks a lot like its predecessor, it even comes in the exact same sizes, but there are some major changes under the hood.  It features an A10 Fusion chip, a four-core processor and two high-performance cores that are 40% faster than the iPhone 6S and iPhone...

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Waterproof Case: Perfect Summer Accessory

One of the greatest fears a smartphone owner has is getting their device wet.  Most everyone has heard one horror story or another about the disaster that is dropping you phone in the toilet, or having a little too much fun at the bar and having a drink spilled on their device. When you are deciding on the waterproof case, you want to take a few major thing into consideration such port access, charging ports and headphone jacks, and the ability to hear you speakers, both the loudspeaker and the ear speaker. We have the perfect waterproof case here at shopphonefancy.com that offers total protection from water, snow, dirt and drops, screen less technology, perfect clarity and complete access to...

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Insurance or Repair?

You are at your carrier, having just picked out your new top of the line smartphone, and they are now working their hardest to get you to purchase the insurance plan. Because of how expensive smartphone are nowadays, insurance is usually a good choice. The way most phone insurance works is that you pay a monthly fee for the service and in the event that you have to make a claim you then have to pay a deductible. For most top of the line devices this deductible can range anywhere from $120-$200. Since most policies limit the number of times you can make a claim in a year, you have to be strategic in when you use them.  If it...

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The Rice Trick: Does it work? Dealing with water damage & your mobile device.

Many of us have felt that sense of dread that accompanies getting you phone wet. Be it a spilled drink, a mad dash through the rain to your car, or the dreaded toilet drop, those anxious few moment when you pick up the device to see if it’s still working can be agony. If the worst has come to pass and you device is not on, the conventional wisdom is to put the device in a bag of rice and let it sit overnight. This methods effectiveness can vary depending on the type of device you have. With manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Sony it can be pretty effective because you can remove the back and battery of your device,...

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DIY Phone Repair: Good Idea?

Breaking your phone screen is not a pleasant experience. Once it happens you have a myriad of options to choose from in regard to dealing with it. If you have insurance through your cell provider you can use it to get a refurbished device, if you have an iPhone with AppleCare you can take it to Apple, you can go to your friendly neighborhood phone repair company, or if your brave enough, you can attempt to repair the device yourself. The internet is filled with YouTube videos, tutorials, and how-to guides that people believe are meant to provide enough information for the layperson to be able to repair their own device. In reality, in many cases, people in the repair...

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