How to Save a Wet Cell Phone

Have you ever accidentally dropped your cell phone in the sink, or even worse… the toilet? Did you leave it in your pocket and run it through the washing machine and at times it’s possible that your friends dunked you in a swimming pool just for the fun of it? Did you get beaten by the rain or did you forget and go swimming with your cell phone in your pocket? Or perhaps it fell out of your pocket and into the pet’s water bowl? Getting your cell phone wet usually means you have to replace it, but sometimes if you’re fast enough, you might be able to save the phone! Follow the steps outlined in this article to try and save your wet cell phone.

Take the phone out of the water as soon as possible. Ports for hands free kit, tiny hole for microphone, charging, usb cable connectivity and the plastic covers on cell phones even though tight can freely allow water to enter the phone in a just a few seconds of time. Grab your phone quickly, and turn it off immediately, as leaving it on can cause it to short circuit – if it has been in water, assume it is waterlogged whether it is still working or not.

Your phone may not be too damaged if you take it out of the water right away. A longer period of immersion, such as being in the washing machine cycle, is no cause for alarm. It is still worth trying the following steps to attempt saving the phone, before giving up.

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5 brilliant iOS 7 tips and tricks

The iOS 7 release date has arrived and while the jury may still be out on iOS 7′s radical redesign – for what it’s worth we love it, with a few reservations – there’s no denying that it’s the friendliest version and most powerful of iOS yet.

But there’s more to iOS 7 than headline features such as Control Center, Airdrop and iTunes Radio: some of our favourite improvements are little things that make our everyday lives that little bit more pleasant.

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5 smartphone habits you should avoid

These are things you literally could not do before the www went mobile; now we’re embarrassing ourselves all over the place. Please stop:

1. Drunk -tweeting, -texting, -Instagramming, etc.

Long gone are the days when the only witnesses to your inebriated ramblings were other bar patrons who also saw you stumble from your bar stool to the ground. Whether you’re able to keep it together with spelling and syntax (in which case, you’ve just got the world going, “Wait, she wants to do WHAT to Paul Ryan?!”), or your typing skills erode quickly, alcohol and mobile devices don’t mix.

2. Fooling around on your phone whenever you have a spare moment.

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How to Achieve Maximum Success with Bamboo

Flooring – What are the Best Options for Your Home?

When you are planning to install a new flooring in your home then you have to make a good decision by picking the right one. Take note of the advantages and disadvantage of every flooring option available so that you won’t be wasting your money. You know that it not cheap to get a good flooring for your home. Well, you have to take time to study the flooring options that you have so that you will be able to find the best and be sure that it will complement the home and ensure that it lasts for a long time.

One of the very popular kinds of flooring that you can go for is wood. This is fantastic for your living room and bedroom; however, this is not for the bathrooms or kitchen where water is present. There is a natural warmth and glow that you will get from a wood flooring. Any part of your home with natural flooring will get a special atmosphere. Wood is natural and each piece that is utilized during the installation will make a unique floor for your home. If you want to make use of bamboo, you can depend on bamboo flooring Sydney.

For your home, you can also go for tiles. You can choose from various options like porcelain floor tiles, natural stone tiles and ceramic floor tiles. The main advantages about such kind of flooring are the fact that it is easy to clean, durable and is also resistant to heat and water. For this reason, you don’t have to worry about finding spilled liquid or water on your ceramic tile flooring. Also, there are so many colors and patterns that you can select from to ensure that you pick the right choice for the theme of your home.

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