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Dropped a phone down the toilet? Here’s what to do [infographic]

Dropped a phone down the toilet? Here’s what to do [infographic] | mobile technology | Scoop.it

So you dropped your phone down the toilet? You have just joined the 15% of people who have admitted to making the same mistake. Here’s what you should do:

Get the phone out ASAP – the longer it’s in water, the less chance you have of saving it.Turn it off – and if it’s off, don’t try turning it on.Take out the SIM card, memory card and the battery (if possible).Using a towel gently dry all the components.Put the phone in an airtight container filled with uncooked rice, which will absorb moisture. Or use some product that is made for this purpose (if you have it).Leave the phone in the rice for at least 24 hours.Hope for the best.

Two things you shouldn’t do:

Do NOT use a hair drier.Do NOT charge the phone.

 

After a full day passes, turn on the phone. Hopefully it works. 


Via John van den Brink
Union Wireless's insight:

It's also a great idea to purchase device protection, because unfortunately the rice method doesn't always work and it can't fix a broken screen or lost phone. 

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Five Apps That Will Increase Your Productivity

Five Apps That Will Increase Your Productivity | mobile technology | Scoop.it

The success of smartphones and tablets over the last five years or so has been helped in no small part by the huge number of apps available to users. These handy little add-ons make life easier; there are apps for grocery shopping, banking, social networks and pretty much anything you can think of.


The thing is, how many of these apps are actually productive? Do they enable you to perform your job better? Does it give you the ability to work on the move in a way that hasn’t been possible since, well, ever?

Take advantage of modern technology to increase your effectiveness in, and outside, the office.  Here’s five apps which have been proven to increase the productiveness of people at all levels of business.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 27, 2013 3:55 AM

Apps are used for everything you can think of, from grocery shopping to planning a hike but are they helping us at work?