Monday, 19 October 2009

Protect Your Smartphone or PDA

Our lives revolve around our cell phones. Whether it is scheduling a business meeting, trading stocks internationally, or just communicating with a loved one, Smartphones play an essential role in engaging us in the world we live in. But what would happen if your phone got lost or damaged? Could it harm your job or your personal life? Because Smartphones and PDA's have such a great impact on our life, it is important to take a number of preventative measures in order to ensure the safety of our phones.

1. Back up your contacts. Most of the time when you meet people, you store their contact information on your cell phone and never think twice about it. But if something were to happen to your phone, you will lose that number and may never be able to get it back. For this reason, it is important to back up your contacts on a regular basis. This can be done easily by connecting your phone to a computer or by going to the store in which you bought your phone. Some cell phone service providers also offer a contact backup service that will protect your numbers for as long as you have your phone.

2. Use your phone's security features. Almost every phone on the market today has some type of security setting on it. For examples, Apple's iPhone has a feature on it where the user has to enter a pass code before being able to access the data inside. Now I know what you are thinking and I completely agree; this is a huge hassle. But think of it this way, would you want a thief to have access to your personal information, your friend's information, your emails, your work's sensitive information, and much more? When you think about it, a two second inconvenience is worth the effort to know that your information is secure.

3. Get a case for your phone. So you spent hundreds of dollars on your smartphone, why not spend a few more to protect it? Smartphones and PDAs today are very delicate. A single drop can cause major screen defects or even internal damages which could result in the loss of your data. For under $15, you can pick up a silicon shock resistant case which is rated to protect your phone against any type of impact damages. If you need something a little more professional looking, you could get a leather case which is designed to fit comfortably inside a coat pocket or briefcase. Regardless of your decision, having a case on your smartphone or PDA is by far the easiest and most effective way to keep your phone safe and prolong its life.

With the advancement of technology on the rise, our dependence on smartphones and PDA's will only become greater. So start protecting your phone today and give yourself the peace of mind that your phone is safe and secure.

Tom B Jones is a staff writer for PDA Shell. Visit the site for more advice about Protecting your smartphone or to learn more about the many possibilities that your PDA or Smartphone has.

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by: Tom B Jones


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