Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Monday, July 18, 2016

#SPONSORED: What To Do When Your Cell Phone Gets Wet

Disclosure: As a part of the Better Moments Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular customer for 15+ years.

OK~ Our cell phones are with us 24/7 and when we find ourselves without one, we feel lost. In a recent U.S. Cellular survey, 65 percent of people would rather live without tv than without their smartphone. We feel lost when our smartphones are not working at 100%. If my Samsung S7 were to get wet and go for a swim, I would do everything in my power to get it running again. Should you find yourself with a wet cell phone in hand, do not panic and remember that you will have a workable phone in your hand, in a relatively short period of time.




Things can even feel worse when we watch our cell phones get wet, by taking  a swim in a lake or swimming pool. It's been a few years since I have personally had this experience, but a few years ago, with teens in the house, we had more than one that went for an occasional swim. If you have kids in your home, be sure to check out U.S. Cellular's Parent/Child Agreement. This opens the doorway for conversation, in regards to online safety with your kids. 



So, what's a person to do when their smartphone goes for a swim in the local lake or swimming pool? The most important thing to remember is to not panic and retrieve your phone as soon as possible. 

ACT FAST

Retrieve your smartphone as quickly as possible, which means taking it out of water right away. The longer it's submerged in liquid, the more likely it is to be irrevocably damaged. 

TAKE OUT THE BATTERY

Don't test the phone to see if it still works by turning it on and off because pressing the screen and buttons push liquid further into your device. The critical steps are to power off the phone, such as the iPhone 6s, doesn't have a removable battery, power off the device right away to prevent a possible short circuit. 

REMOVE ANY ACCESSORIES

Take off any cases or covers, headsets, or other accessories. Take out the SIM card and carefully dry it off with a soft towel or cloth. The SIM card may retain data even if the waterlogged phone itself is damaged.

WIPE DOWN YOUR SMARTPHONE

Carefully wipe the phone with a clean, soft towel or cloth. Try to avoid getting water into the phone's cracks, indentations, ports or other openings. If water is trapped in a crevice, use a can of compressed air to blow it out, taking care not to blow the water further inside the phone.

USE A FAN

A fan can blow air across the phone's openings to help dry it out, so keep it blowing for at least a few hours.

TAKE THE PHONE TO YOUR WIRELESS CARRIER

If the above methods do not work, don't despair. Sometimes it can be fixed when when home remedies have not worked. Be honest about what happened and walk an associate or technician through the steps that were already taken to try and fix it. 

And most importantly, make note of what you should not do. Do not use heat on your wet smartphone. It's tempting to break out a hair dryer or two, but don't do it; as the heat can warp the phone's circuits and melt it's delicate internal components.

Most importantly have a back up plan, before your phone goes for a swim. Make sure your important data, photos and contacts are backed up. If the phone is not recoverable, at least your important information and memories are saved. U.S. Cellular offers Device Protection+, which not only replaces a water-damaged phone, but also comes with tools to back up your data and protect against malware. 

Solutions like the Bheestie Bag or Dry-All are specifically designed to dry out wet mobile devices. These products can often prevent lingering moisture that can do further damage to the phone. 

Have you ever gotten your cell phone wet? Did you have success with any home remedies? If so, I'd love to hear about them!



Sunday, July 3, 2016

Microfiber Bed Sheet Giveaway (7/2-8/2)

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Monday, June 20, 2016

#SPONSORED: Make Internet Safety Month Fun And Safe For Your Family

Disclosure: As part of the Better Moments Blogger Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions expressed here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular Customer for 15+ years.

OK~ If you have been around here any length of time, you know that I am passionate about internet safety and families. When you get your kids their first cell phone, the first thing parents need to do, is to go over the Parent Child Agreement. This is where the conversation begins, when it comes to talking about the apps and temptations that are available online for our kids.

Kids of all ages are living their lives online. They use the world wide web to help them complete school work and to stay up to date with the latest trends in their lives. From fashion, music and social media, our teens live very busy lives. The internet can be a fun space, but it can also be a very challenging space. Kids are downloading music, reading books and magazines, watching movies while using Snapchat and Instagram. When used appropriately, all of these things are a great tool. Kindness does matter.



According to a recent U.S. Cellular Survey, kids are receiving their first cell phone at the age of 13. Keep in mind, this is an average age. Your 13 year old, may or may not be mature enough to handle this connection to the internet. One statistic that I find alarming is that 24 percent of kids noted that they go online "almost constantly." We have got to get better at showing our kids how to use their time wisely, while online. Here are some tips to help you and your family navigate the world wide web.

HAVE AN AGREEMENT WITH YOUR CHILDREN

U.S. Cellular has created a Parent-Child Agreement to help guide families' conversations about mobile phone usage. The agreement focuses on safety and etiquette, and it's customizable based on each family's specific needs.

DISCUSS ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS


If you don't think those conversations at the supper table matter, well, they do! Beyond texting, increases in the use of social platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat have opened up new communications pathways for teens. U.S. Cellular recommends that families discuss the importance of never posting harmful or hurtful comments on others pages and always being responsible for what is said online.

SET BOUNDARIES FOR ONLINE SHARING

Make sure your child knows to never share personal information online. That includes their name, age, address, school and sports teams, as well as any passwords. Also remind them to communicate only with family or friends and not to answer unsolicited requests or texts.

POST PHOTOS APPROPRIATELY


We all know how eager kids, and adults, are to capture and share photos; but many today do not realize that once those images are online, they are in the public domain and can even be modified by others. Talk about guidelines for sharing photos with friends and alert them to never post photos which could contain information about where they live or be seen as inappropriate. It is also best to not post or share photos or videos of others without their consent. I often wonder how many photos of others I am in, while in public spaces today.

USE PARENTAL CONTROLS

The NQ Family Guardian App is available for $4.99 a month of Android devices and provides safety and security by monitoring your child's locating and mobile usage. This service allows parents to review their children's calls and texts, and restrict certain websites and apps. Children can even send their parents an alert with the simple press of a button if they find themselves in trouble or find themselves in an uncomfortable situation. For iOS users, there is a wide range of parental-control options tat are automatically available in iOS 9's Settings app.

Most importantly, talk with your kids. The internet is a very large space. The conversations parents have with their kids online and offline, do matter. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ways You Can Show Kindness In Our Noisy World

OK~ So, I wake up to news of a horrific tragendy in the United States of America. The first thing I say to myself is, "What is wrong with people?" How can we keep our kids safe? We all have got to step up our game when it comes to being nice and kind to one another. I don't know about you? But, I get tired of the bickering on social media, the he said/she said stuff that bombards us day in and day out. Why can't we all just get along?

Life is short and it's reason to get out and enjoy every single day. I truly believe that you may be surprised as to where life can take you, when you let got of the hatred. I've pondered some thoughts this morning as to how you and I can both be a little kinder in our noisy world.

LISTEN

Do you know someone that is going through a tough time in their personal lives? Listen to them. They may need someone to pay attention to them and believe in them. If you go on and on and ramble about YOU, you will not help them. We all need to turn up our listening skills a notch or two. This, my friends, is a simple way to show kindness.



MAIL A CARD

Now that we have social media, it's easy to forget to actually hand write a note on a beautiful card. When is the last time you sent someone an actual card through the mail? And, in case you did not know, the price of stamps recently went down. A simple note in the mail can make someone's day in a way you never imagined.


COMPLIMENT SOMEONE

A sincere compliment is worth its weight in gold. When is the last time you complimented someone on something that you noticed was amazing? Try it.... give someone  sincere compliment and the warm, fuzzy feeling you get will be your reward.

Kindness should not be hard, but dang, it sure seems to be. When I focus on the not so kind activity in my corner of North Iowa, it's not pretty here either. No area of our country is immune to people not being nice to one another. In our culture today, it's no longer acceptable to agree to disagree. If only life could be simple and fun! 

I don't know about you, but my life just got a little nicer, more fun and exciting! This is another reminder that there will be no grass growing under my feet, as I live my life and find a new adventure around every corner in my world of travel. In my opinion, when you find your balance between social media and real life conversations; life gets pretty fun!

By listening, mailing a card and complimenting someone, adults set examples for our kids to follow. So, tell me. How will you be stepping up your game when it comes to showing kindness to one another? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?