How to clean the most dirtiest thing we cannot live without: Mobile phones

Mobile phones are one thing we carry with us no matter where we go. You will be surprised how dirty these things get and are a risk to our health too. As even after washing our hands before eating food, many times we are using the phones while eating.

Following are some simple tips I suggest you implement at least once a month to clean up the mess:

  1. Clean up your Charging Port: Grab a toothpick and get to work. You can even use a SIM eject tool if you have one lying around. When you’re ready, shine a bright light onto the charging area and carefully insert the toothpick. Start digging out what’s in there by making soft scooping motions alongside the outer edges of the port. Be rigorous, though not too aggressive to damage the port.
  2. Dust in the speaker Grills: Try blasting a can of compressed air at the hole to remove what’s obstructing it. If that doesn’t work, then that means you’re working with harder material. Very carefully, use your needle or SIM tool to remove whatever’s stuck in there with the same up-the-sides motion as you used cleaning the charging port.
  3. Clean up your phone screen: This is a must. Keep a spray bottle of a half-and-half mixture of white vinegar or soap and water, then wipe down the device with a sheet of microfiber cloth or tissue paper. This if possible do it every week as this is the part of the mobile which is most used by use.
  4. Remove your case and clean it up: If your plastic case is looking dull, try soaking it in a bath of warm water and dish soap, then scrubbing at it with a toothbrush. The bristles will help soften up what’s caked on there. Do change your case every 6 months.
  5. Clean up Charging Cables too: A bit of warm soapy water on a clean towel is usually enough to get it wiped down. Be careful not to soak the cable, however. We normally never think about cleaning the Cables.

These 5 steps not only will keep your phone clean and germs free but will also extend the life of your phone. Do try them out and let me know if you have any other tips for cleaning the phones.

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How to play video from your mobile directly to Fire Stick TV or Chromecast

I was searching for an easy way to play video from my mobile directly to Fire Stick TV or Chromecast. I did not want to mirror the phone or send content via internet to TV as all this make things slow. Need it to work thru local wifi setup. And finally, I found Cast to TV app on Android. And I love it.

Cast to TV enables you to cast online videos and all local videos, music, and images to TV, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV, Xbox, Apple TV or other DLNA Devices. Cast to TV and enjoy movies on TV now! Just make sure that your phone and streaming device is connected with the same Wi-Fi. And the format of the media is supported by streaming device.

You can download the app from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cast.video.screenmirroring.casttotv

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OnePlus 2 specs looks like will sell like hot cake

onplus2OnePlus is a Chinese company which started selling phone just 1 yr ago. They make high end quality phones at very low margin so mobiles are quite cheap compare to likes of Samsung or Apple. OnePlus has created a brand values and have a cult following in Asia.

OnePlus sells phone through invitation, which is one of the drawback as you need to wait a long time to get one in your hand. Another drawback is it doesnt use Cyanogenmod any more, it uses in-house OS called Oxygen built on top of Android Lollipop 5.1.

 

Specs:

64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor with 1.8GHz “Octa-core CPUs” (does have some heat issue will need to see how it deals with it)
Adreno 430 GPU.
4GB RAM
5.5-inch, 1080p display
13MP camera and 5MP front-facing camera
3300mAh lithium-ion polymer battery
Dual SIM SB
Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity and Ambient Light
Type-C connector for charging.

Currently it has started selling 64GB models for $389.99 to people with invitations. 16GB model is on its way in the coming months, pricing at $329.99. Oneplus 2 has changable back cover (like Moto phones) which you can buy additional at approx 27$.

Its a solid phone by specs with half the price of any premium phone. You can click here to get your invitation today.

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