Archive for July, 2013

How to protect your smartphone against theft

According to a survey around 300 mobile phones are stolen in London alone every day. We can’t ignore those numbers.

 

If you don’t want to be a part of this number, Proporta has got a few handy tips for you which could you save from a theft.

 

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Tip 1:  Don’t leave your smartphone lying around carelessly. Treat it like a valuable article.

Tip 2: You shouldn’t forget your mobile phone in your jacket pocket. If your jacket gets caught on your chair or you take it off and leave it unattended, thieves will have an easy job.

Tip 3: You shouldn’t leave your mobile phone in your car, whether it is visibile or not. It isn’t save from potential thieves here either.

Tip 4: Always protect your mobile phone with a screen or entry pin. These make the access to your personal information more difficult.

 
If these tips have come too late and your phone has gone walkies, we suggest taking the following action:

You should directly contact your phone network so that they can block your SIM card.

After this you should call the police so that the crime is registered. Who knows? They may even find it.

 

Is this not enough for you and you want to investigate yourself, for “beginner Sherlocks” there are special apps which can make the hunt much easier.

 

Where’s my Droid:  A very helpful app in case of a theft. You can get this in three versions. Two versions are charged and one free LITE version is available, too. With this app you can block your SD card from home conveniently and take pictures so the culprit can be identified. In additional the app shows you the GPS location of where your mobile phone is.

 

Cerberus Anti-Diebstahl:  This app is very useful as well. You have the possibility to spot your smartphone and to block your personal information. Furthermore, you can activate an alarm tune, this can expose the thief if he is still close by.

 

Lost Droid Finder :  This app has three stand out features: The panic mode, the thief mode and SIM blocking. The panic mode lets your mobile phone ring extremely loud for 3 minutes. This should scare the thief into not wanting to use your phone again. The thief mode allows to show your the GPS location so you can find your mobile phone again.

 
In case your smartphone gets swiped you are now well informed. We hope that you never have to use these tips.
Don’t forget your smartphone is a valuable article, so it deserves the best protection with Proporta cases.

 

 
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25% off site wide sale – ends Sunday

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This weekend only, take 25% off your order on any Proporta-branded products by entering promotion code WEEKEND25 at the checkout.

But hurry, this site wide sale ends on Sunday July 28th 2013.

Shop now

Offer excludes the following non-Proporta branded products: Ted Baker, Barbour, Joules, NAF NAF Paris, Quiksilver, Roxy, The National Gallery, Kenzo, Aquapac, PhoGo, Freedom, Where’s Waldo and any other non-Proporta brand.

Nexus 7 2 vs Nexus 7: What’s the difference?

The 2nd generation Nexus 7 has now been announced, but what is the difference between the first and the second generation?

 

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Here are the main differences which you need to know if you are interested in the new generation Google Nexus 7:

 

 

Display: The display is improved compared to before. Now it has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 compared to the original Nexus resolution of 1280 x 800.

 
Size, weight and design: The size of the new Nexus is the same but it changes the design slightly. Another innovation is that it is now 23g lighter than before, despite being bigger.

 
Specs: Faster, speedier and a return to Qualcomm processor. With the new processor the RAM has been doubled, so it loads much faster than before.

 
Android: A new device means a new version of Android. The Nexus 7 2 gets Android 4.3 instead of 4.3. This means you have a lot of new features and tricks on your Nexus.

 
Conclusion for you:

The new Nexus 7 2 is quicker, faster, slimmer and all round a better tablet. So, if you are a fan of good quality, the new Google Nexus 7 will be the best decision for you.
Keep your eyes peeled for brand new Google Nexus 7 cases made to protect and accessorise the newest Nexus tablet.
 

HTC one Mini

The HTC One is arguably the best Android smartphone.
Now, HTC have introduced the smaller version – the HTC One mini.

If you admired the HTC One but thought it was too big, then the HTC One Mini may be just what you need: many of the HTC One’s great features into a smaller and more pocket-friendly package,
and it retains much of its predecessor’s aluminium beauty. The result is a smaller, less powerful, and less daunting handset that still looks like a member of the One family

Features

Display:720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches

Sound:Vibration, MP3, WAV Ringtones and Stereo Loudspeaker

Memory:Internal 16 GB and 1 GB RAM

Data:Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB

Camera:4 MP, 2688 x 1520 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Weight:122g

Dimensions:132 x 63.2 x 9.3 mm

 

 

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The little One makes a tremendously high quality impression.
Placed around the HTC’s casing is a plastic frame with a ceramic-look that looks for our taste too much like a bumper and possibly a bit strange.
However, the phone is compact and fits nicely in the hand. Even in comparison with the big One, the resolution of the HTC One Mini is very high.
It is sharp, brightly coloured and strong. The touch screen responds instantly. The dual core CPU is good enough for the phone to run smoothly, without any glitches.
Compared to the big One, it obviously cannot match the impressive software features. Whether it’s Blinkfeed, the Beats Audio headphones or its compact size: everything is there.

Find HTC One Cases at Proporta

20% off site-wide for Independence Day Sales

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At Proporta we’re helping our friends across the pond celebrate Independence Day with a site-wide sale of 20% off everything. From iPhone 5 cases to Kindle covers, make sure you accessorize your device in style and bag yourself 20% off with coupon code LIBERTY20.

*Offer valid from 07/04/13 – 07/08/13