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  1. Apple Flops

    Bodge Jobs – Apple’s Biggest Flops

    With its legions of fans and runaway successes, sometimes it might seem like Apple can do no wrong. But it can, and when Apple flops, it flops hard. Here’s the proof: five less-than-stellar projects that the folk in Cupertino would rather forget…

     

    Apple Lisa

    Launched: 1983

    Discontinued: 1986

    Units sold: 100,000

    Original price: $9,995

    Cost to Apple: Estimated $50 million+ on development (source)

     

    The Apple Lisa was one of the first personal computers with a mouse-controlled graphical user interface – a revolutionary feature that we now take for granted – but was hampered by an enormous price tag, fugly design and very few software applications of note. The 5MHz processor, underwhelming even at the time, also struggled to run the operating system. After just a couple of years on sale, the cheaper, better Macintosh had rendered the Lisa obsolete. Legend has it that thousands of unsold Lisas still lie buried in a Utah landfill, possibly plotting their revenge against the Mac.

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  2. The Brits who are destroying their phones (and how not to be one of them)

    For many of us, our mobile phones are vital components of our daily lives. So important, in fact, that when we are forced to go without them we feel lost, confused and alone, like we’ve suddenly been transported back in time to an unfamiliar and hostile land, with no idea how to get home.

    Ok, a bit of hyperbole there. But if our phones are so important to us, why are we so bad at taking care of them?

    Broken phone

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  3. Hack attacks and keeping your phone safe

    The amount of times you see a celebrity post a rather questionable opinion on social media, only for them to later claim their account was ‘hacked’, you may be forgiven for thinking that ‘hacked’ is nothing more than a code-word for embarrassing drunken posts.

    But social media accounts do get hacked, and more often than you may think. According to a survey we conducted in partnership with YouGov, one in ten of us have had a social media account hacked, with a third party gaining access to all our personal information. Yet it is our friends we should be more wary of: one in five of our survey respondents said their mates had accessed their social media account to put up an embarrassing post.

    Hacked

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  4. How to take care of your Gadgets this summer

    The summer months are here and that means there are plenty more reasons to get out and about. Chances are you are not going to leave your Smartphone at home while you enjoy the sunshine, so you need to make sure that you look after it during your summer activities.

    Summer gadgets

    Luckily, as well as investing in Gadget Insurance, there is plenty you can do to take care of your gadgets. Below are some great tips to help you ensure that your Smartphone stays intact throughout summer.

     1. Stay in charge

     

    Summer often means being out of the house and the longer days mean that your phone battery needs to go that extra distance. Keeping your phone fully charged while you are on the go can be  be challenging, so investing in a portable charger is a great idea.

    There are also a few hints and tricks which can help you prolong your phone’s battery life. Try turning the brightness down for example and getting rid of all unused apps. If you are not using  your phone for a period of time then switch it onto airplane mode when it is not in use as this will help to significantly extend the battery life.

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  5. Win official Wimbledon goodies with Protect Your Bubble

    If you are heading to the Wimbledon Championships this weekend, then keep an eye out for Protect Your Bubble.

    On Friday 4th July we will be joining the action to promote our great value Family Gadget Insurance  and our TV adverts featuring John McEnroe. The Protect Your Bubble team  will be meeting the crowds and handing out some free goodies, as well as a 10% discount and the chance to win official Wimbledon prizes.

    Squeak Tennis 11

    If you are not watching the action live then you can still enter to win our Wimbledon goodies,  including a Wimbledon hoodie and his and hers Wimbledon towels. All you have to do is tweet us your Wimbledon or tennis themed pictures to @protectyrbubble, not forgetting to use #PYBWimbledon.

    Whether you are viewing from home, enjoying some strawberries and cream or dusting off your own tennis racket this weekend, we want to see you do it. So whatever you are doing to celebrate Wimbledon, tweet us at @protectyrbubble to get involved.

    If you haven’t caught our Family Gadget advert yet then you can check it out here. For full details of how to enter our Wimbledon competition and for full Terms and Conditions, please see below.

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