Posts From Sophia Whitham

Is the Kindle Oasis waterproof? Does it have an IP rating?

If you're a fan of reading in the bath, at the beach, or by the pool, then a waterproof e-reader would make a reasonable investment. The trouble is, most of them aren't waterproof at all, and many aren't even water-resistant. While a wet book may end up with curled-up pages, a wet Kindle may be...

Should you get a Kindle? Is buying an e-reader worth it?

If you want to start a debate in a room full of readers, then ask them whether they use a Kindle or not. Somehow, the Kindle has become an extremely divisive piece of tech, with one side proclaiming them the end of paper books and the other seeing them as a useful gadget and welcome...

How to clean your phone’s USB port

Given the lives our phones live, it’s not surprising that their ports need a little TLC every once in a while. No matter how rugged your smartphone is, nor how rugged your phone case is, there's bound to be some level of dirt and dust accumulation in the USB port after prolonged rough use, especially...

How to cancel your Audible membership and delete your account

Signing up for Audible is easy, but somehow canceling your Audible membership is a lot more complex. In this article, we'll show you how to cancel your Audible subscription on Android, iPhone, and desktop, plus how to delete your account for good. Let's get into it. How did you sign up for Audible? The process for canceling...

How to delete or deactivate your WhatsApp account

WhatsApp is the most popular Instant Messaging platform in the world, and it got there by providing a fairly seamless onboarding and usage experience. But what if you don't want to use WhatsApp anymore? As far as deleting accounts goes, permanently deleting your WhatsApp account is actually one of the easier processes. Here’s everything you...

How to clean your phone’s camera lens

We’ve all been there. You go to take a quick snap with your phone, and the image looks blurry, so you grab your shirt, blow on the lens and give the camera a rub to get a clearer shot. While the occasional buff with a soft item of clothing shouldn’t do any harm, there are...

How to clean your phone screen

When was the last time you cleaned your phone screen? Like, properly gave it a clean? Besides making your phone screen look blurry, fingermarks and the grime of daily life can also turn your phone into a mobile germ farm. In fact, a study by the University of Arizona found that your phone is likely...

How to delete or deactivate your Instagram account

Considering how easy it is to sign up for an Instagram account, you’d think it would be equally easy to delete your Instagram account, but you’d be wrong. In this post, we will cover how to delete your Instagram account permanently and how to deactivate it if you just want to take a break from...

Locking a verified business account for being underage: Where’s the logic, Twitter?

For those that don’t know, the official and verified XDA Developers' business Twitter account was unjustifiably locked by Twitter today as it was suspected of being owned by someone underage. Now, two parts of that sentence don’t make much sense. XDA’s Twitter is a business account, and we don’t know many businesses owned by pre-teens. ...

How to clean your phone’s speaker grille

It doesn’t take long for dust, dirt, and debris to find their way into all of the nooks and crannies of your phone, irrespective of whether it is an Android flagship or an iPhone. If your phone speaker has started to sound a bit muffled, or the grille is looking a bit furry around the...

I hate my Mac – Here’s why I’m moving to Windows

As introductions go, this is definitely one of the more divisive ways to introduce myself. But where’s the fun in being prudent? After a decade of worshiping the shiny Apple logo on my Mac, I’ve finally seen the light and will be switching to my first Windows OS since Windows XP. Considering I just used the...