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Jack DeBrabander Shares His Simple Hacks to Make Your Cell Phone Last for Years



Jack Estes DeBrabander has been fixing cell phones part-time for a few years now. “It’s a side job that I’ve done while attending college.” Jack currently attends Michigan State University as a Business and Communications Major. “Even though my long-term goal isn’t to become a cell phone repairman, it’s easy work and the flexible hours don’t interfere with my classes.” According to an article by, most cell phones should last about 2-3 years. Over the years, Jack has found a few hacks that people should know if they want to keep their phones working for years to come, and he’s shared them with us below:

Safety First

The most important thing about protecting your phone is keeping it safe from hackers and viruses. Jack recommends several things such as keeping your phone updated with the latest software and patches, avoid public wi-fi whenever possible, don’t give your phone number to every app that asks for it, lock your phone and use strong or two-step passwords, and keep as little confidential information (social security number, personal files) off of your phone. Also, you may want to download an app to help you find your phone in case you can’t remember where you put it. Android phones have a “Find My Phone” tool that you can call your phone on max volume even if you have it set to silent, and iPhone’s have a native “Find My Phone” feature pre-loaded through iCloud. Please know that these features don’t always work if your phone is off or the battery is dead.

Charging Your Phone Completely the First 48 Hours of Use

“A lot of people think that with today’s newer batteries, you can use your phone right away and don’t need to charge it right out of the box.” Jack says that you can usually use your phone right away, but the trick to increasing the life of a cell phone battery is to never let it drop below 50%. “People talk about battery memory, but that’s not necessarily true.” What hurts your battery is when you drain it to less than 20% and then do the full charge. It’s best to use it and charge it right away, even if you’re at 80% or more. Slow charges are actually better on the life of the battery too. Lastly, people need to understand that the chemistry of the lithium-ion battery only allows so many charges over the lifetime of the battery. This means that the more often you drain your battery down to zero, the fewer charges it will have left. Lastly, charging your phone in airplane mode or better yet, having it turned off will help you recharge your phone more efficiently.

Save Battery Life By Changing the Phone Brightness and Features Running In the Background

Unless you need to see in a dark cave, there’s no reason to have your phone’s brightness up full blast. One way that you prematurely drain the life of your battery is by having a brightly-colored wallpaper your screen is turned up to its brightest setting. One way you can preserve battery life is by having a dark wallpaper on your phone. When your phone is set to the Home Screen there will be no need to use battery life to make sure it’s backlit. Also, you can set your phone to go to sleep if there’s less than five minutes of activity. For some people like me, 5 minutes is too short, but to each their own! Also, look at the apps that you have running in the background when you use your phone. You can shut some off or even choose when certain apps are working. You should also restart your phone about three times a week. This way you can be sure that your phone always has the most current updates available. Some phones out there have replacement batteries available, but more often than not, the battery costs about half as much as what a new phone would be.

Buy a Durable Cell Phone Case and Screen Protector 

There are literally thousands of styles and brands of cell phone cases out there.  Because most of them are basically the same as far as quality and durability, you can choose the one that best suits your personal style. There are obviously some who fare better in “unscientific” studies, but after a certain point, it becomes less about protection and more about personal preference. Besides a good cellphone case, be sure to invest in a quality screen protector. There’s nothing out there that will completely protect your phone when it lands “just right” and makes a trademark spiderweb crack across your screen, but anything you can do to protect it in the meantime, the better.

Although this list isn’t exhaustive, it’s a good first step in making sure that your phone lasts as long as it can. “People need to understand,” Jack says “that even though their phones are designed to last about three years, if they don’t need to have the newest version and they take care of their battery, they can keep their same phone for much longer.”

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Ford’s market cap tops $100 billion for the very first time



Ford Motor’s market value topped $100 billion for the first time ever as the automaker’s stock hit a new 52-week high Thursday.

The organization’s shares hopped Thursday by as much as 5.7% to $25.87, hitting another 20 or more year high, prior to shutting at $25.02 a share, up 2.3%. Its fairly estimated worth dropped to $99.99 billion.

The additions have been energized by Ford’s plans to build production of electric vehicles, including the Mustang Mach-E crossover and an upcoming electric version of its bestselling F-150 pickup that is expected out this spring. The efforts are part for a Ford+ turnaround plan led by CEO Jim Farley, who assumed control over the helm in October 2020.

Ford’s presently worth more than crosstown adversary General Motors, at about $90 billion, as well as electric vehicle start-up Rivian Automotive, at $72 billion, which has failed to support acquires following a blockbuster IPO in November. Ford proceeds to altogether trail Tesla, which has a market cap of more than $1 trillion.

The automaker is evaluated overweight with a value focus of $21.83 an offer, as indicated by a normal of 22 examiners arranged by FactSet. Be that as it may, not all Wall Street examiners haven’t totally gotten tied up with Ford’s turnaround.

“The stock market’s attraction to the Ford EV story continues to take us by surprise,” Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas told investors in a Thursday note called “Ford Market Cap Crosses $100bn: What’s In the Price?”

Morgan Stanley’s value focus for Ford is $12 an offer. Its bull case for the stock is $25 an offer, as indicated by Jonas.

“Ford’s share price movement is impressive and management deserve credit for changing the strategic narrative, triggering a re-rating,” Jonas said. “However, at this juncture, we believe the risks facing Ford and the sector are rising faster than the opportunity.”

Jonas refered to worries including the auto industry’s historically cyclical nature returning, challenges in scaling EV production and more competitive and engaging EVs entering the market against Ford.

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Humble Beginnings to Raising millions



Naseeb Abbas, Also known as Prince Naseeb, a dedicated humanitarian aid worker and a talented faith inspired singer has raised a staggering total of £500,000.00 together on a personal Justgiving page in addition raised an estimate of £3,000,000 collectively in a 3 year period with the generous support of his faithful following gained by the widespread appreciation of his vocal talents.

With a following of nearly 60,000 on all social media platforms collectively, Naseeb has become somewhat of a household named and this together with his transparency on social media has led to thousands of people entrusting him with their charitable donations.

In the past he has worked closely with many reputable charities, including Human Relief Foundation with whom he undertook his first deployment to Jordan in June 2017. Adam Kelwick, International Fundraiser at Human Relief Foundation has previously described Naseeb as being ‘extremely likeable and humble, despite his many talents.’

The suffering and anguish of people that he saw in Jordan has led to his deployment to several other countries including Bangladesh, Yemen, Burma and Pakistan to hand deliver aid to thousands of more people.

Naseeb is currently working with Kashmir Orphan Relief Trust (KORT), a charity which provides for the needs of hundreds of orphan children in his hometown of Mirpur, Azad Kashmir as well as serving humanity in and around Pakistan.

He plays a fundamental part in raising funds for the charity through his various social media platforms and hopes to continue working in close association with KORT to serve humanity and help provide a safe and loving environment for the children in their care.

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You have the power to shape your own luck says entrepreneur Mark Lachance



For many of us, life can feel like a never-ending cycle of hard work with little reward. Author-entrepreneur Mark Lachance’s new book “The Lucky Formula” offers a way out. In his book, he lays out the formula for attracting good fortune in both business and personal life by harnessing the power of luck. The book includes personal anecdotes and teaches readers how to use a variety of techniques such as visualization and meditation in order to attract success; all with an emphasis on keeping things positive.

With the goal of helping readers create their own luck, this book shares stories on how certain events in his past led him to unlock secrets for bringing success into one’s career path – all while revealing the misfortunes and trials he faced along the way.

Mark Lachance has been making waves in the social media marketing world for years now. He’s a pioneer of this niche, with a career that would inspire any rookie or contemporary to try their hand at entrepreneurship. His story is one that encompasses both passion and tenacity, as he has been in the trenches but always comes out on top.

His early years as a sports agent served him well, giving him insight into the world of branding and marketing. His time spent working with companies helped shape his ideas for entrepreneurship – launching multiple successful businesses under Mark’s belt including Maxy Media  the number 1 digital marketing powerhouse in Canada when it comes to monthly spend on Tiktok.

Mark was living the dream. He had it all- until he lost everything. A few bad decisions led him into debt and depression, but this man refused to give up on himself or his dreams. When Mark found out that he could no longer pay his rent, he woke up one morning with a plan to start over from scratch. That day marked the first of many days that would lead him back into success.

For anyone who is down in the dumps, don’t give up hope. You are stronger than you think. Keep fighting through life’s struggles and see it through.

And if you’re interested to see the same success and attract more luck in your life, grab a copy of his upcoming book, The Lucky Formula, and learn how you can stack the odds in your favor and cash in on success. You can start with calculating  your Lucky Score. Simply go to to calculate your ability to attract Luck and Success.

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