It's very likely that you love your smart phone or tablet. It's also very likely that somebody else does too. More often than not, a compliment, and a few 'oohs' and 'aahs' would suffice. Unfortunately, some people take it to the next level and would attempt to steal it. Here are four ways you can help them do just that:
1. Unnecessary flashing: Let's face it, it's no use buying an expensive gadget if you can't show it off. But too much of that, and you're unlikely to own your gadget for much longer. Avoid bringing out your gadget in rowdy public places such as bus stops, buses and markets. Even when driving in traffic, tone it down a little so you don't lose your car window and device at the same time. If you're particular about not missing calls, use a headset while on the move.
2. 'Let me see' syndrome: So many people have lost their devices to the 'let me see' syndrome. This is a scenario where someone you barely know asks to view pictures, videos or apps on your device, and mysteriously disappears with it. If someone you barely know wants to view your device, you would do well to stay close to them.
3. Forever Charging: If you keep charging your device everywhere you go, you are bound to lose it sooner rather than later. Having a low battery is not the end of the world, so don't be too desperate to charge your phone when your battery is low.
4. Owambe: Parties are a good place to lose your device. It is easy to get so carried away with excitement that you are less careful than usual. A simple way to ensure that your devices come out unscathed from parties is to be device conscious. Another tip is to hold on to only one device throughout the event.
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