Put your unused electronics to good use

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Did you know that the average Dubai household has more than AED 5,000 worth of electronic devices lying around unused? Most people have 3 to 4 unused devices that do nothing more than gather dust in the back of a drawer. These devices may be ignored because of damage, buying a new model or simply […]

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Managing your electronic waste

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All of us own multiple gadgets. From phones to laptops, tablets and smart watches; each of these come with an entourage of wires, chargers, batteries and accessories. The gadgets we consume and the electronic waste we generate is very quickly ending up in landfills. This heap seeps toxic chemical waste into the earth and water […]

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Think circular

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How does a business align itself with the circular economy? By reducing waste, by unlocking the value of existing material or by spreading the life of a product over more than one user. A regular existing business can reinvent itself and contribute to the circular economy by reimagining the work model to suit today’s needs. […]

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How to maintain your laptop and sell it for the best price

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Your laptop has served you long and well, and now it’s time to make some money off it! Yes, that’s actually possible, but only if you had this in mind from the start. A well maintained laptop will sell for an impressive price on the secondary market – all you have to do is put […]

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Phone trivia

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Every generation goes through a momentous event in their lifetime and we’re the ones who have seen phones changing form drastically. We have witnessed them evolve from heavy desktop rotary dial phones which were attached to cords coming out of the walls of our homes to the sleek smartphones that we carry around in our […]

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A quick guide to selling used electronics

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Is everyone you know managing to get great prices for their old phones and laptops? Getting the most for your tech is really quite simple. All you have to do is understand the basics. After that, navigating the secondhand market and scoring a good price while selling your used phone or laptop will not be […]

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Understanding phone depreciation

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Just like cars lose value as you drive them out of the showroom, phones depreciate the moment they are unboxed. Phones losing value is an extremely quick process, making understanding the rates of depreciation very important. This is especially relevant if you like to sell your old device at the best value and upgrade when […]

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Electronics and the carbon footprint

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When listing cars, heating, air conditioning are prime sources of harmful emissions, don’t forget the devices you’re constantly hooked up to. Yes, using those convenient gadgets hurts the planet! In the devices category, smartphones alone make a larger carbon footprint than desktops, displays and tablets put together. Carbon footprint and embodied carbon in simple terms […]

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How to take care of a touchscreen

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A touchscreen is one of the most sensitive parts of a gadget. Neglecting the touchscreen of your electronic device may lead to damage or downtime. Apart from the inconvenience this causes to you, it will also mean loss of value when you want to sell your phone, laptop, smartwatch or tablet. Here are a few […]

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White Friday deals and sales

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The White Friday sale in the UAE is scheduled on and around November 26, 2021. As expected, there will be mouthwatering discounts and the best deals across all product categories. All things electronic will also be up for grabs at throwaway prices! This is when you should look for the best electronics deals to upgrade […]

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Common laptop problems and how to fix them

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Handy, lightweight, and portable, the convenience of laptops has made them indispensable. But laptops come with their own set of problems, simple issues that can easily be fixed. We’re listing some of the most common snags faced by the average laptop user and suggestions on how to fix them. Read on! Speed Is your laptop […]

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How to maintain your smartphone camera lens

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Bought your smartphone for its amazing camera? All those hours of poring over details like megapixels, the kind of optical zoom, rating of its front camera, whether it has a wide angle lens, the quality of the lenses and how it captures colors in terms of real life may come to nothing if you’re not […]

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Save rare earth elements – recycle and reuse electronics

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Did you know that the average smartphone has thirty different elements? And that many of these elements are extremely rare? Rare enough that our nonstop smartphone consumption will ensure that the earth runs out of them sooner rather than later. Gallium, indium, silver, tantalum, yttrium and arsenic are a few elements on the list that […]

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Environmental Impact of Smartphones

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Do you know the impact a smartphone has on the environment? Or the effect such a small device has compared to giant gas-guzzling trucks and jet airplanes? The answer will shock you! Research carried out by McMasters University in Canada shows some truly staggering statistics: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which includes smartphones, laptops, desktops […]

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How to back up your phone data

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A wave of anxiety about the data stored on your phone washing over you? You must be about to move to a new phone! Years of photos, videos, personal details and work – it’s all on the device that you have decided to sell. While losing access to data or realizing that precious memories are […]

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6 must do’s before selling your laptop

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Thinking about upgrading to the latest machine? Why not put your old laptop on the secondary market and help yourself pay for the new one! But before you go ahead and sell your laptop, here are 6 things you should do to keep yourself safe and organized. Remember to back up your data Backing up […]

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New phones alert!

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2021 promises to be an exciting year for phone enthusiasts, with everyone from Apple to Huawei and Samsung competing to show off their new wares. This calendar year’s Q4 is going to be especially eventful for gadget heads. Before we talk about what’s just launched and what else to expect in the coming months, just […]

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Selling your used electronics – why NorthLadder?

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Is your old laptop sitting around gathering dust? Look into those drawers, you’ll find a phone or two, and maybe even a tablet or a smartwatch that’s not being used. The perfect stock for a side hustle. Jokes apart, you can make a tidy sum selling your used electronic gadgets, but only if you know-how. […]

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How to buy the right laptop

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Buying a new laptop involves two major steps. One – reaching a decision about which one to buy, and two – figuring out how to pay for the fancy new gadget that you just set your heart on! In this article, we’re going to walk you through how to go about doing both. The best […]

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Till when is your smartphone safe to use?

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Smartphone safety is not just about hardware, it has a lot to do with the software the device is running on. This means that the security of your phone can be compromised not only through physical access and passwords, but also through software that has not been updated. This situation typically arises when you have […]

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Did you know? Fun facts about smartphones

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From keeping us up to date with the news and tracking our fitness levels to entertaining us and doubling up as a watch or an alarm clock; smartphones have become an essential part of our lives. Since there’s usually only talk about the many uses and qualities of this amazing gadget, we thought we’d put […]

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How to buy the right tablet

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In the world of devices, portability is king. And when it comes to a lightweight and easy to use gadget, tablets rule! Ideal for browsing, reading, video calling and playing music and video games; tablets are giving laptops tough competition. With more and more options available to choose from, selecting the right tablet can be […]

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Celebrate Christmas with a full wallet!

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As a budget-aware family, you too would have postponed upgrading your electronic gadgets till the start of the December sales. With shopping and gifting being mandatory and even necessary during the holidays, it is only smart to be prepared with a Christmas budget. After all, will the old phone which keeps hanging last you another […]

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How to buy the right smartwatch

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Which smartwatch is right for you? With wearable tech available as so many options, this question can set off pages of discussion. The variety of smartwatches is so wide that when you select one that suits you, it’s almost as if it has been customized to your requirement! We’re listing some factors that will help […]

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