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The Stern Report (12.26.12)

ABC News' Technology Editor Joanna Stern reveals secrets for keeping your gadgets in top shape.
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Transcript for The Stern Report (12.26.12)
So you've ever after presents and Santa brought you some high tech and high value gadgets how do you avoid ruining them. ABC news technology editor Joanna stern is here with an expert advice good morning -- Good morning so I guess the first thing is as I know I'd probably crack the iPad the minute I and wrapped it let's talk about protecting the -- had seven. Hopefully fingers crossed so yes first thing you want to do get a case seems pretty obvious but many if you're a little bit like -- you're -- nearly all they little -- -- -- -- say is that it gotten you wanna get something that's a little bit more durable so this is the -- -- this is a great great one this is a super -- for kids. And is -- it's really -- -- yet this is for kids this is mostly for kids but. You know I'm not I'm upset about it you know -- -- -- that you might want -- at exit 35 dollars on this one this is -- -- a new one here from hard candy. For the iPad mini this is fifty dollars this actually has a built in screen protector so you don't need to move on -- and talk about here which -- sunscreen protectors or get there. This is one of my new favorite iPhone cases and so it's -- I it looks like I'm reading about right now I mean I might be reading the Bible I don't know you've got iPhone. Built I didn't -- and also a while Elton and how much is as a -- that -- This unfortunately sixty bucks and it's Moore -- that we're talking about this yet -- -- actual leather it is. That's. No other real whether you really making a statement at this -- so definitely and that's a good case. It goes along way and you also mentioned the screen protectors began best huge people -- things all the time it be really -- so. If you're like me you put your voting your bag and I actually don't actually practice -- impeachment don't always have a case on. But I also have -- keys in my bag he's -- on the screen. Put a screen protector -- and you're actually able to protect the screen it will prevent scratches isn't something expensive bid to add on to your phone -- the so these are actually it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You can lose your identity so. -- -- the main things I always tell everyone first thing you get that phone get that tablet what a password on it so on android ill let you do this really cool thing here we can actually -- pattern. -- no announcement that pattern. On the iPhone you can also put -- in America not to -- -- -- android so make sure you have a good password you're remembering and just -- and it takes a couple extra seconds but it's -- and what about this this search technology if you -- something you can actually -- that went on to your iPad as well yes exactly so you want to make sure that you set -- find my iPhone -- find my -- this as a service apple provides. If you lose your iPad you can go on going -- iCloud account you can see where it is so it's really easy -- enable here -- enable that in this settings -- menu under iCloud. If you don't have an iPhone and iPad you can -- -- an android -- -- in new app called look at how. Look at -- that it's really simple to -- you can actually see right here misting devices it pulls up where you are. -- it was exactly where that uses GPS it's great to see its safety use a lot of people everybody -- going to be tracking me. These services are meant for security -- -- you can always I didn't think it's stolen which is fantastic exactly -- you Joanna stern -- ABC news technology this is doing today.

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