Just before Christmas I bought a Google Nexus 5 phone that I am very pleased with. It is in a completely different league to the phones I have had free on my contract in the past. It is even easier to use as a phone.
The heaviest use it gets though is in playing Ingress, a game where you have to get out and about, exploring “portals” of historic or civic value. Fortunately the battery only lasts about 2 1/2 hours when playing the game otherwise I would be out all day playing it.
The case I got for Christmas came with a screen protector but when I fitted it I didn’t know the trick I learnt just yesterday. A couple of little bubbles under the protector were annoying me so I decided to look for another one. Online the protectors often come in packs of 3 and it possibly takes all 3 to get it right unless you do what they did on the market stall where I bought the new one. The pack only contained 1 and they said that it was no problem if you knew what you were doing. They insisted I would be happy with it and then suggested that they would fit it and I would not have to pay unless I was satisfied.
One of the staff then spend about 15 minutes on the task. The 1st two important things, obviously, are to clean the screen and position the protector properly. As expected there were still a few little bubbles caused by dust but then he used masking tape to help lift up the edge of the protector and used the piece of masking tape to remove the dust from the screen and or protector. I assume that the masking tape is stickier than the protector and so lifts off the dust. After going round it a few times the protector was on with no blemishes. I paid up and thought it was money well spent if only to have learnt the trick so that I will no longer have annoying little discs of grey on my phone screens.
The next thing I have to do is to decide whether to buy a battery backup or not, and how big. Do I want to be out all day wondering around Leeds , Bradford, Ilkley etc. Playing Ingress, looking for churches, memorials, stations, statues etc.?