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Join Digital Sorority For A Power Twitter Party This Saturday #RosaWatchParty

August 12th, 2015 by Christen

Are you ready for a Power Twitter party unlike any other?!?

Power Twitter Party

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you (like most of America) have been watching this summer’s hottest show on TV – Power starring Omari Hardwick and 50 Cent on Starz. Each Saturday we’ve been blown away by the drama and scandal that follows James “Ghost” St. Patrick during his quest to transform his drug business into a legitimate nightlife empire.

This Saturday, we’re fired up and ready for the anticipated season finale of Power and there’s so much left to be answered. Will Ghost and Angela have their happy ending? Will Kanan & Dre get the best of Ghost? What about Tasha? All of these questions will be answered and more during our Power Twitter Party and Digital Sorority will be right there tweeting all the juicy goodness LIVE!

Join Digital Sorority and Rosa Regale on Twitter for a Twitter party like no other! Filled with plenty of trivia, live commentary and Rosa Regale gift packs this #PowerTV #RosaWatchParty is one you don’t want to miss!

A twitter party is only as fun when you’re tweeting with your favorite Power starz and super fans too, right? Catch up and keep up with the action with some of our favorite #PowerTV commentators below:

 

@Power_Starz  |  @OmariHardwick  |  @JosephSikora4  |  @CKAgbohOfficial  |  @NaturiNaughton

@HelloBeautiful |  @MadameNoire

 

 

Follow @DigitalSorority @KelaWalker @GorgeousInGrey and @DivasandDorks for all the fun and join us Saturday, August 15th at 9pm for the #PowerTV #RosaWatchParty.

 

<BONUS> Before the #PowerTV Finale and #RosaWatchParty at 9pm on Twitter BLAB with @DigitalSorority and chat all things Omari, Curtis and Power.  Using Google Chrome, Log onto Blab.IM at 8pm and take the open seat with us! http://bit.ly/PowerBlab

Power Packed Travel: Three Power Accessories Every Traveler Should Own

October 1st, 2014 by Christen

When it comes down to staying connected while on the go, it isn’t always easy to power up without being chained to an power socket in the airport.  Sure some flights now have power outlets available for every seat on certain flights (Thanks Delta) but for those times where there’s no power outlet in sight, these essential power packs could be the lifeline you need on your next trip.

 

 

For the charger connoisseurs

 RavPower RP – P814power accessories

 

 

This isn’t your ordinary travel charger, in my opinion, it is the mother of all things chargstastic!  Most portable power packs only put out 5 volts via USB because the only carry enough power to meaningfully charge smartphones.  But this one offers 5-, 9-, 12-, 16-, 19- and 20-volt output so it can charge notebooks, digital cameras and other portable devices.  Its 23,000 mAh capacity is enough to charge an iPhone 12 times and a tablet several times or bring a notebook back to life.  $99.99 ravpower.com

 

 

 

For the iPhone Fashionista

Everpurse mini

 

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The Everpurse Mini not only charges your iPhone, it ensures you’ll never need to riffle through your purse for it again because the phone docks nearly on the outside.  The built-in charger has enough capacity to recharge your phone three times for up to 48 hours of typical use.  The design is simple and elegant, right down to the clasp doubling as a USB connector to charge the purse.  $129, everpurse.com

 

For the practical traveler

 Tylt Energi + Backpack

 

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This no-nonsense carry-on hides a secret battery capable of recharging your smartphone four times or powering up your tablet at least once.  What’s more, the rucksack’s cleaver design lets you route the cables to any of its fave external pockets or two external pockets.  The backpack also has a slot hidden in the back panel for attaching it to a roller bag, a headphone compartment on the strap and a full-length zipper pocket on the front for airline tickets and passports.  $199.99 tylt.com.

#Celebr8UrStory With Verizon Wireless and Power Your Network!

July 10th, 2012 by Christen

During the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, LA over the holiday weekend – Verizon Wireless kept busy hosting several events celebrating life’s journeys ending with a celebration of your story.

In honor of Verizon’s Celebrating Your Story: Powering Your Network” campaign Verizon Wireless held a media brunch at the legendary New Orleans restaurant, Dooky Chase. The campaign, launched earlier this year in and effort to celebrate black history month beyond February, spotlights seven influential African-American leaders, including the 3 Doctors,  Pastor Marvin Sapp, actor Laz Alonso, trailblazers in sports Tia Norfleet and Malcolm Jenkins Dr. Steve Perry & DJ Beverly Bond. Throughout the dinner, Laz Alonso shared his story on how he’s constantly building his life brick by brick from BET to becoming an acclaimed actor in ‘Avatar’ and details on his upcoming NBC show.

During an afternoon of empowering conversation, candid stories of strength, tenacity and the will to build, grow and continue on the road to success – both Laz Alonso & Marvin Sapp shared words of wisdom and memorable moments.

Laz Alonso & Marvin Sapp speak during the Verizon Brunch at Dooky Chase

 

Guest media enjoyed intimate conversations with Laz Alonso, Marvin Sapp, Verizon executives and more over an authentic New Orleans buffet-style brunch consisting of Gumbo, Mac & Cheese, Fried Fish, Shrimp, Grits and more!  The afternoon concluded with a surprise Verizon gift which included a Verizon Pantech Breakout 4G LTE smartphone.  (Find out how you can win your very own Pantech Breakout 4G LTE below…)

Verizon Brunch at Dooky Chase

 

{Photo Credit: Chris Mitchell}

 

How would you like to win your very own Pantech Breakout 4G LTE smartphone (Valued at $359.99).  It’s EASY!  

 

Simply comment below and share your accomplishment or story that you’d like to celebrate and you’re entered to win.  IT’S THAT EASY!  We will select the best story on July 27th 2012.  

 

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CONGRATULATIONS APRIL!  YOU’RE THE WINNER OF THE #Celebr8UrStory With Verizon Wireless PRIZE PACK!

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Smartphone Power Rangers…Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Battery!

March 27th, 2012 by Christen

I am absolutely obsessed with my smartphone – not just from a techie’s point-of-view either.  But from a safety standpoint, I hate traveling without a working phone.  Since I don’t have the long-lasting battery power of the Droid Razr Maxx (Check out the full review & 17hours of straight battery life here.) – I have to figure out a few tips & tricks to preserve the battery life & overall enjoyment of my Apple iPhone 4S.  Last weekend, during a rare night out without my MyCharge Power pack my phone managed to operate on 1% of power FOR FOUR HOURS. (insert shocked face here…)

One of our great D&D readers, chimed in asking about any tips that I could share to help others with smartphone battery conservation and I thought I’d share a few tips that have helped me below…

 

5.  Close out your background apps…

(Personally, I swear that this is the single-handed reason why my phone survived 4hours with only 1% of battery power.)  With the invention of multitasking apps, many apps that you may have opened and not currently using could be eating away at your battery life.  If you’re not using those apps, it’s best to completely close them…

When the phone is on and unlocked, press the home button on the bottom of the phone twice | Once A bar with four icons appears below your screen, press down on one of the apps until the icons begin to shake | Click on the red ‘minus’ buttons on each of the apps to close them out. 

 

4.  De-activate location services for apps you don’t need…

Does Facebook really need to know where you are all the time?  Cut it short & save your battery with these quick steps…

 Go to Settings icon | Touch “Location Services.” | Go through your apps one by one and determine which ones have to know where you are. | (Do NOT Turn Off location services at the top of the screen.)

 

3.  Not All Push Notifications Are Good Notifications…

Push notifications” are notifications sent by third-party apps straight to your phone through Apple’s servers; when you have lots of them enabled, they can wear down your battery. If you don’t need your phone to constantly check for updates from that new social network you never use anymore, turn off their ability to send you notifications in these easy steps:

Go to the “Settings” icon | Touch the “Notifications” bar | Look at the apps that are in the Notification Center | Switch “Notification Center” from “On” to “Off” for each app you don’t need notifications from.

 

2. Turn Off  “Setting Time Zone” location finder…

Your smartphone is smart…sometimes too smart for its’ own good.  The iPhone seems to check every 24hrs if you’ve changed current Time Zone locations… if you’re relaxing at home for weeks on end, this could be a huge power drain for your device.  Here’s an easy fix to save you some battery life…

Go to “Settings” on your home screen. | Touch the “Location Services” bar. | Scroll down to the “System Services” bar at the bottom and click | Switch “Setting Time Zone” into the “Off” position. 

 

1.  Don’t be afraid to dim the lights…

This is one of the biggest battery sucking problems that most phones have (not just iPhones). Decreasing the brightness on your iPhone (and, really, anything with a screen) can help increase the amount of time the battery stays alive. If you are an iPhone user, it’s easy to adjust your screen’s brightness & you can begin saving some juice in just three clicks.

Touch the “Settings” icon.  | Touch the “Brightness” bar.   | Adjust the bar towards the left until you reach the desired brightness.

Here are just a few of my favorite tips that’ll help you save the life of your battery.  Do you have any sure tips to share? Let us know below…

 

 

GO Green: Eliminate Electronics Wires FOREVER!

June 2nd, 2011 by Christen

How many of you know me…I mean REALLY KNOW ME?  Well here’s a tidbit of information that may be useful in the future.  I AM AN ELECTRONICS JUNKIE & I TAKE THEM WHEREVER I GO! Don’t believe me?  In my purse right now, I’m carrying the following:

  • Apple iPad 2
  • Apple USB chord
  • Apple USB charger
  • BlackBerry 9700
  • BlackBerry 9700 wall charger
  • Apple iPhone 3Gs
  • Samsung camera
  • Samsung camera USB chord
  • Samsung camera wall charger
  • Flip Camera
  • Flip Camera Mino
  • Apple Macbook wall charger
  • Apple headphones
  • (2) Square payment fobs

If you’re wondering why I walk a little funny, it’s because I’m usually carrying 20 – 25lbs of chargers, wires and electronics in my bag!  LOL!

Well not anymore!  Ever since I’ve been using my iGo green charging system, I no longer keep my bag filled with unnecessary wires, just to keep my electronics charged up for whatever comes my way!  Now I charge all of my devices from this convenient wall charger that features two USB ports so I can power & charge two of any of my devices at the same time. Unique tip solution allows you to charge all your devices from one power source. With it’s sleek small, sleek design and foldable blades it’s perfect for travel or home use and in style.

When I emptied my purse, it looked like this…

 

Now!  It looks like this…

 

With my hectic traveling schedule, this device has been a god-send!  No more, searching through wires just to grab my mascara out of my bag…it’s a whole new way of living! LOL!

  • No need to buy a new charger when upgrading your devices; compatible with the latest models
  • Works worldwide; no need for a voltage converter when traveling
  • Charge any two devices at once using two USB outputs
  • Charges at home or office from any standard wall outlet, allowing users to rapidly charge virtually all devices
  • Exceeds ENERGY STAR requirements by over 85% for no-load power consumption to make charging an energy-efficient experience
  • Interchangeable power tips allow you to charge multiple devices with a single charger (iGo power tips sold separately)
  • Use included iGo USB Charging Cable or any standard USB
  • Works with multiple devices, including mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets, smartphones/PDAs, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, digital cameras, GPS devices and more.
  • This is the accessory that you NEED in your life today!

    …and we’re giving one away!!!

    How would you like to WIN an iGo USB Charger of your own?  How To Enter: Describe in the comment section below, “The One Gadget That I Can’t LIVE Without”…and you could WIN! It’s easy as 1-2-3: 1. Comment below. 2. Follow DivasandDorks on Twitter and Facebook. 3. Share the contest with your friends!  Winner will be randomly selected online by Random.org on 6/27/11 and notified via email.  The selected winner will have 72 hours to claim their prize  & if not claimed, a new winner will be selected.  GOOD LUCK!

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    UPDATED:

    CONGRATULATIONS CATHY!

    YOU ARE THE IGO USB CHARGER WINNER!!!

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    Light up NYC on NYE…

    December 22nd, 2010 by Christen

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