How to Save Your Phone from Water Damage (Infographic)

Water-damaged smartphones are very popular repairs that we have been doing this summer. Some customers dropped their phone into the lake, some left it in their jeans' pocket and got washed in the washing machine, and for the unfortunate ones, their phone fell into the toilet. It is frustrating but the good news is you [...]

2017-03-03T14:51:08+00:00Phone Repair, Smartphones|Comments Off on How to Save Your Phone from Water Damage (Infographic)

Are the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Really Waterproof?

You’ve probably seen the popular Samsung commercial of Lil Wayne pouring champagne over his Galaxy S7 Edge phone just for kicks. That’s the Galaxy S7 series for you – water-resistant and tougher than any other phone out there, or so they say. And the idea definitely worked. Besides looking attractively classy, the ‘water-resistant’ feature of [...]

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Bring Your Own Phones vs Contract Phones

The Big Four carriers (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile) have been promoting very enticing offers to attract customers to sign up with them. These deals sound very irresistible, especially when the carriers are running a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal, like AT&T’s 2-for-1 promotion on the Samsung Galaxy S6 series and the iPhone [...]

2017-03-03T14:51:09+00:00Mobile Carriers, Smartphones|Comments Off on Bring Your Own Phones vs Contract Phones

How to Fix Apple’s Error 53

Good news to customers whose iPhones were 'bricked' or shut down by Apple's Error 53. Apple has released a solution for the error that disables iPhones after the connector that ran between the Touch ID sensor in the home button was replaced by an unauthorized third-party. Apple has issued a patched version of iOS 9.2.1 [...]

2017-03-03T14:51:11+00:00Phone Repair, Smartphones|Comments Off on How to Fix Apple’s Error 53

How to Fix the Apple ‘1970 Date’ bug

We've been hearing a lot about the "1970 Date" bug that will brick (or shut down permanently) modern Apple devices. There are a lot of videos that show how to do it -- basically you have to manually set the date back to January 1, 1970.  Adjusting the calendar back this far can prevent the [...]

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5 Apps to Help You Get Over an Ex

Are you trying to get over a breakup and nothing seems to work? Have you already deleted their number from your phone but you still know it by heart? Have you been tempted to send them a late-night message to try to fix things? Getting over a relationship is not an overnight process (at least [...]

2017-03-03T14:51:11+00:00Apps, Smartphones|Comments Off on 5 Apps to Help You Get Over an Ex

How to Protect Your Smartphone in Cold Weather

Dry skin, frozen pipes, icy roads -- these are a few unpleasant effects of winter. But besides these, our mobile devices also have a negative reaction when exposed to the extremely cold weather. Our favorite gadgets can endure cold temperatures much better than hot, but that doesn't make them unbreakable. Apple says its iPhones can [...]

2016-01-22T17:16:59+00:00Phone Repair, Smartphones|Comments Off on How to Protect Your Smartphone in Cold Weather

Are Cell Phone Screen Protectors Really Necessary?

After spending hundreds of dollars on a new smartphone, you don't want to end up staring at a scratched screen all the time. These scratches are annoying to see on the display screen, and you can never get rid of them. Smartphones are fragile and always prone to gashes, but you can help prevent these [...]

2016-01-15T14:44:12+00:00Phone Repair, Smartphones|Comments Off on Are Cell Phone Screen Protectors Really Necessary?

5 Signs to Find Out If Your Phone Has Malware

Smartphone malware has started to be increasingly prevalent, and it has become more necessary for users to be aware of how to protect their devices. The more information we store on our phones, the more reason to ensure that we protect our devices because the consequences of such loss become more significant. But let’s face [...]

2015-12-29T17:53:03+00:00Phone Repair, Smartphones|Comments Off on 5 Signs to Find Out If Your Phone Has Malware

What is an Unlocked Phone and How to Unlock It

Are you thinking of switching to another mobile carrier? You might have been told that you need to “unlock” your phone first. This guide will explain what unlocked phones are, why they are locked, and how to unlock them. Locked vs Unlocked Smartphone When you purchase a smartphone in North America, it is going to [...]

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