“Gently Used,” “Pre-Owned,” and “Second-Hand” are all terms that people are typically wary of when purchasing a smartphone. But it’s not the “used” aspect of the phones that should make buyers cautious—it’s the potential scams they might face in the buying process. Quick reminder: iParts and Phone Repair has smartphone buy/sell services you can trust. […]
It’s official! The iPhone 12 is here, and it has some incredible features for both Apple lovers and Apple newbies alike. Launched on October 23, the iPhone 12 has a family of four models: the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. In this blog, we’ll […]
A broken tablet makes it impossible to work, stream, shop, or participate in social media, which quickly becomes inconvenient and frustrating for you. Even more inconvenient, though, is ignoring the problem with your tablet and allowing it to worsen before taking it to a professional. The good news is—most tablet damage is repairable and affordable, […]
Knowing who to call when you need smartphone repair can save you a lot of time and money. And now during quarantine, with the uncertainty of some Apple shops opening while others remain closed, the hunt for an available local phone repair shop can certainly weigh you down. Googling “repair shop near me” or “phone […]
School is back in session – and you’re already exhausted. Chances are, your laptop or desktop is too. Even if you’ve invested in a MacBook 15” Pro with a packed RAM of 16 GB, that space fills up quickly with Zoom Meetings, study guides, and PowerPoint slides. And when you’re not running out of storage, […]
Looking for an expert solution to your damaged PS4 or Xbox? Whether it’s a disabled HDMI port, a blinking blue light, or even an obnoxious fan noise, gaming consoles are fairly well-known for mishaps. Some of these issues are easy, in-home fixes. However, many PS4 and Xbox One issues require professional game console repairs from […]
If you own an iPhone and you’re a human being, chances are you need a screen repair! Either you dropped your phone on the kitchen floor, your kid got a hold of it, or it fell out of your pocket – no matter the amount of “UE”s, Apple iPhones are known for easily cracked screens. […]
After the “bendgate” fiasco with Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+ models, users have every reason to consider when they’ll next need a professional smartphone repair. Apple phones, like the iPhone 6 through the iPhone SE 2, have proven overheating and battery drain issues. Galaxy smartphones aren’t spotless, either, as Samsung revealed in a monthly […]
As the biggest company in the world, Apple operates to different rules from other businesses. That was apparent against last week when Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, partly blamed weaker-than-expected iPhone sales on leaks about future products. Cook said that there had been a “pause in purchases” due to “earlier and much more frequent reports about […]
Considering the way mobile phones have allowed us increasing untethered liberation, it’s not a surprise to see the exponential growth of cellphone, especially smartphone, users. The Pew Research Center says 64 percent of Americans owned a cellphone in 2014. And there are no signs that number is going to stop growing any time soon. But […]
Don’t Dump Your Broken Cell Phone, Fix It! Like most people, you’ve probably owned and run through a couple of phones by now. Chances are, you’ve already experienced one or more of the following as well: casing problems and dock charging problems, to broken or shattered glass screens and battery woes. Almost Everybody’s on Mobile […]
Would that the great philosophers were here today to aid in the decision. Whether you’re entering the world of phones, or more likely, replacing one, this question has caused flurries of fevered research and sleepless nights. People tend to be more comfortable with what they know, and this propensity increases when technology is involved. Apple’s […]
There comes a time in every phone’s life, to make the decision to repair or replace. A 2015 study by a Gallup Panel found that 44% of American smartphone owners automatically replace their phones every two years, driven by the contracts offered by major wireless providers Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.
Smartphones are wonderful, no argument! They streamline both work life and personal errands. Games, books and movies keep us amused. Apps support self-improvement. And communication options keep everyone in touch, fostering the opportunity to create and deepen relationships. Alas, they are a two-edged sword. Imagine sitting across from your date, and they nonchalantly pick up […]
As the capabilities of portable electronic devices increase, so do our investments. Whether you pay entirely up front or distribute the cost across months, it’s important to consider the value of your device and if it’s worth laying out more cash to protect it against mishaps.
Don’t cry over spilt milk, unless it landed on your mobile phone. Even so, resist the urge to cry, because you’re more likely to revive the phone with a fast response. Turn off your phone right away to prevent short circuits. Take the battery out, this will power down the phone immediately. Since iPhone batteries […]
It usually happens the day after the product warranty expires, Murphy’s Law being alive and well (and loving the computer age). Your phone has been working fine, and suddenly there are death rattles. Calls drop, apps crash, the battery fades faster than party guests at cleanup time.
Do you ever go online at a coffee shop to catch up on emails? Shop online while using the free Wi-Fi at a hotel? Check your bank balance while in line at the grocery store? If so, you could be opening your cyber life to a nasty invasion of privacy. Unsavory people can use open […]
The technological marvel that is today’s phone: you baby it with a protective case, safeguarding the expensive little computer that it is. You keep it dry and happy. But how do you treat the very heart of your darling, the battery? Best of Health Technically, a battery is only fully healthy for a short period […]
Mobile gaming has come a long way from the nascent days of the 1st generation iPhone’s bold attempts to dethrone Nintendo in this arena. Now, the pricing paradigm has shifted, much to Sony and Nintendo’s chagrin, to 99 cent apps and the more premium gaming experiences of $5, $10, and even the rare $15 game […]