Month: January 2013

How to improve the battery life for the iPhone 5

If you’re struggling with the battery life of your iPhone 5, there are a few things you should know that could help improve it. A common misconception is that you should let your iPhone battery completely drain before recharging it. In fact, some lithium-ion battery experts suggest doing this only about once a month. This…

Top reasons iPads are good for business

Apple’s iPads are not only popular choices for average consumers, but the devices are increasingly being adopted by schools, hospitals and a variety of businesses. In a recent article, PC Magazine analyst Samara Lynn explained that while there are challenges that still exist when integrating iPads with corporate computing systems, these are outweighed by the…

iBreak story: Milk and iPhones

I don’t know about you, but I do enjoy some cookies and milk. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? How about some milk and iPhone? Doesn’t quite get my mouth watering in the same way. One four-year-old milk and cookies lover from Victorville, California, recently decided to add a little bit of iPhone to the mix. This…

iBreak stories: Calling all mechanics

We received an iPhone from an ironically named city in New York, given the nature of the device damage. The owner comes from Mechanicville, and recently found himself in need of more than one type of mechanic. He told us that his son was in a dangerous car wreck, flipping his jeep. The iPhone was…

iBreak stories: Charged for explosion

When you hear the words, “dangerous explosion,” the first thing that comes to mind is probably not your favorite Apple device – you’re probably thinking of something more along the lines of a classic Die Hard film. But keep an eye on your electronics because it’s not as rare as you might think to have…

iBreak stories: Happy birthday, sonny

One tech-savvy grandmother recently went above and beyond to give her grandson a special gift for his birthday. This Newton, Connecticut, native wanted to pass on her first-generation iPad, but she had begun to run into issues with it. The device would not consistently charge when plugged into a power source. She would have to…

iBreak stories: A great fall

When we get stories in from Apple device owners, we like to share their experiences. This Raleigh, North Carolina, iPad owner didn’t tell us exactly what happened to his device except to note that it “fell down,” but we could imagine: Your iPad fell down, you say? We pictured the iPad teetering on a wall…

What the most expensive apps are used for

Apple’s App Store has more than 500,000 apps, and the majority are free or cost less than $3, according to Complex. With all those free and cheap apps, the average iPhone user might not even bother to look at some of the more expensive options, which can cost as much as several hundred dollars. “Most…

What to do when your iPod touch screen goes black

Apple’s iPod touch devices aren’t just used for listening to music these days. So when your iPod touch screen goes black, your daily routine can be majorly affected. Suddenly, you’re stuck without music, have no Wi-Fi access to news or email and can give up on GPS navigation. Plus, you can count out any social…

How to save your iPhone from the clutches of the porcelain throne

If you were texting while “otherwise engaged” in the latrine and you happened to let your Apple device slip from your hands and splash into the bowl, you’re not alone. It might put you at ease to hear that CNET recently reported that 16 percent of all iPhone accidents occur in the bathroom, with 9…