Month: March 2013

The first thought that enters your head after dropping an iPhone and cracking the screen is not usually "Wow, it's so beautiful!" Actually, it might be more common to hear a string of obscenities. However, Wired magazine recently sent out a request for readers to send in "artsy" photos of a smartphone or tablet with a…

With the wide range of devices available to consumers today, it can be a relatively muddled process to figure out which mobile device reigns supreme. However, a recent analysis of Twitter activity by social media research firm Investing Analytics might make this task a bit easier. The study looked at Twitter user activity for the dates…

We recently received a story from one of iResQ's regular customers in Somers, Connecticut, that had a spooky element to it. The device's owner shared with us that he had dropped his iPad face down on a cement floor back in November, resulting in a badly cracked glass screen. The owner originally tried to get…

We recently received an iPhone 5 from an owner in Fort Wayne, Indiana, that had seen better days. According the owner, the device was simply dropped, causing it to break. However, the damage we observed during our diagnostic exam was startling. As you can see in the photo, the iPhone had received considerable damage during…

Many people complain about the short battery lives of their favorite devices and smartphones, but with the amount of things that the iPhone is able to do, it's no wonder that it takes a bit of juice to fuel it. If you're one of those people who start to break out in a heavy sweat…

There are a lot of great apps available for your iPad, iPod or iPhone that were created specifically with children in mind. In fact, as we mentioned in a previous blog post, more children today are using technological devices at an earlier age than ever before, making apps useful tools for child development. However, as…

More and more tablets appear to be popping up these days, and as the iPad's popularity continues to soar, these devices are increasingly proving their educational value. For example, a recent Hotelier MiddleEast article detailed how Cesar Ritz Colleges, one of the leading hospitality schools in Switzerland, recently introduced iPads into its classrooms. "The iPad…

Sometimes it can be easy to think that the information entered on our iPads and iPhones is protected as long as you hold the device in your hand. However, this is not always the case. Reuters reported that 27-year-old computer hacker Andrew Auernheimer was recently sentenced to three years and five months time in prison for stealing the…

If you were one of people to purchase one of the original Apple iPods, chances are that device is collecting dust somewhere in your closet. This doesn't have to be the case, however. In a recent TechHive article, contributor Benj Edwards detailed a number of things you can do with your old mp3 device to…

Apple's iPad has quickly risen in popularity, and, with many schools around the country implementing these tablets in the classroom, children are using iPads at an earlier age than ever before. In a recent Fox Business article, contributor Donna Fuscaldo explained that while in the past, child-proofing things consisted of putting locks on cabinet doors, gates…