Month: April 2013

MacBook Pro takes the cake as best-performing Windows laptop

MacBook owners and Windows aficionados alike will delight in the news that a new study has named the 13-inch MacBook Pro as the best-performing Windows laptop. According to a recent KSL article, PC services company Soluto recently performed "frustration analytics" on some of the top PC brands available today, and Apple came out on top above…

How to block graphic content on your iPhone, iPad and iPod

The advent of smartphones like the iPhone, as well as the advances in technology used for iPod and iPad devices, have beneficially impacted many parts of modern life. However, the access people have to technology today has also changed a few parenting strategies. In a recent Techlicious article, contributor Elizabeth Harper explained how to block…

The good and bad iPhone guardians

As iPhones reach the pinnacle of popularity and sales continue strong, the iPhone is popping up as a topic in more and more conversations. It would seem that the iPhone has reached a level of importance that it is more firmly integrated with daily life. As the iPhone shows up in more news stories, I…

Top fixes for a sticky MacBook keyboard

It is not as rare as you might think to spill a big glass of something all over your MacBook keyboard, shorting out the device and rendering it useless. However, even those who are careful and have not spilled something directly on an electronic device have likely run into a sticky key or two in their time. Keyboards…

Top reasons not to give a hoot about AppleCare

Many Apple device owners struggle when trying to decide whether to invest in the AppleCare Protection Plan that sales represents often aggressively pitch to customers. If you break your iPhone, you will likely be ecstatic that you were cautious enough to purchase the plan. However, the plan is not cheap. Plus, it is purchased for…

As iPhone 5S release date approaches, older models remain as popular as ever

It is common to see sales of iPhone models currently on the market die down as the company ramps up preparations for an upcoming release of the next-generation model. However, recent survey data shows a different scenario this time around. According to GigaOM, many people have been anxiously awaiting Apple's earnings announcement for first quarter…

DIY repairs could cause more problems than they solve

Many iPhone owners have dropped their phone only to pick it up and see that all-too-familiar web-like crack stretching across the display. It's common to break a phone, and, due to the replacement fees and other repair costs, many people turn to the internet for guidance on how to fix their broken screens themselves. However, Consumer Reports recently revealed…

What can’t the iPhone do?

There have been a number of recent stories demonstrating how the iPhone's capabilities seem to be endless. This is one of the things that has contributed largely to the rapid adoption of smartphones: Because of apps, these devices can be made to do so many different things and thus be used for a wide variety of purposes.…

Apple returns 8 million iPhones

While many have likely returned a cell phone or other device in their time, they probably haven't returned 8 million. According to a report from China Business, Apple returned somewhere between 5 and 8 million iPhone devices to manufacturer Foxconn after discovering the "appearance of substandard or dysfunctional problems." Mashable's Bryan M. Wolfe detailed that the report…

Dating is easy with an iPhone

Dating dynamics in recent years have changed, with more people turning to the web to meet Mr. or Mrs. Right. Match.com, one of the top dating sites in America, recently performed a survey that shed light on how single people use technology when dating. The survey collected insight from roughly 5,000 single men and women…