Month: June 2013

Expected dip in Apple shipments could drive demand for iPhone repair services

Some people will do whatever it takes to get the latest and greatest device that's out there, even if its purported benefits are actually quite miniscule. Still, it's hard for someone to get their hands on the next-generation option if it's not available. It's a classic example of the law of supply and demand, but…

Pets boost iPhone repair needs

Teachers never buy the classic "my dog ate my homework" excuse, but they should if students use an iPad or iPhone to complete coursework. Dogs and cats may be wonderful, but they're also smartphone killers. According to a recent report from extended warranty provider SquareTrade, common house pets have destroyed 8 million smart devices in…

Future MacBook models could be see-through

There have been numerous recent developments with Apple surrounding its MacBook model. One major development is the release of a new patent document which potentially indicates that future MacBooks may include a "dual-sided trackpad" that  would take the place of the traditional mousepad, according to Digital Trends. "According to the patent document, the dual-sided panel…

Latest MacBook Air reportedly has Wi-Fi connectivity issues

The newest versions of the ultra-sleek MacBook Air come loaded with all sorts of great features, including a card equipped to let Apple fanboys and fangirls use 802.11ac, the very latest Wi-Fi connectivity standard. However, MacBook Air users may get more than they bargained for if they try to go online via a hotspot. Although…

Tips for controlling iPhones, iPods and iPads owned by kids

Kids today have sophisticated, expensive gadgets like the iPhone, iPod and iPad, but that doesn't mean they always know what to do with these devices. Sometimes, just throwing these electronics at the kiddies and saying "Have at it, little one!" is not the best strategy. Children often need their wiser parent figures to make rules and…

Avoid iPhone zombification

Most people have seen Apple's latest round of commercials, in which the company showcases average people and their everyday use of Apple gadgets in an effort to highlight how integral their electronics have become. While these commercials have been received favorably for the most part, Nokia recently released a commercial portraying iPhone users in a…

Doing new things with the iPod classic

With all the new devices and models hitting the market at a faster rate than ever before, it can be easy to fall in with the masses urging you to sell your old models and upgrade to the latest gadgets. In a recent Woodlands Online article, contributor Morgan Kinney reviewed some of Apple's most popular…

Original Apple set for auction – Could your MacBook be next?

For those of us that are old enough to remember, the release of the first Apple personal computer was a seminal moment. Never before could any of us imagine having instant access to so much computing power in the comforts of our own homes. This notion may seem a little bit antiquated now in the…

How to avoid iPhone data roaming charges when traveling abroad

Due to the ever-increasing popularity and functionality of smart devices like Apple's iPhone, it is no longer practical to leave these gadgets at home while traveling. However, while these devices are relied on more for a wide range of purposes, it is important to understand how to avoid accumulating massive data roaming charges when abroad.…

How to use your iPad to effectively edit Microsoft Office docs

Microsoft recently announced the release of a Microsoft Office app for iOS, making the application available for Apple's iPhone – but not for the iPad or Android operating systems. While reviews have been mixed so far, it is worth noting how the release has spawned a flurry of commentaries regarding the iPhone's role in the office.…