Month: December 2013

Five tips for setting up a new iPhone

The holiday season surely yielded new smartphones for countless people. Are you one of them? Get a new iPhone? Here are five things that you can – and should – do to set up your new device. 1) Getting started There is a series of steps that comes with becoming the owner of a new iPhone. According…

Top 4 most ridiculous ways to end up with a shattered iPhone

Every now and then, you may end up with a shattered iPhone through good ol' fashioned clumsiness. After all, which one of us hasn't been guilty of accidentally dropping our phone while answering a text message or plopping our device in a pool or lake? But, every now and then we hear tales that seem…

iPhone, iPad rumors for 2014 include bigger screens

Apple is going big in 2014. According to Forbes contributor Anthony Kosner, rumors are circulating about the iPhone 6 and what he refers to as the "iPad Max." The release of these devices in May and October, respectively, will see Apple focusing on bigger screens. As predictions continue, analysts seem to believe that this is…

Japanese company clones iPhone, installs Android

For some smartphone users, the Apple vs. Android debate may be a little closer to ending. According to CNET contributor Brooke Crothers, Japanese company Iosys has cloned the iPhone 5c. The device, dubbed the ioPhone5, bears more than a striking resemblance to its inspiration. There is one major difference, however: The ioPhone5 runs Android. Crothers said…

Power up your iPhone with the right charger

When you get a brand new device, you'll likely want to play around with it and explore its features all day in order to set it up to your preferences. However, this can cause the battery to get extremely low in a matter of a few hours, especially when using apps or video that eat up…

iBreak: Dog-gone iPhone comes back

Protip: Do not ever buy your dog an iPhone. The following will have a higher chance of occurring. When a walk-in customer from Olathe, Kan., found their device inside of a 100-pound dog's mouth, they had more to worry about than just getting it back. A well-placed bite left the rear camera lens cracked and the…

3 of the worst fake iPad stories

The holidays are coming up, and tablets are surely on many Christmas lists. But consumers have reason to be wary when purchasing iPads. Since the device first hit shelves, scammers have been buying them up and returning the boxes to retailers – iPad nowhere to be found. The box, re-wrapped to deceive store employees, is…

3 most common ways iPhones are broken

Smartphones are extremely useful tools for a variety of reasons, which may be one of the reasons why mobile owners carry the devices around everywhere. However, this hardware often is exposed to numerous events that can damage the system and cause it to need replacement or extensive repairs. For example, many iOS users may experience…

3 of the clumsiest states put iPhones at risk

Washington, D.C. has not been good to iPhones. According to protection plan provider SquareTrade, the nation's capital had the highest frequency of iPhone damage claims in the country for 2013. Considering that it was number 30 on last year's list, these recent developments are making it a scary time to be a smartphone near Capitol Hill.…

Read the fine print before choosing an iPhone warranty

With any device, owners need to consider what they need it for and what kind of protection will be required to keep the hardware running. This can include plans that detail procedures for when an iPhone is dropped or the user has an equipment malfunction with any of the smartphone's components. As more issues continue…