Year: 2013

It is important to set up new iPhones to maximize their potential.
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…

Some of the ways in which people end up with a shattered iPhone defy conventional logic.
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…

iPhones could be getting an upgrade to a bigger screen.
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…

A Japanese iPhone clone will soon be available. The biggest difference is that it runs 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…

Many smartphone owners have had troubles with their iPhone not charging.
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…

iPhone cameras are no match for 100-dogs.
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…

iPads like this one can be useful to retail scammers.
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…

Dropping an iPhone on a hard surface can often lead to a broken screen.
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…

Broken iPhones like this one may have been from the Washington D.C. area, which was the clumsiest part of the country in 2013.
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.…

Mobile users must check their iPhone warranty to ensure that accidents are covered.
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…