Year: 2013

This iPhone shattered when dropped. A DIY repair led to a poor-quality screen.
Sometimes DIY just doesn't cut it. When a Wenatchee, Wash., boy dropped his iPhone, shattering both the front and rear panels, his first thought was to at least replace the front panel himself. But once he had ordered a new screen and attempted to install it, he found that his device would no longer turn on.…

Users must prepare for next generation iPhone repair needs by considering expert predictions.
Apple had a huge year in 2013 with the debut of an advanced operating system as well as new tablet and iPhone models. While these developments were met with relative success among consumers, there is already speculation as to what will be in store for the iPhone 6. As the year nears the end, possibilities continue…

Broken iPhones like this one may could possibly be caused by typing-related frustrations.
Longtime BlackBerry fans and iPhone holdouts may have met their match. Starting in January, the Typo Keyboard Case will be available from Typo Keyboards. The hardshell case is already generating a lot of buzz from the technology world, where the on-screen keyboard (and it's autocorrection failures) featured on iOS has caused much respite. Using a…

Most tablet failures stem from drops and falls.
For any user, a cracked screen or a device failure can be frustrating, especially after investing in the latest models that have the newest technology. Tablets, for instance, can have numerous failures and the new iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 have several reported problems from owners. Although the system is an upgrade from the…

This iPhone took a beating when it was smashed under the hood of a car.
Much like watches, flashlights have somewhat been replaced by advancements in smartphones. From apps to maxed-out screen brightness, iPhones have been used to shed some light in dark places and see beneath more than one couch. But when one Medina, N.Y., man needed to get a good look inside of his car, he found himself…

The iPhone 5s Touch ID has caused issues for many users including rejected enrolled fingerprints.
Of all the tools in the iPhone 5s, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor seems to be the one having the most issues just months after the device's debut. The fix for this situation is not available in an ordinary iPhone repair kit, but may require servicing from a cellphone repair shop. While the tool was…

Broken screens like this one might be a thing of the past when the next iPhone comes out.
The days of scratched iPhone screens may be on their way out. The scratch-resistant sapphire glass used sparingly on the iPhone 5S may be making its way to the screen of the iPhone 6. A report from International Business Times AU claims that the surface, which is currently only in use on the camera and Touch…

Most iPhone 5s users complain about short battery life and Touch ID security.
The holiday season is in full swing and one of the biggest items on wish lists this year may be smartphones. A number of major manufacturers recently rolled out new products, building on previous successes and adding innovative features to bring the devices into the next phase of mobile communication. However, there are still some…

Should children be allowed to use iPads?
Tablets are quickly becoming a standard device among the general population. As more people add them to their arsenals of technology, tablets are also finding their way into much smaller hands – children are gaining increasing access to mobile technology, but is it a good thing? Adam Levin, chairman of Credit.com, believes that parents should…

Battery problems were the most cited issues between iPhone and Samsung Galaxy owners.
While smartphones do make life nowadays incredibly easy, many people still find ways to complain about their devices. Some may be minor everyday annoyances and some could be much worse and require repair. But what are the problems that most users find in their phones? International Business Times listed top smartphone issues plaguing each device, according to…