Month: January 2014

iPhone cases double as self-defense tools

The traditional purpose of phone cases has been protection. Many iPhone users need shells and rubber sleeves that prevent scratching, cracking and – worst of all – breaking.  An iPhone is definitely something that should be kept safe, but what about protection for the device's owner? There may not be an app for that, but…

Best apps to prevent you from needing iPhone Repair (PART TWO)

In Part One we showed you some free apps that can help prevent a visit to the cell phone repair shop. Here are some more, though these come at a price: 1. Last Alert Pro. Ever misplace your iPhone and just know you've left it in an incredibly risky place like the washing machine or…

Best apps to prevent you from needing iPhone repair (PART ONE)

Nobody wants to get an iPhone repair, but sometimes it's just a fact of life. You drop your phone on a rainy day and it gets wet. You leave it frying in the sun and soon find yourself at a cell phone repair shop. These things can't be prevented … or can they? Here are some…

iPad Air debuts in Nigeria

In the wake of a commercial that some have been touting as one of the best ads ever released by Apple, the slim new iPad Air has been selling well in places like Nigeria, where it just hit the market last month. The Nigerian iPad Air is being sold by Core Group Africa, a certified Apple dealer. …

3 home remedies for iPod water damage

It's a rainy day and while rocking out on your walk home, you've managed to land your iPod at the bottom of a sizable puddle. Here are some steps you can take at home to potentially avoid the need for iPod repair (since water damage is not covered by Apple's warranty): 1. Don't turn it on. This…

New iPad Air commercial puts consumer above product

Apple is no stranger to slick designs with an eye toward unparalleled aesthetic beauty, and its newest commercial for the iPad Air is no exception. The commercial, titled "Your Verse Anthem," is not so much an advertisement for the product as a 90-second immersive poetic experience. The TV spot features an expository narration from Robin…

Grand Theft Auto finds its way onto iPhone

The success of the Grand Theft Auto franchise has reached almost mythical proportions, with the recently released fifth version of the game selling 11 million copies in its first 24 hours of being released. So it was only a matter of time before the country's most popular game found its way onto smartphones. The game…

Making that iPhone battery see another seven years

The iPhone is seven years old, and in honor of that anniversary, here's seven ways to ensure your iPhone's battery lasts another seven years, or at least until your next iPhone repair: 1. Turn off Push notifications. If you're anything like the typical millennial, you're getting inundated by Snapchats, Tinder matches and the newest Instagram…

Seven years later: Jobs took a gamble unveiling iPhone

On January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone. In what would begin a dramatic technological and cultural shift, Jobs took to the stage at Macworld Expo in San Francisco with a major announcement. He told the audience that "today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone." He was absolutely right. The iPhone inspired…

Chug plug gets you extra juice

If you've kept that MacBook screen on too bright a setting, left it plugged in all the time, or done any other of the litany of things known to shorten battery life, then you might be in the market for a Chug Plug. Debuting at the recent CES in Vegas, the Chug Plug is an external…