Month: February 2014

It's really not possible to sit in front of a computer for eight hours and expect to be productive 100 percent of the time. If you can do that, congratulations on your superhuman focus. But for the rest of us, Flappy Bird is waiting. Or cat videos on YouTube. Or any of the other myriad…

The situation A customer reached out to us with a two-pronged problem concerning their 64gb iPad. The first problem the customer noticed was a sudden failure to sync. IPads should begin syncing by default when plugged into a computer, so the fact that the process did not start tipped off the customer to the possible…

You've just walked out of the shiny, whitewashed Apple store with your brand new iPhone. You're a little nervous even carrying it out in its plastic case, because let's just say you don't have the best track record with these devices. Your first phone shattered in the middle of a run. And your second –…

When we last left them, Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington were about 15,000 feet up the side of a mountain, using their iPads to keep followers posted about their expedition as their bodies continued to adjust to potentially hazardously low levels of oxygen. According to CYFERnet, any area above 24,000 feet is considered the "Death…

It is no secret that Apple's iPad Air has been quickly emerging as one of the single greatest mobile computing tools out there. The notion of its extreme mobility and wide application across a huge range of activities was explored with a poetic commercial demonstrating the iPad Air's myriad uses, asking consumers, "What will your verse…

In a previous post, we reported on the short and turbulent app life of Flappy Bird, a game whose massive popularity was quickly overshadowed by user complaints about its extreme difficulty. The app was developed by independent game designer Dong Nguyen, and, according to CNET, was bringing in around $50,000 in ad sales a day…

The situation A customer decided to do a little DIY iPhone battery replacement instead of taking the phone into a cell phone repair shop. The result was disastrous: When pulling on the screen to remove it, the customer accidentally detached some wires lining the top of the screen. Their iPhone was left in worse shape…

Apple insiders told the South China Morning Post that the iPhone 6 will be larger in size than previous versions and have a scratch-resistant display which could help prevent against needing an iPhone screen repair. The iPhone 5S, currently Apple's biggest phone screen, measures in at 4 inches. The iPhone 6 will outstrip that by offering two…

Our smartphones are with us from the instant we wake up to the moment we drift off in the evening. According to a study of 18 to 44 year olds carried out by IDC and Facebook, 44 percent of respondents use their smartphone as an alarm clock. And why not? Smartphone alarm clocks are easy to…

With the release of a somewhat cryptic advertisement for its Samsung Unpacked ceremony on Feb. 24 in Barcelona, the technology giant is hinting at the possibility of new features on its next generation of phones. The image released on its official blog introduces nine new symbols, each with their own tag: Speed, Outdoor, Curiosity, Fun, Social,…