Month: April 2014

In Part 1, we presented two common scenarios where iPhone users could either do the repair themselves or seek a cell phone repair shop. Here is the final situation: You notice your iPhone battery is starting to swell up. You're using your phone one hot spring day and realize that it's looking, well, a little portlier than…

Nobody wants to have to fork over cash for a problem they can fix themselves. For many people, a trip to the cell phone repair shop can end up costing a pretty penny, not to mention the afternoon of waiting the repair may require. Some people find that the best solution to a professional iPhone repair…

In Part 1, we shared the ill-fated smartphone exploits of a Vegas-bound party attendant, an unlucky camper and a really angry man, among several others. But there are literally limitless ways to wind up at a cell phone repair shop, and just when we thought our friends' stories couldn't get any crazier, they did. Without further…

Believe it or not, the previous two parts of this article (here is Part 1) did not cover all of our friends' broken device debacles. Perhaps this is because we have a lot of friends, or – what's more likely – our friends find themselves heading to the cell phone repair shop more frequently than most.…

The only thing worse than accidentally dropping your smartphone in the sink is the feeling of shame that follows it. Nobody but you, you think, has ever done anything so careless. You dread taking the phone to a cell phone repair shop not only for the inevitable hit on your pocketbook, but also because of the…

As the great Voltaire once wrote, the act of "tending one's own garden" is perhaps one of the most valuable things we can do. But there was a time when gardening was limited to people with enough land to plant crops. That categorically excluded large swaths of the metropolitan population who called home a large…

According to TechCrunch, Samsung is joining forces with Amazon's Kindle to offer a version of the popular e-reading program that will be available to Galaxy users. The technology will come in the form of an app, Kindle for Samsung. Its description on the Amazon site states that the Samsung app will offer all the features regular Kindle…

The 8GB iPhone 5c – a cheaper version of the popular phone with smaller storage capacity – is being released in six countries this week, bringing the total number of countries in which it's available to 15, according to CNET. Yet despite its availability all over the world, there is one place where the 8GB model is…

When it comes to mobile offerings, there are no two companies more influential than Apple and Samsung. The two are direct competitors, and this fact means they're constantly looking to innovate their product lines in order to get a leg up on their industrial peer. Sometimes, this results in disputes, and the two companies are…

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 has hit the market, as well as a host of Gear wearable devices, according to InformationWeek. Both products are sure to garner significant attention from the public, and initial reviews suggest both devices live up to the hype they generated. As with all new technology, little kinks are likely to…