Month: October 2014

A broken Home button can be worked around in the interim, but it should be repaired as soon as possible.
Things don't always work as they should. This can be especially frustrating when it happens to an iPhone. Screens crack, speakers short out and sometimes – perhaps worst of all – the Home button can stop working. The Home button is one of the most essential aspects of iPhone functionality, and if it suddenly stalls out then…

These days, some people are keeping their Apple Mac computers longer than they used to while spending more time and money on mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone. If you have a Mac that’s several years old and still working well, you’re probably saving money by holding on to that Apple laptop or desktop…
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The Home button and Touch ID are integral to proper iPhone functionality.
Many people didn't know what to think about Apple's Touch ID when it first came out. Some people think it's unreliable or can't be trusted to work correctly. But rather than write it off, other iPhone users began to adapt to its new-age functionality, figuring out some tips and tricks along the way. Touch ID…

The iPad is a truly magical little device that can do many of the tasks of a full-size computer but is much more portable. Unfortunately, being so easy to carry around makes the iPad more vulnerable to accidents that can cause damage. One of the more common is an iPad with a cracked screen. Unlike…
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Vibrate switches need to be working for respectful iPhone use to be possible.
The rules of etiquette have changed quite a bit with technology. Modern smartphones may have enabled a greater number of interactions to occur from a larger variety of places, but it has also created more opportunities for a social faux pa to occur. There are some instances where picking up the phone just isn't advisable. "Nearly…

Fixing a speaker can be easy if it's a software problem
Having an iPhone 5s speaker not work can really ruin someone's day. In order to deal with this problem, it's important to remember that there are a variety of ways that an iPhone 5s speaker can fail to emit sound. Going over a majority of the possibilities to ensure that you don't wind up wasting effort…

The iPhone 5S has been out a little more than a year, but some owners are already finding annoying quirks with the smartphone. One of the most common complaints involves the home button. Maybe yours has stopped responding when you press it, or is activating Siri when you haven’t summoned her. Possibly the home button…
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Camera still intact after a bad break? Say hello to your new home security system.
Plenty of people have been there – an accidental drop, an unexpected malfunction… the list goes on. Broken iPhones are all too common an occurrence in this day and age. Many times, these problems are totally fixable, but in other situations it might be time to stuff the once-loved device in a drawer or figure…

Battery problems are common, but are often a red herring for faulty cords.
Generally speaking, there is nothing that separates high-end cables from the cheaper ones. There are a number of different connection needs that can be just as easily met with a third-party knock-off as they can with the real thing. AV and home theater cables are a great example of this phenomenon. The iPhone Lightning cable,…

The new hasn’t even worn off that shiny new Samsung Galaxy S5, but you already have a problem because the smartphone took a dive out of your pocket or purse and now you have a cracked screen. You’ve called up your wireless provider or Samsung dealer only to find out that accidental damage like this…
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