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An effective method of minimizing the chances of you needing iPad repair is to go for the necessary iPad accessories to protect it. Yet at the core of it, the iPad is still prone to damages. There comes a time when you will need iPad repair. Irrespective of the cases and screen protectors you use, the need for iPad repair is almost inevitable.
You need to bear in mind that the iPad is a very delicate device. It is prone to breaks and damages. No matter how much care you apply, there will come a time when your iPad breaks or cracks. If this situation comes knocking at your door, thou shall not panic. You can always go for iPad repair and restore your iPad to its normal working condition.
Protecting the iPad from iPad Repair
One of the accessories you can trust and count on is the iPad case and the screen protector. They are good accessories that you can use to minimize the chances of damage from accidents. If you select the case that fits your iPad accurately, you will be able to protect it from damages. However, this does not mean that it cannot break or crack. There are still some impacts that the case cannot resist.
No matter how you strive to protect it, there comes a time when you will need. Find good companies that have experience in laptop repair dealings and provision of certified services. Good laptop repair stores should have an upper hand in almost all wireless devices including laptops which are more or less of the same family with iPads and cell phones. Just like iPods, laptops may have problems with the screen, battery and buttons which may necessitate repair for efficiency in one’s gadget.
There are laptop parts that are mostly repaired by the manufacturing company. If you have a warranty, you will be able to get the repairs free. Parts mostly used in laptops are buttons or rather key pads, USB ports, battery, and the screen among others. All this parts are prone to damage sooner or later in the process of usage. This makes it important for anyone in possession of a laptop to at least have some knowledge about companies which can fix their gadgets in case of breakdown. There is no need to go for a new replacement. Laptop repair service is all you need. Accidents can also cause damages which may be able to be fixed by a good laptop repairer in the above mentioned parts and even more.
Before the iPhone, I didn’t really care about Apple’s new products because they were just computers. Another thing to debate the validity of, but nothing to spend hours on the internet looking for rumors. Sure, the iMac line was quite cool and definitely unique, but nothing got the public involved quite like the iPhone.
Apple has definitely learned to keep their products secret in order to increase the hype, and it’s definitely working when it comes to the iPhone 5. Tech blogs cannot agree on leaked specs, nerds have been up in arms arguing about whether it will be a complete redesign or simply an iPhone 4S (the latest rumor is that it will not be very different from the 4). There are a wide variety of speculations, including one interesting YouTube video that would have some really cool, futuristic features. Watch below:
While no one really expects the iPhone 5 to have the holographic display or the laser keyboard, it is interesting that one little device can create so much hype. So much, that people are envisioning every little thing they would want to see on the next iteration of the iPhone. Tech blogs will grab at every little piece of intel, whether it be leaked parts or simply case designs. We will jump at tips from anywhere, including the cell phone carriers and their holiday blackouts. The iPhone launch does not just involve the nerds and the gadget geeks, but the regular consumers as well.
How does Apple do it? After all, it is a device, a phone. We don’t get this same level of excitement over the newest HTC phone. Sure, Apple has one phone, whereas the other mobile phone companies are releasing several different models. But, when it comes down to it, Apple has just become a master at keeping consumers on the edge of their seats. We all want to know what they are doing with the iPhone and now with the iPad. Because Apple is so secretive and do not release any specs or features before the debut, Joe Consumer has to invent his own ideas and speculate with everyone else. Just to make everything more intriguing, we have events like the lost iPhone 5 prototype and its search that just fuels the fire.
And now I have written a blog about it. Apple wins.
- Another iPhone 5 Case Leak Hints At A Major Redesign (AAPL) (businessinsider.com)
- More alleged iPhone 5 cases show flat back, curved edges (electronista.com)
- Leaked Sprint Memo Hints At iPhone 5 In First Half Of October (pocketnow.com)
This afternoon I walked into a room where three techs were hard at work repairing iPhones, iPads, and other smartphones. I asked them a pretty simple question – what are your favorite apps?
I didn’t really give them time to think, though they did keep coming at me with responses minutes later. We narrowed it down to Apple-only apps, and I will list their favorites below. I was surprised that not all of the apps were games. When I asked about productivity apps, however, they did kind of laugh at me. Oh well.
TiKL – A Touch to Talk app, TiKL allows you to communicate with your friends via its walkie-talkie function. One of the techs said they used it at a camping trip a few weeks ago and it was great for that.
Pulse – This is one that I personally love, and was not surprised that the guys mentioned it. An RSS/News reader, Pulse loads all your content into a mosaic, lets you save articles for reading later through Instapaper, and lets you share your favorite posts with Twitter and Facebook.
Flud – The guys also recommended this reader. A lot like Pulse, but some people will find they prefer one over another. It also syncs with Instapaper, Facebook, and Twitter, so you can save and share your favorite content.
Craigslist (Pro): The guys were kind of split on whether to go Pro or not, but Pro does offer a few more features. Plus, it’s only $0.99, so the spare change is worth the upgrade. They liked that they could save searches, have full-screen photos, and reply to posters directly from the app. Better than having to run and find your computer or try and copy and paste the address into your email.
Spotfiy: This is relatively new in the States, as the program itself just came from across the Pond. It does require a $10/month subscription, but we all love Spotify’s interface and the ability to choose the songs. Pandora should learn from that.
Battery Doctor Pro: An app that tracks your battery’s usage and lets you know how to use it more effectively. It also tells you when to charge your iPhone, so you won’t run into the overcharging problem that many of us have.
So, what are your favorite apps? Yes, games included. Comment below.
British Airways just announced that they would be trying out the iPad on flights, allowing flight attendants to move away from paper manifests and instead use the iPad for passenger information. While BA hopes to improve their customer service through the use of the tablet, it frankly is simply more efficient than the current process. Imagine having to wade through hundreds of names on a piece of paper to look for special meals, seat assignments, groups, etc. Instead, the iPad can do the work for them, making the flight attendant response that much quicker. And let’s be honest – those of us who have been on international flights especially know just how many passenger requests flight attendants have to deal with. The technology will help them help us, and is that not a glorious thing?
BA is only the latest business to utilize the tablets. The iPad is becoming more and more common in the doctor’s office. With apps (like DrChrono) that allow doctors to view MRIs, X-rays, and fill prescriptions, the iPad makes it that much easier for doctors to treat their patients, even if the patients are in the hospital across town.
The iPad simply makes the mobile office much more convenient. Small businesses and independent sellers can swipe credit cards on-the-go, contractors can use tablets to work up invoices and bids, and even salons are getting in the iPad game using apps to set up clients’ appointments. The busy worker could also download the latest bestseller to read on their lunch break (or whenever the boss isn’t looking over your shoulder).
With the iPad towering over its competitors at the moment, it looks like it will be the solid choice for work-focused tablet users. The question is, is the tablet just another business trend, or has it really settled down for a long stay? And do you use it for your business, or do you see your doctor, flight attendants, or contractors using the iPad?
One of the biggest problems iPad repair companies are seeing these days is issues with Wifi interference. Wifi interference can be a problem for all Apple devices, so here is a quick guide to troubleshooting the main causes.
If you’re experiencing continuing Wifi problems with your iOS device, it gets pretty frustrating to do even the simplest things, like check email and use your GPS. But luckily there are some great workarounds that can help you get the most out of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Internet usage.
Here are four simple ways to get rid of Wifi interference from Tipb
Reset/reboot your router and your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Start out with a clean slate.
Reposition your route in case a particularly dense object like a wall, elevator shaft, etc. is getting in the way of the signal.
Change your Wi-Fi router channel. Sometimes a microwave can interfere, sometimes other devices.
Try the low end, high end, and middle until you find what works best.For iPad 2, try switching to the 5 GHz band. There’s much less interference on that frequency.
Be sure to be on the lookout for other causes of regular interference. It could be a microwave, garage door opener, Bluetooth streaming or any one of a number of identifiers.
iPad 2 users in general have reported Wifi issues. What has been your experience with Wifi use in your iOS device? Leave a comment below.
iPhone Repair – When news of the iPhone location tracking scandal reached the public in late April, the story went viral and enraged iPhone users and government agencies alike. The protests came as it was discovered that the iPhone keeps a log of everywhere it’s been and stores it on your computer when a user syncs it.
At the core of the issue is the ever-eroding sense of privacy that our digitally linked new world affords. Frantic cries of “Big Brother” and “1984” conspiracy theories were inundating message boards across the Web and the blogosphere was set alight with all manner of speculation and hearsay.
The question everyone seems desperate to answer now that the issue has come to light is – Is this a big deal or not?
First we have to ask ourselves why would Apple program the iPhone to keep a log of its owner’s location history? Apple insists it is part the iPhone GPS feature that tracks where you go in order to make relevant suggestions for you pertaining to your interests and location.
But a lot of people aren’t buying that explanation. They say it opens people up to spam marketing, which follows the same lines as Apple’s explanation only from a differing perspective. Then there is the issue of law enforcement.
Since law enforcement is already using digital and social media to investigate suspected criminal activity, some people fear that a location log records open the public to the possibility of the US becoming more of a police state. But once people began connecting the dots they realized that the tracking was coming from not only the iPhone, but any GPS-enabled device – including smartphones (Android, Palm, iOS, etc.), GPS systems, tablet computers, etc.
But whatever the cause and effect of location tracking on our gadgets, it’s likely here to stay so smartphone operating system developers like Apple and Google are taking steps to ease public concerns of privacy violation.
The Apple iOS is getting a proposed update for the iPhone and iPad that will no longer keep the “consolidated.db” file copies in the iTunes database. If the iPhone Location Services feature is turned off, the files will be deleted. The update will also include increased battery life as well.
Is Apple going far enough to give back the public its sense of smartphone privacy? Is location tracking an issue for you? Let us know what you think. Leave a comment below.
iPad Repair – Anyone who has had problems with moisture or liquid interfering with their Apple devices in the past knows the headaches it causes when they try to rectify the situation with Apple. On previous iOS devices, the Apple warranty was voided as soon as evidence of liquid contact was shown in the internal components.
But with the iPad 2, Apple is revamping its liquid detection design in order to appease angry customers who feel they’ve experienced false positives with their Apple devices’ internal liquid detection.
The Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod iOS devices have, up until now, come with liquid contact indicators (LCIs) placed down in the audio jack and the docking connector. These indicators turn a reddish-pink when the device has come in contact with liquid or too much moisture. Many Apple device owners have found themselves with little or no recourse offered up by Apple once these indicators have been tripped.
There are, however, iPhone and iPad water damage repair services that will repair water damaged Apple devices for less than it costs to purchase a new device. This has saved many devices that would otherwise have been rendered useless. But now with Apple’s new iPad 2 design, they’re taking a closer look at water damage claims before voiding warranties.
The iPad 2 contains no LCIs in an attempt by Apple to better determine if a device’s functionality has indeed been impacted by water. Instead of a Apple tech looking immediately for red LCIs, they must now look for more conclusive indications of water damage, such as checking the SIM card tray for corrosion.
This means that an accidental spill may no longer invalidate your Apple warranty, which is great news for Apple device owners worldwide. If your iPad falls into the bath or a swimming pool, you’re probably still out of luck with Apple and will have to try your luck with the other repair services. But at least this means that there will be far less false positives and more satisfied customers at the Genius Bar.
Have you ever had water damage to your iOS device? Do you think this is a positive move for Apple’s customer service? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think.
iPad Repair – The day is finally here, iPad fans. The iPad 2 is now available for purchase online and at local retailers and is expected to sell hundreds of thousands of units in its first weekend. With all the usual hype Apple has generated in the weeks and months leading up to today, it will come as no surprise if the iPad 2 breaks a few records.
Shipping for online orders is reported to be around 2-3 weeks. If you simply can’t wait, you can brave the crowds and lines at your local electronics retail store (Best Buy, Target, Sams, Walmart, Apple Stores, AT&T, Verizon, etc) to see if you can snag one sooner. Since the official announcement on March 2, when Apple founder Steve Jobs talked about the impressive upgrades for his company’s new tablet – including an A5 dual-core processor, thinner design, front and rear cameras, 10 hours of battery life and the option of a black or white version – fever surrounding Apple’s latest gadget has swelled tremendously.
The iPad 2 comes in a range of 18 different models when you factor in the black and white color option. The 16GB WiFi model retails for $499, the 32GB WiFi model is $599 and the 64GB WiFi model is $699. The iPad 3G model for AT&T and Verizon customers is a bit more expensive. The 16GB 3G model is $629.99, the 32GB 3G model is $729.99 and the 64 GB 3G model is $829.99.
The Verizon data plans range from 1GB/month for $20 to 10GB/month for $80. The AT&T data plans range from 250MB/month for $14.99 to 4GB/month for $45. Deciding which network to choose will depend on your budget and carrier coverage in your area.
Will you be one of the lucky ones to snag the iPad 2 this weekend? Will you get a white one or a black one? Did you already get one? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.
iPhone Repair – If you’ve ever downloaded tracks from the iTunes store and had them deleted or simply lost, there has been little recourse for recovering your purchased music files. Apple is now looking to reverse this eventuality by negotiating with record labels to allow iTunes users to have back up files of purchased music on any iOS device linked to the same iTunes account.
If the deal is approved, iTunes users will be able to access content from Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and EMI Group Ltd. across multiple devices instead of the current “one download only” format. The music industry will be anxious to keep users interested in digital downloads in light of the blitz of competition iTunes has been getting from online music services that have sprung up in the past few years.
iTunes has seen sales slumping of late, losing out to online music services like Pandora, Spotify, Rdio and MOG. Users on these services can access music anywhere with an Internet connection instead of saving files to a hard drive. With a steady stream of music readily available on any online device, record companies have been scrambling to find solutions for collecting revenue on recorded music, which has traditionally been their most profitable offering.
To counter this, Apple is mulling making their MobileMe service free to users. Formerly an annual fee of $99, MobileMe lets users store images, email, contacts and other data on Apple servers. A new billion-dollar Apple data center in North Carolina is expected to accommodate the new proposed services.
Apple is expected to make an announcement sometime this year about the proposed changes. Will this help Apple and iTunes compete with all the new online streaming services available? What do you think? Leave a comment below.