Thursday, March 1st, 2012
As mentioned before, just because you plan on getting a new iPad 3 doesn’t mean you should throw away your broken iPad 2 or iPad 1. Repair prices for the iPad 1 and 2 have been dropping so take some time and get them fixed.
There are many things that you can do to repurpose your old iPad or iPad 2 as seen in this great article I saw on Macworld.com. The article touches base on what you can do with your old iPad including using it as a dedicated e-reader, using it as a point of sale credit card reader, using it as a digital picture frame, or simply just hand it down to a friend or family member. The choice is yours, young Padawan. For example, keeping an old iPad lying around the living room simply for referencing things during conversation can prove invaluable. Heck, during a discussion I had last weekend I learned what exactly makes tonic water “tonic” water using an old gen 1 iPad to look it up! Be prepared to dust off your old black-lights from college if you decide to read this article about tonic water.
Each day that passes gets us closer to Apple’s next big announcement. It will be a good one. Just remember to tune into your live blog of choice as this event will most likely not be streamed live. Personally I’m a fan of Gizmodo’s live blog so you might want to check them out when the time comes. I know I know, it can’t come soon enough but we all must wait.
Friday, November 11th, 2011
First and foremost, Happy Veterans Day. And thank you, Dad, for serving in our ARMY for well over 20 years. All, be sure to fly your American flags this weekend to honor all active duty and veterans in our country.
iPhone Batterygate continues to reign as the most recent update of iOS 5 doesn’t appear to have fixed the issues that many iOS 5 users have been experiencing. I was but one tiny spec in the masses that flocked to the Apple servers for the iOS 5 update the day it was released. But a tiny lemming I was. I have experienced first-hand the battery issues that plague most iOS 5 users. Sure, I’m not on my phone constantly and haven’t had to charge my phone every single day, but the short battery life is definitely noticeable. Heck this awesome Gizmodo article (and yes, I love Gizmodo) helped me disable some pretty ridiculous battery sucking functions on my iPhone….Angry Birds, you DO NOT need to know where I am at all times; your location services have been fired from my iPhone. Apple will get this right eventually. It’s the price we have to pay to use one of the most amazing little devices in the world.
On to business now. You saw it in the title, we cut the prices on our iPhone 4S backplate replacement services. We are now offering a special price of $45 on replacement services for cracked or broken iPhone 4S Glass backplates:
More price cuts are soon to come as the holiday season approches, perhaps even more on iPhone 4s repairs. We are also ready to roll-out some pretty exciting stuff so hang around. You will not be disappointed.
Now I’m off to play some COD:MW3.
Thursday, February 24th, 2011
Happy Thursday, everybody! And what a glorious one it is. There are a few things that I want to bring to your attention, if you weren’t aware already. First, as Brian mentioned we have new color backplates for the iPhone 4. They’ve been selling like crazy this week, so you’d better jump on it if you want to change from black to red, pink, or powder blue.
More importantly: Happy Birthday Steve Jobs! Let’s make Mick proud and celebrate with an awful animated .gif:
There have been plenty of rumors and stock implications swirling about in regards to Steve’s health, but he’s been knocked down and got back up again in the past, so why would this time be any different? Still, we at iResQ wish the Apple Chief the quickest of recoveries. Maybe today’s announcement will help: New MacBook Pros!
Improved graphics and faster processors are to be expected with this kind of announcement, but the new Thunderbolt port is a pretty exciting development. Not only does it carry data at a brain-melting 10Gbps, but it does it while offering the accommodation of six (YES SIX) daisy-chained devices, including mini-display, DVI or SVGA displays. Yikes. Just yikes.
Brian sent me a little gem last week that I had to share as well. This is early footage of Steve Jobs before he became the keynote wizard that he is today. Or, was recently. Take a gander.
It’s intriguing to see a man who was so taken by the spectacle of the television broadcast process have such a voice in the technology industry now. Not to sound too much like an Apple fanboy here, but I just don’t think the guy is done yet, regardless of the photos that Gizmodo posts.
One last thing, speaking of influential people developing a voice- I saw The King’s Speech last week and have to plug it. Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush are both fantastic, and you couldn’t ask for a more inspirational and motivating narrative. If you haven’t seen it yet, do it soon. That’s all for me this week, friends. Cheers.
Monday, June 7th, 2010
Ah, yes. It’s that day once again. It’s been nice to have the quarterly updates and see the release of “revolutionary” new devices like the iPad over the last twelve months, but the June WWDC is officially the happiest day in the world of the Apple geek. I’m sure you’ve heard all the rumors, but let’s briefly review before Captain Jobs unleashes his keynote on us later today. Things you can expect to hear about today:
1. iPhone OS 4. Steve should dedicate a fair amount of time to the innovations of the latest iPhone firmware, and users have been clamoring for it for a while. Sounds like there will be some interesting new dynamics to how the iPhone will work, if the buzz is accurate. Could be fairly radical.
2. New devices! I know what everyone is excited about- that new wireless multi-touch trackpad thing! It could make the Wacom tab obsolete! And it looks like the wireless keyboard! Ok, ok. It’s kind of cool, but it’s barely a blip on the new device radar. Everyone knows there’s going to be big news about the fourth generation iPhone today. Based on the photos that Jason “#1 Most Wanted” Chen posted on Gizmodo, it’s definitely a development to get pumped about. The sleekest iPhone yet, this fourth iteration is already a welcome addition to the lineup thanks to so much internet hype and controversy. Plus THERE’S A CAMERA ON THE FRONT. Remember in Back to the Future II when Needles showed up on the TV phone and taunted Marty into making an illegal transaction and it was totally inconceivable that we’d one day have video phones and could see the people we talk to? Welcome to the future, friends. We’re five years ahead of schedule with the iPhone, but we still don’t have flying cars. This is heavy.
3. Other stuff. Possible but unlikely mention of Mac OS 10.7, a cloud-based iTunes to replace the beloved Lala.com, and an upgrade to the Mac Mini and Apple TV. Yippee, Steve. Now talk more about the new iPhone.
Be sure to log onto Engadget or MacRumors and follow along today at 10AM PST. Until next week, my friends.
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