Friday, September 9th, 2016
The choice of phone you use may be indicative of your personality more than you think. Scientists recently found that Android users are much more humble, kinder and honest than their rivals – iPhone users.
In the study, people in two groups (iPhone users and Android users) completed a questionnaire. Each question related to their personality. iPhone users most often chose responses that weren’t as kind, humble and honest as Android users did.
In addition to the personality questionnaire, the research team analyzed the apps each user downloaded and used. There was a clear discrepancy between what iPhone users downloaded and what Android users did.
What’s interesting is that you would think more women who fall under the humble, kind, and honest category, but actually, they were more likely to own an Apple. Men are more like to have Android phones, and well, they fell into the group with people who are more humble, kind and honest.
In addition to these personality traits, it seems as though iPhone users are more extroverted as well. I guess that does make sense, since iPhone users do tend to talk a big game about their choice in smartphone.
It’s obvious our phones are a big part of us, and we’re going to make decisions based on our likes and dislikes with each type of phone. What do you believe is true of your smartphone as it relates to your personality? It is something interesting to consider, isn’t it?
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
As the weather gets warmer in many areas of the country, people will head outdoors. Since smartphones often go wherever people go, they go outside too. The problem is that smartphones then become vulnerable to damage. Cement and water are not best friends to smartphones. With that being said, here are some tips to keep your phone safe this spring.
If you’re going for a run, don’t just throw your phone into your pocket. Chances are, it will fall out. That means a cracked screen or worse. Either hold your phone while you run or use an armband to keep it safe.
The other day I saw a friend place her phone on her car, forget about it and drive off. I don’t have to tell you what happened… Be mindful of where you place your phone, so you don’t end up with the same nightmare.
Unless you get a waterproof case, you need to keep your phone at home or far away from water. Even a splash can cause water damage.
Amusement parks are fun, but not for your phone. Sure, it’s cool to take a video of you screaming on the coaster, but dropping it as you go around the loops will make you scream even longer. Leave your phone in your car or in a locker. The awesome coaster videos and selfies are just not worth losing your phone.
We know that warning you of these situations won’t keep most of you from doing them. When something does happen to your phone, know we are here for you. Our experienced technicians can fix most breaks and will give you a quote for the repair if you want to think about it. Contact us today for more information.
Friday, February 27th, 2015
You can’t do much with your iPad or iPhone if you can’t get it to connect to the Internet. Almost everything that you do nowadays grabs information from the Internet. When it doesn’t work, you may feel like it’s broken forever. That’s not the case.
When your iPhone or iPad does not connect to the Internet, there are a few things that could be going wrong.
These are the steps you should take when trying to troubleshoot the problem with your device. Check your Wi-Fi connection first. You may want to try to connect in another way – for example, see if your computer will connect to it. If that works fine, you should check the settings next.
Go into settings and then check if everything is correct with the password. Try to disconnect from the network and reconnect. That can solve Wi-Fi problems sometimes. You may also want to turn your phone off and on again to see if that will fix it.
If none of those work, you can try to reset your device. Be sure to back up your device or you’ll end up losing all of your data. That can be devastating if you use your devices a lot for work and personal scheduling and information. Once you back up it up, reset it to factory settings. You will then be able to set up the iPhone or iPad as if it’s a new device.
If the Wi-Fi still doesn’t work after you set up the connection again after the reset, it’s time to call iResQ. We have free diagnostics. Our certified technicians will find out what’s wrong with the Wi-Fi and then call you with the problem. You can then decide if you want to have us repair it or send it back to you unrepaired.
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Many iPhone owners are reporting that they have been having Wi-Fi problems. Some of them say that they can connect, but the signal is intermittent. Others say that they can’t connect at all. In any case, it’s frustrating to deal with an iPhone that won’t connect to the Internet when you need it to. This is why we do everything we can to correct the problem.
When customers call us, we ask them to go through a series of troubleshooting steps. This includes turning the Wi-Fi off and then back on again. This can solve the issue for some people, while others continue to deal with the same troubles.
We also ask them to perform a hard reset. This is holding down the Home button and the power button until the iPhone switches off. Wait a few seconds or a minute and then turn it back on. This can solve any problems that you experience with settings. Hard resetting turns everything off and then when it restarts errors usually are corrected.
If this doesn’t help customers, the Wi-Fi issues end up usually being internal. Sometimes, drops can cause the internal antenna to break, disconnect, or just loosen. This means that our technicians will have to go into your phone and repair the antenna, or replace it with a brand new one.
It’s difficult to know if you’ll need a new antenna until the technician looks at what is going on inside of the phone, but we assure you that we will let you know the exact problem to let you know how much it would cost to fix your iPhone Wi-Fi issues. We provide free diagnostics for this reason.
So if you’re having Internet problems with your iPhone, try the troubleshooting tips we’ve provided you here. If they don’t help, see our iPhone Wi-Fi repair page for more information. You can either order that replacement, or you can order our free diagnostics if you’re not quite sure that is the issue. In either case, we’ll take good care of your phone and return it to you repaired (if you so choose after hearing the diagnosis).
We’ve been in business since 1994. We have successfully repaired many devices for customers. It’s why many of them come back to us time and time again. Turn to the best when you need the best in customer service and quality parts. We look forward to servicing your iPhone.
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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Hello again everybodies. It’s that time of year again. Summer is fast approaching. Summer with a capital S, as in 5S, as in iPhone updates! Actually, that’s not likely to happen in June, but I had no where else to go with that motif. So, if iPhone updates are coming in September, what will we see in June? iPad news? Again, the iPad is practically driving Apple right now along with the iPhone, so it will probably warrant its own media event when there is big news to be had. So we’re probably looking at OSX, iOS and possibly Mac notebook updates this time around. Rumors include Retina displays on the MacBook Air, a new sleeker iOS with a touch of Jony Ives, and more ever-decreasing margins of difference between the mobile iOS juggernaut and it’s dying OSX counter part. Coverage starts in about a week and a half, so stay tuned for analysis. In the meantime, your broken gear is still worth getting fixed, so we’re here for you if you need MacBook screen repair, iPad digitizer replacement, or your iPhone took a bath. Have a great week folks.
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