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How to Know if a Used iPhone is Stolen or Not

Posted Oct 9 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips

How to Know if a Used iPhone is Stolen or Not

Buying a used iPhone? If you are on a carrier like T-Mobile or Virgin Mobile and need to buy your iPhone outright, it can be quite expensive ($649 and up). So, people commonly turn to the used market to try to get a better deal. This comes with its advantages and disadvantages. Some people are not comfortable buying a used phone from someone on Craigslist or eBay because the sales transaction can be challenging. Also, you run the risk of buying a phone that was stolen. Stolen phones are usually locked either by the previous owner's Apple ID via Find My iPhone or by the cellular carrier placing a reported stolen device on a "do not activate list" - which renders your device useless.


How Do I Unlock My Disabled iDevice?

Posted Oct 3 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips

How Do I Unlock My Disabled iDevice?

Does the above picture look familiar to you? If so, your iPhone or iPod is disabled - now what? Well, as you know, these devices become disabled from too many attempts at entering a wrong passcode to try to get into the device. This is a feature that exists in order to keep unauthorized people from accessing your iOS device. In case you don’t want to wait the 39 years it would take to try again, iTunes has a solution for you.


The Apple Watch vs. The Competition

Posted Oct 2 by  / 
Topics: Reviews

The Apple Watch vs. The Competition

Wearables are perhaps the hottest trend in tech right now. Starting with Bluetooth headsets and calculator watches to the more recent health bands like Fitbit and UP by Jawbone, wearable technology is poised to become a big aspect of our technological lives. The smartwatch industry is also becoming abundantly more saturated, with a lot of manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon. Although some smartwatches have really useful features, no manufacturer has implemented the smartwatch correctly... yet.


App Review: Disneyland Resort Guide - MouseConnect

Posted Sep 26 by  / 
Topics: Apps

App Review: Disneyland Resort Guide - MouseConnectHey there Disneyland fans! If you have ever wanted an app that provides you with all things Disneyland and not just wait times, then the Disneyland Resort Guide MouseConnect app is for you. Mouse Connect is designed by MediaLAB, Inc. and is $2.99 in the App Store. MouseConnect offers two in-app purchases that are a $1 each - but they are not required. 


My Experience with AppleCare

Posted Sep 22 by  / 
Topics: Reviews

My Experience with AppleCareApple includes a one-year warranty on all new products they sell. Apple also offers an extended warranty on some of their products through a program called AppleCare. All new Macs have a 3-year AppleCare warranty available for additional cost that extends the 90 days of phone support out to 3 years as well. Apple also has a 2-year warranty called AppleCare+ for iPods, iPhones and iPads for an additional cost that covers accidental damage.


What to do Before Upgrading to iOS 8

Posted Sep 17 by  / 
Topics: News

What to do Before Upgrading to iOS 8The highly anticipated release of iOS 8 was released to the public this morning after months of testing. It will be available for the iPhone models starting with the iPhone 4S and newer, the iPad 2 and newer and the iPod touch 5th Generation only. Before you download the latest and most advanced mobile OS, here are the steps you should take to make sure that the process goes smoothly.


Controlling Music from Your iPhone: Wireless Audio Options

Posted Sep 17 by  / 
Topics: Tech Tips

Controlling Music from Your iPhone: Wireless Audio Options"Woah! Did you just change the song with your phone without it being plugged into anything?!"

Why yes, yes I did.

Wireless music technology is here and it's an incredible way to impress your friends and make life a little easier. Let's take a look at several wireless streaming music solutions for your Apple devices, including Apple TV, Sonos and Bluetooth speakers.


What's the Difference Between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus?

Posted Sep 16 by  / 
Topics: News

What's the Difference Between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus?

As you may have known, Apple just released two new iPhones last week - both with larger screens. Apple made them very similar in specifications but what I wanted to know was what the differences were in order to help me decide which iPhone I should buy. So, let’s go over the differences.