Quick Apple Bites: April

By |2018-04-04T18:14:15+00:00April 4th, 2018|Apple News, iPhone, Smartphones|

Apple is reportedly working on a curved screen and touchless gesture control. Bloomberg reported the curved phone would bend inward from top to bottom unlike Samsung's Edge devices, which curve the panel at the sides.  Touchless gesture control would be used with your hand or fingers and need no physical screen contact. Apple is also seeking [...]

California Right to Repair Act

By |2018-03-15T22:43:04+00:00March 15th, 2018|Apple News, Computer Repair, Google News, iPhone, Location News, Smartphones|

California to Introduce 'Right to Repair' Bill Requiring Smartphone Manufacturers to Offer Repair Info and Parts. California is ready to join the fight for the Right to Repair!  This will require smartphone manufacturers to provide device repair information, replacement parts, and diagnostic tools to consumers and independent repair shops. Announced last week, California Assemblymember Susan [...]

iPhone Battery: Varying Mileage

By |2018-01-22T00:30:26+00:00January 21st, 2018|Apple News, iPhone, Smartphones|

Flooded across the internet the last month has been device slow downs from Apple which all point to the battery.  While the legitimacy of doing so is largely in question, you'll soon be allowed to disable all throttling. Apple will now repair and replace batteries on devices from the iPhone 6 to the iPhone 7 [...]

Foxconn: U.S Manufacturing

By |2017-07-31T17:21:48+00:00July 31st, 2017|Apple News, iPhone, Smartphones|

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn announced plans to build a $10 billion LCD display screen plant in Wisconsin. For those unaware, Foxconn is a major supplier to Apple for it's iPhones. This is a giant deal that will strike up thousands of jobs and an attempt to help grow America's economy. Although based in Taiwan, much [...]

Tech Crossover: Co-starring Siri

By |2017-07-25T17:29:59+00:00July 25th, 2017|Apple News, iPhone, Smartphones|

Ever imagine Siri being a co-star?  She gets her first shot in a big budget commercial. Apple partners with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson for a new 'commercial' which will co-star Siri.  Seemingly at random and to the surprise of many - Dwayne Johnson teases us with this announcement via his twitter.  Co-starring in this lengthy commercial is [...]

The $1,000 iPhone

By |2017-07-22T19:17:50+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Apple News, iPhone, Smartphones|

Apple's next iPhone(8) releasing later this year is said to have an average price point of $1,100 according to JPMorgan's research.  This is in part due to the increased expenses when producing and using Samsung's OLED screen versus their previous LCD's.  We expect a launch announcement around September 6th, but if the delays are true [...]

Tech Depth: OEM or Aftermarket

By |2017-07-18T19:18:00+00:00July 18th, 2017|DropSmashFIx, iPhone, Smartphones|

Knowing the difference between where your money is going! OEM, aftermarket, does it really matter? Absolutely!  OEM or Original Equipment Manufacturer means our product is no different than what you'd leave with when purchasing a brand new device. Your touch sensitivity remains fast and accurate while your color spectrum stays well within the original.  Have you [...]

California’s New 2017 Smartphone Driving Laws

By |2017-01-04T20:21:49+00:00January 4th, 2017|Location News, Smartphones|

Effective January 1st, expect to be a little more self aware when using your smartphone and driving! The new California law states the mount must be on the dashboard or placed in one of two positions on the windshield: in the lower right corner or lower left corner.  Drivers may only use one finger to tap [...]

Domino Effect: Samsung’s Ditching the Headphone Jack

By |2016-12-13T23:17:43+00:00December 13th, 2016|Apple News, DropSmashFIx, iPhone, Samsung News, Smartphones|

What do Apple, Motorola and now Samsung have in common?  The removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack. According to the credible SamMobile, The Galaxy S8 will drop the headphone jack in favor of USB-C.  With this removal Samsung will be able to make the device thinner while increasing battery size.  This same decision by Apple [...]