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Smartphone Growth Ends 2018 In A Drag

Smartphone Growth Ends 2018 In A Drag

So Q4 is a quarter that companies from grocers to computer repair to smartphone companies look forward to. It's the holiday shopping season, of course. However, smartphone companies might want to forget this one. Because smartphone growth ends 2018 in a drag. So when I say drag, I mean sales grew just 0.1% from Q4 2017. Ouch. Apparently, high end smartphone lovers (think iPhone X, Google Pixel 3, Samsung Galaxy 9) saw no reason to upgrade. Apple got the worst [...]

Dating Site Hacked on Valentine's Day

Dating Site Hacked on Valentine’s Day

So today is the day for love, or so they say. Yes, it's Valentine's Day. Around this time, some people take to dating sites to look for that last minute date. But how ironic...one dating site hacked on Valentine's Day. So the dating site's name is Coffee Meets Bagel. They told millions of their users that hackers stole their account information. Well, they gave users an email saying that a third-party 'might' have acquired their information. Also in this letter, [...]

T-Mobile Spoofs Valentine's Day

T-Mobile Spoofs Valentine’s Day

So Valentine's Day is tomorrow (bah humbug!). But even us in technology, whether computer repair or IT support leadership, have a sense of humor about it. Maybe this is why T-Mobile spoofs Valentine's Day. So starting today, T-Mobile starts a Valentine's Day promotion. But maybe I should call it an-anti Valentine's Day promotion. Because here, they want you to break up with your carrier and choose T-Mobile. In fact, they even give it a name. That name is, "National Break [...]

The Folding Smartphone Is Here

The Folding Smartphone Is Here: Will It Sale

So the CES Conference in Las Vegas is in full swing now. The Consumer Technology Association sponsors it. Many people are looking to many things, but I think one device will stir things up. It's a cell phone that folds. The folding smartphone is here. So a Chinese IT service company they call Royale took the CES stage. They revealed their FlexPai. Not only did they show it off, but they let the tech media and the public play with [...]

Did Samsung Ruin Apple's Big Day?

Did Samsung Ruin Apple’s Big Day?

So today, Apple releases it's new iPhone XR to Apple stores and retailers around the world. It's on the low end of Apple's new phones coming out this year. In fact, you can get one for under $800. But Bloomberg Magazine just released a bombshell by rival Samsung, on this very day. Did Samsung ruin Apple's big day? First of all, Samsung, through Bloomberg Magazine, gave many a detail about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10. But that's just the beginning. [...]

Ebay's Instant Selling

Ebay’s Instant Selling: Sell Your Old Smartphone

So are you tired of your old smartphone? Do you have a new one and don't have any need for the old one? Then Maybe Ebay can help. Ebay's instant selling: Sell your old smartphone. So this is a new system Ebay created. They call it Instant Selling. However, there is good news and bad news in this. The good news is this will only take a few minutes, and Ebay does most of the work for you. However, the [...]

Apple Cracks Down on iPhone Scammers

Apple Cracks Down on iPhone Scammers

So do you own an iPhone? Did you ever pay hundred of dollars for an app? Also, here's another question: Do you have to pay $5 a week for an app? It may not seem like much, but it adds up. That's why Apple cracks down on iPhone scammers. But paying for Apps, especially that much, seem to be going out of style. However, there are still complaints from customers and computer repair experts. They talk about 'dark patterns'. That [...]

Pocket's App Reads For You

Pocket’s App Reads For You And Then Some

So many of us know Pocket as the 'article app. In fact, some of us in computer repair call it 'the media app'. That's because it gives and manages your Internet news articles. It's now growing up because Pocket's app reads for you. So you find an article. But you don't have time to read it right now and save it in Pocket to read later. But now, Pocket's app reads for you. However, you have to get Pocket's latest [...]

You Tube Channel

You Tube Channel Exploits Smartphone Rivalry

So the Apple vs Android/Google rivalry is probably the most famous business rivalry since Pepsi vs Coke. However, from our computer repair experience, some people take that a little too seriously. But one You Tube channel shows that. In fact, this You Tube channel exploits smartphone rivalry. The You Tuber's name is Jonathan Morrison. First, he took selfies with what he said was a Google Pixel 2. Then, he revealed the lie. He really took the pictures with an Apple [...]

Apple's Screen Control System

Kids Infiltrate Apple’s Screen Control System

So it goes without saying. Kids today are a lot smarter than we were some 30 years ago. We can thank computer repair and technology for that. But sometimes it feels like they're too smart for their own good. Kids infiltrate Apple's screen control system. Apple's screen control system's goal is to limit how much time kids and teens have on Apple devices. But kids are finding new ways to get around that, and/or hack the system all together. The [...]

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