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How To Prepare for a Stolen Phone: A Short Guide

Keep an Eye on Your Phone When You Go Out – Someone Else Already Is… Thomas Hawk – cc You just had it. You LITERALLY just had it. You pat yourself down and look at your friends to see if they’re messing with you, but there’s no tell-tale smirk on any of their inebriated faces. You ask a few… Read more »

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5 Things They Don’t Want You to Know About Your Phone’s Protection Plan

Many Warranty and Protection Plans Leave Out the Small Details…  Warren R. M. Stuart – cc You damaged your smartphone. Maybe you dropped it on the sidewalk which cracked the screen, damaged the casing beyond repair, or somehow destroyed the charging port. Your expensive, indispensable, powerful link to the world is gone… Fortunately, you have a… Read more »

You’ve Got a Broken Phone, Now What Do You Do?

A broken phone is one of life’s major bummers. The important thing to remember is that more often than not, it’s fixable! We’ve put together a little flowchart to help figure out what to do when you need a little direction. Don’t panic!  

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iCracked Advantage Rolls Out for All Your Devices!

Introducing a New Way to Protect Your Device from All of Life’s Accidents Ready, set, protect. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest and greatest program, iCracked Advantage. Over the last five years, we’ve learned a thing or two about how consumers use their smart devices and what they value in a repair experience…. Read more »


The Agony of Depletion: How to Get the Most Out of Your Battery Life

Here’s Just a Few Things You Can Do to Stretch That Pesky Battery Life Kārlis Dambrāns – cc There is nothing more frustrating than charging up your phone only to see its battery waste away before your eyes. More infuriating still is watching its life whittle down while seemingly doing nothing at all. The truth is, it’s likely doing… Read more »

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Summer-Proofing Your Smartphone

Beaches Don’t Mesh with Technology, but Here’s a Few Ways You can Summer-Proof that Smartphone! photo: Armin Rodler  – cc Summer’s here. It’s time to put down those school books and briefcases, and hit the sand. While Summertime comes with countless benefits, it also has its selection of challenges – not the least of which is… Read more »

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars are Coming!

Google’s Self-Driving Car will soon be available to the public, and with a bigger impact than you might think photo: Google I love driving. Absolutely love it. That’s why I’m a bit torn on the push for self-driving cars that’s come up recently. If it takes hold, which it most definitely could, it has the potential… Read more »

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5 of the Coolest New On-Demand Services

With a recent spike in on-demand services, there’s not much you can’t get whenever you want it. photo: Michael Ransburg There’s no denying we’re in the midst of a startup boom. Over the course of the last decade, we’ve seen newborn companies offering solutions to nearly any perceived inconvenience one could imagine. While plenty of… Read more »

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Virtual Reality in 2015: Is the Technology There Yet?

After an underwhelming introduction more than 20 years ago, virtual reality is giving it another go photo: Sergey Galyonkin – cc I remember the nineties well. Not fondly, necessarily, though I do think the toys were better. Between flashes of Posh Spice and Are You Afraid of the Dark, one memory that readily comes to mind were… Read more »

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Google’s “Project Fi” Aims to Rattle the Way Carriers Operate

With Multiple Networks Available at Once, Project Fi Gives Cellular Providers Plenty to Worry About photo: Carlos Luna – cc Not a week goes by that my dear mother isn’t complaining to me about overage costs on our family plan or asking when her lousy son is going to pay his share of the phone bill (when… Read more »

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    War of the Watches: A Smartwatch Comparison 2015

    A Nifty Smartwatch Comparison for Anyone Weighing Their Options 3D creation: Martin Hajek One watch to rule them all, one watch to find them… It would appear that war is on the horizon for manufacturers vying for the eye of technophiles ready for the latest round of electric mayhem. With several contenders in the developing smartwatch arena,… Read more »

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    There’s Bots on Youtube Plagiarizing Your Content

    It was only a matter of time before someone taught robots how to steal photo: Keltron There’s something rotten on Youtube, and I’m not talking about PewDiePie. Not long ago the worst you’d come across would be the occasional 14 year-old boasting of unmentionable acts against your dear mother in the comments section of an… Read more »

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    5 Creepy Apps to Make You go “Ugh..”

    These Creepy Apps might Make You Think Twice Before Posting Information photo: Patrik Nygren – cc If you’ve never been curious enough to look, you probably aren’t aware of some pretty creepy apps on the market. I don’t mean “periodically send you a scary picture every week” creepy, I mean like, “your phone shouldn’t be… Read more »

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    Flip Phone Comeback on the Horizon?

    Forget the iPhone 6 – flip phones are better than you might remember photo: Dan Cronin – cc I was riding the subway home the other day when I looked over and saw a toddler using his little fingers to navigate his father’s smartphone. Immediately I wanted to know what this porky little “pre-person” was… Read more »

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    Sourcing Talent through Social Media

    Sourcing talent for your business through social media is more effective than you might think photo: Kristina Alexanderson – cc Social media has transformed the way we acquire information, meet people, find jobs, and find employees. In the technology industry, the most attractive potential candidates are those who have grown up and evolved with digital… Read more »

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    Elon Musk: Space Pirate or Space Prophet?

    Elon Musk’s long-term goal is to preserve humanity, but is it altruism or capitalism? photo: Michelle Andonian – cc To call him another rich eccentric is obscenely simplistic. Elon Musk, the 43 year-old founder of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity has better things to do than engage in trite nightclub publicity stunts or overproduced profile-boosting… Read more »

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    Google’s Modular Phone: Another Neat Trinket or a Global Revolution?

    Is Google’s Project Ara a Revolution in Non-Pollution or Too Good to Be True? photo: Maurizio Pesce – cc While I’ve been waiting patiently for hoverboards to happen, it dawns on me that I haven’t been too impressed by technology lately. Sure, I still encounter the odd techno-blurb warranting a lazily huffed “huh…,” but more… Read more »

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    Automation of Jobs On the Rise: Is It Time to Clear Out Your Desk?

    As the automation of jobs increases, will the color of your collar matter? photo: Sara Kelly  – cc There’s a word unspoken in the shadowy underbelly of derelict automotive plants. Children in some areas of Detroit are scolded for muttering it under their breath while unshaven back-alley drifters recoil in horror as joyriding delinquents yell… Read more »

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    Introducing iCracked’s Tech Blog, The Fix!

    There’s more on our minds than cracked screens. Welcome to The Fix! photo: Hans-Eivind Urbye We don’t like confinement. We don’t like it when animals are confined and we especially don’t like it when writers are confined. Starting a weekly article for a company might lead to restraint and self-censorship in anyone who’s dared dance… Read more »