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Error 53: Apple’s Monopoly on Repair or a Security Feature?

Error 53 can turn Your iPhone into a Brick without Warning, and Almost No One Knows Why  photo: Forbes – cc Error 53 isn’t New York’s hottest new nightclub, nor is it an obscure German cold-wave band from the 80s. The mysterious iPhone error message is something much darker… and much less understood. Not long after the iPhone… Read more »

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iPhone 6S Drop Test: Because Why Not?

How Does the New iPhone 6S Fare Against Gravity and Pavement? Some call it sadistic, others call it just plain hard to watch. The iPhone 6S was released yesterday and what better way to test its resilience against long-time nemesis the cold hard floor than with a 6S drop test? Many have been talking about the latest… Read more »


Apple Has Announced the iPhone 6S, the iPad Pro, and the… Apple Pencil

Apple’s new Devices don’t disappoint, and the Apple Pencil is no exception photo: Apple – cc Apple’s press announcements can be a little hit or miss on occasion, but this one was a whopper. While I didn’t get EVERYTHING right with my earlier predictions, I came pretty damn close. I was very wrong, however, in thinking there’s… Read more »

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By the Numbers: What to Do with Your Old iPhone in 2015

Helpful numbers on just how that old iPhone withstands age as well as your options for cashing in. Planning on upgrading to the iPhone 6S this month? We thought you might be. We’ll even come buy your old device (even on the same day). Visit iCracked.com/sell to get started with a quote.    

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iPhone 6S: What You Get to Look Forward To and When

The iPhone 6S is almost here, this is what we know so far. CGI concept: martin hajek – cc There’s no intro “fluff” on this one – we’re going right into it. The next iteration of the iPhone is expected to hit stores in September after nearly a year of rumors and leaked photos of questionable validity…. Read more »


Will Artificial Intelligence Destroy Mankind?

Some Pretty Smart People Say Artificial Intelligence Needs to Be Checked  photo: Adam – cc “HAL, I won’t argue with you anymore! Open the doors!” – Dave Bowman (2001: A Space Odyssey) When I was very young I happened to catch the second Terminator movie on TV before I’d ever had a chance to see the first one. After the resulting cognitive… Read more »

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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 »

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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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    Death From Below: Rise of the Anti-Drones

    With the Number of Consumer Drones Increasing, So Too Do The Counter-Measures  photo: Lee – cc For as long as there have been cool things springing from the fountain of technology, there have been unscrupulous a-holes more than willing to ruin it for everybody. Over the course of the last decade we’ve seen the emergence of… Read more »

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    Samsung Galaxy S6: Armored, Beautiful, and a Little Sneaky

    The new Galaxy S6 blatantly rips-off the iPhone 6, and it’s awesome photo: TechStage – cc It was a losing battle. Quarter after quarter they watched as their sales declined. The Samsung Galaxy S3 had nailed it. In fact, it set a record profit of $5.9 billion in its first quarter only to be trumped by an even… 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 »