Upgrade your Devices to Windows 11 – Easy Step By Step Guide

Why Should You Upgrade to Windows 11 Devices Now? It is important to keep your devices running on an up-to-date operating system to stay ahead of security threats and to avoid performance barriers in a rapidly changing technological world. Windows 11 is the most recent operating system, released by Microsoft on October 5, 2021. It […]

Top 3 Gaming Laptops of 2022

Are you looking for a gaming laptop that will win you more games and help you stay productive? Check out this article for the year’s top three gaming laptops. Razer Blade 15 Razer Blade 15 got even better with a new top-level Razer Blade 15 Advance Model. This beastly performing gaming laptop is now compact […]

Top 4 iPhone accessories for 2022

Having an iPhone may already be quintessential for some people, but others still want to have a next-level extra. There are accessories that can make the iPhone push more performance, more secure, and more useful like leveling up photos and videos or charging up the device. Prime Cables Lightning to HDMI Digital AV Adapter The […]

iPhone Battery Health: How to Check and Improve It

Just like all batteries, iPhone batteries tend to deteriorate in performance over time. An iPhone that can last you 12 hours out of the box can only last you two or three hours after a year or two. You wonder, why does my iPhone’s battery health deteriorate so fast? Well, the answer is because that’s […]

iPhone 13 vs. Samsung Galaxy S22: Which One Should You Get?

With so many choices in the market, it’ll take a lot of time just to come down to a 1 versus 1 of the devices you’re going to choose from. However, iPhones usually take the other side of the fight for casual smartphone users. If you’re one of the people picking between the iPhone 13 […]

The Best Streaming Services for 2022

The phrase “going to the movies” has a new meaning thanks to online streaming services that a majority of us depended on when we’re not 100% sure about going out to see a movie in theaters. Since we can watch movies (even the newest ones) without going out of the house because of streaming services, […]

Top 5 Apple Gadgets and Accessories to Get In 2022

Apple is known for designing its products to support each other. This can be seen in how integrated their products are with each other, which manifests clearly in Apple’s native tracking application, Find My. Find My allows you to track all compatible Apple devices signed into your iCloud account and included in your Family Sharing […]

Top 3 iPad Pro Issues and How to Fix Them

Do you have an Apple iPad Pro and want to know how to fix the most common issues? You’re not alone. That’s why we prepared this guide to help you solve issues plaguing a lot of iPad Pro users. The Apple iPad Pro line is Apple’s best line of iPads to date. The first iPad […]

Holiday Shopping: Computer Edition

Every year, we get thinner, more powerful, and of course, more expensive computers. Manufacturers are racing to be the first in new designs and capabilities so they can capture the hearts of consumers. Whether you use a computer for office-purpose or gaming — there is a perfect computer out there for you. Brands have been […]

5 Tips on Making Your Phone Faster

The adage “nothing lasts forever” applies to many things, especially to today’s smartphones.  Drops in performance are typically direct results of how you’re using and maintaining your phone. While we all know it’s completely natural for our smartphones’ battery health to degrade over time, we’re still pretty much puzzled about performance drops — especially dramatic […]

Samsung Earbuds vs. Apple Airpods

If you own a smartphone, you’re probably aware of the notorious Android vs. Apple debate. The debate covers far more than just smartphones, however; in fact, for dedicated Android and Apple users, it extends all the way to the Samsung Galaxy Buds and the Apple AirPods. In this blog, we’ll discuss and compare the features […]

Trading in Your Phone: How to Do it Right the First Time

So you’re ready to upgrade to a new phone, but you’re hesitant to throw your old phone away or just put it up on the shelf. Your old phone is still in decent shape, and you believe it still has some value. You research iPhone repair or Samsung phone repair to see if your phone […]

Which Phones Offer the Best Resolution for Live Streaming?

We’ve all noticed that many people gain immense popularity through live streaming content on platforms like Twitch, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, and others. Live Streaming has become so popular that almost every social media platform out there allows users to stream content live. If you’re looking to become an “online streamer” or are just interested in […]

Is your iPad slowing down? Here’s what you can do to help speed it up.

The popularity of Apple’s iPads didn’t come for the tech giant randomly. It came because of their innovation with tablets. Imagine having something very similar to our beloved iPhones, BUT bigger! 2010 gave us one of the tablet world’s best inventions — the iPad. Just in the third quarter of 2021, Apple shipped out around […]

Watch Out For Fakes!

“Gently Used,” “Pre-Owned,” and “Second-Hand” are all terms that people are typically wary of when purchasing a smartphone. But it’s not the “used” aspect of the phones that should make buyers cautious—it’s the potential scams they might face in the buying process. Quick reminder: TechRestore has smartphone buy/sell services you can trust. We offer reasonable […]

Why It’s Important to Backup Your Data: 5 Ways to Safeguard Your Information

Most of us store sensitive data like passwords and bank card information on our phones. If our phones fall in the wrong hands, so will our personal and important information. Data can be lost and corrupted, or worse, stolen. To protect yourself from such errors and attacks, backing up your data regularly should be a […]

Why Repairing Your Phone Instead of Upgrading Is Good for the Environment

Thinking of getting the latest model of your smartphone? Think again. It might be economically better for you to get your current one repaired, and you’re also helping the environment! The biggest smartphone manufacturers of today know exactly what we want — new stuff! They produce new smartphone models time and time again and entice […]

Is Your Laptop On The Fritz? Now Is The Time To Repair It Before School Starts

Using a laptop for school? It’s time to check and see if you need to get something fixed before school work flows in. Read below to know what you should look out for, and what you should do when you spot an issue. In today’s world, having a computer you can take anywhere and pop […]

Is It Worth Repairing a Broken MacBook, or Should You Sell It?

Whether we’re talking about the MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro, one thing’s for sure — anyone who’s used any of them long enough has experienced a problem or two, such as a cracked LCD, a bad battery, or some other hardware issue.  MacBooks are expensive and generally perform better than other computers. It’s this […]

Top 5 Phone Accessories You Should Seriously Consider Purchasing

High megapixel cameras, big touchscreens, thumping loudspeakers, and the likes aren’t just enough to satisfy the needs of today’s phone users. Some want more battery juice without the need for a wall socket, some need extra protection for their phones, while some love the convenience of wireless earphones and headphones.  There are so many phone […]

Everything You Should Know About the Latest iOS Update

From unlocking your iPhone with a face mask on to having more control in terms of app tracking, here’s everything you should know about the iOS 14.5 . The 3rd of May 2021 saw Apple iPhone users scrambling to update their iOS versions to the tech giant’s newest firmware release. Regarded as the manufacturer’s most […]

Play It Safe: Top 5 Family-Friendly Apps for Kids

Thanks to COVID-19, kids are spending a lot more time on their devices. Whether it’s a MacBook Air for school, the iPad for music lessons, or just an iPhone 8 for regular screen time, kids are in front of screens more than ever before. Let’s use that time wisely! We’ve done our research and have […]

Sorting Through Old Photos and Contacts – Do You Need Them All?

We’ve all been there before — taking multiple photos from different angles just to make sure you get the best shot possible (even though most of them aren’t worth sharing). Or taking a hundred selfies with a hundred different faces only to just post one on Instagram. And if you’ve really gotten into phone photography […]

Device Backup – How Important Are They Really?

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’ve received the all-too-familiar message that your device “hasn’t been backed up in x amount of weeks” or there’s “not enough storage.” Whether you own an iPhone, Macbook, PC computer, or iPad, you’ve probably shrugged off that message a time or two before, thinking it can wait for […]

These iPhone 12 Camera Tips Will Make You a Phone Photographer Pro

Do you enjoy dabbling in photography? Are you thinking about upgrading to a photographer-friendly iPhone? Then this blog is just for you! The iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max have advanced camera features that excite both amateur and professional photographers alike. Keep reading to learn more about iPhone 12 camera tips and […]

Productivity in 2021: Apps That Work on Mobile and PC

Need to boost your productivity this year, but you’re not sure what tools to start with? We understand! There are seemingly endless productivity apps available, with almost all of them offering you the latest and greatest tools. If you’re already struggling with getting all of your work done, you definitely don’t have time to sift […]

Benefits of a Battery Replacement

You’ve probably noticed that your phone battery begins to drain more quickly as your phone ages. When you first purchase the phone, you hardly ever have to hook it up to its charger. But the more you use it and the older it gets, the shorter its battery lifespan becomes. As soon as this happens, […]

Sneak Peek: The Latest Apple iPhone Release

It’s official! The iPhone 12 is here, and it has some incredible features for both Apple lovers and Apple newbies alike. Launched on October 23, the iPhone 12 has a family of four models: the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. In this blog, we’ll […]

The Scariest Tablet Repair Mistakes

A broken tablet makes it impossible to work, stream, shop, or participate in social media, which quickly becomes inconvenient and frustrating for you. Even more inconvenient, though, is ignoring the problem with your tablet and allowing it to worsen before taking it to a professional. The good news is—most tablet damage is repairable and affordable, […]

Students: What to Do When Your Laptop Breaks

School is back in session – and you’re already exhausted. Chances are, your laptop or desktop is too. Even if you’ve invested in a MacBook 15” Pro with a packed RAM of 16 GB, that space fills up quickly with Zoom Meetings, study guides, and PowerPoint slides. And when you’re not running out of storage, […]

Get Some Summertime

It’s Summer! Have you regained your bearings after normal life slammed the brakes on in Spring? Does it still feel a bit like The Matrix and Groundhog Day had a baby and we’re all in it? TechRestore has been fortunate to continue providing service to our customers and helping them stay connected via their electronic […]

All the Same and All the New

We are living in historic, unprecedented times. At TechRestore, we’re doing what we’ve always done: looking for solutions, setting the standard and finding new ways to be helpful. It’s literally who we are as a company and as people. Read more here about how we’ve adjusted our services to meet safety recommendations and help keep […]

National Clean Out Your Computer Day

As much as we talk about this, you must be thinking we made it up! National Computer Clean Out Day officially started in 2000 and has been observed on the 2nd Monday of February ever since. Of course, at TechRestore, we celebrate and promote this passionately and frequently! We have written many, many blogs on […]

Resolve to Protect Your Data in 2020

Malicious viruses are on the rise again. Adware. Trojans. Worms. Viruses. Ransomware. Browser Hijackers. They go by a thousand different names, too: “CTB Locker”, “MrKlunky”, “SQLSlammer”, “ILOVEYOU” to name a few. Some cause annoying pop-up windows, others destroy files and some will even take your entire computer (or network!) hostage and demand ransom. We don’t […]

TechRestore: Looking Back and Looking Forward

2019 – What a ride!! It’s hard sometimes to believe that TechRestore (computer repair) has been in Louisville for over two years already. There are times we feel like we may bust the seams of our Hike’s Point Plaza storefront! We are so blessed with our “new regular” customers, walk-in repairs, schools we work with […]

TechRestore’s Fantastic Friday Sales

What is the magic of the Friday after Thanksgiving?  There are so many great things, it’s hard to narrow it down to one. The rich traditions of leftover turkey and stuffing sandwiches, the gratitude that the busy day is over, the four day weekend most of us  enjoy, the all-American shopping spree – just to […]

Plaid is the New Black this Friday

A trend in the wrong direction. Most people recognize the Friday after Thanksgiving as “Black Friday”. While it was once considered the best way to jumpstart holiday shopping, it has become less relevant recently. Most retailers have started to offer deals all month long. Some stores don’t even wait for the pumpkin pie to settle […]

What’s To Love: Maps in iOS 13

There are many great, new features in iOS 13. iOS 13 was released mid-September, there have been 2 updates since. There are too many major and minor updates and improvements to cover here. If you want the full scoop, you can get it from Apple directly. Now, let’s be honest. Apple Maps has not been […]

macOS Catalina & Malware

Are you getting pop-ups and malware after upgrading to macOS Catalina? You’re not alone.

TechRestore – Repair – Renew – Revive – Relax

Whatever stage of ownership you’re in with your desktop or mobile device, TechRestore is here to help.

Fake iPads and Real Friends

“My friend said if I can get it fixed I can have it ….” As soon as we picked up the iPad, we knew: it’s a fake. The size is right, the weight is right, it has the buttons, a charge port, touch ID, front and rear facing cameras – but we know. No matter […]

New Device Fever – TechRestore’s Trade-in Cure

The Fever Tomorrow, September 10th, Apple hosts its annual September Event. This year’s invitation reads “By Innovation Only”. The name suggests what the tech world awaits with bated breath: something new from Apple. Inevitably, the new device announcements trigger a wave of trade-ins; as an eager public upgrades their older devices for the shiny new […]

Clean It Up – Speed It Up – Back It Up: Back to School Laptop Service Special

Ready or not, the long days of summer are winding down. Maybe you haven’t used your laptop much or maybe you’ve been taking your work outdoors. But now, the scent of sunscreen is giving way to the smell of sharpened pencils, school bells are ringing, backpacks are flying off the shelves and the morning commute […]

A Different Kind of Hero

#FirstRespondersOnTheFirst Every 1st of the month on our FaceBook page, we like to call out and thank a specific branch of First Responders. Sometimes it’s the entire category; Nurses, for example. We’ve had occasion to thank a specific unit of First Responders, especially around our home in Louisville. Unsung Heroes This month, it occurs to […]

Speaking of Hot – iPad 6 (Latest Model) on Sale Now!

We can’t promise we won’t keep doing this! A few weeks back, we had a great sale on 5th generation iPads. Well, then THIS happened! We now have a limited supply of 32GB iPad 6 on sale now for just $250 (that’s nearly 25% less than Apple).  Why should you buy this incredibly advanced new […]

Ultra Portable & Efficient: MacBook Air $450

Summer is the time to go small. The days are longer, but they seem to go by so much faster in the summer. It’ll be July 4th in a few days … what?? Some things should be smaller in the summer, so they’re easier to carry along on adventures. Whether you’re taking your work outside […]

US and China 5G Race: What Is It and Why You Should Care

This week we have a guest blogger with a great perspective we’re excited to share with you! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. 5G technology perks go beyond its faster speeds The fifth generation network technology (5G) boasts of some very exclusive features. Expectations place its speeds at up to 100 […]

Don’t Miss the iPad 5 Special Sale

We could call this special sale an Event! Recently, Apple announced that iPad will get its own operating system later this year. TechRestore has a great way to take advantage of this highly anticipated new iOS at a price we can hardly believe. This sale checks all the boxes – √ condition, √ price, √ […]

Easy Ways to Improve Mac Performance: Part II – Making Space (and Keeping It!)

In part 2 we will give you some tips about freeing up serious space on your drive.

Easy Ways to Improve Mac Performance: Part I – Finding Space

Noticing poor or slower response on your Mac? If so, the first thing you’ll want to check is free space on the storage drive. Since everything is stored on it, space can run out quickly! In a perfect world, you would never go above 85% usage on your drive. Cloud storage and external drives are […]

TechRestore Celebrates Dads & Grads

We know it sounds cliché. We recognize that Dads and Grads deserve celebrations of their own. Well, blame it on June. It’s 2019’s last chance to set the stage for the remaining six months. It is a month of school ending, vacation beginning, summer job seeking,  weddings, babies, graduations (continued from May!) and Dads. Grads. High […]

TechRestore Counts the Ways – May 16th National Love a Tree Day

May 16th is National Love a Tree Day! Trees provide shelter for people and animals, shade, they help prevent the erosion of soil, oh yeah, and they turn carbon monoxide into oxygen! If only they did something really great like provide free wi-fi, right? There are many ways you can observe this day celebrating Mother […]

Kentucky Derby – Louisville’s Local Holiday

You may know it as the Run for the Roses. In Louisville, it’s a weeks long celebration of community and history.

Apple is Not Calling – iCloud ‘Hack’ Scams

Apple is Not Calling – iCloud ‘Hack’ Scams. How to recognize, avoid and safeguard your Apple identity.

Spring Cleaning Special for Laptops!

If you’ve noticed all the dust on top of your laptop keyboard, you must know the inside needs some attention too!

TechRestore – Earth Day is Everyday!

April 22, 2019 is Earth Day #49. This movement began in 1970 and continues strong today. Earth Day is typically celebrated with regional clean up days; check your city or the Earthday.org website for planned activities you can participate in. Apple took the lead in environmental responsibility early on. As of last year, all their […]

Stress Relief TechRestore Style

Did you know April is “Stress Awareness Month”? Stress can sometimes give us the extra energy we need to reach a goal and build coping skills. It can also cause health problems and anxiety if it gets unmanageable. From elementary school through retirement, we’ve all experienced it in varying degrees. At TechRestore, we see stress […]

Repair Solutions That Save Money and Make Sense

You can count on TechRestore to have repair solutions for your Apple and PC devices, no matter the age. The big challenge for older devices and brand new ones is that the part prices are typically astronomically high! Our priority, of course, is to source parts from trusted vendors and adjust our prices down as […]

Identifying, Preventing & Repairing Malware

Macs are not immune to viruses or malware attacks, while they are more difficult to exploit than Windows, hackers have been increasingly using browser hijackers and click baits in an attempt to get your personal information. The targets of these attacks seem to be random, and one of the most recent was Ariana Grande fans […]

Get Your Device Ready for Spring!

March Madness is upon us! Whether you follow college basketball or not, you can hardly avoid hearing about it mid-March to early April every year. At TechRestore, our team has one goal in mind – delivering experiences beyond expectation. On that, we are completely unified and for a few hours a day, we can put […]

PSA – HP Battery Recall Round 2

No need to panic! This week, HP issued a recall for some batteries in a few select models of laptops, desktops, 2-in-1s, tablets and even some mobile devices. If you have an HP computer, it may be at risk of overheating, which poses a burn or fire danger. Even if you checked your HP on the last […]

Valentine’s Day with TechRestore

What’s your Valentine’s wish? When you think of Valentine’s Day, you may not think “Oh, TechRestore, of course!”. Well, let’s think about this for a moment. Here at TechRestore, our philosophy is all about: meeting our customer’s needs exceeding their expectations improving their experience at every level, and being responsive to new concerns as they evolve […]

Superbowl 🏈, Financing💰 & Tater Tots 😋

2019 is bringing change for the better! WOW! 2019 has been incredible so far! We have some pretty exciting things in the works in addition to today’s announcements: Interest free financing available for our Certified Restored Products; Lenovo partnership added for our national education customers; we’re giving away a TV! That is only the tip of […]

Has Your Browser Been Hijacked? PSA

What is a “Browser Hijacker”? A toddler who has learned to find and play “Baby Shark” in 24 tabs in Safari? Well, maybe. The one we’re talking about is a bit more malicious (and not so easy to remove). It is just as preventable though as long as you know what to do (doo doo […]

Holiday Reflections and the Gift of Backup

Traditionally, the holiday season is time for reflections on the closing year; to note where improvements may be made, to recognize milestones and growth. Our TechRestore Family has experienced a LOT of growth this year! We’ve expanded our retail offerings with lots of quality accessories for your Apple products; we’ve expanded our service offerings, including […]

TechRestore Matches Apple BuyBack on iPhones

For a limited time, Apple is offering extra trade-in power on iPhones. If you trade in your iPhone 6 or newer, you get a trade in value toward a new iPhone or store credit slightly higher than normal. TechRestore will offer no limited time increase. WHY?! We already match or beat Apple trade-in values AND […]

So MANY Specials – Such a Limited Time!

We know you have a lot of emails regarding special sales events this weekend. What makes this email different? Well, it’s from your friends at TechRestore and we always take the awesome up a notch or three! (Like this cute beagle covered in Christmas lights – awesome x 2.) ** Friday 11/23 and Saturday 11/24 only! […]

We Have To Do It – Christmas Talk in October

Ok. We’ll be the first to say it – we hate talking about Christmas before Halloween. But we have to do it! It’s only weeks away (64 days)! We promise there’s a good reason to bring it up. TechRestore, as many of you know, has the best  Certified Restored Apple products. There is no denying […]

TechRestore September 2018 News Roundup

Fall is in the air! Be sure to get out and enjoy that sweet, cool weather before it gets too chilly. If you’re local to Louisville, you already know there are so many ways to enjoy fall. No matter where you are, though, you’re sure to start seeing apples and pumpkins and hay bales soon! […]

Hardware Diagnosis is Now Free at TechRestore!

Due to the overwhelming response to our Back to School free diagnosis special, TechRestore is now adding  free hardware diagnosis  for laptops to our service offerings.  A rollback of $59.99! You may be wondering: “Why?”    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Our experience has shown us that 90% of the time, we can pinpoint the most likely cause and offer […]

Benefits for Our ‘Non-Local’ TechRestore Customers

We talk an awful lot about how awesome Louisville is (well, it IS!) and all the great things our walk in customers can enjoy. Beautiful store, convenient hours, Oregon Trail on the Apple II .. the list goes on and on. We also have a national customer base that has been with us from the […]

August 2018 Highlights from TechRestore

There is one more week of August left. So much has been going on already (and don’t forget the holiday weekend coming up!) we couldn’t wait for this month’s recap. That’s right, school is back in full swing! We love the clever teachers and school administrators who keep students (of all ages) engaged. It is […]

TechRestore – Your Best Choice for Trade-In’s

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your device or turn that electronics graveyard drawer into cash – TechRestore is your best choice for trade-ins. We’ve been in the consumer electronics repair business for a long time and we understand what a nuisance it can be to get the most cash for your devices. TechRestore will pay […]

Every Picture Tells a Story – Contest!

It happens. Screens break. We know, because for over 14 years, we have been repairing broken Apple devices. iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, even Apple Watch and iPod … these ingenious, portable devices are, by their very nature, in harm’s way. There are countless ways to break a screen, and there’s a story behind every one. “I […]

TechRestore vs Siri Where it Really Matters

Oh, Siri, we love you! “I value you.” Well, she is the Sassiest AI Assistant. She first came to us on the iPhone 4s in October 2011 and  “Wowed” us with her weather telling, message answering, music playing and seemingly endless pun-filled answer giving. Siri has hung out and had wild adventures with celebrities. Some […]

July Highlights from TechRestore

Hello, Friends! We’re in the thick of summer now and hope you’re all staying cool and finding some time to relax (or enjoying the lighter work commute, at least!).  Be sure to follow us on other social media, too (FaceBook, Instagram, LinkedIn). We have a lot of fun on FaceBook especially and wanted to share […]

Apple Certified Is As Cool As It Sounds

All TechRestore Techs are Apple Certified. Sounds good, right? But what does it mean, exactly?    It means that – in addition to their standard electronics repair training – they have taken study courses from Apple and passed certification exams. The content includes (in part): Customer Experience – asking the right questions, making sure all […]

TechRestore – Why Settle for Less than a Lifetime?

TechRestore has been performing iPhone repairs since the beginning of iPhone history. It was scary at first, since there were very few repair options for iPhone and in the beginning parts could be sketchy. Right away, we set ourselves apart from the rest by including stellar customer service at every stage. In the last few years […]

TechRestore Celebrates Independence Day (with iPad Mini)!

       The July 4th holiday is the mid-point of summer for most Americans. Social media explodes with red, white and blue EVERYTHING. Desserts, casseroles, jello, cocktails, you name it. (Serious culinary overachievers!)                    At TechRestore, we certainly plan to indulge in some 4th of July traditions. Maybe some baseball, […]

Have You Replaced the Battery in Your iPhone?

Apple gave haters the best belated Christmas gift ever last year. “Proof” that Apple was slowing down phones to “force” users to upgrade.  *MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHA* It’s not always easy being a Mac advocate. We love our iMacs, Mac Minis, Mac Pros, MacBooks, MacBook Pros and Airs, iPods, iPads and iPhones! We love the closed, secure, dedicated […]

TechRestore vs Online Classified Sites

Every so often, a customer will come to us with a device they purchased from an online classified site. Although it seemed fine at first, there’s a problem: During set up they discovered it is iCloud locked There is some functionality problem (buttons not responding, won’t charge, touch screen is erratic) It was working fine, […]

Artificial Intelligence in Its Place

Over 39 million adults in the U.S. use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in their everyday life. Siri, Google, smart speakers, appliances, cars; the list goes on and on. AI is everywhere. It predicts the weather, customizes what ads we see online and even what shows up in our social media news feed. It has become so […]

TechRestore Advanced Care (T.R.A.C.) for Technology in Education

TechRestore has announced a new service product designed especially for customers in the education sector. T.R.A.C. is TechRestore Advanced Care. As an alternative to Apple Care and other insurance models, the goal of T.R.A.C. is to eliminate downtime, deductibles, incident fees, shipping fees, and the worry over exceeding budget constraints. It also reduces processing time […]

Spring Cleaning for Your Mac

TechRestore Spring Cleaning Special $60 With 1TB external hard drive backup $150 Spring is in the air! Can you feel it? Even if it’s still cold outside, through those late snows and rains, you feel the promise of warm weather, chirping birds and sunshine! Oh, but all those sun rays are going to make the […]

The Long Game Matters

“A company should have values, because a company is a collection of people. And people should have values, so by extension, a company should” – Tim Cook Apple turned 42 this week and is still proving the long game is best for hardware, software, privacy and security.  Looking back, no one can say it’s been […]

TechRestore Offers One on One and Group Training for Apple Devices

Yay! I got a Mac! …. Now what?? Have you ever wished you could sit down with someone and have them just show you how to use your iPhone, iPad or Mac?  Are you confused by the newest updates? Do you just know there are features you’re not taking full advantage of? TechRestore answers the […]

TechRestore Grand Opening Event in Louisville!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Family! We are SO excited to announce that our new store is open and ready for an official celebration! If you are in the Louisville area, you simply must come visit us on Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We invite you to spend some time in […]

Siri and The Rock

You know we love Siri – she is at once helpful, witty, compassionate and snarky.  All the things we treasure here at TechRestore.   A sense of humor is indispensable and we just couldn’t help ourselves, we had to share this fun with you! On a side note, we want to hang out with the people […]

Cool and Interesting on FaceBook This Week

Ok, so we’re going to go a little further back than “this week” because we have been posting some weird and wonderful things  on FaceBook! Here are the highlights, in case you don’t follow us on FB.  If you don’t, you really should – we don’t always do a recap of postings on our blog, […]

A Big Award and a Big Announcement

A few weekends ago, in the East Bay Times here in California, TechRestore received an East Bay Times Reader’s Choice Award for the Best Computer Repair & Service in the San Francisco East Bay.  Wow!  We have always felt that a referral is the highest compliment we can receive.  These past 13+ years have really been […]

iPhone 6, 6s and 7 Screen Repair Price Drops

Happy Friday!  As summer approaches, we always see an uptake in iPhone screen repairs.  Is it because the kids are coming home from college with their broken devices?  Maybe it’s the upcoming vacation that makes the broken screen more noticeable.  Whatever the case, TechRestore is here to help!  Our normal turn around for an iPhone […]

Those Annoying “Infected” Pop-Ups are Fake 100% of the Time

Say you’re casually surfing the web and suddenly there’s a pop-up window in the middle of your screen stating “Your computer is infected! Download this NOW! or call us NOW!”.  Even if you’re savvy enough to know it’s fake, you may still get an instant headache at the thought of detecting and removing this annoying […]

Silencing Your Apple iOS or OS Device

There are so many sounds coming from your iPhone and Mac: mail notification, camera shutter, lock sound, plugged in sound, volume up and down quack – the list goes on.  You may not consider these particularly bothersome, but there’s a chance that sometime you may want extra quiet.  Besides the physical “mute” button on the phone […]

6 Tips for Better Pictures with Your Smartphone

The best photographs have nothing to do with the filter that you choose. They start with a great original picture file. So how can you elevate your Instagram game? Try these smartphone camera tips: Turn on Grid Lines. How? On an iPhone, go to general settings, then select “Photo & Camera” then switch the “grid” […]

How to Find Used iPhones for Sale in New York

When the latest edition of an iPhone goes on sale in NY, those with older phones are often ready to trade up in order to stay ahead of the curve. While the collective number of used iPhones NY residents might have on them is unknown, the fact that many of them still happen to be […]

6 Most Common Reasons for iPhone Repair

Many people have come to regard their iPhone as an integral part of their life, so it stands to reason that if a problem develops with this innovative piece of technology, their life gets turned upside down. Handling any iPhone repair means taking it to a place that has experience with smartphone repair in NY […]

Apple’s Job Creation & Q2 announcements

Tim Cook, Apple CEO did an interview this week on “Mad Money” on CNBC.  If you’d like to see the whole thing, you can watch it on their website.  He was there to talk about Apple’s Q2 earnings call and what the company plans to do with those mountains of cash. We liked it because […]

Cell Phone Repairs: How to Stay Ahead of the Crowd

Given how tech savvy we have become, it requires no mention that gadgets and electronics rule our lives more than anything. Talking about phones in particular, our little world seems concentrated in these devices. Regardless of the brand or model you use, cell phone repairs go hand in hand with it. Much like any other […]

Eight Tips to Protect Your Android Screen

Touchscreen smartphones are built to resist scratches and are sturdy enough to beat standard wear. But these large screens are also susceptible to damage. If you have an Android phone or tablet and wish to protect your android screen, here are some neat tips for you.Mind the medium of touch 1. Mind the medium of […]

How To Back Up Your Iphone Data Just In Case

While technology is amazing, we all know that sometimes it fails us. Most people have been in that place where your computer or cell phone either breaks or crashes, and they are left crying into their pillow at night because they have lost all of their important contacts, sentimental pictures, and more. Backing up a […]

Steps to Easy Battery Replacement in iPhones

The iPhone that you love to flaunt would prove futile a gadget had the battery not been in it. Given how the battery is crucial to the functioning of any cell phone, the power and quality should be checked prior to installing one. Most importantly, it is pointless to expect batteries to offer lifelong service, […]

How Professional Cell Phone Services Help You?

All the professional mobile repair service shops hire experts who understand the best methods to repair and replace a damaged cell phone. In case your mobile is causing trouble due to a crack, you should take the device to the right person instead of getting unnecessarily worried and upset and trying to fix the problem […]

Sell Used Phones for Cash: Few Terse Tips

So you are all set to order a brand new Smartphone from any of those top e-commerce stores? Unless it was a gift from a near and dear one or you are very particular about retaining your old gadgets, you would want to get rid of the old one. Well, now you can actually sell […]

Lost Phone Countermeasures

Smartphones have become a mainstay in our lives and we face tons of problems if we lose our mobiles. Protection of both our phone and its contents should be a priority for us and some important steps are given below. What to do before you lose your phone Setting up protective measures beforehand to ensure […]

Best Methods to Fix Broken Touch Screen

Accidents are common in our lives but some tend to affect us more than others. For example, if you find yourself with a broken cell phone, you will feel a lot of painful emotions bubbling to the surface since we tend to become so reliant and attached to our mobiles. Anyway, your first response to […]

Recycling & Reusing Old Electronics

Now that the holidays have past and people have gotten used to their new devices, it’s time to consider what to do with the old ones. Tossing old electronics in the trash is terrible for the environment and completely unnecessary because there are much better alternatives for disposing of unwanted devices. Before doing anything else […]

Setup Emergency Contact (ICE) on Your iPhone

Most people know about ICE (in case of emergency) contacts in their phone.  But what if your phone is locked?  While you may never need it, having your emergency contact information available for anyone to find could come in handy.  If you have a medical condition or severe allergies, it could save your life! In […]

How To Back Up An Android Just In Case

Unfortunately, it his harder to back up an Android than it is to back up an Iphone. There are a series of steps that you must follow in order to back up all elements of your smart phone. However, if you do not have the patience for this you do have the option to pay […]

Be on Guard Against Mac Malware OSX/Dok

Macs are less vulnerable, by nature, to viruses and malware, but they are not impervious.  There is a real threat right now, that we feel compelled to share with you, so you can be on guard and spread the news to other Mac users.   It takes over the system, but it starts with a phishing […]

Apple’s Ecosystem is by Design

It always surprises us when people talk about Apple’s ecosystem and how brilliant it is, like it’s a new thing.  We know that we are now, and have always been, passengers on Apple’s train.  Yes, we can each have our own room, or we can go into the club car, or we can invite other […]

TechRestore FaceBook Fun Weekly Roundup

Greetings from your friends at TechRestore!  We hope you are enjoying this Spring season and all the wonders that it brings (baseball, tulips, Spring break, to name a few, if you need a list).  If you missed our FaceBook posts this week (let’s face it, FaceBook is a bit overwhelming sometimes, we don’t expect you […]

Spending Less Time with Your Phone and Why It Matters

These days, our phones tell us everything.  We can see what everyone’s having for lunch via Instagram, check the news and the weather, map our bike rides, reserve parking, order coffee, transfer money, lock the door, turn on the lights, turn off the coffeepot .. you get the idea.  Hey, we can even make a phone […]

This Week on the TechRestore FaceBook Page

Hello! It’s been a minute since our last blog post, but we have been busy, busy on the FaceBook page.  If you have not already, please “Like” and follow us.  You will find lots of useful tips, interesting articles and history in our posts.  Here are the highlights from last week. On Monday, we shared […]

Time to upgrade the storage on your Mac?

Spring cleaning is in the air!  We have been reading a lot lately about increasing storage space by deleting files or changing settings on Macs.  Some articles are posted on our FaceBook page (please come follow us if you haven’t already!).  It’s a question we get a lot from customers, “How can I increase the […]

TechRestore Education Repair Program

As we wrap up 2016, our repair labs are stuffed full of iPads and Macs from schools all over the country. We love being the heroes that keep these products working for school IT departments everywhere! Reflecting on 2016 got us thinking about what you do must reflect what you believe. We believe that every transaction […]

To Cloud or Not to Cloud?

Do you use the cloud to backup your personal photos, documents, contacts, music and video? Is your data safe?  How does it work?  Is it worth it? If you’ve ever lost a hard drive, or a phone you know – the pain is real.  Even worse, if you do have a physical backup you count […]

Holiday Weekend Musings and TechRestore Weekly FaceBook Recap

As we pause midway through the long holiday weekend, we are again faced with the realization that saying “Thank you” to our many customers, friends and business partners does not properly convey the sentiment we feel.  We sleep well each night, knowing we have provided honest repairs and excellent customer care.  Each day we come […]

What to do after Thanksgiving day

We hope you’ll all be happily stuffed and rested on Thanksgiving day.  For many people, the weekend following Thanksgiving is a reason to get out and take advantage of major discounts at retail outlets (“Black Friday”), small local businesses (“Small Business Saturday”) and online (“Cyber Monday”).  It seems that none of these days ever remain […]

This week on FaceBook – TechRestore Weekly Recap

We certainly hope you’ve enjoyed this last week before the official launch of holiday season.  Here are the posts we shared on FaceBook this past week, in case you missed them.  Be sure to “Like” us on FaceBook for lots of good information and exclusive specials. Monday: Apple’s new campus and the awesome science behind […]

What You Need to Know About Virus Pop-ups

scam    /skam/ noun        1. a dishonest scheme; a fraud      synonyms: fraud, swindle, fraudulent scheme, racket, trick verb: scam    1. swindle: “a guy that scams the elderly  of their savings”  synonyms: cheat, deceive, trick, dupe OH NO! The dreaded “virus warning”!   Holiday season is prime time for threatening adware like this to pop up on your […]

TechRestore Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

‘Tis the season! We at TechRestore understand how quickly the holidays come upon us (wasn’t it 4th of July last week?!).  Don’t forget you need to repair that broken device to keep the kids occupied on long drives to family functions! Sanity conservation becomes very important this time of year. In order to help you […]

Spotlight on – TechRestore Apple Mac and iPhone Information Posts on Facebook

At TechRestore, we like to stay up to date on Apple, Mac and iPhone information. Each day, we share something new we have learned – or something interesting we already knew about – on our FaceBook Page. This week, we included news about innovations, the halo effect of smartphone technology, iOS 10 feature highlights and […]

Apple Announces New MacBook Pros!

Apple held their much anticipated press conference yesterday, finally announcing the arrival of a new design to their dated MacBook Pro line. While some of these new features we saw coming thanks to leaks, there were a couple that surprised us! The most famous feature that was leaked is the Touch Bar, a touchscreen at […]

New Macs are about to say Hello

New Macs are coming! Woo Hoo! It’s about time that Apple updated the MacBook Pro line that hasn’t seen a significant update in about 3-years. Apple sent out the cryptic “Hello Again” announcement yesterday and we couldn’t help but dig up some previous uses of “Hello” from the Mac. Will the 2016 announcements be as […]

TechRestore brings their team of Customer Service Rock Stars and Certified Technicians to the world of Windows!

About 12 years ago, I wrote a little post about TechRestore. I talked about being frustrated with a dismal service experience and taking that frustration and turning it into a thriving business with the help of a great team of people. Well, I just had another one of those life-changing experiences and I’m back to […]

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus touch disease is now the number one problem reported at Apple stores

We are seeing more and more customers bringing in their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus with the dreaded “gray lines of death” AKA “touch disease” on the top of their iPhone screens for repair. If you have a gray, flickering bar at the top of the display and a non-responsive touchscreen – you might have […]

Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Repair at TechRestore

Great news for Samsung users! You can now experience the same awesome customer service and speedy turnaround time that iPhone users have experienced for years at TechRestore. Our certified technicians are now performing screen repairs on Samsung Galaxy S5, S6, S7 and Galaxy Note phones. You can learn more and view pricing on our Galaxy […]

Quick One Page Price List

In a hurry to see some quick pricing for repairs and upgrades? Don’t feel like clicking around our website or calling in at 925-689-9488? Great news! Visit our super-duper One Page Price List to see quick pricing, in a no-frills layout for most of our flat-rate repair services. Go ahead, check it out here.  

Tips on installing iOS 10 Beta on your iPhone or iPad

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Protecting Your Mac from Malware

Great article from our friends at MacWorld, discussing how to use the built-in Gatekeeper settings and a little common sense to keep nasty malware from infecting your Mac. Two new attacks on Mac users and a coming change in macOS Sierra show that educating users beats malware. Read the full article here.    

iPhone 6s Plus Screen Repair by Apple Certified Technicians: $199

We’re thrilled to announce our exclusive factory original iPhone 6s Plus screen repair service today! The TechRestore iPhone 6s Plus screen replacement service is performed by one of our Apple Certified Technicians and includes our famous 1-year warranty! TechRestore iPhone 6S Plus screen repair is just $199   How long will the repair take to complete? TechRestore […]

iPhone 6 Plus Repair $119 with 1 hour turnaround, 1-year warranty and more

Is your iPhone 6 Plus screen cracked? Here’s some tips on getting the best repair experience for your iPhone: Look for a price based in reality: TechRestore iPhone 6 Plus screen repair is just $119 How long will the repair take to complete? TechRestore iPhone screen repair typically takes about an hour. Are you getting […]

Hard Drive Upgrades: Simplified and New Options

Happy Monday! Today we simplified the MacBook hard drive upgrades and replacement service, as well as added a couple of new options. First, we have eliminated a number of drives that are no longer in demand and we now have three options for standard drive replacements. The BYOD (bring your own drive) service gives you the option […]

iPhone 6s Screen Repair with Factory Original LCD $149

Looking for an awesome repair experience for your iPhone 6s? Getting tired of looking through those cracks in your glass when using your iPhone? TechRestore can help! Our iPhone 6s screen repair includes a factory-original, OEM LCD screen to insure the highest quality. The repair is completed same-day in most cases and one of our […]

TechRestore Reviews on Yelp, Facebook, Google+ and more

Customer Reviews are awesome. They help guide us, let us know when we are thrilling our customers and alert us about problems that we can solve. Often times a customer may post information in a review that we would not hear about otherwise. When this happens, we get to show that customer that the true […]

iPhone 6 Screen Repair with Factory Original LCD hits $99

We don’t usually focus on just the sale price of a repair or product, since we think price is only one factor in choosing who you buy something from or whose service you use. But today, we’re thrilled to let you know that with some outstanding research and development of new repair techniques, TechRestore is […]

Wholesale Parts Inspection

  TechRestore Wholesale provides repair centers across the nation with wholesale parts for their repair needs. With thousands of pieces being kept available for your purchase, a thorough inspection of each individual part is a critical part of our business. Take a quick look at the inspection process of a fresh delivery of parts. If […]

Top 5 posts from our Facebook.

Our team, here at Techrestore, loves to keep up to date on industry news, upcoming products and the newest cutting edge technology.  We’ve compiled a Top 5 list of posts from our Facebook page.  If you haven’t already, give us a like on Facebook and keep an eye out for our posts. 5.  FBI vs […]

Refurbishing iPads: The Ins and Outs

Everyone wants a good deal. In the consumer electronics market, the best deals often come in the form of used and refurbished units sold at a discounted price. So, what’s the difference between a used iPad and a refurbished one? At TechRestore, we take pride in our high quality refurbished iPads . Yes, these iPads […]

TechRestore gets a visit from the USS Enterprise

The holiday season is in full swing and that means repairs are coming in from everywhere imaginable.  We are working hard to make sure each of our customer’s needs are met at warp speed.  Which earned us a quick visit from our Star Trek friends, aboard the USS Enterprise.  Check out the video below.

TechRestore Repair Guides

Here you will find links to any repair guides that we have to assist you in your repair goals. We are consistently updating this page to provide more fantastic resources for our customers along the way. Video Guides If you prefer to watch rather than read along while you do your repairs, below you will […]

iPhone 6 Repair Guide Video

Tired of looking down at that cracked screen, fearing that you may slice your finger as you swipe to answer that call? Well, we’ve got a fix for you. We’ve been hard at work trying to bring you guys more resources to support your DIY repairs. We just finished our first repair guide video, this […]

DIY Parts – Our One Year Warranty

You may have recently seen posts from us promoting our DIY and SafetyNet Program. Our belief is that there may be a little Do-It-Yourslef spirit in everyone. With resources like our awesome repair guides to help you along the way and our SafetyNet service if you ever really get stuck, we’re confident that we can convince […]

The TechRestore DIY Repair SafetyNet – We’ve got your back!

All of us at TechRestore are Makers at heart. We’re DIY folks that have turned our passion for fixing things into a business, a lifestyle and a family of technicians that love to share our knowledge with our customers. We have performed tens-of-thousands of repairs since 2004 and we’re still excited to get our hands on the […]

TechRestore featured in eBay 20th Anniversary Video

TechRestore was featured at the eBay Sellers Summit on Sept 10th. Our founder, Shannon Jean spoke at the conference and was featured on the big screen in between executive speakers. eBay released this awesome video to celebrate their 20th Anniversary and we are thrilled to have been a part of it! Can you spot the […]

The Small Business Show – our Founder speaks

In addition to being involved in the day-to-day operations of TechRestore, our Founder, Shannon Jean is also a co-host of the Small Business Show, a weekly podcast focused on helping small business owners learn from each others experiences. On this weeks show, join Shannon, along with co-host Dave Hamilton as they talk with Tim Cox […]

Summer Savings

Summer is in full effect right now but before you know it the kids will be headed back to school. Check one thing off your back-to-school list by getting your device fixed now. We typically see a rush around August and September with everyone trying to get their child’s iPad or iPhone fixed. Beat the […]

How to Disable Apple Music Auto Renewal

If you’re like me and you want to try out Apple’s new music streaming service but aren’t sure if you want to keep it or don’t want to forget to opt of the automatic payments, then this tip is for you. I found this over at The Mac Observer and I found it helpful so […]

Independence Day

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Need A Fix For Your iPhone 6?

Starting Monday June15, we will begin offering iPhone 6 screen repairs for $129. We’ve waited so long to offer this repair because until now the parts have simply been too expensive for us to be able to offer this service for a reasonable price and the quality of the parts available did not meet our stringent standards. […]

Last Week in Apple

Here are some of the stories that caught our eye in the world of Apple and consumer electronics last week.   Apple’s Senior Vice president of Design Jon Ivy is promoted. He hands over managerial duties  to other Apple leaders so that he can focus on development of the company elsewhere. Software Developer Zeobit, creator […]

Refurbished Vs. Used

We don’t sell used products. We sell refurbished products. What’s the difference exactly? Well all refurbished electronics are used. What sets them apart is the care we take to make sure they’re in good condition  before we sell them. When we buy products to resell they arrive to us in varying conditions. Some products have broken screens […]

iPads In The Classroom

The tablet is a device that many of us have come to love and have integrated into our daily lives and activities. We use it to surf the web, check our email, or maybe kick back and watch a movie. In recent years tablets have been used increasingly for other applications such as education. We […]

Thank You

We would like to say thanks again to Teresa Everett for making us this delicious peanut butter fudge. I told her it wasn’t necessary but she insisted on coming through with sweet treats because we came through for her on her phone. I’m glad she did, it’s little gestures like this that let you know […]

MacBook Pro Retina Repair

When  you pay someone such as a mechanic or electrician to do a job, you’re paying for their expertise. You choose not to do it yourself either because you don’t have the skills or the time and it would be simpler to pay someone to do the job for you. As experts in repairing Apple […]

Apple Watch Unboxing

  Our 38mm Sports edition Apple Watch arrived today ahead of schedule. We could hardly contain our excitement long enough to take pictures as we eagerly moved it from the box and onto our wrist. First impressions of the device are that it looks great and feels sleek, but aside from that it’s hard to […]

Your Rights Are Under Attack

Back in February we published a post to help promote awareness about the encroaching restrictions that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) could place on people and their property. Thanks to organizations like the EFF and iFixit helping to raise awareness and people like you doing their part, consumers sent over 40,000 comments to the Copyright Office […]

Adware Removal

If you’ve used the internet long enough, chances are you’ve encountered ad-injection software or adware. Adware presents itself in many annoying forms such as pop-up windows, ads, changing your homepage, and extra banners or toolbars when using your browser. Adware is usually picked up when installing third-party software, it is disguised or bundled with other […]

Apple ID

An Apple ID is your user name for everything you do with Apple: Shop the iTunes Store, enable iCloud on all your devices, buy from the Apple Online Store, make a reservation at an Apple Retail Store, access the Apple Support website, and more. It’s important to set up an Apple ID if you want […]

iPhone 6 Repairs

We can’t always be the ones to help you directly, but we can lead you in the right direction. You may have noticed that we don’t offer an iPhone 6 repair yet. Well, Apple does. Apple offers iPhone 6 screen repairs for $109 and iPhone 6 Plus for $129. If your iPhone 6 is in […]

Sweet, Sweet Appreciation

It’s always great when customers show their appreciation for what you do, especially when that appreciation is edible! It’s nice to reaffirm that people really find value in the service you offer. I’m reminded of a quote by author William Makepeace Thackeray, ” Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.” We’d like to thank […]

Using the iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain is a useful utility in iOS and OS X that allows you to securely save and store your passwords, account names, and even credit cards to your Keychain across multiple devices. I find the password management utility to be one of the most helpful myself. The iCloud Keychain helps make managing and remembering […]

Java- Beware of Adware

As Mac users, one of the benefits we enjoy is the ability to surf the web free from worrying about infection from malware or viruses. Many users don’t bother using antivirus software at all. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be wary of adware (software that automatically displays or downloads advertising material) or bloatware ourselves when […]

Double Your Warranty Today!

Have your recently purchased an iPad from us? Why not sweeten that deal by doubling your warranty? Just subscribe to our blog for the occasional newsletter and we’ll increase your 3 month functional warranty to 6 months! On our blog we’ll update you on news within the tech industry, share our expertise on how to […]

Claim Your Short Stack of Flapjacks

IHOP celebrates 10 years of giving today with  its 10th National Pancake Day. Every year IHOP offers a free short stack of their famous buttermilk pancakes to all customers as a fund raiser, patrons can leave a donation if they are feeling charitable. IHOP runs the program in conjunction with Children’s Miracles Hospital and other […]

A wild roller coaster ride – A chat about business with Shannon Jean

I decided to sit down and interview my boss and founder of TechRestore, Shannon Jean, about his business history and how he got his start. We go over some of his first business ventures, what it takes to be successful, and any advice he has for aspiring entrepreneurs. Q: What was one of your first […]

Quick Tip: How to Block Favorites When Clicking on Safari Search Bar

By default, when clicking on the Safari 8 search bar, a popup window of your favorites appears in a scrollable grid. That new feature is a departure from previous behavior and could be distracting. If it is for you like it is for me, here’s how to block that feature.   You can see what […]

Inside The iPad Air 2

The iPad Air 2, released in October of last year, boast being better in every way than its predecessor. It has more ram (2 gigabytes), a faster A8X processor, and an improved retina display. All the while being eighteen percent thinner than the original iPad Air. We take a look inside of one as  we […]

Simply Amazing

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Sir Arthur C. Clarke The iPad Note-Pad will change the way you work, play, and think forever. Innovative and thought provoking, I haven’t encountered such a stunningly useful but simple product in a long time. This is just a bit of satire on a product that we […]

Unlock Your iPhone

Starting February 11th, all four major US carriers will allow you to sim unlock your phone. The ban on phone unlocking was lifted last August by congress, and in the wake of this repeal the carriers are releasing their official unlocking policies. Individual carrier unlocking policies: AT&T Verizon Sprint T-Mobile US Cellular Each company’s policies […]

Change

This industry is always changing, and with it, so too does our business. It’s up to us to follow market trends. When a new device is released we have to buy it, open it, take it apart, and decide if its a viable product to support. Several years ago, we did a lot of repair […]

DMCA: Now Is The Time To Act

It’s that time again. Every three years congress sits down and decides what amendments and exemptions should be added to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Enacted in 1998, the DMCA was originally intended to criminalize production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works. It also criminalized […]

Inside A Wilson Football Factory

Are you  ready for some football?! Well, with the Super Bowl being this Sunday and all the recent “Deflate-gate” media hype, I thought it’d  be interesting to take a look into the factory that makes these balls. Here we have a short video from the New York Times that goes behind the scenes of the […]

Software Updates: iOS 8.1.3 and OS X 10.10.2

Apple released two big software updates yesterday, OS X 10.10.2 for Mac users and iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod users. Both software updates bring with them multiple improvements and stability fixes. Fixes included in the Yosemite update 10.10.2: Resolves an issue that might cause Wi-Fi to disconnect Resolves an issue that might cause […]

Apple’s First Quarter Results Conference Call

Apple will be streaming its FY 15 First Quarter Results Conference Call on January 27 at 2:00 p.m. PST.  Earnings and figures for the companies first quarter of 2015 will be announced. Investors, stockholders, and Apple fans alike should be eagerly awaiting the news. Apple set sales records during last year’s first quarter, selling roughly […]

Essential Hotkeys For Mac To Make Your Life Easier

Hotkeys exist to make your life easier, but often go unused  or forgotten by many users. Hotkeys make things like managing files,applications, and other system task a mere tap of the fingers. I’ve compiled a list of the many useful hotkeys I use on a daily basis when working on my Mac. These following hotkeys are […]

Watch Super Bowl XLIX from Your iPad or Mac

Don’t miss out on any of the action this SuperBowl Sunday. NBC Universal just announced that it will be offering a free live stream of the event to promote its “TV Everywhere program”. From NBC Sports blog: The special access event kicks off at noon ET with NBC’s Super Bowl pre-game coverage and concludes with […]

Why You Should Switch To A Solid State Drive

SSDs (Solid State Drives) are leagues ahead of traditional HDD (Hard Disk Drives) in terms of performance. The performance difference of the two types of drives is due in part to their configurations. HDD use spinning magnetic metal platters (the disk) that the data is stored on and a head that reads and writes the data […]

DIY: Dock Port Charging Issues

We often have customers come into our store experiencing dock port issues with their iPhones. Issues such as their phones not charging properly, not connecting to their charger, or not staying connected to the charger.  More times than not, if there’s no physical damage to the device, the culprit of the is in your pocket. […]

iPod Dominoes

This is one our older videos, made purely to have some fun with the products we service. We use 215 iPod Nanos as dominoes, which were valued at $35,035 at the time of filming. What do you think? Should we do more videos like this in the future? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Beautiful Photos Captured With iPhone

You don’t need to be a professional photographer to capture a picture that is stunning and leaves a lasting impression. Many people have the power in their pockets. These pictures are some of the 2014 winners from the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA), all photographs were taken with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Julio Lucas- Photographer […]

Apple Campus 2 Aerial Video

Expected to finish construction in 2016, the new Apple campus seems to finally be taking shape. You can see the main “spaceship” building coming together in this awesome aerial video. As a reminder to our customers, we here at TechRestore will be closing shop at noon on December 31 for New Years and will resume […]

Behind The Scenes VFX Shots From TV And Film

Great VFX (visual effects) in TV and movies helps to create a setting and atmosphere that draws you in and helps to better connect you to the characters and story. When done properly it’s nearly impossible to tell when VFX are being used. Boredpanda.com compiled  some of the best behind the scene photos from around […]

Critical Security Update Fixes Vulnerability In OS X

On Monday, December 22, Apple released a critical security update designed to a address a vulnerability in the  Network Time Protocol daemon (ntpd) of OS X. All Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion users are urged by Apple to install the update as soon as possible. The update fixes an issue that was addressed by the […]

Where Apple’s Money Comes From

Here is an infographic from BusinessInsider that visually displays how the different products from Apple’s lineup contributed to its revenue for this year, all $220 billion of it. The iPhone being the front runner of the line up with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales pushing  records. Analyst suspect Apple will sell nearly 70 […]

How much Storage Is Enough?

16GB of storage for a device just doesn’t seem like enough any more. A  new survey taken by the developers of the camera app IceCream polled users about their storage usage. 91% of people questioned admitted to using a device with 16GB or less of storage capacity, and 22% of the entire group claimed that they […]

How It Works: Refurbished iPads

A large part of our business consist of, aside from our wholesale and customer repair services, buying and selling refurbished electronics. We’ve done it all, TVs, gaming systems, smartphones, mobile devices, and computers. In recent years we’ve primarily focused on supporting Apple products, namely the iPad. We do everything in house with a small but […]

Audi: A Car Sharing Company

Audi, the company that brought you the beauty in the picture at the right, is trying something new with car sharing. Audi is developing a car sharing program in Sweden that aims to make car sharing simpler. From an article on fastcoexist.com: It aims to eliminate the annoyance of owning a car—the service takes care […]

Holiday eBay Store

The holiday season can be a hectic time, even more so the closer that you get to Christmas. It’s a pretty busy time for our team here as well. But let us shoulder some of that burden for you. Skip the lines and beat the crowd, shop from home at our eBay store. We just […]

Gadget: Henge Dock

Still searching for that perfect gift for your Mac fanatic? Check out the Henge Dock. Its a sleek and stylish vertical docking station for your MacBook. The Henge Dock makes cable management a breeze. With pre-installed mini Displayport, USB 3.0, and Thunderbolt connections, this gadget is ready to support your peripherals and dual monitor setup. […]

Apple Versus Samsung

So which is better, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or the iPhone 6 Plus? Watch as these phablets are tested head-to-head to determine which is superior. So which one is it? The test results are a bit inconclusive, but I think the winner is the blender.

The World’s Smallest Movie

This is the world’s smallest stop-motion film titled “A boy and His Atom: The World’s Smallest Movie”. The film was made made by IBM researchers during their research in the field of atomic memory. IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules into position and capture the shots for […]

Philae Probe Lands Succesfully

After traveling for 10 years and across nearly 310 million miles of open space, the space probe Philae made its landing Wednesday. The European Space Agency’s mission marks the first time in history mankind has delivered a lander onto a comets surface. It is a monumental moment in human history. http://wpc.50e6.edgecastcdn.net/8050E6/mmedia-http/download/public/videos/2014/11/028/1411_028_AR_EN.mp4

Coming in to a great customer review

Jim Tuohy made our Thursday morning with this wonderful review of his iPad purchase from our eBay store. Thanks Jim! Gail and Dawn, I received the 2nd unit less than 24 hours after shipping the damaged one back to you. I have it charged up and it checks out very good. No issues. Thank you […]

How to Improve Performance of iOS 8 On Older Devices

When I installed iOS 8 on my older iPad 2, I noticed something. It got a bit slower. Launching or switching between apps just didn’t seem as fast and animations didn’t seem as smooth. Although I can’t expect my older iPad to keep up with a newer model, there are a few small tweaks that […]

Getting your customers to love you…

The Wall Street Journal posted the full video of their interview with Tim Cook from their WSJD Live Global Tech conference today. You can view the video below – it’s worth your time. One thing that struck me was when Tim said: In “the long arc of time, you are only relevant if customers love you,” […]

New WireLurker Malware Attacks iOS and OS X

Security research firm Palo Alto Networks published a research article Wednesday about a new malware that affects iOS and OS X devices. From Palo Alto Networks: WireLurker was used to trojanize 467 OS X applications on the Maiyadi App Store, a third-party Mac application store in China. In the past six months, these 467 infected applications […]

Devices Compatible With Continuity For iOS and OS X

Continuity is a new feature in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite that allows users to easily move between  their iOS device and Apple computer. With this feature you can receive and answer phone calls and SMS messages directly from your computer, as well as start typing an email on your iPad using the mail […]

The Other Side

In a digital world where we are bombarded with information and advertisements at every turn, it’s not often that an ad genuinely grabs your attention. That’s why Honda’s new ad, entitled “The Other Side”, for their Civic Type R concept is interesting. The ad shows a  family man in his Civic, chauffeuring his kids around […]

Give Yosemite a Speed Boost

Has your Mac been a bit sluggish since installing OS X Yosemite? If you aren’t using a top of the line model or your hardware is a bit older, then a few simple tweaks could help boost your performance. We found a great article over at osxdaily.com that helps with just this. Just something as […]

Create a Bootable OS X Disk

So maybe you want to install Yosemite on multiple machines or maybe you’d like to have a physical copy to perform a clean install on your Mac. Then you my friend, need to create a bootable install disk. It’s simple, we’ll walk you through the process. What you’ll need: A copy of DiskMaker X (it’s free) A […]

How Apple Pay really works

Great article from Kirk Lennon on how Apple Pay works. Here’s the best part: One of the objections I’ve seen to Apple Pay is “How is it faster/easier than just sliding my card?” The truth is, it isn’t always. It’s rarely going to take longer than sliding a card, but it’s not always going to radically faster […]

Yosemite Wifi Fix

  More and more users are adopting OS X Yosemite. But many of those users are experiencing wifi issues. The issues range from network connectivity issues to slow internet speeds. While there is no official fix or update from Apple yet, you can try these tips if you’ve experienced any issues.

Get the Safari full web address back in Yosemite

If you’ve upgraded your Mac to OS 10.10 Yosemite and you noticed that Safari now just gives you a general, top level web address (IE eBay.com vs. eBay.com/xxx/xxxx/xxxx), there’s a quick solution to get the real addresses showing again. Just go to Safari > Preferences > Smart Search Field Check the box “Show full website address” […]