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Feb, 2017

iPhone Touch Disease: What Is It & How To Fix It

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If your iPhone 6 Plus device has dropped onto a hard surface several times it may start flickering or stop responding to touchscreen features. This common and widespread issue has been coined iPhone Touch Disease. Apple has publicly acknowledged the problem and admitted it can impact iPhone 6 devices that have been dropped multiple times. The issue is also related to devices that bend in pockets, or are damaged by certain phone cases. Touch Disease is related to the whole “bendgate” situation, in which users realized just how sensitive the […]

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Feb, 2017

How To Prevent Your Mobile Phone Battery From Exploding

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The two most common reasons a phone battery catches fire is because it was dropped and the battery was damaged, or the device overheats. There are a number of reasons a phone battery can overheat and explode, including fundamental flaws with the battery, using incorrect charging devices, leaving your phone in direct sunlight and even dropping your phone. By taking a few simple precautions you can limit the risk of your phone battery exploding. What Caused So Many Samsung Note 7 Phones To Explode? Samsung released a statement explaining the […]

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Feb, 2017

How Safe Is The Venmo App?

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Over $1 billion in payments have been made using the Venmo app, but how safe is Venmo and by using it are you putting your bank account in danger? Venmo has experienced rapid growth since it was founded in 2009, especially amongst Millennials. Not only does it make it super simple to pay people who do not have the same bank as you, but also it adds a fun social sharing aspect to paying people back. You can scroll through your Venmo feed and see who is paying whom back […]

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Feb, 2017

How To Remove Apple Calendar Spam From Your iPhone

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Apple Calendar Spam is causing unwanted calendar invites to show up in your device, but whatever you do you don’t want to click on these spam ads.  iCloud Apple Calendar invites advertise things like: “Cyber Monday—NFL Jersey…” or, “$19.99 Ray-ban & Oakley.” At first you might be tempted to click on the advertised link, but it is 100% spam and not a legit sale. Interestingly, it isn’t a new problem; some people have been getting calendar spam for quite some time. Over the last couple of months, far more iPhone […]

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Jan, 2017

Comparing The Top 4 Most Popular Music Streaming Apps and Services

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Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music or Amazon music? There are many music streaming apps and services offering unlimited access to music for one flat monthly rate, but which is best for you? The last couple decades have seen huge shifts in the music industry. I can still recall walking through the music section at Target back when they offered both tapes and CDs. One day, the tapes were completely gone and only CDs remained. Someday soon, CDs will no longer exist at any shopping mall. Music is heading towards […]

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Jan, 2017

Is It Bad To Use A Phone With A Cracked Screen?

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Leaving your Android or iPhone screen cracked makes your phone more susceptible to further damage, potentially leading to more costly repairs. When trying to juggle all of life’s endless expenses, it’s easy to brush off iPhone and Android screen repairs until later. After all, your phone is still working so do you really need to fix it? Fixing your phone now instead of later could actually save you money. A number of things can go wrong when your screen is cracked. For one, a multitude of cracks are prone to […]

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Jan, 2017

Why Are Scammers Calling My Phone?

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There was a time when spam callers were reserved to your landline, but now scammers are calling cell phones left and right. You can get on a Do Not Call Registry to prevent legitimate businesses from calling you, but scammers are harder to avoid. When Can A Business Legally Contact Me? Unless you provide a company with written permission to call you or you recently did business with them, they are not legally permitted to call your phone. If you ask a company to stop calling you, they are legally […]

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Dec, 2016

Signs You May Have Purchased A Stolen Phone

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There are a few ways to know if you purchased a stolen phone, including checking the IMEI numbers, a bad ESN, or the verbiage in the phone listing. Last year, 2.1 million Americans had their phones stolen according to a survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. An additional 3.1 million phones were reported lost. In other words, there are millions of stolen smartphones floating around out there. Many people turn to Ebay, Amazon and Craigslist to buy used phones, but there’s a lot of risk in doing […]

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Dec, 2016

The New iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus

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The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus take better pictures, come in new colors, and are splash and water-resistant. Plus, the two devices have excellent reviews on numerous online sites. Yet, just two months after the launch of the iPhone 7, analysts already predict demand for the phone has peaked and will dramatically decline in the coming months. Analysts believe the lack-luster demand has something to do with the fact the phone failed to wow users with improved specs. That being said, the new iPhones are still considered the […]

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Dec, 2016

How To Protect Yourself When Buying A Used Phone

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Buying a used phone can save you a considerable amount of money, but there are some risks involved. Used phones for sale might be broken, stolen, or even counterfeit. You can limit your risks by buying a used phone from My Broken Phone. We sell a wide variety of used phones, including the latest and most popular smartphones on the market. As a reputable dealer, we only sell the highest quality used phones at fair prices, and you never have to worry about purchasing a stolen or counterfeit device. Here […]

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