The introduction of the Smartphone has greatly increased the quality of access to many of our lives and no where has this point rang truer than in the world of small business. With the introduction of the various card processing systems for Smartphones such as Square and ROAMpay. The average small business owner now has the opportunity to accept credit card transaction and potentially widely increase their sales growth.

What Does This Mean for the Average Entrepreneur?

Obtaining a merchant account has not always been a easy task and for those just starting out in the open market the ability to offer alternative forms of payment, beside just cash transactions, can make all the difference. Whether the business be retail, culinary, artistic or other. Having an attachment for one’ s Smartphone (or in some cases iPad) for credit card processing alleviates the hassle of bulky point of sale terminals and worst yet, the old fashion “knuckle buster” manual imprinters. All in all presenting their customers with a smooth and convenient shopping experience which often results in repeat business.

Caring For Your Business By Caring For Your Smartphone

Having a Smartphone as a small business owner is a “no brainer” whether it be for credit card processing or simple day-to-day activities. Therefore, the protection and maintenance of such a vital tool is paramount. At iFixYouri, you can rest assured that if your Smartphone happened to be involved in an accident, be it water damage, a cracked screen or simple battery replacement issues, you are certainly in good hands. Because, when it comes to nurturing your business there’s no sense in faulty equipment stunting its growth.

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Where to Sell Your Old iPad Online

On September 23, 2013, in iPad, iPad repair, by Chris

There is nothing like a brand new iPad launch to get people interested in older iPad products.

Co-founder of the search website, Dan Brauser, said that the trade-in market is rocking. The website helps Internet users to locate the best possible price for the old electronic gadgets they want to sell. Right now, Brauser and other experts believe that many of the people who own third-generation iPads are planning to trade them in before Friday’s iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad launch.

Resellers such as NextWorth ask you to write a description of your iPad before they make an offer. The CEO of NextWorth, Jeff Trachsel, says that it is the best time of year for business.

So, You Want to Sell Your Old iPad Online

If you are a fan of Apple and are planning on purchasing one of the new products that are launched on Friday it is possible that you own an older tablet that you will no longer need. You definitely won’t need your old device if you are planning to purchase both of Apple’s latest iPads.

It should also be noted that the only older iPad devices that will receive top dollar, are those still in perfect working order. So, if you have an iPad in need of repair it may be best to seek the services of a professional, such as iFixYouri, before attempting to re-sell it.

Trade-In Options

You can choose to trade your old iPad into a third-party reseller but there are also other options available:

Apple’s Reuse and Recycle Program

You can return your device to your wireless carrier or Apple: Apple has an amazing Reuse and Recycle Program. Apple offered to pay up to $260 for a gently used 16GB Wi-Fi third-generation iPad. Apple pays in the form of a gift card rather than cash. If you are the type of person who wants to trade in your iPad for a new one you should forget about engraving so you can earn the maximum resale amount.

Verizon’s Trade-In Program

Verizon also offers a trade-in program. You can receive an online appraisal on your old iPad. Most people receive around $190 for a basic third-generation iPad. Payment is a Verizon gift card. You can also trade in you old iPad at AT&T but you will need to provide the serial number of your iPad in order to receive a quote from the company.

The Final Word

Before trading in your old iPad remember to erase the memory and settings so people do not have access to your personal information. Don’t forget to back up your data so you can switch everything over to your new Apple iPad. Most importantly always find a reputable reseller such as NextWorth or who lives up to its promises.

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Wrap Your iPad Mini in an Otterbox

On October 24, 2012, in iPhone Repair, by Chris
otter box case

The new Apple iPad may be a bite-sized offering but it is set to revolutionize adaptable computing.  Apple is projected to score yet again as pre-sales for the new Apple tablet are calculated.  And yet again, the popular company OtterBox created a case to fit the iPad Mini.

Otterbox is a company that endeavours to offer smartphone and tablet customers reliable protection for their devices. In addition to stellar protection, the durable Otterbox cases are sleek and stylish.

This case, from the Otterbox Defender Series, fits the mini iPad and covers the tablet with a number of layers of thick polycarbonate that protect the screen.


Features of the Otterbox iPad Mini Case

The Otterbox case is made to protect the iPad in various ways including:

Safeguarding the screen: The case has an inbuilt polycarbonate skin that shields the screen from scratches.

The shell of the interior: An inner layer of solid polycarbonate cushions the pad if it is dropped.

The outer layer is wear-proof: The case is coated with a thick layer of durable silicone that shields the pad from accident damage.

Protecting the ports: Dust, dirt and lint are prevented from entering the jacks and ports because the case has silicone plug covers.

Secondary screen protection: An extra internal shield offers added protection during transportation.

A shield stand that is versatile: The case has an inbuilt stand that offers a good slope for easy typing and helps the user to see landscape views with ease.

Access to the camera: The strong polycarbonate case has an opening so that the camera can be accessed.This ensures that image and picture quality are as they should be.

Remember, the Otterbox case will stop most iPad damage, but it’s not water proof!  If your iPad Mini gets damaged in any way, don’t wait until the next model comes out to buy a new one.  You can still enjoy your device if it is repaired by professionals, like iFixYouri.

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Since Apple’s introduction of the iPad, the world as a whole has become a closer knit community. This wondrous device has seemingly opened up the  imaginations of its users so much that now the consumer seems to be inspiring the inventor.

The iPad has quickly become one of those frequently seen tools that seamlessly camouflages itself within any and all environments. Whether it be a restaurant menu or remote control, Apple has certainly struck a home run in regards to this device. And, as more and more Apps are developed, the possibilities will grow as well.

It is in celebration of this innovative push forward that I present some of the cooler ways the iPad has been used:


Paying A Little Homage

Sometimes it’s simply best to tip your hat to technology past. This clever melding of instruments serves as a great illustrator of just how far technology has come.


Magic In the Machine

It was inevitable that such a tool would eventually find itself in the realm of slight of hand. If you thought card tricks were mind blowing, you may want to brace yourself.


Hologram Animation

What more can possibly be said? This is the ideal example of taking an idea such as the iPad and surpassing expectations.


The greatest feature of the iPad is the fact that it has no set designation as far as usability, making its possibilities endless. However, like all things and as great as the product may be, it does not mean its not susceptible to damage. Luckily there are professional iPad repair specialists like iFixYouri who are available to restore one’s touch screen companion in case anything happened to go wrong.


Other Related Posts:

11 Unique Uses For The iPad That You’ve Probably Never Thought Of Before

Ten Innovative, Unusual and Just Plain Cool Uses for the iPad

10 Unexpected Uses For An iPad


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So when’s it going to hit? The launch of the Verizon iPhone CDMA is right around the corner. Sprint is announcing something fishy on Feb 7th, and that leaves people clawing and clamoring at the bits to see what ELSE Apple has in store. Unfortunately Steve took a medical leave, so we’re going to be left with hearing COO Cook do the presentation.

I deal with suppliers on a daily/nightly basis. We use the top, most reliable ones in the industry, and from what they say, it’s still all speculation. Parts that are starting to roll out, we’ll see how legit and accurate they are. Time will tell, that’s for sure. As we saw with a drop test, well, the parts we tested, definitely matched the strength of the actual phone that we did a drop test with.

.3 MP Front Camera

5 MP Rear Facing Camera

1920×1280 Resolution(uhhhhh)

White Glass(out goes the credibility). I HOPE we’re wrong, but what it seems like is that right now you can only have a white iphone, if you get a white iPhone conversion done.

9.7 inch screen

As soon as the iPad 2 parts really hit the market, we’ll know for sure. Dual dock, USB, 1 audio jack, seems on par. Facetime, that seems legit as does the 3 axis gyroscope. We’ll see. Until we have it physically in our hands, it’s really all speculation. We’ll keep you posted. Watch out for shady pics, sketchy chinese supplier sites, and people promising you the world, when the world is still not quite at arms reach. And the world being the elusive ipad 2 and its’ mysterious parts. :-)

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iPad LCD Screen needs out-pacing Production

On July 27, 2010, in Apple, by Staff

The iPad LCD screen panel produced by LG is lagging behind on product. Another way to look at it is Apple is ahead of expected sales and caught LG by surprise. Regardless, this good and bad scenario for Apple could delay the iPad’s release in international markets.

CEO Kwon Young-soo said that LG Display is running at full capacity, “We are considering increasing production lines for Ipad products but overall supply is likely to remain tight until early next year.”

LG and Samsung are the big producers of the LCD panel market and they supply iPhone screens as well. It is predicted that iPad sales will reach 13 million units by the end of the year.

The iPad screen is very impressive. The blacks are very black and the whites are very white. The color range is allows images to jump off the screen. Even in the sunlight the images hold up well but there is of course some loss in picture. One big complaint is how messy the glass can get, as owners don’t realize that the food they eat is incredibly greasy. Additionally, the screen does break but if you ever need an iPad repair we can fix it for you.

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