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How to check your iPhone for water damage

Aug 5, 2013

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Little known fact by most people when purchasing apple warranty is that water damage is not covered under their policy – it’s warranty, not insurance!

Apple installs sensors in certain areas within the iPhone to indicate if it’s been in contact with any type of liquid. White when untouched, and red if touched.

iPhone water damage indicator

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What to expect in Google’s new iPhone & Galaxy killer

Jul 13, 2013

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Google’s new superphone dubbed the Moto-X Android will be so aware and integrated with its surroundings that it’s going to border on creepy. We love creepy.

Motorola’s CEO Andrew Woodside (who is also an ex Googler) said the high tech sensors on the phone will not only capture things like how fast you’re travelling, so as to not bother you while you’re driving, but will even go as far as to understand the reasons behind certain actions. For example, it will not only know that you’ve taken it out of your pocket – but why – so it can predictively fire up the camera app ready for use.
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Fixstation opening at Melbourne Central!

Jul 2, 2013

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Melbourne Central

Good news everyone, we’ve secured a location at the heart of Melbourne!

Location: Melbourne Central (Lower ground, next to Hairhouse Warehouse)
Grand opening: October 2013

When we open in 3 months time in September, it’s going to be even easier to have your phone fixed and looking like new. Leave it with us while you go shopping, have lunch, watch a movie, or work out and simply collect it when in 1 hours time with our express service!

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North Korea joins quest to best iPad, fails to include internet

Jun 28, 2013

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Dubbed The Samjiyon, a North Korean company has developed its own version of the iPad – an Android based tablet that has no internet access or WiFi!

So what this tablet really becomes is a device devoted to promoting government propaganda, predictably by having preloaded media praising their glorious leader. But wait… there’s more! It also has its own version of Angry Birds installed called “Komuchong Ssogi”.

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Superhydrophobic NeverWet for Phones

Jun 27, 2013

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Neverwet Superhydrophobic

If you remember reading about the superhydrophobic coating a few years ago that repels water and liquids… well it’s hit the shelves in the US for $20 and we can’t wait to get our hands on it!

Besides being able to do cool party tricks, the real world application for technologies is being able to virtually waterproof your electronic devices by repelling water away from the circuit board.

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Is this the “Unrepairable” iPhone?

Jun 12, 2013

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As our slogan goes, If We Can’t Fix it, No One Can, so our friends over at Macfixit decided to take us on by publicly issuing us a challenge!

They claimed to have in their possession an iPhone that was unrepairable. It was dubbed the football phone because as rumour goes, the owner dropped kicked it across the room one night thinking it was a football.

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Galaxy S4 – 10 good reasons why you should upgrade

Apr 8, 2013

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Samsung Galaxy S4

Right about now, most people are probably aware of the highly touted features that are packed into the Samsung Galaxy S4. S Health, Air Gesture, Dual Camera and other popular features regularly get the bulk of the praise, but there are a number of lesser known features that seem to magically appear out of nowhere after anyone has used the phone for a while.

No, it isn’t the work of David Blaine, but rather the ingenious engineering of the S4 designers who know how to really pack a punch. From the Samsung Edition of Trip Advisor and a scratch resistant ultra-sensitive display, to MHL 2.0 and a remarkable 5G Wi-Fi, here is a little more insight into the cool features of this cutting-edge phone.

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Watching porn is bad for your iPhone

Mar 31, 2013

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In the early days of the Internet, porn sites were often filled with malicious code intended to steal information and hijack computers. As the years passed, computer-browsing habits got better and porn sites grew safer. It is no surprise that the same thing is happening on a new platform. This time, the target is your smartphone.

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Our new website

Mar 25, 2013

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New Fixstation website

Following our recent downtime, we’ve overhauled the website by redeveloping and designing it from the ground up to fix much needed user-experience problems!

Hopefully this de-cluttered version will make it simpler for everyone to use.

Our intentions are to be more regular with useful news updates posted in our blog, and establish a tutorials section to help everyone fix simple iPhone problems.

Hope you enjoy the new site, and don’t forget to tell us what you think, and what you’d like to see by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook page!

New iOS 6.1 Update

Jan 31, 2013

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On January 29, 2013, Apple released the long-awaited iOS 6.1 update. Although the last update was released only two months ago, iPhone users had many expectations and hopes for the latest free update. Not everyone’s expectations were met, but the new release does take care of several glitches, and it provides enough new content to make most iPhone lovers very happy. Unfortunately, though, the iOS 6.1 update has also been causing issues for a lot of the people who chose to download it as soon as it became available.

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