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Date added: 08/23/2013 iPhonefixed loves the WoodChuck iPhone Accessories

It’s no secret that here at iPhonefixed, we love good design and clean living in equal measures, so every time we stumble across an iPhone or iPad accessory that ticks both those categories, we get a bit excited. From cases upcycled from old tyres or fire hoses, to iPhone docks crafted from broken vintage radios, we love everything unique and good for the planet. So when we stumbled across the range of cases by WoodChuck, we were understandably keen to find out more.

Created by two nature-loving technology addicts, Woodchuck is a range of iPhone, laptop and tablet covers designed, sourced and created in Minneapolis, US. Made from 100% real wood, that’s FSC certified as often as possible, the range is available in a wide variety of finishes – think pale birch, rich mahogany and classic walnut – and will add a touch of nature to your iPhone or iPad.

If you prefer quirky accessories that stand out from the crowd, the iPhone 5 cases are available in a geometric tribal pattern, or a variety of inlain designs, from simple zig-zags to an anchor, Minneapolis skyline or elephant image.

The concept of WoodChuck is simple – to return the element of nature to our electronic products. In a world full of disposable, imported, poorly made goods, WoodChuck cases and accessories stand apart and provide the user with a high-quality product, that is both sourced and made on home turf.

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Date added: 08/21/2013 GoCuff – iPhone Fitness Case supported by iPhonefixed

Whether you’re training for a marathon or charity run, or you’re simply someone who’s keen on fitness and the gym, you’re probably going to want something to listen to while you work out. If you’re running on a treadmill, or through the streets in the early morning sunlight, it’s always good to have a little entertainment; from podcasts, plays and audiobooks to invigorating dance music that gets your heart pumping – so the one thing you’re going to need is a dedicated fitness case, that will keep your iPhone safe while you’re busy keeping your fitness levels up.

Most iPhone fitness cases are designed to be worn around the upper arm, which leaves them in an awkward place that is both hard to reach and tricky to get to. GoCuff is different – unlike its competitors, it’s worn on the wrist which means you can access it quickly and easily, whether you’re on the treadmill or heading off to go snowboarding. Available in three different sizes; small, medium and large, the GoCuff has been anatomically engineered, and allows you to use your iPhone to its full capacity through the unique PVC touch-sensitive screen. If you’re into adventure sports, such as snowboarding, skiing or paragliding, the GoCuff also tracks elevation gain and GPS, while still allowing for a full range of motion at the wrist. What’s even better is that the GoCuff is made from incredibly thin, perforated neoprene, which means it has a high level of breathability – essential when taking part in sports and fitness activities

Date added: 08/19/2013 Keep on losing your keys? iPhonefixed likes the new KeyMe App.

There’s not a lot that’s more annoying than discovering that at some point during the day, you’ve lost your keys, or even worse, you’ve simply locked yourself out. If you don’t happen to have a spare, or haven’t left one with a friend or neighbour, you have to face the inconvenience and sheer expense of calling a locksmith to have your locks changed – this is irritating enough if it happens once, but let’s face it, some of us are just unlucky when it comes to keys. If you’re one of those people who just can’t seem to hang on to their keys, you’re probably already aware of the locksmith fees, and would do pretty much anything to avoid paying them in the future. Luckily, KeyMe, a New York City based startup has revolutionized the locksmith industry – and could be about to change your life too.

The design is simple, yet revolutionary, and could make a real difference to people who continually lose their keys. By simply placing your key on a piece of plain white paper, and scanning copies of both the front and back, you can create a virtual key which is then stored on your digital keychain. The app then generates two pieces of information for the locksmith – the key type, and a series of numbers which gives depth cutting instructions, which means they can create a brand new key right there on the spot. The app itself is free, and it costs nothing to create an account and scan and store your digital copies of any keys, but it will cost you $9.99 to access the information, should you require it. The locksmith doesn’t need any extra information, and when you consider that the fees for a new lock can cost in excess of $150, it’s pretty much a bargain.

Founded last year, there are already five self-service kiosks throughout 7-Eleven stores in Manhatten, where you can both scan and make duplicate copies of existing keys. If you’re thinking of the future, you can also order via the KeyMe mail order service. The company offer various key designs, in a range of colours and styles, from the charity printed varieties to character keys ideal for children. For those who like something a little more eclectic, choose a novelty design such as the guitar or saw shaped keys, or go for practicality and pick the bottle version, which doubles up as a bottle opener.

Date added: 08/11/2013 Apple's iOS makes life easier

The driving force behind every iPhone is definitely iOS. Almost unlimited potentials and advanced features await businessmen and fans of iPhones alike. With powerful apps allowing users to spread their wings and communicate and collaborate from practically anywhere they might be. What is even better, everything is so user-friendly that it is highly unlikely that someone would not fall in love with an Apple creation.

If you run a business, iOS makes things so much easier for you, due to the highly interactive interface that gets everything rolling with the touch of your fingertip. Want to schedule a meeting or set up a video conference? Siri and FaceTime will get you wired up. Has something come up and want to reach a colleague around the block? It is only a few taps away with AirDrop. And, if you want others to see what you see remotely, you still have FaceTime working for you, making the impossible, possible. Free software updates and high security technologies? They all comprise an integral part of your business, as it has been formed in later years.

Although trying to list all apps and features of your iOS iPhone will take forever, if you spill water or accidentally drop it and break its screen will happen within seconds and cut the air out of you with the speed of light. Yes, truth is that your iPhone is a valuable tool for your business and any damage whatsoever could as well mean that your business falls behind. You need to have your iPhone running smoothly just like the very first day your palm welcomed it in. Don’t worry. We know. You are in need of a Bonnie Tayler’s “Hero”, and this is exactly why iPhonefixed.co.uk are here. We will make your day and repair any damage on your iPhone in no time, and without costing you a fortune.

We know iPhones, just like you know that you need to go with the flow if you want to stay on top, in a highly competitive marketplace. For that reason, and a myriad of others, your iPhone must, by all means, remain fully functional at all times. However, it could all be just talk and no true essence, which is why we challenge you to visit our website and ask for our services. Simply ask for a quote and come to see for yourself the meaning behind words. We are sure you will be pleasantly surprised!

Date added: 07/01/2013 Some features in iOS 7 you may have missed

 

 

We all love our iPhones, and with iOS 7 came a brand-new way of using those phones. The operating system may be a little old now - and we are still talking just a few months - but there are still plenty of little secret and tricks that people just don't get. It is possibly the most responsive and practical operating system available on a phone today. In this article we will look at a few tips and tricks that you may have missed.


If you're a busy person for example, the notification centre is your new best friend. It not only brings you some alerts, it also allows you to take control of your life quicker and more effectively. Head in to Settings to change the notification centre and what it tells you. It can pretty much help you run your day, by giving you alerts about meetings, the weather and all sorts of interesting stuff that really helps you feel like you're in control. It's one of the best features of iOS 7.


If you're still struggling with the new font style with iOS 7, and we have to agree that some people can see them as a little bit ‘thin’, you can enhance the fonts and make them bold. To get this done all you have to do is go in to Accessibility settings, where you will find a ‘bold text’ setting. Switch that particular setting on and your fonts will stand out that little bit more. Though a little bit old school, it is a clear indication that Apple are trying to make sure that all it’s customers are pleased.


Parallax wallpapers, love them or hate them


You will notice that there is something called ‘parallax wallpapers’ too. This is where the backgrounds move a little bit. If you can't handle this, and it is not your cup of tea, get customising it and go to Accessibility where you are able to switch to a setting that allows you to ‘reduce motion’.



One of our favourite updates in iOS 7 is possibly the simplest. For years we have been trying to get decent flashlight/torch apps installed on our phones, and they were always a bit fiddly. All you have to do now though with iOS 7 is flick up the bottom of the screen and hit the torch option. You can even do this from the lock screen.

The amazing feature that is Siri

And Siri has finally come of age too. You can use it to do pretty much anything on your iPhone, from checking email to updating your Twitter account. The good news about Siri is that the more you use it, the more it gets used to you. Siri has really become a true personal assistant, and the greatest tragedy at the moment is that not many people are using it. Take it for a test drive today, and you will find that pretty soon you can't do without it.

There are just a few things that we love about iOS 7. These amazing features are still unknown for many Apple phone users. Siri, especially, is a true gem.

Date added: 06/12/2013 Should we be expecting Apple’s new-born, the new sapphire scratch-free iPhone 6, in 2014?


During the last couple of days the world is on fire about the rumors that want Apple to launch the brand-new, shiny, scratch-proof, sapphire crystal screen iPhone 6, somewhere during the 2nd half of 2014! According to the latest reports, Apple has invested more than 500 million dollars to develop a super scratch-proof sapphire screen that will save users the trouble of a damaged or cracked screen after a fall or any accident. How would you like if you had an iPhone that can break concrete into pieces?

At this point, many iPhone 5S owners will come forward and say that their mobile phone also has sapphire crystal. The difference is that iPhone 5S uses sapphire crystal only to specific parts of them (see fingerprint-reading Touch ID button and protective lens of the rear camera), unlike the iPhone 6 that uses it all over its display. One can understand that the new iPhone 6 will sweep the market and run ahead of competition, bringing a new feature that most users will very much appreciate.

Apple seems to have managed to make a relatively costly material more reachable to more users around the world. Rumors also whisper that iPhone 6 will have enhanced functions, like eye-controlled scrolling through pages and studio-flash that will allow users to light a scene from a wide array of angles. In other words, tech and photography lovers will probably adore this model! Other than that, it is possible to expect an iPhone with curved screen that will ultimately let users enjoy a bigger surface area at about the same width with the iPhone 5S.

Others on the other hand, fear that iPhone 6 will be much more expensive than its forerunner, due to the larger screen, new features, possibly bigger size and more material used. It is spread that the new iPhone 6 will combat with phablets in size. However, none of this is pinned down, so we will have to wait for an official press release from Apple, or for the new iPhone 6 itself!

Date added: 06/11/2013 iPhonefixed loves iZZi Slim

 

 

 

 

 

Here at iPhonefixed, one of the things we love most about the iPhone is it’s incredible camera capabilities, and all of the wonderful editing apps available on the App store. Whether you like to create photographs that look as professional as possible, or simply like an easy to use format for snapping pictures on the go, the iPhone ticks all of the image boxes. Which is why when we heard about the iZZi Slim over on Kickstarter, we couldn’t help but be interested; a durable case complete with pro-grade lenses? Yes please!

Developed by the same people that produced the Orbit Pro, the iZZi Slim is lighter, more affordable and more portable – making it one of the most versatile pieces of camera tech for the iPhone that we’ve ever seen. Made from polycarbonate, the Slim is designed with usability in mind; the lightweight element means it’s incredibly simple to use for everything from self-portraits to landscape shots – and it won’t leave you with an achy arm either. Just like a standard iPhone case, it’s hardwearing and durable, and is easy to remove at any time; so while you’re creating amazing images, you’re also protecting your iPhone.

Equipped with four pro-grade lenses, the iZZi Slim is easy to operate; simply switch between lenses by using your finger to rotate and select the one you want to use. With options including 180-degree fisheye, telephoto, wide-angle and macro lenses, your photographs will soon take on another dimension and exceed all of your expectations. We love the fact that each lens comes with a cover, too, and that the unique design still allows access to the standard iPhone camera. Planning at it’s best!

Date added: 06/10/2013 What do you do if your iPhone is water damaged?

 

 

 

Has your iPhone become broken after suffering water damage? Perhaps you’ve discovered there’s a crack in the screen, the Home button isn’t working as it should, or you can’t even turn it on? Whatever the problem, you can relax – here at iPhonefixed, we specialise in iPhone repairs, from iPhone 4 battery replacement services to full iPhone screen repair packages. Choose our iPhone repair service for a fast, efficient overhaul of your iPhone, which will leave it as good as the day you bought it. We can repair your iPhone for as little as under £30 and if we cannot repair we will return to you, free of charge!


It’s common knowledge that the worst thing that can happen to your iPhone is water damage, thanks to a sudden spillage, or moment of clumsiness. Water damage to an iPhone is worrying, and most owners consider it the end of the road for their phone. This can cause great stress, as we all know these days that we can’t do without a phone.

Here at iPhonefixed, we know that iPhone water damage doesn’t always mean that your iPhone is broken forever, chances are with our expertise and highly trained technology experts, we can fix your iPhone. Water damage is one of our specialities here at iPhonefixed, and we have a superb success rate – over 80% of broken iPhones that have been subject to water damage are restored to complete working order.

Our team will perform an initial diagnosis to identify which part or parts have failed, and inform you of the repairs and any additional costs involved, before conducting our specialist water damage service. The total cost includes all tests and the subsequent cleaning and treatment of your water damaged iPhone.

Our technical team use only the most current repair methods on all of our iPhone repair services, we also pride ourselves on using the highest quality iPhone spare parts and that to use sub-standard spare parts would be a false economy.


It is worth noting that damage incurred to a water damaged or completely submerged iPhone is widespread and often unpredictable. Although it is uncommon, not all water damaged phones can be repaired, and the deterioration of performance and functions can occur over a period of time. While we are able to fix most iPhones that have been subjected to water damage, if we cannot mend your iPhone, we will return it to you with no extra cost.

Date added: 05/09/2013 Four Great Apps for Film Fanatics recommended by iPhonefixed

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re the type of person who’s idea of a great Friday night is the latest film releases and a bucket of popcorn, then you’re going to love the apps we’ve rounded up for you today. Whether you’re an action and adventure fan, or you like having a good old cry over a mushy romance, our four best iPhone apps for movie lovers will only improve your viewing pleasure.

Location Scout

Have you ever watched a film and thought you recognised where it was shot? Perhaps you and a friend have an ongoing argument over whether a movie has been filmed on a set or on location? With the amazing Location Scout app for the iPhone, you can satisfy your curiosity once and for all – with the ability to search either by film name or location, you can scroll through the database and create your very own virtual location tour for literally hundreds of movies.

RunPee

Probably one of our favourite iPhone apps ever, RunPee is nothing short of genius. Simply choose the film you’re about to watch from the database, and instantly see where and when the plot is slow, and whether it’s enough time to take a toilet break. Not only that, but you can also a read a synopsis of what’s happening in the film – while you’re on the loo. If that wasn’t enough, RunPee will also tell you if there are any extra scenes during the credits, so you don’t miss that vital hidden ending.

Movie Vault

If you’re a fan of classic, almost unknown films, the Movie Vault app is definitely something you’re going to adore. Featuring hundreds of films with actors and actresses such as Cary Grant and Elizabeth Taylor, for the princely sum of £1.49, you can stream them whenever you want via 3GS or wireless connection.

My Movies

Have you got literally hundreds of DVD’s, but absolutely no clue what’s in your collection? Do you spend hours hunting for a film you’re sure you’ve bought, only to realise afterwards that actually, you chose something else? If this pretty much sums you up, then you need the My Movies app, which is basically a comprehensive database consisting of every film you own. Add your collection by barcode or title search, then organise your film titles into their relevant groups, and even upload a cover photo of each one. You’ll never have to hunt through your movie collection in vain again.

Date added: 05/09/2013 iPhone Apps for Music Lovers

 

 

 

Here at iPhonefixed we’re big music fans, and although we use iTunes to keep our music collections neat and tidy, it’s good to know that there are plenty of iPhone apps around for us music lovers. From apps that help you name an unknown song, to wi-fi powered radio stations, there’s a little something for everyone to enhance their listening pleasure.

Shazam

If you’ve ever heard a snippet of a song, and haven’t been able to get it out of your head, we feel your pain. There’s nothing more annoying than thinking, ‘I really love that song!’ but not having a clue what it is – which is where the Shazam iPhone app comes to your rescue. Whether the music in question is on the radio, on an advert or playing in somebodys car, simply hold your iPhone up, press the Shazam button and the app will find a match within seconds. Amazing!

Rdio

If you like the freedom of streaming music, but hate the advertisements that litter most apps, then Rdio is the app for you. With over 20 million songs, unlimited streaming options and absolutely no ads, you can listen to all the music you like without the irritation of being interrupted.

Concert Vault

Pre-recorded music is great for everyday listening, but sometimes it’s nice to hear the artist singing live, especially if you’re into music from years gone by. Concert Vault, brought to you by Wolfgangs Vault, is an app stuffed full with live concert performances from artists such as Pink Floyd, The Clash and Patti Smith amongst others, and features an artist search function and controls to pause and change tracks.

MusiXmatch

Here at iPhonefixed, we know how easy it is to find yourself singing along to a catchy song, only to suddenly find you can’t understand half of what the artist is singing. Whether they’re belting out a ballad, or singing a pop song, there’s nothing more irritating than not being able to work out what they’re saying – which is where the musiXmatch app comes in. With an amazing 5.5 million songs included in the app, musiXmatch scans your music library and reveals the lyrics – so no more mumbling made up words along to your favourite songs!