iPhone 6 in Crawley on Sales Tomorrow

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Iphones Ipods Ipads

iPhone 6 in Crawley on Sales Tomorrow

Iphone 6 Crawley Computer Centre With 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and 5.5 inch 6 Plus, Apple has this time come up with the biggest shake-up in its Smartphone category, as opposed to iPhone 5 series which was just a simple update to previous generation. Both the devices with ultra-thin bodies, rounded corners, and iPad-style design offer better cameras, faster processors, and the new Apple Pay system. Midst high enthusiasm and speculation, both the models will be made available for sales on September 19 in the US, UK and a few other countries. Pre-orders, however, had started on September 12. Both the devices have been very positively reviewed by gadget gurus worldwide. While iPhone 6 has by large received positive reviews, iPhone 6 Plus has had mixed reviews, thanks to its ultra-large screen. Many reviewers found the extra space ‘unwieldy’, ‘uncomfortable’, and ‘too big’. Still, iPhone 6 Plus provides larger battery life, more 3G talk time, HD video playback and other benefits over its smaller sibling.   Design: Both the devices have thinner bodies and rounded-up edges. These are more comfortable and easier to touch than iPhone S5. While both the phones are larger than their predecessor, iPhone 6 Plus is more suitable for browsing Web and viewing multimedia content. If you think the larger version would not suit your lifestyle and your pocket, choose iPhone 6 instead. Camera: Though iPhone 6 and 6 Plus main camera comes are of 8 megapixels only, praise for the improved sensor is unanimous the world over. It uses what Apple calls ‘focus pixels’ to achieve phase-detect autofocus for capturing crisp and ready photographs. Devices also take panorama photographs with higher clarity. Video shooting experience also comes with major improvements – 1080p video can be shot at 60 frames per second. Battery: The bigger iPhone 6 comes with bigger battery but does not do very well as compared to previous Apple device, iPhone 5S. Still, it is sufficient enough to get through the day. iPhone 6 Plus battery is better this way. The new OS: One thing reviewers worldwide are all praises for is iOS 8, as it combines some of the advanced features of Android with Apple’s ease of use and reliability. Main goal of this amazing new OS is to improve integration between Apple devices through the use of continuity. Users can, then, seamlessly transit tasks between Apple devices, like iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. At a Glance: With bigger and better Smartphone devices comes greater care. For any kind of iPhone Repairs Crawley, visit Crawley Computer Centre.   Sources: IBTimes, TheVerge,...

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iPhone repairs; why cheap is not always best

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Iphones Ipods Ipads

iPhone repairs; why cheap is not always best

The single most expensive component in an iPhone is the screen which is no surprise to most, unfortunately it’s also the most common part to replace as its easily smashed or cracked when dropped. Experience tells you handing over a £550-£700 device with a promise to replace the screen for less than £40, is too good to be true. A cheap repair for an iPhone normally means substandard parts which are unreliable or relying on completing the job as quickly as possible to make it viable, in short cutting corners. Many customers bring in devices to the Crawley Computer Centre workshop that had attempted repairs elsewhere; typically local corner shops and phone accessory outlets. When these phones are inspected they have ripped cables, missing screws and even visible damage where devices have been forced open through either lack of experience or simply not having pride in workmanship. Crawley Computer Centre has been serving computer users in Crawley, Horley, Horsham, Gatwick, Burgess Hill, Redhill, and Reigate since 2001 and repairing smartphones and tablet devices for more than four years; that is back when the iPhone 3G had been released. Crawley Computer Centre’s promise is: 1. Every device is handled with the care needed. 2. Quality components used in every repair. 3. No work is rushed and a device will never be returned with parts or screws missing. Next time you are offered a cheap repair for your beloved iPhone think Crawley Computer Centre the repair shop you can trust. Read more about our iPhone...

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Why Rice Is Not Your Friend

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in General

The rice will absorb the water from the PCB (Printed Circuit Board) and will transfer the the moisture it to the surrounding air, but it will not absorb the minerals found in liquids such as water, and it’s these minerals that cause the damage and oxidisation not the water. When PCBs are manufactured they get washed in deionized water to remove any excess flux. Once washed the boards are then gently heated in an oven to dry, the trick is the use of distilled water as it’s free from corrosive minerals, unlike what comes out of the tap. If you do try to use rice the oxidisation process starts almost immediately, sometimes taking as little as 12 hours to completely eat away at the components and PCB pads. Phones that have been wet and passed the 72 hours since drying time are usually very hard if not beyond the point of being recoverable. We have seen a lot of recommendations online to use this trick, although they mean well it is quite possibly the worst thing you can do apart from turning it on whilst still...

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Excessive Heat

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in General

Using excessive heat to dry it like a hair dryer is a bad idea. Another common mistake is to put it in rice or the airing cupboard until it’s dry, this will not fix your phone! You would have just wasted valuable time that could have been spent getting your phone repaired.

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Water and Electricity

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in General

If you are unfortunate enough to drop your phone in water or have it come into contact with any liquid the best thing to do is bring it to Crawley Computer Centre immediately. DO NOT try and turn it on, water and electricity is going to cause damage to your phone’s circuitry. This commonly known as a ‘short’, which can permanently damage the phone’s silicon chips, sometimes it may survive a small short but can get forced into DFU (Direct Firmware Upgrade/Restore mode) and cannot be recovered without erasing all of your...

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