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Blacksburg Running and Strava review

Within the last year I have gotten into running. Starting slowly until I eventually worked up to run my first 5K race and then my first half marathon. I was so excited when we opened our iphone repair shop in Blacksburg at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center as it was so close to the Huckleberry Trail! During my time as a runner I have become to rely on a wonderful app called Strava to…

iPhone 7 Plus Underwater and Telephoto Test

We used our personal iPhone 7 Plus and took some underwater video in our Roanoke office fish tank.  We don’t recommend trying this at home but risked it all for you!  The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have an IP67 rating for dust and water-resistance.  This mean the phones can be fully submerged in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes without being damaged. We also did a side by side…

Quick Tip – Lock Screen for iOS 10

iOS 10 has brought some great features, one of which are the widgets on the lock screen and the sleep to wake function.  These are quite handy but confusing because they also made clicking the home button mandatory to unlock the screen, unless you’d swiped to access a notification on the lock screen….  confused yet?  So, this tip is to turn off the mandatory home button click by turning on the Rest Finger to Open…

A slightly philosophical review of the iPhone 7

  -By Travis Powell Does Apple’s latest marketing frenzy hold up to its claims? I want to look past all the hub-bub, fashion trends and “must-have” claims to review it as simply a tool … then see if the claims hold true. I want to inspect the features that allow each and every one us to transform it and mold it into what we need as individuals. My father always told me to have the…