Sooner or later, it’s going to happen to you: You’ll drop your phone. You’ll hear that awful crack at impact. And yep – the glass will be shattered. So after you’re done howling and cursing, what do you do? Try to fix it yourself? Use a mail-in service or a local shop? And which option is worth the cost?
Sooner or later, it’s going to happen to you: You’ll drop your phone. You’ll hear that awful crack at impact. And yep – the glass will be shattered. So after you’re done howling and cursing, what do you do? Try to fix it yourself? Use a mail-in service or a local shop? And which option is worth the cost?Read More »from How (Not) to Fix a Cracked Phone Screen
When my garden hose twists into a tangled mess, it doesn’t just make my hose more prone to cracking and leaking; it makes my patio look so messy. But to solve these dire problems, is the only answer to buy a $650 robotic hose?Read More »from Do You Really Need a $650 Garden Hose?
It seems like every time I get to the register of a chain store, they offer me a new way to pay with my phone. But these new modes of paying have serious pros and cons – and there may be compelling reasons not to dive into mobile payments just yet, despite their growth.Read More »from Paying by Phone – Conveniences and Cautions
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