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So here we go again.
Errors start popping up on iPhones that have been unofficially repaired. Which makes sense if you think about it.
If you have a stolen iPhone, the hardware cannot be tampered with in an attempt to gain access to your information.

That being said. If your iPhone broke, and you choose to take your $1,200 phone to a mom and pop cell repair shop because it's cheaper, you take that risk. I'm not saying Apple is perfect in this situation, but thinking about it logically, it does make sense from a security standpoint. People where freaking out that Police, FBI, etc, could have their phones and information pretty much whenever they wanted. Apple has simply made it that if anyone tampers with the hardware that's not Apple certified, the iPhone and the information is locked down. I think people are missing that point.

However, As expected, people are making fear mongering headlines such as the one I linked giving the impression that all iPhone users are at risk right now. Just get your products repaired at an authorized dealer and you're good.

I'm expecting a lot of Apple haters to come and stomp all over this, so you may begin. 
It’s the message that spells doom and will render your handset worthless if it’s been repaired by a third party. But there’s no warning and no fix
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+Michael Schmidt now that raises my curiosity.

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Interesting... My Active Search page self updated since last time I checked it.
Anyone else notice this on iOS?

Gave me a redesign as well as extra suggested apps and locations. 
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No worries :P
Seems it was a glitch of some sort, my screen has reverted back to normal 4 icons. 
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Distracting yourself while driving has just gotten easier.
Enjoy running pedestrians over while having both hands on the wheel while you read your text messages.
Killing people has never been easier!

Lol, I wonder if police have ever seen these yet while pulling people over. 
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I love reading change logs when they're creative and/or funny.
The Transit App is great for fun change logs. 
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A very simple, but helpful tip that some may not know about.
On Google+, sometimes it can be annoying when you want to copy a picture, but the user has disabled downloads from their posts.
A way around. Tap the menu button and "View on web" once it loads, tap the menu button again, and choose your browser. In my case that's Safari, but you can use Chrome as well. Now you're downloading it off the web like any other picture without restrictions. 
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100% accurate. 
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I jump back and forth. I miss android a bit right now especially since they finally have an amazing fingerprint reader. This is evidenced by the fact that my wallpaper on my iPhone 6s Plus is the NExus 6P wallpaper.

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Lol! This cop is awesome. 
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Google's Project Skybender is similar to Project Loon: it aims to beam internet from up above. Instead of using balloons, though, it will use drones.
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Lol
Turn your phone upside down :P
If you haven't figured it out yet. 
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My wife showing me this website which seems similar to eBay called wish.
I really hate cheesy marketing gimmicks, they kinda bug me...
Take this case for example, $300 now for only $14
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Lol. I've been pestering my wife with jokes just like that.
I recently found Bluetooth headphones that look like Skull Candy knockoffs marked down from $1,399 to $52 lol

There are some good deals there, but I'm mostly here for the laughs at this point. 
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There's always that 1 guy at the party who doesn't share well. Drinks more than his share of the beer and eats all the nachos. That guy is Facebook at the party of Android, and he gets away with it too, because he's friends with everybody.

Both Android and iOS users have noticed that uninstalling Facebook and using the mobile browser version can actually be better in terms of performance and battery saving. However, not many are willing to try, because some of us use Facebook too much.

We all know Facebook has a long standing and buggy history over the years on both platforms, perhaps trying to mobile browser may surprise us. If you've tried it, give us some feedback! 👍
 
It turns out uninstalling Facebook for Android is pretty great

Paging fellow Android users; You may recall me speaking about how I've uninstalled the official Facebook app from my phone and now I use Chrome to access the site. I even get notifications still, even when Chrome isn't open on my phone.

The phone is quicker, and the battery is living longer. Give it a shot.

#android #facebook #app #chrome
It turns out you don't really lose anything by using Facebook on Chrome for Android instead of the Facebook app.
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nice quote ,wen they start listening to you it does not mean they care about you , it means that they will start working against you 
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Now here's a helpful tool.
Soon you'll be able to install apps right from Google Search on your Android.
Less navigating is a clear winner in my books. Way to go Google 👍
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+Bob Brooks yes, this is a fantastic tool.

I just tried in on my iOS search by pulling down the home screen. I can see apps from the App Store, but clicking on one still pulls you to the store itself.

A feature that's so simple, is sometimes the most useful. Google has outdone themselves with that. 
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Blogger, Wood Worker,
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WoodWork, Mobile Tech.
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  • Merit Kitchens
    Wood Worker, 2004 - present
    High Quality Wood Working and designs. Example Photos can be found within my Photo Albums under "Projects"
  • www.AndroidColiseum.com
    Blogger, 2012 - 2015
    Blogging about Android News and tech.
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    Dev & Support, 2007 - 2011
    Was a member of BlackBerry (RIM) Beta & Dev team. Testing our new BlackBerry models and OEM Software before retail production. Reporting errors and suggesting changes before the public eye.
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 former Writer for AndroidColiseum.com and AndroidinCanada.ca

80% of all my posts will be Android related news. I'd be best suited for an Android related circle should you wish to add me.

Worked with BlackBerry a few years back, owned every single platform of phone OS which has given me great knowledge of the industry. Now I blog to share my knowledge, in hopes we can teach each other new things while we walk the life of Android
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Never giving up, even though I'm fighting a war of impossible odds that can't be won, and all I have left is an arsenal of broken swords that can't be swung.
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    1992 - 2005
    Traditional Learning Academy. AKA Home School
  • Fine Art Bartending
    2006 - 2007
    Basic Bartending skills.
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January 15, 1987
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Despicable Me 2 HD Bonus Edition
market.android.com

Stay tuned after the credits for 30 + minutes of FUN EXTRAS! Includes an ALL-NEW MINI-MOVIE, starring the minions, plus 6 bonus featurettes

chomp SMS
play.google.com

chomp SMS is a souped-up alternative to the boring stock SMS & MMS messaging app, with a heap more features. It's easier to use, it's more i

Textra SMS
play.google.com

Textra is a seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS replacement app.Let's face it, the stock Android Messaging app really sucks! So ti

> album title goes here <
market.android.com

Having spent the year tearing up social media and gossip sites as much as he spent tearing up the dancefloor, masked EDM superstar Deadmau5

Samsung SideSync App Tool - Use PC's Mouse and Keyboard with Phone
www.technostall.com

Samsung revealed a new feature for their smartphones which will enable the users to share their keyboard, mouse and screen with this new app

Helium - App Sync and Backup
market.android.com

Helium is the missing app sync and backup solution for Android. Helium does NOT require root. All Android users can use Helium to backup and

Action Launcher
market.android.com

★★★ Featured by Engadget, Google Play, Lifehacker, MKBHD and Leo Laporte on TWiT ★★★ ★★★ "Action Launcher is something special." - Android P

Despicable Me
market.android.com

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an exclusive Google Play promoGru’s loyal, yellow, gibberish-speaking Minions are ready for their toughest ch

FPse para Android
market.android.com

FPse para Android es el más rápido y más compatible emulador de PS1 (también conocida como PSX o Play Station 1) para dispositivos portátile

ePSXe for Android
market.android.com

ePSXe for Android is a Playstation emulator (PSX and PSOne). It is a port of the famous ePSXe for PC. ePSXe provides very high compatibility

HTC One is getting to take its "break" (KitKat is here!)
www.androidcoliseum.com

Been a busy day, so I haven't been able to check a device until just now! But HTC One users can rejoice that they have their 4.4.2 update in

Minarch for Zooper Widget
market.android.com

IMPORTANT - This is not a stand-alone app! You must have Zooper Widget Pro 2.38 or above installed for this to work. (http://goo.gl/uYVDY)mi

Music Control for SmartWatch 2
market.android.com

Music Control for SmartWatch 2 lets your control *Google Play Music* directly from your Sony SmartWatch 2! Artist and track information is s

What are you looking to get out of 'wearables'? [poll]
www.androidcoliseum.com

Haven't done a poll in a while and I thought it was about time. Actually in our Hangout #62 we had an impromptu discussion on what we each t

LG G Pad 8.3 [review]
www.androidcoliseum.com

One of the few reviews that I've done that I just don't want to do... not because I dreaded testing out this device, but because that would

FINAL FANTASY VI
market.android.com

『FINAL FANTASY VI』がAndroidに登場!! FINAL FANTASYシリーズの6作目として1994年に登場した「FFVI」。 メインキャラクターすべてが主人公となり、彼らの織り成す壮大な群像劇はいまだに高い評価と人気を誇っている。 物語を盛り上げる演出も評価

SmartWatch 2 SW2
market.android.com

This is the official Sony application for SmartWatch 2 SW2. It enables you to utilize all the powerful Android benefits of this innovative s

AllCast
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AllCast lets you send photos, music, and videos on your Android to your TV!AllCast supports: * Roku * Apple TV * Xbox 360, Xbox One * Samsun

Angry Birds Go!
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Celebrating the winter holidays with Google Play!Welcome to downhill racing on Piggy Island! Feel the rush as you fling those freewheeling b

Merry Christmas to everyone from AndroidColiseum
www.androidcoliseum.com

Merry Christmas and seasons greetings to everyone from us at AndroidColiseum It is the time of year to cherish your loved ones and share fon

Not impressed with this service. Over charged me, lied to me on my chosen day I wanted my day to arrive, but only told me after I paid, and refused reimbursement of my over payment. I requested my item to be professionally wrapped, but they couldn't because her Dad wasn't there... Not sure what kinda shotty business they got running here, but I for one won't be going there again.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
They started off pretty bad when the new owners took over. However, they've seemed to work out all the issues and it's once again a decent place to shop.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
A very small location within the gas station. Although they are very small, they have fast and friendly service.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I love Quiznos, but this location is sketchy. I've had great services, and other times terrible service with old dry veggies and toppings. Depends who's working that day.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: Very GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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A very small bakery, but always have fresh baked goods. Decent prices, with fast and friendly service.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great location. Very clean, friendly, fast, and always a pleasure to go to. I highly recommend this Subway.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great pizza place, but their other food other than pizza is terrible. Often tastes like it was microwaved from frozen. Stick to pizza and it's a great place.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago