What does your Ringtone Say About You?

Did you know that the ringtone you pick for your phone, or decide not to pick, can actually say something about you?

Psychologists agree that whether your ringtone is a pop song, a traditional ring or even silenced, it means something and demonstrates personality traits about you to the world around you.

Wondering how your ringtone is perceived by others around you? Take a look at what they’ve found:

  • An older rock song could date you, but it also means you know your way around technology. You feel confident with your age and you’re not afraid to hide it. If you’re a younger person with a song that outdates you, you are an independent thinker who is not afraid to part ways with current trends and expectations.
  • Using a ringtone already installed in your phone could mean that you’re down to earth and practical. You’re happy with the simple things in life and choose to spend your time on things that matter more than a ringtone.
  • If you stay current and use hit pop songs as your ringtone, you are a person who loves variety. You are adventurous and love new experiences. You probably do your best to stay aware of current trends and change your hairstyle as often as you change your ringtone.
  • Having classical music as a ringtone could go one of two ways: you are both refined and sophisticated, or you are very stressed out. Classical music is proven to calm nerves, and your ringtone may be what you use to destress, particularly if you get a lot of work-related calls.

The choice of ringtone is not the only cell phone component that shares tidbits of your personality with others. Cell phone etiquette does as well:

  • The person who interrupts a meeting because of their phone is not only demonstrating bad business etiquette, but they are also giving you insight into their personality or lifestyle. They may be self-centered, forgetful or even overwhelmed. Either way, leaving your ringtone on during a meeting is not the best way to make a good impression on others.
  • The person who always leaves their phone on silent is usually someone who puts the day-to-day activities in front of them before phone calls, and loves to live in the moment rather than on the phone. However, be careful, this could be misinterpreted as being unreliable or antisocial.
  • The person who never picks up calls is often someone who is overwhelmed with pressing matters, or is someone who doesn’t care to speak on the phone and would rather be left alone. Again, this can be taken either way, so be mindful of the calls you are choosing not to answer.
  • The person who answers calls right away can be seen as dutiful, helpful, but also over-eager. If you’re the kind of person who picks up calls at inopportune times, you could be making a horrible impression on those you care about or with employers.

Make sure you are making the right impression with your ringtone and sound settings as well as your phone etiquette. If you need help with your iPhone® device’s ringtone settings, no worries! Visit your local Experimac to see what our highly experienced technicians can do for you today.

Experimac’s Top Picks: Educational Apps for Kids

Are your kids headed back to school? Have the nervous jitters kicked in? Or, are your kids confident as they start the new school year? At Experimac, we know kids love technology and if we can get kids to learn while having fun using the technology they like, then why not?

We have broken down our recommendations on the best educational apps for kids below because we want to help you and them have a successful school year. Whether your child needs a little help getting organized or is dreaming of exploring outer space and the planets, we’ve got you covered. These 10 apps are a fun way to reinforce what they learn at school during the day and help them keep track of deadlines, tasks, etc.

  1. BrainPOP
    This is one of the most helpful apps for students of all ages. Whether your child is struggling with Math, Reading, Social Studies or Science, this app has several interactive lessons and videos designed to create interest and understanding in a variety of topics without being too long to keep the average student’s attention.
  2. Photomath Camera Calculator
    Many children struggle with completing Math assignments on their own. However, before looking for a tutor, take advantage of your iPad® tablet by downloading Photomath Camera Calculator and point your iPad tablet’s camera to a math problem printed in a book or on a worksheet. Photomath will not only provide you an answer, it will also show you a detailed explanation as to how to find the correct answer.
  3. NASA App
    Explore planets, space missions, astronauts, history, maps and videos with the NASA App. Imagine being able to explore outer space from the palm of your hand!
  4. My Study Life
    This app’s purpose is to simplify your life by replacing paper planners and providing you and your children with the ability to schedule events, set up notifications, synchronize all of your smart devices and keep track of tasks that need to be completed. This could very well save your sanity.
  5. EasyBib
    Need help citing sources for research papers and projects? EasyBib can help you with that. Whether you need to cite APA (American Psychological Association) or MLA (Modern Language Association) research papers, EasyBib can help you quickly using your iPad® tablet or iPhone® device. Simply take a picture of the book’s barcode or type the title of the book, and EasyBib takes over.
  6. TED-Ed
    You may be very familiar with TED Talks. Did you know that there are lessons designed by the same creators of TED Talks that discuss a multitude of topics in Social Studies, Science and more? These educational videos follow up with short quizzes about the video lessons.
  7. Hooked on Phonics
    If your student isn’t reading yet, take a look at Hooked on Phonics. This app provides games, lessons and stories to teach children phonics and motivate them to read without frustrating your emerging reader.
  8. Quizlet
    Don’t have the time to create flashcards? No problem. Quizlet is an app available on the iPad tablet that offers thousands of flashcards for countless topics to help students study for any exam. It also includes interactive games, study modes and practice tests, making studying easy and effective. One of the most helpful features of Quizlet is the ability to make your own flashcards for any subject area using your class notes, textbook or online resources.
  9. Evernote
    Note taking is now much easier thanks to apps like Evernote. Evernote allows you to take notes in a variety of ways, all on your iPad tablet. Whether it is taking a picture, creating a list or writing down a reminder, this app makes these notes easy to create and easy to share with other devices. Projects, assignments and day-to-day activities are all made much easier for your child with this app. Your child can then share their notes with you in a group notebook so you can keep tabs of what they’re learning in class.
  10. Stack the States
    Do you know all 50 states? Chances are your student doesn’t. Geography is something people of all ages seem to struggle with. Help change that by using this app. Stack the States has games and questions that help you learn to identify the United States.

Remember Experimac is your go-to resource for all of your family’s Back to School tech needs. We stock a large variety of certified pre-owned phones, tablets, laptops, computers and more to help your student stay on the path to success this year. If it’s time to trade in and upgrade their current devices, we can help you with that too. See you at your local Experimac!

Out of Warranty Repair: Apple Inc. vs. Experimac Repair Costs

Imagine waking up on a Monday morning to find that your MacBook® laptop won’t turn on. All of your work and personal files are saved on your broken computer, and the warranty has just run out. Panic sets in as you begin the decision process of whether to replace or repair your broken laptop. Can you safely say that you know the cost comparison, and do you really know all of your available options?

Replace vs. Repair

Laptop repair rates have gone down to 24%, down from 36% in 2010. Still, each time a device breaks, the costly and emotional decision of repair versus replace must be made. The answer lies in the repair rates. If you’re spending 50% of the cost of a new Mac® computer or iOS® device on your repair, then you might as well replace your product with a pre-owned model. Experimac South Riding offers affordable pre-owned Apple® products if you decide replacement is your route. On the other hand, if you lean more towards seeking repairs, it is critical to do a price comparison between Apple Inc. repair costs and repair costs at Experimac South Riding. In a 2013 online annual questionnaire, including 29,281 subscribers, Consumer Reports Magazine informs, “People who used independent repair shops were more satisfied with the repairs than those who used factory service”. Experimac will have your repair completed within hours of bringing in your device or by the next day. All things considered, we urge you to bring your broken Mac computer and iOS device, especially for those repairs that are out of warranty, to Experimac South Riding.

Apple Inc. vs. Experimac Repair Costs

If you have ever been on Apple Inc.’s repair pricing page, you have seen the outrageous repair costs. Apple Inc.’s out of warranty costs are even higher. If you scroll to the bottom of their pricing page, you will see a disclaimer stating, “Your replacement iPod® device might be new, used, or refurbished. If your original iPod device was damaged as a result of an accident or abuse, service might not be available“. If your Mac computer or iOS device just broke, the last thing you need is to break the bank or be turned away. And don’t forget how quickly we can get the repairs done in comparison to shipping your device away for days at a time. Experimac South Riding offers affordable repair rates, even for out of warranty repairs. We are a growing store selling pre-owned Apple products and we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and a 90-day warranty on all repairs.

Out of Warranty Repair: Apple Inc. vs. Experimac Repair Costs

Imagine waking up on a Monday morning to find that your MacBook® laptop won’t turn on. All of your work and personal files are saved on your broken computer, and the warranty has just run out. Panic sets in as you begin the decision process of whether to replace or repair your broken laptop. Can you safely say that you know the cost comparison, and do you really know all of your available options?

Replace vs. Repair

Laptop repair rates have gone down to 24%, down from 36% in 2010. Still, each time a device breaks, the costly and emotional decision of repair versus replace must be made. The answer lies in the repair rates. If you’re spending 50% of the cost of a new Mac® computer or iOS® device on your repair, then you might as well replace your product with a pre-owned model. Experimac Guilford offers affordable pre-owned Apple® products if you decide replacement is your route. On the other hand, if you lean more towards seeking repairs, it is critical to do a price comparison between Apple Inc. repair costs and repair costs at Experimac Guilford. In a 2013 online annual questionnaire, including 29,281 subscribers, Consumer Reports Magazine informs, “People who used independent repair shops were more satisfied with the repairs than those who used factory service”. Experimac will have your repair completed within hours of bringing in your device or by the next day. All things considered, we urge you to bring your broken Mac computer and iOS device, especially for those repairs that are out of warranty, to Experimac Guilford.

Apple Inc. vs. Experimac Repair Costs

If you have ever been on Apple Inc.’s repair pricing page, you have seen the outrageous repair costs. Apple Inc.’s out of warranty costs are even higher. If you scroll to the bottom of their pricing page, you will see a disclaimer stating, “Your replacement iPod® device might be new, used, or refurbished. If your original iPod device was damaged as a result of an accident or abuse, service might not be available“. If your Mac computer or iOS device just broke, the last thing you need is to break the bank or be turned away. And don’t forget how quickly we can get the repairs done in comparison to shipping your device away for days at a time. Experimac Guilford offers affordable repair rates, even for out of warranty repairs. We are a growing store selling pre-owned Apple products and we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and a 90-day warranty on all repairs.

Out of Warranty Repair: Apple Inc. vs. Experimac Repair Costs

Imagine waking up on a Monday morning to find that your MacBook® laptop won’t turn on. All of your work and personal files are saved on your broken computer, and the warranty has just run out. Panic sets in as you begin the decision process of whether to replace or repair your broken laptop. Can you safely say that you know the cost comparison, and do you really know all of your available options?

Replace vs. Repair

Laptop repair rates have gone down to 24%, down from 36% in 2010. Still, each time a device breaks, the costly and emotional decision of repair versus replace must be made. The answer lies in the repair rates. If you’re spending 50% of the cost of a new Mac® computer or iOS® device on your repair, then you might as well replace your product with a pre-owned model. Experimac Gainesville offers affordable pre-owned Apple® products if you decide replacement is your route. On the other hand, if you lean more towards seeking repairs, it is critical to do a price comparison between Apple Inc. repair costs and repair costs at Experimac Gainesville. In a 2013 online annual questionnaire, including 29,281 subscribers, Consumer Reports Magazine informs, “People who used independent repair shops were more satisfied with the repairs than those who used factory service”. Experimac will have your repair completed within hours of bringing in your device or by the next day. All things considered, we urge you to bring your broken Mac computer and iOS device, especially for those repairs that are out of warranty, to Experimac Gainesville.

Apple Inc. vs. Experimac Repair Costs

If you have ever been on Apple Inc.’s repair pricing page, you have seen the outrageous repair costs. Apple Inc.’s out of warranty costs are even higher. If you scroll to the bottom of their pricing page, you will see a disclaimer stating, “Your replacement iPod® device might be new, used, or refurbished. If your original iPod device was damaged as a result of an accident or abuse, service might not be available“. If your Mac computer or iOS device just broke, the last thing you need is to break the bank or be turned away. And don’t forget how quickly we can get the repairs done in comparison to shipping your device away for days at a time. Experimac Gainesville offers affordable repair rates, even for out of warranty repairs. We are a growing store selling pre-owned Apple products and we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and a 90-day warranty on all repairs.

Out of Warranty Repair: Apple Inc. vs. Experimac Repair Costs

Imagine waking up on a Monday morning to find that your MacBook® laptop won’t turn on. All of your work and personal files are saved on your broken computer, and the warranty has just run out. Panic sets in as you begin the decision process of whether to replace or repair your broken laptop. Can you safely say that you know the cost comparison, and do you really know all of your available options?

Replace vs. Repair

Laptop repair rates have gone down to 24%, down from 36% in 2010. Still, each time a device breaks, the costly and emotional decision of repair versus replace must be made. The answer lies in the repair rates. If you’re spending 50% of the cost of a new Mac® computer or iOS® device on your repair, then you might as well replace your product with a pre-owned model. Experimac Cumming offers affordable pre-owned Apple® products if you decide replacement is your route. On the other hand, if you lean more towards seeking repairs, it is critical to do a price comparison between Apple Inc. repair costs and repair costs at Experimac Cumming. In a 2013 online annual questionnaire, including 29,281 subscribers, Consumer Reports Magazine informs, “People who used independent repair shops were more satisfied with the repairs than those who used factory service”. Experimac will have your repair completed within hours of bringing in your device or by the next day. All things considered, we urge you to bring your broken Mac computer and iOS device, especially for those repairs that are out of warranty, to Experimac Cumming.

Apple Inc. vs. Experimac Repair Costs

If you have ever been on Apple Inc.’s repair pricing page, you have seen the outrageous repair costs. Apple Inc.’s out of warranty costs are even higher. If you scroll to the bottom of their pricing page, you will see a disclaimer stating, “Your replacement iPod® device might be new, used, or refurbished. If your original iPod device was damaged as a result of an accident or abuse, service might not be available“. If your Mac computer or iOS device just broke, the last thing you need is to break the bank or be turned away. And don’t forget how quickly we can get the repairs done in comparison to shipping your device away for days at a time. Experimac Cumming offers affordable repair rates, even for out of warranty repairs. We are a growing store selling pre-owned Apple products and we are committed to providing exceptional customer service and a 90-day warranty on all repairs.

Migrating Your Data to a New Mac® Computer or Laptop: What You Need to Know

If you’re a Mac computer user and just bought a new MacBook Pro® laptop or another model, you may be wondering how to get all of your data from your old computer to the new one. It seems complicated, and the risk exists that you may lose files by overlooking instructions. Still, it is an essential task to copy all documents, apps, user accounts, and settings over to your new computer or laptop so that you ensure you’ll have full access to your work.

 How to Migrate Your Data

Dealing with data migration on your own can be difficult, and this is why companies like Experimac Greenville have a team of experts on-hand to fulfill your data migration needs. Supplied with the newest hardware on the market, Experimac technicians provide same-day service, migrating data to your new computer so you don’t have to.

Read on if you are a do-it-yourself tech whiz, or a tech whiz in training. You can follow these steps for migrating data, if you’re ready to take the plunge on your own:

  1. Full device inspection – analyze the laptop or computer’s software, settings and power.
  2. Name your device – go into settings and name your computer, using something effective and personalized so you can recognize the device as your own.
  3. Install updates – be sure to check your app store and download any pending app updates, including third-party software updates, too!
  4. Connect devices – do this either by using the Time Machine® backup feature, a normal Ethernet cable or link the computers to the same Ethernet or Wi-Fi Network.
  5. Apple Migration Assistant® feature – use this feature to complete the transfer of your files from the old device to the current computer.
  6. Log in to your new account – check to verify your files have transferred successfully.

Although the Apple Migration Assistant feature was designed to walk Mac owners through migrating their data themselves, consumers who prefer assistance with this should contact Experimac Greenville to assist with affordable data migration. A thorough, in-store assessment can be done before migrating your data so that we can devise a plan to have your new computer or laptop up and running with full access to your old files in no time.

Please contact us or come in to the store if you have any questions on how we can help you with your data migration.

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Migrating Your Data to a New Mac® Computer or Laptop: What You Need to Know

If you’re a Mac computer user and just bought a new MacBook Pro® laptop or another model, you may be wondering how to get all of your data from your old computer to the new one. It seems complicated, and the risk exists that you may lose files by overlooking instructions. Still, it is an essential task to copy all documents, apps, user accounts, and settings over to your new computer or laptop so that you ensure you’ll have full access to your work.

How to Migrate Your Data

Dealing with data migration on your own can be difficult, and this is why companies like Experimac Cherry Hill have a team of experts on-hand to fulfill your data migration needs. Supplied with the newest hardware on the market, Experimac technicians provide same-day service, migrating data to your new computer so you don’t have to.

Read on if you are a do-it-yourself tech whiz, or a tech whiz in training. You can follow these steps for migrating data, if you’re ready to take the plunge on your own:

  1. Full device inspection – analyze the laptop or computer’s software, settings and power.
  2. Name your device – go into settings and name your computer, using something effective and personalized so you can recognize the device as your own.
  3. Install updates – be sure to check your app store and download any pending app updates, including third-party software updates, too!
  4. Connect devices – do this either by using the Time Machine® backup feature, a normal Ethernet cable or link the computers to the same Ethernet or Wi-Fi Network.
  5. Apple Migration Assistant® feature – use this feature to complete the transfer of your files from the old device to the current computer.
  6. Log in to your new account – check to verify your files have transferred successfully.

Although the Apple Migration Assistant feature was designed to walk Mac owners through migrating their data themselves, consumers who prefer assistance with this should contact Experimac Cherry Hill to assist with affordable data migration. A thorough, in-store assessment can be done before migrating your data so that we can devise a plan to have your new computer or laptop up and running with full access to your old files in no time.

Laptop Repair Near Me: Tallahassee Your Local Apple® Experts

Many computer owners fear that their home computer will break and they won’t know how to repair it. Laptop computers are even trickier to repair than their desktop counterparts. The hardware needed is small, in some cases special tools are needed, and it is not always clear what is broken before you open the machine up.

Macbook Pro® laptops are expensive machines that offer a lot of great options for individuals with a wide range of needs. For example, web and product designers use Apple products because of their simple design and advanced software. Business owners use Apple products because of how easy it is to sync all of their devices and have easy access to thousands of apps to track time, pay employees, communicate with clients and more all through their App Store® service.

But what happens when your expensive Macbook Pro laptop breaks? Trying to repair it at home can be a risky venture. Macbook Pro laptops are known for their thin bodies, making them easy to transport and carry around. But packing all of that technology into a small body is tricky so any accidental slip of a tool and you can cause even more damage to your machine.

There are a lot of common issues that can arise with your laptop. Here are some:

  • Stops charging even when plugged in
  • Cracked notebook case
  • Fan not running
  • Keyboard not responding
  • Damaged LCD screen

At Experimac of Tallahassee, we know how to repair these products precisely and without disturbing the inner workings in the machine.

Bring your faulty or broken Apple laptop, including Macbook Pro laptop or MacBook Air® laptop into your local Experimac center today! Our trained technicians will inspect your Apple machine and let you know what the costs will be to repair it.

If your Apple laptop is beyond repair or if you’re just looking to purchase a pre-owned Apple laptop, stop by our Tallahassee store. We offer a wide range of Apple products that were previously owned and loved.

Laptop Repair Near Me: Addison Your Local Apple® Experts

Many computer owners fear that their home computer will break and they won’t know how to repair it. Laptop computers are even trickier to repair than their desktop counterparts. The hardware needed is small, in some cases special tools are needed, and it is not always clear what is broken before you open the machine up.

Macbook Pro® laptops are expensive machines that offer a lot of great options for individuals with a wide range of needs. For example, web and product designers use Apple products because of their simple design and advanced software. Business owners use Apple products because of how easy it is to sync all of their devices and have easy access to thousands of apps to track time, pay employees, communicate with clients and more all through their App Store® service.

But what happens when your expensive Macbook Pro laptop breaks? Trying to repair it at home can be a risky venture. Macbook Pro laptops are known for their thin bodies, making them easy to transport and carry around. But packing all of that technology into a small body is tricky so any accidental slip of a tool and you can cause even more damage to your machine.

There are a lot of common issues that can arise with your laptop. Here are some:

  • Stops charging even when plugged in
  • Cracked notebook case
  • Fan not running
  • Keyboard not responding
  • Damaged LCD screen

At Experimac of Addison, we know how to repair these products precisely and without disturbing the inner workings in the machine.

Bring your faulty or broken Apple laptop, including Macbook Pro laptop or MacBook Air® laptop into your local Experimac center today! Our trained technicians will inspect your Apple machine and let you know what the costs will be to repair it.

If your Apple laptop is beyond repair or if you’re just looking to purchase a pre-owned Apple laptop, stop by our Addison store. We offer a wide range of Apple products that were previously owned and loved.