The committed technicians at uBreakiFix restore fragile pocket appliances and entertainment consoles with an arsenal of original manufacturers' OEM parts and 15-minute service times. The repair team reunites customers with fresh new screens for HTC Evo 4G, iPhone 4, or iPhone 3G smartphones along with 90-day warranties. While waiting for trusty telephones, customers can enjoy lounging in a comfortable waiting area with TV screens and friendly staff members who serve caviar and wear tuxedo T-shirts. In addition to screen replacement, the circuit surgeons can provide water-damage diagnostics for iPads, game consoles, and Apple computers that have been waterlogged after haphazardly trying to surf the web.
With the myriad threats that face touchscreen devices, the technicians at PortableDeviceFix.com step in when cases, bags, and egg-carton-padded covers fail. The shop keeps a stock of supplies ready to perform screen and body repairs on Apple products and other popular tablet, phone, and laptop brands, turning around screen repairs often in as little as 30 minutes. The storefront also curates a collection of accessories and power supplies and finds new homes for refurbished devices.
A smartphone's tiny screen relies on the strange properties of liquid crystals. Check out Groupon's study of LCDs to learn how they create the vivid pictures in your pocket.
Liquid Crystals and LCDs: How Cell Phones Resemble Carrots
The term liquid crystal seems a contradiction, but a liquid crystal is actually neither a liquid nor a solid?it's both, stuck in a sort of chemical limbo with its molecules somewhere between the liquid and solid phases. When an electrical current passes through a liquid crystal, its molecular orientation changes, and so does the direction of light that passes through it. By sandwiching these crystals between polarized glass and manipulating the current passing through them, your phone is able to control the light they channel, resulting in the high-contrast images that appear on screen. Although our brains only see each pixel as a single dot, each consists of red, blue, and green subpixels that, when lit at various intensities, can emit more than 16 million colors.
Despite their advanced applications, liquid crystals are not a recent discovery. They were first identified in the late 19th century by a scientist studying cholesterol extracted from carrots?a natural source of liquid crystals, as are human beings and most other living things, which tend to have them in their cell membranes. Liquid crystals and LCDs were the subject of research and patent applications throughout the early 20th century?including one filed by Marconi?s Wireless Telegraph Company in 1936?and finally hit consumer electronics in the early 1970s, when they were introduced in wristwatches.
A Chat with Longhorn Mac Repair
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are Apple-certified in repairing Mac computers, iPads, and iPhones. We also repair Android phones, and we have refurbished Macs for sale.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We started Longhorn Mac Repair to give people the option of having great Apple-certified service, but at a much lower cost. We get a lot of repair work that the Apple store and many other companies will not do; and we have the tools and the expertise to get you in and out very quickly.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
?The guys at Longhorn Mac are always willing to help. They seem to go out of their way to get your Mac repaired! And [they] offer a warranty to boot.? - Josh F.