The Apple-certified technicians at iFixYouri bring broken smart phones and tablets back to life with swift turnaround. Techs can piece together shattered screens on devices including the iPhone 3G ($49), and rescue waterlogged phone books from smart phones by HTC, Droid, and Nexus ($29.99–$39.99). An iPod classic repair ($49.99–$59.99) fixes fledgling batteries, dimming LED screens, and broken click-wheel axels. In addition, the staff aids in the restoration of computers, videogame consoles, and tablets, though prices vary depending on the severity of digital diagnosis.
One might not expect an immigrant with no formal education to name his family business after Yale University. But that's just what Steve Sheinkopf's grandfather did in 1923, and the pluckiness of the name was a harbinger of the company's ability to thrive against all odds. Over the course of almost 90 years, Yale Appliance & Lighting weathered the Great Depression and other economic crises, yet Sheinkopf's grandfather kept the business going and even made enough to help his four brothers emigrate to America. In 1984, when the landlord sold the Portland Street building that had housed Yale for 30 years, Sheinkopf helped his father measure a space on Freeport Street on the coldest day of that year. They've been there ever since.
What keeps the company going is a refusal to rest on its laurels and an almost obsessive commitment to customer satisfaction. On any given weekday, you'll find Sheinkopf blogging exhaustive side-by-side comparisons of a variety of his merchandise. The now 25,000-square-foot store houses more than 3,500 lights and thousands of appliances and plumbing products, and its delivery and service departments have grown to include 112 experienced employees and a fleet of 25 heavy-duty vehicles and industrial-size Tonka trucks.
The family legacy continues to flourish. Yale Appliance & Lighting’s kitchen appliances have made the megastore a multiyear winner of Boston magazine’s Best of Boston awards. As reported in the Boston Business Journal, Yale earned a Green Award from Mayor Thomas M. Menino and the city of Boston in 2007 for promoting energy-efficient appliances with education and in-store rebates. That same year, the Journal named Yale Appliance & Lighting one of the best places to work in Boston, which may be partly due to the frequent in-store cooking demos performed by regional chefs.
Founded in 2008 by digital guru Ryan Clary, North End Nerds cleanses computers with exceptional upgrades, backups, and malware-removal services while staying up-to-date on new technological threats and viruses. Ryan holds qualifications in CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and -CompTIA Security+ and guarantees a noticeable difference in computer performance after every tune-up. While servicing computers, North End Nerds will repair all pop-up errors and identify all computer viruses and malware, disabling or uninstalling unnecessary software so that computers will run faster without the heavy burden of digital dead weight.
For all its technological wizardry, the smartest smartphone can easily be reduced to a dim bulb in a matter of seconds. Sometimes screens crack or shatter. Sometimes batteries go kaput. And sometimes, smartphones make foolhardy attempts toward careers as professional divers. When these common accidents happen, the expert techs at Mobile Depot are ready to resurrect devices with repairs that generally take between 30 minutes to an hour to resolve. In addition to their expertise in fixing Samsung and iPhone devices, the team also sells new and pre-owned phones and tablets, along with essential accessories such as cases, headphones, chargers, and memory cards.