The name might sound a little dated, but the bar for quality high-tech repairs is arguably higher in San Francisco than almost anywhere in the world. Lasertorium Office Systems remains a go-to for Hewlett-Packard, Lexmark, Brother International and other high-end electronics that are malfunctioning or otherwise cutting into workplace productivity. From paper jams to wear-and-tear to the kind of baffling diagnostic mysteries that send mere mortals into a blinding rage, the Outer Sunset's Lasertorium has been servicing the Bay's gadgets for 20 years, with reasonable prices for timely turnaround. Don’t expect much in the way of amenities or frills from this low-slung repair shop – or its sister location in the Financial District. Instead, rest easy in the knowledge that the experience held inside will have your machine up and running again in no time.
Having a broken phone can feel like a kind of digital exile, cutting its owner off from friends and work alike. City Cell Repair's technicians understands their clients' need for constant connectivity, and so maintain a stock of loaner phones to tide customers over while their devices are repaired. The team specializes in iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices, replacing cracked screens, weak batteries, and stubborn buttons. They also lend their expertise in unlocking phones, allowing them to transfer networks by breaking off codependent relationships with the local cell tower.
Helmed by a management team of computer wizards, ClickAway's hardworking technicians restore PC and Apple devices with in-store and onsite repairs. Savvy computer overlords restore sleek Macintosh computers with the backing of official Apple authorization, while software gurus dig in to the electronic innards of desktops and laptops to remove pesky spyware, viruses, and incriminating cookies crumbs.
Free, in-store diagnostics thoroughly assess damage and glitches in personal computers, and specialists are on-hand to repair cracked screens and remove water damage from tablets and smartphones. Clients in the market for brand-new gadgets can peruse each ClickAway location's array of accessories, multimedia device rentals, and new and used computers from Dell, Lenovo, Apple, HP and more.
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Uber empowers patrons to summon licensed, professional drivers captaining sleek, rolling chariots for transport in San Francisco. Once signed up, you can request a car either by texting or using the Uber app for iPhone or Android, both of which display a driver-passenger rating system. Within 5 to 10 minutes on average, a driver in a black town car arrives to deliver you to whichever destination you write on your forehead with permanent marker. Uber stores your credit card on file, so you can zip out the door without scrounging for cash or waiting for credit-card authorization (driver tips are included in the cost of the fare).