Mobile Basics provides repair services and advice for malfunctioning phones in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. The friendly techs fix scratched screens and help puzzle out software and hardware issues. They are also adept at unlocking popular smartphone brands such as iPhone, Blackberry, Samsung, LG, and Motorola, allowing users to use a sim card from another service provider. Their shop houses a vast inventory of protective cases in colourful designs, from plaid patterns to bright flowers to cartoon characters. Highly detailed, the Nintendo Gameboy case is realistic enough to convince a friend that you're playing a game instead of texting incriminating videos of them to the paparazzi.
Express Computers began in the traditional way for tech companies, in the basement of owner Darren Layton's home. In the two decades since, the computing collective has expanded to five above-ground locations, solving IT crises for personal users and business clients. Technicians perform regular maintenance services to keep systems free of viruses and other maladies, and can be called upon to help set up such social programs as Skype, Facebook, and sets of USB-linked tin cans. Express Computers also maintains a comprehensive selection of hardware and software, including refurbished units and demo equipment.
With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.