D&R Sewing Center nurtures sprouting stitchers with classes designed to teach the fundamentals of the craft. During a beginning sewing class, students learn to operate a sewing machine's complex systems of pulleys, crankshafts, and supercolliders. Instructors instill positive sewing practices in students, whether they wish to learn to use a machine they already own or want to explore the craft before making a financial commitment by practicing on a classroom machine. After grasping the basics of straight stitching, classmates craft their own pillows, ideal for incubating sweet, self-satisfied dreams or a flock of miniature sheep eggs. Classes are currently offered once a month, with the next session from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, and additional sessions may be added according to demand.
TheiPhone911, a non-franchise and locally owned business, focuses on repairing and upgrading electronic devices in a timely and cost-effective manner. Techs perform repairs onsite, or pick up damaged goods with their mobile service, then replace screens and covers on iPhones, iPods, iPads, and BlackBerries. Their skilled hands also specialize in upgrading hard drives and RAM in personal computers and laptops, and work to remove viruses and recover lost data, such as in-depth analyses of Kenny Loggins’ facial hair.
DataMicro Technologies' technicians troubleshoot computers, tablets, smartphones, and gaming consoles, preventing the frustration caused by a system that runs slowly or crashes. They remove viruses from PCs, optimize Macintosh computers, replace cracked iPhone and iPad screens, and repair gaming consoles such as the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, among other services. They also build personal computers and servers customized for optimal speed and storage.
Signature service: iPhone and Galaxy repairs
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Pro Tip: Most phones can be complete in 30 minutes; can take up to two days, depending on the service.
10,000 Cellphones' name is a little misleading. For the past 10 years, the repair shop's experts have been tending to cell phones (and, more recently, smartphones)?but that's not all. They also work their magic on iPads and other tablets, treating damages such as cracked screens.
Award Tech's computer experts can travel across the globe in the blink of a cyborg's eye. To fix most issues, all computer owners need to do is log on to Award Tech's website, start a chat session, and then grant remote access to their machines. Then the technician can remove viruses, set up printers, tune up the entire system, and administer many other services to keep computers operating smoothly. If necessary, the techs can travel locally to make onsite repairs. They also fix broken cell phones via a mail-in service.