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Happy New Year Folks!

If you’re like us, you’ve probably been reflecting on the last year (or even decade) and making plans for 2020. As we look ahead, we’re setting goals for ourselves both personally and professionally. So as we look at inspirational words for ourselves in 2020, we wanted to give you a list of 20 inspirational words to live by this year to get you started off right this year and motivated for what is to come! We hope 2020 is a monumental year for you all! 

20 Words to Inspire your 2020

1. SIMPLIFY: Don’t get caught up in chaos and learn to say “yes” to what’s important and “no” to the rest. Whether it’s simplifying your schedule, your physical belongings, or your relationships, 2020 is a year to make it happen. 

2. PEACE: We all need more peace and seem to misplace it often. Find what brings you some this year. I like to find a small dose daily. 

3. JOY: Happiness is circumstantial, joy is a choice. How powerful to be able to choose it for yourself this year. 

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4. CLARITY: Set reasonable expectations and keep a clear head about life. 

5. COMMITMENT: May we all remain faithful to our word this year in the big things and small. Let’s be people who follow through!

6. APPRECIATE: Begin each day with thankfulness, gratitude, appreciation, whatever synonym you like, but I promise it WILL change your day for the better and it could change your life! 

7. COMPASSION: You never really know the burden someone is carrying or the battle they are fighting. Showing compassion instead of reacting negatively to others could incite a lot of change in 2020.

8. HONESTY: Honesty and vulnerability are beautiful things and we could all stand to choose them more often. 

9. RELAX: Breathe and don’t allow the hard days to define your year! Take time to relax after the hard moments and don’t carry them in to another day. 

10. CREATE: Whether it’s art, love, a business venture, whatever it is! Be bold and bring your ideas to fruition.

11. GENEROUS: With time, with love, with grace, whatever resources you have, be generous.  

12. EMPOWER: Don’t you love the person who’s quick to uplift and encourage you, cheer you on or even roll up their sleeves and help you achieve something? Be an encourager and empower other people to live life well. Everyone could use another cheerleader! 

13. ENJOY: It’s easy to get caught up in all of life’s responsibilities and forget what’s important. Take time to enjoy the people and things you love this year! Put down the phone or the to-do lists, get outside, get some facetime with the people you love and enjoy the life you’ve been given. 

14. FORGIVE: Don’t be afraid to forgive the person who has hurt you in the past. Maybe you even need to forgive yourself. Start this year off free from past pain and bitterness. 

15. TEACHABLE: May we never know so much or be too prideful to always be students in the school of life. Be humble, be teachable. 

16. ENOUGH: Some people need to hear it. You are enough. Your life has purpose and you are valuable. 

17. PRAY: Pray as often as you can. Worry less, pray more. 

18. RESTORE: Perhaps a broken relationship needs to be restored for you this year. Restoration is a beautiful thing, just look at old houses. 

19. FRIENDSHIP: Friendship is an investment that always has a great return rate. Take time to pursue and invest in quality friends.

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20. EMBRACE: Whatever season of life you are in this year, we hope you will be willing to embrace it. Whether its a season, a job, a person, or a situation, hopefully 2020 will be a year you will embrace what you cannot change. 

These are words that are encouraging us at Oops Repair this year. What are the things you are wanting to improve this year? Let us know below! And Happy New Year!

Don’t forget to come back the first Monday of each month for more great tips and insights to get the most out of your Apple products! And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily tech updates!

Q&A: Most Common Questions We Get About iPhone Repairs!

Will Apple repair phone out of warranty?
Short answer – yes. Long answer – It comes with caveats.
Apple stores will repair your phone, but are usually very expensive and will take your day to complete. If you are in an area, like Chattanooga, where there isn’t a legitimate Apple store (only Apple affiliates) then you will be required to travel to one. Oops Repair uses premium OEM screens for iPhone repairs. This means our screens are equivalent to theirs. We keep them in stock, we are local, and we can have you in and out with a good as new phone in under an hour! And for a fraction of the price! Did I mention each repair comes with a 6 month parts and labor warranty? Call now or stop for a free quote. Our technicians are kind and knowledgeable. 423-320-3402

Can you repair iPhone water damage?
Yes! Although nothing is ever “cut and dry” 😂 with water damage. Water and electronics don’t mix, so it’s important to immediately turn off your device once it’s met water. This act generally keeps the water damage localized with the battery and away from the motherboard. Meaning you have a higher possibility of getting your phone running again, once it has had proper time to dry out. This time depends on how much/long your phone was submerged. We recommend always erring on the side of giving the phone plenty of time to dry out.

Top Tech Gifts for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Christmas season is upon us and we’re getting pretty excited over here. We love the trees, decorations, Christmas movies, and hot chocolate by the fire; but our least favorite is deciding on Christmas gift ideas for our loved ones! We have compiled a list of our favorite tech gift ideas to help ease some of your holiday stress and make this season of giving truly joyful.  

Starting off our list at number one is the Google Home Mini. It is the obvious choice in that it is the most versatile gift and also won’t break the bank. It is a great family gift since adults and children alike can enjoy listening to music, ask google questions, find recipes, and even play games or bedtime stories. The Google Home Mini is a great introduction to making someone’s home “smart.” 

Next up on the list are a pair of bluetooth earbuds. The Anker SoundCore Liberty Air 2 earbuds are our favorite headphones. They are a great alternative to AirPods because they are half the price with the same look. These earbuds are noise cancelling and hold a charge for up to 20 hours. The stylish charging case and price tag of about $80 make these a great tech gift. 

Another great idea this season is Google’s Chromecast. Like the Google Home Mini, this device won’t empty your wallet and brings a lot of function by turning an older television into smart tv. You will be able to binge watch your favorite Disney+ movies, play video games, and surf the web thanks to this handy piece of tech!

Coming in at number 4 is the Kindle Paperwhite. This e-reader is a top seller on Amazon. It’s soft glare-free display reads just like paper and the newest design in now waterproof. The battery lasts for weeks and can store lots of your favorite reading material. These start at just $60 and go up depending on storage space and whether you choose the new waterproof design. Having had one of these for the last 6 years, it is one of my all-time favorite gadgets. 

This gift at number 5 is pleasing to the wallet and your loved one RavPower 60W Desktop Charging Station. Perfect for family trips, you can charge multiple devices at once. The RavPower also comes equipped with quick charging 3.0, making quick work of your battery woes. This is another great buy with the USB-C version coming in at around $36!

Gift number 6 is a great tech gift for the hard worker in your life. The Anrri Blue Light Blocking Glasses protect the wearers eyes from harmful blue light emitted from illuminated screens like computers and phones, along with fluorescent lights in an office setting. This harmful light can be the cause of degrading eyesight and has even been known to be the root of migraines in people. While technically not a tech gadget; it’s a vital addition to any tech-lovers Christmas list. 

Coming in at number 7 is the Cinemood projector. This gadget fits in your hand and is wireless so you can carry it anywhere. Simply sign in on your phone or tablet to your favorite streaming services or digital movie collection and the projector will play your favorites on the wall, ceiling, side of the house, anywhere you wish to watch TV. This is a pricier gift starting at $299 but it is so cool! This would be a big hit for any family! 

This gift will be a favorite among your avid cleaners and moms. Gift number nine is iRobot Braava Jet 240 Superior Robot mop. This smart little robot mops for you, need I say more!? This gadget can wet mop, damp mop, or dry sweep the floors for you. Pretty much making all of your friends jealous. The iRobot Mop is a steal starting at $170.

This next tech gift idea is one for kids ages 3-12. Osmo is a hands-on learning game where the player uses real world objects to interact digitally on an iPad or Kindle Fire. There are lots of game packages and starter kits. The skills this technology promotes are coding, math, drawing, spelling, physics, spatial skills, and world geography. We are most excited about the coding and drawing games with Osmo! Starter kits that include the Osmo stand and red reflector needed to use the technology begin around $60 go up to $140, with additional games starting around $15. Parents will love this fun and educational tech gift!

Rounding out our list is the DJI Mavic Mini. Drones are all the rage today. And DJI is the leader in the best of the best with drones. This quality usually comes with a high price tag, but newly released Mavic Mini starts in a just $399. For an extra $100 you can get the Fly More Combo. This combo is worth significantly more than one Benjamin (The propeller guards alone will save you!), so we highly recommend it!

What are your Christmas Tech Gift Ideas?

There you have it! We did the research so you don’t have to. These gifts will bring joy to any tech-savvy person you know, and maybe even some not so tech-savvy friends. Comment with your favorite tech gift ideas. Let us know what you are buying this holiday season!

Don’t forget to come back the first Monday of each month for more great tips and insights to get the most out of your Apple products! And follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily tech updates!

Q&A: Most Common Questions We Get About iPhone Repairs!

When should I repair my iPhone battery?
With the introduction of iOS 12 in 2018, Apple implemented a Battery Health menu in Settings. You can now go into settings and see your battery’s performance. If your battery is reading 85% or lower, we recommend replacing it. If the Health says “Service,” then your battery is on its way out and is ready for replacement. Visit our iPhone repair page for current prices for iPhone battery repair. Or feel free to call! 423-320-3402

Can you repair iPhone charging port?
Yes. We can certainly repair your iPhone’s charging port. Many times this can be done by simply cleaning the port with an alcohol solution. In the case the port needs to be replaced, Oops Repair Chattanooga offers a 6 month manufacturers warranty and can have your iPhone charging port replaced in about 30 minutes! All of our pricing is listed on our website. Or you can call anytime for a free quote! 423-320-3402