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Technology in Business: How Not Repairing Your iPhone Makes You a Rookie in Business

When was the last time you went to a big meeting with half of your shirt tucked in? Or what would happen if you had a sales pitch and you didn’t brush your teeth? Have you ever made a first impression about someone who was maybe…um…not what you expected to make a sales presentation? A different haircut, a tattoo perhaps, or maybe even the language that they used wasn’t quite on par with your ideas? And here in 2018, that extends to technology in business. I mean, what do you think when you find out that potential new contact is using a Blackberry?!

First Impressions matter – especially when it comes to technology

It’s true…most of us are a little shallow when it comes to expectations of how others should look, speak and act. And it’s also true that our devices are now seen as extensions of ourselves – they represent us. Let’s face it, for the business professionals out there, the last thing we need is one more hurdle to jump in order to get the contract or win the sale.

Technology Judgment in Business

Yes, judgment over broken technology in business will cost you the deal.

Research has shown that people who present any business idea or product on a broken device – whether that’s an iPhone, iPad or iMac – are 60% more unlikely to make the sale! Sixty Percent! Why?

  • It looks unprofessional and ill-prepared.
  • It distracts from the information you’re trying to convey.  Was that an ‘8’ or a ‘3’ in the numbers?
  • Basically what you are telling your potential customer is “Oh, I’m sorry, the crack in my phone makes it confusing.” But what they are perceiving is “…and I’m too cheap to fix it.”

Shocked by broken technology in business meeting

The solution – repair your iPhone, iPac or iMac BEFORE the meeting.

Don’t lose thousands of dollars in revenues, when most screen repairs are $70 – 150 for an iPhone or iPad at Oops Repair. We offer 30-minute turnarounds for iPhone repairs & 1-2 hours for iPads repairs. We also have a low price guarantee – always, and a 6-month warranty on labor and parts. Pair that with over 700 5-star reviews, a loyal staff that has been working on Apple Devices 3+ years for every employee, and a huge inventory that doesn’t make you wait, there really is no better place for businessmen or women to take their phones to be repaired. So get your devices repaired today so your business savvy will shine – and close the deal.

success with working technology in business meeting

The bottom line with technology in business is simple – You need it. You need it working at peak performance. And you need it now. We understand, ‘opps’ happens. But don’t let an ‘oops’ cost you business! We can fix it!

 

7 Things Every Man with an iPhone Can be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is great time of year for everyone to reflect on all the things we are thankful for. But we know that as guys, it might not come as naturally. So, we’re helping you out this year by getting the ball rolling with our list of things we here at Oops Repair (and every other guy packing an iPhone) can truly be thankful for! So here are 7 reasons for iPhone thankfulness:

1.  Face ID:  As we approach the holiday season, we are once again forced to interact with family. Some of them are good and others, well…not-so-good. Let’s face it, some of our friends and family members can be downright nosey when it comes to our phones.  They feel the liberty to grab your phone and start thumbing thru your photos, texts and emails. What? That might be okay with your wife, but does Aunt Clara, whom you haven’t seen since last Thanksgiving, really need to see that you had to text home 10 times when you were at the grocery store picking up last minute items for the meal?  Now with Face ID on the iPhone X, you can keep out the ones who know the passcodes and can fool fingerprint sensors! Man, even your identical twin brother won’t be able to hack their way into your personal information! Find out how to set up and use Face ID here.

iPhone X Face ID Evil Twin

Face ID iPhone X

 

2. Find my friends:  Holiday shopping just got easier! Now you can divide and conquer that insane list while shopping with your friends or family – even in the busiest area on the planet during the holidays…the local mall.  Last year that plan to have everyone go grab what they needed to and rendezvous back at the food court in 60 minutes was a disaster that quickly ended our holiday cheer when my wife didn’t show up and then wouldn’t answer her phone, probably because it’s stuffed deep in the recesses of that ginormous purse! Can you tell I really have no life experience with such instances? (Yeah…that was sarcasm). This year, I’ll be using the “find my friend” app to discover when she’s still in JC Penney on the other side of the mall thanks to the new and improved map details. I just have to follow the blinking dots until they meet and if I’m lucky, I might catch a peek at my gift too! Bonus perk: it kinda feels like I’m in a spy movie! The name is Bond, James Bond. Here’s the link for more info.

Find My Friends App

FindMyFriends App

3. Talking Poop: Animoji (animated-emoji) will bring you tons of laughs with recorded messages that mimic your facial expressions and voice tones for a variety of animals, aliens, and even a pile of poop. For a full tutorial on how to send these hilarious messages to your family and friends, click here.

 

Animoji App

iPhone-X Animoji Image

4. Deliveries Confirmed: Get the iOS-only “Deliveries” App and make sure all your Christmas presents make it where they’re supposed to on time.  With tracking information from the USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL and more, you’ll always be notified if your gifts were delivered, signed for or undeliverable by your favorite shipping companies. Sorry Android phones, you’re going to miss out on this cool app! For the rest of us, get the app here.

Deliveries App

Deliveries iPhone App

5. Popping the question, flawlessly. “Ummo” is another iOS-only app designed to be your personal speech coach, tracking down the times that you use filler words and phrases like “umm,” “you know,” and the like, while also recording your pace, word power, and clarity. Tap on the mic to start and stop recording, and once you’re done, the app outputs the number of words spoken, pace and clarity, while also allowing you to dive deeper with a recorded transcript, with a record of specific filler words used, and a graph of your speaking pace. Users can configure their list of recorded fillers and add their own. The app supports US and UK English so even our bros from across the pond can use it! Make sure when you’re popping the question to that special someone for Christmas, you get the ‘ask’ “umm, just right, you know!”Ummo App

Christmas Proposal with Ummo

Christmas Proposal with Ummo

6. Gift Card City.  Sometimes adding new expenses gets you unexpected income! Have a new teenager that needs a phone? Is your business expanding and the new employee(s) need a new phone too? Adding a new line of service can score you big dollar gift cards at some of your favorite big box retailers. Buying a new iPhone at Walmart, nabs you $300 in gift cards per device. Opening that new line of service at Target, gets you $250 in gift cards. Costco and Sam’s Club are also offering deals for new iPhone purchases.  Check out their websites for all the details or a list of other deals here.
Gift Cards for iPhones

7. Photo Backup Aids. Products that make it easy to get more space on your iPhone when all those photos from the holidays eat up your storage is definitely something to be thankful for.  Items like the SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive allow you to simply plug it into the lightning port of your iPhone, move photos to it, and get back to taking more videos and pictures of your family during your time together. It’s an incredible stress-eliminating product. And taking on the role of photographer / videographer for the family festivities will keep you from having to take out the trash, walk the dog or watch the entire Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade over and over again with the kids on your DVR! Find it here or  here.

iXpand by Scandisk

ixpand drive in iphone

Do you have something to be thankful for with your iPhone? Let us know!