Apple shipped 18M watches in 2017 | Puls focuses on tech training, ease of repair | Cellairis opens in Pa. mall
February 8, 2018
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Apple shipped 18M watches in 2017
Apple shipped 18M watches in 2017
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Apple shipped 18 million smartwatches in 2017, a 54% increase over 2016, per data from Canalys. The fourth quarter of 2017 was the product's best quarter yet, said Apple CEO Tim Cook, noting that the Apple Watch saw "strong double-digit growth in every geographic segment."
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Puls focuses on tech training, ease of repair
Puls focuses on tech training, ease of repair
Puls offers convenience by sending technicians to customers for mobile device repairs, writes Jeff Weisbein. The chain also tests its techs before they're allowed to make certain repairs, he adds.
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Cellairis opens in Pa. mall
Cellairis now offers mobile device repairs on Android and Apple products in Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall, Pa. Repair of cracked screens is often completed in under an hour, allowing customers to shop while their phones are repaired.
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Report notes growth, advantages of mobile device trade-ins
Report notes growth, advantages of mobile device trade-ins
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US consumers received more than $2 billion for mobile device trade-ins last year as this ecosystem extended its record of growth, according to a report by HYLA Mobile. "Entities that are offering trade-in as a part of their upgrade experience have shown stronger customer retention and acquisition, increased sales of higher-margin products, and higher net promoter scores across the board," according to a HYLA Mobile statement on the report.
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UBreakiFix expands US footprint
UBreakiFix opened a store in Chesapeake, Va., this week. The company also recently opened locations in Twin Falls, Idaho, and Kearny, N.J.
GlobeNewswire/News Release (2/6),  The Times-News (Twin Falls, Idaho) (2/6),  GlobeNewswire/News Release (2/5) 
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Next wave of chargers focuses on OTA
Powermat is working on boosting wireless charging pad output from 15 watts to a maximum of 40 watts, which would dramatically improve charging speeds. Meanwhile, Energous, Ossia and Powercast are developing over-the-air wireless chargers, with Ossia's Cota Tile prototype allowing over-the-air charging at a 30-foot radius.
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Same dance. New audience.
2018 marks the 5th year where the device repair community unites to learn, network and grow. This event highlights exhibitors showcasing best of class in the aftercare of devices, wireless repair and reverse logistics. In addition, the EXPO will offer valuable workshop sessions for wireless industry business owners. Register today.
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A better way to handle tough business problems
It can be tempting when presented with a business problem to tackle it as quickly as possible or to put it off, but neither approach is ideal. Instead, gather information and give yourself time to think before deciding.
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5 steps to stop identity theft at tax time
Identity theft can cost thousands or even millions of dollars, and the threat is particularly acute during tax season. Sean Smith of Lehman College reviews five steps that small businesses can take to mitigate the danger, beginning with setting up a virtual private network.
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Wireless Repair Events
Big News! Wireless Repair EXPO 2018 is going back to Vegas!
Big News! Wireless Repair EXPO 2018 is going back to Vegas!
Join us March 26-29 for the 5th Annual Wireless Repair EXPO at CCA's 2018 Mobile Carriers Show, in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace. The Branding Network, producer of the EXPO, has partnered with CCA to bring you, once again, the best of class in wireless repair. Attend the business owner's workshop session, network with peers, and source parts and tools on the main show floor all under one roof! See you in Vegas, baby! Find out more.
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