Visionary Computer and iPhone Battery Replacement

Visionary Computer and iPhone Battery Replacement

Apple recently released a statement regarding iPhone batteries and performance. In that statement, they offered reduced pricing on battery replacements for qualifying iPhones during the year 2018. Without getting into specifics, Apple’s pricing is well below our costs. Apple can afford to subsidize the battery replacement in their own stores, unfortunately we can not. We are however reducing our iPhone battery replacement pricing down to just $79.95 including parts, labor, and testing.

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Visionary Computer's 2017 Top 10 Holiday Gift Guide

Visionary Computer's 2017 Top 10 Holiday Gift Guide

We’re about to celebrate our first Holiday Season in our new store! To help make it merry and bright, our elves have been hard at work curating the very best in Apple technology products. The list below is a sampling of our favorites and, at least as of when we sent this email, they are all in stock and ready for immediate sale. We’ve got great items at nearly every price point. So please stop by and see how Visionary Computer, your local hometown Apple Premier Partner, can help make you the hero of your holidays.

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Visionary Free Workshops Return!

Visionary Free Workshops Return!

Visionary Computer is happy to bring back our free, open to the public, Technology Workshops, now with four different course offerings. Each workshop has about 40 minutes of presentation followed by about 20 minutes of Q&A. The workshops take place on Saturday mornings at 9am promptly in our beautiful new showroom. We encourage customers to bring their own laptop (Mac workshops) or iOS device (iOS workshops) to ensure you get the most out of your own Apple products. A limited number of Visionary Computer owned Macs will be available on a first come first served bases if you don’t have your own.

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It’s time to Upgrade your older iPad

It’s time to Upgrade your older iPad

Those of you who know me know that I’m not the kind of person who pushes upgrading unless there is very good reason. I believe that every device has a life cycle and that so long as your device is still technologically capable, there is no reason to replace it. Apple makes wonderful products which last a good long time. They are reliable and relatively durable which sometimes is both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is that their long life gives you excellent value for your money. The curse is that…

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Sale Rack

Sale Rack

As we have grown, so have the opportunities to provide new types of products. Today we not only sell brand new, we also have a robust offering of steeply discounted pre-owned devices. And it’s not just limited to pre-owned. Our showroom has effectively one of everything out for demonstration and when Apple refresh the lineup, we sell our demo units at steep discounts. We also occasionally get some close-out or leftover devices, many of which are brand new in sealed boxes for hundreds of dollars off the normal retail price. Want an Apple watch for $179? How about an iPad for $199? Or maybe a sealed 512GB Touch Bar MacBook Pro for $400 below the new price? If so, check out our Sale Rack.

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Retina screen “flaking”off, we’ve got the free fix…

Retina screen “flaking”off, we’ve got the free fix…

The Retina screen found on today’s MacBook and MacBook Pro model Macs is a super high resolution display that provides crisp contrast and remarkable colors. Since the Retina Display replaced the old “high-res anti-glare” display, they had to invent a way of reducing as much glare as possible. Apple solved this quandary by coating the Retina Display’s with a new anti-glare coating technology. Unfortunately some users have encountered a problem where the anti-glare coating would effectively flake or peel off the screen, even when the display was cared for properly. Thankfully Apple, being a premium customer service company, has launched a replacement program for customers who’s computers are affected by this issue.

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Internet Browsing and Security

Internet Browsing and Security

Computers have become the most common way to share and consume information. Whether on social media, news websites, or email we are surrounded with links vying for our attention. In this article I’m going to review internet security and how to tell if a website is legitimate or not.  Please note that while I will give some specific examples not every case is the same and what you see or experience may not match exactly. Often while browsing news feeds like Yahoo, or Facebook you will come across links to external webpages. Sometimes these are shared by friends or provided by the website creator, but some of them are ads placed by the highest bidder.

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Apple Introduces iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K

Apple Introduces iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K

At its highly anticipated product announcement event at the new Steve Jobs Theater, Apple didn’t disappoint. The big news was the revolutionary iPhone X, which eliminates the Home button and unlocks by recognizing your face. Apple also announced the evolutionary iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus; a cellular-capable Apple Watch Series 3; and the Apple TV 4K, which supports 4K HDR video. The company said that iOS 11 and watchOS 4 would ship on September 19th, and later noted that macOS 10.13 High Sierra would arrive September 25th.

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