AMOLED vs LCD – A Tale of Two Screens

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

It's a constant debate. AMOLED Displays feature remarkable colors, deep blacks and eye searing contrast ratios. IPS LCD Displays feature more subdued(though some would say more accurate) colors, better off-axis viewing angles and often times a brighter overall picture. With that being established, which screen is better? Samsung extensively utilizes AMOLED screens and pioneered their implementation [...]

Tech Talk – Nick Persinger

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tech Talk is a series highlighting a member of the Gophermods Family. We presented each of our technicians, managers and employees with 10 questions. These are their answers. Today our guest is Nick Persinger: Marketing and Social Media Coordinator 1. Where are you From?  I am from Hudson, Wisconsin, just across the Saint Croix! 2. What do [...]

Surge Protectors – Save Yourselves the Shock

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Special thanks to Ben Belew for writing this article and contributing.  Surge protectors offer some level of protection against power spikes. How much and how well varies considerably.  Surge protectors offer protection in amounts called joules.  A joule is the work required to produce one watt of power for one second.  A power surge is basically [...]

Tech Resolutions – Part 1: Space Saving

By | January 9th, 2017|Categories: Apple Valley iPad Repair, Uncategorized|

Tech Resolutions is a mini series aimed at enabling people to care for their device and to experience Technology in a positive way.  On iPhone or iPad, Simply press the "X" on the app you want to delete. The New Year is upon us and many people have some resolutions they’d like to implement in the [...]

The Consumer Electronics Show

By | January 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

It’s the beginning of the Tech New Year. The Consumer Electronics Show, commonly referred to as CES allows companies from all branches of technology to showcase forward looking concepts such as 8K Televisions, to the unveiling of new flagship products like the HTC Thunderbolt – the first true 4G LTE Smartphone for the United States. History [...]

Tech Talk – Ben K

By | January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tech Talk is a series highlighting a member of the Gophermods Family. We presented each of our technicians, managers and employees with 10 questions. These are their answers. Our next guest is Video Game Repair Guru and St. Anthony Assistant Manager, Benjamin K. 1. Where are you from? I am fron Keshena, WI, a small town [...]

Party Protection – Keep Your Tech Safe!

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

  You’re at a holiday party. Everything is going well. The eggnog is great, savory treats are everywhere and everyone is having a fantastic time. The night goes on, and everyone starts taking selfies. Phones start slipping out of hands, pockets get missed and gadgets hit the floor. While I hope this isn’t a scenario you are [...]

Tech Talk – Addison Cox

By | December 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tech Talk is a series highlighting a member of the Gophermods Family. We presented each of our technicians, managers and employees with 10 questions. These are their answers. Today our guest is Addison Cox: Regional Manager for Gophermods St. Anthony and Woodbury. 1. Where are you from? I grew up in Eagan, went to school in FL and [...]

Water and Phones – The Do’s and Don’ts

By | December 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

What to do when your phone takes a spill? It’s the absolute worst. We’ve all heard of the horrors of liquid damage. We’ve got do's and don'ts when your phone gets wet. 1. Turn off your phone! I know it is tempting to leave it on and try to use it, but don’t. Any electrical charge from [...]

Are All Chargers Created Equal?

By | December 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Forget your charger on that long trip you just left for? Stop in at any gas station or corner drug store and you’ll be sure to find chargers for only a few dollars. But what makes them cheaper than the chargers or cables you find at Best Buy, Target or Walmart? Which charger would you [...]