Optical Zoom vs Digital Zoom

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Optical Zoom vs Digital Zoom. Optical zoom physically magnifies the subject without negatively impacting photo quality. (Photo by Michael H) We’ve all endured it. Looking at our Facebook newsfeeds after a holiday or big family event: Grainy photos and videos are the bane of our social media existence: photos that should not exist but [...]

Tech Talk – Casey O’Connor

By | December 5th, 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 Casey O'Connor: Regional Manager for Gophermods Apple Valley, Eagan and Plymouth.   1.Where are you from? I grew up in a small town called Elkhorn [...]

5 Smart Tech Gift Ideas Under $50 – Holiday Season 2016

By | December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

  Technology and the Holiday shopping season go together like Chocolate and Peanut Butter. You can’t have one without the other(these days it seems). If you are struggling to find a good gift without making your wallet cry, I’ve got 5 gift ideas under $50 for your Smart Technology world. All pricing is current as of Sunday [...]

Apple Fixing iPhone 6 Plus with Touch Disease for $149

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Apple quietly started offering repairs for the Touch Disease that has been affecting large numbers of iPhone 6's and 6 Plus. Photo by: iFixit While Apple has not officially called it that, and has denied claims that they are at fault for the issue, they have begun offering the repair at $149 for iPhone 6 [...]

Opinion – Apple is not for Pros

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

This is an opinion about Apple's direction with Pro Consumers with the revelation of the New Macbook Pro. Apple unveiled their new line of Macbook Pros with much fanfare. After having Adobe among other content creation companies step forward and show their wares, many were left scratching their heads about Apple's direction and vision for professional [...]

Tech Talk – Matthew F.

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tech Talk is a bi-weekly 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 participant is Matthew F, assistant store manager at Gophermods Woodbury and guest blog contributor. 1. Where are you from? Matt F operates his HTC [...]

Return Your Galaxy Note 7. Here’s How.

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you have a Note 7, Gophermods is not offering repairs on Note 7 and encourages you to return it.  With Samsung officially taking Galaxy Note 7 off of life support, the saga of 2016's largest tech debacle is over. The FAA has banned the phones from being brought on planes, and the Consumer Product Safety [...]

Google’s 2016 Hardware Event: 3 Things You Should Know.

By | October 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

This article was written by guest contributor Matthew F, Assistant Manager of Gophermods, Plymouth Google’s largest hardware reveal has come and gone. And it has given the tech world a ton to talk about. But what does this all mean for you? Someone who isn’t skipping Monday night football to read the latest in tech journals. [...]

Tech Talk – Casey P

By | October 10th, 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. Our 2nd Tech Talk Participant is our owner and founder; Casey P. Where are you from? I am originally from Franklin Park, IL but I was raised in South [...]

IP68: What it Means for You and Your Phone

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

We’ve seen it on the advertisements. The Galaxy S5 brought it to the mainstream with people rinsing the phone off in sinks. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge took it a step further with champagne baths and dives into a fish tank. It’s a main selling point of the newest Galaxy Phone: water resistance. It [...]