Bad battery life? Read this complete guide

Every year or so, a flurry of articles come out with data showing that bad battery life is the #1 concern for smartphone owners. Looking through Orchard’s customer support data, we’re not surprised— about 1/4 of the questions we get from prospective buyers mention battery life as a concern when buying a used iPhone. These […]

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This underused iPhone feature
could help save your life

It’s a fear we probably all share— being caught alone in a crisis situation, maybe knocked unconscious or otherwise unable to speak with rescuers. While we can’t protect ourselves from everything, we can do our best to plan ahead if something like this happens. If you’re unconscious, your phone can be a vital source of health […]

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iPhone vs Android

iPhone vs Android: The Essential Guide

We all love a good rivalry. Everyone gets to pick a side and stick to it with almost dogmatic fervor. It seems like rivalries exist in every nook and cranny of the world; sports rivalries, sibling rivalries, college rivalries, celebrity rivalries. Even Springfield has Shelbyville. In the world of mobile phones, two giants stand in opposition: […]

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Print from an iPhone using AirPrint

We spend more and more time on our phones. The world is fast becoming not only digital, but almost completely mobile. Still, there is sometimes value in having a hard copy. But if you’re on your iPhone, it isn’t always clear how to do it. Fear not. The iPhone does have the ability to print, […]

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free up iPhone space

How to Free Up iPhone Space

If you’re constantly taking photos and downloading new apps on your iPhone, you may quickly run out of space. But did you know there’s a few other culprits on your device that are taking up more space than they should? Before you force yourself to part with apps and photos you would rather keep, take […]

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iPhone repair

iPhone Repair: Quick and simple fixes

There is nothing more universal than that sinking feeling after you’ve broken something important. It’s that uh oh, this is going to be expensive stomach drop that has followed mankind from stone tools all the way up to our prized smartphones. All hope isn’t lost just yet, there might be a chance to use some […]

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unlocked phones

Unlocked Phones: The Definitive Guide

There seems to be a weird mystique around unlocked phones. We all kind of know, somehow, that having an unlocked phone is better than having a locked phone. I mean, consumer rights groups are even pushing for all phones to be sold unlocked. Carriers seem against it. And us little guys are caught somewhere in […]

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