What's The Biggest Repair Your Computer Has Ever Needed?

The other day I went to the Apple Store to pick up my computer and I felt like a celebrity. The person assigned to help me ran over and asked enthusiastically if I was Lily Newman. I nodded and immediately assumed that he recognised my name from Gizmodo and was about to tell me how quippy and brilliant I am. Because that totally happens to me all the time. Instead he produced my laptop, grinned at me, and said, “This laptop had so much wrong with it.”

How To Not Get Ripped Off By Your Mechanic

Even if it doesn’t come with 470HP and Wi-Fi connectivity, your car is the biggest and most expensive gadget you own. And unless you trade your vehicle in as often as your MacBook, keeping that ride in peak operating condition is absolutely vital to keeping repair costs down over its lifespan.

The Most And Least Repairable Tablets On The Market

The world is awash with tablets, but if you’re a nerd who likes to tinker, it’s important that you buy one that isn’t too tricky to take apart, repair and upgrade. Fortunately, iFixit has released a list which ranks tablets according to their repairability.

How To Fix Your iPhone 5's Crappy Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi works fine for most iPhone 5 users. It was fine in our tests. But a lot of people have been complaining that the Wi-Fi is awful and can’t hold a signal. This should fix that right up for you.

Apple Wants You To Reset Your iPhone Before Hitting The Genius Bar

There must be an enormous amount of iPhone-related idiocy showing up at the Genius Bar, because now, before Apple will allow you to make a reservation, the company prompts you to kindly reset your phone.

Giz Explains: How Duct Tape Fixes The World

Duct tape solves just about any problem — at least for a little while. Busted bumpers, cracked bins and an endless list of other household fractures can be repaired with duct tape. But how did we come up with this miracle on a spool? And what makes one product so good at so much home improvement?

Can You Sue Apple Over A Broken iPhone Screen?

When a group of iPhone 4 owners realised their screens were broken, they did what angry American mobs do best, and rallied together for a class action to take Apple to court. They sued over misrepresentations allegedly made by Apple in relation to the strength of the device’s screen glass. Today, these idiots and their case were thrown out of court faster than you can say your favourite expletive.

Why You Really Need AppleCare On Your Retina Display MacBook Pro

Apple’s retina display MacBook Pro may well be the platonic ideal of a portable computer: it’s fast, it’s thin, it’s brilliantly realised. Oh, and it’s a gigantic, expensive pain in the arse to fix yourself.

Bending Over Backwards For The Broken Printer I Refuse To Replace

There are a lot of lazy ways I’ll avoid dealing with one gadget problem or another: I stream all my TV shows through my iPad because I can’t get around to setting up the 17-inch Sony that’s been boxed up in my closet since I moved apartments last summer. When one lamp stops working — and I don’t mean the bulb goes out, I mean there is something wrong with the lamp itself, a chronic situation I’ll save for another post — I’ll put off seeking repair and make do with a dim desk area.

The Future Of Pothole Repair Is Silly Putty

Fixing a hole in a road should be easy — but the fact that our nation’s highways are littered with potholes is testament to the fact that it’s not quite as straightforward as it sounds. But a new solution, inspired by silly putty, could make our streets much smoother in the future.