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Jake S.

Jake S.

Jake Sherman is a professional writer with a background in journalism. He is fascinated by home appliances and how they work. He enjoys breaking down complex topics and explaining them in interesting ways. He has been a Puls staff writer for two years. When he's not writing, he enjoys trotting around the globe, trying unfamiliar foods, and testing unmarked doors to see if they're locked.

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iPhone Stuck on Apple Logo? Here’s How to Restart It

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve got a device with a flashing Apple logo sitting in the palm of your hand right now. First things first: relax – we’ve got your back. 

65 Inch TV Wall Mounts: Everything You Need to Know

Regardless of what your friends and family might say, if you think you need a 65 inch television to re-watch Downton Abbey for the third time, then by golly, that’s what you need. 

iPhone Unresponsive? Here’s How to Fix It

Unlike that person you messaged on a dating app, if your iPhone won’t respond to you, there’s something you can do about it. Whether you’ve got a black screen, an app is frozen, or the thing simply won’t turn on, there are a number of causes that could make an iPhone unresponsive – and a number of ways to fix it. 

How to Reset an iPhone Without a Passcode (and Computer)

One good thing about owning an iPhone is that you can be sure that your data is very secure, as long as you have a passcode in place. If someone gets ahold of your phone, they can theoretically make use of it, but only after all the data has been deleted—which means the photos of you doing that silly pose in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa will never be seen by the public eye (it’s better that way, really). 

How to Install a Ceiling Fan: a DIY Guide So Simple, Anyone Can Do It

Get ready to be blown away by science: ceiling fans are cheaper to run and are significantly more energy efficient than air conditioning.

Rug Cleaning, Uncovered: Our Comprehensive Guide to Sparkling Carpets

Whether you own a home or just want the deposit back when your rental contract is up, pretty much everyone can agree that it’s a good idea to invest a little bit in your carpets every now and again. That’s why Americans spend $5 billion a year on carpet cleaning. After all, carpet stains can’t be swept under the rug – literally or metaphorically. 

Same Day TV Mounting: What are Your Options?

Autumn is nearly here, and with fans gearing up for 2019’s sports season as well as the impending lineup of fresh television shows, it’s prime time for TV mounting. It’s not unreasonable to want that spanking new 4K ultra-HD set up on your wall on time to catch the big game or the newest episode of your favorite show – the stellar display and endless smart capabilities make for a better viewing experience than ever before. 

Furniture Assembly Services: Which is Right for You?

Furniture assembly for IKEA products is such a nightmare that it’s become something of a running joke these days. Some people even blame IKEA for ending their relationships—and while we suspect they may have had their problems to begin with, a little part of us can’t help but wonder whether a company that puts out products with names like PÖANG and EKTORP might not have a bit of a sadistic streak.

All Your Smartphone Troubles, Resolved

There’s a good reason why the Notorious B.I.G.’s lyric didn’t go, “More smartphones, more problems” (besides the fact that smartphones hadn’t been invented in 1996). On the whole, it’s pretty clear that smartphones are a net gain—they help you do anything from navigate a city, to control your smart home, to find a person to fix a broken refrigerator. Believe it or not, you can even make a phone call on one.  

Phone Repair at Home: Why Puls Makes it Even Easier

Broken phone? We sympathize—after all, who hasn’t been down that bumpy road before? If a shattered phone screen or dead iPhone battery has you singing the blues, hang in there—a ray of sunshine just might be peeking from between the clouds. 

What Can a Handyman Do? (Here's a List of Handyman Services)

There are plenty of things that are hard to get a hold of in 2019 – telephone books, Beanie Babies, teenagers who don’t lump Britney Spears into the “oldies” category. And, until recently, it may have felt like it was just as tough to find capable handyman services today. We’re about as passionate about technology as anyone, but even we get nostalgic every once in a while wondering if knowing one’s way around a toolbox is a lost art. 

Find the Best TV Mounting Bracket for the Ideal Viewing Experience

If you’ve been looking at the different TV mounting brackets on the market, it will come as no big surprise that there have been major leaps in the construction, style, and functionality of TV wall mounts available for purchase. 

Nest Cam Setup Problems? Here’s How to Fix Them Fast

So you’ve purchased a new Nest cam and are raring to get it up and going. First off, pat yourself on the back. You’ve made a great choice – the Nest cam is unbeatable when it comes to keeping an eye on your home’s security from anywhere in the world, and has a laundry list of smart capabilities including sending alerts directly to your phone, and even allowing to you talk and listen to people at home via the camera’s mic and speaker system.

LG Washing Machine Repair: Best Options Near Me?

We can fix any brand of washing machine – but even though our expert technicians are versatile, we still consider ourselves specialists when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of each type.

The Ultimate Guide to Smart Camera & Thermostat Installation

Pretty much every element of your household can be enhanced with home automation these days – from a camera-equipped smart refrigerator that lets you peek inside via your smartphone to help create a shopping list while you’re out of the house, to smart lighting systems that illuminate your space in a myriad of dazzling, fully customizable options. You can even control your entire smart home network with a voice-driven smart assistant such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home. 

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