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The Puls team is incredibly passionate about our service and our customers. So much so that we want to share our insights on TV mounting, garage door repair, appliance repair and more with the general public. Look to The Beat for advice and tips on a wide variety of in-home topics, and hopefully you'll learn a thing or two.

Recent Posts:

iPhone 8 Troubleshooting: The Biggest Dos and Don'ts

When the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced alongside the higher-end iPhone X, they obviously gained less attention. Both iPhone 8 models were merely perceived as the natural successors of the iPhone 7, while X marked the future. In terms of design, the glass back was the only major differentiator between generations 7 and 8.

  • 9 min read
  • 01/30/18

How to Fix Common Google Home Connectivity Issues

Google Home is almost like having a super intelligent, tech-savvy and highly obedient pet around the house. When this smart speaker performs well, it makes you feel as if there’s another conscious being in your living room. It lets you interact with Google services using voice commands alone, listening to answers rather than reading them. All you have to do is say “OK, Google” and it listens.

  • 7 min read
  • 01/21/18

The Big Picture: A Glimpse into the Future of Smart TVs

The CES, the annual gathering of the consumer electronics industry held every January in Vegas, has just ended. Though there were also ultra-thin laptops, smart fridges, autonomous cars, next-gen cameras, gaming devices and other cool gadgets, TVs always reigns supreme on the CES show floors. The trade show gives us a glimpse into the future of smart TVs, or at least what big screen innovations the major manufacturers are betting their development budgets on.

  • 6 min read
  • 01/15/18

iPhone 7 Troubleshooting: Common Problems & Their Easy Fixes

Welcome to our iPhone 7 troubleshooting page. For those of us lucky enough to have experienced them, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are considered great smartphones that deserve a place in the handset hall of fame. Yes, there were some glitches and irregularities when they first came out around mid-September 2016. However, many of those iPhone 7 problems were directly connected to the iOS 10.0 release that took place only a few days prior to the phone’s release. Today, after many updates, those initial problems have been solved but there are still some common iPhone 7 disturbances that you may be experiencing. The good news is that there are a lot of iPhone 7 troubleshooting tips to help solve those issues.   Use coupon code "TAKE10" to get 10% OFF!

  • 7 min read
  • 01/05/18

Built to Last: How to Reboot iPhone 6 & DFU Mode Explained

For many iPhone aficionados, number six is the charm. First introduced back in late 2014, the iPhone 6 is a strong machine that’s built to last. As we approach 2018, the iPhone 6 is still very relevant, extremely popular and widely used.  However, as phones get older, problems surface more frequently. If it’s acting up, a simple reboot can sometimes do wonders for your phone. Stay tuned for a detailed explanation on how to reboot iPhone 6. Other times you will need to enter iPhone 6 DFU mode. This will also be explained below.   Use coupon code "TAKE10" to get 10% OFF!

  • 9 min read
  • 12/22/17

Don't Hang it Out to Dry: How to Quickly Fix a Wet iPhone

We care for them and do our best to protect them, yet sometimes it seems as if the entire world is out to get them. Whenever they slip out of our hands our heart skips a beat, and each fall feels even worse when water is involved. I’m talking about our iPhones, of course.

  • 9 min read
  • 12/15/17

How to Reboot iPhone 7 & When to Enter iPhone 7 DFU Mode

Your iPhone 7/7 Plus is a great machine. No headphone jack, no home button, and a tightly sealed body make it highly resistant to dust and water. According to Puls data gathered by our technicians, the iPhone 7 is built to last. Unless there was an incident that resulted in broken parts (the screen is the usual suspect), the iPhone 7 generally doesn’t require any hardware maintenance. Software glitches and failures, on the other hand, are a different story. Here’s how to reboot iPhone 7 and other actions you should consider when your software starts acting up.   Use coupon code "TAKE10" to get 10% OFF!

  • 8 min read
  • 12/11/17

iPhone 6 Struggles? Try Our iPhone 6 Troubleshooting Guide

Like that friendship bracelet, you’re still wearing from sixth grade or that threadbare Party of Five t-shirt that you inexplicably continue to risk in the laundry machine, your iPhone 6 is, for better or worse, pretty much a permanent fixture in your life now.

  • 7 min read
  • 11/30/17

Stop Buying Cheap iPhone Chargers! Why It Matters

Apple sometimes gets a bad rap in the repair realm. They’re notoriously heavy-handed with authorized service providers and remain reluctant towards third-party repair. The same holds true for even the most basic Apple accessories, such as your iPhone charger. By shutting out unauthorized suppliers,  Apple is sometimes seen as control freaks. Moreover - they may be alienating the most important party in this whole paradigm - you, the device owner. Say your iPhone’s not charging, or you want a new portable iPhone charger. You go online and find a cheap iPhone 6 charger that seems to fit all the requirements. Just before you’re tempted to hit that “Order Now” button - take a moment to think about it. Why are Apple Authorized Providers selling the same gear at higher prices?

  • 7 min read
  • 11/29/17

How Waterproof is My Smartphone? The Answer Might Surprise You

If you own any of the later iPhone, Galaxy, or other water-resistant smartphones such as the iPhone 8 or Galaxy S8, you’ve probably asked yourself, “Is my phone really waterproof?”

  • 6 min read
  • 11/14/17

Power to the People: Our 2017 Wireless Charging Guide

It’s probably a safe assumption that pretty much everyone would like to have wireless phone charging. After all, who likes a cable? They get in the way and cramp your style. In fact, there’s an entire service devoted to organizing cables so that people can pretend they don’t exist.

  • 4 min read
  • 11/08/17

Houston Turns to Technology After Hurricane Harvey

In the aftermath of hurricane Harvey, Houston’s startup community turns to smartphones and other technology to help speed up the recovery process. Houston phone repair doubles as a direct result of the disaster.

  • 5 min read
  • 10/30/17

Here’s the Skinny on iOS 11: Everything You Need to Know

Sure, pre-orders have begun for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, but they’re not going to be delivered until who knows when and we need something to do now.

  • 9 min read
  • 10/30/17

Puls Partners with Google to Expand Repair Services for Google Pixel

Puls Technologies, Inc., the rapid-response services platform for smart devices, today announced significant growth in its partnership with Google, expanding Puls repair services for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones to cities all across America, and adding repair services for Google’s highly anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones.

  • 3 min read
  • 10/23/17

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