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Show Your Phone To Pay At Starbucks

January 19th, 2011 No comments

As of today, you can now pay at any U.S. Starbucks by having the barista scan your iPhone.

This is how it works:

You download the free iOS (or Blackberry) Starbucks app and fill up your Starbucks card with credit (like any other Starbucks card.) The app then displays a barcode that the barista scans and voila!

Not of fan of Starbucks and their new Trenta cup? This kind of technology is so easy to use that I’m sure other chain coffee shops will only be a year or two behind. Will this make paying for your coffee at Peet’s easier? Yes, but they’ll still take their sweet time making it.

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MacBook Keyboard/Trackpad Not Working After Liquid Spill

November 1st, 2010 No comments

Symptom: The trackpad and/or some of the keyboard keys are not working after a liquid spill on your MacBook. Everything else seems to work fine. You can use an external keyboard and mouse, just not the built-in keyboard or trackpad.

Likely Cause: The top case, which includes the trackpad and keyboard, has most likely been damaged by the liquid spill. Connectors can become corroded or chips on the trackpad can short out causing these to loose functionality. Sometimes this may happen a few days after the spill as the corrosion can take some time to break down connectors.

Macs Affected: White and Black MacBooks

Solutions: 9 times out of 10 the top case can just be replaced and everything will be good as new. The new top case includes the palm rest, trackpad, keyboard and power button. MyService stocks this part and the turnaround time is usually within 24hrs.

If the liquid spill was more severe, damage may have been done to the logic board itself. If the logic board has been damaged, we can diagnose and repair the issue.

When MyService installs the new top case, we check for any other liquid exposure to other parts and will clean the area at no extra charge.

[ New MacBook Top Cases ] [ MacBook Diagnostics & Repairs ]