Category Archives: General PR

Buying a Used Smartphone: How to Spot a Scammer

Avoid Scammers

“Gently Used,” “Pre-Owned,” and “Second-Hand” are all terms that people are typically wary of when purchasing a smartphone. But it’s not the “used” aspect of the phones that should make buyers cautious—it’s the potential scams they might face in the buying process. Quick reminder: Device Pitstop Maple Grove has smartphone buy/sell services you can trust. […]

The Scariest Tablet Repair Mistakes

iPad Repair

A broken tablet makes it impossible to work, stream, shop, or participate in social media, which quickly becomes inconvenient and frustrating for you. Even more inconvenient, though, is ignoring the problem with your tablet and allowing it to worsen before taking it to a professional. The good news is—most tablet damage is repairable and affordable, […]

How to Choose the Best Local Phone Repair Shop—And Why It’s So Important

iPhone Repair

Knowing who to call when you need smartphone repair can save you a lot of time and money. And now during quarantine, with the uncertainty of some Apple shops opening while others remain closed, the hunt for an available local phone repair shop can certainly weigh you down. Googling “repair shop near me” or “phone […]

Students: What to Do When Your Laptop Breaks

laptop repair

School is back in session – and you’re already exhausted. Chances are, your laptop or desktop is too. Even if you’ve invested in a MacBook 15” Pro with a packed RAM of 16 GB, that space fills up quickly with Zoom Meetings, study guides, and PowerPoint slides. And when you’re not running out of storage, […]

Minnesota Schools Are Going Viral

On Monday, August 24th, the University of Minnesota announced it’s two week delay for Fall Move-In and keeping classes online during this period. The U of M President says this delay is for the better, and that in doing so this would provide additional time to evaluate new and emerging testing guidance, and would allow […]

Less “stuff,” more of what your sweetie will appreciate this Valentine’s Day – here’s how

Giant teddy bears, roses, chocolates in heart-shaped boxes – all cute trinkets, sure. But does anyone really need those things? With the world’s landfills overflowing with one-time-use “stuff,” more Americans are making a conscious effort to reduce their consumption of unnecessary items. And while gifts wrapped in red heart paper are one way to say, […]

Welcome the New Year by Making a “New-To-You” Resolution

Making a “New-To-You” Resolution One of the biggest news stories of 2019 was that recycling is no longer the panacea Americans believed it to be. Much of what is put into our recycling bins is no longer being recycled, but is instead piling up in landfills. With the new year upon us, it’s time to […]

2019 Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA) Entrepreneurship Competition – Brooklyn Park

Device Pitstop’s Brad Swenson was honored to participate in the 3rd year of the Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA) Entrepreneurship Competition or better known as the “Shark Tank Event”.  This year’s teams included the following:   Water Fighter, Insta-Order, Cafe4U, Grid-Iron, Quick Lacing Boots, On-Time, Rise, Alpha-Fits and Alarm4U.    The judges selected Grid-Iron as the winner […]