The Apple store is closed. Here’s where to get your fixes now.

The Apple store at The Summit. Photo via Bham Now

Although we hate to admit it, sometimes we can be clumsy. Either we drop our electronics or they have a mind of their own and simply stop working. Now that the Apple store at The Summit has temporarily closed, we’ve rounded up some local spots that can fix up your Apple products like new.

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9 highlights from a productive year in tech in Birmingham, including Ed Farm

Tim Cook meeting with Odessa Woolfolk, founding board chair of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Photo by Pat Byington

Despite ups and downs, 2020 has been a magical year for tech news in The Magic City. We took a look back to see some of the biggest tech events in Birmingham in 2020—including the announcement of Ed Farm.

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Birmingham CEO named in “100 Most Powerful Women In Technology 2020”

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Kimberly O’Loughlin, CEO, Therapy Brands. Photo via Analytics Insight

In their December 30, 2020 issue, Analytics Insight named Birmingham-based Therapy Brands CEO Kimberly O’Loughlin among their list of “The 100 Most Powerful Women In Technology 2020“. Here’s what we learned about Kimberly and Therapy Brands.

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New York-based HealNow Inc. to move to Birmingham thanks to Alabama Futures Fund

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HealNow, Inc. CEO Halston Prox. Photo via HealNow, Inc.

Say hello to Birmingham’s newest health tech startup. After a healthy investment from the Alabama Futures Fund, New York-based HealNow Inc. is planning to relocate their headquarters to The Magic City in Q1 of 2021. Here are all the deets!

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Watch the inaugural Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator Demo Day + Meet the Startups [Video]

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This year, Techstars brought their tech talent to Birmingham. Photo via Techstars on Facebook

On December 8th at 1PM, the inaugural class of the Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator participated in Demo Day, a culmination of 13 weeks of hard work. Didn’t get to watch the livestream? Don’t worry—we’ve got all the deets.

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Birmingham researchers lead the way in COVID-19 vaccine development

2020 is the year of the epidemiologist. Photo via @nci on Unsplash

If you’re spending much time online these days, you’re probably seeing a whole flood of information about potential COVID-19 vaccines. Southern Research is helping lead the way from right here in Birmingham, and they’re getting closer every day. Here’s what you need to know.

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Birmingham-based company Fleetio raises $21 million in funding

Fleetio in Downtown Birmingham. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

If you haven’t heard of Fleetio, you should probably get to know them. This Birmingham-based company is growing fast and was able to raise $21 million in a Series B round. Keep reading to learn more about this company to keep on your radar.

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U.S. Steel’s Fairfield Works launches new, advanced electric arc furnace facility

A worker standing near a steelmaking furnace. Photo via Kateryna Babaieva for Pexels

On October 20th, U.S. Steel in Fairfield commenced its first successful test of the new Electric Arc Furnace (EAF). But what is an EAF, and what does it mean for U.S. Steel in Fairfield? Here’s what we know.

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Overwhelmed with social media? Meet this Birmingham based movement helping you unplug

Meet the teen-led movement making social media habits healthier. Photo via Unsplash

Have you seen Netflix’s documentary The Social Dilemma? It’s an eye-opening take on tech and social media. If you were as shook as I was, let me introduce you to the local, teen-led social media movement called the “Log Off Movement”. Put them on your radar because in this day and age where we use social media around the clock, it’s important to have a healthy relationship with your phone. We talked with some of the Log Off Movement team to learn more.

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Stop the spread of COVID-19 from your phone? Yep, there’s an app for that

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We caught up with one of the first GuideSafe™ users to learn how it all works. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

One of the key tools to fight COVID-19 and slow its spread is right in your pocket. Developed by UAB experts in partnership with the Alabama Department of Health and available for iPhone and Android devices, the GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App is a simple way you can help fight COVID-19 in Alabama.

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Innovation Depot and Birmingham Promise to anchor redeveloped Ensley Ramsay-McCormack Building

Ramsay-McCormack Building in Ensley, October 4, 2020. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Dormant for three decades, plans to redevelop the historic Ramsay-McCormack Building in downtown Ensley and the surrounding business district and neighborhood are becoming a reality.

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Meet 10 startups in the inaugural 2020 Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator

Don’t think of this as sitting in a rigid classroom staring at a whiteboard. The accelerator is intensive, but it’s also fun and collaborative. Photo courtesy of Alabama Power.

When it comes to startups, technology, innovation and new ideas, Birmingham has been setting the standard as of late. Birmingham’s startup community is on the rise, and Techstars is part of that boom. Today, the global organization announced its inaugural class of participating startups in the 2020 Techstars Alabama EnergyTech Accelerator—let’s learn more!

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Are you a minority or woman business owner? Apply by Sept. 11 for the new Bronze Valley Accelerator

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Haley Medved Kendrick is the new director of Bronze Valley Accelerator. Photo via Haley Medved Kendrick

You’ve got a business and you want to grow it. You’re a woman, a person of color, an HBCU grad, LGBTQ+ and/or someone with a disability. Or maybe you’re an established entrepreneur who wants to help mentor these folks. Either way, you need to know about the Bronze Valley Accelerator. We talked to Haley Medved Kendrick, the new director, to find out more. Apply now before the September 11th deadline.

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