For once, Apple is making it easier to fix your broken iPhone screen

Here’s something you don’t read every day: Apple is making it easier to fix your broken iPhone 13. It’s a rare instance of Apple backtracking from one of its hostile moves towards the right to repair. When the iPhone 13 was released, repair specialists and enthusiasts quickly realized that changing the display would stop Face ID — you know, the phone’s most important security feature — from working completely. In order to maintain Face ID functionality, repair shops would have to remove a tiny c...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook tells the press he owns crypto and It’s something Apple is ‘Looking At’

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tells the Press He Owns Crypto and It’s Something Apple Is ‘Looking At’. The cryptocurrency economy has been on a tear and recently captured $3 trillion in value this week as bitcoin and a number of other crypto-assets reached all-time price highs. The value of the crypto economy is now more than $500 billion larger than the market capitalization of Apple. Cook also said that he has been interested in Crypto for a while and researches the subject.
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A Bitcoin Mine In Navajo Nation Flares Tensions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Just outside of Shiprock, New Mexico, on land belonging to the Navajo Nation, a Bitcoin mine owned and operated by a Canadian investment company consumes seven megawatts of power each month -- enough to power 19,600 homes. The operation is run by a firm called WestBlock Capital and mines between 23 and 25 bitcoins per month, equivalent to roughly $1.4 to $1.6 million USD, with a majority of its power coming from renewable solar energy. Accord...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Motherboard, Navajo Nation, Dine, Calgary Alberta, Puente, Shiprock New Mexico, Jonathan Nez, WestBlock Capital, Navajo Tribal Utility Authority NTUA, Tyler Puente

Apple's original computer fetches $400,000 at US auction

The still functioning wood-cased Apple-1 was built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs back in 1976.
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Apple yields to demands to make iPhone 13 display repairs easier

Apple has promised to end a restriction that made it difficult for a third-party repair service to replace the display on an iPhone 13.
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Apple relents to make iPhone 13 display repairs easier

Apple has promised to end a restriction that made it difficult for a third-party repair service to replace the display on an iPhone 13.
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A digital decade for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia’s digital decade is here. Technology has been critical in helping Southeast Asians get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as the latest eConomy Southeast Asia report shows, the digital economy is poised to play an even bigger role in the region’s future than we had imagined.Last year, we saw Southeast Asia’s resilience in the face of the pandemic, as people turned to the internet to meet their everyday needs in new ways. This year’s report — published today by Google, Temasek and...
Tags: Google, Asia, Small Business, Southeast Asia, Entrepreneurs, Asia Pacific, Bain Company, Stephanie Davis, Google in Asia, Next Billion Users, Google Temasek

Microsoft’s $249 Surface Laptop SE aims to outclass Google’s Chromebooks

“If you want something done right, do it yourself,” the saying goes. That’s the strategy Microsoft appears to be taking with its new Surface Laptop SE, by far the cheapest PC the company has ever made (the excellent Surface Laptop Go started at $549). It’s a shot across the bow to Google’s Chromebooks, with which Microsoft is taking matters into its own hands, rather than relying exclusively on partners making budget devices. For years, Microsoft has tried to stave off Chrome OS’ increasing pres...
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Judge Says Apple Has Until December 9 to Make App Store Change Letting Developers Link to Alternate Payment Methods

Following a virtual hearing earlier today, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has denied Apple's request to delay the implementation of a permanent injunction that will require Apple to make significant App Store changes. As part of the judgement in the Apple v. Epic lawsuit, Judge Gonzalez Rogers is requiring Apple to allow developers to add in-app links to outside websites, paving the way for alternate payment options that do not require developers to use the in-app purchase system. In the origi...
Tags: Apple, Epic, Antitrust, App Store, Cupertino, Epic Games, Gonzalez, Ninth Circuit, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Epic Games vs. Apple, Gonzalez Rogers, Rogers Apple

Zillow raced to catch up with Opendoor in a secret initiative called ‘Project Ketchup’: Report

Zillow may have damaged relationships with repair contractors in its race to gain market share from rival iBuyers, Business Insider reports.
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Apple can’t delay App Store payment changes, judge rules in Epic Games case

On Tuesday, a federal judge in Oakland rejected Apple's motion for a stay that would delay the change, meaning that it will go into effect in December. #epicgames
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The First Cracks In Sony's PS5 Firmware

Over the weekend, the hacking group Fail0verflow claimed to have obtained PS5 root keys allow them to decrypt the console's firmware. "Additionally, Andy Nguyen (a security engineer at Google who's better known under his handle, theflow0) managed to access the PS5's debug settings menu on a retail PS5 over the weekend, too," adds The Verge. Is this the first steps towards jailbreaking Sony's latest console? The Verge's Chaim Gartenberg reports: The two exploits are particularly notable due to th...
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Everything New in iOS 15.2 Beta 2: Legacy Contacts, Hide My Email Improvements, and More

Apple today released the second beta of an upcoming iOS 15.2 update to developers for testing purposes, and the software update adds quite a few new features. This guide highlights everything new that we've found in the second iOS 15.2 beta. Legacy Contacts With Legacy Contacts, you can set a trusted person to be able to access your Apple ID and your data (or "Digital Legacy") after you die. The person that you designate as your contact can access your photos, messages, notes, files, conta...
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Slashdot Asks: Which Bookmark Manager Is Your Favorite?

In case you missed it, Google officially ended support for its Bookmarks service on September 30, 2021. But fear not, you can still export your bookmarks if you haven't already. Long-time Slashdot reader GPS Pilot writes: Google has dropped support for yet another one of its services. If you're like me, you don't visit Google Bookmarks very often, so you're not aware that Google dropped support on September 30th, 2021. The service still had its uses -- like being able to access a collection of b...
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Disney+ Will Slash Your HDTV's Black Bars With IMAX Digital Update

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Disney+'s next major app update, coming to all devices later this week, continues the service's latest efforts to please nitpicky A/V obsessors with a new screen ratio format meant to fill more of your HDTV screen in a way that filmmakers originally intended. "IMAX Digital" is coming to all devices that support Disney+ starting this Friday as part of the service's "Disney+ Day" promotion. This "17.1:9" format will land exclusively on 13 Marv...
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An Apple-1 computer hand-built by Jobs and Wozniak sells for $400,000

An original, working Apple-1 computer, designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, was sold at an auction today in Monrovia, California for $400,000. The same computer, of which only 200 were made in the early 1970s, was sold for $666.66 in 1976. — Read the rest
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U.S. Judge Skeptical of Apple's Request for Pause of 'Fortnite' Antitrust Orders

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday questioned whether Apple Inc needs a potentially years-long pause on orders she issued in an antitrust case...
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26 best tech gifts for women that she'll love this holiday season

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Fitbit Versa 3 makes a great gift for women who want a fitness tracker that doubles as a smartwatch. Fitbit Tech products make great gifts for anyone and everyone - including the women in your life. Ahead of Black Friday, we've found some incredibly useful tech gifts that will best fit her life and style. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever t...
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How To Win Listings With Photos You Haven’t Taken Yet

The pandemic has brought about changes to our industry on so many levels, including a few benefits that have come as a surprise. I’ve previously written about the unexpected benefits of remote closings, so now I’d like to share the changes I’ve seen in luxury listings—both marketing them and winning over sellers so they list with you. We have all become used to high-resolution photos as the norm for showcasing luxury properties, but something changed when buyers needed to rely more on photos dur...
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Apple Drops Device Trade-In Prices in the U.S.

Apple today updated its iPhone trade-in site, dropping the maximum trade-in prices of almost all of its trade-in options. Trading in the iPhone 12 Pro Max, for example, will now net you $700, $90 less than it was worth yesterday. With Apple's trade-in program, customers can send in their old devices and receive an Apple gift card that can be put toward the purchase of a new device. Apple regularly adjusts trade-in pricing, and the new amounts for iPhones are listed below. iPhone 12 Pro M...
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Why Elon Musk should build a nuclear fusion reactor in Texas

Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are about two-thirds of the way to producing excess power with a nuclear fusion reactor. If you didn’t just leap out of your seat, that’s okay. The science community’s been teasing fusion for decades and, like a lot of technologies, it’s always about another decade away. But here’s the thing: this time really is different. There are numerous fusion projects closing in on “ignition,” the point where a reactor produces more power than it ta...
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Cyber Monday 2021 isn't until November 29, but early tech deals are already available from Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Cyber Monday is well known for its excellent online tech deals, and this year we expect no different. The massive deal holiday isn't until November 29, but we're already seeing low prices on items like TVs, headphones, speakers, and gaming accessories.To help you prepare for the event, we rounded up some key details and buying advice rela...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Deals, Cyber Monday, Gaming, TV, Microsoft, Audio, Trends, Walmart, Tech Deals, Headphones, Amazon Echo, Amazon Best, Tech Accessories, Eshop

Tim Cook: Users Who Want To Sideload Apps Can Use Android

Amid a heightened amount of scrutiny and tension surrounding the App Store and how users download and install apps on the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook said today that customers who wish to sideload apps should consider purchasing an Android device as the experience offered by the iPhone maximizes their security and privacy. From a report: Speaking at The New York Times "DealBook" summit, Cook said that customers currently already have a choice between wanting a secure and protected platform or an ...
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Jony Ive Discusses Steve Jobs, Continued Work With Apple, Wearables and More

Former Apple design chief Jony Ive is still working with Apple, he confirmed today in an interview with Vogue's Anna Wintour at the RE:WIRED event. Ive participated in a panel called "Designing for the Future We Want to Inhabit," where he spoke on topics like Steve Jobs, wearables, and LoveFrom. Ive confirmed that his LoveFrom design company is working with Apple, but he did not provide details on what specific projects he has done for the Cupertino company, nor did he outline if he has been ...
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Johnson & Johnson Chairman Alex Gorsky Joins Apple's Board of Directors

Apple today announced that Alex Gorsky, the chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson, has joined its board of directors. In a statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook called Gorsky a "visionary in healthcare," and said that Apple will benefit from his expertise."Alex has long been a visionary in healthcare, applying his tremendous insight, experience, and passion for technology to the cause of improving lives and building healthier communities," said Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "We're excited to welcome him to ...
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Portugal Makes It Illegal For Your Boss To Text You After Work

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The Portuguese parliament has passed new labour laws to give workers a healthier work-life balance and to attract "digital nomads" to the country. Employers could face penalties for contacting employees outside work hours, according to the new laws. The legislation, approved on Friday, comes following the expansion of home working after the coronavirus pandemic, according to Portugal's Socialist Party government. Under new rules, employers co...
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France To Build New Nuclear Energy Reactors

France will start building its first new nuclear reactors in decades as part of efforts to meet its promises to reduce planet-warming emissions, French President Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday. The Associated Press reports: He spoke as climate negotiators in Glasgow debate how to speed up efforts against climate change, and amid concerns around Europe about recent spikes in energy prices and the continent's dependence on global gas and oil producers, including Russia. "To guarantee France's e...
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Apple says it will no longer punish those daring to repair their iPhone 13 screens

iFixit welcomes 'tactical achievement' after iGiant offers vague software fix to Face ID block Apple has said it will stop making life difficult for anyone replacing a broken iPhone 13 screen with a third-party display and wishing to retain Face ID support.…
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City OKs Google Data Centers Amid Secrecy, Water Worries

The council of a small Oregon city has approved a deal with Google that will enable the technology giant to build more water-guzzling data centers there, though some residents worry about drought and the secrecy.
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