Apple announces self service repair program to let users repair their own phone.

Customers who wish to repair their iPhone 13, iPhone 12 on their own can order genuine parts via the Apple Self Service Repair Online Store. Apple Self Service Repair program announced on November 17 will allow consumers to repair their iPhone, Mac computers on their own. The self-service repair program could help bring down the repair cost of products by cutting down on the labor costs and other taxes involved. [Via]
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The News Minute turns fans into members

The News Minute team meet up in the office. A note from Ludovic Blecher, Head of Google News Initiative Innovation: The GNI Innovation Challengeprogram is designed to stimulate forward-thinking ideas for the news industry. The story below by Ragamalika Karthikeyan, Editor Special Projects & Experimentsat The News Minute, is part of an innovator seriessharing inspiring stories and learnings from funded projects.It was 2018, and the south Indian state of Kerala was reeling from the worst f...
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Microsoft Gaming Chief Calls For Industry-Wide Game Preservation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: Microsoft's vice president of gaming, Phil Spencer, wants the gaming industry to work toward a common goal of keeping older games available to modern audiences through emulation, he tells Axios. Emulation allows modern hardware to simulate the functions of older hardware and run game files, or executables. "My hope (and I think I have to present it that way as of now) is as an industry we'd work on legal emulation that allowed modern hardware to ru...
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Tea and Coffee May Be Linked To Lower Risk of Stroke and Dementia, Study Finds

Drinking coffee or tea may be linked with a lower risk of stroke and dementia, according to the largest study of its kind. The Guardian reports: Strokes cause 10% of deaths globally, while dementia is one of the world's biggest health challenges -- 130 million are expected to be living with it by 2050. In the research, 365,000 people aged between 50 and 74 were followed for more than a decade. At the start the participants, who were involved in the UK Biobank study, self-reported how much coffee...
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Apple will allow customers to self-repair iPhones, Macs

Starting early next year, Apple will let some iPhone users fix their own phones, marking a significant shift for the company which has long shied away from the idea. #iphone #iphones #macs
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Google explains how Pixel 6 charging works, reveals peak wired power draw & variable charge rates

Google today detailed "how charging works on Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro." It follows a test revealing that the Pixel 6 Pro's peak power draw... #chargingworks #pixel6
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Poll: Do you plan to do your own iPhone repairs with Apple’s new ‘Self Service Repair’ program?

9to5Mac wants to know if you now plan to do your own iPhone repairs with Apple's upcoming "Self Service Repair" program. #iphone #9to5mac
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BlockFi Faces SEC Scrutiny Over High-Yield Crypto Accounts

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: BlockFi is being scrutinized by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its popular product that pays customers high interest rates for lending out their digital tokens, a development that significantly ratchets up the fast-growing crypto firm's legal woes. The SEC review focuses on whether the BlockFi accounts are akin to securities that should be registered with the regulator, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The J...
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Japan's Fugaku Retains Title As World's Fastest Supercomputer

According to a report from Nikkei Asia (paywalled), "The Japanese-made Fugaku captured its fourth consecutive title as the world's fastest supercomputer on Tuesday, although a rival from the U.S. or China is poised to steal the crown as soon as next year." From a report: But while Fugaku is the world's most powerful public supercomputer, at 442 petaflops, China is believed to secretly operate two exascale (1,000 petaflops) supercomputers, which were launched earlier this year. The top 10 list di...
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Best Black Friday PC deals 2021: What to expect

Whether for work, school, leisure, or gaming, you need a reliable computer, so you might want to take advantage of this year's Black Friday PC deals to upgrade.
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News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch Takes Swings at Google, Facebook

By Dawn Chmielewski and Helen Coster(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch renewed his attacks on Google and Facebook during News Corp’s annual shareholder...
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Google Signs 5-Year Deal to Pay for News From AFP

By Paresh DaveOAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will begin paying Agence France-Presse for its news content as part of broad...
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Jacki Weaver Cast in ‘Hello Tomorrow!’ at Apple

Apple TV Plus announced that Australian actor Jacki Weaver has been added to the cast of “Hello Tomorrow!,” an upcoming dramedy series. “Hello Tomorrow” is set in a retro-future world and follows a group of traveling salesmen selling lunar timeshares. Billy Crudup stars as Jack, a salesman whose optimism inspires his coworkers and customers, but […]
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South Korea Is Giving Millions of Photos To Facial Recognition Researchers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The South Korean Ministry of Justice has provided more than 100 million photos of foreign nationals who travelled through the country's airports to facial recognition companies without their consent, according to attorneys with the non-governmental organization Lawyers for a Democratic Society. While the use of facial recognition technology has become common for governments across the world, advocates in South Korea are calling the practice a...
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Nimble Releases Workflows for Small Business Collaboration

Looking for a better way to track and manage contact info and communicate across departments? Nimble’s new Workflows ditches spreadsheets for ready to use templates to increase efficiency and save time. The new product takes advantage of graphical boards and list views. It’s a step up from what’s available from Microsoft and Google. And an improvement over CRMs built specifically for sales teams. Jon Ferrara, Nimble CEO, explains what’s behind this innovation. “Team members across all departmen...
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Russian Ransomware Gangs Start Collaborating With Chinese Hackers

There's some unusual activity brewing on Russian-speaking cybercrime forums, where hackers appear to be reaching out to Chinese counterparts for collaboration. BleepingComputer reports: These attempts to enlist Chinese threat actors are mainly seen on the RAMP hacking forum, which is encouraging Mandarin-speaking actors to participate in conversations, share tips, and collaborate on attacks. The forum has reportedly had at least thirty new user registrations that appear to come from China, so th...
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The best early Cyber Monday Apple deals of 2021, including the Apple Pencil, Mac Mini M1, and MacBook Air

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Apple;Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky MacBooks, iPads, AirPods, and other Apple products fall to all-time lows for Black Friday and Cyber Monday — often with short-lived stock. That means you'll have to act fast and know what you want to buy, in order to ensure you don't miss a rare deal.Cyber Monday, the online-exclusive follow-up to Black Friday, lands on November ...
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Joe Exotic returns in a new season of 'Tiger King' — you can stream all 5 episodes right now on Netflix

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Joe Exotic in 2013.Sue Ogrocki/AP Images "Tiger King 2," a follow-up to the popular documentary series, is now available to watch on Netflix. The new season continues the story of zookeeper Joe Exotic following his arrest. A basic subscription to Netflix starts at $9 a month for standard definition (SD) picture quality. Gift Card (small) Monthly Subscription (small) "Tiger King 2" debuted November 17 on Ne...
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Apple will sell spare parts to fix your iPhone as pigs learn to fly

Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write, let alone in 2021: Apple today announced Self Service Repair, a program that will allow everyday customers to buy genuine Apple repair parts and tools to fix their own broken devices, starting with the iPhone 12 and 13. In related news, the domestic pig, Sus domesticus, has recently been spotted flying south for the winter. Seriously though, my mouth was agape as I read Apple’s press release. I can still hardly believe it as I type this. Apple notes t...
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Apple is finally backtracking in its war on Mac repairability

Apple has announced a new self-service repair program that will allow M1-powered Mac owners to fix their devices by themselves.
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Apple's Plan to Pay $100 Million to Settle Developer Lawsuit Gets Preliminary Approval From Judge

Back in August, Apple said that it would pay out $100 million and make several changes to the App Store to settle a class-action lawsuit brought about by developers, and the settlement offer received preliminary approval yesterday from Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers, who is overseeing that case in addition to the Epic v. Apple lawsuit. Under the terms of the agreement, Apple will create a $100 million "fund," which developers can access based on their historic ‌App Store‌ proceeds. Developers w...
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Discord is Quietly Building an App Empire of Bots

Discord has been quietly building its own app platform based on bots over the past few years. More than 30 percent of Discord servers now use bots, and 430,000 of them are used every week across Discord by its 150 million monthly active users. Now that bots are an important part of Discord, the company is embracing them even further with the ability to search and browse for bots on Discord. From a report: A new app discovery feature will start showing up in Discord in spring 2022. Verified apps ...
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Magnanimous Apple will allow people to fix their iPhones using parts bought from its Self Service Repair program

Have fun with those Cupertino-set prices, friends Apple, having long stood in the way of customers who want to fix their own devices, now says it wants to help those who feel they have the right to repair their own products.…
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Apple releases iOS 15.1.1 to help iPhone users with dropped calls

Apple has just released iOS 15.1.1, a minor update to address problems with dropped calls on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models.
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Progressive Insurance Reviews, Coverage, & More (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Progressive Auto Insurance In Our Opinion: As a household name, Progressive offers auto, motorcycle, and recreational vehicle insurance in all 50 states. The company sells unique coverage options in addition to its standard suite of products, but price inconsistencies and negative customer service reviews may deter drivers. We’ve named Progressive “Best for High-Risk Drivers” bec...
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ATTOM assessing climate change risk for every US property

Consumers and other real estate stakeholders have a growing number of tools to help them assess risks including floods and wildfires.
Tags: Technology, Climate Change, US, Radio, Mortgage, NFIP, ATTOM, First Street Foundation, Climatecheck, Flood Factor, flooding National Flood Insurance Program

Under Pressure, Apple Allows Self-Repairs to IPhones, Macs

Apple is letting some iPhone users fix their own phones, a sharp turnaround for a company that has long prohibited anyone except Apple-approved technicians from fiddling with its proprietary parts and software.
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CarShield Reviews: Cost, Coverage & More (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. CarShield Extended Warranty Review In Our Opinion: In its 16 years of business, CarShield has covered over 1 million vehicles and its administrators have paid out over $1 billion in claims. What makes CarShield such a popular provider? We think it's the company's below-average prices and flexible month-to-month coverage plans. Industry Standing ...
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A Utah Company Says It's Revolutionized Truth-telling Technology. Experts Are Highly Skeptical.

Is the ocular product EyeDetect a leap ahead of the polygraph? Or just the same dubiousness in a more high-tech box? From a report: In 2018, John Rael, a volunteer track coach in Taos, N.M., was on trial for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl when his lawyer made an unusual request. He wanted the judge to admit evidence from "EyeDetect," a lie-detection test based on eye movements that Rael had passed. The judge agreed, and five of the 12 jurors wound up voting not to convict. A mistrial was de...
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How to check your AirPods' battery life on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac

You can check your AirPods' battery on any paired Apple device. On an iPhone or iPad, you can check your AirPods' battery life by opening the case or adding a special widget. If your AirPods are connected to a Mac, you can see their battery life in the Bluetooth menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Oh, AirPods — maybe Apple's best product since the iPhone. They're cordless, convenient, and cool. But while they def...
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