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Apple Self Service Repair opens DIY door with new parts store

Apple Self Service Repair opens DIY door with new parts store

This week Apple revealed they'd be releasing parts, tools, and manuals for future Apple devices for repairs. They'll call this their Apple Self Service Repair program, and it'll start with iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. This move appears to change the way Apple approaches device hardware handling and repair, away from restricting repairs to those "authorized" to do so, allowing consumers to take their destiny into their own hands.

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Qualcomm’s answer to the Apple M1 won’t happen until 2023

Qualcomm’s answer to the Apple M1 won’t happen until 2023

Apple's launch of its M1-powered Macs and MacBooks has definitely sent ripples in the computing market. It showed what the ARM architecture is capable of, going beyond smartphones and tablets, and it put Intel and AMD on notice. Those, however, aren't the only ones that might have felt threatened by Apple's growing reputation in the semiconductor space. Qualcomm doesn't seem to be fazed, and it isn't even rushing to rival the Apple Silicon, at least not until 2023.

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Amazon Prime Video finally gets a native app for macOS

Amazon Prime Video finally gets a native app for macOS

Amazon has finally released a native Prime Video app for macOS, giving Apple users a way to watch and manage content from their computer. The app, which is now available in the Mac App Store, includes some features unavailable through web browsers, notably the ability to download certain content for offline viewing.

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Tobii Dynavox TD Pilot adds eye control to iPad

Tobii Dynavox TD Pilot adds eye control to iPad

TD Pilot is a device that fits around an iPad to enable eye tracking control. Tobii Dynavox made this TD Pilot device to provide native integration of eye tracking for iPadOS with the latest iPadOS 15 and the latest iteration of the standard iPad. This latest innovation from Tobii Dynavox adds to their already wide range of applications of eye tracking tech in multiple areas of our greater gadget industry.

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This magical iPhone feature may be the key to Apple Glasses

This magical iPhone feature may be the key to Apple Glasses

Your iPhone experience might be about to change forever. Apple has been hard at work advancing their list of ideas for the next generation in smart gadgets and tech that'll capture the imagination and pocketbooks of consumers. Apple registered a few patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office that've been revealed to the public today, showing these ideas. One of these ideas gives us some insight into the way Apple may be making a pair of smart glasses that'll change the way you use your iPhone.

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AirPods 2 for $89 are an early Apple Black Friday deal that sounds great

AirPods 2 for $89 are an early Apple Black Friday deal that sounds great

Apple may have its new AirPods (3rd generation) to appeal to your ears, but an early Black Friday 2021 promo has brought second-gen AirPods down to their lowest price so far, though that's not the only reason you might want to jump on the deal. Usually, a set of AirPods (2nd generation) would cost you $129 from Apple direct, but one retailer is offering them for just $89.

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iCloud for Windows 13 is done with your weak passwords

iCloud for Windows 13 is done with your weak passwords

Apple is back with another big update for its iCloud for Windows application, adding more robust security features and support for its ProRes/ProRAW formats. The version 13 update builds upon the big version 12.5 update Apple released back in August, the one that brought a proper iCloud Passwords app for Apple users who also have Windows devices.

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Apple makes play for Google and Microsoft’s small business gains

Apple makes play for Google and Microsoft’s small business gains

Apple Business Essentials was launched this week as Apple's all-inclusive hub for small business owners. The service has a subscription fee that enables business owners to handle device management, 24/7 Apple Support (for devices and software), and iCloud storage. This hub will be Apple's go-to place for the handling of IT in a small business, with special focus on MacOS, iOS, and all things Apple.

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iOS 15.2 adds AirTags scanning for the tracking paranoid

iOS 15.2 adds AirTags scanning for the tracking paranoid

The latest update for iOS devices adds a sort of tracker-scanner function called "Unknown Items". With this feature, the "Find My" app can scan your immediate area for "Items That Can Track Me." This option appears in the Items column just under "Help Return Lost Items."

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Court refuses to grant Apple a stay on mandated App Store changes

Court refuses to grant Apple a stay on mandated App Store changes

One of the highest-profile legal cases surrounding Apple in a long time was bought against it by video game company Epic Games. The legal battle between the two has been raging in court for many months. It centers on Epic attempting to put a link to allow players to directly pay and bypass Apple's cut of the money from the incredibly popular game Fortnite. Unfortunately for Epic Games, of the ten counts brought against Apple, Apple came out on top in nine.

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Cracked iPhone screen repairs are about to lose the Face ID headache

Cracked iPhone screen repairs are about to lose the Face ID headache

Apple has revealed plans to release an iOS update that will address the Face ID headache currently impacting indie repair shops performing iPhone 13 screen replacements. The news comes only days after it was confirmed that replacing an iPhone 13 display breaks the Face ID functionality unless a small chip is transplanted from the original screen, increasing the complexity and cost of the repair.

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Netflix Games portal expands to iOS: How to play on iPhone and iPad

Netflix Games portal expands to iOS: How to play on iPhone and iPad

As promised, Netflix has expanded its mobile games to iOS devices, enabling iPhone and iPad owners to play the same handful of titles previously launched on Android devices. The expansion brings the Netflix Games portal to the company's apps on iPhone and iPad, as well as each standalone game with its own listing in the App Store.

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