repair

Right to Repair

Apple Is Locking Batteries to Specific iPhones, a Nightmare for DIY Repair

The move makes it impossible for anyone who is "unauthorized" to replace a battery on an iPhone without losing important features.
Jason Koebler
8.8.19
Right to Repair

The Government Wants to Tackle Big Tech's Repair Monopolies and Planned Obsolescence

The FTC's "Nixing the Fix" hearing is a small but important step forward for the right to repair movement.
Karl Bode
7.17.19
Right to Repair

Apple Is Still Trying to Sue the Owner of an Independent iPhone Repair Shop

Apple lost its counterfeit case against a Norwegian repair shop owner last year, but the $1 trillion company won't let it go.
Jason Koebler
6.6.19
Apple

Apple Agrees to Tell Users If an iOS Update Will Slow Down Their iPhones

A watchdog group in the United Kingdom got Apple to agree to tell users when its software updates will affect device performance.
Matthew Gault
5.23.19
repair

Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

"You are no longer licensed to use the software," Adobe told them.
Karl Bode
5.14.19
repair

Bernie Sanders Calls for a National Right-to-Repair Law for Farmers

Sanders becomes the third presidential candidate to say that farmers should have the ability to fix their own tractors.
Matthew Gault
5.5.19
Right to Repair

Apple Is Telling Lawmakers People Will Hurt Themselves if They Try to Fix iPhones

An Apple lobbyist brought an iPhone to meetings with California lawmakers and said consumers could hurt themselves by puncturing a lithium-ion battery.
Jason Koebler
4.30.19
Buyables

How to Turn a Windows Laptop Into the Touchscreen Hackintosh of Your Dreams

If you're sick of MacBooks but love MacOS, be brave and convert a new laptop into a Hackintosh with our exhaustive guide.
Ernie Smith
4.26.19
SmartPhones

Review Units of Samsung's Folding Smartphone Have Broken Almost Immediately

The Samsung Galaxy Fold costs $1,980, but multiple reviewers say theirs has broken after just a day of use.
Matthew Gault
4.17.19
immigration

ICE Raid on Samsung Repair Contractor Shows Big Tech’s Reliance on Exploitative Labor

The biggest ICE raid in a decade, at a CVE Technology Group facility in Texas, went after the people who repair our phones.
Jason Koebler
4.4.19
Right to Repair

A Cell Phone Carrier Breaks With Big Telecom, Announces Support for Right to Repair Legislation

Cell phone providers have actively lobbied against right to repair legislation, but Ting Mobile announced that it supports consumers' right to fix the things they own.
Matthew Gault
4.1.19
Right to Repair

Internal Documents Show Apple Is Capable of Implementing Right to Repair Legislation

A leaked internal document obtained by Motherboard outlines a program that looks almost exactly like the requirements of right to repair legislation that has been proposed in 20 states.
Jason Koebler
3.28.19
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