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A guide to sharing streaming service logins while you still can

Science May 2, 2022 0 Comments

This story has been updated. It was originally published on June 22, 2019. If you’ve got access to a Netflix or Spotify account—or any other subscription streaming service—you might be using a friend or relative’s login details rather than your own. Or maybe you’re the one doing the login lending. It’s common practice, but should you be doing it? Might…

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The Apple self-service repair shop just opened for business

Science April 27, 2022 0 Comments

Apple’s highly-anticipated Self Service Repair program launched Wednesday, giving US customers tools, parts, and instructions to fix common iPhone issues. For now, only iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and third-generation iPhone SE lineups are available as part of the program. Apple lays out the process in four parts: first, iPhone users dealing with a faulty phone would try to identify the…

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Apple is opening an online repair shop with original iPhone parts

Science November 17, 2021 0 Comments

Apple is going to start allowing everyday customers to repair their own devices, if they choose, with genuine Apple parts and tools. This new capability is available as part of Apple’s new Self Service Repair program, which the company announced on Wednesday. The move marks a striking evolution from the company’s previous attitude on the issue. The program, which is…

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How to troubleshoot tech problems remotely

Science November 17, 2021 0 Comments

This story has been updated. It was originally published on September 19, 2019. Every family, workspace, and even friend group has that one person officially anointed by a higher tech power as “The IT Master.” If you’re familiar with diving behind your parent’s couch to get their WiFi working or spending endless hours trying to de-infect a virus-ridden laptop at…

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How Chrome and Safari can help you strengthen your passwords

Science November 12, 2021 0 Comments

This story has been updated. It was originally published on November 4, 2019. Choosing a good password means finding a careful balance between something simple you won’t forget, and something complex that no one will ever guess. Reusing passwords across multiple accounts is a tempting way to ensure you won’t get locked out of your favorite platforms, but this is…

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Go update your Apple gadgets right now to avoid this new security vulnerability

Science May 13, 2021 0 Comments

Stan HoraczekIt’s the weekend, which is typically a great time to lay in bed all day vising sketchy websites. This weekend, however, Apple strongly recommends you update your iPhone, iPad, and Watch before you go cruising around the web. Yesterday, the company rolled out iOS 14.4.2, watchOS 7.3.3, and iPadOS 14.4.2 to close up a vulnerability poses an “active” security…

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