Reversal: Apple to Supply Parts to Independent Repair Shops

Apple will begin supplying parts, tools, and repair guides to independent repair shops, which were previously unable to buy parts due to Apple’s required purchase volumes, which were too high for many businesses to become an authorized service provider. This is a reversal of Apple’s previous fight against consumers’ right to repair for their devices.

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Full-Page NYT Ad Urges Companies to Join Woke Capitalism Movement

A group of major U.S. corporations identifying as “Certified B Corporations” took out a full-page ad in the Sunday issue of the New York Times, urging major U.S. companies that are part of the Business Roundtable — such as Apple, Amazon, and Walmart — to join them in prioritizing social causes over profit.

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Apple: Credit Card Not Compatible with Jeans, Wallets

According to Apple support, the company’s recently introduced credit card can be damaged by leather wallets and denim jeans — two of the materials it is most likely to come into contact with. The Silicon Valley powerhouse has gone so far as to publish a guide on how to “safely store and carry” the Apple card.

Tim Cook Apple Card

Silicon Valley High School Bans Students from Using Smartphones

Students at San Mateo High School — in the heart of Silicon Valley — must now lock up their phones at the start of every school day this year. The school is using a device, developed by a start-up company specifically for locking up phones so that students can be more engaged with their surroundings rather than with their phones.

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Facebook Contractors Have Been Listening to Your Conversations

Despite claims that Facebook was listening in on its users previously being dismissed as “conspiracy theories,” Mark Zuckerberg’s company recently admitted that it has been doing exactly that —  listening to audio recordings of its users, using the excuse that Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft do the same thing.

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Apple Reports Weak Profits as iPhone Sales Plummet

Apple’s bottom line suffered as sales of its iPhone plummeted during the fiscal third quarter, dropping nearly 12 percent from a year ago as overall profitability for the company also took a hit during the period.

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