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Apple’s Parts Pairing Rollback Doesn’t Go Far Enough

In a move timed to influence today’s Right to Repair hearing in the Colorado Senate, Apple just promised to make some small changes to their customer-hostile parts pairing program. The changes will roll out “this fall” for an unspecified subset of the iPhone product line. The most notable change is that they will stop blocking their own parts from working...

Thu Apr 11, 2024 21:59
How to Use Your iPad as a Display for Pretty Much Anything

This is Scott Yu-Jan’s Macintosh Studio, an awesome 3D-printed case that turns the Mac Studio into a neat little modern-day version of the original 1984 Macintosh. And look, what’s he using for the display? An iPad. Using an old tablet instead of buying a new display is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment. It’s a real shame to send...

Tue Apr 9, 2024 23:46
User Experience Matters for Repairs

Every week, we get a roundup of recent developments in Right to Repair news, courtesy of Jack Monahan and Paul Roberts from Fight to Repair, a reader-supported publication. Sign up to receive updates in your inbox. (It’s free!) Or become a premium subscriber for access to exclusive content and live events! Apple has introduced a new online tool called...

Tue Apr 9, 2024 03:27
Ask iFixit: How Do I Fix Sticky Plastics?

Last month, I pulled my old K-Mix USB audio mixer out of the bottom drawer, and it was covered with dust and sticky goo. The reason? Its soft-touch coating, which lends a luxurious feel to plastic surfaces when new, had deteriorated. So, of course, I set to fixing it. Why do manufacturers use these soft coatings in the first place? One reason is that...

Sat Apr 6, 2024 02:05
The Dark Side of Apple’s Interoperability

Every week, we get a roundup of recent developments in Right to Repair news, courtesy of Jack Monahan and Paul Roberts from Fight to Repair, a reader-supported publication. Sign up to receive updates in your inbox. (It’s free!) Or become a premium subscriber for access to exclusive content and live events! The U.S. Department of Justice and 16 state...

Fri Apr 5, 2024 02:09
iFixit Announces New Spudger Pro and Spudger Pro Ultra

In the ever-evolving world of tech repair, where devices are becoming more complex and glued together, we at iFixit have always prided ourselves on staying ahead of the curve. But today, we’re not just ahead; we’re rewriting the rules. Meet the pinnacle of repair technology: the Spudger XL, Spudger Pro, and Spudger Pro Ultra. Born from the shards of...

Mon Apr 1, 2024 22:27

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