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Apple offers $50 credit if you paid full price for an iPhone battery replacement last year

Macworld - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:10

Late last year, Apple starting handing out $29 batteries to customers affected by unexpected shutdowns and slowdowns with their iPhone 6, 6s, and 7. That price represented a significant discount over the $79 Apple usually charges for a new battery, and customers predictably flocked to Apple stores to take advantage of the program.

But anyone who paid for a battery replacement before Dec. 29, 2017, was out of luck. While there were scattered reports of customers convincing Apple representatives to refund the money they paid for a replacement, there was no official way for customers to file for a refund, even if the battery replacement corrected the same issue covered by the new program.

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Betsy DeVos Stirs Uproar By Saying Schools Can Call ICE On Undocumented Kids

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 15:32

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos provoked an outcry Tuesday when she said


Donald Trump cannot block anyone on Twitter, court rules

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:36

A district court in New York has ruled that Donald Trump cannot block people on Twitter, because it violates their first amendment rights to participate in a “public forum”. The case was brought forward by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, representing seven plaintiffs who have been blocked by the president. In ruling against Trump, the court pointed to past White House assurances that the president’s Twitter account is an official political channel.


Archaeologists Find 'Holy Grail of Shipwrecks' Carrying Stash Worth Up to $17 Billion

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:35

In 1708, the San José— a Spanish galleon ship carrying a stash of gold, silver and emeralds — sank during a fierce battle against the British in the Caribbean Sea. Now, after sitting at the bottom of the ocean for 310 years, the San José's shipwreck has finally been officially identified, thanks to an analysis of the distinctive bronze cannons that sank with the ship.


US disinvites China from multinational military exercise

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:30

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Wednesday it has withdrawn an invitation for China to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer, a sign of fresh tension between Pacific powers.


Jared Kushner Received His Security Clearance: Reports

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:22

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, now has


Judge Orders 30-Year-Old Man To Move Out Of His Parents' House Already

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 14:07

Two parents in New York will finally get to know what empty nest syndrome


Cleveland Indians Pitcher Trevor Bauer Rejects Claims He Scrawled 9/11 Conspiracy Message on Mound

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:59

The message, "BD911" was thought to mean "Bush did 9/11."


Daughter of Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Says Recovery Has Been 'Slow and Extremely Painful'

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:54

Yulia Skripal and her father Sergei spent weeks hospitalized in critical condition


How 3-Year-Old Princess Charlotte Took Charge of the Other Kids at the Royal Wedding: 'No, You Can't Go Yet!'

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:37

Leave it to Princess Charlotte to secretly run the show on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s big day.


Startling increase in physical and sexual abuse of child immigrants by US Border Patrol, new report alleges

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:00

A new report suggests that there has been a startling increase in the number of instances where US Border Patrol officers have abused children seeking shelter in the United States from violence and poverty in Central America. The report, based on more than 30,000 pages of Border Patrol reports obtained by chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) through Freedom of Information Act requests, alleges a "pattern of inimidation, harassment, physical abuse, refusal of medical services, and improper deportation between 2009 and 2014." The report follows after a previous disclosure from the ACLU that detailed 116 incidents where officers were alleged to have physically, sexually, or psychologically abused children between the ages of five and 17.


5 reasons why Apple's next-gen 7nm A12 chip could be the best feature in the 2018 iPhones

Macworld - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:56

WWDC may be just around the corner, but once the iOS 12 dust clears all eyes will be on the next iPhone. With rumors suggesting three new models, including a 6.5-inch one, Face ID enhancements, and faster charging, there’s a lot to be excited about, but a new report from Mark Gurman at Bloomberg suggests that the new iPhone could be revolutionary in a way most people might not even realize: the processor. iPhone supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has reportedly begun production on the processor for the next iPhone, and it could be an industry-first.

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Our favorite Kindle reader, the Paperwhite, is on sale for 25 percent off today

Macworld - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:11
Amazon is running a Kindle sale and you can get the Paperwhite for less than $100 today.

Donald Glover Fans Execute Stunning Coup On Donald Trump-Themed Reddit Forum

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:26

Fans of actor Donald Glover blitzed a forum on Reddit that was previously


In a philosophical mood, Congress debates freedom of speech on campus

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:16

A congressional hearing on free speech and political correctness on campus turns both philosophical and confrontational.


The F-35 Might Just Be the Ultimate Weapon (For Israel)

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:00

The chief of Israel’s air force said on Tuesday that his was the first country to ever use the F-35 fighter jet in combat. “The ‘Adir’ (F-35I) aircraft are already operational and flying combat missions. In fact, we have performed the first operational F-35 strike in the world,” Major General Amikam Norkin was quoted by Israel Defense as saying.


Syria says Iranian withdrawal not up for discussion

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:53

The withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria, demanded by the United States, is not up for discussion, a top Syrian official was quoted as saying on Wednesday, adding that Damascus was deciding on its next campaign against rebels. "Whether Iranian forces or Hezbollah withdraw or stay in Syria is not up for discussion because it's the (business) of the Syrian government," Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said in an interview with Russia's Sputnik state news agency.


A Planner's Guide to the Mediterranean Diet

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:21

2018 might well be dubbed the year of the Mediterranean diet. Not only did it tie for the best overall diet in the U.S. News Best Diets rankings in January, but this year also marks the Mediterranean diet pyramid's 25th anniversary. Beyond being linked to a host of powerful health benefits including a reduction in heart disease risk, potential weight loss, improved brain health and longevity, much of the eating pattern's staying power can be attributed to its flexibility -- there aren't entire food groups excluded, and followers don't calorie count or track macros.


Military Husband Celebrates Gender Reveal With Comrades While Deployed to Japan

Top Stories - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:13

In a cute video, he found out what his wife would be having while 3,000 miles away.


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