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AppleCare+: Everything you need to know about Apple’s extended warranty program

Macworld - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:15

Your Apple gear wasn’t cheap. And if you drop your iPhone, your iPad stops turning on, or you smack your Apple Watch into something and shatter it, getting it repaired probably won’t be cheap either.

Apple includes a one-year limited warranty with all hardware so if there’s a manufacturing defect, you’ll be covered. To also protect against accidental damage plus extend the original warranty for longer and enjoy free tech support, you can opt to purchase AppleCare+. Here’s what it is, what it covers, and what you can expect to pay. Is AppleCare+ worth it? Only you can decide for your own situation, but this should be everything you need to know to make a smart choice.

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Photos show scenes of devastation after a plane carrying 98 people crashed in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12

Top Stories - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:14

The Bek Air flight from Almaty to Nusultan plunged into a building in the village of Almerek just after take-off on Friday, amid foggy conditions.


Defender Guard 2K-resolution Wi-Fi Camera review: No cloud subscription required

Macworld - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:00
With local storage and straightforward surveillance features, Defender Guard makes a great a gateway to DIY home security.

Bosch Connected Control BCC50 smart thermostat review: Low priced and reliable, but with few frills

Macworld - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:00
This is a well-made, well-priced smart thermostat—even if it doesn’t deliver all the bells and whistles.

Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

Macworld - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 06:00
There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one.

A prominent British lawyer went viral after he killed a fox with a baseball bat while wearing his wife's kimono, and now animal services are investigating

Top Stories - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 05:21

Jolyon Maugham tweeted just after 8 a.m. Thursday that he had "killed a fox with a baseball bat," before asking followers how their day was going.


Quake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant

Top Stories - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 04:42

An earthquake struck Iran on Friday less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the country's only nuclear power plant, monitors said. The US Geological Survey said the 5.1 magnitude quake struck 44 kilometres (27 miles) from the southwestern city of Borazjan and at a depth of 38 kilometres. Its reported epicentre is 45 kilometres east of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, on the southwest Gulf coast.


S Korea court rejects attempt to repeal Japan sex slave deal

Top Stories - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 03:34

South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Friday rejected a petition seeking the repeal of a 2015 deal with Japan settling a bitter dispute over Korean women enslaved for sex by the Japanese military during World War II. Friday’s ruling was in response to a petition by former sex slaves and their families who say the deal, which was made without their consent, undermined their dignity and infringed on their rights to participate in negotiations and seek fuller Japanese government compensation. The issue of sex slaves, euphemistically called "comfort women," has been a major source of friction between the two countries, both staunch U.S. allies.


Russia Has Reclassified The Tu-22 As A Heavy Bomber (And They Are Heavily Armed)

Top Stories - Fri, 12/27/2019 - 02:30

What does this mean for the New START treaty?


Death toll reaches 28 as Philippines recovers from Christmas typhoon

Top Stories - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 22:09

The death toll from a Christmas typhoon that tore through the central Philippines rose to 28 on Friday, with 12 people missing, the disaster agency said, as authorities moved to restore power and residents tried to repair damaged homes. Typhoon Phanfone hit late on Tuesday with winds of up to 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of 150 kph, dumping sheets of uninterrupted rain on a string of islands, damaging hundreds of homes and causing flooding in eight areas. It was the seventh typhoon to strike the Philippines this year and came as millions of people in the predominantly Catholic country were heading home to celebrate Christmas with families.


Witnesses, police coping with Christmas deaths of woman and 2 kids

Top Stories - Thu, 12/26/2019 - 21:17

They were found unconscious on the sidewalk in front of a multi-level Boston garage and died at a hospital. Their deaths are under investigation.


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