As of Tuesday, Apple's Self Service Repair program is now available in eight European countries. It launched in the United States in April, with promises from the company to expand to other countries by the end of the year. The countries included in this rollout are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The program allows individual customers to purchase the same repair manuals, parts, and tools that Apple uses to perform repairs. Two hundred individual parts and tools are available through Apple's Self Service Repair Store. In addition to buying the parts, customers can rent repair kits for 54.90 euros with free shipping. Apple claims that each part "is designed and engineered for each product and goes through extensive testing to ensure the highest quality, safety, and reliability" and that they are offered to users at the same price that Apple's authorized repair providers pay. Further Reading MacBook self-repair program … [Read more...] about Europeans gain access to Apple parts, manuals in Self Service Repair program
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Ukraine warned there would be emergency blackouts once again in several regions as it repaired damage from missile attacks it said destroyed homes and knocked out power, while Moscow accused Kyiv of attacking deep inside Russia with drones. A new Russian missile barrage had been anticipated in Ukraine for days and it took place on Monday just as emergency blackouts were due to end, with previous damage repaired. The strikes, which plunged parts of Ukraine back into freezing darkness with temperatures below zero Celsius (32 Fahrenheit), were the latest in weeks of attacks hitting critical infrastructure. At least four people were killed, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said, adding that most of some 70 missiles were shot down. "In many regions, there will have to be emergency blackouts," he said in a late Monday video address. "We will be doing everything to restore stability." Read Also Microsoft to extend free technology support … [Read more...] about ukraine: Ukraine warns of emergency blackouts after more missile hits
For some years now, the tech industry has been transforming the automobile. We often hear that consumers, enamored with their new smartphones, want some of that same functionality in their new car. Less is said about investors who have grown rich from software companies that sell a product and then charge customers a subscription or fee to unlock certain features. They really do want that functionality in their car company investments, so the era of being offered paid upgrades to your car is here whether you want it or not. Today, Polestar announced a power upgrade for owners of the long-range, dual-motor Polestar 2 , whose two motors generated an equal 201 hp (150 kW) for a combined 402 hp (300 kW). That's more than sufficient to make the dual-motor Polestar 2 a quick car, befitting the new brand's stated identity of being focused on electric performance cars. The only problem is those electric Volvos that share the Polestar 2's CMA platform. Both the Volvo C40 and XC40 have … [Read more...] about Paying for a power boost in an EV—good idea or worst idea?