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Toyota Owners in the Great White North Finally Get Their White Paint

A friend once had a ’94 Olds 88 with delaminating paint, souring the Olds ownership experience and causing him to pine for his recently departed ’86 model. The newer model’s hood and trunk lid looked
Toyota is extending warranties on EV batteries because they’re lasting so long

Toyota is extending warranties on EV batteries because they’re lasting so long

Previously covered for eight years and 100,000 miles the new warranty is extended to 10 years and 150,000 miles. This extension is valid for all 2020 Toyota hybrids.
Can a $400 phone last for four years? The Teracube phone is up for the challenge

Can a $400 phone last for four years? The Teracube phone is up for the challenge

What if you only had to upgrade your smartphone once every four years? The midrange Teracube phone could make that dream a reality with a four-year warranty.

AppleCare+ for the iPhone and Watch is available as a monthly subscription

Yesterday, Apple made one change that wasn't announced at its iPhone event. The company will offer its AppleCare+ extended warranty as monthly subscription service, at least for the iPhone, iPad and

Got an Apple Watch 3 in need of repair? You could get a free upgrade

If you have an Apple Watch Series 3 in need of repair, there’s a chance Apple will upgrade it to a Series 4 model at no extra cost. Apple has given retail staff and Authorized Service Providers
Google extending mail-in repair service for out-of-warranty Pixels to Europe

Google extending mail-in repair service for out-of-warranty Pixels to Europe

Here in the US, Google has had its own mail-in repair center set up for Pixel phones for around eight months. In the rest of the world, though, Google offers nothing of the sort, instead pointing

How to check your iPhone’s warranty expiration date in iOS 12.2

In iOS 12.2, you can check the expiration date of your iPhone warranty or AppleCare coverage in the Settings app. Here’s how. (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Entitled Woman Threatens Media Exposure If She Can't Get Secondhand Desk Fixed for Free

Entitled Woman Threatens Media Exposure If She Can't Get Secondhand Desk Fixed for Free

Well, here's some exposure for her. We're not sure what Channel 9 Australia's Ray Hadley can do to make a warranty un-expire, but the ride sure does devolve into some pretty wonderful name-calling.

Google's repair center will finally take your Pixel 3

Until now, you've had to visit a uBreakiFix location to get your Pixel 3 fixed in an official capacity. That's helpful if you're nearby, but an absolute pain if your phone breaks and you'd rather not
Apple fixes 2018 MacBook Pro backlights, but leaves old buyers hanging

Apple fixes 2018 MacBook Pro backlights, but leaves old buyers hanging

Apple quietly fixed a serious cable issue in its MacBook Pro laptops, but only for 2018 models, leaving 2016-2017 models to require expensive repairs.Read More
Some Apple Laptops Require $600 Repair to Fix $6 ‘Flexgate’ Problem

Some Apple Laptops Require $600 Repair to Fix $6 ‘Flexgate’ Problem

Apple's design decisions on the MacBook Pro are vastly complicating what ought to be a very simple repair. The post Some Apple Laptops Require $600 Repair to Fix $6 ‘Flexgate’ Problem appeared first

Razer offers three-year protection plans for PCs and phones

Razer's gaming-oriented laptops and smartphones are expensive, and the last thing you likely want is to pay directly for a repair if one of them breaks. If you live in the US, you might not have to.

Razer offers three-year protection plans for PCs and phones

Razer's gaming-oriented laptops and smartphones are expensive, and the last thing you likely want is to pay directly for a repair if one of them breaks. If you live in the US, you might not have to.

iPhone XR repairs are surprisingly cheap

Apple has confirmed its pricing for iPhone XR repairs and it’s surprisingly reasonable. It will certainly leave a dent in your bank account if you break your screen without AppleCare+, but repairing

Some Dealers Irked by GM Extended Warranty Offer, Many Buyers Might Not Be

Usually, talk of an extended warranty is waved off as a money-making scam by thrifty buyers in the final moments of a sale. And, usually, it’s the dealer offering the coverage. The buyer sees their
Canadian TV network claims Apple systematically overstates repair costs

Canadian TV network claims Apple systematically overstates repair costs

Despite the occasional positive development, Apple’s repair practices have largely spent the past year dominated by bad news, including reports of unreasonably triggered error messages and potentially

Apple bumps price of AppleCare+ for Apple Watch Series 4

Apple has quietly increased the price of its AppleCare+ warranty plan for Apple Watch Series 4. It will cost $79 to cover the company’s latest wearable — $30 more than AppleCare+ for an Apple Watch

Apple no longer offers free repairs for faulty iPhone 7 speakers

You now have to pay to have faulty iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus speakers repaired by Apple. The company’s unofficial repair program, which offered free fixes for those who were unable to activate the
Apple offers to fix ‘sticky’ MacBook keyboards and refund prior repairs

Apple offers to fix ‘sticky’ MacBook keyboards and refund prior repairs

Following numerous complaints and class action lawsuits, Apple belatedly announced today a "keyboard service program for MacBook and MacBook Pro," enabling users with sticky keys to obtain free

Microsoft can’t fix “flickergate” Surface Pro 4s with software, so it’s replacing them

Owners were resorting to freezing or hairdrying their machines.