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The Morning After: Future iOS Update Will Help You Detect Third Party iPhone Parts

The upcoming iOS 15.2 update from Apple includes a “Parts and Service History” section that not only shows if the battery, camera and display have been replaced, but also if they have been replaced officially sanctioned Apple parts. If something is listed as an “Unknown Part”, it is either unofficial, not working properly, or is a part from another iPhone that has already been used.

This ties in with Apple’s spare parts and self-exchange service comes in 2022, but the label “unknown part” might not excite proponents of third-party component options. Apple clearly wants you to use its official parts. That said, it can help you catch deals lying about the quality of their replacements.

I’m excited to see how Apple’s self-repair service comes into being. What a nerdy reason to look forward to 2022.

– Mat Smith

Mosseri said the company had been working on the feature for months.

Five years since it ditched the chronological feed, Instagram may bring it back. Speaking to lawmakers at a Senate hearing on Instagram and teen safety, Instagram boss Adam Mosseri said he supported “giving people the opportunity to have a chronological feed.”

Instagram confirmed this on Twitter, adding that there would be an “option to display posts from people you are following in chronological order”. The app also adds a “Favorites” feed to display posts from specific friends higher up in the feed. Both would be optional.

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Let’s put it all together: supply problems.

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According to a report from Nikkei Asia, Apple was forced to halt iPhone and iPad production for several days when it was supposed to be in full swing. Apple factories typically ramp up production during the Chinese holidays in early October and run 24-hour shifts to meet demand for Christmas shopping. However, this year its employees reportedly took time out due to limited chip and component supplies.

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It’ll probably fly better than me.

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Italian Institute of Technology

You may remember me Testing a real jet suit from Gravity Industries earlier this year, but now researchers in Italy are strapping them to robots. They believe that flying humanoid bots could one day serve as first aiders.

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Both companies said the YouTube app may have disappeared from the streaming stick.

YouTube TV is finally back on Roku streaming devices after a dispute between the two parties that has dragged on since April. Roku originally drawn YouTube TV because Google has made anti-competitive demands, such as more prominent placements for the apps and the requirement by Roku to use certain chips in its hardware. Google countered that Roku’s claims were “baseless” and focused on “providing viewers with a high quality and consistent experience.”

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Environmentally friendly products are the key to his strategy.

The smart speaker company has unveiled its first climate plan to make its “value chain” climate neutral by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2040. The company plans to use some carbon offsets (e.g. a marine ecosystem project in Cambodia). It also promises to improve both its products and its operations. While we know Sonos has long supported its speakers, its older devices often fail to co-operate with newer ones, and their now-dead “Recycle Mode” bricked devices before they could be traded in.

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The biggest news you might have missed


Google’s Year of Search: Sports and “Squid Game”

Washington DC votes to approve digital driver’s licenses and ID cards

Polestar will increase the horsepower of its electric vehicle with a € 1,000 software update

You can now buy a Switch OLED dock without a Switch OLED

Google Stadia is finally available on LG TVs almost a year later

The Ford Bronco Sport contains traces of recycled marine plastic

Verizon may collect your browsing information even if you have previously logged out

The best smart home gadgets you can buy right now

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