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This week in wireless. March 17, 2017 Phonecast

This week we’ve got advice for keeping track of your valuables, a “suspicious” amount of cell phone traffic in the D.C. area, an app that can let people instantly find you on Facebook, Apple’s mysterious calibration machine, exploding earphones and more.

Right to repair, find my iPhone status, and 6S backlight hazards

The right to repair hearing for Nebraska took place last week. Here are some thoughts on the live stream and probable outcome. It looks like Apple is officially opposed to anyone other than them and their affiliates repairing your iPhone but oddly this does not extend to other products, just the iPhone. Make sure to unplug your battery before replacing any phone screens especially iPhone 6s series. You might end up in the dark otherwise.

March 10, 2017 Phonecast

Right to repair the Blackberry Keyone, and changes to the LG G6 versus G5 are discussed on todays Phonecast.

March 6, 2017 Phonecast

Today I’ll discuss user submitted questions regarding the phone repair business. What is the hardest part of starting a phone re[air business? What is the best way to learn phone repair? How do you deal with competition? And more…

March 3, 2017 Phonecast

The Nokia 3310 will be available in four different colors plus a Titanium version that will set you back $3,000 but will it work with your carrier? New rechargeable battery technology might eliminate lithium ion cells. A phone that fits in your what?! Updated rumors on the iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8.

You iPhone warranty is no longer voided by third party repairs…sometimes

Apple will not automatically void your iPhone warranty just because it was repaired by someone other than them. Sounds fair enough right? We don’t all live next door to an Apple store and, well, lots of other reasons. But, what is the real reason behind this decision? Could it be in preparation of their fight against the right to repair movement?

iPhone 7 Plus battery explodes. Next Asus phone will allow live stream “beautification”. Apple fixes iPhone shutdown issues… partially. Samsung won’t be selling refurbished Note 7 in India. The top five phones for battery life. iPhone 6 and 6 plus can now be hacked by third party. The week in wireless is here.

Support Your Right to Repair

If you own a phone you should want to have freedom of choice when it comes to fixing problems. Whether or not going to an independent repair facility is first choice it should always be exactly that- YOUR CHOICE. Help support the same type of legislation that we have when it comes to service of any kind. Parts and information should be available to those who can make good use of it.

February 17, 2017 Phonecast

Should you have a right to repair your own phone? You wash your hands after using the restroom but what about your phone? Is phone insurance a good investment? There are new proposed laws regarding phones and driving that may affect you.