Once technical hurdles start ruining one’s day, most people would do anything it takes to resolve them as soon as possible and get on with their merry lives. This is especially true if resolving the problem is needed to progress with the task at hand, service a client, or anything along these lines.
When there is a looming sense of urgency, you are much more likely to fall victim to a scam or buy into a false pretense that someone can help you out. What a perfect atmosphere for scammers to prosper — and they’re getting increasingly more sophisticated in their ways. Falling in line with the rest of their repertoire of methods they use to defraud you, there is the infamous Apple Support scam, the latest addition to bad actors’ bag of tricks.
Got a broken Apple device that needs fixing? The Apple Support app has begun showing repair cost estimates in some locations, giving customers an idea of how much they’re going to have to cough up before they book in.
The estimates appear to be available for “common repair topics” — like replacing broken displays and back panels, or swapping out old batteries — for the most popular iPhone and iPad models in use today.
Apple will provide one-on-one guidance to developers in a series of online events dubbed Tech Talks 2021. There will be presentations from Apple experts, each followed by a Q&A session. Plus experts will open their virtual doors in “office hours” meetings.
The free series will include more than 100 live sessions and 1,500 office hours. All coming from Apple locations around the world in multiple time zones.
After working through this Apple Certified Support Professional course, you’ll be able to use your Mac how it was meant to be used. Get certified for real Apple support with this 12-hour course, on sale now for $30.
Motorcycle riders, if you’ve noticed that your iPhone pictures have been getting worse, it’s not your imagination. Apple warned that long-term exposure to “high amplitude vibrations” can damage the camera in your iPhone.
And the situation isn’t much better with scooters.
The new “Apple for Kids” online portal, rolled out on Thursday, makes it easier for parents and guardians to manage iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices used by children. The hub includes useful links that will help with everything from initial setup to reversing accidental purchases.