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Apple replaces malfunctioning iPhone 11 touchscreens


Latest iPhone was 1 out of every 10 smartphones sold in US last quarter
A just-announced Apple service program will repair an iPhone 11 touchscreen problem affecting some units.
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Apple launched an iPhone 11 Display Module Replacement Program late on Friday. It’s intended to repair a small percentage of units that are experiencing problems with the touchscreen.

These units “may stop responding to touch due to an issue with the display module,” according to Apple.

Add a high-definition touchscreen to any Mac


Desklab Portable Touchscreen monitor
Instantly expand your computer, tablet and more with an add-on toucshcreen monitor.
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A second screen can make a huge difference in productivity. For some people, it’s a critical part of their workflow. But even more interesting is the possibility of adding a screen with full touchscreen capabilities, so you can essentially use it as an extra monitor or a tablet.

Quirky smartphone case frees you from tyranny of the touchscreen


smartphone case with mechanical buttons
Tired of the touchscreen? Try pressing an old-fashioned mechanical button.
Screenshot: Snap Research/YouTube

We can press and swipe our way to productivity with the touch screen on a smartphone. But the nerve endings in our fingers still long for the tactile engagement – that click – from pressing a button.

Snap, a company with the ideal name, is working with Columbia University on a smartphone case with mechanical buttons and dials to control our favorite phone functions.

Your Long Fingernails Can Now Be Transformed Into Touchscreen Styluses



I have no idea what it’s like to try to use an iPhone when you have super long fingernails, but I have seen a bunch of women try to stab away at their screens like they’re Freddy Krueger. Your fingernail is not a stylus, but it could become one very soon.

Tech Tips is making a new product that will turn your fingernails into a conductive stylus, so you can stop looking so weird when you’re trying to send a text message.