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According to a report in CNBC (link below) Apple is launching a new program that will give independent repair shops access to parts for common out-of-warranty repairs. The move represents an about-face for Apple, which typically encourages repairs to be made by its authorized service providers. Additionally, the company has fought California’s proposed right-to-repair bill, which would Read more…

**Updated 8/27** Asurion has confirmed the deal; the terms are not immediately known. uBreakiFix co-founder Justin Wetherill said in a prepared statement. Both Asurion and uBreakiFix put customers first. Asurion has a history of customer-focused, industry-first innovations. We are excited to work together, with our franchise owners, to make peoples’ tech lives better. Orlando remains an integral Read more…

Repair.org reports there is now matching bills in the NY State Senate (S.6309) and Assembly (A.8416-A) This will allow Right to Repair to move to a vote — provided that leadership wants to schedule a vote. The more phone calls and messages we can put into legislators, the better the odds. The following are the 3 things Read more…

Per an article in Motherboard/Vice (link below), Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is calling for a national Right to Repair Law. While the article concentrated on the farm machinery part of such a law, there is a section on how this impacts the wireless world: But the right-to-repair is an issue bigger than farm and it affects all Read more…

From our friends at Repair.org Minnesota is preparing to vote on Right to Repair, HF 1138, possibly this coming week. If you know anyone in Minnesota — please encourage them to call or email their representatives asking them to vote for HF 1138 when it comes to the floor. This will be our first ever vote in Read more…

Right to Repair is in rapid motion—fifteen states have already introduced legislation so far in 2019. Join the movement’s leaders to talk about Right to Repair on Thursday January 31st at 11 AM Pacific / 2:00 Eastern. Learn what’s going to happen in your state before anyone else—and find out how to get involved.  Details at the Read more…

BBC Report – ‘Right to repair’ gathers force in EU and USA According to a report from the BBC (link below), “help is at hand” as citizens in the EU and parts of the USA will soon get a “right to repair” – of sorts. It consists of a series of proposals from European environment ministers to force Read more…

According to a recent article in the Washington Post (link below) The Librarian of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office have granted American consumers and gadget repair shops greater freedom to fix their smartphones and other popular electronics in what “right-to-repair” advocates are calling a major victory. In a new ruling that will take effect Sunday, exemptions Read more…

According to a recent article on Engadget (link below), Motorola will be selling do-it-yourself phone repair kits. Motorola has become the first major phone maker to provide parts to iFixit, which now sells official Motorola repair kits. If you need to replace your cracked screen or install a fresh battery, you’ll have all the parts and tools you need Read more…

We already mentioned that #REPAIRDAY is coming! But! Did you know there is a new TV series – Consumer Reports TV will have a feature on repairing cell-phone glass? It airs on Repair Day (October 20) on NBC. Click HERE for more details: Host Jack Rico is on a mission to rid microscopic pollutants from the air in homes; he Read more…

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