Farewell Office Insiders — say hello to the Microsoft 365 Insider program

What you need to know Microsoft has renamed the Office Insider Program to the Microsoft 365 Insider program. The name change aligns with Microsoft’s current vision for its software suite and expands the purview of what Insiders can test and provide feedback on. Microsoft has already changed the Twitter handle and community websites to match […]

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Samsung adds Galaxy S22 trio, two Galaxy Book laptops to its self-repair program in the US

Last year Samsung announced its self-repair program in partnership with iFixit, starting in the US in August with support for seven devices: the Galaxy S20 and S21 flagships (sans the FE models) and the Galaxy Tab S7+. Today, the company is adding five new devices to the program. The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy […]

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Galaxy S22 and laptops now covered by Samsung’s self-repair program

Samsung announced its self-repair program in the United States last year. It teamed up with iFixit to provide genuine replacement parts, tools, and guides to those who wanted to repair their devices themselves. The self-repair program initially supported the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21 series in addition to the Galaxy Tab S7+. Samsung is now […]

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US fans can now get a Nothing Phone (1) for $300 as part of the Nothing OS 1.5 beta program

The Nothing Phone (1) still isn’t available for sale in the US, but you can get one through official channels as part of Nothing’s US-based beta testing program. This is billed as testing Nothing OS 1.5 (which is based on Android 13), but it is also very much a test of network coverage. Here’s the […]

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A Crucial Particle Physics Computer Program Risks Obsolescence

Recently, I watched a fellow particle physicist talk about a calculation he had pushed to a new height of precision. His tool? A 1980s-era computer program called FORM. Particle physicists use some of the longest equations in all of science. To look for signs of new elementary particles in collisions at the Large Hadron Collider, […]

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Apple Expands Self-Service Repair Program to Mac Desktops With M1 Chips and Studio Display

Apple today expanded its self-service repair program to include Mac desktops with Apple silicon, as noted by Jason Snell at Six Colors. Parts, tools, and repair manuals are now available for the iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Studio with the M1 series of chips in particular, and the Studio Display that launched alongside the Mac […]

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Best Buy Expands Upgrade+ Program to Include iMac and Mac Studio

Best Buy today announced it has expanded its Upgrade+ program to include select 24-inch iMac and Mac Studio models. Launched in October in partnership with Apple, the program provides interest-free monthly financing via Citizens Bank for select Macs purchased from Best Buy in the United States, similar to Apple’s own iPhone Upgrade Program. For example, […]

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The Xbox MVP program is shutting down

What you need to know The Xbox MVP program has been used to recognize and celebrate prominent leaders in the Xbox gaming community. According to Windows Central sources, Microsoft is officially shuttering the Xbox MVP program at the end of the year. The role of Xbox MVPs will be continued through the thriving Xbox Ambassador […]

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Apple’s Self Service repair program expands to eight European countries

Apple is expanding its Self Service repair program to Europe giving users access to genuine parts, tools and official manuals for select iPhones and MacBook laptops. The service is now live in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK and allows users in those regions to repair their own devices. The covered […]

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Apple Launches Self Service Repair Program in Europe

Apple today announced it has launched its self-service repair program in Europe, extending the program beyond the United States for the first time. Customers in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK can now purchase genuine Apple parts, and consult repair manuals, through the Apple Self Service Repair Store. Apple says customers […]

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Windows Central Podcast #293: Windows 11 search and Surface Duo preview program

We’re back with another exciting episode of the Windows Central Podcast, and in this week’s episode, Dan and Zac overcome Black Friday/Cyber Monday fatigue to discuss a fresh Windows 11 preview build, the potential Surface Duo insider program, Adobe bringing products to the Microsoft Store, impressions of the HP Dragonfly Folio G3, the Elon Musk […]

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Microsoft News Roundup: Windows 11 Search, Surface Duo Insider Program, Xbox achievements, and more

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, the tech world went back to normal news this week. Over the last few days, we saw Microsoft test new options for Search on Windows 11 and reports about a potential Surface Duo Insider Program. A pitch for a new Xbox achievement system also made the headlines, […]

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Surface Duo may be getting its own Insider Program for Android betas soon

What you need to know References to an “Insider Program” have been spotted in the latest Android update for Surface Duo. The flighting functionality is used internally by engineers currently.  An Insider Program for Duo would allow Microsoft to flight new features and Android updates in beta to enthusiasts earlier. Microsoft is a big fan […]

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You Can Try Verizon’s Service for Free With New Test Drive Program

Verizon this week announced the launch of a new Test Drive program that is designed to allow you to try the Verizon network for free over a 30-day period. Any U.S. smartphone user with an eSIM and unlocked device can get 100GB of 4G/5G data to test out the Verizon network before committing to switching […]

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Realme announces Android 13 Open Beta program for Realme 9 Pro and 9 Pro+

Realme has announced the Android 13 Open Beta program for the Realme 9 Pro and Realme 9 Pro+ in India to let its users experience Android 13 and Realme UI 3.0 before the rollout of the stable update. Those interested can enroll in the Android 13 Open Beta program by navigating to their Realme 9 […]

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How to Get a New MacBook With Best Buy’s Upgrade+ Program

Whenever Apple releases a new iPhone or iPad, provided that the latter has cellular connectivity, you have the ability to upgrade your devices from the one you currently own. However, the same can’t be said when it comes to Apple’s lineup of various MacBook models, leaving you potentially feeling a bit of FOMO when something […]

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BREAKING: One UI 5.0 beta program now live for the Galaxy Z Fold 2!

With Samsung inching closer to beginning the public rollout of the Android 13 and One UI 5.0 update for the Galaxy S22 series phones, the company has been extending the One UI 5.0 beta program to more and more devices this week. Those included the company’s latest foldables, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the […]

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[Update: UK too] Samsung announces One UI 5.0 Beta program for Galaxy Z Flip 4, Z Fold 4 in Korea

Samsung has finally announced the One UI 5.0 beta program for its latest foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The One UI 5.0 beta program is now open in South Korea and the UK, and it could reach other markets, including Germany, India, and the US very soon. […]

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Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 join the One UI 5.0 beta program in India

Samsung keeps opening the One UI 5.0 beta program for more Galaxy devices in more regions, and the latest two phones to join the Android 13 testing phase are the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in India. The company announced today that Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip […]

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Samsung opens One UI 5.0 Beta program for Galaxy Z Flip 3 in South Korea, UK

After opening the One UI 5.0 Beta program for the Galaxy A52, Galaxy S21, and Galaxy S22, Samsung has also opened it for the Galaxy Z Flip 3. You can now test Android 13-based One UI 5.0 beta software if you have the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and if you live in certain markets. Samsung […]

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