Microsoft Releases Repair Policy Review

As the Right to Repair movement grows, more tech companies are expanding repair options and announcing self repair programs to placate consumers. In 2021, advocacy group As You Sow proposed a shareholder resolution, to which Microsoft responded by commissioning an “Assessment of the greenhouse gas emissions and waste impacts from improving the repairability of Microsoft…

Apple’s Self Repair Kit More Expensive Than Manufacturer Repair?

As the idea of consumers repairing their own device has spread, many tech giants have announced self repair programs, Apple being the most surprising. The Apple self repair kits were intended to be a more cost effective alternative for device repairs, however, the home repair kit may end up being even more expensive than manufacturer…

Device Leasing Company Expands

Rumors that Apple is developing a leasing program for its devices have recently circulated, raising questions from the company’s loyal customers. The rumors stirred surprise among Apple users, however, this is not the first time the idea of leasing devices has been put into action.  Berlin-based device leasing company, Grover, was founded in 2015 with…

Tech Solutions Series: Bluetooth Troubleshooting

When the idea of going “hands free” first arose it was revolutionary to think about taking calls without having to actually hold a phone, but Bluetooth has evolved even further. We now have cordless headphones and earbuds, speakers that connect to our smartphones simply by being near them, cameras, televisions, and the list goes on.…