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 Thursday, 28-December-2017  22:46:27 (GMT +10) - by Agg

There's a fun modding contest being organised in the forums.. a $100 Bunnings Build Challenge. $100 total with of copy of the receipt/s posted in the build log. All construction materials, consumables, paint, fasteners, glues, lighting, etc etc are to be included as part of the $100 total.

People are up in arms about Apple admitting (after being caught) that they are slowing down older iPhones deliberately. Apple say it is to prolong the life of older phone batteries, but at least one class-action lawsuit has been organised. According to the lawsuit, Bogdanovich and Speas have owned the iPhone 7 and several older iPhone models and have noticed that their "older iPhone models slows (sic) down when new models come out." The two say they did not consent to have Apple slow down their devices, nor were they able to "choose whether they preferred to have their iPhones slower than normal." Discussion in this thread.

Meanwhile Belkin are in hot water over warranty issues. Belkin has agreed to honour claims under its lifetime warranty policies after it was found that the electronics manufacturer applied a policy of only repairing or replacing products under these warranties within the five years from the date of purchase. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said on 19 December it had accepted a court-enforceable undertaking by Belkin to honour the claims by local buyers.

Retro Apple fans might be interested to hear that Apple's Lisa operating system will be released as Open Source soon. More than three decades ago, Apple unveiled the Apple Lisa. It turned out to be one of the biggest flops of Apple, selling only 10,000 units; Apple spent a mammoth $150 million on R&D. Lisa, one of the first commercial computers with a GUI, also set the stage for a conflict between CEO John Sculley and Cofounder Steve Jobs. For those who donít know, LISA stood for Local Integrated System Architecture. Discussion here.

Tis the season for end-of-year roundup articles, looking back at 2017's most disappointing games on GamingNexus and the Best Products of 2017 on TechPowerUp. TechReport meanwhile have a System Guide, while ThinkComputers have a Holiday Gaming Survival Guide. TechSpot cover their Top 5 Intel Z370 motherboards, as well as 10 tech products that are almost impossible to repair.



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