Apple now offers iPhone repairs in the comfort of your home

From The Verge: Apple has started offering a new repair service where one of its authorized service providers will come to your home or office to repair your device. The service, which was first spotted by MacRumors, can be accessed through Apple’s support site, where under certain circumstances you’ll now see an onsite repair option in addition to the existing instore and mail-in services. “In select locations, onsite service may be available,” Apple’s support page reads.

Google Photos tests $8 monthly subscription that sends you prints of your best shots

From CNET: Google Photos is looking to expand its print offering for people who want physical copies of their memories. The company is running a trial for an $8-a-month subscription program that'll send you 10 prints that will be "automatically selected from your last 30 days of photos," 9to5Google reports.

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I usually go swimming weekly during the summer months. Swimming is a great way to cool down from the heat of the day, not to mention the place where I work -- the University of Calgary -- has an excellent lane swimming facility that I have unlimited access to. Of course, I only go swimming recreationally; I am by no means anywhere close to being the best swimmer of the bunch -- my Bronze Cross certification I got more than a decade ago is for lifesaving rather than competition. As such, I usually swim in the slow lane to not hold people back.

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There have been many changes in my life since I have moved to Ontario. First is just learning what Ontario is like, especially in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The GTA stretches over a large area and many people live here. There are no mountains to look to like there was in Calgary and it seems like everything is always busy. I have found that the pace of life is different, which has been something to adjust to. Apart from the differences in the way of life, I also do not have as much stuff here. I arrived with just a suitcase and a backpack.

Man accused of making thousands of racist robocalls faces $13 million fine

From The Verge: The FCC has proposed an almost $13 million fine for a man it says was behind a series of racist and anti-semitic robocalling campaigns consisting of over 6,000 calls being placed across six states. The man is accused of using anti-semitic and racist tropes to attack political candidates, threaten a newspaper, and stoke racial hatred after the murder of a college student by an undocumented immigrant.

Nintendo Announces Special Edition Animal Crossing Switch

From PC Mag: The Switch continues to sell incredibly well, but Nintendo isn't one to miss an opportunity to bolster sales, so we're getting a special edition Switch console with a design inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

As the Nintendo of America tweet below clearly shows, Nintendo has come up with a "island-themed" design Animal Crossing fans won't be able to resist.

Amazon surprises Wall Street with a blowout holiday quarter

From CNET: It's OK if you got motion sickness from following Amazon's earnings reports over the past year.

Case in point: The e-commerce heavyweight's profits crashed in the second and third quarters of 2019, following a heady string of record earnings. And just when profits seemed to be on their way down, they're right back up again in the fourth quarter, just shy of the company's all-time quarterly record.

Huawei overtakes Apple in annual race to Samsung’s smartphone crown

From The Verge: Huawei overtook Apple to become the world’s second best selling smartphone manufacturer in 2019, according to reports from Strategy Analytics, Counterpoint Research, and Canalys. Over the course of the year, the Chinese manufacturer reportedly shipped around 240 million phones, compared to just under 200 million for Apple. Samsung retained its comfortable lead in first place, shipping just shy of 300 million devices. Xiaomi and Oppo rounded out the list of the top five manufacturers.

Nokia's Next Feature Phone May Run Android

From PC Mag: Two mobile operating systems dominate the smartphone market, but while iOS may be limited to Apple's own devices, it looks as though Android is about to branch out on to feature phones for the first time.

As XDA Developers reports, a new feature phone model has appeared on the Wi-Fi Alliance website from Nokia brand owner HMD Global. The phone is called the Nokia 400 4G (model TA-1208) and it's a feature phone, but the operating system is listed as GAFP, which is thought to be a touchless version of Android.

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