Talking Tech - November 19:
Fix your iPhone at home; Call 988 for mental health emergencies

Apple’s “Self Repair Program” is coming

From early 2022 Apple will allow you to fix your iPhone 12’s and 13s with things like broken screens, dead batteries and busted cameras. You’ll be able to buy more than 200 parts and tools to make the repairs. 

Even better is these repairs won’t void the warranty of your device, although if you damage it during the repair process it may.  

Making it easier for Americans to reach emergency mental health services

The FCC has approved the use of 988 as a fast and memorable way to reach suicide prevention services. 6,000 people a day call Lifeline in the USA. This goes into effect next year.

This number also supports text messaging – great for younger people or those who are hard of hearing or deaf.

Crypto goes mainstream 

The Staples Center in LA, home to the Lakers & Clippers, is getting a new name: Cypto.com Stadium.

The mobile wallet company paid $700 million to secure the naming rights for the next 20 years.


Paul Stenhouse is the Technology Contributor on Newstalk ZB’s ‘Saturday Morning with Jack Tame’.

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