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Apple offering credit for iPhone batteries replaced before discounted repair program

Apple added a feature into iOS 11 the ability to reduce power requirements by slowing down the phone to avoid sudden shutdowns when the battery had reduced in performance due to age. They initially allowed for cheap battery replacements but have now offered a credit for older phones as well.
It was interesting to see this unfold as Apple's intention was meant to assist users of older devices to avoid having unwanted shutdowns when the battery was operating at substandard levels. Of course the ambulance chasers saw an opportunity for money for nothing.
The reality is that batteries lose their ability to hold a charge the older they are and after a finite number of recharges. So those seeking damages for a probably undetectable slow down are leeches when in reality, Apple was doping them a favour.
Apple since provided the ability to see the state of the battery and you will be able to choose between changing the battery at a heavily discounted price, allowing the phone to slow down to prevent sudden shutdowns, have an unreliable device or perhaps just get a new phone.
With the current iOS you can check the state of your battery. Go to Settings/Battery/Battery Health. It will give you information about the maximum capacity of your battery. You can also see what is consuming the battery's charge.

See AppleInsider for the full article.

How to merge together multiple PDF documents using Preview in macOS

In an article on AppleInsider, they cover managing PDF files when needing to combine multiple documents into one. The Preview tool, which comes with every Mac, is actually quite powerful for managing a number of different file types.
Check out the article at: AppleInsider

How to Remove Third-Party Accounts Like Facebook From Your Mac

In an article on MacRumors, they show you how to manually remove third-party accounts like Facebook from your Mac.
In iOS 11, Apple removed its built-in integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo, a feature that allowed iPhone and iPad users to store their third-party account information and access it within apps that needed to use those services.

Remove Third Party Accounts
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iPhone X - Best Selling Smart Phone in Q1-2018

There have been many stories that tried to imply the iPhone X was a flop. Some of these were based on Samsung's reduction in production of OLED displays and other components. The connection was based on a false premise.
In reality, the iPhone X has been the worlds best selling smartphone by a long shot. In fact the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have taken the 3 top positions against all other smartphones.
iPhone X - Best Selling Smart Phone in Q1-2018

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