Apple says customers must wait to pick up repairs locked inside its retail stores

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Apple customers who didn’t pick up devices dropped off for repairs within two days of the company closing all of its retail stores will have to wait to pick them up until the stores reopen, an Apple spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider.

When Apple announced on March 14th that it would be closing all retail stores outside China due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company said customers had a two-day window to retrieve any repairs. Apple tried to contact customers via phone and email to tell them they needed to pick up their devices, but any products that didn’t

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company is donating 10 million masks to healthcare workers in the US

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Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted Saturday that the company was donating “millions of masks for health professionals in the US and Europe,” to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. Cook’s tweet appears to confirm a statement earlier in the day by Vice President Mike Pence.

“The president and I literally heard directly from Apple that they’re donating 2 million industrial masks to this effort around the country and working with our administration to distribute those,” Pence said at a White House press briefing. A later briefing from Pence on March 24th would expand that number to 9 million

Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab A offers LTE connectivity

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Samsung has just refreshed the Galaxy Tab A , and the new model costs just $279.. It features an 8.4-inch screen, a 5,000mAh battery, and LTE connectivity.

The tablet is available now for $279. Samsung is currently shipping the Verizon model, but it says the tablet will be available through AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular in the coming weeks.

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Samsung has made a few other updates from last year’s 8-inch Galaxy Tab A: the new tablet includes a 5MP front camera (the 8-inch model had a 2MP shooter), a main display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (last

Samsung’s S10 and Note 10 are getting updated with the S20’s best camera features

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Samsung is bringing a host of the Galaxy S20’s new camera and software features to last year’s Galaxy S10 and Note 10 lineups in a software update, the company announced today. The new features include camera functionality like Single Take and Night Hyperlapse, as well as new gallery and sharing features. Samsung didn’t provide an exact date for the update’s release, but said that it would be rolling out to select markets, including the US, “in the coming weeks.”

We were particularly impressed with Single Take when we tried it out on the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The feature

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus are $200 off at Amazon and Best Buy

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Beats Powerbeats review: reliable wire

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Before Beats introduced its first true wireless earbuds last year, the Powerbeats Pro, the Apple-owned company’s regular Powerbeats had been a popular go-to for runners and gym-goers. But they got left behind as Beats put its focus on the long-awaited Pros, which trounced the AirPods in audio quality and battery life and were better cut out for fitness activities.

Now, Beats has taken a lot of the ingredients from the Pros and put them in the new Powerbeats. (Turns out these aren’t actually called the Powerbeats 4.) They retain the neckband design from prior models, which some people prefer over

1More True Wireless ANC headphones review: great features, not-so-great fit

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1More is a smaller headphones brand that’s behind some of the best midrange wired earbuds available. Now, as the headphone market continues to run away from anything that so much as looks like a wire, 1More is running alongside them. Last year, it announced its first pair of true wireless earbuds, and now it’s got a noise-canceling model. They’re the appropriately titled 1More True Wireless ANC headphones, and they’re available now for $199.99.

Producing a great-sounding pair of wired earbuds is one thing, but true wireless headphones, particularly noise-canceling ones, are much trickier. A good fit and strong connection

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus review: better sound, even better stamina

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Samsung’s original Galaxy Buds were decent true wireless earbuds: they offered impressive battery life, wireless charging, and a lightweight, comfortable fit. But sound quality was merely okay, and their built-in mics were awful when it came to voice calls. If you got the $129 Galaxy Buds as a phone preorder bonus or on sale at a discount, there was reason to be happy. But paying full price for them wasn’t as easy to justify.

For 2020, Samsung is back with the Galaxy Buds Plus. They look mostly identical to the originals, but they contain several key improvements. Battery life has

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