Cost Of Replacing iPhone 6 Or Later Batteries Drops To $29 | Powerball Has A Winner | Other Useful National News

Sunday, January 7, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews 

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There’s a whole world beyond Proviso Township. Here’s some of the USEFUL news that township residents have in common with humans in the Chicago metropolitan region, the nation and the world:

Apple cuts price of battery replacements by 60%

What?: Per a Jan. 2 report on the tech site MacRumors: “Last week, Apple reduced the price of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements from $79 to $29, following a wave of controversy over power management features in older iPhones […] regardless of whether an official diagnostic test shows that it is still able to retain less than 80 percent of its original capacity.”

Why?: Apple is trying to calm customers who were angry when they found out last year that the company “artificially slows down older iPhones to drive customers to upgrade to newer models,” MacRumors reports.

How?: Per MacRumors: “Apple can run a diagnostic on your phone’s battery remotely – you don’t need to visit an Apple Store. To initiate the battery diagnostic/replacement process, contact Apple Support by phone, online chat, email, or Twitter. Alternatively, you can schedule a Genius Bar appointment at an Apple Store with the Apple Support app. You can also inquire about a battery replacement with select Apple Authorized Service Providers.” 

When?: This deal last through the end of 2018, but don’t wait too long to take advantage of Apple’s remorse.


Somebody won the $570 Powerball million jackpot, but they don’t live here

What?: There’s a winning ticket in the recent $570 million Powerball jackpot. It just wasn’t bought in Illinois.

Per a Jan. 7 Chicago Tribune report, the winning ticket was sold in New Hampshire. The winning numbers: “12, 29, 30, 33, 61, with a Powerball of 26 and PowerPlay of 3x,” the Tribune reports.

What else?: “There were also $1 million winners in Connecticut, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas and Washington,” the Tribune notes. “On Friday, one ticket matched all Mega Millions numbers, and the winner can claim a $450 million grand prize, the nation’s 10th largest jackpot ever.”

How?: “The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games,” the Tribune explains, “in which payments are made over 29 years. Most winners opt for cash options, which would be $281 million for Mega Millions and $358.5 million for Powerball.”


Dunkin Donuts to get rid of some products 

What?: Per a Jan. 7 USA Today report, Dunkin Donuts will scale back its menus this year, as it gets rid of ‘slower moving’ products “such as afternoon sandwiches, some muffin, bagel and cream cheese varieties, smoothies and flatbread. Some of the foods that are going away were always optional for franchisees restaurants.”

Why?: According to a Jan. 6 Washington Post report, ” the reduction represents about 10 percent of its offerings and is meant to streamline service.”

When?: Citing a company statement, USA Today reports that the reduced menus will “appear in New England and upstate New York this week, and roll out to the rest of the nation before the end of March, Dunkin’ Donuts.”

How?: While we don’t exactly know which specific items will be eliminated at your local Dunkin, you might want to give them a call. Click here to look up franchise info. VFP 

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