Today, iFixit, the self-repair advocate and tutorial site, announced its upcoming event, Liberation Week
, running from July 1-5, 2013. iFixit seeks to combat planned obsolescence by giving users access to the information needed to repair and upgrade products. Citing Independence Day, iFixit will be giving away free iPhone Liberation kits - tools to open one's iPhone for self-repair access - to the first 1776 claimants. Stating that the consumer should have the right to open their phone, the kits includes a pentalobe screwdriver, so that users can replace the original screws with ones with standard Phillips head screws provided. Pentalobe screws are intended to be tamper-resistant
, as there are no readily available screwdrivers with a compatible head. Also in the kit is a #00 Phillips screwdriver, to use in future openings of one's iPhone.
Amazon Mobile releases Version 1.4.3 of Amazon Instant Video
The latest version of the Amazon Instant Video app
was released today, which allows users to watch thousands of titles with their Prime Instant Video subscription. The latest version offers simplified searching, with the addition of a drop-down screen, personalized carousels on the home screen, and a new navigation bar allowing switching between different TV and movie collections.