Apple, tech companies successfully lobby to kill Ontario ‘Right to Repair’ bill

Another ‘Right to Repair’ bill that would have made device producers provide the resources for consumers and third-party repair outfits to fix devices has been put to rest, with intensive lobbying from tech companies including Apple said to be behind the killing of the legislation. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Verizon turns down Note 7 ‘kill’ update as Apple rejects ‘Samsung Pay Mini’ at App Store

Verizon won’t be joining other U.S. carriers in pushing out a "kill" update for the fire-prone and now defunct Samsung Galaxy Note 7, according to an announcement. In the meantime, Apple has allegedly rejected a "Samsung Pay Mini" app at the iOS App Store, possibly deflecting competition for Apple Pay. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Verizon to kill subsidies, launch simpler data plans from August 13

Verizon will launch brand new, simpler data plans and kill subsidies as expected from August 13. Today, the company introduced a set of plans which will require customers to pay for their smartphones in monthly installments, or buy them outright, instead of having the cost subsidized. Similar to the Simple Choice plans launched by T-Mobile […]