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Briefly: iFixit and Fairphone partner, Skype for Windows 8.1 update

updated 10:53 pm EDT, Thu April 3, 2014

iFixit partners with Fairphone, aims to reduce cell phone waste

Do-it-yourself repair guide company iFixit has announced its plan to partner with Dutch social enterprise Fairphone. Fairphone's aim has been to address the wastefulness and disposability of the cell phone market; Fairphone is offering a cell phone that ships with its own set of repair guides through a preinstalled iFixit app. The Fairphone sources its parts from conflict-free manufacturers, and with a published cost breakdown available for the phone, one can know exactly what is being paid for upon purchasing.

Fairphone and iFixit's EU Store have replaceable parts for sale for customers and repair shops, and new business models for safe e-waste recycling where it is not already present have been created.



Skype updated for Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has announced new Skype apps for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. For Windows Phone 8.1, the dialler will include an integrated Skype button that will let the user auto-switch a phone call to data-based Skype video call. Skype Windows Phone 8.1 also features include real-time notifications and updates on the Live Tile, HD 720p video calling, and more. Cortana Integration allows users to use voice commands while controlling the app.



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