Apple Introduces New Apple Watch Recycling Program Offering Gift Cards Up To $175

Apple today updated its Renew and Recycling program for the Apple Watch, offering Apple Store gift cards for older Apple Watch devices that are in good working condition through a partnership with Brightstar.



Apple previously allowed customers to recycle the Apple Watch through its recycling program, but there were no gift cards offered. Gift cards received from recycling products can be put towards new devices purchased from the Apple Store, either at retail locations or online.






Gift cards are available for original Apple Watch models, Apple Watch Series 1 models, and Apple Watch Series 2 models, with Apple offering between $50 and $175 depending on device. For a 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch Series 2 in full working condition, for example, Apple is offering $175, which is the highest payout available.



For an original 42mm Apple Watch Sport model in good working condition, Apple is offering $50, the lowest payout. These prices are lower than what you might get attempting to sell a device on your own, but higher in some cases than the prices available through other trade-in programs.



Working condition means the device powers on, the enclosure is in good condition, there are no obvious signs of liquid damage, the display is in good condition, and the buttons are operational. Apple does allow for normal wear and tear when it comes to the display and the enclosure, however.






Apple is only offering money for Apple Watch devices that meet all of the above restrictions. For devices that are damaged in some way, Apple offers free recycling through Brightstar, but no gift card.



When recycling an Apple Watch through Brightstar, the company will allow you to use your own shipping or it will send a free shipping box. Customers must make sure the Apple Watch is free of all faults, all data has been wiped, and that the battery is fully charged. It does not appear that charging cables nor Apple Watch bands need to be sent with the Apple Watch.



Apple, in partnership with Brightstar, also offers gift cards when recycling a range of older iPhones, iPads, Macs, PCs, and smartphones from third-party manufacturers.

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Apple Introduces New Apple Watch Recycling Program Offering Gift Cards Up To $175

Apple today updated its Renew and Recycling program for the Apple Watch, offering Apple Store gift cards for older Apple Watch devices that are in good working condition through a partnership with Brightstar.



Apple previously allowed customers to recycle the Apple Watch through its recycling program, but there were no gift cards offered. Gift cards received from recycling products can be put towards new devices purchased from the Apple Store, either at retail locations or online.






Gift cards are available for original Apple Watch models, Apple Watch Series 1 models, and Apple Watch Series 2 models, with Apple offering between $50 and $175 depending on device. For a 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch Series 2 in full working condition, for example, Apple is offering $175, which is the highest payout available.



For an original 42mm Apple Watch Sport model in good working condition, Apple is offering $50, the lowest payout. These prices are lower than what you might get attempting to sell a device on your own, but higher in some cases than the prices available through other trade-in programs.



Working condition means the device powers on, the enclosure is in good condition, there are no obvious signs of liquid damage, the display is in good condition, and the buttons are operational. Apple does allow for normal wear and tear when it comes to the display and the enclosure, however.






Apple is only offering money for Apple Watch devices that meet all of the above restrictions. For devices that are damaged in some way, Apple offers free recycling through Brightstar, but no gift card.



When recycling an Apple Watch through Brightstar, the company will allow you to use your own shipping or it will send a free shipping box. Customers must make sure the Apple Watch is free of all faults, all data has been wiped, and that the battery is fully charged. It does not appear that charging cables nor Apple Watch bands need to be sent with the Apple Watch.



Apple, in partnership with Brightstar, also offers gift cards when recycling a range of older iPhones, iPads, Macs, PCs, and smartphones from third-party manufacturers.

Related Roundups: Apple Watch, watchOS 4
Buyer’s Guide: Apple Watch (Buy Now)


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CBS2 Exclusive: Woman Says She Was Sexually Harassed By Boss At Nassau County Commission On Human Rights

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman says she now has the courage to come forward – inspired by other alleged victims across the country to share her troubling story of alleged sexual harassment in the workplace.

As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported exclusively Monday, Margalie Rodriguez said she has been honored to work for more than 20 years as a lawyer for the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights.

“My office was created to eradicate sexual harassment, yet I’m being subjected to it, and being afraid to come forward and say I need help,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez’s boss under the administration of Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano was Dr. Phillip Elliott, former executive director of minority affairs and now deputy county executive for health and human services.

Rodriguez claims to have been consistently publicly humiliated by Elliott’s allegedly cruel sexual remarks.

“At my breasts, at my arms, at my legs, at my body parts,” she said.

Elliott, respected in the country, is also a clergy member in Hempstead. The married father is the bishop of a large church there.

He declined CBS2’s request for an interview at the church. CBS2 also tried his home and his office.

Rodriguez alleged that while planning wit Elliott for a humanitarian trip to Haiti, “He said: ‘No, it’s OK. I can pay for you. You can go with me, and then you can stay in my room. You can stay in my hotel.’”

She claims rebuking him, she was passed over for a promotion that was given to a less-qualified man.

Though other considerations are job effectiveness and attendance.

“And I know it was in retaliation for having turned down his advances,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez filed a federal lawsuit against Nassau County, alleging gender discrimination.

But County Attorney Carnell Foskey said, “It did not contain any allegations of sexual harassment against Reverend Phillip Elliott, and we have no knowledge of any confidential EEO complaints.”

Rodriguez said she is finally speaking out after years of alleged harassment, given courage because of the nationwide trend.

“I am one of you who are out there, who are voiceless and afraid to speak,” she said.

Without acknowledging any wrongdoing, the counties of Nassau and Suffolk said they expect soon to require sexual harassment training for members and staff.

Rodriguez said she is waiting to hear back from the special investigations office, as well as from Elliott.

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CBS2 Exclusive: Woman Says She Was Sexually Harassed By Boss At Nassau County Commission On Human Rights

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman says she now has the courage to come forward – inspired by other alleged victims across the country to share her troubling story of alleged sexual harassment in the workplace.

As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported exclusively Monday, Margalie Rodriguez said she has been honored to work for more than 20 years as a lawyer for the Nassau County Commission on Human Rights.

“My office was created to eradicate sexual harassment, yet I’m being subjected to it, and being afraid to come forward and say I need help,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez’s boss under the administration of Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano was Dr. Phillip Elliott, former executive director of minority affairs and now deputy county executive for health and human services.

Rodriguez claims to have been consistently publicly humiliated by Elliott’s allegedly cruel sexual remarks.

“At my breasts, at my arms, at my legs, at my body parts,” she said.

Elliott, respected in the country, is also a clergy member in Hempstead. The married father is the bishop of a large church there.

He declined CBS2’s request for an interview at the church. CBS2 also tried his home and his office.

Rodriguez alleged that while planning wit Elliott for a humanitarian trip to Haiti, “He said: ‘No, it’s OK. I can pay for you. You can go with me, and then you can stay in my room. You can stay in my hotel.’”

She claims rebuking him, she was passed over for a promotion that was given to a less-qualified man.

Though other considerations are job effectiveness and attendance.

“And I know it was in retaliation for having turned down his advances,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez filed a federal lawsuit against Nassau County, alleging gender discrimination.

But County Attorney Carnell Foskey said, “It did not contain any allegations of sexual harassment against Reverend Phillip Elliott, and we have no knowledge of any confidential EEO complaints.”

Rodriguez said she is finally speaking out after years of alleged harassment, given courage because of the nationwide trend.

“I am one of you who are out there, who are voiceless and afraid to speak,” she said.

Without acknowledging any wrongdoing, the counties of Nassau and Suffolk said they expect soon to require sexual harassment training for members and staff.

Rodriguez said she is waiting to hear back from the special investigations office, as well as from Elliott.

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Old Doors Make An Appealing Target For Home Invasions, Police Warn

CHATHAM, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The victims of a brazen burglary have a warning for other New Jersey homeowners.

Three pit bulls couldn’t deter the suspect, but there is something else they could have done to protect themselves.

It was mid-morning Tuesday, when a burglar forced his way into a quaint home on Henry Drive in Chatham Township.

Janet Russell was upstairs with her husband and three pit bulls.

“I said to my husband, ‘oh one of our kids are home,” she said.

She stayed in the room with the dogs and her husband stepped out.

“So my husband came out, closed the door, and if you were standing like right here, that’s what he encountered,” she said.

The ‘that’ she’s referring to was a 240-lbs burglary suspect, who claimed he had a gun.

Mr. Russell wrestled him to the ground before he made his escape in a dark blue minivan.

It appears he had his eye on some jewelry, but in the end the family got his prescription sunglasses, and his hat.

He got away with nothing.

“He didn’t hurt anybody, but he was very brazen. I believe he heard the dogs and he still was coming in,” she said.

The door had been deadbolted.

“He either forced the way with his shoulder or kicked it in,” Det. Sgt Chris Slayton, Chatham Police, said.

Russell said the door is 25-years-old, but police said doors just five years and older can be a draw.

“You want a secured frame, a reinforced frame that’s not easy to kick into,” Slayton said.

Shatterproof glass is also recommended.

For now, the Russells have wooden blocks holding the door closed.

“I’ve been driving around town lately just looking at people’s doors and saying, ‘if I was a burglar, I would say ‘ooh, that’s a better door than that door,” Russell said. “It’s just a different world now. Never had to worry about that.”

The Russells said they’ve bought themselves an early Christmas gift; a new door and an alarm system.

For now, they’re also keeping their pit bulls downstairs.

Police also recommend leaving cars in the driveway to deter burglars from even attempting to enter your home.

 

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Old Doors Make An Appealing Target For Home Invasions, Police Warn

CHATHAM, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The victims of a brazen burglary have a warning for other New Jersey homeowners.

Three pit bulls couldn’t deter the suspect, but there is something else they could have done to protect themselves.

It was mid-morning Tuesday, when a burglar forced his way into a quaint home on Henry Drive in Chatham Township.

Janet Russell was upstairs with her husband and three pit bulls.

“I said to my husband, ‘oh one of our kids are home,” she said.

She stayed in the room with the dogs and her husband stepped out.

“So my husband came out, closed the door, and if you were standing like right here, that’s what he encountered,” she said.

The ‘that’ she’s referring to was a 240-lbs burglary suspect, who claimed he had a gun.

Mr. Russell wrestled him to the ground before he made his escape in a dark blue minivan.

It appears he had his eye on some jewelry, but in the end the family got his prescription sunglasses, and his hat.

He got away with nothing.

“He didn’t hurt anybody, but he was very brazen. I believe he heard the dogs and he still was coming in,” she said.

The door had been deadbolted.

“He either forced the way with his shoulder or kicked it in,” Det. Sgt Chris Slayton, Chatham Police, said.

Russell said the door is 25-years-old, but police said doors just five years and older can be a draw.

“You want a secured frame, a reinforced frame that’s not easy to kick into,” Slayton said.

Shatterproof glass is also recommended.

For now, the Russells have wooden blocks holding the door closed.

“I’ve been driving around town lately just looking at people’s doors and saying, ‘if I was a burglar, I would say ‘ooh, that’s a better door than that door,” Russell said. “It’s just a different world now. Never had to worry about that.”

The Russells said they’ve bought themselves an early Christmas gift; a new door and an alarm system.

For now, they’re also keeping their pit bulls downstairs.

Police also recommend leaving cars in the driveway to deter burglars from even attempting to enter your home.

 

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Netflix’s Stunning Sci-Fi Series ‘Altered Carbon’ Comes to Life in First Trailer

Early next year, Netflix will be premiering a new series dubbed Altered Carbon. The sci-fi program is set in a futuristic universe where consciousness can be transferred into a new body, thus making death nothing but an inconvenience.

Thanks to such technological advances, the human mind can now be digitized and downloaded into a “cortical stack,” then placed into new bodies referred to as sleeves.

Altered Carbon stars Joel Kinnaman, who plays Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs. Kovacs has been brought to life centuries after his death in order to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (played by James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth.

For your first look at Altered Carbon, due out on Netflix February 2, 2018, press play above.

In other Netflix news, ‘Stranger Things’ season three is officially happening.

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Netflix’s Stunning Sci-Fi Series ‘Altered Carbon’ Comes to Life in First Trailer

Early next year, Netflix will be premiering a new series dubbed Altered Carbon. The sci-fi program is set in a futuristic universe where consciousness can be transferred into a new body, thus making death nothing but an inconvenience.

Thanks to such technological advances, the human mind can now be digitized and downloaded into a “cortical stack,” then placed into new bodies referred to as sleeves.

Altered Carbon stars Joel Kinnaman, who plays Envoy soldier Takeshi Kovacs. Kovacs has been brought to life centuries after his death in order to investigate the attempted murder of Laurens Bancroft (played by James Purefoy), the wealthiest man on Earth.

For your first look at Altered Carbon, due out on Netflix February 2, 2018, press play above.

In other Netflix news, ‘Stranger Things’ season three is officially happening.

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