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Here’s to the lazy ones

Buy now, buy now, buy… we’re tired, aren’t you?

It’s that time of the year when all the corporate bigwigs put the pressure on us to dive deep into our pockets and throw money their way. Every deal is “hot” and every sale is “for Black Friday only.”

Really?

Once we hit pause and start looking around, a lot of things suddenly feel very suspect. A new iPhone is released and suddenly the model we bought just a year ago feels old and a little less cutting-edge. Of course, a new one is released pretty much every single year — just before the holidays. How convenient. And of course, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Prime Day…all these days have been created to encourage and reward us to buy more than we need, even if it ends up in landfills after one or zero use.

Can we really say we’re free to make our own choices when psychological warfare is at play? Fortunately, we do have a few defenses. Like laziness.

Laziness is a great incentive to say no thanks to all the pressure. Be so lazy that you slow life down, even for a few seconds. Be so lazy that you ask “why?” and ponder so deep that you fall into a…nap. Be so lazy that you decide it’s not time to replace your tablet just yet. Laziness won’t save the planet on its own. But we think it can definitely help.

There’s a lazy one in all of us. Huzzah.

What do the grades on Back Market mean?

The Back Market grades are like the Spice Girls: each with their own personality, yet some sing better than others. For our devices (smartphone or other) it’s a little bit the same, even if each one is tested, verified, cleaned and guaranteed 100% functional.
So, are you more Posh or Sporty?

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The Small Victories of 2020

Making the best of a bad situation.

It’s a common expression, and given how last year went it’s all anyone could really do—us included. This was our mindset when we put together a few initiatives meant to make the world feel just a tiny bit brighter. From reducing our environmental footprint to fighting the digital divide, we wanted to share some of the good things that came out of last year and to start the year off with positive vibes.

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iPadOS 14: What’s new?

In 2019, global giant Apple decided to separate its mobile operating system into two separate programs: iOS for iPhone and iPadOS for tablets. This little difference hasn’t kept the two product lines from sharing the same apps. Nonetheless, the arrival of version 14 of the iPad operating system means Apple’s tablets will now have certain exclusive features that users are going to love! Apple announced its latest developments for iPad during the Special Event Keynote at WWDC 2020. They include access to interactive widgets, dedicated features, etc. Before long, your tablet will be able to do anything a Mac can do!

Here’s our sneak peek at the changes that are coming soon with your next iPadOS update (expected this fall).

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Maria Sanda, Legal Counsel at Back Market

Hello! Who are you?

Hi! I am Maria, I was born in Niger and raised in Paris. I studied law in university Paris 12 and majored in intellectual property and IT law at HEAD law school.

Back Market was my first internship and since everything worked out well, so I have stayed!

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