The charging times for the iPhone have steadily gotten better over the last few years, but as the Wall Street Journal reports, it's possible that you'll be able to plug the device in and charge it from 0 percent to 100 percent in just half a minute. An Israeli startup by the name of StoreDot revealed the technology at Microsoft's Think Next Conference using standard smartphone batteries, and they claim it'll even be portable.
If you've been buying ATG-branded replacement batteries for the MacBook Pro from Best Buy either directly or via the Geek Squad, you might want to check if any third-party batteries you've bought there have been getting a little too hot lately. Best Buy announced a recall today on 5,100 third-party replacement batteries for Apple's popular notebook after the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported 13 incidents in which the batteries went up in flames. In one case, the fires even caused serious leg injury.
We love showing off all the great refurbed Macs out there because we think maybe people don't realize the incredible bargains on machines that are in tip-top form. A big knock in consumer circles is that Apple products are expensive, but they're killer products and here we've got some of them at killer prices. So if brand-new looks like it's several months more of ramen dinners away, look on the discount side of things. You won't be disappointed.
Some accessories are so clever that we wonder why Apple didn’t just fold them into the product’s original design. And with the Magic Charger, a lovely rechargeable-battery solution for the Magic Mouse, you might end up wishing that Apple actually had made it.
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry are demanding a response from Apple Japan on the reports that overheating iPod nanos have caused at least 27 incidents in the country. The Japanese iPod nano owners left the iDevice charging for so long, that the battery pack became too hot and began sparking. There have been six different fires and four people burned as a result of this mishap.
Upon first seeing this on the official Apple website, we seriously thought that it was a joke. The Cupertino-based company has released its very own battery charger, and it's extremely sexy looking--so much, in fact, that we might have to revert back to using AA batteries in all of our devices, just so that we can have an excuse to charge them with this particular pearly white battery charger.
Your Mac is a hefty investment, so it’s in your best interest to keep it running well for as long as you can. Upgrading its components instead of going for a new machine is a smart idea. (Bonus: Better components will also increase the resale value.)
Still, like we said, your Mac is a hefty investment. So before you crack it open to drop in a larger and faster hard drive, add more system memory, or even slap on a fresh new battery, you’ll have questions. You’ll want to be confident in choosing components, finding the right tools, and knowing what to do before you find yourself digging into your Mac’s circuitry.