A Chinese outfit called Hevo Labs is pitching a new iPhone battery case called "Cabin" on Kickstarter, and they're quickly racing towards their goal of $50,000. What's the big deal? The proposed case allows you to put a tiny adapter into the Lightning port of your iPhone 5 or 5s, thereby letting you charge the device with the magnetic goodness of a MagSafe-styled connector.
So maybe you heard the rumor that the latest OS X beta suggests new iMacs are possible soon and you'd like to put off that purchase as long as possible. Good for you, but if the situation is desperate and you've got to get a new machine, consider the refurb market. Nearly new, Apple certified, and savings galore. Go have a look.
Sooo, just the biggest internet security problem in EVER this week, but no biggie. Lucky for Apple users, many of their services were safe, though it's not like you can't have been affected. Plus, iWatch rumors heating up this week, so we're moving into higher gear on the rumor front. And if you love LEGO, we've got a treat for you.
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.
I've mentioned in the past that Apple seems to have energy conservation at the heart of its latest designs, and we've seen that especially with the long battery life of notebooks running Mavericks and in the very design of Apple's new campus. But in the future, as reported by 9to5 Mac, the Cupertino giant might allow us to harness the power of the sun when we charge our iPhones and iPads.
Apple is in hot water with the Chinese again, this time over the death of a 23-year-old woman who died last Thursday after answering her iPhone 5 while it was charging and was allegedly electrocuted as a result.
Let’s be honest: the battery life of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S can kinda suck. Spyder’s PowerShadow i4 Battery Case & Charge/Sync Dock is designed to make it suck a whole lot less. Made out of black polycarbonate, the i4 boasts a built-in 2000mAh battery pack that, according to our testing, can charge a fully drained iPhone 4S to between 75 to 80 percent of its full capacity.
Apple has a bit of controversy on its hand with the new iPad’s battery, which it was revealed last week isn’t quite at full charge despite showing 100 percent on the display. And there’s more: Apple is telling CNBC that charging the new iPad past 100 percent may actually cause more harm than good.
I kinda have a thing for bags. I know exactly what I want from them, but it’s so hard to find one that does everything a gadget-hauling nerd like me could wish for. But if I ever get to design my own backpack someday, it’s going to look an awful lot like the Powerbag.
Wow-Keys didn’t need to be flawless for us to love it. The potential for awesomeness was huge: a computer keyboard that charges our phones and lets us switch between typing and texting is enough to get us seriously excited. So we were willing to forgive a few faults for that kind of functionality…just not this many.