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.
Can you hear how good this week's deals are? We hope you can because we've got some amazing deals on speakers and headphones for you, along with our usual assortment of refurb Macs too, if you're more interested in a computer than a sound system. Well, don't just sit there, get checking out these deals.
Just how good is Apple's new ARM-based A7 processing chip for the iPhone 5s? According to Anandtech (via AppleInsider), it's almost strong enough to power a desktop computer, thus validating some earlier claims by the Cupertino company. After studying the A7 chip and going over Apple's coding for the LLVM compiler project, Anandtech's Anand Shimpi arrived at the conclusion that the A7 features the same amount of execution ports found in Intel's Ivy Bridge chips.
A lot of people think "old" when they read "refurb" or "used" so we've made sure that all of this week's refurb models of Macs are as fresh as can be. Not one model predates last year and some of them are just barely a year old and some even less than that. So let's have a look at these gently used deals, buffed to a high gloss shine by Apple. And if that doesn't tempt you, we even have some great deals on brand new Macs and, as always, a round up of the hot discount gear ready and waiting for you.
We start small today and build bit by bit to the biggest Macs around, so begin with us at the tiniest of refurbs and grow. And this week is heavy on the devices, since there are so many great deals out there. There's a little something for everyone in this week's refurb round up, and with all the money you save on these slashed prices, don't forget to check out our gear deals too.
One of the knocks we hear against Apple products pretty often is that they're expensive. Sure, they aren't as inexpensive as $200 netbooks, but they're also not hastily designed, shoddily manufactured garbage you throw away in 2 years either. But there are ways to crack that price issue a little, and with this week's refurbs, we've got the week's lowest price, base models of all the flagship Macs just ripe for your wallets. iOS products tend to land a lot closer to the same market prices out there, but if you want some cheap gear for them, you've come to the right place.
Well, it looks like you guys snatched up all the Mac minis that were on offer last week, as it appears refurbia is fresh out at the Apple Store. Well, surely there's still plenty of good deals out there on Apple products small (and big). Let's go find out.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Portable Macs by default are set up so that they will sleep whenever you close the lid, unless they are plugged into an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. But, sometimes you want your Mac to be doing work while the lid is closed when you are not in this situation. With a simple Terminal command, you can easily make your Mac stay awake so that apps will remain running while you carry your MacBook around.
The existence of the Mac mini on the refurb rolls is like a cycle. Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. Well, this week, fans of the little desktop that could, you're in luck. We've got a few highlighted here and Apple has plenty more. Plus, a little something for everyone in the Apple computer line, and all of it hitting that sweet spot of under or just a bit above $1,000. And that's not even getting into our iOS gear bonanza. So let's dig in.
This week is all about the power as we've got deals that'll turn you into a powerhouse laptop god at a low, low price and external batteries that'll keep your iOS action rocking no matter where you go. So tuck in to the discounts and get your credit cards ready.