Tag Archive: Power

XTRON power bank is futureproof thanks to USB-C

It may look like a flask, but the contents of the XTRON pack more of a punch than your favorite bourbon. It’s a portable power bank from Maximas with a whopping 13400mAh. Its best feature is the USB-C port, the up-and-coming USB standard, and it is capable of charging any laptop with this port, especially […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Each of our devices needs a mothership so to speak, that place where, at the end of a long day with the battery in the red, they can all return to one place and dock to recharge. This thought occurs to me every time I go to leave the house and must first round up […]

Save your battery with iOS 9’s Low Power mode

iOS 9, currently in public beta, offers a whole bunch of battery-boosting features, most of which just work out of the box, like the way your iPhone won’t light up when you get a notification if you’ve placed it face down on a table. There is one other extra battery saving feature that you’ll have […]

Tim Cook hobnobs with tech power players in Sun Valley

Tim Cook and Eddy Cue were in Sun Valley, Idaho this week for Allen & Co’s annual gathering of the richest and most successful people in media and technology. The gathering includes multiple days of hobnobbing with fellow elites where Cook… Read more ›

It’s no surprise that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s are significantly faster than the iPhone 5c. Yet, even with iOS 9’s Low Power Mode turned on, the newer phones still manage to make long strides over that plastic (yet… Read more ›

One of the main complaints Apple Watch naysayers have is that the advertised 18-hour battery life of the wearable is kind of crappy. An expensive, upcoming accessory aims to address that issue, but we’re not sure that the look appeals… Read more ›

iPhone to power nation’s largest LGBT health study

Thanks to Apple’s new ResearchKit software, breakthroughs have already been made in the study of Parkinsons disease and Asthma. Now, a team of researcher are planning to use the iPhone and ResearchKit to study a subject we still don’t know… Read more ›

How Force Touch unlocks the power of your Apple Watch

Early adopters of the Apple Watch are still exploring the new wearable to discover all of its hidden functionality. The newest and least obvious feature in Apple’s newest device is Force Touch, which lets you change some settings by pressing… Read more ›

Voltus is a slick USB hub for Mac that also packs power

The new Macbook might be the most gorgeous laptop ever made, but killer looks come with a severe case of ports-deficiency. MacBook owners can solve the problem by carrying around a backpack full of dongles, or you could try a… Read more ›

Many Mac users may not notice this, but modern versions of Safari support a new feature which automatically stops plug-ins from running in certain situations to save power on the computer. This is kind of like App Nap in OS X, except that it’s limited to plug-ins within the Safari browser itself, which means things … Read More [Read More…]