updated 11:00 am EST, Mon January 20, 2014
ARK Portable wireless device charger close to achieving Kickstarter goal
Bezalel start-up has recently launched its Kickstarter for its portable wireless device charger, Ark. Compatible with all Qi-certified devices, the Arj charger is aimed at users who would like to avoid connecting their smartphone or tablet to an outlet to charge. Using interoperable standard Qi, Ark can charge iPhone 4 and later, the Nokia Lumia series, and Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and Nexus 4.
iPhones will require a charging case to work with Ark, which will be supplied with the charging base. Galaxy phones must use a patch that attaches to its battery. Claiming to charge phones 20 percent faster than other wireless chargers, and five percent faster than cable-charging, Ark's base battery can hold up to three full charges, and has its own USB port for dual charging. Ark's Kickstarter aims to deliver pledged 'pre-orders' in March, with remaining pledge levels starting at $70.
Feedly for iOS updated, adding speed reading feature, new iPad UI
Content aggregator app Feedly has released its update for its iOS app, version 18.0.5. Allowing users to consume media content from a variety of sources, Feedly includes sources ranging from news sites, to YouTube, RSS feeds, and more. Central to its update is a new speed-reading function, which provides a tapping gesture on the edge of the interface, allowing users to quickly move from one inlined article to the next.
Additionally included in Feedly's update is a redesigned iPad interface, focused on speed and stability, as well as a new night theme. Available through the App Store, Feedly is free to download.