Choose an article from the results below or refine your search using the controls in the gray box.
TAM recovery after OS X install
A MacNN reader noted a method for recovering from an installation of Mac OS X on a Twentieth Anniversary Mac, which apparently renders the machine unuseable: My TAM, after installing Mac OS X, was rendered completely dead. After letting the system sit for several months, yesterday I ran across...
Win an iWalk Link 1000m portable backup battery charger
Hands down one of the most annoying things to have happen while using a cell phone is to have the battery die. It has happened to all of us, and usually at the most inopportune times when there isn't a single plug in sight. Fortunately, these days there are portable backup solutions available such as...
Integrated buttons, improved battery capacity
Battery-boosting case manufacturer Mophie has used Mobile World Congress to show off its new iPhone 5 case, shortly after putting the Juice Pack Helium on the market. The Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 5 takes the same concept of previous incarnations, but this time it is designed to house the extra...
External battery pack adds 2000 mAh to drained devices
Battery-boosting case manufacturer PowerSkin, has debuted a new 2000 mAh pop-on battery charger titled PoP'n, featuring small, flexible suction cups that adhere externally to mobile devices and connect via an interchangeable tip to a Micro-USB, Apple 30-pin or Apple Lightning connector.
Apple's customized battery tech excels at Wi-Fi surfing test
A UK-based electronics testing and recommendation magazine and website, Which, has rated the tablet battery life of various sized tablets -- and found that the iPad and iPad mini ran away with the competition, besting its rivals by very significant scores. While scores were closer between the iPad 2...
Mugen Power battery case more than doubles life of Galaxy Note II
Power-using Galaxy Note II owners may want to take a look at Mugen Power's latest offering. The HLI-N7100XL more than doubles the phone's standard run time and its built-in battery's 3,100mAh capacity. What's more, the NFC capabilities of the handset are retained.
Surface Pro may have 4.5 to five hours battery
When Microsoft launches the Windows 8 Pro version of its Surface tablet, the device will apparently have a battery life somewhere in the area of four and a half to five hours. This according to a Panos Panay, head of Microsoft's Surface project. Surface with Windows 8 Pro -- which runs the full version...
Lenovo pushes out smartphone with 29 hour battery life, 26 days stand-by
Lenovo China has revealed its latest smartphone, which packs in a super high-capacity 3,500mAh battery giving it an incredible 29 hours of talk time. The Lenovo IdeaPhone P770 also offers users up to 644 hours of stand-by time, the equivalent of 26 days. In addition to the battery, the use of a mid-range...
Two other Chinese firms step up to fill in on iPad, MacBook batteries
A report in China Business News claims that Samsung SDI, the company's battery-producing subsidiary, has decided to withdraw from selling batteries to Apple, possibly in retaliation for various moves the iPad maker has made to reduce its dependence on Samsung as a supplier. Two other Chinese firms, Tianjin...
P770 battery would be among largest in smartphones
Lenovo appears to be targeting battery performance as a main selling feature for its forthcoming P770 smartphone, packing a battery into the handset that may top every other competitor on the market. Images emerged online today showing the P770 with a 3500mAh battery, well beyond that seen in most comparable...
PowerSkin's battery case packs 1,500mAh of extra power, NFC support
PowerSkin, maker of accessory cases for smartphones, has now released its latest covering, this one custom-tailored for Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone. The skin is said to be unique by its maker, however, in that allows the handset's NFC radio to continue to operate through it. The case's 1,500mAh...
Win a PowerSkin smartphone battery case!
It's almost guaranteed that anyone with a smartphone has temporarily lost touch with the world while on the go because their battery died. While these phones can do almost anything, they just can't hold a charge when they are in use. PowerSkin has a solution for that, the PowerSkin battery case. Read...
Lion still 'king' of battery life among released versions
First, the bad news: three sets of separately-conducted independent tests have confirmed what many users suspected -- the initial release of Mountain Lion contained a bug that severely decreased battery life in the latest MacBook models compared to previous releases. The good news is that those same...
Battery fits leaked frame
Corroborating recent reports, a fresh leak surrounding the iPhone 5 suggests Apple's sixth-generation smartphone will integrate a slightly larger battery than its predecessor. An alleged iPhone 5 battery obtained by electronics repair company iResQ appears to perfectly within the phone frame that is...
Charging efficiencies in larger batteries increased hundredfold
South Korean scientists claim to have found a way to greatly reduce electric car charging times from hours to minutes. The researchers have altered the geometry and physics of a lithium-ion battery to allow the cell to charge evenly throughout the battery, rather than charging from the terminals inward...
Exogear battery pack can stack together to provide more juice
Relative newcomer Exogear has just introduced its Exovolt Plus universal portable battery packs that can be stacked together for more capacity. The company calls the products the first of their kind thanks to that stacking ability. The batteries require a main, 5,200mAh unit that can then accommodate...
Only 30 percent of batteries meeting standards, report says
One Apple supplier is having serious problems providing batteries for the next iPhone, according to a Sina.com report quoted by Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. The site is claiming that only 30 percent of the batteries produced by the supplier are meeting Apple standards. While the unnamed...
Carat checks for power hogs, bugs to improve battery life
Carat, a new app for iOS (Free, iTunes) and Android (Free, Google Play), has been designed to give users a personalized set of recommendations on their app usage to help extend their battery life. Developed by a team of UC Berkeley researchers, the free app collects data in the background and requires...
New tech could lead to cheaper, more capacious batteries
New research shows that sodium rechargeable batteries could replace lithium-ion batteries in electronics and some electric vehicles, Nature reported. This would require using a new electrode material that contains iron rather than nickel and cobalt. Sodium and iron is widely available, and using them...
Adam 2 battery concerns stop display upgrade
The Adam 2 will not have a HD display due to various battery requirements. Notion Ink CEO Rohan Shraven explained on the company blog that it is a combination of preserving the battery life of the device and potentially crippling charging times.
$50 battery free with contract
Samsung is offering a free battery bundled with the Verizon edition of the Galaxy Nexus. The package deal is available through the Best Buy-run Samsung Mobile shop. The 2100 mAh battery normally retails for $50.
Nokia Lumia 800 battery update begins roll-out
Nokia has begun pushing out a software update for its Lumia 800 smartphone that will mainly address issues of battery life. The third software update comes just four months after the phone's launch, and has been pushed forward, as it was originally scheduled to appear on April...
Lenovo may have hard-coded notebook batteries
Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 may bring in an unwelcome attempt to demand first-party components. A leak has pointed The Verge to Lenovo implementing Battery Safeguard, a measure that would require an authentication chip on a battery for it to work. The method would outright...
Samsung sets high goal of long mobile battery life
Samsung product innovation VP Kevin Packingham in an interview from CES claimed his company had a goal of true all-day battery life on smartphones this year. Along with getting higher battery capacities, Samsung would optimize the wireless activity on cellular and Wi-Fi, as...
RUSNANO, Thunder Sky team on huge battery plant
Russian tech company RUSNANO and Chinese holding company Thunder Sky have joined forces on the world's largest high-capacity lithium-ion battery factory. Called Liotech, it is situated near Novosibirsk in Russia and represents an investment of more than $420 million. The factory...
Since the fourth-generation iPad didn't evolve much over its predecessor, the market for iPad accessories has remained somewhat static ...Huawei Ascend Mate
The Huawei Ascend Mate is a phone that fits the screen-size gap between the 4 to 5-inch smartphone and the seven-inch or more tablet, ...MaxUpgrades MaxConnect for 2006-2008 Mac Pro
Nobody outside of Cupertino's privileged bunch knows the future of the Mac Pro line for sure. Despite Apple's reluctance to tell us wh ...
10 Most Discussed
- New Mac Pro sneak-previewed at WWDC, coming later this year [U] - 33 replies
- Fake apps infiltrate Apple iTunes App Store, shill reviews persist - 26 replies
- Apple developer portal now showing square app icons, not rounded - 24 replies
- iOS 6 adoption rate remarkable: 93% of iPhone, 83% of iPad owners - 20 replies
- A closer look: iOS 7 Multitasking, AirDrop and the Share widget - 14 replies
- A closer look: iOS 7 Control and Notification Centers - 12 replies
- BMW skipping iOS in the Car based on design issues - 10 replies
- ACLU sues NSA, FBI, US Attorney General over phone monitoring program - 9 replies
- A closer look: The iOS 7 Camera and Photos apps - 9 replies
- President Obama addresses PRISM, telephone monitoring program leaks - 9 replies