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TAM recovery after OS X install

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...


Opinion: Battery life should dictate Apple Watch release strategy

Battery life is critical to widespread consumer adoption of the Apple Watch

As an early adopter of all types of technology, I will be among the first to get my hands on an Apple Watch when it launches early next year. There is a lot that Apple looks to have nailed with it, including the typically elegant industrial design, advanced materials and system architecture combined...


Moto 360 teardown reveals smaller 300mAh battery used in smartwatch

Smaller battery, round components found in Motorola Android Wear device

Motorola's Android Wear smartwatch is, as to be expected, difficult to repair. A teardown by iFixit showed the Moto 360 is not designed to be taken apart for maintenance at all, thanks to large amounts of glue, with the report also noting that the 320mAh battery capacity quoted by Motorola may be inaccurate,...


Briefly: Hue Pro 10,000mAh battery, new Full HD vehicle recorder

Hue Pro 10,000 mAh external battery released, can simultaneously charge two devices

JunoPower has released the Hue Pro, a new external battery capable of charging two devices simultaneously. The 10,000mAh battery features a brushed aluminum casing, with a built-in LCD screen that displays how much power is left and when recharging it is required. Its high-powered LED flashlight offers...


Analyst claims iPhone 6 may have 2100mAh battery

Upgrade would increase battery life, but be offset by display drain

The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 may have a 2100mAh battery, claims a Chinese analyst, Sun Chang Xu. That figure would be a 45.8 percent leap over the 1440mAh of the iPhone 5s. A recent report indicated that the iPhone 6 will have a 1810mAh battery.


Android L's Project Volta shows impressive battery savings in testing

Battery life gain of 36 percent found in tests compared to Android KitKat

The next version of Android could give a significant increase to the battery life of smartphones and tablets, early testing of the mobile operating system has shown. Project Volta, an attempt by Google to minimize the amount of battery used by apps and Android itself via various internal improvements...


Sony announces Vaio Fit repairs for battery fault will begin in May

Repairs, refunds offered over Vaio Fit battery overheating fault

Sony has issued an update to its Vaio Fit 11A overheating warning, advising the company is starting to accept reservations for repairs from customers. Starting from May, Sony will be working with its third-party supplier, previously identified as Panasonic, in order to replace the non-removable battery...


Sony warns of fire risk from non-removable Vaio Fit 11A battery

Panasonic-sourced battery at fault for three reported overheating incidents

Sony is warning owners of its Vaio Fit 11A notebook to stop using the computer, because of potentially hazardous battery issues. Non-removable batteries produced by Panasonic used in approximately 26,000 of the notebooks apparently have the potential to overheat, risking physical damage to the outside...


Lenovo recalls ThinkPad battery packs in US, Canada, China

Recall notice points to two incidents of battery packs overheating, causing damage

Lenovo is recalling notebook batteries used in its ThinkPad ranges, following two reports of battery packs overheating and damaging equipment, though no reports of injury. Approximately 34,500 batteries in the United States and 2,900 in Canada are subject to the recall notice by the US Consumer Product...


Nvidia reveals GeForce 800M mobile GPUs with Battery Boost

New Nvidia GPUs will limit performance to save battery power

Nvidia is hoping to improve the battery performance of gaming notebooks, with the release of six new mobile GPUs. The unveiled 800M-series graphics chips will offer up to double the battery life of previous generations when the notebook is being used for gaming, with the company also carrying over a...


Mophie demos Space Pack, adds battery and more storage to iPhone

New case available in 16, 32GB capacities; adds 1,500mAh to battery

Battery case manufacturer Mophie introduced today the Mophie Space Pack, the company's first smartphone case with built-in storage for iPhone 5 and 5s. The Space Pack not only doubles the battery of the iPhone, but increases its storage capacity -- allowing users to keep more documents, videos, music...


Nikon faces complaints over aftermarket battery-blocking firmware

Third-party batteries, grips not compatible with latest DSLR firmware

The latest firmware update for some Nikon digital cameras has apparently caused some unexpected issues for some owners. Reports have surfaced suggesting that the update, which is supposed to help the camera more accurately detect the remaining charge for a specific battery used on some DSLR and Coolpix...


Giveaway: SnowLizard SLPower 7 portable battery charger

SnowLizard SLPower 7 portable battery charger

Owning a smart phone or a tablet is great, but having the battery die while on the go is not so great. There are various ways to avoid having this happen -- one of them being a portable battery charger. SnowLizard's SLPower 7 charger provides 7000mAH of power that can be used to simultaneously charge...


LG Chem starts production of curved batteries for future smartphones

Cable battery production by LG to occur in coming years

LG has started mass production of curved batteries, something which it hopes to use in future smartphone designs. The new batteries will remove the need for manufacturers to design a mobile phone or tablet with a rectangular battery in mind, with the curved version seemingly being built to work alongside...


Samsung: GS3 exploded due to unofficial battery

Third party battery said to be unauthorized, faulty

Samsung has made comment on the case of an exploding battery in a Galaxy S III, determining that the battery was an unauthorized component. The GS3 in question belonged to a woman in Switzerland, and the South Korean giant acquired the damaged device to inspect it. Samsung released a statement to Le...


Third-party replacement MacBook batteries recalled for fire risk

Best Buy chain recalling 5,100 MBP replacement batteries after 13 reports

Retailer Best Buy is recalling 5,100 third-party battery replacements for the black and white MacBooks, made by a company called ATG and sold through the retailer's Geek Squad service division or online between 2008 and mid-2012 due to the risk of overheating and fire. The US Product Safety Commission...


Giveaway: iWalk Link 1000m portable backup battery

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...


Mophie adds Juice Pack Air to iPhone 5 battery-case line

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...


PowerSkin boosts iPhone, mobile batteries with Pop'n case

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.


Test: iPad easily best tablet for real-world battery life

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 outs 6,400mAh battery for Galaxy Note II

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.


Microsoft: Surface Pro to have half Surface RT battery life

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 China reveals IdeaPhone P770 with 29 hour battery

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...


Report: Samsung withdraws as Apple's battery supplier

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...


Pics show off Lenovo P770 with 3500mAh battery

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...


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