AirBuddy for Mac update brings AirPods Pro support, improved power efficiency, more

Popular Mac app, AirBuddy offers iOS-like integration with AirPods and certain Beats headphones and today, an update brings support for AirPods Pro. Other improvements include reduced power usage, better compatibility with Powerbeats Pro, and more. more… The post AirBuddy for Mac update brings AirPods Pro support, improved power efficiency, more appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Apple opens repair program for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices that won’t power on

Apple has quietly opened a new repair program for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices that experience problems powering on. Affected devices that are eligible for the program will be repaired free of charge. more… The post Apple opens repair program for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices that won’t power on appeared first on […]

Apple the largest US user of solar power, ahead of Amazon, Target, and Walmart

Apple was the largest corporate user of solar power in the US last year, says a new industry report, underlining the Cupertino company’s environmental credentials. U.S. businesses are increasingly turning to solar energy as a cost-effective means of powering their operations. As of 2018, Apple leads the nation with the most solar capacity installed, followed […]

Apple brings iPhone power management in-house with $600M Dialog Semiconductor deal

Apple is investing a total of $ 600 million to license patents, purchase assets and transfer employees from Dialog Semiconductor, a European chipmaker and existing business partner that entered Apple’s supply chain with the the first iPhones a decade ago. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Review: VOCOlinc’s smart power strip is an affordable way to add HomeKit to 3 devices

Adding HomeKit to your house can be expensive, but as the technology progresses, more affordable options have been making their way to market that make HomeKit a viable choice for a broader market. A couple of weeks ago, Zac reviewed Hong Kong-based VOCOlinc’s HomeKit-enabled LED light strips, noting that the price almost seemed too good […]

The HomePod power cable can be removed, but you probably shouldn’t [Video]

The HomePod’s power cable is technically user-removable, as is demonstrated by our hands-on video. A very brave user on /r/apple took the plunge and forcefully removed the power cable from their space gray HomePod. We were able to do likewise with our white HomePod, and although it was a little scary and required an inordinate amount […]

Hands-on: Ugreen’s 20000mAh MFi Power Bank with built-in Lightning cable

We’ve reviewed several Ugreen products in the past, but this is probably the most useful one that I’ve seen thus far. It’s a huge 20,000 mAh MFi Power Bank, which is capable of recharging your iPhone five times over. That in and of itself is nice, but the real benefit of this particular USB power […]

Incase announces IconConnected Power Sleeve for MacBook Pro w/ built-in 14,000mAh battery

Incase is known for its high-quality bags and sleeves, and the company today has uncased its latest offering: the IconConnected Power Sleeve. This sleeve takes the traditional Incase Icon sleeve and combines it with a 14,000maAh battery capable of charging your MacBook Pro or any other device… more… 9to5Mac

Opinion: Apple needs to include a fast charging power adapter with the iPhone

It’s well known that Apple puts a lot of energy and focus into creating an amazing user experience with its products and services, and this can be seen in many ways across Apple’s ecosystem of hardware and software. However, one area where Apple has continued to offer a sub par experience is the charging solution it […]

Hands-on: Mantiz Venus – a Thunderbolt 3 eGPU + docking station with 87W of USB Power Delivery [Video]

Mantiz’s Venus is an upcoming eGPU box and docking station for Thunderbolt 3-enabled laptops like the 2016 MacBook Pro. The Taiwanese-based company is working on bringing two eGPU boxes to market — the eccentric-looking Saturn, and the more subdued-looking Venus. The friendly folks at Mantiz agreed to send over a Venus eGPU/docking station, allowing me to take […]