Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Personal Tech | Your iPhone Slowed Down. Here’s What to Do When the Solution Is Just as Slow. Advertisement Supported by Tech Fix ByBrian X. Chen Jan. 31, 2018 When Kathryn Schipper discovered in December that her iPhone had slowed down because it needed a new battery, she unknowingly walked into the middle of a growing Apple controversy — and is now mired in the continuing fallout. Late last year, Apple said a software feature was slowing down iPhones that had aged batteries, immediately drawing accusations that the company was trying to force people to upgrade to its newest iPhones. In response, Apple said customers could get their iPhone batteries replaced at its stores for a discounted price of $29, down from $79. Yet when Ms. Schipper, who lives in Seattle, took her iPhone 6 Plus, … [Read more...] about Your iPhone Slowed Down. Here’s What to Do When the Solution Is Just as Slow.
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The iPhone 6S is great, but its battery life was never its strong suit. I said that in my review, and I felt the same way about the iPhone 6, too. I pair multiple fitness bands and smartwatches, stream music and generally wear out my iPhone so that it always needs a top-off charge by 4 p.m.Apple has danced around the battery limitations on the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone, adding a low-power mode in iOS 9 (which stretches battery life a bit) and pushing power-hungry users to the larger, more capacious 5.5-inch Plus phones -- whether or not they preferred its jumbo size. Third-party accessories have long addressed the battery issue, meanwhile, with everything from pocketable battery dongles to form-fitting battery cases. Now, Apple has officially unveiled its very own iPhone Smart Battery Case, too. But at $99 in the US, £79 in the UK and AU$165 in Australia, it's more expensive than competing models. For that price, you could pick up the similarly sized Mophie Juice Pack Reserve ($60) … [Read more...] about Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone 6S review: Addressing the iPhone’s biggest weakness
Steven Yang quit his job at Google in the summer of 2011 to build the products he felt the world needed: a line of reasonably priced accessories that would be better than the ones you could buy from Apple and other big-name brands. These accessories — batteries, cables, chargers — would solve our most persistent gadget problem by letting us stay powered on at all times. There were just a few problems: Yang knew nothing about starting a company, building consumer electronics, or selling products. “I was a software engineer all my life at Google. I didn’t know anyone in the electronics manufacturing world,” Yang tells me over Skype from his office in Shenzhen, China. But he started the company regardless, thanks in no small part to his previous experience with Amazon’s sellers marketplace, a platform for third-party companies and tiny one- or two-person teams interested in selling directly to consumers. He named the company Anker, after the German … [Read more...] about How Anker is beating Apple and Samsung at their own accessory game
Make your shiny new iPhone 8 work to the max with all the necessary accessories. Here are some of the best you can buy for your iPhone. AirPods What's more perfect a pair than a smartphone and headphones? Pair the AirPods with your iPhone 8 and they'll work seamlessly together. You'll be able to listen to tunes, answer calls, even use Siri, hands-free! The AirPods are totally wireless and even come with their own charging case that you can take with you wherever you go (and soon you'll be able to get your hands on Apple's wireless charging case for AirPods). Snag 'em for $159 straight from Apple. See at Apple Samsung wireless charging pad When you're finished raging at the brand, hear me out. Samsung is the company that put wireless charging on the map, and though it's far from perfect (across the board), Samsung makes some of the best wireless charging pads available. Any wireless charging pad will work with your iPhone 8, so why wait for Apple's AirPower when you can have a charging … [Read more...] about Best Accessories for iPhone 8 in 2018
Feature By AppleInsider Staff Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 09:04 am PT (12:04 pm ET) It is likely that people upgrading their smartphone to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR may want to take advantage of the wireless charging functionality offered by them all. AppleInsider highlights some of the best Qi wireless chargers available on the market to power your iPhone XS, XS Max or XR. Introduced with the iPhone X last year, wireless charging is a great way to recharge an iPhone, without needing to connect a Lightning cable. Instead, the iPhone is placed on top of the charger, positioned in line with an embedded charging coil which transfers power to the iPhone's battery. Generally speaking, wireless charging is not the fastest way to apply charge to your device, as current iPhone wireless charging is limited to 7.5 Watts in the iPhone X and iPhone 8, following an upgrade from the 5 Watt limit at launch. By contrast, a wired connection can take advantage of Apple's other … [Read more...] about These Qi wireless chargers will power your new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR