Power, charging and charging on-the-go has been summed up nicely with Mophie’s new charge stream travel kit. In many ways a charger is a charger, but the new kit keeps everything in one place to pick up and go or just reach into your backpack and have it all in one place in the 7.87-by-6.69-inches pouch. The compact, pocket-size pouch has everything you need to connect your power hungry devices to a power source. It includes a 2.4A wall charger, a 2.4A car charger, and a 4.9-foot USB-A to microUSB cable and the all new charge stream pad mini. The charge stream pad mini delivers 5w of wireless charging and is compatible with Apple, Samsung, and other Qi-enabled smartphones. Once you have the pad connected to a power source, just place your device on the pad for instant charging. It has a rubberized non-slip grip and you can even charge through some cases, typically up to 3 mm thick, according to Mophie. After a recent trip with the kit, I found you can add a few extra cables … [Read more...] about Connect power-hungry devices to on-the-go charger
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Offered in multiple colors and sporting a sleek and retro design, The Button activates a singular device or a sequence of devices within the HomeKit smart home CHICAGO , IL, USA , May 9, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- FIBARO, a leading global manufacturer of wireless intelligent home automation and control devices, is now shipping the latest product addition to its existing HomeKit-compatible device ecosystem, The Button. Previously available in a version with Z-Wave technology, the award-winning wireless, battery-powered, control device is now available as a separate version compatible with Apple HomeKit and can be purchased via Apple’s online store in 23 countries worldwide, including in the US, Canada, and multiple EMEA countries. The Button is unique within the HomeKit ecosystem of products in that it does not require a gateway, hub or bridge to connect. At less than 2-inches in size, The Button is one of the smallest and handiest home control devices that can be mounted … [Read more...] about Fibaro HomeKit-Compatible One-Touch Scene Controller is Now Shipping and Available via Apple.com
Last Updated Sep 17, 2015 4:32 PM EDT Apple made a free software update to iPhones and iPads available Wednesday. The new iOS 9 includes battery improvements and a smarter virtual assistant.The new features and capabilities in the iOS 9 update are primarily refinements rather than anything transformative. But the new software is still worth getting, especially as new apps often require the latest version to work.Early adopters were quick to start downloading, CNET reports. Data from the analytics firm Mixpanel showed nearly 11 percent of devices were updated the first day, while mobile analytics firm Tapjoy put the number at about 6 percent. Apple has not yet released official figures.Apple Watch was also supposed to get a software update Wednesday, but that got delayed because Apple found a bug. A separate Mac update, known as El Capitan, is coming out this fall.Here are some things to know about Wednesday's updates:On the iPhoneAlthough some features such as 3D Touch contextual … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo What you’ll get with the iOS 9 upgrade
Last Updated Sep 13, 2016 3:55 PM EDT After unveiling the new iPhone 7 and Apple Watch at a highly publicized event last week, Apple officially started to roll out the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 10, today. Now, consumers must ask themselves: should I upgrade to iOS 10 immediately, or wait and see? “Even though it looks just like iOS 9, a lot — and we mean a lot — of features are radically different,” writes CNET’s Sharon Profis. The latest software, which is compatible with recent models of the iPhone (iPhone 5 or newer), iPad and iPod touch, is Apple’s biggest operating system release yet, the company said. However, CNET advises holding off for now on phones older than the iPhone 6 since their processors may be more likely to suffer performance issues. New features in iOS 10 For those with newer phones, the software has some shiny new … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple’s iOS 10 is here – should you update now or wait?
This is part of CNET’s “Tech Enabled” series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community. David Grissam was worried he’d have to quit his job. Grissam had steadily been losing his hearing, which was a serious problem for the 911 dispatcher based in Norman, Oklahoma. It had gotten to the point where normal hearing aids didn’t work anymore. But then Grissam — who has been deaf since the age of six — got the Cochlear Baha 5 Sound Processor, a hearing device that’s implanted in his skull. Connecting the Baha to his iPhone via Bluetooth lets the 44-year-old stream emergency calls directly to his ears, cutting out background noise and giving him crystal-clear sound. “With me missing the audio coming in, I was really concerned I was going to miss one of my friends screaming for help because he was shot,” Grissam said. But now, “I’m able to hear more than others in the room because of that … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple iPhone tech helps reinvent the hearing aid