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Apple May Be Forced To Switch Phone Chargers to USB-C Port

Not too long ago, Apple changed the charging cable for its mobile devices to the discontent of its customers. Well it appears that Apple may have to change its charging cables again. Apple changed to its current lightening cable from the 30-pin connector in 2012, making many charging devices...
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Avoid Using A Public USB Charging Station

Nothing gives you a sense of relief than to see a place to charge your phone. But beware of charging your device using a public USB port as it could cause you a world of problems. The issue is that public USB ports can potentially be hacked so that they install data-stealing malware onto your phone...
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Beware Of Cheap Phone Charging Cables

Finding a bargain is fantastic but as you know, not all bargains are good. When it comes to those cheap phone charging cables you see in a bin by the cash register of a store or online may seem like a good deal but be careful as most knock-offs can actually damage your device. It’s relatively easy...
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Smart Safety For Your Smartphone In Summertime

Summer's hot weather can take a toll on you as well as your smartphone. Extreme temperatures can have a big impact on your phone’s internal components, including the loss of data or corrupting files, causing the battery to explode and repeated exposure to heat could permanently slow down your...
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Facial Recognition Technology Aims To Stop Toilet Paper Theft

Nobody likes a thief and you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who enjoys the discovery that there is no toilet paper in the bathroom stall. Across the world, China is in the midst of a toilet revolution. The country is turning to technology to upgrade public restrooms and to stop people from...
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Electric Cars Are About To Get Loud

Usually we want cars to be quieter but in the case of electric and hybrid cars, they're too quiet and that's a problem for bicyclists and pedestrians who cannot hear as stalker-quiet cars approach them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) finalized long-delayed rules that...
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Free Solar Charging Stations Open Across Gainesville

Charging your phone is easier than ever in Gainesville, thanks to a test project with the city of Gainesville and Pure Energy Solar. The company has installed 10 solar phone charging stations across the city for anyone to charge their phone or other portable devices for free. The charging stations...
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Apple's new iOS 11 Is A Battery Drainer

Apple fans are eagerly downloading the newest software update iOS 11, which is filled with new features but an old problem once again surfaces. Reports that iOS 11 is zapping your phone's battery. Security firm Wandera examined 50,000 moderate to heavy iPhone and iPad users and found that the...
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Fidget Spinners Are Now Catching Fire

Fidget spinners have come full circle in rapidly spinning from obscurity to annoyance in record time and much like their hoverboard cousins they are now catching fire! Because everything now comes with an option to connect to technology, two separate cases of Bluetooth enabled fidget spinners have...
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Is Wireless Phone Charging Safe?

Years ago, many of us cut the cord and dropped home telephone service as our cell phones were able to take over the responsibilities. However you still need a cord to charge the phone's battery. A couple of years ago some cell phones truly became wireless with charging features that no longer...
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