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Apple's charger sprawl is bananas

Shutterstock As I noted in my immediate follow-up to Apple’s fall 2021 “California Streaming” event, the charging standards situation with the company’s mobile and computing device line-up has now become completely untenable. Let’s review all the different ways you can juice up your Apple devices. Look what a mess we ...

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AirPods battery going bad? Here's an inventive fix

CNET Apple’s wireless earbuds have been around for almost exactly five years now, with the first generation AirPods launching in Sept. 2016, and the second generation AirPods coming in March 2019. The long-stemmed wireless earbuds completely changed the wireless audio industry thanks in part to long battery life, ease of ...

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Here's everything Apple announced at its iPhone 13 event

Apple just wrapped its “California Streaming” event where the company unveiled several new hardware products, including four new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, and two new iPads. We didn’t hear when Apple will release iOS 15, but we should know more about its availability soon.  If you missed the all-virtual ...

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Google's 'Grace Hopper' undersea cable just landed in the UK

Dubbed Grace Hopper, the subsea cable uses new optical fiber switching to boost capacity. Image: Google Google has completed the UK leg of its private trans-Atlantic subsea cable connecting the US, the UK and Spain, offering it more secure connections than what’s available on the public internet.  Dubbed Grace Hopper ...

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Surprise! iOS 14.8 for iPhone is out

We’ve known it was on the way for a few weeks, and now it’s finally here. Ahead of tomorrow’s Apple event — where we’re likely to see the new iPhone and release data for iOS 15 — iOS 14.8 is out. iOS 14.8 According to Apple, this release contains two ...

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I want an iPhone that doesn't do this!

A reader asked me what iPhone 13 improvement would be the most beneficial to me. That’s an interesting question that I’d not thought about.  But the answer is quite straightforward. No, it’s not a faster processor. I don’t want a better camera. I don’t want it to connect to satellites. ...

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