Hogging a power outlet can help your battery last longer, give you better performance, and keep other devices charged up, while at the same time keeping you ready for the unexpected.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sifts through the marketing hyperbole and casts his critical eye over the latest technological innovations to find out which products make the grade and which don't.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology.
Tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold are key in the manufacture of cellphones and almost every other piece of electronics. But their source — the war-torn Congo — has attracted attention, and regulation, from the SEC.
Windows 8 hasn't given PC sales the boost that OEMs were anticipating, and Microsoft is now rumored to be getting ready to do a U-turn on some of the core changes introduced. What effect will this have on the wider industry?
What will it take to help give stagnating PC sales a bit of a boost? Intel hopes that Windows 8-powered notebooks with a $200 to $300 price tag might do the trick.
Here's how I added as much as a 128GB of high-speed removable storage to a MacBook — or for that matter any device with an SD card slot — and freed up a USB port in the process.
While there's little doubt that PC sales as a whole are stagnating, the new touch-enabled form factors that Windows 8 has given rise to may be attracting consumer attention, not to mention much-needed dollars.
I've been the proud owner of a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display system for 75 days now. Here are my impressions of living with the system as a primary work system for that duration, along with insights into how I got the machine ready for work.
PC shipments have had a terrible quarter, and it seems that there's nothing that can be done to save the desktop and notebook from further erosion by post-PC devices such as tablets and smartphones. And things are not going to get any better.
Not only does the rumor claim that Apple is shifting to TSMC, but that there will also be a die shrink down from the 32-nanometers that Samsung is currently capable of producing to a much finer 20 nanometers.
It seems that the 2013 mobile landscape belongs to Qualcomm, partly due to the success the company is having with its Snapdragon 600 silicon, and Apple's expected production ramp of the iPhone 5S.