In the wake of Samsung recalling roughly 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after numerous reports of their lithium batteries overheating, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has asked passengers who own this model of phone to turn it off while they flew due to a potential fire hazard. Continue Reading
Nowadays, it’s fairly commonplace to be tracked when using the internet. Between location services, cookies, malware and more, users go about their business comfortably knowing that at least some portion of their online activity is being tracked. Another tracking method has been revealed by two researchers from Stanford University, and its not something that would immediately come to mind- battery status. Continue Reading
If you’ve been in the market for a charging cable for your mobile device, you’ve most likely encountered “quick charging” or “rapid charging” cables. Between the off-brand companies promising a faster charge and the oversaturation of cheap USB charging options, the lure of a fast recharge tempts many consumers into purchasing the “faster” and often times more expensive option.
While quick charging is in fact a reality and there are a handful of options that could charge your device faster than the charger than came with your device, there are a few caveats you should be aware of before charging exclusively with rapid chargers.
How does Rapid Charging Work?
We’ve all heard the promise of wireless charging, but there have always been strings attached. Whether it’s a charging pad, a special case, or a designated area where your phone needs to be to receive a charge, there is yet to be a simple, uniform method of wireless charging. Continue Reading
If you own an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’re probably aware that the new iOS9 is now available for download. While some people are hesitant to upgrade after iOS8 significantly decreased speed and performance on some older iPhone and iPad models, most are finding that iOS9 is lighter and easier for older devices to run. Apple users will also be happy to know that the upgrade is only 1.3 GB, a much smaller size than the almost 4 GB iOS8 package. Continue Reading
In an emergency, it’s important to make sure you have access to clean water, food, heat – and communication. FEMA recently published a set of tips to ensure you are prepared for the worst, including the information to keep easily accessible and ways to best use your cell phone to stay safe. Continue Reading
Our fast cell phone charging stations offer the fastest and most efficient charge on the market – but there are ways to make your cell phone charge even faster no matter where it is plugged in. Here are some great tips to charge your cell phone quickly:
When you lose power for hours, days, or even weeks, how do you stay connected with your loved ones who live far away? Your cell phone may work for a little while, but smartphones are not known for their long battery life – yours could be dead within hours. Here are some ways you can recharge yours until the electricity kicks back on.