Apple on Thursday addressed mounting criticism over the revelation that it slows down iPhones with aging batteries to prevent performance issues. In addition to apologizing, the company has also lowered the price of out-of-warranty battery replacements to $29, and will issue a software update in early 2018 to let users find out more information about the health of their device’s battery.
With the admission from Apple deliberately CPU throttling on iPhones with degraded batteries, we have come up with 4 different ways to check your iOS device’s battery status and capacity. We’ll go over these different methods, going from the most simple to the most comprehensive.
Apple has acknowledged what many iPhone owners long suspected: It has slowed older phones.
The tech giant issued a rare statement of explanation saying that it has used software updates to limit the performance of older iPhones that may have battery issues that would cause them to turn off suddenly.
A new analysis of performance data has reignited the debate over whether Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones.
In this week’s VIP, Nelson and James discuss the top stories from assistive tech and give you some Cool Picks to think about.
Facebook’s “Snooze” button allows users to mute people, Pages, and Groups for 30 days. This is beneficial if you find someone’s posts very annoying, but do not want to unfriend them for whatever reason. Snooze also allows Pages and Groups to retain less-active users that would otherwise unlike a page or leave a group.
Want to access Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant from one device without any other hardware? Jinni—pronounced “genie”—helps you do just that by offering a take-along device you can use almost anywhere, even if you don’t own an Echo or Google Home.
Apple has added airport terminal maps, featuring check-in locations, dining options, and shopping outlets, into its Apple Maps app in iOS 11 as part of a new indoor maps feature.
CBT takes a dip in the water with the Ultimate Ears roll 2. Will this portable bluetooth speaker sink or swim?
In order to use your Mac for phone calls, you will need to sign in to both iCloud and FaceTime with the same Apple ID on both your Mac and iPhone. And both devices will need to be connected to the same network. A Bluetooth connection is not needed.