Early iPhone 5 Battery Issues

Does your iPhone 5 hark back to between September 2012 and January 2013? Is the battery life not what it should be? Andrew Cunningham has a rather helpful article on Ars Technica, Apple announces battery replacement program for the iPhone 5.

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Wired Ranks the Rumors

As Christina Bonnington reports in Wired:

Each week, there are dozens of rumors, reports, and patent filings that hint at what’s coming out of Cupertino next. Some are legit, but many are totally bogus. As always, we’ve parsed the rumors, ranking them in order from “utterly ridiculous” to “duh, of course”. First up…

DON’T COUNT ON IT: Apple Explores an Intelligent Home Screen

It, of course, gets better from there. PYBT: This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible for all the juicy tidbits.

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Battery Maintenance

Got a pre-mid-2009 MacBook or MacBook Pro? Calibrated your battery lately?? This is one of those good-for-your computer things you should know, and Dann Albright has several interesting steps you can take to keep that battery happy on MakeUseOf.

PYBT for all the details: Calibrate & Maintain Your MacBook Battery For Best Performance.

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Were You at the Meeting Last Night?

If not, you missed a great hands-on follow-up to last month’s presentation; Marilyn suggests checking at lynda.com for more outstanding GarageBand courses and lessons. Apps & Traps was pretty informative, too.

At Coco’s, we contemplated french fry variations, cell phone OS wars, unexploded ordinance, and pros and cons of 3D printing.

That’s my story; I’m sticking to it!

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Who are you and what do you do?

At The Sweet Setup:

Every week we try to post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they fun, but a glimpse into what tools someone uses and how they use those tools can spark our imagination and give us an idea or insight into how we can do things better.

Today’s victim, er, interviewee:

I am Sven Fechner, the writer, curator and internet harlequin behind SimplicityBliss and one of three pilots on the popular German tech podcast Der Übercast. The blog and I have been around for a while and both try to be helpful when it comes to personal productivity, creativity and, well, “technology things.” My writing keeps taking twist and turns, but the amount of people (still) stopping by my little corner on the interwebs reading about my “workflow” improvement efforts is humbling.

My main gig is being a Senior Sales Manager for a large, international IT company with responsibility for a team covering Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. This makes my setup a little, but not too, different to others since my job requires me to travel quite a bit. My setup design principle is travel light. I need to blend in with corporate process and IT policies (setup design principle: not too extreme experiments) while still maintaining a “think (and work) different” approach (setup design principle: best tools to work creatively).

You can catch Sven’s complete story here: Sven Fechner’s sweet setup.

“Back issues” can be found here: Sweet Setup Interview.

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Facebook Is a Love/Hate/Like Thing

MakeUseOf wants to know: How Many Facebook Pages Have You Liked?

Go on over and let ’em know. The poll is down towards the bottom of the page.

We want to know, too! Leave a comment.

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Wired Ranks the Rumors

As Christina Bonnington reports in Wired:

Each week, there are dozens of rumors, reports, and patent filings that hint at what’s coming out of Cupertino next. Some are legit, but many are totally bogus. As always, we’ve parsed the rumors, ranking them in order from “utterly ridiculous” to “duh, of course”. First up…

NOPE: ‘Real’ iPhone 6 Revealed by TMZ

It, of course, gets better from there. PYBT: This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible for all the juicy tidbits.

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Who are you and what do you do?

At The Sweet Setup:

Every week we try to post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they fun, but a glimpse into what tools someone uses and how they use those tools can spark our imagination and give us an idea or insight into how we can do things better.

Today’s victim, er, interviewee:

I’m Oliver Haslam, part-time writer of words, full-time tinkerer of tech. In-between those, I try and keep my two-year-old from damaging himself.

I’m better at some of those than others.

You can catch Oliver’s complete story here: Oliver Haslam’s sweet setup.

“Back issues” can be found here: Sweet Setup Interview.

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Do You Remember Your First Time?

MakeUseOf wants to know: When Did You First Access The Internet?

Go on over and let ’em know. The poll is down towards the bottom of the page.

We want to know, too! Leave a comment.

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Wired Ranks the Rumors

As Christina Bonnington reports in Wired:

Each week, there are dozens of rumors, reports, and patent filings that hint at what’s coming out of Cupertino next. Some are legit, but many are totally bogus. As always, we’ve parsed the rumors, ranking them in order from “utterly ridiculous” to “duh, of course”. First up…

DON’T COUNT ON IT: Report Says No Sapphire Display, Yes NFC, for Next iPhone

It, of course, gets better from there. PYBT: This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible for all the juicy tidbits.

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