Month: June 2013

Replacement MacBook battery recalled

If you purchased a replacement battery for your MacBook Pro at Best Buy, you may need to take it back to the store to damaging your laptop – or worse, hurting yourself. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, certain ATG lithium-ion batteries, in particular the MC-BOOK13W and MC-MBOOK13B models, can overheat and catch fire…

Top 3 new ways to charge your iPhone

While Apple's iPhone is an amazing device capable of making life significantly easier, it does occasionally introduce some challenges. Case in point: Charging the battery. After all, it's a bit difficult to use an iPhone if it can't be powered on! Plus, think about how many times you've scrambled to conserve battery life or find an outlet…

The best Apple device for frequent travelers

It takes a special kind of person to travel frequently for work. Between dealing with stressful airports, attending long meetings in different cities and being away from friends and families for up to weeks or months at a time, business travel can be a stressful experience. As a result, these road warriors have no patience…

Using the iPad and iPhone in the enterprise

While Apple's iPhone and iPad devices saw near-instant success with consumers, these devices are being increasingly used for business purposes. In fact, according to data from IDC analysts, approximately 31 million iPhones were sold directly to businesses in 2012, with an additional 37 million sold to business professionals and 79 million to consumers. "IPhones and…

The most popular kinds of iOS apps

Apple's mobile devices, the iPhone and the iPad, offer so much functionality, but neither would be very noteworthy without apps. After all, think about how you use your beloved mobile device. Chances are, apps are central to what you do. When many people think about apps, images of games like Angry Birds often first come to mind.…

Why used iPads may be the textbook of the future

New mobile technology like tablet devices have dramatically shaped virtually every industry, including education. As the tablet market leader, Apple's iPad has a number of handy features and available apps that make it ideal for use in schools. For example, students can use one iPad to read all of their course materials instead of having to lug…

Is the next generation iPod right for you?

In many ways, the iPod is what turned Apple from a desktop and laptop maker that dramatically tailed Microsoft to now being one of the juggernauts of the technology world. It's hard sometimes to remember what it was like to not have so much functionality from a pocket-sized device, and really, so much of what has…

Finding the best Apple device for your college student

Although it seems as though summer has just arrived, the school season will be here before you know it. Eagerly counting down those days are the millions of young people who will be entering college as an incoming freshman. This is an exciting time in a person's life, and he or she needs to be prepared for…

Apple WWDC: What can you expect this year?

This week is Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where software professionals from across the globe gather to learn about some of the new offerings being released by the company. As a result, Apple typically waits until this conference to announce some of its most eagerly awaited new devices and software, making WWDC one of the…

What is the future of MacBooks?

Apple's MacBook is a particularly popular laptop, and improvements are regularly made to these devices, making them even more popular. There are a number of notable developments taking place in the world of MacBooks that could mean a few significant changes to future models. One notable development is that Apple CEO Tim Cook recently announced…