Month: November 2013

MacBooks have exploding batteries

Many older MacBook Pro owners have experienced their battery life slow degrading over time or have had the charge crap out when in use. But on some occasions, MacBook batteries have been known to burst, even when not in use. ZDNet contributor Violet Blue recently talked about her experience with a burst battery. The MacBook was an…

New iPhone fingerprint scanner continues to cause frustration

While there have been no hard studies done on the number of people expressing woes over the iPhone 5S Touch ID feature, some industry experts have been citing massive amounts of anecdotal evidence and over 23,000 views of Apple's Touch ID support forum as evidence of widespread distress, according to tech writer Timothy Stenovec.  "A poll…

Exploding Batteries Surprisingly Common for MacBooks, Dangerous to Users

"Expected behavior." That is how Apple defines the surprisingly common occurrence of exploding batteries in MacBooks, and from the sound of it, battery replacement is a struggle. "Apple is approaching its tenth year of exploding laptop batteries and might be fine with telling customers that its batteries bursting apart is 'expected behavior,' said ZDNet blogger…

Recent iPad designs causing yellow screen tint

The recent availability of the iPad Air and Retina iPad Mini has many clamoring to get these new devices. However, both are experiencing color issues with their displays. According to MediaPost contributor Steve Smith, the iPad Air has a display unevenness that many owners are voicing opinions about. One complaint that many iPad Air owners have is…

IPad Mini 2 Retina display having issues

Those who decided to grab a new iPad Mini over the iPad Air might be in for a slight disappointment over the device's upgrade to a Retina display. According to MacRumors, image retention or "ghosting" has been a frequent issue on the new iPad Minis. The source stated that the problem was first noted when…

IPhone photo tips

Struggling to get that perfect shot with an iPhone camera? Can't stand still long enough to prevent a blurry shot? These are problems that virtually every iPhone owner has when trying to take photos with their camera. However, there are ways to improve picture taking with the device. Jonny Evans discussed a couple of tricks…

Prevention and Repair for Scratched Touchscreens

Even if it hasn't happened to you, we all at least have one friend with a smartphone horror story. Butter fingers have lost more than one touchscreen to the pavement, where scratches are all but assured. Looking to forums and help sites on the Web for scratch removal methods produces many results, but before smearing…

New Android update causing problems on Galaxy S4 devices

The latest Android update, 4.3, just began to roll out to Samsung handsets around the world. However, it has been pulled just as quickly as it rolled out due to issues with the Galaxy S4​ devices. Android Authority reported that AT&T and Samsung are reviewing the pulled update to work out any bugs that may be…

New iPad app helps failing students

Many school districts across the country have been successfully rolling out 1-to-1 computing programs using both iPads and MacBooks for their students. However, a new application may help teachers reach out to kids who are struggling in school. In Ellsworth High School in Maine, a faculty-designed app allows instructors to tag students so they can help them…

New iTunes update causing syncing problems for some

Some of those who have just downloaded the latest Lady Gaga or Justin Timberlake albums may have to wait a while before getting to hear those tracks on their iPhones. According to IDG News Service, the latest iTunes update has affected millions by not allowing them to upload their latest songs to their device. There are ways…