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Turbo Charging… Not Long Now Friends

In the US, Verizon has released the Droid Turbo with integrated super fast charging technology, QualComm Quick Charge Turbo Charging. Qualcomm is a world leader in smartphone battery management – a real game changer. We’re talking 75% faster charging, a full battery in just 20 mins, maximisation of power for your device and universal application across…

Mobile Apps Hammering Your Battery

Mobile usage is on the rise, with mobile app usage taking the lead. There are mobile apps available to perform nearly all of your daily functions; from exercise and health trainers to instant travel agents. But what is this increase in app usage doing for our phone battery? Short answer, they are draining it. A…

Telstra payphones becoming Wifi Hot Spots

In Australia, Telstra has announced that some payphones will be re-purposed as Wi-Fi Hotspots as part of a plan to blanket public spaces with internet. More than 100 hot spots should be operational by Christmas 2014, including busy spots such as Bondi, Syndey city, Brisbane, Melbourne. Access will only be free for some trial sites…

Even Apple is unhappy with Apple Watch battery

Apple recently introduced the new iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus and the long awaited Apple Watch. The watch keeps you connected and on schedule but also offers handy functions such as an advanced health tracking app and unique design. With all its features, we bet you’re wondering how long the battery is going to…

True wireless charging around the corner

Is true wireless charging actually going to happen? The closest group to it are a bunch of guys called uBeam. Their founder Meredith Perry has claimed that a fully functional prototype has been released. What is this difference to other so called ‘wireless’ charging? We’re sure you’re already seen charging on mats or other contact surfaces, however…

Solar Powered Charging Tables in Bryant Park

Again New York is leading the way in terms of charge station development with the introduction of solar-powered device charging tables in Bryant Park. This is part of an urban project called CutyCharge, where solar-powered charging kiosks were placed around Bryant Park, NYC. These are free charging stations and not only work a treat keeping…

Apple admits iPhone 5 Battery is Faulty.. But

Did you buy an iPhone sometime between September 2012 and January 2013? Finding your battery doesn’t last long but since everyone else complains you think its normal? Well you may be able to get it fixed on the house as Apple is recalling a certain batch of iPhone 5’s that have been sold with a…

Finally we can fly with our phone kept on… what took so long?

It’s about time. We knew it was coming. We even had mobile recharge stations installed in Sydney’s International airport! We knew the current rules were outdated and kind of ridiculous but confirmation is here: your mobile device can now stay powered on during the entire flight if you’re flying with Qantas or Virgin. You will still…

New York Saying Goodbye to the Pay Phone?

Is this the end of the pay phone in New York? Possibly the start of something really big? In late July, New York city planned to convert the many thousands of pay phones into wireless access spots, sporting WiFi and charging to say the least. This is truly a move into the future and a…

Starbucks – More then a coffee fix

Starbucks have given themselves that competitive edge by offering wireless mobile charging stations to their customers, whilst getting their coffee fix. Announced last Thursday, Starbucks have decided to embrace the mobile technology evolution and become the first major retailer to implement charging stations in all stores U.S nationwide. “We are thrilled to offer our customers…