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Did An iPhone Really Burn Someone?

We have heard of crazy USB happenings before and they always seem a bit suspicious, case in point is the latest bit of news about an iPhone 4 bursting into flames.

iPhone burning

I doubt it really burst into flames but the temptation to make a social media claim of an iPhone 4 blowing up is all too tempting.  The truth is more likely a slow melt from poor circuitry with an “after the fact” photo to create the drama. Given the aforementioned iPhone 4’s bezel allegedly got extremely hot to the touch during the recharging process, you can stand to wonder if this might be an excellent warning sign for a phone about to blow. What do you think?  Post your comments on our Facebook page. Continue Reading

USB Power And The iPad – Don’t Freak – It’ll Charge

It’s fairly well known from user complaints over the weekend the iPad charges a bit differently then the logic used in our brain.  Here is the low down on the iPad USB power issue if you don’t feel like reading 20 paragraphs for these simple points:

iPad USB power

The iPad will power over USB ports with “high power” while in use.
  • The iPad will [obviously] charge when used with the supplied 10 watt power adapter.
  • The iPad will not charge over lower powered USB ports while “in use”  however, they will charge when asleep.
  • If the user gets the iPad message “Not Charging” you must take this literally.  This means the use of the iPad will equal the draw of power and only when it goes to sleep will it recharge…so it’s like a break even.
Do you have an iPad?  How do you like it?  Comment on our Facebook page. Continue Reading

Turning iPhone Into Corded Land Line

Gizmodo posted about a new product which is a docking station for your iPhone which turns it into a corded land line phone. WOW…how times have changed.

corded iphone

Clearly two steps back, a dock station for an iPhone and it’s not even cordless.  But looking on the positive side, maybe the old timer middle management crowd can finally embrace technology of the iPhone without giving up their corded desk phone. It’s seems to be more of a concept phone.  Lets only hope.  What do you think? Source:  Gizmodo. Continue Reading

MacBook Wireless USB Solution For VGA & DVI

MacBook laptops don’t come with VGA out or DVI out connectors for extending one’s video screens to more then the MacBook itself.  Today Wisair announced a solution for just that with their Wireless USB DisplayDock Set.

macbook wireless monitor

Wisair’s DisplayDock solution allows Mac users to connect to a monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers, via a single wireless link with a single adapter that connects to a USB port on the MacBook.  Since we haven’t seen a big offering to help out MacBook users we expect this to be a big hit with the MacFanBoys. Wisair will be OEMing the solutions via three vendors [Atlona, Source R&D, Cables Unlimited and Olidata in the UK. Some major points to consider:
  • Point to point plug and play USB wireless
  • Universal solution for MacBooks
  • Distance up to 30 feet
  • Doesn’t load over WiFi so your internet USB gadget surfing remains fast
  • Wireless video supports up to 1440 x 1050 screen resolution
  • Mac Leopard (10.5) and Snow Leopard (10.6) OS support.
No price yet was announced from the Press Release or OEM sites.  Product will be available the first of March. Continue Reading

iPhone Stanza App Gets The Threat To Remove USB Support

stanza appThe Stanza app is a program for the iPhone which is an eBook reader.  It is slick software, easy to use, and allows you to load books via USB cable.  Well, it did. The latest update from iTunes for the Stanza app indicates the USB connectivity feature will be removed from the application.  So if you want it, don’t update it. The Washington Post called the maker, Lexcycle, and asked about the details and their spokes person said, “[Lexcycle is] forbidden from discussing the specifics of the conversations with Apple on this matter.” It’s fair to say that Apple is keeping complete control of the device so that additional storage [non iTunes content] cannot be loaded along with reducing any virus possibilities hitch-hiking in via removable storage. To learn more visit the Washington Post article. Continue Reading

Apple’s USB Adapter for iPad

Yup, today was the day that Apple announced their iPad product.  The very first thing we noticed was a lack of USB ports for storage and connection; however, Job’s didn’t forget it.

Apple iPad USB adapter

The iPad camera connection kit comes with a male adapter card to connect either USB or SD cards.  Given the slim dimensions of the iPad we can understand the lack of design integration for USB, but SD or even microSD, now that makes sense.  Our only conclusion is a lack of real-estate on the PCBA used to make the iPad. Interesting side note:  Apple has the exclusive patent on the 30 pin female connector it uses and plans to NEVER license it out.  I know the USB kit has a male connector, it just reminded me of reading that info a couple weeks back. Source:  StumbleTweet. Continue Reading

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