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Free advice: Turn your phone’s damn battery percentage off

Attention is a kind of love. 

Except when it’s directed toward your iPhone and its unending series of notifications, at which point, if you’re anything like me, is nothing more than a specific kind of anxiety unto itself: “Why am I staring at this thing so much, and why’s it making me feel awful?”

To really fix this, you’d need a psychiatrist. But! One modest, simple change could help put a stop to this: 

Stop your phone from displaying the percentage of battery life it has left.

That’s it.

That little number, affixed to the top-right of your screen if you’ve enabled it*, is a countdown clock of disaster and doom, kept minutes away from midnight only by the repeated jamming of a power cord into your device’s greedy little maw. Seeing this percentage may invite obsessive charging; I find that stress starts creeping in around 64 percent.  Read more…

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SanDisk’s new iXpand Base charges your phone and backs it up at the same time

Everyone wants their iPhone backed up, but no one wants to take the time to actually do it. 

SanDisk’s iXpand Base tries to solve that problem by backing up your phone every time you charge it.  

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First, you’ll need to download the iXpand Base iOS app and allow it to access your camera roll. From there, the system will backup all your photos, messages, and contacts. 

It works with all existing and future iPhones that use a Lightning cable, as well as iPads (iPad 4, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini, and up). But it should be noted that the device doesn’t come with its own Lightning cable.  Read more…

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Charge your Apple Watch with this sleek, rotating dock

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So you shelled out some money for an Apple Watch — a sleek, super cool gadget that’s worth showing off. And while the charger that comes standard issue from Apple is fine, the watch really deserves it’s own special pedestal.

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The graphite, silicone, and aluminum on this rotating smartwatch charging dock bring out the modern design of your watch, so you can pretty much think of this object as home decoration too. The dock also comes in three different colors (slate, gold, and rose gold) to match the tone of your  watch.  Read more…

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Here’s the best evidence that all three new iPhones will have wireless charging

In a few weeks, Apple will challenge Samsung for smartphone dominance when it finally releases the next-generation iPhone, and rumors seem to indicate that the device — unofficially dubbed the iPhone 8 — will include wireless charging.

Now, the reputable battery and accessories company RAVpower is jumping the gun to announce what it calls the first wireless charging pad made with special technology just for “next-gen Apple devices” and tells Mashable mass production has already begun.

If this isn’t considered a legitimate confirmation that wireless charging will be included in the next iPhone — I’m not sure what is.  Read more…

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