Sometimes things in life can be shocking. Like when you see a 24-year-old girl dating a 64-year-old man. Or the time that bird chirped something that sounded scarily like your name (you know you’re not crazy; you heard what you heard). And just how Nutella manages to be so good every time. Sometimes you can be shocked in a good way—like when you think your family has forgotten your birthday only to find out that they surprised you with the Chuck E. Cheese party you’ve always wanted (you’re never too old for arcade games). But sometimes things can be shocking in a bad way—like when you find out someone has stolen your credit card and used it to buy a lifetime supply of popsicles (out of all the things, why??). Another bad type of shock is electrical shock, which is a relevant topic as of late.
There have been two recent incidents of people getting shocked in China involving the iPhone. Last week, a Chinese man was left in a coma after being shocked while charging his iPhone 4. This follows another recent incident where a Chinese woman was killed by electrical shock when she answered her iPhone 5 while it was charging. In both cases, the individuals were using an unauthorized third-party adapter to charge their devices.
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This morning, the online Apple Store has been taken down temporarily stating “We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon.” This action usually indicates a new product being released or updated.
With the iPhone 5 event scheduled for today, we can expect that at least one new product will be added to the store when it comes back online.
We’ll have the details for you here on the OWC Blog as soon as we confirm what the actual changes are. Stay tuned. In the meantime, check out our rumor roundup for a few predictions if you haven’t already.
Newer Technology, Inc. today announced the NuGuard Universal Tablet Rack, a Plug and Play ‘BYOD’ (Bring Your Own Device) storage and charging solution for technologically savvy classroom, office, retail, health care, and other multiple brand tablet computer user environments. Designed to accommodate nearly any tablet PC including Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus, and Asus Transformer models, the NuGuard Rack allows tablets even in thick, protective cases to slide easily into one of eight bays to store and charge.
Easy to Use for All Ages
Tablet computer users of all ages will find the NuGuard Universal Tablet Rack easy and convenient to use. Simply slide a tablet into one of the eight bays and connect to a device compatible USB charging cable. The NuGuard Rack comes with eight pre-installed Apple Certified Dock Connector cables so iPad users can immediately charge. Embedded channels on the side of the unit enable easy changing of the cables as well as protection against cable bending, pinching, or accidental removal and/or tangling. Article Continues…
Wrapping up this week’s story, the SpaceX Dragon capsule finally docked with the International Space Station earlier today, making it the first privately-owned craft to dock at the station. Aboard were a number of supplies, experiments and the cremated remains of several people, including those of actor James Doohan, best known as “Scotty” from Star Trek.
The figurative road to the ISS was a bit of a rough one, though. The initial launch had to be aborted due to a pressure irregularity in one of the engines, and the launch was rescheduled for a few days later. Then, as the capsule was being put through maneuvering tests prior to docking, a discrepancy in the information coming from Dragon’s LIDAR sensors and its thermal cameras caused the automatic maneuvering to keep it at a further distance than expected.
On the ground, SpaceX managed to adjust the LIDAR, which was being affected by another component of the ISS. Once the problem was resolved, docking proceeded normally; the capture at just before 10:00a Eastern. Two hours later, and the capsule was reported completely docked and attached to the ISS.
Newer Technology, Inc. announced today the availability of its new premium-quality 30-Pin Dock Connector to USB 2.0 cables in four sizes: 3″, 12″, 36″, and 72″. The fully Apple®-certified cables utilize the power and convenience of USB 2.0 for charging and syncing an iPod, iPhone, and iPad via a standard 30-pin Dock Connector. Also new and offering up to triple the length of any USB to Dock cable is the Newer Technology USB Extension Cable which features an on/off switch to provide charging without syncing functionality. Article Continues…