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15
Jan
2018

Check Battery Cycle Count On A Mac Laptop

If you have a Apple MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, you can check the battery cycle count to get an idea of overall battery health. Here’s how you can do that yourself, right from the macOS built in system management functions.

This works for all batteries in Mac laptop models.

• Pull down the () Apple menu and choose “About This Mac“.
• Click the “System Report…” button.
• Under Hardware, select “Power” and look for “Cycle Count” under the “Battery Information” portion.

The number shown is the cycle count of the current battery. A battery charge cycle is when the battery has been drained to 0% and then refilled to 100% of it’s maximum capacity. Knowing the cycle count is helpful if you suspect your battery is having problems retaining a charge. Apple says new notebook batteries are designed to retain 80% of original capacity after 1000 cycles. If your battery is performing at less than expected and is still under warranty, it may be a good idea to schedule an appointment with an Apple Genius.

11
Dec
2017

Best Of 2017 Christmas TV Ads

Christmas TV Ads 2017

The retail battle lines have been drawn in the UK, as the Christmas television commercials seek to pull heart and purse strings!

No one is quite sure when Christmas TV ads became such “big news”. Nevertheless, they are now just another part of the festivities along side staples such as Turkey and Christmas shop displays in September 😮

Marks & Spencer

John Lewis

House of Fraser

Boots

Waitrose

Asda

Tesco

Sainsbury’s