Category: Mobile

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.

20
Feb
2017

Dubai Targets July 2017 For Drone-Taxi Launch

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving drone-taxi, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July 2017.

The test of the one-man electric vehicle comes as the city state in the United Arab Emirates seeks to ensure a quarter of its means of transport are self-driving by 2030.

The EHang 184 can travel on a programmed course at 100 kilometres an hour (60 mph) at an altitude of 300 metres (1,000 feet).

A passenger simply needs to select a destination for the autonomous taxi to take off, fly the route and touch down in the chosen spot monitored by a ground control center.

The vehicle, made by Chinese drone manufacturer EHang, can recharge in 2 hours and make trips of up to 30 minutes. The quadcopter is powered by eight propellers. It has highly accurate sensors and can resist extreme temperatures; ideal as the emirate is known for its scorching summers!