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gfxCardStatus 2.1

With gfxCardStatus, you can see when your dual-video-card-equipped MacBook Pro uses each GPU. You can even force the laptop to use integrated graphics when you're trying to conserve battery power.

Turn sunlight into power with Changers kit, website

Berlin-based Changers is rolling out a charging kit that not only converts sunlight into power for charging devices like the iPhone and iPad, but also calculates how much energy you're creating. Download that info to the Changers website, and you can earn credits that can be redeemed with eco-minded retailers.

Remains of the Day: Get the message?

iMessage may be the next iOS feature to come back to the Mac; ebooks are invading your social network and your coffee shop; and your next iPad may be fabricados no Brasil!

Review: Eight iPhone 4 battery cases

Few of us would complain about squeezing a few more hours between iPhone recharges. We looked at several external battery cases for the iPhone 4.

Apple battery firmware open to attack, researcher finds

According to a security researcher, the microcontroller used to control the charging of Apple's laptop batteries could be attacked by malware in a way that might damage the cells.

The Magic Bar will charge Apple's keyboard, trackpad

Tossing out piles of AA batteries and juggling rechargeables is so last century. The Magic Bar brings inductive charging to Apple's Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad, allowing you to simply dock your input devices in order to top them off.

Which accessories work with the iPad 2?

If you're wondering whether or not buying a new iPad will render your stash of existing accessories for iPad, iPhone, or even iPod obsolete, we've put the iPad 2 through the accessory ringer to see what works and what doesn't.

Scosche unleashes goBat II combination charger, battery

Scosche's new backup battery and on-the-go charger gives iPad and iPhone users more time with their devices.

Little Black Box uses AA batteries to power iOS devices

QuickerTek’s Little Black Box lets you charge and power your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch with four ordinary or rechargeable AA batteries.

Apple granted solar-power patent

A patent for solar-powered, portable devices has been granted to Apple, which the company has seemingly attempted to keep as low-key as possible.