Brazil cracks down on Apple nuts
Published in News
Thursday, 30 June 2022 11:36

Brazil cracks down on Apple nuts


Looking at forcing them to use USB-C 

Fruity cargo-cult Apple might be forced to provide USB-C chargers in its iPhones in Brazil.

Apple's new entry-level iPad could come with A14 chip
Published in Mobiles


Go the way of USB-C as well

According to the latest report, the new entry-level iPad from Apple could come with the A14 chip, 5G connectivity, as well as finally switch to a USB-C port.

UK government give Apple a free pass
Published in News
Thursday, 09 June 2022 11:38

UK government give Apple a free pass


Will not enforce a USB Type-C charger

The UK government says it is not "currently considering" copying European Union plans for a common charging cable.

EU forces Apple to equip devices with a standard USB-C port
Published in News


Everyone will have to be the same

The European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, is going to force smartphone manufacturers like Apple and other electronics makers to equip their devices with a standard USB-C charging port.

Apple stops new USB-C devices talking to the operating system
Published in Mobiles


Apparently it is a “security feature”

A new security feature in Apple's upcoming macOS 13 Ventura will automatically block new USB-C devices from communicating with the operating system until the accessory can be approved by the user.

Apple to dump Lightning to please the EU
Published in Gaming


Testing USB-C because it honestly thinks it will make a difference

Fruit and nutty cargo cult Apple is looking at replacing its iPhone’s Lightning charging port with the more prevalent USB-C connector.

New USB-C standard doubles watts
Published in News
Thursday, 27 May 2021 11:18

New USB-C standard doubles watts


No ifs or buts

The USB-C standard is about to double its wattage and allow you to plug in more power-hungry devices like gaming laptops, docking stations, 4K monitors and printers.

Choetech PD 61W USB -C mini charger
Published in Reviews
Wednesday, 07 October 2020 11:40

Choetech PD 61W USB -C mini charger


Review: Affordable, small PD charger

The competition in the USB Type-C charging space is quite massive. Still, Choetech came up with a mini charger capable of delivering 61W via Power Delivery and decided to price it at just 22 Euro /UKP / $.

USB-C turned out to be a nightmare
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 17 September 2020 12:37

USB-C turned out to be a nightmare


So much for simplicity

While USB-C was supposed to make life easier for consumers, and become pretty much common everywhere, the technology has become a mess of tangled standards.

Raspberry PI 4 has a borked USB-C
Published in News
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:02

Raspberry PI 4 has a borked USB-C


Blowing a raspberry

You might want to leave off ordering the Raspberry Pi 4 for a while as they appear to have stuffed up the  USB-C.