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Apple’s USB power adapter takeback program extends to UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany

Apple has extended its “USB Power Adapter Takeback Program” to a few more countries it would seem, according to the update to its site. If you’ll recall, the program began earlier this month and was available in the US and China, but now has extended to a few other countries. The countries added include: UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany. The…

MWC 2013: olloclip announces adapter for iPod touch 5th generation

  So you’ve seen the olloclip for iPhone 5, however, you can’t get the iPhone 5, and settle on the next best thing (that isn’t a smartphone), the iPod touch 5th generation. But you really want to be able to take pictures using the olloclip alongside the iPod touch’s new and improved 5MP camera, but it isn’t available for your device. No more!…

Apple has ability to disable 3rd party Lightning cables with software

You may remember right after the iPhone 5 announcement, and the introduction of the new Lightning port, there was a report that the Lightning cables used in Apple’s devices would require a specialized chip (which was replicated shortly after). Not too long after people showed discontent with Apple, it was announced that 3rd party cables would be able to…

Make your old ‘universal’ iPhone dock Lightning compatible with this 3D printed dock

Much of the tech world was pretty darn annoyed when Apple announced the iPhone 5 with Lightning last year. Not because of the device itself, but more because of the fact that it made all of our old 30-pin iPhone docks useless. What’s worse for the dock loving community is that Apple has never offered a replacement or solution to lack of an official iPhone…

Lightning to 30-pin connector gets torn down, designed to keep hackers out

With Apple choosing to put an “authentication” chip inside all Lightning-related accessories, it should come as no surprise people immediately tried cloning it. While some claim to have already done so, Apple is continuing to beef up security on the chip. Not many are happy with Apple’s way of connecting the iPhone 5 and other Lightning-sporting devices…

New iPhone 5 Lightning port frustrations drawn in comedic style by Joy of Tech

As soon as speculation began regarding Apple’s switch to a smaller dock connector, people who’d spent loads of cash on “Made for iPhone/iPod” accessories started complaining. “Now all my docks will be redundant!” Apple knew that and – as any sensible company who doesn’t like annoying its customers would – offered a solution: the 30-pin to Lightning…

Apple to launch Lightning to HDMI/VGA adapters

Thanks to a report from The Verge, we now know that Apple is planning on supporting video out from its new Lightning connector. The capabilities of the new, smaller connector were thrown in to doubt when it was realized that the 30-pin to Lightning adapter wouldn’t support video. Cupertino has designed and is planning to release an adapter to connect…

Rumor: Apple to sell 30-pin to 19-pin adapter for new iPhone

We just talked about the iPhone’s dock connecter earlier today, and here is some pleasing news to go along with it. A report from iMore is saying that Apple will be releasing an adapter alongside the new iPhone that should allow users to connect the device to current generation accessories that take advantage of the 30-pin dock connecter. iMore…