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All posts tagged "magnets"


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Smart Cover Issues? This Might Be Why...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/03/22/ipad...agnet-polarity/

"Many customers bought a new iPad last weekend, and some found that Apple's Smart Cover doesn't work with certain previously Smart Cover-compatible cases. Mark of Mark's Hangout has discovered why, and he's posted a detailed explanation."

You can read the detailed explanation here, but basically it is an issue with some older smart covers and the sensor placement. Alignment must be spot on or they don't work, and those older smart covers were made with the magnet facing either way, which doesn't cut it on the new ones. No word yet from Apple, so the only solution now appears to sell your old smart cover with your old iPad and upgrade. Or just upgrade to a newer smart cover.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Magnets and MacBook Air Computers Don't Play Well Together

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Laptops" @ 09:00 PM

http://notebooks.com/2011/03/03/why...book-air-video/

"We all know to keep powerful magnets away from traditional hard drives, but we recently found out that you should also keep magnets away from your MacBook Air, something that could get harder now that the iPad 2 has magnets built right into it."

It really shouldn't come as much of a surprise that magnets and laptops don't play well together. This is a good example where a small magnet in an iPhone case causes the MacBook Air screen to shut off, and wifi connections to disappear. Remove the magnet, the screen comes back on, but the wifi connections (presumedly) must be reestablished. After some discussion, it appears that the external magnet causes the computer to think that the laptop has been closed - so it goes into sleep mode. It would be interesting to see if this can be replicated with non-MacBook Air laptops.


Monday, March 15, 2010

iPhone Icons Turned Into Fridge Magnets

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/03...fridge-magnets/

"Take a break from reading our hard-hitting news coverage and take a look at these cute little things. Perfect stocking stuffer (I know, a little early) for your favorite app developer and/or iPhone fanatic. What with these things, those Android pillows, and all the other tech knickknacks I've been seeing, it seems that pretty soon they're going to need a whole online store just to hold all of them."

Never too early for gifts right? You can get them ordered at Jailbreak Toys, and the set of 18 icons runs $12.99 USD.


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