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Notifying your users with FCM

Posted by Jingyu Shi, Developer Advocate, Partner Devrel This is the second in a series of blog posts in which outline strategies and guidance in Android with regard to power. Notifications are a powerful channel you can use to keep your app’s users connected and updated. Android provides Notification APIs […]

Apple store in Zurich evacuated after iPhone battery emits smoke

Apple iPhone battery explodes inside Apple store in Zurich, injures seven An overheating iPhone battery that started spewing smoke forced the evacuation of around 50 customers and staff from an Apple store located on the Bahnhofstrasse street in Zurich, Switzerland on Tuesday, Swiss police said. The incident occurred as the […]

Overheating and fire hazards make HP recall over 50,000 computer batteries

HP recalls computer batteries worldwide for safety reasons Computer giant HP has announced a worldwide voluntary safety recall of over 50,000 lithium-ion batteries for its notebook computers and mobile workstations over the danger of fire and overheating. According to the recall, the issues came to HP’s attention after eight customers […]

Apple confirms it slows down your old iPhones

Apple admits slowing older iPhones to prevent unexpected shutdowns We had recently reported how Reddit users had noticed that Apple is intentionally slowing down older iPhones through new iOS software updates. In fact, iPhone owners discovered that replacing the battery in an old phone can boost its speed. The Cupertino giant […]

New battery research could ‘triple range’ of electric vehicles

Scientists create extremely thin protective layer to protect cell Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario have developed a new technique of designing batteries that could increase the distance electric vehicles are able to travel on a single charge by almost three times. “This will mean cheap, safe, long-lasting […]