If your laptop no longer runs as long as it once did, then it certainly could be an issue with your battery getting on in years and losing its ability to hold a charge. Or there could be a power-hungry app consuming more than its fair share of battery resources. Before you replace your laptop's battery (or your entire laptop), it's well worth your time to check the Windows Task Manager to see if one of your apps is causing your battery woes and not the battery itself. This tried-and-true Windows utility has a couple of new tricks (read: columns) up its sleeve. Now playing: Watch this: See the best laptops of 2018 2:52 Expanded Task Manager With Windows 10 October 2018 Update, Task Manager received some attention. It now has two new and useful columns that show power usage information for the apps you have running, along with any background processes. Hold on, let's back up. If you haven't used Task Manager before, there are three easy ways to launch the utility: Use the … [Read more...] about Which apps are draining your laptop’s battery? Check the Windows Task Manager
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If you’re using your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement then it is reasonable to imagine you travel with the device. If you do, then you simply must ensure you put every form of protection you can in place to protect the valuable data on your Apple tablet.Protection at the edgeI can’t stress enough how important it is to secure your devices – try searching Twitter for iPad security and see how many people accidentally leave their devices on trains and planes, not to mention the risk of theft.You absolutely do not want to make it easy for others to access your personal information of confidential data simply because your iPad is left insecure.[Also read: The iOS Security Guide](If you are using a work-issued device then you may want to discuss additional security protections you want to make with your support staff first, in order to stay within enterprise security policies.)Read the complete series Part One: iPad Equipment Part Two: Keyboard, Typing, … [Read more...] about How to use your iPad Pro as a laptop replacement (Part 7)
Why it matters: Apple's new iPad Pro is as close as any iPad has gotten to being a true laptop replacement. It's ridiculously powerful, highly portable and polished yet even still, it's not as flexible as a real laptop and iOS 12 really limits its potential. Perhaps a tablet-minded fork with additional functionality could help get the iPad Pro over the hump? The new 11-inch iPad Pro starts at $799 while the larger 12.9-inch variant commands a minimum of $999. Several publications got their mitts on the new slate ahead of launch on November 7. What's new? Should casual users even consider it? These questions and more get answered as we present our 2018 iPad Pro review round-up. Aesthetically speaking, the new iPad Pro deviates from Apple’s familiar formula in a number of ways as Nilay Patel with The Verge highlights: It’s also impossible to look at the iPad Pro and not be struck by its design. This is the first truly new Apple mobile hardware design in a long while, and it … [Read more...] about 2018 iPad Pro review round-up: almost a suitable laptop replacement
Best answer: Dell doesn't sell replacement batteries directly, so if you want to swap it yourself you'll need to hit the listings at eBay.eBay: XPS 13 replacement battery ($90) Fairly hard to find Whether it's because the parts aren't made readily available, because the 9370 is still fairly new, or a combination of both, replacement batteries for the latest version of the XPS 13 aren't that easy to find. Dell doesn't sell the parts directly, but as ever, there's always a way. If you hit the listings on eBay you'll find a handful of third-party retailers selling what you're looking for. Making sure you get the right battery The new XPS 13 might look a lot like the older models, but that doesn't mean you can just grab a battery and it'll fit. You should always make sure you get the correct battery. Specifically for the XPS 13 9370, you're hunting for the DXGH8 battery that is a 52W capacity. Where possible, also try and make sure you get a brand-new item. Pre-owned batteries could have a … [Read more...] about Where is the best place to buy a Dell XPS 13 9370 replacement battery?
Apple is to offer replacement batteries for some MacBook Pros fitted with batteries that have swollen due to a component failure. The tech giant said on its website a "limited number" of 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops sold between October 2016 and October 2017 had been fitted with a faulty component that causes the battery to expand. The company said the issue was not safety-related and that the batteries would be replaced free of charge. Customers who think their device could have been affected can check on Apple's support page. Apple came under fire over its batteries in iPhones after it was found to have been deliberately slowing them down in older models to encourage users to upgrade to the newer versions. It apologised to customer but said deliberately slowing down the batteries was done to prolong the lifespan of its devices. The negative press may have impacted on the company's fourth-quarter profits, which, although better than expected, revealed its unit sales were on the wane. … [Read more...] about Apple to offer free replacement batteries after glitch in some MacBook Pros