A power bank for your MacBook? Hands on with Omnicharge [Reviews]

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Charge up any of your gadgets with the Omnicharge.
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Portable battery chargers to power up smart devices are a dime a dozen, and often specific as to what they can charge. A power bank that could charge, say, anything from an iPhone to a MacBook or even a portable fan simultaneously — now we’re talking.

Welcome to the Omnicharge smart power bank. This portable pack of power can charge up to three devices at the same time — two via USB ports and one via the AC/DC port. Moreover, I’ll never need to worry about finding a power outlet for my laptop with this super-handy and powerful device.

Check out the video below for my full review:

Comfy children’s Bluetooth headphones protect the littlest of ears [Reviews]

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Headphones designed for smaller noggins with volume-control to prevent hearing damage.
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Finding headphones for my two-year-old daughter was an exercise in safety and design. I wanted something that would not damage her ears, and she likes headphones that look like daddy’s.

The BT220 Studio Grade Children’s Bluetooth Headphones by Puro Sound Labs kept popping up in searches and had glowing reviews, so I decided they at least looked cool enough to consider.

Check out the video below for my full review.

How to install iOS 10 public beta the right way

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Try out Apple's latest OS before anyone else.
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The iOS 10 public beta is finally here! It’s never a great idea to install beta releases on a primary device, but many of us just can’t wait to get our hands on the latest features. Fortunately, if you update properly, there’s an easy route back if you decide it’s just not stable enough for you.

Our helpful step-by-step tutorial video that will walk you through the whole process!

How to install the macOS Sierra public beta the right way

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Install macOS safely with this handy how-to video.
Install macOS safely with this handy how-to video.
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If you’ve been thinking about downloading and installing the latest macOS Sierra public beta, but you’re worried it might be too difficult, Cult of Mac is here to help.

Although using beta releases on your primary computer isn’t recommended, a lot of people (including myself) just can’t wait until the public release later this fall to try out the latest features Apple has to offer.

We’ve gone ahead and installed the public beta to bring you this handy step-by-step tutorial video. Check it out below.

This is iOS 10 beta 2 in action

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Hands on with iOS 10 Beta 2.
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When Apple rolled out iOS 10 beta 2 earlier this week, I rushed to install it straight onto my trusty iPhone — and I had my camera ready to give you a hands-on look at everything that’s new.

Check out the video below to see Cult of Mac’s overview of some of the latest tweaks and updates in iOS 10 beta 2.