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Apple adds new alert when your iPhone battery is failing


iPhone battery warning
Here's what to do when you get this message besides panic. (Ok, maybe a little panicking is OK.)
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iOS 11.3 has a new warning that users of older iPhones should dread. It’s a notification that the device shut down because the battery couldn’t provide peak power. Here’s what to do if this happens to you.

Apple seeds third betas of iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4


iOS 11.3 Beta 1
iOS 11.3 adds Messages on iCloud, new animojis and more.
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Apple developers received a fresh batch of new beta builds this morning, including the third beta of iOS 11.3, which is set to bring a host of new features and emoji to the public later this year.

Other new beta builds seeded today includes macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta 3 and tvOS 11.3 beta 3, both contain a number of bug fixes, under-the-hood improvements and other changes for the Mac and Apple TV.

Keep Tabs on your MacBook’s Power With Battery Health [OS X Tips]


Battery Health Double

Let’s face it, having the best laptop in the world doesn’t exempt us road warriors from having to deal with reality. Batteries are so much better these days, sure, but they’re still the failure point for most of us traveling types. In between charges and external battery boosters, it’s up to us to keep an eye on how fast the old power cell is draining. The app in today’s tip should help with that very thing. Go figure, right?