Aleksandar • Vacić

iOS bits and pieces

Best Couch to 5k iPhone app on the App Store

Seriously, it is.

Go Couch to 5k 2.0 went live last week with much improved speed/distance tracking (way more accurate than before), full dailymile integration and improved integration with Twitter and Facebook. New version features a female coaching voice along with improved mail voice.

If you are thinking should you start running, go ahead and give this one a spin, it’s currently $2.99 on the App Store.

Re-charging dead Macbook pro battery after a long discharge

Recently my family went away from home for two months. While preparing to go, we left my wife’s Macbook Pro at home and got a bit of a nasty surprise when we returned. The Macbook pro wouldn’t start at all unless plugged-in. And then it showed that battery was not charging and its charge capacity is 0 (you can see this in System Information app). And the green indicator on the MagSafe adapter never went to orange (charging light), even after we left it overnight.

I then recalled similar account by Dan Benjamin - he also left a Macbook untouched for several weeks. The battery discharged so much that it was impossible to kick-start the charging again. He eventually had the battery replaced with new.

Review: WaterField Ultimate SleeveCase for iPad

I’ve long been hearing about WaterField, from the blogs I follow. Two main impressions crystallized over time: good products and good customer support. So when I was getting the iPad brought over from the US, I took the opportunity to order their sleeve case.

I prefer the sleeve case to larger bags. I want my gadgets to be fittingly protected when carried and I’ll then buy a larger bag and just throw each in.