Aleksandar • Vacić

iOS bits and pieces

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.

Carefree musings on Apple TV

While listening my favorite podcasts these days, quite a bit of them are discussing this quote from the Steve Jobs biography:

I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use. It would be seamlessly synced with all of your devices and with iCloud. It will have the simplest user interface you could imagine. I finally cracked it.

Mouth-watering, isn’t it? Given the fact what was done for phone and tablets, this is beyond interesting. John Gruber, Marco Arment and John Siracusa all shared how they see this working. As usual, I agree with bits from all of the stuff they said, but not all of it (and them do not agree on all counts). There’s also an oft-linked NY Times article on Siri as the main interface for this new TV.

Here’s what I believe will be main features of the future Apple TV business.