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Apple’s 2018 Launches: Will 8th Gen CPUs, AirPower Save It?
It has been getting harder to remain optimistic about Apple’s products. Over the past year, design issues with the MacBook’s new butterfly key mechanisms have been acknowledged along with an admission that the company has been throttling iPhone performance on older models. Exclusive and exorbitant, a tide of media dissatisfaction has swept the Apple world,...

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5 weeks ago by vrzone
Why Apple’s AirPower wireless charger is taking so long to make • Bloomberg
Mark Gurman:
<p>Unlike wireless chargers on the market today, the AirPower is designed to charge three devices simultaneously: an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods with a still-to-be-released wireless charging case.

Apple also wants users to be able to place any of their devices anywhere on the charging mat to begin a charge. That ambitious goal requires the company to pack the AirPower with multiple charging sensors, a process that has proven difficult, the people said. The charger is based on custom charging technology, which it intends to integrate with the Qi charging standard, the company said last year.

An executive at an Apple partner that manufactures third-party wireless chargers for iPhones, who asked not to be identified, said that the multi-device charging mechanism is challenging to build because it likely requires different sized charging components for the three types of devices, which would all overlap across the mat.

The AirPower charger is also more advanced than the current competition because it includes a custom Apple chip running a stripped down version of the iOS mobile operating system to conduct on-device power management and pairing with devices. Apple engineers have also been working to squash bugs related to the on-board firmware, according to the people familiar.</p>

A stripped-down version of iOS? So now Apple is going to have five OSs to update - MacOS, iOS, WatchOS, tvOS and AirPowerOS (maybe AirOS).

And when is it coming? From Gurman's piece: "engineers hoped to launch the charger by June. The aim now is to put it on sale before or in September, according to one of the people." At least that gives us a sort-of deadline. Though "before or in" is basically "by". The subediting on American journalism is dire.
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8 weeks ago by charlesarthur
Adam Tooze on Twitter: "This simple USSBS graph about where the Luftwaffe stationed its fighters is quite revealing. As of 1942 1/2 are in the West. By 1944 3/4 are."
This is seriously interesting. As well as Tooze's point about the redeployment of the Lw fighter force to the West, look at the breakdown between air defence and tactical. In June 1944 there were say 600 a/c assigned to air defence, 900 assigned to tac-air in the West, 500 to tac-air in the East. Similarly, Torch caused the Germans to double their fighter force in the Med and lose basically all of it.
As well as the fight for air superiority enabling the amphibious campaign, the amphibious campaign helped to win the fight for air superiority, and also drew a lot of German air away from the East - and in bigger scale than the bomber offensive.
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april 2018 by yorksranter
RT Hurlburt_Field: You say MV, we say CV! Together, we dominate with ! Here's to 242 years of OOH-RAH, an…
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november 2017 by rhyndes
How to choose a wireless charger for your iPhone - CNET
"You don't, not until Apple issues a software update, which is expected sometime before the end of the year. Even then, this is where things get a little confusing. Apple's bundled wall plug delivers 5-watt charging via a Lightning cable. The aforementioned Belkin and Mophie pads can charge at 7.5 watts, but the new iPhones don't yet support that rate. They will after the software update, and it's possible they'll be able to work with even higher-wattage chargers as the Qi specification supports up to 15 watts power delivery."
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october 2017 by handcoding
! , check out the flyover from this weekend! 🇺🇸
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september 2017 by jcoffey42
RT : 12 Wing welcomes first outside group for CH-148 Cyclone tour
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september 2016 by wakemp
B-52s and MOPs! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
I actually see this as a white elephant in the original sense. the only way they could stand up a B-52 or B-1B wing would be with a hell of a lot of US support and integration, meaning influence and control. also, taking the Buff to Iran wouldn't happen without a lot of EW, counter-air, and SEAD support - ie the USAF airpower infrastructure. acquiring the jet would tie them to Uncle Sam's apron strings, so they won't do it.
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september 2015 by yorksranter

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