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99% of Fake Apple Chargers Fail Basic Safety Tests

Did you know? Cheap phone chargers are risky enough to burn down your phone. I don’t think it’s clever to ask whether inexpensive chargers are efficient or not intelligent. Of course not, you cannot risk your expensive devices like this.

In October, Apple revealed that it sued a third party vendor who sold poor power adapters. It was all done after a Trading Standard Test performed by a company named UL. These chargers were bought online and to test them and to check, they applied high voltage to check the insulation. Out of 400 chargers shockingly only 3 were found to provide enough protection against that electric shock.

99% of fake Apple phone chargers are lethal because fails to meets the insulation required to prevent any electric shock. However, it is also our fault as we get attracted to the cheaper prices and forgets about the quality.

burnt-socket2-2You may buy these cheap fake phone chargers thinking they are cost-friendly but you have no ideas that these fatal chargers are putting lives at risk. A number of incidents have occurred with a passage of time due to the fake Apple phone chargers.

A father reported that he got a brutal electric shock when his daughter’s iPad charger exploded. He exclaimed that his 8 year old daughter could have died due to the shock if she had touched it. However, when he ran to unplug it, his fingers were left blackened.

Are we really use to of the incidents or we act as if we don’t know? Everyone is aware of the fact that fake and poor chargers can cause harm to the phones. They are not only dangerous for the batteries but can also be fatal, just as we read above.
Consumers who want chargers almost everywhere prefer going for cheaper options available. But they are actually unaware of the fact that 99% of the apple phone chargers are not only fake but also dangerous.

We have to accept that fake USB chargers are hazardous for the electronic products. They ruin the phone battery and may also take more time to charge. A good charger will charge your phone quickly and if it’s taking more time then beware, you are using a poor charger.

We have to take in the notice that we cannot rely on every service provider thinking that they might provide us authentic and good quality phone chargers. Cheap prices surely attract us but it is the loyalty to your expensive phones and tablets that matter the most.

Multicharger 1610 ChargebusOnefruit believes in choosing quality over quantity. All our products are safety proof thus, you can have efficient, safe and fast charging. You don’t have to worry about the damage that the cheap chargers may cause. We assure that our products meet the quality assurance as they come with surge protection. Along with many features, it has inbuilt current protection. We further assure complete protection with no harm to your devices. We consider that quality matters the most and thus, our products are 100% secure.

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Onefruit Exhibit with Leader Healthcare at Milipol 2016

Onefruit and Leader Healthcare

Milipol Qatar 2016Onefruit exhibit with Leader Healthcare at Milipol 2016 to display their advantageous products and services including their new Deployable Training Kit.

Milipol Qatar gives a platform to access to the security markets diversely. Their event, Milipol Qatar is an exhibition where innovative and useful products for the homeland security are displayed. Onefruit is highly obliged to get a platform where we could showcase our diversity in the field of technology. We worked in association with Leader Healthcare with a motto to make the event a great success.

Milipol Qatar is a famous leading international exhibition that is dedicated to the homeland security in the Middle East. It takes place in every 2 years. The event is organised with a belief to showcase some of the most innovative products and services that have managed to cover all fields of industrial and public sectors.

Leader Healthcare Leader Healthcare is a health care organisation that has successfully become a pioneer in medical science. It has set new trends and standards globally. It has their headquarters in Dubai and are well rooted in India and the Middle East. Their belief of getting recognised internationally and becoming a leader in transforming the healthcare services brought us together to get the fruitful results. Moreover, Leader Healthcare stands out as a distributor for GCC region.

Qatar is an ideal place to showcase and organise an event which is solely dedicated to homeland security in the Middle East. Milipol Qatar believes that their success also depends on the diversity of the products and services that are displayed in the exhibition.

Deployable Training Kit
Deployable Training Kit

Milipol Qatar 2016 is where Onefruit and Leader Healthcare came into association. Onefruit showcased their deployable training kit at the exhibition. The kit facilitates the training sessions and presentations that are likely to be held in the remote areas and other multiple locations. The Milipol 2016 exhibition encourages all the industry players to meet up in a fast-developing environment where economic and strategic projects are conducted on a medium or long-term basis.

Features of the Deployable training kit:

  • Charge and store up to 25 tablets
  • Includes projectors, UPS backup battery, 3G WIFI router and Bluetooth speaker
  • Supplied with a laptop and Android tablets [optional]
  • Inbuilt protection against surges and currents
  • The integrated active cooling charges tablets securely with the lid closed
  • Wide-ranging AC input 100V-250V AC
Deployable Training Kit Projector
Deployable Training Kit’s Projector & Speaker

Its dynamic thermal cooling allows full power operation. Its fan speed adjusts automatically by detecting how many devices are connected. And the best part about the deployable training kit is that if any faulty device or battery is detected, it will immediately shut down itself.

If you are at a place where you don’t have access to all the facilities then, the deployable training kit is perfect for you to carry. With its useful features and advantages, you can use it easily anywhere.

The exhibition gave Onefruit a platform to show the diverse range of military flight cases with secure tablet charging facilities. They are easy to carry and we have a wide range of them available. Moreover, we displayed the deployable training kit which is really useful for the people who are in the remote areas.

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Apple Releases macOS Server 5.2 Beta with Apple School Manager Support

macOS Server 5.2

Apple has released macOS Server 5.2 Beta to developers, with a full released expected this Fall along side macOS sierra.

Server 5.2 beta (build 16S1083q, app version 5.1.50) is now available for testing. This version is designed for use with OS X version 10.11.6 beta and macOS Sierra version 10.12 beta.

Developers can download it from the Apple Developer Downloads.

What’s New in macOS Server 5.2

Profile Manager

  • Integration with Apple School Manager to get Managed Apple ID and class information
  • Skip the iMessage & FaceTime Setup Assistant pane in iOS 10
  • Skip the iCloud Desktop and Siri Setup Assistant panes in macOS Sierra version 10.12
  • Choose default app for audio calls for Contacts, Exchange, Google, and LDAP accounts
  • Set Bluetooth Modification restriction on supervised devices
  • Set Apple Music; iCloud Keychain Sync; and Sharing to Notes, Reminders, or LinkedIn restrictions for macOS Sierra version 10.12
  • Set new IKEv2 authentication method option or specify IPSec disconnect on idle timeout for VPN
  • Restrict Cisco fast lane Quality of Service marking or disable captive network detection for Wi-Fi networks
  • Configure IP firewall

Caching Server

  • Enhanced control over peer replication


  • To improve security, SMB connections now require signing by default.


  • AES is now a supported encryption type for Kerberized NFS

Xsan 5

  • macOS Sierra and Server 5.2 include support for the Xsan 5 file system. Xsan 5 is compatible with the Quantum StorNext 5.3 file system.
  • See Xsan Compatibility information before upgrading to Xsan 5.
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Apple Releases Apple Configurator 2.3 Beta

Apple Configurator 2

Apple has released Apple Configurator 2.3 Beta to developers, with a full released expected this Fall along side iOS 10.

Apple Configurator 2 is an app for OS X 10.11.5 or later that makes it easy to set up and deploy groups of similarly or identically configured iOS devices. Apple Configurator can be used to quickly perform discrete tasks like updating to latest iOS or installing apps or configuration profiles as well as create and execute custom workflows which configure many devices with one click.

Developers can download it from the Apple Developer Downloads.

What’s New in Apple Configurator 2.3

Saved Searches in iCloud
Keep saved searches consistent across Configurator stations signed into the same iCloud account

Improved Prepare
Set the current time zone while Preparing devices

Skip the iMessage & FaceTime Setup Assistant pane

Blueprint Fixes
Install the latest App Store app version while applying blueprints

Support for new configuration profile settings in iOS 10
Choose default app for audio calls for Contacts, Exchange, Google, and LDAP accounts Set Bluetooth

Modification restriction on supervised devices

Restrict Cisco fast lane quality of service marking or disable captive network detection for Wi-Fi networks

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iOS Deployment Primer: Apple Releases Video Guide for Device Management

iOS Deployment Guide

iOS Deployment Primer CoverApple has released an eBook to highlight the essential concepts of iOS deployment in the enterprise and schools.Unlike other iOS manuals that are full of dry reading material. This eBook, weighting in at 185MB, is full of interactive video demos and screencasts to guide you through deploying iOS.

The 64-page manual is divided into six sections “Device Management and Deployment Basics”, “Managing Devices”, “Managing Apps and Books with VPP”, “Infrastructure Basics”, “Apple IDs” and “Tips for Managing a Deployment Project”.

The eBook course will walk you through the rollout of several hundred employees iPhones and provides you with a basic course for Apple Configurator.

You can download the iOS Deployment Primer eBook free from the iBooks Store.

iOS is transforming the way people work. Whether you’re at a small, medium, or large organization, deploying and managing a large number of iOS devices, apps, and data can seem overwhelming. This book introduces you to the essential concepts, tools, and programs you can use to simplify the deployment of iOS devices in your organization.

iOS Deployment Primer eBook

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Will USB-C Replace Lightning?

USB-C-8USB-C is the hot new standard being tossed around technology circles, and it’s certainly nothing to shake a stick at. USB-C was created by the USB Implementers Forum, which includes 700 companies (including Apple, Dell, HP and more.) What makes this significant, is that each of these companies have released computers that run with USB-C connections already.

So, what does this mean? Will USB-C mean the demise of other connections, including Apple’s proprietary Lightning Cable? The writing does seem to be on the wall, but still not for some time yet.

Apple is largely the only user of the Lightning Cable. They developed it and do license the use of it, but not many companies have offered much more innovation with the port.

Size Matters

USB-C_Reversible_291x291_v01-r01Smart-phone and tablet makers are constantly working to thin and lighten their devices. That’s why Apple developed the Lightning Cable, so that they could ditch the larger 30-pin adapter and go with something with a smaller form factor.

Incidentally, the USB-C is doing the same thing for notebooks, and still has the small form factor. The USB-C connector is just about the size of a micro-USB, and it has the ability to both power devices and transfer data quickly.

Theoretical numbers put the USB-C at twice the speed of USB 3.0 and on par with Apple’s Thunderbolt at 10 Gbs per second.

Apple is even using the USB-C as the lone connector on the 2015 Macbook, which has a headphone jack besides. The 29-watt battery of the Macbook is also capable of being charged by USB-C.

With Apple reportedly ditching the headphone jack in the newest iPhone, and utilizing the Lightning adapter for headphones, could that mean that a more standard port (like USB-C) is coming? Particularly when Apple has been sued for not having a standard port, but instead using Lightning in the past?

A Standard With Lots of Flexibility

The USB-C connector also supports DisplayPort, HDMI, USB and VGA, opening a host of possibilities for the iPhone and iPad.

Could it replace Lightning? Probably not yet. Apple isn’t know for jumping on the bandwagon, but they have stated that the Macbook is a clear sign of where the company is going in the Future.

So, it may not be far off.

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Griffin’s New Apple Watch Battery Charger

The Apple Watch was released in early 2015 to large hype, and has done well in the market. However, one constant complaint has been the battery life. It goes about 18 hours. For most people this isn’t a problem, as they’ve taken to training themselves to charging the watch overnight or when they get home in the evening.

However, due out in Q2 of 2016, smartphone accessory manufacturer Griffin is releasing a Apple Watch battery charger. The device is attaches to your keychain, and they say it’s designed to charge the Watch 4 times before being depleted.

The device itself still requires the user to remove the Watch before charging, but is good in a pinch, as it won’t need to be charged in the wall-outlet. Additionally, the device is easily packed into carry-on luggage or a pocket for quick charging.

Griffin is calling it the Travel Power Bank, and it will only be available for the Apple Watch. Though it comes with a micro-USB, it seems that this is only for charging the Power Bank rather than other devices.

Griffin says the device will be retailing around $69.99 USD.

griffin-apple-watch-travel-power-bank-2Still, it’s a great little device if you’re out and about, and unable to plug in your Watch to an outlet. You can still get all those nifty messages, alerts, and encouragements to exercise from the Watch.

Which, incidentally, Apple COO Jeff Williams says has been getting rave reviews.

“Quite honestly we’ve been surprised and very inspired,” Williams said on January 4 on radio program Conversation on Health Care. “So many people have written to us saying it’s helped them lose weight, it’s helped them be more active, they were pre-diabetic and have changed course.”

“And even, we’ve gotten a ton of emails where people are saying the watch actually saved their life,” he said. “In a way we didn’t anticipate we’ve gotten so many emails where people or their cardiologist have written us and said this person detected something on their watch and came in and they had a life-threatening situation and, if we had not intervened, they probably would have died.”

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Mobile Charging Best Practices – Part 2

Here at Onefruit, charging your smart devices is a passion of ours. Our multi-charing solutions seek to make everything run long and keep you working. However, battery life is always going to be an issue.

Here are some quick tips to maximise your time in between charges with your OneFruit solution.

View part 1 of our charging best practices series here.

1. Adjust Device Settings for Optimal Battery Life

If you want to get the best battery life, turning off unnecessary settings is a good idea, as well as adjusting some other ones that you may not be using all the time.

For example, if you don’t use a bluetooth headset or any wearable tech that connects via Bluetooth, be sure that Bluetooth is turned off. Will you be away from Wi-Fi for a long time? Maybe driving down the freeway to work? Consider turning off Wi-Fi.

Otherwise, your smart-device will be searching for Bluetooth receivers and Wi-Fi hotspots through your entire day, sucking out battery life.

Also, be careful of apps that use Location Services – as these apps are always using data and Wi-Fi to check where you are.

2. Close Unused Apps

Apps that are running the background are sometimes secretly working, and stealing battery life. They’re accessing the internet (GPS for example), or just on a “pause” that can deplete your battery.

Use your device’s settings to close all unused apps regularly. This doesn’t mean just closing an app, but being sure it’s not listed in your task manager or multi-tasking bar.

3. Upgrade to iOS 9 for Apple Devices

Apple’s latest upgrade has a ton of new battery-saving features.

“Low Power Mode” for example decreases your display brightness, tells Apple Mail to stop downloading content, and disables other features. You can still use every app, but only if you go to it. When you’re fully charged, Low Power Mode switches itself off.

Additionally, check out  Settings > General > Battery to see what’s using up your battery. Or go to Settings >General> Battery App Refresh to turn off a feature that allows apps to refresh themselves while in the background.

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Mobile Charging Best Practices

Here at Onefruit, we love providing great charging solutions for your businesses and schools. Our multi-charging stations are meant to make the whole process easy. But what about that time in-between charges? How do you keep your batteries working to their best on and off the charger?

It’s important to note that batteries have a life-span. The Lithium-Ion batteries Apple and most Android manufacturers use are built to last a long time, and withstand multiple charges. Too, our battery woes are usually based on misunderstandings of how this technology works.

Quick Charge vs Real Charge

The Lithium-Ion battery in modern smart devices has the ability to do a quick charge, and get you to 80% quickly. Afterward, the device “trickle charges” at a slower rate up to 100%. Perceptually, this can cause an issue when we think we’re getting a “full charge” but our device just hit 80% and was still working on receiving a real charge.

How fast or how long this charge takes also depends on your settings and what you’re doing with the device while you’re using it.

It’s best to turn off the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and all other apps while charging to get the fastest and most efficient 100% charge.


Charging Cycles

Just like any battery, the ability to recharge diminishes over time. Users previously had to be worried about “battery memory”, or the battery getting stuck at a certain charging level if they didn’t regularly deplete the battery fully before a re-charge.

However, Lithium-Ion batteries work on a charge cycle rather than require full charges from 0%-100%. This means, you simply need to charge your device regularly for it be healthy.

Most Android devices and all Apple devices have a high number of charging cycles before the battery will actually start showing wear. In Apple’s case, it’s in excess of 500 cycles before the battery will act at 80% capacity (but still show 100% when you charge it), and it will go down from there. Meaning, over time an 100% charge won’t get you what it used to.

Here’s how the cycles work.

If your battery went from 100% and you used it until it went to 50%, then charge it, you’ve only used half of one cycle. When you next use the device and say you only use 25% of the battery before charging it, you’ve now used up 75% of the cycle.

This process continues until you’ve reached that 100% of a full cycle, then starts all over again, all by itself.

So, how do you protect your device? Charge it regularly and turn it off when you don’t it.

Ultimately, enjoy your device but keep in mind that Lithium-Ion batteries allow you work longer, charge faster, and have longer lasting devices. Then, when you need to charge it, check OneFruit’s charging solutions to get on to the next cycle!

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Cookie Box App Review – Block EU Cookie Law Notices From iOS

Block EU notices on iOS with Cookie Box App 

Here at Onefruit, we appreciate solutions that are quick, safe and effective. It was the driving force behind developing our Chargebus charging stations. Because of that, we’re really excited about a new iOS app for iOS 9 users that will make using those devices a better experience.

The app is called Cookie Box. It’s a simple, free content blocker that gets around the annoying EU Cookie Law.

For those that don’t know, the directive to set up a “Cookie Law” was accepted by all nations in the EU in 2011. Countries such as the UK have begun to enforce the law. Every website is now required to ask permission to store cookies on your computer.

Cookies are little bits of programming that are installed in your web browser (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) that basically remember things for you. Isn’t it convenient when a website keeps you logged in day after day? That’s because of cookies. Or, when you are searching the web and links you’ve already clicked on are colored differently than new ones. That’s also cookies.

Because this technology can also be used maliciously to track users, the law seeks to protect them by requiring us to opt-in to use cookies on a case-by-case basis. In comes protection, out goes convenience.

That means you need to accept the use of cookies for every single website you visit. Yes. Every single one. Who has time for that? Not to mention, our phones and tablets are convenient because they’re small. We don’t want to have ads taking up valuable real estate when all you wanted to do was check the news or a social network.

cookie box logo

Enter Cookie Box. The app is a simple content blocker that removes those pop-ups, banners, and check-boxes begging for your permission to use Cookies, and gets you right into surfing the website.

Simply install the App, enable it in Settings, and no more Cookie requests. Quick, safe and effective.

We told you we liked that. Download Cookie Box from the App Store or visit the developers website.