Nokia Launches Charger Exchange Program
After a routine quality check, Nokia has discovered that some of the third-party chargers that were included with its devices pose a potential risk for electric shock. Nokia said that plastic covers of the affected chargers could come loose, separate, and expose the charger's internal components. Users could be shocked if they touch the exposed components while the charger is plugged into an outlet. Nokia recommends any users with charger types AC-3E, AC-3U or AC-4U visit its charger exchange web site to learn how to exchange their chargers. About 14 million chargers were affected in total. Nokia will replace the chargers for free.
Review: SnapPower Charger
The SnapPower Charger is an alternate faceplate that quickly and easily adds USB power to most any wall outlet. Here is Phonescoop's quick take.
Motorola Announces Moto Mods Finalists
Motorola today highlighted a dozen developers whose ideas have been accepted as potential Moto Mods. Motorola has been working with developers for several months to bring more Mods to the modular ecosystem compatible with its Z-branded smartphones.
Gmail Bolstered with Exchange Tasks
Google today made its Gmail application for Android devices more useful to those who use Microsoft Exchange services. The latest version of Gmail adds support for Exchange tasks.
USB-IF to Certify Chargers
The USB Implementers Forum today announced that it will certify USB chargers for use with smartphones, tablets, PCs, and other compatible gear. The organization has created a new logo that will be stamped on compliant chargers.