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    Nifty OSX apps & widgets

    This totally needed it's own thread.

    Today's nifty app is Coconut Battery.

    coconutBattery isn't just a tool which shows you only the current charge of your battery - it also shows you the current maximum capacity of it in relation to the original capacity your battery had as it left the factory.
    You also get information about the battery-loadcycles (how often did you fully load your battery), the current charger (coconutBattery even warns you if you plugged in a wrong charger for your Notebook) and last but not least information about the age of your Mac.
    Screenshot from their site:

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    Interesting. Wonder how the battery of my macbook is doing after 3 years as it has been plugged to the charger 99,8% of the time I've used it

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    That's pretty cool and convenient how it sums it up. System Profiler shows almost the same stuff and a lot of other stuff as well. I wonder if the "Original Battery Capacity" is hard read from the battery or if it's from a listed spec.

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    Probably a spec list. That is going to suck to look at overtime. I'm curious to see how my OSX leopards battery is doing, I usually can't leave it unplugged for more than 15 minutes

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    goddamn! i got mine in january and its already at 84% max :/
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    I tried this a while back when I was trying to diagnose the problems I've been having with my iBook G4. Mine was pretty pitiful, IIRC, and I can only assume it's gotten worse in the last 2 months, since the problems have gotten worse As far as I can tell, it desperately needs a new battery, as it overheats and goes to sleep if I have it running and charging at the same time, and then it won't charge until it's cooled down, even when shut off. I thought it might be the fan or harddrive going, but it's absolutely temperature related and never an issue when running off battery power alone. Admittedly, the power jack is pretty fucked too, since the light on the power plug goes out when I wiggle it the wrong way (the fact that it wiggles is also likely a bad sign ).

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    ^If your sound goes out, it's because the DC-in converter (where you plug the power adapter in) is also the soundcard. Why did they design it like that???

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