All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘battery life’

iOS 6.1 Update May Be Causing iPhone Battery Woes

iOS 6.1 went out to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users at the end of January. The update added LTE capabilities to 36 more iPhone carriers and 23 more iPad carriers around the world. That’s all well and good, but the update may have brought a nasty little bug on board as well. Macworld reports that iOS 6.1 may be …

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Chrome Update Saves Windows Users Battery Life, Privacy

Google pushed anew Chrome stable release today, potentially saving Windows users battery life. “We recently enabled GPU-accelerated video decoding for Chrome on Windows,” the company said in a blog post. “Dedicated graphics chips draw far less power than a computer’s CPU, so using GPU-accelerated video decoding while watching videos can increase battery life significantly.” “In our tests, the battery lasted …

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Mountain Lion May Be Hurting Your MacBook’s Battery Life

Mountain Lion broke all kinds of records when it was released and is now on millions of Macs. It was only a matter of time, however, before somebody found a problem. Mac OS X is generally pretty solid, but a few little issues seem to always slip through. One of those little issues reared its ugly head last week as …

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Mobile Apps Drain Battery Because of Free Ads

Recently, we talked about how there are security risks associated with some mobile apps, not because of the app itself, but because of the ad module that runs within free apps to generate revenue. Now, we find that these same modules are also the biggest battery users in an otherwise efficient app. When I switched from a Blackberry to an …

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