Battery Life Recharge Cycles

Someone found a way to recharge batteries hundreds of thousands of times

By on April 21, 2016 at 3:08 PM.

Someone found a way to recharge batteries hundreds of thousands of times

One of the worst things about batteries may soon be fixed thanks to a new innovation from the University of California. Scientists studying battery materials have invented a nanowire that can be used to create batteries that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, potentially fixing one of the most annoying things about batteries. More →

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iPhone Battery Life

Professional chemist explains why iPhone battery life may never reach 2-3 days

By on March 28, 2016 at 10:06 AM.

Professional chemist explains why iPhone battery life may never reach 2-3 days

As Apple has continued to make the iPhone thinner and thinner with each passing generation, many users have voiced the opinion that they’d much rather have a thicker device with a bigger battery than a device on the verge of becoming impossibly thin. While Apple has undoubtedly increased the iPhone’s battery life over time, those advancements typically accompany a new form factor that allows for a bigger battery.

When Apple maintains the same form factor across generations, the leaps in battery life are more subtle. For instance, the battery life for video playback, Wi-Fi usage, audio playback, and 3G Internet usage on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s are exactly the same.

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How To Improve Smartphone Battery Life

The best and worst ways to boost your smartphone’s battery life

By on February 25, 2016 at 11:55 PM.

The best and worst ways to boost your smartphone’s battery life

We’ve seen a lot of different tips for boosting your smartphone’s battery life over the years and while some of them are legitimately great, some of them are also mythsThe New York Times recently ran a series of tests with the help of product recommendations website The Wirecutter to come up with a comprehensive list of the best and worst ways to really improve your phone’s battery life. While I had heard some of these dos and don’ts before, some of them were new to me and they thus might be new for you as well. More →

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Smartphones With Best Battery Life Consumer Reports

Comprehensive study tells us which smartphones have the best battery life

By on February 17, 2016 at 12:06 PM.

Comprehensive study tells us which smartphones have the best battery life

It seems that everyone wants a smartphone with a great battery these days, but which ones really deliver? Hint: The iPhone 6s isn’t one of them. Consumer Reports recently published its comprehensive study of battery life in smartphones and it found that the longest lasting phones are all Android devices. Let’s check out the rankings below. More →

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Top Android Apps Battery Life Storage Data

These are the Android apps that kill your battery and use up all your data

By on December 11, 2015 at 12:58 PM.

These are the Android apps that kill your battery and use up all your data

Whether you’re a seasoned Android user or you’ve just purchased your first smartphone, it’s very likely you have quite a few apps installed on your device including popular messaging apps, games, entertainment and shopping apps. But no matter how popular some of these apps might be, many of them are huge drains on your battery, storage and/or data. AVG has put together a few handy lists of the biggest culprits when it comes to draining your resources. More →

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Android 6.0 Marshmallow Battery Life

How Google is forcing Android phone makers to improve battery life

By on October 22, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

How Google is forcing Android phone makers to improve battery life

Google is taking a whole new approach to improving battery life on Android devices, which is probably the one problem customers complain most when it comes to smartphones. While many OEMs are addressing battery concerns on their own, Google will force them to be even more conscious of battery life with at least two new strict requirements. More →

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Android Apps Battery Life

Global report on Android details the main apps that abuse battery and hinder performance

By on October 21, 2015 at 8:10 PM.

Global report on Android details the main apps that abuse battery and hinder performance

Many people have complained that Facebook is a major battery hog on iOS 9 devices, as the mobile app seems to consume plenty of juice even when it’s been expressly told not to run any activities in the background. But it looks like Facebook is also the most battery-unfriendly app on Android, according to a fresh report on the least energy-efficient apps in Google’s Play Store. More →

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Battery Life Charging Cycles Tech

Breakthrough tech could quadruple your smartphone’s total battery life

By on August 17, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Breakthrough tech could quadruple your smartphone’s total battery life

Battery life and charging are constantly on our minds. We’re always looking for power sources to make sure our smartphones don’t die, and battery performance is always one factor worth considering when purchasing a new gadget. Many companies are looking at ways of improving batteries, and researchers from China and America had a breakthrough finding that might lead to longer-lasting, better-performing batteries in the future.

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Smartphone Battery Life Online User Tracking

Your favorite websites can now track you through your smartphone battery

By on August 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Your favorite websites can now track you through your smartphone battery

With all the talk about various devices being able to track you for different purposes – the hottest privacy-related topic in town concerns Windows 10 at the moment – you’ll may still be surprised to learn of one other unexpected way websites can track visitors: Smartphone battery life. More →

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iOS 9 iPhone Battery Life

iOS 9’s ‘Low Power’ mode will do amazing things for iPhone battery life

By on June 8, 2015 at 6:01 PM.

iOS 9’s ‘Low Power’ mode will do amazing things for iPhone battery life

Every year, without fail, the iPhone gets thinner and thinner. And every year, without fail, iPhone owners routinely exclaim that they’d rather have better battery life than an even thinner form factor.

Well, today Apple introduced a new iOS 9 feature that may cure some of your iPhone related battery woes. Dubbed ‘Low Power’ mode, the new iOS 9 feature was quickly glossed over during today’s jam-packed WWDC keynote but is worth highlighting.

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Apple Watch Battery Life

Fantastic news: Early reviews all say the Apple Watch’s battery life is better than expected

By on April 8, 2015 at 2:56 PM.

Fantastic news: Early reviews all say the Apple Watch’s battery life is better than expected

Ever since the Apple Watch was first unveiled this past September, one of the looming questions about the device has been how well the battery might fare during the course of a normal day’s usage. Initially, Apple was extremely coy about the device’s battery life, only to reveal this past March that users can expect about 18 hours of battery life throughout a typical day.

But now, with the first round of Apple Watch reviews finally out in the wild, we can finally take a look and see whether or not battery life on Apple’s ballyhooed wearable is as solid as advertised. As with any new Apple product release, the first collection of Apple Watch reviews are exhaustive and extremely long. To help interested buyers cut to the chase, below is a sampling of the more pertinent reviews as they pertain to Apple Watch battery performance.

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Stanford Aluminum Ion Battery

Elon Musk is not impressed with Stanford’s amazing new battery that fully charges in 1 minute

By on April 7, 2015 at 12:40 PM.

Elon Musk is not impressed with Stanford’s amazing new battery that fully charges in 1 minute

If there’s one common complaint shared across Android and iPhone users it’s that battery life could always stand to be better. Though there have been advancements in lithium-ion battery technology over the years, the software we run these days is much more complex than it was during the early smartphone era days. In other words, battery efficiency is having a tough time keeping up with how rigorously we use our devices.

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Fast Battery-Charging Technology

Researchers charge batteries three times faster with incredible new tech

By on March 27, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Researchers charge batteries three times faster with incredible new tech

Researchers from the University of Tokyo in cooperation with the University of Kyoto and Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science are studying a new technology that would significantly improve charging times for Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, which could then be applied to various products including electric vehicles as well as smartphones and tablets. More →

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