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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iPhone again takes top spot in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

By on March 16, 2012 at 10:00 PM.

iPhone again takes top spot in J.D. Power satisfaction survey

For the seventh consecutive time, Apple has ranked highest among smartphone manufacturers in customer satisfaction, according to J.D. Power and Associates. The Cupertino-based company achieved a rating of 839 out of 1,000 possible points; the iPhone’s ease of use, features, physical design and battery life propelled the handset to the top spot. HTC, again, followed Apple with a score of 798, with Samsung (769) and Motorola (758) falling in the No.3 and No.4 spots, respectively. According to the survey, smartphone users who were more satisfied with the battery performance of their device were more likely to repurchase the same brand compared to owners who were less satisfied. “Both carriers and manufacturers recognize the fact that battery life needs to be improved,” said Kirk Parsons, senior director of wireless services at J.D. Power and Associates. “However, the study uncovers the need for a greater sense of urgency–short battery life can result in perceived phone problems, higher rates of merchandise returns and customer defections.” Read on for J.D. Power and Associates’ press release. More →

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Another Nokia Lumia 800 battery update coming in two weeks

By on January 19, 2012 at 12:30 AM.

Another Nokia Lumia 800 battery update coming in two weeks

Nokia said on Twitter Wednesday that a second software update will roll out to Lumia 800 devices over the next two weeks. It is largely expected that the update will help fix the poor battery life that has plagued some, but not all, Lumia 800 users. Nokia has already addressed the battery issue, which limits the capacity of the battery, and has even recommended that those with the problem send their devices in for replacement phones. More →

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Samsung promises all-day battery life from new smartphones in 2012

By on January 17, 2012 at 2:50 PM.

Samsung promises all-day battery life from new smartphones in 2012

Samsung understands that battery life is a big problem when it comes to smartphones. The company is looking to fix that, however, promising that all Samsung smartphones coming out this year will last all day on a single charge with average to moderately heavy use. “When you wake up to when you go to bed, we don’t want you feeling anxiety about your battery life,” Samsung VP of product innovation Kevin Packingham said in an interview with CNET. Motorola recently announced the DROID RAZR MAXX, a variant of the DROID RAZR featuring a massive 3,300 mAh battery. Samsung will also move to larger batteries, though the company plans to focus on optimizing different aspects of the phone as well, according to Packingham. The changes will come from the way a phone acts when searching for Wi-Fi, to the way it connects to 4G LTE networks. Packingham acknowledged that Samsung “wasn’t quite there yet,” in regards to the company’s first 4G LTE smartphone, the DROID Charge. Despite these upcoming improvements, Packingham noted that power users will always face problems with battery life. More →

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Static bug plaguing iPhone 4S users could be hardware issue

By on November 29, 2011 at 10:20 AM.

Static bug plaguing iPhone 4S users could be hardware issue

It has been a month and a half since Apple released its record-setting iPhone 4S and users are still plagued by a series of bugs that has made the device unusable for some. BGR was one of the first sites to report on a troubling glitch that causes audio to cut out during voice calls when using a headset, and many users continue to experience very poor battery life despite the recent iOS 5.0.1 update Apple released to address the issue. Another bug that has not been widely reported in recent weeks involves static sounds that are heard during voice calls, and the issue may be more serious than initially believed. Read on for more. More →

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