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Battery Life Charging Cycles Tech

Breakthrough tech could quadruple your smartphone’s total battery life

August 17th, 2015

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 …

iOS 9 iPhone Battery Life

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

June 8th, 2015

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 …

Fast Battery-Charging Technology

Researchers charge batteries three times faster with incredible new tech

March 27th, 2014

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.

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

March 16th, 2012

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 …

Another Nokia Lumia 800 battery update coming in two weeks

January 19th, 2012

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 …

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

January 17th, 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 …

Static bug plaguing iPhone 4S users could be hardware issue

November 29th, 2011

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 …