Items tagged with battery-life

Leaving the realm of science fiction behind, the super-fast charging mobile phone is inching its way ever more closer to science-fact. As reported in Stanford Magazine in advance of publication this week in the journal Nature, researchers at Stanford University have developed a high-performance aluminum-ion battery that can recharge in about a minute and do so thousands of times without significant loss of capacity. And along with being faster to charge and more durable, the new battery is also much safer than the lithium-ion batteries so many of us currently carry around these days in the mobile... Read more...
Anyone who has carried a smartphone of any stripe has come up against the question at some point: Do I shell out for the pay-for version of [insert whatever app name applies to you here, friend reader], or should I keep my money by installing the advertising-sponsored version instead and suffer a few (or more than a few) tap-through ads? Typically, the decision taken comes down to a few distinct factors...the nature of the app, the amount of use it is likely to get, or — in some rare cases — the price of the pay-for version. A new study published this week, though, reveals that the so-called "Free"... Read more...
There may come a day when our children or grandchildren can enjoy their mobile devices with boundless battery life, but that day seems woefully far off. Currently, poor battery life is the bain of all mobile devices; if you don’t have to plug your phone in to make it through the day without it dying, you’re in the minority. Kevin Purdy, sick of having to plug his phone in by 2pm every day, hunted through his Galaxy Nexus to determine which apps were hogging the most memory and demanding a constant data connection and thus were contributing the most to battery drain. The chief culprits,... Read more...