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iOS 8 details battery usage by app

Today's WWDC keynote was so chock full of new information that even Apple's own executives seemed to be rushing from new feature to new feature. Invariably, now that the dust has settled and people are getting their hands on iOS 8, new and intriguing tidbits that Apple didn't have time to touch on...

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How to identify battery-draining apps in OS X

Notice that your MacBook battery level is falling at an alarming rate? Want to find out which apps are causing the power to drain? There are two easy ways to identify apps that are consuming the battery in your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. First, you can select the battery icon in your OS X menu...

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BlackBerry CEO calls iPhone users "wall huggers"

With all of the corporate turnover at BlackBerry, it's hard to keep up with who's actually steering the ship these days. So in case you missed it, John Chen assumed the CEO position at BlackBerry this past November following the ouster of Thorsten Heins. Now it's no secret that the iPhone ushered...

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The myCharge Freedom 2000 gives you twice the battery life with a little less bulk

If you're considering an iPhone case that includes a battery pack, you've already decided that increasing the size of your device is a fair trade-off for more life, but that doesn't mean that all battery cases are created equal. The iBattz Mojo Refuel I reviewed previously increased the overall...

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iPad Air destroys the competition in battery life tests

Which? Tech Daily recently carried out a series of tests to determine which tablet is the one to beat when it comes to battery life. The results? The iPad Air absolutely crushed the competition. What's more, the test results show that the iPad Air performed even better than advertised,...

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Incipio's offGRID 4,000 mAh Capacity backup battery is a life-saving travel companion

In the last decade, cellphones and tablets have gone from important, but simple communication devices to replacing computers, cameras, radios and more. As this winter's unpredictable weather has shown us, we never know when the ability to charge our phones will be stolen cruelly by God or poor...

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How to stretch your iPhone's battery as far as it can possibly go

We've all been in this situation before: You haven't plugged in your iPhone in a couple of days and now you have just a sliver of battery life left. Your phone has been warning you that it's near death, but you have nowhere to charge it. At this point, you don't care if your phone is the fastest...

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iPhone 3GS battery swells to absurd size [Update]

We've heard plenty of stories of exploding smartphone batteries, but this might be the first time we've seen a battery right on the brink of actually blowing up. A writer over at the Czech website Letem Svetem Applem recently noticed his iPhone 3GS splitting at the seams thanks to a battery on the...

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iPhone battery draining faster than usual? Blame the weather

There's a good chance you're already not happy about your iPhone's battery life -- especially if you upgraded to iOS 7 on an older device -- but if you live in many parts of the United States, your smartphone has probably died faster than ever this week. You see, it's been a bit chilly here in the...

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Apple releases SMC Firmware Update battery fixes for MacBooks

Apple has released a slew of SMC Firmware Updates for all of its MacBook computers. The updates are for all MacBook models between mid-2012 and mid-2013, including the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and MacBook Pro with Retina display and fixes significant battery issues many users were...

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How to stop iOS 7 from destroying your iPhone's battery life

iOS 7 is all kinds of sexy, but with a slew of fancy new features comes more strain on the ever-important statistic of battery life. iOS 7 is compatible with iPhone 4 or later (though not all features are supported on older devices), so if you're upgrading your current device to the new operating...

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Apple ups battery capacity on iPhone 5c and 5s compared to iPhone 5

Over the past few years, Apple has demonstrated an uncanny ability to enhance performance with each successive iteration of the iPhone while simultaneously maintaining, and sometimes increasing, battery life. The recently unveiled iPhone 5s and 5c are no different. Anandtech recently dug through...

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Anker Astro 3 12,000 mAh External Battery won't keep you tied to an outlet

Whenever I review an external battery pack, there's always at least one commenter who says "get an Anker battery pack -- they're just as powerful and much less expensive." So when a PR firm pitched me on Anker's Astro 3 12,000 mAh External Battery (US$99.99 MSRP, available on Amazon for $44.99), I...

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iCracked banks on your clumsiness

A broken iPhone is no joy. I've seen many a mom jump out of a car to pick up her kids at school only to have her iPhone go flying off her lap and onto the pavement. Until recently, getting an iPhone fixed was a time-consuming and costly affair. Megan Hess from Mashable introduces us to a pair of...

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It's all about the battery life, baby

At WWDC this year, Apple introduced revamped MacBook Airs with incredibly impressive battery life. On the the 11-inch model, battery life went up from five hours to nine hours while battery life on the 13-inch model went up from seven hours to 12 hours. Battery life isn't exactly the sexiest of...

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