Tag: battery

Is poor battery life a price worth paying for free apps?

Recently we published an article about how most of the power usage of free Android apps actually goes towards displaying the ads. Angry Birds, for example, apparently uses “70% of it’s power draw to upload information and download ads”. Presumably it’s an even higher percentage for other less …

Battery going flat too quick? It could be your adverts

Adverts. Nobody really likes them, especially those foreign ones that get badly re-dubbed in English. On your mobile they can, according to a report picked up by the BBC, suck a lot more battery life too. By running constantly in the background and offering “helpful offers and reminders” …

PowerTrekk – Charge your phone, with water

OK. Two words. Smartphone. Battery. Battery life, it must be said, is usually pretty bobbins if you actually use your phone for any length of time. Want to get from A to B? Get the GPS on, use the mapping feature, do a bit of browsing, record some …

Google Maps for Android updated

If you’ve got an Android handset then you may have noticed a new version of Google Maps today. Inside there’s bug fixes and battery improvements. The battery performance change should be particularly noticeable if you’re a Latitude user and, if you’ve not upgraded already, you can click the …

Samsung Galaxy S2 Mugen Extended battery review

First of all thanks to the guys from Mugen for sending us this battery to review. It came all the way from Hong Kong I was amazed. My experience of spare batteries for phones has basically been buying a replacement when the original started to misbehave. Within a few …

Nokia Lumia 800 software update, what’s inside

Lumia 800 owners should notice an update appear on their phones shortly. Version 1600.2483.8106.11500 includes the following battery and WiFi enhancements. It’s a gradual two week roll-out process, so don’t panic if you’ve not received yours just yet. Nokia Conversations states that … Around half of owners will …

Nokia Lumia battery issues to be addressed

Got yourself a Nokia 800? If you read our review and bought yourself one then you might have a few battery issues. We’ve not been swamped with emails moaning about it, but Nokia have confirmed that there’s a potential problem… On Monday 12 December some of our customers …

Lumia 800 battery life to be improved

Just found this quote from Nokia Support on the WMPoweruser web site addressing the reported issues with the Lumia 800 battery life. “We understand that some people have expressed concerns about battery life on the Nokia Lumia 800.  Early investigations show that most people are enjoying the full …

Apple Fixes Your Battery Woes

Yes folks you read it right, the update for those with battery issues has arrived. Head into the software update menu on your handset to get it now or plug your device into iTunes and update the old fashion way. Image from Mashable

Apple admits battery issues with iOS5 – fix incoming

Apple admitted today that a number of bugs have been identified in iOS5 which have caused battery issues for some users.. the full quote is as follows “A small number of customers have reported lower than expected battery life on iOS 5 devices,” Apple said in a statement …

iPhone 4S battery problems? Try this fix

As previously reported, many users of the iPhone 4S have been reporting poor battery life. Now Oliver Haslam at iDownloadBlog has come up with a fix. It seems the problem lies with the “Setting Time Zone” option causing the location services to run constantly, sucking the battery dry …

Battery life – the networks fault?

  One of the most complained about things on modern smartphones, is their battery life – and quite rightly. After years of getting us used to increasing battery life on phones, smartphones came along and we all had to get used to charging our phones once or more …

How to Maximise Your Android Phone’s Battery Life

Battery life has always been a concern with a lot of Android phones. In extreme cases, devices like the US-only HTC Evo 4G would only manage four hours with heavy use. The Desire HD is also another device that has battery life issues; it’s clear to see that …