Posts Tagged ‘battery life’

Let the Browser Battery Wars Begin

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

As more and more people switch to browsing the internet via portable devices, it’s no surprise that the browser companies are now focusing their development and marketing strategies on battery life.

Remember the time when browser developers focused on JavaScript speed? This started with the release of Google Chrome, and Google’s initial focus on speed. While that certainly helped, especially since organizations and companies like Mozilla or Opera had to improve their engines as well to provide users with a similar experience, it put other features such as customization or control on the backburner.


How to Generate a Battery Report in Windows

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Here’s a not-so-well-known Windows feature that would definitely come in handy for laptops and other mobile computers.

Windows ships with built-in operations to generate a battery report, a detailed status report highlighting useful information about the battery and its usage history. If you run the Windows operating system on a battery powered device, you are probably keeping an eye on the battery status regularly to make sure the system won’t just shut down at one point in time due to a lack of power.


Android: Improve Battery Life and Free Up RAM by Disabling Services

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Is your Android overburdened with apps? Well, here’s an app that will help you to figure out which apps are the culprits …

So called background services are running on any Android device. They can be divided up into services run by system apps and applications that you have installed on the device. These services have a wide variety of purposes, from retrieving data from the Internet to running as a widget on the device. These background services are usually needed for the application or system to function properly, and disabling them would render the functionality useless.


Surface Pro – Price and Battery Life Disappoint

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Speaking as an old guy, who grew up in the desktop era, the phrase “bulky laptop” always cracks me up.

I had high hopes for the Surface Pro ever since Microsoft announced that it would release the device a few months after the Windows 8 operating system. It was the device that I was looking for, running a full version of the operating system allowing me to run my legacy x86 programs on the device. The Full HD resolution, enough RAM, the form factor and the design with its integrated kickstand and attachable keyboard had me hooked.


Increase your Laptop’s Battery Life with Advanced Power Settings

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Here’s a useful trick for laptop users … especially if your laptop battery isn’t what it used to be.

There’s nothing more annoying than digging out your laptop to do some important work, only to find you have 5% battery power left, or worse still the laptop has powered itself down due to no power left at all.