How to Add Battery Percentage on Android 4.4 KitKat

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With battery life being one of the most important aspects of a smartphone, many owners would like a better visual indicator than the old school and somewhat inaccurate battery status meter available on most smartphones. For those running Google’s latest OS, you can finally do exactly that. There’s plenty of apps readily available to give […]

Duracell Powermat GoPower Review

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Duracell Powermat’s GoPower is an external battery pack that can work as a standalone solution to charge any of your USB-powered gadgets or one that integrates with a PowerSnap Kit. The GoPower is available in three different configurations, depending on how much added power you’ll need on the road. At the basic, a GoPower Day […]

How to Improve Nexus 5 Battery Life

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The recently released Nexus 5 by Google and LG is the best Nexus smartphone to date, and one of the better Android options available today. Being the first Nexus with a full 1080p HD display, 4G LTE, and then adding a powerful quad-core processor could have many worried about battery life. Especially considering there’s only […]

iPhone 5s Battery Issues? Apple Will Contact You. Here’s How

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Does your new iPhone 5s not hold a charge the way you think it should? Does it take forever to charge? Will it charge at all? A couple of days ago we posted that Apple confirmed that some new Apple 5s smartphones do have “manufacturing issues” affecting battery life. It was stressed that these iPhone […]

State of Power: Should Batteries Be Regulated?

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I a bid to control electronic waste and make the planet a bit greener, there had been chatter in the past about standardizing on phone chargers. As recent as the end of last month, the European Union and its commissioners are said to be mulling on micro USB as the de facto phone standard, a […]

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Battery Pegged at Whopping 3,450 mAh

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will include a massive battery that should help power the large smartphone through a busy workday or a long weekend according to a new leak. A leaked photo showed a ridiculously large Galaxy Note 3 battery inside a prototype device, but the photo did not reveal the battery specs or […]

Want a Smartphone with Infinite Battery? Urine Luck

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Smartphone and iPhone battery life is a major complaint for power users who never seem to have enough power, but a new technology demo can turn something you’ll never run out of into power for a smartphone. The Bristol Robotics Laboratory is working on a new fuel cell that is powered by urine. That’s right, […]

Biofuel to Recharge Your Phone Takes An Interesting Bodily Twist

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We’ve heard of biofuel as an alternative source of clean energy for cars and larger appliances, but now a similar concept may be used to power your phone in the future. There’s a twist, however, as the biofuel used in this prototype isn’t derived from plants, but rather from your own body. Researchers at the […]

Apple Rumored to Adopt IGZO Displays on 2014 MacBook, Battery Life Will Soar

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Thanks to Intel’s fourth generation processors, known as Haswell, we’re seeing battery life on Apple’s recent MacBook Air refresh nearly double what it was before. However, we may see even greater increases in battery life as Apple is rumored to be making the jump to IGZO, or indium gallium zinc oxide, display technology, which can […]

iPhone 5S Logic Board Photos Possibly Tip Bigger Battery

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A new set of photos may show the iPhone 5S logic board stripped of the Apple A series processor and other components  but with enough details to point to a slimmer overall logic board and more room for other iPhone 5S parts, like a bigger battery. A series of three photographs allegedly show off the iPhone […]

BatteryGuru Promises Better HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 Battery Life

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The new Qualcomm Snapdragon BatteryGuru app promises better battery life for the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 as well as other Snapdragon powered devices with a personalized method of making smart choices for apps and services that can deal the biggest blow to battery life. Unlike the built-in power saver modes on the Samsung Galaxy S4 […]

New Apple Battery Patents Could Pave Way for iWatch, Slimmer iPhone

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Newly uncovered patents related to battery technology being developed by Apple could open the doors to devices with new form factors, including the much anticipated iWatch smartwatch, as well as slimmer iPhone, iPad, and MacBook notebooks. Unlike traditional flat or cylindrical batteries, Apple is working on new battery designs that have different shapes, including curved […]

Will These Bendable, Stretchable Batteries Make It to to iWatch, Galaxy Watch?

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With technologies maturing behind flexible OLED displays, bendable glass, and foldable batteries, it looks like the time is ripe for wearable computing form factors such as the much rumored Apple iWatch or the Samsung Altius Galaxy Watch. The latest battery innovation is for a new Lithium ion battery that not only can fold upon itself–which […]

How to Get Better Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery Life

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 suffers from the same problem most Android smart phones face: poor battery life. In our reviews, we’ve seen shorter than “all day” battery life. The most likely culprits include the large 5.3″ display, a LTE data connection and other wireless features like NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Users can extend the Samsung Galaxy S3 battery […]

Mophie iPhone 5 Battery Case Spotted on Plane Post-CES

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On my plane home from the Consumer Electronics Show, I was fortunate enough to sit next to a distributer who is a partner of Mophie, maker of the popular iPhone battery case. Since the iPhone 5 was released, Mophie had been relatively quiet and coy about when its iPhone 5 battery case would be released […]

iPhone 5 Battery Life Reviews

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Apple claims the iPhone 5 battery lasts longer than the iPhone 4S despite a larger display and power-hungry 4G LTE connection. Now that the first iPhone 5 reviews are up, there are finally a good number of iPhone 5 battery life reviews to highlight how long we can expect the iPhone 5 to last. The […]

Mophie-Style Case Brings Integrated microSD card reader to iPhone

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One of the biggest complaints that users have with the iPhone is that you have to choose how much memory you feel your device needs from the moment of purchase as there is no way to add additional storage through removable media such as SD cards. However, that may change thanks to a third-party start-up, […]

Seidio Innocell Extended Life Battery for Samsung Galaxy S III Review

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The Samsung Galaxy S III typically suffers from shorter battery life compared to the iPhone, but an extended battery like the Seidio Innocell Extended Life Battery can solve the problem for a decent price and without adding too much bulk or weight to the handset. The Galaxy S III battery doesn’t drain as fast as some […]