Facebook App Blamed for Nuking iPhone Batteries

A former Apple, ahem, Genius, claims to have devoted "years" of his life to solving the issue of poor battery life on iOS devices, a problem that appeared to become more widespread with the arrival of iOS 7.1. His hypothesis? It's mostly Facebook's fault. Read More >>

iOS 7.1 Adding iPhone Battery Draining Woes to its List of Features

It'll keep you from going off-road in your Carplay-equipped motor, but iOS 7.1 has also brought with it an unwanted feature for some of its users. It seems the latest update to Apple's mobile software is draining iPhone and iPad batteries at a significantly increased rate. Read More >>

iPhone 5S Owners Reporting Battery Blues

Owners of Apple's newest, shiniest iPhone 5S smartphones are reporting battery problems, with both capacity and charge times taking a hit compared to previous generations of the handset. Not great news if you've just paid upwards of £550 for one, and it seems Apple is well aware of the problem. Read More >>

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11 Tips to Keep iOS 7 From Destroying Your Battery Life

Your iPhone's new operating system comes with plenty of advantages, but iOS 7's not without its drawbacks. Battery life just ain't quite what you'd want it to be, but we've got some tips to squeeze the most out of that sucker and stay juiced all day long. Read More >>

All Those Open Browser Tabs Really Are Killing Your Laptop's Battery

There's a tonne of info on the web. You're never going to read it all, but you want to, so your browser has fistfuls of open tabs waiting for that rainy day when you'll want to read a two-month-old article that's no longer relevant to anything. But have you ever wondered what all those tabs are doing to your battery life? Wired's Rhett Allain did, so he measured it for Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Read More >>

What's the Best External Battery Charger?

Do you a) carry a smartphone, and b) have a manbag (or handbag)? If so, you're a prime candidate for the pocket-bulging external battery charger trend: from battery cases to socking great car jump-starters, there's hundreds of the damn things. But are any of them any good? Read More >>

The Kickass Processors That Will Power Your Next Computer

Bits and pieces of info about Intel's brand new 4th generation processors have been dripping out for months now. Good graphics, crazy battery life. Exciting stuff. Finally, though, we've got a full view of guts that'll power most of next year's computers, and they'll be available starting June 4th. The future looks very, very bright. Read More >>

Apple's Got a Curved Battery Somewhere in the Works

This is the kind of thing you're unlikely to bother patenting if you weren't planning on using it. Yesterday, an Apple patent for a curved battery design surfaced from the USPTO. Will the next iPhone be curved rather than a dead-straight slab like it is now? Read More >>

Is Google Now Nuking Your iPhone's Battery?

Now that Google Now's on the iPhone, constantly being helpful in the background, there are rumours flying around that it's nuking phone batteries because it's hammering Location Services. Google says that's not possible, but what are you folks seeing? Read More >>

Obesity Crisis Hits HTC One, But Doubles its Battery Life

That vaguely familiar chap up there is the HTC One carrying an extra three or four stone in additional flab, thanks to the Mophie Juice Pack. In return for fattening up your phone you get nearly double the battery life, which is a trade off we suspect many will take. Read More >>

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Myfc PowerTrekk Hydrogen Fuel Cell Lightning Review: Instant Power Anywhere, Juiced By Water

The Hydrogen-powered future of gadgets is finally here with PowerTrekk, the first consumer hydrogen fuel cell. It promises to juice-up your gadgets simply with the power of water and H2, instantly, anywhere, any time. Too good to be true, or the best thing since USB? Read More >>

What Battery Test Would You Like to Torture a Bunch of Smartphones With?

Battery life is arguably the most finicky  heavily-argued part of the 'phone reviewing process. Different reviewers try everything to try and get an objective battery life, from custom-built apps, to the elusive 'normal-use', or just looping Nyan Cat until your brain explodes. Question is, what test would you like to see the full gamut of high-end smartphones tortured with? Read More >>

German Nokia/HTC Patent Skirmish Decided in Favour of Nokia

It's not all Samsung versus Apple in the tedious world of the mobile tech patent. Nokia and HTC are one of the many groups of companies currently at each others' throats, with a recent German ruling finding in favour of Nokia's patents. Read More >>

If Apple Won't Fix the iOS 6.1 Battery Problems, Microsoft Will

Apple pushed out iOS 6.1.1, which Vodafone says is A-OK by the way, but it did nothing for the battery woes of legions of iPhone users. Microsoft to the rescue? It's pushed out an official support document that aims to try and fix it, until Apple actually gets round to crushing the bug. Read More >>

Would You Buy a Slightly Thicker Phone With Actually Decent Battery Life?

The problem with these super-skinny phones that we're all getting is that battery life, frankly, sucks. I still remember a time when battery life could be measured in days, not hours. If the latest Google X Phone rumour is to be believed, it'll come packing a big battery rivalling the Motorola MAXX line. But would you buy it if it wasn't the thinnest phone in the world? Read More >>

This Is the Battery that Melted In the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

All the 787 Dreamliners—Boeing's most advanced passenger aeroplane ever—have been grounded because of what you can see above: a melting battery made by the Japanese company GS Yuasa Corp, integrated in the aeroplane at Boeing Everett Factory, in Everett, Washington. Looks pretty bad to me. Read More >>


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