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Improve Mac’s Battery Life and Performance Guide

A couple of months ago, my Mac received a small notification mentioning that my Mac was running on a “service battery”. In a nutshell, this means that the battery isn’t acting the same as it did the first week I bought it. I can charge it and it will work to full capacity, but there are times when it shuts …Continue reading →

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Dell XPS 14 and 15 laptops get Ivy Bridge processors and design refresh

In addition to the inevitable upgrade to Intel’s new CPUs, the laptops have received a bit of a facelift. After refreshing its Inspiron laptops and even its Vostro portables, Dell has finally gotten around to sprucing up its XPS 14 and XPS 15 high-end notebooks. In addition to including the inevitable upgrade to Intel’s new Ivy Bridge CPUs, the laptops have received a bit …Continue reading →

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Mobile Device Will Make Your Next Laptop Better

The advance of mobile technology is revolutionizing the computer industry. Even giants like Intel and Microsoft are being forced to respond, changing their goals to compensate for continuing consumer interest in smartphones and tablets. Hardcore PC enthusiasts tend to be disappointed with such devices, but their presence is nothing but positive. Let’s have a look at several ways the demand …Continue reading →

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Samsung promises all-day battery life on smartphones

We’ve all been there: halfway through the work day, the battery indicator on your smartphone switches to red and you find yourself nervously looking for a power outlet. Future Samsung phones coming out this year will feature better battery life Samsung Electronics hopes to alleviate the battery issue a bit — at least for most customers. The company has set …Continue reading →

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Check your laptop battery – Windows 7 battery alert feature works fine

Microsoft has concluded that Windows 7′s battery alert feature is functioning properly, despite numerous user claims to the contrary. Redmond performed a series of tests to determine if its latest operating system was erroneously warning users of a battery issue, and in each of those scenarios the notification only showed if the battery was actually performing below certain standards. The company noted …Continue reading →

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Prolong Dell latitude d620 laptop battery life instructions

Dell D620 Battery is known for being one powerful, small and lightweight laptop. Many people rave about the battery life of the Dell Latitude D620 Laptop Battery Pack. Some people don’t like how the 80 watt-hour (9 cell) battery pack sticks an inch out the back of the machine. For them it ruins the advantage of being a small sized …Continue reading →

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Top 11 Android apps to boost speed and battery life

The mobile operating system Android for phones and tablets offers a wide variety of apps and can be quite useful in your professional and personal life. But after you’ve added a bunch of apps and used it for a while, Android can also get bogged down or unstable, run slowly and/or eat battery juice too quickly. Like their larger computing counterparts, Android-based …Continue reading →

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Full Review Acer Aspire One D250

Acer Aspire One D250 Full Review Acer managed to strike gold in the middle of a global economic crisis thanks to their affordable Acer Aspire One netbooks. These low-cost, ultraportable laptops have quickly become popular travel companions for people who don’t want to haul a heavy notebook to Starbucks. The latest 10-inch Acer Aspire One, the D250 series, offers a …Continue reading →

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Tech Review Lenovo ThinkPad X130e

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X130e is small, but chunky. It very much wears its business face, as all ThinkPads forever have done. With its matte screen, distinctive Lenovo keyboard and track stick, you know already whether this is the sort of laptop that appeals to you. The 11.6-inch, 1366×768 screen is decent enough, the matte screen a welcome addition to ward off …Continue reading →

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Top 10 Ways To Improve HTC Desire Battery Life and Performance

On the first day I got my Telstra HTC Desire, I wanted to see how the device would perform in my daily regime with the default settings. The only other apps that I downloaded and also ran throughout the day were Seesmic (Twitter Client) and Battery Widget (to monitor battery status on homepage). I took the HTC Desire off the charger at 6am and was dismayed to find that by …Continue reading →

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