Galaxy Note 9 Smokes iPhone XS Max In Real-World Battery Test [Video]

This YouTube video takes an iPhone XS Max and pits it against a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in order to see which would win when being subjected to a battery torture test. [ Continue reading this over at RedmondPie.com ]

This YouTube video takes an iPhone XS Max and pits it against a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in order to see which would win when being subjected to a battery torture test.


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iOS 12 Screen Time suspected to cause excessive iPhone battery drain for some

Are you seeing poor iPhone battery life after updating to iOS 12? Does turning on the new Screen Time feature appear to result in excessive battery drain? If so, you’re not alone.

Are you seeing excessive or even extreme iPhone battery drain after updating to Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system? If so, you’re definitely not alone because many affected people have taken to Reddit, Twitter, MacRumors Forums and Apple Support Communities to describe the problem, with some reporting that the new iOS 12 Screen Time feature might be causing up to two times faster iPhone battery drain when enabled.... Read the rest of this post here


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Customize your iPhone’s battery indicator with SmoothBattery

Looking for a way to customize the battery indicator on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad? Try SmoothBattery.

Out all the different indicators that appear in your iPhone’s Status Bar, the battery indicator is one of the most pertinent. But while it’s great at its job of displaying how much battery life you have left, it doesn’t have much to speak for in terms of user customization.

A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed SmoothBattery by iOS developer CydiaGeek changes that by providing iOS device users with a host of new battery indicator-centric configuration options.... Read the rest of this post here


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iNoSleep maintains a Wi-Fi connection when your handset is locked for long periods

Wish your iPhone would stop disconnecting from Wi-Fi while locked? iNoSleep is a new jailbreak tweak that makes that happen.

Right out of the box, Apple’s lineup of mobile devices will do anything they can to conserve battery power when specific hardware functions aren’t necessary. For example, they may disconnect from Wi-Fi when locked for prolonged periods; think of it as a hibernation mode.

It’s a brilliant power savings feature, in theory, but it sometimes hinders workflows by imposing internet connection delays in which you’re forced to wait for connection reestablishment after unlocking. Fortunately, a free jailbreak tweak called iNoSleep by iOS developer Tony Kraft solves this problem.... Read the rest of this post here


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Manually set your Mac’s cooling fan speeds with Macs Fan Control

You can manually configure your Mac’s fan speeds with a useful free utility called Macs Fan Speed. We show you how to use it.

If you own an Apple computer, especially a modern one, then you’ve probably come to notice how particularly thin these machines have become. Despite that, most Macs still sport internal cooling fans to keep the CPU and GPU temperatures in check.

By default, Apple’s internal cooling fans run as silently as possible for a quiet user experience, but this isn’t without its caveats. Thinner machines like the MacBook Pro are more susceptible to heat soak because the cooling capabilities of such a compact chassis are limited; this is something you’ve undoubtedly felt while the machine sits on your lap during intensive tasks.... Read the rest of this post here


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After working with Tesla’s Australia battery, wind company wants more batteries

Pairing wind with batteries makes wind more competitive with fossil fuels.

Enlarge / Bloomberg Best of the Year 2017: Powerpacks which will be used to form the world's largest lithium-ion battery stand on display during a Tesla Inc. event at the Hornsdale wind farm, operated by Neoen SAS, near Jamestown, South Australia, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (credit: Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

In the first half of 2018, energy sales from Tesla's 100MW/129MWh battery installation at the Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia brought in €8.1 million in the first half of 2018.

€6.7 million ($7.8 million) of that revenue came from frequency control services. Another portion of the revenue was generated through a 10-year contract that Neoen has with Australian grid managers to purchase AUD $4 million (€1.4 million, USD $2.9 million) worth of electricity per year. The contractual revenue is before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization, however, so actual numbers may be higher or lower.

The battery itself cost €56 million ($66 million), documents say.

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Does Android have superior battery life?

Apple designs its own hardware, software and semiconductors in-house so why is it that iPhones still don’t feature the very best battery life in the industry?

The new iPhone XS sports some creative battery geometry, but that won’t change the fact that the Apple smartphone continues to be perceived as having a weaker battery than comparable Android handsets. This may come as a surprise given Apple designs its own chips and optimizes the hardware and software for battery consumption. What exactly is going on here?... Read the rest of this post here


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Weirdly-shaped iPhone XS battery maximizes every millimeter of space inside the chassis

Apple went creative with battery geometry for the new iPhones, with the XS borrowing some of the terraced battery designs that first debuted with the 12-inch Retina MacBook.

Apple’s new smartphones take advantage of the company’s first in-house designed power management chip, but the bigger news is that iPhone XS seems to have borrowed some of the coolest terraced battery designs we first saw in 2015’s 12-inch Retina MacBook.... Read the rest of this post here


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SafeShutdown helps semi-untethered jailbreak users avoid re-jailbreaking due to a dead battery

Hate re-jailbreaking your semi-untethered device every time you suffer from a drained battery? This tweak might be for you.

If you’re rocking a semi-untethered jailbreak like Electra, then you’re likely familiar with the inconvenience of re-running the tool over a wired connection with your computer every time you reboot your device.

You can control the majority of your handset reboots by merely keeping it running at all times, but the one instance where you can’t is when your handset runs out of battery power. Fortunately, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed SafeShutdown by iOS developer Kurrt aims to make this a less painful experience.... Read the rest of this post here


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iPhone XS, XS Max, Apple Watch Series 4 Promise Decent Battery Life Improvements

How’s battery life of iPhone XS, XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4? As part of the device introductions during today’s event, Apple’s executive team briefly touched on the battery life of both iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4. Here is how much it has i…

How's battery life of iPhone XS, XS Max and Apple Watch Series 4? As part of the device introductions during today's event, Apple's executive team briefly touched on the battery life of both iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4. Here is how much it has improved, according to the company.


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