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.
Looking for a way to customize the battery indicator on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad? Try SmoothBattery.
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
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
Pairing wind with batteries makes wind more competitive with fossil fuels.
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.
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
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
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
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.