How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

Your smartphone is a minor miracle, a pocket-sized computer that can fulfill almost every whim. But none of its superpowers matter a bit if it runs out of juice. With removable batteries becoming more and more rare, you've got to take good care of the one you got. Fortunately, it's not to hard keep the lithium-ion… » 12/25/13 8:55am 12/25/13 8:55am

11 Tips to Keep iOS 7 From Destroying Your Battery Life

While your iPhone's new operating system comes with plenty of advantages, 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. » 9/28/13 11:13am 9/28/13 11:13am

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

There's a ton 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… » 7/18/13 2:57pm 7/18/13 2:57pm

7 Worst Battery Life-Guzzling Gadgets

I call them Chromebook Pixel apologists. They're coming out of the woodwork to defend Google's super-expensive but flawed $1,299 laptop. You'll hear things like "It obviously isn't for everyone" or "You either get it or you don't." Count me as one of the people who don't get it. As I say in my Chromebook Pixel review, the… » 2/12/13 3:20pm 2/12/13 3:20pm

The iPhone 5's Leaked Battery Is Bigger, Taller and Fits Perfectly…

If you're getting tired of seeing the purported guts of the iPhone 5, we feel for you. But it's like following a cookie crumb trail that might, possibly, hopefully lead us to some real semblance of information about the next iPhone. Or at least help us connect the dots. Case in point: here's the rumored iPhone 5… » 9/04/12 6:53pm 9/04/12 6:53pm

Amazon Conveniently Doubles Kindle's Listed Battery Life to Match Nook's

Yesterday, the Amazon Kindle's battery life was listed at a respectable one month. Today—a day after the Nook Simple Touch Reader claimed a two-month battery life—Kindle experienced a sudden leap in longevity. Keeping up with the Barneses, eh? » 5/25/11 6:43pm 5/25/11 6:43pm

How To Improve Your Android's Battery Life

In the words of Google co-founder Larry Page, "if you are not getting a day [of Android battery] there is something wrong." There must be "something wrong" with a lot of our phones, so hence the How-To Geek's practical guide. » 8/11/10 8:00am 8/11/10 8:00am