The bigger the display of a smartphone, the more power it tends to draw. Many things affect a phone’s battery life although the display is a big part, not to mention leaving it at the maximum brightness will probably not do your battery any favors as well. However the good folks at Microsoft Research have been working on a way to help save battery life, which is by dimming the portion of your phone’s display in which your finger is covering.
When we use certain apps, our fingers might cover a portion of the display, such as when we’re scrolling through websites, Facebook’s News Feed, and so on. The idea behind Microsoft’s research, which has been dubbed FingerShadow, is that the portion that your finger is hovering over can be dimmed, which in turn they have estimated could end up saving 5.07%-22.32% of a smartphone’s battery. Read full post →Microsoft Research Comes Up With Interesting Battery Saving Method
For the most part if you were to walk into an official Apple retail store, the chances of you buying a counterfeit or stolen handset is pretty much close to zero. We’re not saying that it won’t happen, it’s just that the chances are very, very slim. However sometimes unofficial channels do offer better prices, which is why it is understandable that some seek alternate means to purchase their phones.
Now the good news is that if you’re curious as to whether the iPhone you just bought from Craigslist or eBay is the real deal, Apple has recently released a new tool which allows users to check whether or not the phone they have just purchased is locked to another user, which usually happens when the phone is stolen. Read full post →Apple Launches Activation Lock Check Tool On iCloud.com