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Apple Is Replacing Some Defective iPhone 5 Batteries

Does the battery life on your iPhone 5 suck? There’s a small chance that might be because Apple sold you a defective unit. Here’s how to find out.


Chameleon Changes Window Colours Based On Battery Level, Time Of Day

Windows: Chameleon is a free Windows utility that changes window colours based on the weather, the time of day, or battery level. When you’re working on your laptop, this give you an obvious visual cue when you need to plug in without having to constantly check the system tray icon.


Google Chrome Kills Battery On Windows Faster Than IE Or Firefox

If you are on a Windows laptop, you might want to shut your Chrome and use Firefox or Internet Explorer when you need to conserve power. Chrome has a core problem that causes it to consume more battery than other browsers, Forbes says.


Auto Pilot Mode Puts Your Phone In Flight Mode When You Lose Signal

Android (root ): We all know that switching on flight mode is a great way to save battery in low signal areas, but it only works if you notice before your phone dies. Auto Pilot Mode helps by switching it on when you’re out of a coverage area.


Web Browser Battery Usage Compared

Window weblog 7Tutorials has done another round of its web browser battery usage tests. The results are pretty much the same as usual: Internet Explorer keeps your computer running longer.


System Lens Shows You What's Eating Your Mac's Battery

Mac: Got an app or two running down your battery? Never really sure what it is? System Lens pays attention to active processes and how much they utilise the CPU. It warns you of the greedy ones so you can keep an eye on what’s killing your battery.


Ask LH: Why Is My Battery Performance So Variable?

Hi Lifehacker, Why does the battery life of my phone vary so much? Some charges last for a day or two and others last less than 12 hours. I’m certain that I’m not downloading anything in the background or doing anything that would drain the battery faster than normal. I have a Nokia Lumia 920. Any thoughts? Thanks, Drain Pain


Velis Auto Brightness Offers Total Control Of Your Screen Brightness

Android: We all know that screen brightness has a huge effect on your phone’s battery life, but Android’s built in auto-brightness setting isn’t always accurate, and doesn’t offer anything in the way of customisation. Velis Auto Brightness on the other hand oozes customisability, and gives you in-depth control over your screen’s brightness.


Ask LH: Can You Recharge A Mobile Battery In The Microwave?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve just seen this graphic claiming a conspiracy to stop battery recharging in microwaves by Apple. Lots of people are chatting about if this photo is real on Facebook. Any insights? Thanks, Charged Up


Stop Google Now Draining Your iPhone's Battery

We were excited to see Google Now finally make its way to iOS, but it didn’t come without problems. Many users report excessive battery drain due to location reporting. Fortunately, Cult of Mac offers a solution.