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Make Your Own Micro USB Cable To Charge Your Phone From Another Phone

Ever find yourself with a dead smartphone battery when your friend has a full charge? Make Magazine shows you how to make your own USB cable that will allow you to recharge your phone from another phone.


Opera's Power Saving Mode Cuts Battery Drain For Longer Laptop Browsing

Windows/Mac/Linux: Opera has rolled out another update to its browser, this time introducing a power saver mode that supposedly gives you a 50 per cent boost in battery run time.


Use Greenify's Aggressive Doze Mode To Save Even More Battery On Android

Android (6.0+): Doze mode on Android Marshmallow is a miracle worker that can extend your device’s battery by a ton, whenever it’s been sitting still for a long time. Greenify can crank those savings up even further.


Tesla Powerwall: 2016 Pricing Number Crunch and Payback Times

Back in May, 2015, we crunched the payback figures for the Powerwall, based on an assumed Australian cost and example electricity prices. Now there are local installed costs available, we have broken out the calculator and gone over the figures. The question is, can the Powerwall give a decent payback time?


Quickly Get To Your Phone's Battery Stats With This Shortcut

Android (5.0 and up): Android has a pretty powerful tool that allows you to see what’s been using your phone’s battery since it was last charged. If you’re using it often, this shortcut makes it easier to get to.


Doze Brings Marshmallow's Battery-Saving Feature To Older Androids

Android 4.1+: Doze is one of the best new features in Android Marshmallow, which stops apps from using the network when your phone is idle. But if your phone still doesn’t have Marhsmallow, this app will bring the feature to older phones.


Facebook's Latest Update For iPhone Fixes Two Major Battery Drains

iOS: If you use Facebook on your iPhone, you’re probably used to terrible battery drains. While we wouldn’t count on this suddenly changing, Facebook is fixing two major problems that were chipping away at your charge.


The Worst Performance Killing Android Apps Are Exactly The Ones You'd Expect

Some of the apps you use on a regular basis are worse for your phone than others. AVG has done some analysis and identified the worst offenders. Unsurprisingly, things like Facebook, Spotify, Netflix, and Amazon top the charts.


Myth Debunked: Why Charging Your iPhone Overnight Doesn't Destroy The Battery

For years so-called tech experts have claimed that keeping your phone charging overnight and juicing up your device when it’s still got plenty of battery left could be really bad for it. But charging your iPhone overnight isn’t going to destroy the battery or cause any other damage to your handset, according to editor and tech author Jesse Hollington.


What's The Best Way To Keep Your Smartphone Charged?

It’s inevitable at some point that your smartphone will run a little low on juice. Which strategy is best for keeping your power topped up?


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