Tag Archive: Batteries

Samsung and LG also claim to not slow down phones with older batteries

“Never have, never will!”

Whether or not you own an iPhone, chances are you’ve heard a thing or two about Apple throttling CPU performance of older handsets as their batteries age. Although Apple has since responded to the outrage around this, there are still plenty of people that aren’t at all happy with the way the whole situation was handled.

Motorola and HTC recently issued statements of their own stating that neither one follows similar practices to  [Read More…]

Unlike Apple, Motorola and HTC don’t slow CPU speed as batteries age

Motorola and HTC are in the clear, but how others respond remains to be seen.

A few days before Christmas, word came out that Apple was deliberately slowing down the CPU performance of older iPhones as their batteries aged. We won’t get into all the nitty-gritty details, but as you’d expect, people weren’t all that happy to hear that their phones were being slowed down on purpose by the company that made them.

Following this news, questions  [Read More…]

Best Rechargeable Batteries

We always need batteries, especially around the holidays. The best bet is to go rechargeable.

Whether it’s a kid’s new toy, your games console controller or even just the TV remote, you always need batteries. If you’re a parent, you always need a small mountain of batteries.

Especially as you enter the busy holiday period when more time is spent at home and gifts are exchanged, your stockpile will be put under more pressure than usual. One  [Read More…]

Some Galaxy Note 4 batteries are being recalled due to safety concerns

A few days before the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is expected to launch, we’re hearing US regulators have issued a recall for select Galaxy Note 4 batteries. Before you get your pitchforks out, let us tell you that this time around it’s nothing remotely similar to the Galaxy Note7 scandal. Actually Samsung doesn’t even have anything […]

Gear Up: TYLT’s new portable batteries are a breath of fresh air

I’m a huge fan of TYLT. Always have been. I’ve had a TYLT Vu on my desk for as long as I can remember and only replaced it recently with a fast wireless charging dock. I have a TYLT Energi backpack that I use almost daily. You could say I’m a bit of a fanboy. […]

Ulefone Power 2 among only Android 7.0 phones with massive batteries

If you’re in the market for a new phone that runs Android 7.0 and which has a high-capacity battery, you don’t have too many options just yet. While there are more models running the Nougat build today and more coming soon, few of them offer batteries above 3,500mAh. Ulefone’s newest phone, the Power 2, runs a stock […]

Stay warm with these hot deals on batteries, USB type-C cables, and adapters and fast wireless chargers

Welcome to another wonderful week! I hope you’re missing out on this crazy winter storm hitting the north east. But hey, if you are getting dumped on right now, make the best of it! Kick back with some Netflix, make some hot cocoa and realize that it’s March so this is probably the last snow of […]

Check out these seven deals on USB type-C cables and external batteries to keep your phone charged up

Even with the increasingly good battery life in phones, you still need to charge them, right? Well, today we have some deals that will make that as painless as possible. We’re featuring a new company named Veckle. Veckle is from the same people behind the excellent iOrange-E but is designed to have some more cool […]

Gionee’s A1 and A1 Plus focus on big batteries, selfies

Chinese handset maker Gionee has launched a pair of new smartphones which promise superior battery life and excellent selfie experiences. Dubbed the A1 and A1 Plus, the duo run Android 7.0 Nougat and will be made available starting later this month. The A1 and A1 Plus both feature 18W ultrafast charging which claims to go from 0-100 […]

How to replace Shield Android TV remote batteries

When your remote batteries finally die, swapping them out is a quick task.

NVIDIA redesigned its TV-style remote that comes with the new Shield Android TV so it’s no longer rechargeable, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In turn, you get a remote that gets one year of battery life with average use, meaning you don’t have to think “is my remote charged?” when you go to turn on your TV.

But after a year of  [Read More…]