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Monthly Archives: July 2014

  • Ever Wonder What Happens to Recycled Batteries? Find Out Here!

    recycled batteriesBatteries literally keep us moving. From car batteries, to batteries in our cell phones and computers, life without the convenience of a portable power source would nearly slow to a crawl. According to the EPA, as much as we depend on them to power modern life, we can still do a better job at recycling batteries. Though approximately 98 percent of lead-acid batteries (car batteries) are recycled, almost all of the household (alkaline) units we use end up in the landfill. Continue reading

  • 5 Tips to Increase Battery Life on Your iPhone for Extended Usage and Productivity

    iphone batteryThe Vast Utility of Your iPhone Only Has One Ongoing and Non-Negotiable Cost: Battery Life

    There is little question that, as an iPhone owner, you must love your iPhone, no matter which version you now use, and can't remember your life before and certainly can't imagine life without it now. Using it to organize your life, keep up with your friends and family, and take fantastic candid photos of once-in-a-lifetime moments, has probably streamlined your life. However, one thing that all of this streamlining leaves is a need for more iPhone battery life to support these amazing functions. Maybe you've tried some of the basic methods to increase battery life, but you still need a little extra boost at the end of the day.

    Many of the tips that you will find for extending your iPhone's battery life include adjusting processes; either turning them off or turning them down. If you want to find ways to avoid constantly adjusting your iPhone's processes because, quite simply, you need them at full capacity, you can also find reliable products from respected brands that help improve battery life for your iPhone, camcorder or camera. Continue reading

  • Are All Batteries the Same? The Difference Between Lithium-Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium Batteries?

    Ever since battery operated electronic gadgets began appearing in ultra-portable sizes, their use has resulted in batteries becoming a permanent part of consumer's lives. And much like the different types and varieties of electronic devices, not all batteries are the same. In fact, there is a good chance that the average home has devices powered by lithium-ion batteries, nickel cadmium batteries and nickel metal hydride batteries. Determining which battery type to choose as a replacement is often confusing, since different batteries may power similar gadgets. Knowing the differences between these battery types is important, as they are not interchangeable in electronic devices. Continue reading

  • The Top 10 Tech Trends of 2014!

    Since the release of the iPhone in 2007, mobility has completely taken over the technological landscape. Early smart devices now seem primitive, with new models featuring greater speed, longer battery life and improved functionality. This revolution is by no means over, as is evident based on the top tech trends of 2014. Continue reading

  • Extend the Life of your Laptop Battery

    Do you love to unplug and take your laptop with you away from the desk? Follow these six steps to help your laptop battery last longer.

    1. Inspect the contacts on your laptop and on the battery. Make sure they are free of debris and packing materials. To ensure a good connection blow on the contacts or clean them with alcohol and a cotton swab. Continue reading

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