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There's a good tip at CreativeBits today on prolonging your battery's life. Specifically, it's about letting it run through "cycles."When your battery is fully charged, be it in your laptop, iPhone or iPod, and you let it run until the device dies, you've used up one cycle. Over time, it will lose i...

October 20th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Like virtually all mobile computer manufacturers, Apple recommends that users calibrate their laptop batteries every few months, as Scott pointed out a couple of years ago. Unlike many manufacturers, however, Apple does not include a utility to automatically perform a calibration. Given Apple's unca...

July 30th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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With all the negative stories in the news as of late regarding the dangers of laptop batteries, its easy to forget a hazard that has plagued batteries of all types since the dawn of the portable computing age; premature discharge. Its an uncomfortable subject, but it affects all batteries regardless...

September 12th 2006 at 7:00am 0 Comments