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Task-Killer Apps: Will They Help or Hurt Your Battery Life?

Lots of Android users say apps such as Advanced Task Killer help save a phone's battery life. Others are convinced that task killers use more juice than they save. The PCWorld Labs investigated.


Smartphone Battery Breakthrough Coming … In 3 to 5 Years

The wait may be long but the promised payoff is good: Week-long phone battery life and 15-minute recharge times.


iPhone Battery Glitch Remains After iOS 5.0.1, Users Gripe

Some iOS users say last week's iOS 5.0.1 update hasn't fixed the battery life issues that it was supposed to remedy.

Apple: Original iPod Nanos Can Heat Up

The battery of the original iPod Nano -- sold between September 2005 and December 2006 -- may overheat, and that risk increases as the battery ages.


How to Boost Your Smartphone Battery Life

Tired of watching your phone die when you need it the most? Here's a collection of tips and tricks for wringing a little extra juice from your Android, iOS, or Windows Phone 7 smartphone's battery.

Apple's iPhone 4S Battery Troubles Now Joined By New Problems

Apple is facing new gripes that its iOS 5.0.1 update is causing more problems with the iPhone 4S including: microphone failures, Wi-Fi signal loss, and cellular network reception issues, according to reports.


Apple's iOS 5 Update: No Battery Drain Fix?

Forums are still filled with complaints, suggestions and comments about ongoing battery issues with the iPhone 4S and iOS glitches on older models.


What Smartphones Will Be Like in 2012

Look for phones with quad-core processors, NFC payment capability, and fantastic displays--but alas, probably not true 24-hour battery life.


New Tech Can Reduce Battery Charging Time to Mere Seconds

A discovery in the self-orienting properties of a titanium oxide nanostructure may allow for drastically faster charging electronic devices.


Apple Fixing iPhone 4S Battery Problem, Other User Issues

Apple said this week the fix for the battery-zapping bugs will be out in a few weeks.