Tag Archives: life

“Life on iPad” video published by Apple

If you watched the keynote yesterday for the new iPads and other devices, then surely you saw the “Life on iPad” video that was played to show off how iPads are used in people’s daily lives (Apple oft chooses some of the more extreme situations however). Apple has posted this video to its YouTube page (embedded above) for you enjoyment to re-watch as many…

Google: “Reports that Google Now drains battery life are incorrect.”

If you hadn’t heard, Google’s search app for iOS has been updated with Google Now capabilities. However, it was later reported that this service was causing battery life issues, which Google has decided to speak up about. In a response to an article by Lifehacker, Google had this to say: Reports that Google Now drains battery life are incorrect. We…

Apple patent shows potential for flexible battery

An Apple patent published today shows the potential for “non-rectangular batteries for portable devices”. In the patent Apple highlights how it could use batteries that don’t conform to the rectangle-shape convention, making them more suited to powering more innovative devices, such as wearable tech. There are two specific patents. The first shows…

AT&T Digital Life suite launches today

AT&T’s Digital Life home automation and security system, which was tested last year, is being rolled out in 15 markets today. The rollout hits Atlanta, Austin, Texas, Boulder, Colorado, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Riverside, California, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and certain areas of the New York and New…

Some users experiencing decreased battery life on iOS 6.1.3

Those of you that have updated to iOS 6.1.3 may want to be watching your battery life. According to the reports, it isn’t just quicker battery decreases, it’s fast battery decreases. What’s the differences? Well, instead of only not lasting as long, you could see your phone drop 1% every minute or so. There are so many users having this problem that a…

Chairman of Apple board talks product creation and Steve Jobs

Arthur Levinson, also known as Chairman of Apple’s board and former Genentech CEO, spoke at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business yesterday. Fortune was there to listen in on the talk, and got some interesting tidbits out of it. One of the subject brought up was of course the former CEO, Steve Jobs’ death in 2011. When asked what it was like to work…

Maps issue in Australia gets fixed after complaints

As I’m sure you all heard about, there was a slight problem for Maps occurring in Australia. Slight problem of course being an understatement as the Australian authorities called it a “life threatening” situation. The problem has since been corrected, says The Guardian. Previously, Maps would direct users to a place labeled “Mildura” when the real…

Tablet battery life: iPad and iPad mini at the head of the pack

UK consumer information and watchdog site Which? has completed a survey of the worlds leading tablets in a bid to find out how each one manages its battery life, ideally with the view of informing consumers as to which tablet will give them the best battery life. As you may well have guessed from the title, it was a good day for Apple. In conducting the…

Would you sacrifice battery life for better performance? [Editorial]

As we push further and further into the future of technological innovation, our devices get better, faster, slimmer, more efficient and more powerful. When it comes to tech innovation – particularly in mobile device – there is one inescapable correlation that is almost impossible to avoid. It’s the fact that as we make our devices more powerful and more…