Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Oct 2012 19:12 UTC
Apple It's one of those days again: Apple held a product announcement today, announcing several new products. The most important of which was rumoured about for a long time now: a smaller iPad. It's called the iPad mini, and has the potential to become the best-selling iPad - and thus, the best selling tablet.
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RE[2]: Fail
by rklrkl on Wed 24th Oct 2012 19:38 UTC in reply to "RE: Fail"
rklrkl
Member since:
2005-07-06

To analyse apps/services running on your Android machine, you might want to look for "SystemPanelLite Task Manager" in the Google Play store. You'd be surprised how many apps install a service that might chew battery life during sleeping.

If you want a semi-automated way to improve battery life when sleeping, something like the very popular (10m+ downloads!) "JuiceDefender" in Google Play might be another thing to look at.

As you say, it might be something waking up the tablet regularly to do some syncing or polling. Examples could include Gmail, Google Currents etc. - turn off any auto-syncing for those to see if it makes any difference.

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RE[3]: Fail
by jared_wilkes on Wed 24th Oct 2012 20:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Fail"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

Rather than finding apps to find apps that burn battery, I would simply prefer apps that don't burn battery.

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RE[3]: Fail
by henderson101 on Fri 26th Oct 2012 09:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Fail"
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

Thanks, downloading!

As you say, it might be something waking up the tablet regularly to do some syncing or polling. Examples could include Gmail, Google Currents etc. - turn off any auto-syncing for those to see if it makes any difference.


I turned off auto-syncing, location and bluetooth after about a week. I do use Gmail, Currents, Facebook and Twitter, so maybe its one of those. I also do have Flash installed, but I was under the impression that it only gets used by browsers that support it, Chrome not being one. We'll see!

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