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My top of the range LG’s 3,000mAh battery was toast in 5 hours today

Let me first say I am quite enjoying my enforced experiment with the LG G3, LG’s newest flagship model. I like what they’ve done with the device. The operating platform is fcukng shIt. There we go. Let me further revise that statement. The power management of the operating platform is fcukng shIt. I mean, utter […]

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Is being able to charge your phone at work a human right?

Yesterday I was reading in the Telegraph about the officers and civilian staff at Sussex Police who have recently been instructed not to charge their personal phones (and other related devices) at work. On the face of it, there’s a reasonable argument — over to the Telegraph post: The force must find £50 million worth […]

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Batteries: Can we stop talking about mAh and start talking “Feels like”

Geez. I can’t seem to read a press releases these days without being told about a handset’s amazing ‘1,650 mAh’ battery life. Or 1,800 mAh. Or whatever. I really don’t care. Let’s take the specs of one phone I was just looking at. It’s got a 1,500 mAh battery. That, the vendor reckons will deliver: […]

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Like all smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 800’s battery is just ‘ok’

I’ve been using the Nokia Lumia 800 for almost 4 days now, full time. Two of those days have been weekends so I’m not quite ready to give a week’s full summary yet. However what I can tell you is to set your expectations on the Lumia 800’s battery. This should be nothing new to […]

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I’m very much enjoying the Powermat & the BlackBerry Bold

Just how much am I loving the Powermat 3X that’s just arrived this morning? A lot. Tons. So much so I made a quick video with the iPhone to show you. Have a look and see what you think. Note: I should have done the video in landscape mode. I’ll do another one tomorrow.

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EU ruling could change iPhone’s battery design

The design gurus over at Cupertino might just get a huge task on their heads, if the EU goes ahead with a ruling. The European Union is currently considering a requirement according to which, all cell phones sold should have batteries that can be easily replaced. No points for guessing which phone lacks this ability. […]

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The iPhone 3G battery is shit

My iPhone 3G is behaving like a total dog when it comes to battery power. I got on the train at 10:11am with full battery, right? I switched on the mp3 player, I checked some email, I arsed about on Facebook, I located myself a few times, blah de blah. I generally ‘used’ the device […]

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Perhaps my iPhone 3G’s Exchange is draining the battery?

I’m wondering if one of the primary reasons that my iPhone 3G is draining it’s battery at a shocking rate whenever it’s unplugged is due to the Exchange integration? I was delighted when I was able to configure my device with my calendar, contacts and whatnot. It just sucked down all my data and whenever […]