Day: December 3, 2009

Free Android apps packed with ads are major battery drainers

Free Android apps packed with ads are major battery drainers Free Android smartphone apps loaded with advertising such as Angry Birds may be a boon for your wallet, but the apps cost your handset some battery life, according to a new study. Researchers from Purdue University in collaboration with Microsoft claim that third-party advertising in free smartphone apps can be responsible for as much as 65 percent to 75 percent of an app’s energy consumption. The study used a specially developed tool to analyze the energy use of 21 Android and Windows Mobile apps. The researchers then published an...

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iPad 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Sept. 17

iPad 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Sept. 17 The iOSphere is thrilled to a report, or more accurately to gossip that forecasts Oct. 15 as the date on which the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2 will be revealed in all their glory. Last year, the first iPad mini was unveiled Oct. 23, so Halloween comes early this year. Also this week: a look at anti-reflective display technology in an Apple patent and how Apple could gain the love of hate-filled consumers by using it in the next iPads; the daring prediction that the Next iPads will,...

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