Recent storms have left many people without power for extended periods of time and reminded us how much our technology lives, especially our mobile technology lives, depend on having electricity for our mobile devices. Several years ago, our house was without power for six days and I started to feel like an electricity vampire, carrying around an extension cord and …Read More »
Tech Mysteries: Why Can’t My Smartphone Keep a Charge?
Using your smartphone heavily for either voice or data functions will obviously drain the battery, and over time batteries can gradually deteriorate, but why do new smartphones sometimes lose their charge even when they aren’t being actively used? The answer, usually, is that some quiet but resource-intensive function is running in the background even when the phone is buried in …Read More »