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Microsoft claims Edge delivers 70% more battery life than Chrome

Now, Redmond is claiming that Edge can deliver up to 70% more battery life than Google Chrome.Each browser’s performance varies depending on the specifics of the workload, but according to Microsoft, Edge is always the consistent winner.

How much additional performance does Intel’s Kaby Lake refresh deliver?

How much additional performance does Intel’s Kaby Lake refresh deliver? But the broad conclusion is that Kaby Lake delivers a noticeable performance improvement to both CPU and graphics workloads.With Intel serving up the same level of improvement in Kaby Lake, it won’t really change competitive positioning between the two companies.

Apple's iOS 10.1.1 update is causing huge battery life problems for some users

Apple's iOS 10.1.1 update is causing huge battery life problems for some users No OS update is ever perfect, but Apple’s iOS 10 initially launched to strong reviews and fewer reports of problems than we’ve seen with some of Apple’s other launches.A number of users are reporting drastically reduced battery life and much higher device temperatures.

Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some massive battery life problems

Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some massive battery life problems If you can live with the restrictions Apple puts on the MacBook Pro and don’t mind the price, most reviews have suggested these are solid follow-ups, with the Touch Bar offering some interesting capabilities and long-term potential.Now that laptops are shipping in volume, however, some readers are chiming in about massive battery life problems.

Apple 'fixed' the MacBook Pro's battery life issue by removing the 'time remaining' clock

Apple 'fixed' the MacBook Pro's battery life issue by removing the 'time remaining' clock You’ll still get a report on the percentage of battery life remaining, but nothing else.The battery life issue remains puzzling, however, despite Apple’s apparent lack of interest in investigating the topic.

Apple's new MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Consumer Reports won't recommend

Apple's new MacBook Pro is the first MacBook Consumer Reports won't recommend Now, Consumer Reports has refused to recommend the MacBook Pro for the first time ever.According to CR, laptop battery life “varied dramatically from one trial to another.

Apple now investigating Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life results

Apple now investigating Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery life results What we know is that some Apple buyers have reported abnormally low battery life ever since the new MacBooks launched.First, there’s the fact that Apple’s battery life estimates are typically extremely good.

Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests

Apple fixes Safari bug that distorted Consumer Reports battery life tests Last month, Consumer Reports declared it would not recommend the new MacBook Pro, on account of its poor and highly erratic battery life.It turns out Consumer Reports’ battery life tests were being impacted by a Safari bug, as we had hypothesized was the case.

If you have a new MacBook Pro, you should update macOS right now

If you have a new MacBook Pro, you should update macOS right now When Apple unveiled the new MacBook Pro in October 2016, its erratic battery life cost the product a coveted Consumer Reports recommendation.This led the company's senior vice president, Phil Schiller, to announce that Apple would work with Consumer Reports "to understand their battery test.

Why your iPhone battery meter sometimes goes haywire

Why your iPhone battery meter sometimes goes haywire For months, I’d been hearing bizarre iPhone battery tales from friends, co-workers and family members.They include battery-percentage free falls, where you can watch your battery life drain from, say, 30% to zero in the space of a few minutes or suddenly shut down with 20-30% battery life remaining.

Why the new MacBook Pro's battery life is great for some, not so for others

Why the new MacBook Pro's battery life is great for some, not so for others One of the hotly debated topics around Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro lineup of laptops is battery life.This is likely why some pro users are dissatisfied with the new MacBook Pro's battery life.

The next iPhone's battery might be getting a Plus-sized boost

The next iPhone's battery might be getting a Plus-sized boost No matter how much faster, thinner or bigger iPhones get with each passing year, most users have one consistent complaint: the painfully small annual improvements to the device's battery life.7-inch iPhone 7, which has a 1,960 mAh battery, but the additional space inside will make way for a 2,700 mAh battery.

Apple: Random iPhone battery shutdowns are way down

Apple: Random iPhone battery shutdowns are way down The battery issues, which affect iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus devices, typically strike when power levels dwindle to about 30 percent.It included some measures to address the problem in iOS 10.

The father of the lithium-ion battery has a new design that's 3 times better

The father of the lithium-ion battery has a new design that's 3 times better A new discovery could pave the way for batteries that last longer—and won't explode.The solid-state battery, which is still in the early stages of development, swaps out one of the essential parts of today's lithium-ion design—liquid electrolytes—for glass components.

New version of Chrome is much easier on your laptop's battery

New version of Chrome is much easier on your laptop's battery Now, Google has partly addressed that issue by throttling background tabs so that they don't use a lot of CPU time, thus saving power.According to a post on Google's Chromium blog, the change, which went live with Chrome version 57, makes background tabs 25% less busy.

6 persistent phone charging myths, debunked

6 persistent phone charging myths, debunked Charging your phone should be easy — just plug it in and forget about it.First, a note about exploding phones: Almost all smartphones these days use lithium-ion batteries, and yes, those batteries have been known to blow up occasionally.

New Third Party Switch Charging Case Adds Battery Life and Moves the Charging Port

New Third Party Switch Charging Case Adds Battery Life and Moves the Charging Port If you need more battery life, a better charging cable location, and a stronger kickstand on your Nintendo Switch, InDemand Design's new case has you covered.One of the biggest issues with the Nintendo Switch's design was the location of the charging port.