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Here's an app that will really maximize your smartphone battery life

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Here's an app that will really maximize your smartphone battery life
Battery life is probably one thing you won’t brag about if you have a brand new smartphone - no wonder, those huge screens eat a lot of power, and if you have a battery hog app to run in the background, you’re destined to have your phone die on you before the day is over. If you happen to see that you’re running out of battery, though, and you really need the phone to last as long as possible, a new app, Carat, on both the iPhone and Android, brings an elegant way to do so.

If you’ve looked up battery saving apps, you probably already know that the majority of them are a waste of time and space on your phone - you’re either stuck with a very advanced task manager and tons of apps you can kill with no known outcome, or a too simplistic non-functional battery report.

What makes Carat different is that it strips off the layer of sophistication, analyzes your phone and the apps you use, and shows you just which apps are the battery hogs and - here’s the best function - how much battery life you’d gain if you kill one particular app.

Here's an app that will really maximize your smartphone battery life
Here's an app that will really maximize your smartphone battery life
If you still don’t trust Carat, let us just mention that this piece of software is developed by MS and PhD scientists from the University of California Berkeley’s Algorithms, Machines, and People Laboratory. It’s not an app designed to make their creators rich - it’s a free app using latest research in battery and is used as a means for the team to collect data that won’t infringe your privacy for research purposes.


source: TechCrunch

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posted on 15 Jun 2012, 06:34 2

1. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


I guess I can give it a try.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 08:59

2. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Sounds good

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 09:29 2

3. Synack (Posts: 668; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Always thought these were stupid but since Leonard, Sheldon, Raj, and Wolowitz are working on it then I'll try it.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:25

6. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


.....

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:39 2

8. Jodabro (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Now the the phone will sound a notification..."knock, knock, knock" Battery! "knock, knock, knock" Battery!

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 10:02 2

4. antmiu2 (Posts: 215; Member since: 19 Jun 2011)


2.8 at google play .. no

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:31

7. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


Wakelock?

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 13:02 1

10. paladinkar (unregistered)


If you look at all the negative reviews, it is because in the description the app clearly says "within a week Carat will start recommending actions" but people wanted it immediately to update and didn't read that part..hence the 1 star reviews.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 04:54

13. remixfa (Posts: 13938; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yup.. people are idiots.

i installed it. waitin my week to see what it says. sooooo long.. want to get info now!

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 15:00

15. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Ya, I wouldn't go off the reviews, just yet. The first day i had it, yesterday, it just would sit there with a spinning wheel. But, now, each time I open it it sends the sample quick and they number of sample i send keeps going up. So, I will just wait the week to see what it has to tell me....I have waited 6+ month for my ICS update on my Razr...waiting a week for this app is child's play!! Haha.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 11:18

5. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1318; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


wonder if it will help improving One X's battery life since it is set to kill almost all the apps shortly you exit out

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 12:15 1

9. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


good find PA considering it only has 100+ downloads from the Play Store

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 13:36

11. downphoenix (Posts: 2358; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Love how in the picture that restarting Evernote improved battery life by 4 days! Come on, is the app's performance really THAT BAD?

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 22:33

12. scotty0717 (Posts: 10; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)


Giving it a try now...

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 13:39

14. isprobi (Posts: 204; Member since: 30 May 2011)


I'll give it a try for a week and see what it finds. It talks about hogs (apps that use lots of battery) and bugs (apps that use lots of battery on your phone but not others). So I would like to know if I have any bugs.

posted on 17 Jun 2012, 22:31

16. blazee (Posts: 284; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


what kind of data is this app collecting

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