Here's an app that will really maximize your smartphone battery life
posted by Victor H. / Jun 15, 2012, 6:25 AM
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.
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Always thought these were stupid but since Leonard, Sheldon, Raj, and Wolowitz are working on it then I'll try it.
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 9:29 AM 2
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2.8 at google play .. no
posted on Jun 15, 2012, 10:02 AM 2
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 Jun 15, 2012, 1:02 PM 1
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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 Jun 16, 2012, 3:00 PM 0
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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 Jun 16, 2012, 1:39 PM 0
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