When you're actively using your phone, a certain amount of battery drain is to be expected. But, if your device is just sitting in your pocket draining its battery, that's when you need to take action.
I'm lucky enough to have internet access on my laptop practically everywhere I go because of my mobile hotspot plan. All I have to do is enable the personal hotspot feature from my iPhone and I can surf the web on any Wi-Fi enabled device. But of course, there's a catch.
Amazingly enough, some of us still have to worry about exceeding our monthly mobile data limits. You'd figure carriers would have given the customers what they want by now by offering truly unlimited plans, but with two conglomerates sitting atop the U.S. cellular market with fat pocketbooks that make for limitless lobbying, they can basically do whatever they want.
Battery life is precious to all mobile device users, and nothing is worse than running out of it. The only thing that can save a device from the dreaded low battery warning is the charger, but who carries those around?
When it comes to blocking unwanted calls, your Android device comes stocked with a native blocking feature that allows you to reject certain phone numbers. That being said, the native blocking feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 isn't the prettiest or the smartest, with its non-obvious setup and lack of features.
As mobile devices become more and more popular, service providers have unfortunately resorted to capping data. What this means is that, depending on the plan you have with your ISP, you could have limits placed on how much data you can use for a set period of time. Once you've hit the limit, your ISP could drastically slow down or throttle your internet speed or charge you outrageous overage fees.
If you've ever used the automation app Tasker, then you know exactly how powerful the tool can be. If you haven't, suffice it to say that there's virtually nothing on your Android phone that Tasker can't automatically do for you.
Australian native Scott's biggest concern is water conservation. By overhauling his bathroom, hot water, heater and backyard, Scott saves $360 a year on water costs. Learn how you can save money and conserve water by renovating your plumbing with this how to video.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to conserve at home. One way to conserve at home is to have a recycling bin. Before throwing away a recyclable item, rinse it off first to avoid unpleasant odors. Change all the incandescent light bulbs in your home to fluorescent light bulbs to conserve the electricity. Fluorescent light bulbs consume 4 times less energy and lasts 8 times longer. Use home appliances that have the "Energy Star" label on them. Wash your clothing with cold water. Eat or...
Tired of worrying about where you can get your next charge? Watch this video to learn how to save your Android phone's battery life. Don't let your phone charger become a ball and chain, use the techniques shown here to conserve your Android device's battery life.
Five simple tricks to keep your laptop running longer.
Doing the laundry uses a lot of water and energy. Here’s how to wash your clothes with a clean conscience. This video will show you how to conserve energy when doing laundry.
Thirty dollars a month may be a little steep for an unlimited data plan for iPad users. To cut down on your data usage, you can download the Offline Pages app to browse articles or blogs offline. InstaPaper is another account you can use as well, and both will cut down on your data usage per month.
In this tutorial, learn how to save money and keep your food for longer by freezing it. You will get a ton of tips so you know which foods are most suitable for freezing, how to store them and exactly how long they will last. Enjoy!
Every wall switch and outlet on an outside wall is a hole in your wall. Here's how to insulate them while conserving energy and being eco-friendly.
W.H. Auden wrote, “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” Indeed, the average American home uses 140 to 170 gallons of water every day. Cut that in half with some water-saving tips.
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If you are living in California, you have probably already heard by now that the state is in a severe drought of unprecedented levels. Even if you don't live in a drought-affected area, it is extremely vital for everybody on this planet to conserve water as much as possible.
If there's one thing that iPhone and Android users can agree on, it's that playing mobile games can drain your battery like nothing else. But it doesn't always have to be this way. If the game you're currently addicted to is Super Mario Run, there are two settings you can change to greatly reduce battery drain on any phone.
In these videos our experts, two ladies who have been involved in city level water management and conservation for years, will show you how make your residence more water efficient. They’ll give you tips on where to look for leaks, both indoors and outdoors, as well as how to inspect the kitchen and bathroom for water overuse, adjust the hot water heater, and when to water your lawn for maximum effectiveness.
Water is becoming more scarce and more expensive. Most of the water used in your house is used outside the house. This how to video teaches you tips for conserving water around your yard. Watch this eco-friendly tutorial and you can be saving water and money in your home in no time.
Water is an essential for human life, but the balance between supply and demand is becoming a crucial issue. The amount of water we use, a waste, in day to day life has a direct impact on the environment. Conserve water.
When the screen is dark, your iPhone is still checking e-mail. Watch this electronics video tutorial to learn how to really turn off your iPhone. This will help conserve the battery, and this how-to video will give you tips on how to make sure your iPhone is really off. This video is perfect for new iPhone owners.
Think you know all about fighting Nazi Zombies? Well, you're probably WRONG! There's much to learn about killing the walking dead, especially those Nazi Zombies in Call of Duty: Black Ops. And even if you think of yourself as a veteran zombie killer, you can greatly benefit from this two-part walkthrough of zombie annihilation in the Kino Der Toten map in Black Ops. You'll learn some good tips and strategies for destroying those dead Nazis! The best and most obvious strategy though is to cons...
Due to the dour economy, sometimes it's best to conserve one's resources for more vital expenditures like, oh, we don't know, food, rather than blow it on new shirts from Urban Outfitters and that pair of boot cut J Brand jeans you've been eyeing.
Fantastic Food with Scott Hargrove demonstrates how to carve a roasted chicken. First, use the appropriate knife. Make sure that your life isn't too large. Use a medium-sized carving knife. Use a carving board with a ridge to contain the juices. Place the chicken with the back bone down and breast up. Break the skin open on leg until you hear a crack. Take the point of the knife and run it along the crease where the bone meets the body to separate the leg. Repeat with the other leg. Next, car...
What's with all the candles? Make sure you conserve your ammo, there are a lot of necromorphs in this part of the game. This walkthrough by NextGenTactics shows you how to get through the strange church part of the station. Also, find the schematics for the javelin spear!
If you've ever embarked on a room makeover mission all by your onesie (or with a nice buddy), then you know that when it comes to repainting a room, you generally have a lot of paint left over in your roller that you don't know what to do with.
If you're looking for a quick and simple way to conserve water in your home, this next tutorial is one of the easiest and simplest ways. Changing the faucet aerator can take just only a few minutes and can save you money on your water bill. This tutorial will show you a quick look into how this works and what it can do for you and your home. So good luck and enjoy!
With apologies to the opera singers among us, there's almost nothing we do in a shower that can't be done in a few minutes less. Conserve water, save time and keep life exciting by showering in less time. Wasting water is passe. Get into the future with quickie showers.
Some toilets just don't have enough flushing power. As in, when you flush the toilet not all of the, er, stuff, goes down. As a result you have to flush the toilet twice, wasting water and your time.
While the snow-covered mountains can be exhilarating, they can also be dangerous. Here's what to do to stay safe.
Your iPhone may be great, but like any other mobile device, it might be wasting more battery power than it needs to. If you want to learn how to conserve your battery life, there's plenty of precautions you can perform. So what all can you do? Best Buy has answers. The Best Buy Mobile team explains how simple it is to maximize the battery life of your Apple iPhone. You can put it in standby mode, reduce screen brightness, and turn off Location Services when you're not using them.
Solar power is one way that people have found to conserve energy. Learn how to install a solar panel from a professional in this free energy conservation video series.
Preserving battery life has become one of the biggest problems for the average user. Whether you're on Android or iPhone, your battery is probably a massive concern. While there are a ton of battery-saving tips out there, they mainly rely on you manually performing actions yourself. This isn't the case if you use IFTTT to take care of your battery automatically.
With Sprint already rolling out their Jelly Bean updates to Samsung Galaxy S III owners here in the United States, international users have already had a chance to check out Android's newest OS on their S3, but all is not gravy.
Are you aware of your water usage? Are you really doing all you can to conserve water, our most precious resource? Here are some simple ways you may not have thought of and some facts about the amount of water wasted on a daily basis in America.
It seems almost every carrier now has an unlimited data plan, and free Wi-Fi is now available in more places than ever before. If you want to be connected, it has never been easier — but that still doesn't mean that everyone can stream as much as they please.
Ever watched Netflix on your phone only to realize an hour later that you forgot to turn Wi-Fi on? That's a whole lot of data used.
It's late and dark, I'm playing Dying Light, and, admittedly, I'm a little creeped out. Working as a grown man's night-light, this is one instance where I actually appreciate the light bar on my PlayStation 4's DualShock controller. But outside of a few particular instances, I generally find it to be quite a nuisance.