Extending the life of your cell phone

imageWe are fast becoming a nation of cell phone addicts. I can’t imagine leaving the house with out my fone that doubles as so many tools for me including camera, GPS, calendar, etc. But the biggest problem most of us have is with the battery. I know people who carry two batteries. So this Pogue’s Post in the New York Times, Four Ways to Make Your Battery Last Longer is a must read.

The first suggestion really spoke to me:

“Push e-mail. This, I believe, was the big one. My friend has seven e-mail accounts, and her phone was checking each of them every 15 minutes. If you turn off the “Push” feature, and set it to Manually instead (in Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars->Fetch New Data), then your iPhone checks for e-mail only when you actually open the e-mail app. Your battery goes a lot farther.”

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