Want longer battery life? A faster browser? A way to zap annoying ads? These 10 Android apps and tips can help.
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Ad-supported apps may seem like real money-savers, but they're costing you cash by draining your smartphone's battery in a hurry. Purdue University researchers have found that free apps use up to 75% of their energy tracking your geographical location, downloading ads, and sending information about you to advertisers. Solution: Cut back on the free apps. Another tip is to load an energy-saving app like Easy Battery Saver, which has four preset power-saving modes.
If you're not afraid to flash a kernel, you can conserve battery life by underclocking your Android phone when it's idle. The process isn't all that hard to do, but it's not exactly novice-friendly either. Lifehacker has a nice overview of how to go about it.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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