• Travel tech: choosing external batteries for smartphones & tablets

    Frustrated by your iPhone, iPad, Android device or other electronic equipment's battery life? If you're looking to pick up an add-on battery, we've demystified the impenetrable gadget lingo to explain what you should look for, what to avoid, how much capacity you'll want and other factors t...

    POSTED 9 Oct, 2012 3 Comments

  • Top 5 ways to boost your iPhone's battery life

    Does your iPhone suffer from the low battery blues at the end of a busy day? Here are five fast ways to keep the iPhone's battery alive for a bit longer. They're especially handy when you're travelling overseas and don't have chargers dotted around you in convenient places. 1) Disable Bluet...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2011 3 Comments

  • Travel tech: laptops move towards all-day battery life

    Business travellers expect a lot from their laptop but a trio of tightly-connected features tops the list. The ideal notebook should be thin, it should be light and it should have enough battery life to last a whole day and then some. The first two traits naturally go together and they're ideal ...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • PowerSkins: battery extenders for HTC, Samsung, Blackberry phones

    One of the most annoying aspects of travelling is running out of battery on your smartphone just when you really need it -- when checking emails just after getting off a long flight, or trying to access maps in a foreign city. iPhone users have had a good range of options to bump up their batter...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2011 0 Comments

  • Top 5 places to plug in your iPhone or laptop in an airport

    Business travellers appreciate access to airline lounges for power to charge their laptop, iPhone, BlackBerry and other gadgets as much as they do the free food and drink -- even if the design of the charging stations sometimes leaves much to be desired. However, if you're not flying in business...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

  • ROUNDUP: Best iPhone 4 battery cases

    Need more battery life for your iPhone 4? We've reviewed three of the top cases to find which is best. The iPhone 4 is better than its 3G and 3GS siblings in terms of battery life, but it's still nowhere near enough for a traveller. The standard battery lasts about eight hours, which is just en...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

  • Battery drained? How to improve your BlackBerry battery life

    Getting messages on your BlackBerry like "Battery too low for radio use" or "Battery drained. Shutting down handheld"? A few simple tips can make that a much less frequent occurrence. BlackBerry handsets have always been known for their good battery life -- and likely will remain among the best,...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2011 0 Comments

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