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Worst Apps Draining Phone Battery

Phones. They’re now notorious for running out of power when we need it the most. For many of us, smartphones are a part of everyday life. Knowing which of your favourite apps are draining the life out of your phone is essential.


According to research, we’ve noted down one of the most common, apps draining battery life:


  • Facebook
  • Google Chrome
  • Twitter
  • Google Maps
  • Skype


So, if you’re ever in need to save your last bit of phone battery, you’ll know now which apps will be taking that power away from you.


Wireless Charging in the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X?

Apple’s announcement of integrating wireless charging in the new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X seems to have become lost amongst the other upgrades like a flashy edge-to-edge screen and animojis.


It’s a turning point for Apple but technically, wireless charging has been adopted on smartphones for about five years already. Yet, what Apple has been known to do for the past decade with their products is to reshape our culture on a grand scale.


Apple’s big competitors Samsung, have had wireless charging present on the Galaxy models since 2014 but there has not been a significant impact.


Perhaps this may be due for the need to purchase wireless charging mat? Or maybe the fact that you actually can’t use your phone whilst charging wireless? But yes, it needs to sit on the mat.


There have been trials to install wireless charging pads such as that of Starbucks in 2014, but wireless charging hasn’t shown any or little presence in our shopping centres and restaurants today.


For now, wireless charging’s impact may be minimal but we’ll truly see how it goes once people begin to purchase the new iPhones 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X.


Stockland Chargebars now FREE TO USE!

Needing to charge your phone but also feeling like grabbing a Maccas snack?


Our Stockland chargebars are now FREE to use!


Yes, it definitely means that you can grab that snack WHILST your phone securely charges in our phone charging lockers – at no cost.


So, if you’re ever visiting Stockies at Merrylands or Baulkham Hills, make sure to use them.


I mean, it’s free.




iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X Fast Charging at a Price?

Apple’s announcements of the features of the new iPhones 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X mentioned the integration of wireless charging. Yet, there was no mention of its new ‘fast charging’ feature.


Apple may not have chosen to reveal it to the audience but it’s definitely on their official site. All its new phones are able to charge up to 50% within 30 minutes.


But there’s a catch.


You’ll firstly need to purchase Apple’s USB-C power adaptor ($69 AUD) and a USB-C to lightning cable ($35 AUD) in order to do so.


Isn’t it a fairly expensive price for such a basic phone feature?