Go The Extra Mile With Your Laptop Battery with These 15 Pro-Tips

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We depend on our laptops to keep us cruising along the information superhighway They have become an integral part of our lives whether it is for work, to socialize online or for entertainment. Their portability makes them indispensable.

That said, it can get frustrating when your trusted gizmo runs out of juice at a critical time. With every day of usage the strength of the laptop battery keeps diminishing and then it’s time to replace it. While there’s not much you can do to stop its aging process, you can take care to ensure your battery lasts long.

Most modern laptops come with Lithium batteries which are powerful and easier to maintain than the old Nickel-based batteries laptops used to be shipped with a while back. However, you still need to care of them, to get the most out of them.

Pro-Tips to Extend the Battery Life of Your Android Device

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As technology keeps improving, the list of what your phone can do keeps getting longer and longer. Your phone is now an integral part of your life, as it lets you keep in touch with your family and friends and helps you keep track of your work and even socialize on the go. It also probably contains your favorite songs, videos, photos and even games that you browse through to pass the time.

If you’re a power user, it’s probably not uncommon for your phone to be out of juice by the end of the day. In this brief guide, we’re going to show you how to get the most out of your battery without cutting back on time you spend on your device.

Apple Watch: Hype Vs Reality – The New Apple Wearable is a Pure iCandy

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In 2013, there were rumors circulating in the tech world about Apple’s possible entry in the wearable tech market. The other major brands, including Samsung and Google, were planning a slew of wearable products, after all, and so Apple was expected to follow suit.

Apple laid all speculation to rest in early 2014 by announcing that it would announce its first-ever wearable gadget, the “Apple iWatch”, along with the latest iPhone models, in September.

Review: Belkin YourType Android Keyboard + Stand, Not for the Small of Tablets

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Here at TechNorms we’re always looking for ways to make your life easier. When it comes to gadgets, we love the latest and greatest, but it’s not always easy to find ones that are practical and fit into our day-to-day lives. As tablets become the way to get things done faster and with more efficiency, we started looking at Bluetooth keyboards that can be used at the office, on the go and when lounging at home. That’s when we found the Belkin YourType.

Belkin is an industry proven name when it comes to mobile and computer accessories. How does the YourType stack up for the daily tablet user? We've tried to answer this question in this review.

How to Receive SMS on your PC Without Using Your Phone

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Your smartphone can be a major distraction when you’re working on the PC. When you receive a text from a friend, for example, you turn your attention away from the computer and focus it entirely on your phone.

If you are one of those people who get a lot of text messages or carry out text conversations with your family and friends on a regular basis, you might want to consider getting an SMS app or joining a SMS service that connects your phone to the PC. That way, you get text messages delivered directly on your computer and you can quickly read and reply to them.

To help you out, we've created a list of some Android apps and web services that you can use to send and receive messages to and fro from your PC without your phone.

Windows 9 Reveal As Early as September 30th

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Every other day, you’re hearing some report about Windows 9 this or Windows 9. While our most reliable Microsoft sources are saying an official announcement or reveal is coming, we’re just not sure when. While most experts are pegging this announcement to come on September 30, 2014, the real question shouldn’t be when will the reveal be, it should be: What will the Windows 9 reveal be?

Let’s face it: Windows 8, and the 8.1 update, is a flop in consumer’s eyes. While the adoption rates are higher, with 7 and XP dwindling away, consumers – and even Microsoft fan boys – haven’t taken to 8 with the gusto the company hoped for its latest flagship product.

Clean-droid : Techniques to Scrap Hidden Junk from Your Android Device

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Your Android smartphone or for that matter any Android device can be cluttered quickly and may not provide the optimum performance you expected, especially if you are a power user. You might find that your device has slowed down considerably, run out of storage space for your photos and music, or that you cannot install any more useful apps.

It does not matter how large the storage capacity of your device is, eventually you have to consider organizing your device and getting rid of hidden junk that serves no purpose.

This task may seem simple, but there are certain important aspects you should consider in order to find a comprehensive, lasting solution. We cover the critical aspects of keeping your device clutter-free, in this article.

Does Your Android Device Really Need a Task Killer?

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Some people swear by task killer apps and believe that they help make their phone faster, while others think them to be wholly unnecessary. In fact, the latter group is of the view that task killers, in addition to being useless, can actually cause device performance to take a significant hit.

For the uninitiated, a task killer app is a program that lets you monitor programs running in the background and kill large, resource intensive programs.The goal is to free up memory for other apps and save battery power by killing heavy apps.

But is that what the task killer really does? Does your Android device really need a Task Killer? Let’s find out.

Click & Clean Helps You Manage Privacy and Delete Browsing History in Chrome

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It can be a hassle erasing your browsing history, and even more so if you have to close your browser to do it. That is why Click & Clean has grown in reputation as being one of the finest cleaning extensions for Chrome. It can delete all of your browsing history as you use your browser.

And there are more reasons to clear your history other than keeping a lid on your privacy. Increasing the speed of your PC and freeing up more hard drive space are just a few other bonuses. Our guide will outline how to use Click & Clean, one of the most popular cleaning extensions for Chrome

How to Change the Default Search Engine on Your Android or iOS Device

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Most phones and tablets today have Google search as the default search engine. Microsoft and other Google competitors have claimed in the past that Google does not allow other search engines to be the default search engine on Android. This is actually a myth – Android is open source and you are allowed to use whatever search engine you prefer as the default search engine.

However, Android only gives you three search engine options by default: Bing, Google and Yahoo. There are ways to get around this limitation, of course – we’ll discuss them briefly at the end of the article. Here’s a short guide that tells you how to change the default search engine on your phone and/or tablet (Android and iOS).

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