JuiceDefender — Improve the Battery Life of Your Android Device

I've been using JuiceDefender for several months now to help extend the battery life of my Droid Eris. One of the biggest criticisms of all the Android phones has been the short battery life. Giving the multi-tasking capabilities of the Android OS this isn't really that much of a surprise. But it is a problem. The most frustrating thing for many Android users is the way their battery drops even when they aren't using the phone. That's where JuiceDefender comes in. The developer Latedroid has cleverly tweaked android's data settings so when you're not actively using the phone it powers down the wifi, 3G etc. But it if you want …Read more  »

Why I Won’t Buy An iPad, And You Probably Should

Like everyone else on the internet I've been following the development of Apple's iPad since long before we knew what it was going to be called. The idea of a notepad sized device with a touch screen that you can carry around with you has obvious appeal. Just watch any science fiction show ever. And Apple's record when it comes to design (both interface and machine) is second to none. So even the most cynical person had to wonder just what they would come up with for the iPad. Of course people had already declared their allegiances long before the iPad was released. Apple fanboys, Apple basher's, everyone had an …Read more  »