June 10, 2011

HTC Trophy on verizon wireless

The diversification of Verizon Wireless‘ smartphone line continues. The carrier added to the Android and BlackBerry smartphones it already offered when it finally launched the Apple iPhone in February. Later that month, we reported that Verizon would soon get Windows Phone 7 in the form of the HTC Trophy. The Trophy was originally expected to hit shelves in March. We know now that didn’t happen, but it is finally launching this month.

The smartphone will feature a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a WVGA 3.8-inch touchscreen in addition to a respectable five megapixel camera capable of 720p HD video capture with autofocus and LED flash. Other goodies include SRS WOW HD surround sound, 16GB on-board storage and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity. Business travelers will appreciate that the smartphone is global-ready and allows for the editing of Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel).

June 08, 2011

Tips how to prolong notebook battery life

Modern apple laptop batteries are capable of providing hours of time away from a power socket, but repeatedly charging and discharging causes the capacity of any battery to dwindle. However, there are some preventative measures which can prolong the useful lifespan of a laptop battery.

Discharge the HP notebook battery and do not keep it at full charge unless a full charge is needed. Lithium-Ion batteries react poorly to being kept at full charge for long periods of time, resulting in a battery which will quickly lose its life. The worst possible situation is to keep a battery in a laptop while it is being used on AC or DC power--always take the battery out in these situations.

Reduce the heat which surrounds the laptop battery. Heat increases the rate at which the dell computer battery ages, resulting in a lower useful lifespan. In home usage, this means keeping the laptop from sitting on carpet, upholstered furniture, blankets and any other insulator which will cause the laptop's internal temperature to rise.