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15 Mistakes That Shorten the Life of Your Phone

1. Recharge your battery more often

To increase your gadget’s battery life, you should recharge it more often. The best option is to do it each time the battery power indicator drops to 10-20%. This will increase the number of discharge cycles up to 1000-1100 cycles.

2. Don’t keep the battery charging all the time

An inbuilt controller stops the battery from taking more current than necessary, so there is absolutely no risk of overcharging the battery and destroying it.

3. Don’t buy cheap chargers

There have been situations when a person was using a non-native charger, and it caused a fire in the house! And another terrible thing that can happen if you use non-native chargers and cables is getting an electric shock.

4. Be careful with «ultrafast» chargers

We recommend you to avoid using chargers that claim to charge your battery fully in less than an hour.

5. Remove your protective case

If your smartphone has a bulky protective case, it might cause the device and its battery to overheat during a lengthy recharging session.

6. Drain your battery from time to time

It is recommended to discharge your phone’s battery every three months to 0% and then immediately charge it to 100% to get rid of the extremes of full charge/discharge.

7. Avoid high temperatures

A high temperature is the worst thing you can imagine for lithium-ion batteries: they totally can’t stand overheating.

8. Avoid cold temperatures

Carry the phone in an inner pocket of your coat or an outer pocket but encased in a protective covering. Low temperatures are harmful to the battery because it needs more power to keep itself warm enough to function.

9. Avoid bright wallpaper and adjust screen brightness

Try to lower the brightness of your screen at least 30-40%.

10. Watch out for voltage fluctuations

At the approach of a thunderstorm, never charge your phone. Actually, the same goes for all the electrical appliances you have.

11. Clean the ports and wipe the display

To wipe the screen, use lint-free wipers and whatever you do, never use window cleaning liquids. They contain ammonia which can damage the screen irrevocably.

12. Keep the phone far from water

If you drop your cell phone into a pool or a sink, the first thing you should do after you get it out turns it off and remove the battery (if it’s possible, of course).

13. Handle your phone carefully

Don’t put your cell phone on the dashboard when driving. Constant moving and bumping can cause a lot of damage.

14. Avoid software updates

Read user reviews before you hit the update button. The problem with such updates is that it’s either very hard or impossible to go back to the previous version of the software.

15. Use cloud storage

Even if you have a lot of free space on your hard drive, it’s better to use cloud storage anyway. This way your phone won’t be clogged with too much data so that it will perform much better.

Source: Bright Side

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DARKSIDERS III for PC, PS4 and XBOX ONE

Darksiders III is an upcoming hack and slash action-adventure video game being developed by American studio Gunfire Games and will be published by THQ Nordic. It is a sequel to Darksiders II and the third entry in the Darksiders series. The game is scheduled for release on 27 November 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Darksiders III is an action-adventure game. Players take control of Fury, sister of War and Death, two of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, from a third-person perspective. Fury, a mage who is described as the most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horsemen, relies on whips, swords, flails, daggers, and magic in combat. Fury can take on multiple different elemental forms in order to enhance her combat capabilities by granting her new weapons, attacks and traversal abilities. One of these many forms is a Flame form.

Darksiders III takes place parallel to the events of the previous games in what is described as a dilapidated, war-torn planet Earth. It follows the protagonist Fury, Rider of the Black Horse, sister Horseman of the Apocalypse, and one of the last of the Nephilim, in her quest to hunt down and destroy the Seven Deadly Sins, as ordered by the Charred Council.

Fury encounters the Lord of the Hollows, a powerful entity within the Hollows that helps Fury in her quest to destroy the Seven Deadly Sins. Wielding power enabling both weary Angels and Demons to complete release from the cycle of life, death, and rebirth of the Well of Souls, the Hollow Lord aids Fury but his own goals remain unknown. The Hollow Lord attempts to inform Fury that she is being manipulated by the Charred Council for their machinations, going so far as to call her ignorant and blind to their plans and lies. Though Fury denies it, the Lord of the Hollows nonetheless aids her by giving her the power of fire and instructs her to hunt down a demon that endangers the stability of Earth.

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The new 2019 BMW S1000RR officially revealed at EICMA

With all the buzz and rumors it’s finally here. BMW Motorrad unveiled the 2019 S1000RR at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show.

Specs

  • 207bhp @ 13,500 RPM (+8bhp)
  • Redline upped to 14,600 RPM
  • More mid-range torque (details TBC)
  • All-new underslung swingarm with a re-worked linkage system
  • 11kg weight reduction from 208 to 197kg. 4kg weight reduction comes from engine and 1.3kg from exhaust mods
  • Variable cam timing (“shift cam” as seen on the R1250 GS) shifts at 9,000 RPM
  • Titanium valves (hollowed out!), and revised inlet ports
  • Lighter rocker arms and shorter, 10% lighter steel con rods
  • Longer wheelbase, steeper rake with less trail
  • More front-biased weight bias with 53.8% of weight over the front wheel
  • TFT color dashboard with a lean angle and lap times
  • LED headlights
  • Pricing will be revealed on or during the press launch in early 2019
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