Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 battery problems just got more embarrassing


You should buy this phone.
Hey, at least it doesn't blow up anymore!
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Samsung’s beleaguered Galaxy Note 7 has been hit with its latest embarrassing incident, after reports that its replacement batteries (you know, the one that don’t set fire to Jeeps) quickly overheat and lose battery power.

Is there anything this phone can get right?

iOS 10 users complain of poor battery life after updating


Is iOS 10 draining your battery?
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A number of iOS 10 users have taken to social media to complain about the fact that their iOS devices are running out of juice far more rapidly after upgrading to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. “iOS 10,” writes one Twitter user. “More like iOS 10% of my battery left.”

Fortunately, there’s a logical explanation — which means things may not stay like this for too long.

iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case packs more power into its ugly hump


There's lots of extra juice in the new iPhone case.
There's lots of extra juice in the new iPhone case.
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The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus aren’t the only new Apple products that are getting a solid battery upgrade.

Apple’s new Smart Battery case for the iPhone 7 has a 26% bigger battery than the iPhone 6 and 6s version, giving users the ability to binge on video for a full 24 hours.

Apple Watch 2’s battery will be significantly larger than its predecessor


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Thinner display and thicker battery? Works for us.
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The Apple Watch 2 is going to pack a much bigger battery if you believe a new video, which purports to show off the body of Apple’s next-gen smartwatch. Fortunately, the bigger battery is not going to make the device any thicker.

Check it out below.