Deleting Facebook app will give your iPhone 15% more battery

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Facebook is killing your iPhone battery.
Facebook is killing your iPhone battery.
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The most popular social network in the world is ruining your iPhone’s battery life.

Facebook’s iOS app is in the hot seat again this week thanks to a new report that reveals iPhone users can get up to 15% more battery life if they simply delete Facebook’s resource hogging app and just use the Safari app instead.

Why would anyone game on an Apple TV?

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Which one would you choose?
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The new Apple TV has been on sale for just over three months now, and the growing catalog of tvOS apps and games looks incredibly promising. It’s what Apple TV fans have been calling out for for years, and it doesn’t disappoint.

Friday-Night-Fights-bug-2But does tvOS and a strong backing from iOS developers make Apple TV a good game console? Is it an ideal buy for casual gamers, and can it mount a real threat against the latest and greatest consoles from Sony and Microsoft? Do we even need another console?

Join us in this week’s Friday Night Fight between Cult of Android and Cult of Mac as we battle it out over those questions and more for your entertainment!

Google wants its Nexus phones to be more like the iPhone

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Google’s flagship Nexus 6P delivered significant design improvements last year, putting its hardware on par with the best devices from rival manufacturers. But Google wants the Nexus lineup to be even more like the iPhone.

To make that happen, the company will reduce its reliance on third-party manufacturing partners like Huawei and LG and assume greater control over Nexus hardware, according to one report.

Skip the calculator and use iOS Spotlight for all your math needs

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Put a spotlight on your math facts.
Put a spotlight on your math facts.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

If you’ve got a quick bit of math to figure out on the go, why bother tapping into the Calculator app, which you’ve probably got stuffed in some sort of folder on your third page or so?

Even though we’ve been using Spotlight on the Mac for years now to figure out quick mathematical facts, it’s also included in the iOS version of Spotlight, making doing quick bits of math super easy.

Here’s how to use it.

iOS 9.3 public beta 2 brings Night Shift toggle to the people

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Toggle Night Shift right from Control Center.
Toggle Night Shift right from Control Center.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Following up Monday’s release of iOS 9.3 beta 2 to developers, Apple’s continued its plan to get its latest mobile operating system into the hands of public beta testers as well.

This morning sees the provision of iOS 9.3 public beta 2, which brings with it a new Control Center button to toggle Night Shift — the feature that decreases sleep-disturbing blue light on your iPhone.