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Ads in freephone apps drain your battery


hazelnut

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People may be surprised at the scale of this..

 

http://www.neowin.net/news/ads-in-free-smartphone-apps-are-draining-your-battery

 

In Angry Birds, only 20 percent of the total energy cost was used to render and run the game. Forty-five percent of the energy was spent tracking the user's location with the GPS and uploading that information, then downloading location-specific ads over a 3G connection. The app kept the 3G connection open for around 10 seconds, even if the data transmission completed in less than that amount of time. This "tail energy" cost another 28 percent of the app's energy usage.

 

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https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

support@ccleaner.com

 

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i wonder if newer phones have the ability to turn off some phone features automatically while playing games??? I have a blackberry and really not into playing games and can't do it on my phone.

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ahhhh...u got an Android OS. I definitely have to switch to Android OS. I even have an HP Tablet with WebOS that I will convert to Android. Wonder if there is an App to turn on/off GPS. That way you just have to remember to turn off GPS....but will the game still go out after GPS gets turned on? Sounds like the phones will be needing a firewall. :(

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I block all ad-providers at the host level (just like the phone's big sibling the computer)

 

ADVICE FOR USING CCleaner'S REGISTRY INTEGRITY SECTION

DON'T JUST CLEAN EVERYTHING THAT'S CHECKED OFF.

Do your Registry Cleaning in small bits (at the very least Check-mark by Check-mark)

ALWAYS BACKUP THE ENTRY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'LL BREAK IF YOU DON'T.

CCLEANER, RECUVA, DEFRAGGLER AND SPECCY DOCUMENTATION CAN BE FOUND AT  https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us and  https://www.ccleaner.com/docs

Pro users file a PRIORITY SUPPORT request at https://support.piriform.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

link to WINAPP2.INI explanation

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