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Free Apps Eat Your Smartphone Battery

judgecorp (778838) writes | more than 2 years ago

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judgecorp writes "Here's a reason to pay for smartphone apps. The free versions can spend three times as much energy finding and serving ads as they do on their actual job. Research from a Purdue university scientist found that as much as 75 percent of the energy used by free apps goes on accessing location services, finding suitable adverts and displaying them."
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Location "services"... (1)

LeadSongDog (1120683) | more than 2 years ago | (#39405609) in "that one bull serviced his whole herd"

Seriously, would anyone on /. really leave these turned on by default?
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