The Debate Between Smartphone Batteries

Some say iPhone is better, some say it’s Android. Which one is better and how do you really know? 

I have used iPhone, Samsung and Blackberry devices, and from my experience I would say that your battery really depends on how you are using your device. And I do believe that battery (mAh) capacity is also important. 

If you are looking to get a phone with a really good battery, I would go for the highest mAh battery capacity when choosing a Smartphone. 

Smartphone brands mAh 

Here are a few examples

iPhone 8 –  1,821mAh

iPhone 8 Plus – 2,675mAh

iPhone XR – 2,942mAh

iPhone 11 – 3,110mAh 

iPhone 11 Pro – 3,046mAh 

Samsung Galaxy S10 – 3,400mAh

Samsung Galaxy S9 – 3,000mAh

Google Pixel 3 – 2,915mAh

Google Pixel 4 – 2,800mAh

Google Pixel 4 XL – 3,700mAh 

BlackBerry Key 2 – 3,500mAh 

But do you really think your smartphone with a higher mAh makes a difference? A higher mAh doesn’t mean you are going to get the best battery, it just means it will be slightly better. Just because you have a higher mAh doesn’t mean you will get the best battery at all times. It really depends on how you are using your device. 

If you’re good to your phone, it will be good to you. I hate having to run to an outlet when I see that my battery is low. It’s annoying especially if you had already charged it that same day. Who wants to keep charging their smartphone ALL THE TIME? I need my battery to last longer. Here’s what I do to get the most out of my battery life, and you can too no matter what device you are using. 

  1. Make sure you are running the latest software. This makes a big difference especially if the new update has battery performance improvements. 
  2. Be careful where you are using your smartphone. Too hot or too cold temperatures can affect your battery. By this I mean don’t use your smartphone in the direct sunlight, or in extreme cold weather conditions. If you need to use your phone outside on hot or cold days, use it with headphones of some sort and keep your device in your pocket to fully protect it from damage. 
  3. I don’t use my smartphone for video like YouTube or watching movies. The screen is way too small and it takes up so much of your battery. Why bother straining your eyes while you’re losing power at the same time? 
  4. Close your apps every time you put your phone down – I always close my apps when I’m done using them. 
  5. Keep the brightness down. Or make sure auto brightness is enabled. 
  6. Disable the apps you are not using all the time. (Bluetooth, GPS) If you are in an area with poor reception turn your device off until you get better reception and if you need to keep your device on, try using it with Wi-fi instead of cellular data. 
  7. When your device starts to slowly die, put it in energy saving/battery mode to keep as much battery as possible.  
  8. Don’t let the device die completely – when your device drops down to about 30% you should charge it. If you plan on storing your phone for backup, don’t store it under 50%; you should make sure the phone is 100% before tucking it away. 

If you find you are still losing too much battery power or are not satisfied, get a portable battery or case.

Reserve battery juice – don’t let it drain!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Internet

Tips for all ages – It’s time to take some control!

With all the online mischief you hear about, you may feel that staying safe online is impossible, but that’s not true. Read here to know more about internet safety.

Learn the basics – it’s actually easier than you think with this guide I put together to help you out. Educate yourself – You don’t need to be the next victim. Better to be safe than sorry.

For the longest time, access to the internet was limited. Now, for most, the internet has become a part of our daily routines, making dramatic changes along the way. Some may argue that this is for the better, while on the other side some say it is the worst. If you think about it, the internet has changed everything around us and everything we do. We find ourselves connecting, creating and sharing. We’re always connected, now more than ever. As the internet matures to reach its peak, it’s quite the achievement that it has come so far in a relatively short amount of time. For most of us, our day starts by emailing or checking notifications.

The Internet of Things, also known as IoT, is here and it is changing lives. The Internet of Things has embedded itself into many devices with even more set to be connected to the internet within the upcoming years. Everything we use has a relationship with the internet. Most of our technology gadgets connect with the internet including smartphones, wearable tech, tablets, computers, cars and most things in the home, just to name a few. When it comes to technology, the future looks like it’s going on a fast, wild ride – users with smart tech need to be just as smart as their devices.

We are all targets from bad actors. You may not have thought about it but anything you connect to the IoT is at risk of being attacked. With that being said, these risks are growing everyday. No device is entirely safe. It’s important to think a few steps forward before you set your gear up. Take care of your devices like they are about to be stolen – how prepared are you? Any device that connects with the internet needs to be protected against digital dangers. If you don’t know if you are currently running the latest software or you’re unsure of your security protocols, now is the time to take the complete steps to secure all your devices. Let’s have a better understanding together by reducing the risk with these tips to help keep you and your devices safe as much as possible.

Smart Users & Their Smart Devices – Protecting yourself in an IoT world!

1. Keep all your IoT devices up to date – Once you set up your new toy with all your favourite apps, make a habit of checking for new updates. New versions are more secure as they patch known security vulnerabilities, making sure you are safer than before.

2. Install Reliable Antivirus Software – Antivirus software will scan your computer thoroughly on a regular basis checking for strange behaviours. It is one of the most important steps you should take to keep your devices clean. Make sure your software is set to automatically check for updates on a regular basis.

3. Know where your information is being stored – Think about what makes the device smart. Where is your data being stored? How will it be secured? Who owns it? Know your personal limits when it comes to data sharing! You have every right to know where your information is being stored.

4. Safe Click – Know what you are clicking on. Always take caution when clicking on links in email or downloading attachments you are unaware of. If you don’t know what it is, don’t click on it.

5. Good Password Management – Create a strong password and make it unique, using more than 8 mixed characters, and never use the same password on more than one website or account.

Looking for more security tips and information?   Stay tuned for more tips!