Make Your Battery Last Longer

Over on TheAppleBlog, Liam posted “14 Ways to Be Kind to Your Battery,” a list of simple measures you can take to conserve battery power if you’re away from an outlet. Tips include things like:

  • Dim the screen
  • Stop playing DVDs/CDs
  • Stop playing video/music from the HDD
  • Go easy on your CPU
  • Switch off the radios
  • Ditch the mouse
  • Unplug external drives

Check out Liam’s post for the full list of tips and more detail. These tips aren’t only useful for Apple hardware; most of them would work equally well on any make of laptop or netbook. Looking for even more battery life? Check out Sam’s previous posts on the topic.

Share your battery-saving tips below.