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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – Dropping Your Battery to 0%

This round of Battery Myths debunks the idea that you should always let your battery drop to 0%. While this may have worked well for older batteries, it shortens the lifespan of modern Lithium-ion batteries. Plus, letting your phone shut

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How To Save Your Phone Battery

It’s extremely annoying and even dangerous to have your phone die on you. But these days, it seems like battery life is just getting shorter and shorter. With this in mind, here are a few tricks to help preserve battery

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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – Charging Your Phone Overnight

In this edition of Battery Myths, we’ll discuss what really happens when you plug your phone in overnight. You may have heard that charging your phone overnight can cause your battery to “overload.” Basically – no. Your phone is smart

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Free Calendar Apps to Plan Out Your Life

Gone are the days that you dealt with calendars on physical paper. And since our phones are always on us, worries of misplacing our schedules are in the past. But getting organized is still a daunting task. Here are several

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Tech Tip: Battery Myths – The App Switcher

Welcome to Battery Myths, a new series of tech tips from ITS about how your phone’s battery REALLY works. This first part debunks the idea that closing apps from the app switcher preserves battery power. The app switcher is the

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Tech Tip: How Slow Is Your iPhone?

Given the recent controversy surrounding Apple’s practice of slowing down old iPhones to preserve battery life, you may be wondering if your phone was affected. Fortunately, this is easy to test with the website SlowApple. Note: you must have low

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Tech Tip: How Your Phone Can Help You Sleep

You had probably just adjusted to a regular sleep schedule, and then you were thrown back into the chaos of school again. And just like last year, your sleeping habits are slowly deteriorating as the semester continues. While your iPhone

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Five Apps for Saving Money

Are you one of the over twenty-seven million Americans who made a New Year’s resolution to make better financial decisions? Even if it isn’t your primary goal, handling money more responsibly aligns with the self-betterment promises that are commonplace in

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Clearing Space on Your Phone

Nearly all cell phone users have experienced the dreaded message telling them that they don’t have enough storage. Most user’s go-to is to delete old photos that they no longer want. However, there are a few other things that you

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