ONA Issues: Saving mobile battery life for Sandy coverage/life
How long will your phone’s battery last when the power goes out? I just changed my settings! Here’s how to extend it (prly wise to do the same on your laptop):
If electricity dies during your Sandy coverage, you don’t want your smartphone to do the same. Here’s a round-up of links on how to save the battery to your mobile (for all the tweeting, Instagramming and source phone calls to come).
- Android: Step by step ways to save power (with pictures) from WikiHow.
- Blackberry: Another set of step-by-step methods (with pictures) from WikiHow.
Plus, some more general tips, including tapping your laptop or car for more energy from TechHive.
And for the next #Frankenstorm, derecho or other power outage emergency you still need to cover, consider adding this to your journalist toolbox: a way to power your iPhone with wrist power (Thanks for tweeting that one out, Jay Rosen)
Got more battery saving strategies for your mobile device? Share and brainstorm in the comments.
Stay safe everyone, and make sure you can liveblog it for as long as possible.