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really bad power consumption on mid-2013 MacBook Air

I'm getting a really bad power consumption on my mid-2013 MacBook Air 11" w/ OS X 10.9.4. I think the issue is that I have too many tabs open in Safari and SeaMonkey, and they're all taking a lot of ...
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236 views

Skype video call taking a lot of battery power on mavericks

I have got mavericks 10.9.2 and latest Skype version 6.14(351) on a MBA 2013. Whilst on a video call with one person only both cameras turned one and very good wifi signal Skype drained about 18% of ...
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49 views

How many hours since I unplugged my Mac?

Mobile phones usually say this as "xyz hours on battery" by counting the time from when they are unplugged from power. Can I find out how many hours has it been since I unplugged my Mac from charging ...
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4answers
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How to disable the SpeedStep when using MacBook Pro without a battery?

First of all, the specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks) 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB RAM The Problem Recently, my battery randomly died and I had to disconnect it, ...
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1answer
41 views

Energy saver 101 : sleeps after or when battery is at x hours?

Using Mac OSX on a macbook pro. in energy saver - battery tab : if i have sleep at 1 hour, does that mean the computer will sleep after an hour on battery OR when there is a about an hour of battery ...
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165 views

What is the font the battery percentage uses?

A bit of a stupid question, but what is the font the battery percentage (pictured below) in OS X uses? It is not the standard font you can get by calling [NSFont menuBarFontOfSize:0], I have ...
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2answers
568 views

Ways to extend lap top battery life on Mavericks

What are some ways to extend lap top battery life on Mavericks? I've heard that disabling notification center via the terminal can help. I've also had a friend tell me that disabling window animations ...
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1answer
966 views

How to know the duration of battery usage in one session?

I would like to know how long was my battery running since it's last charge. There is a built-in time-remaining counter but I would like a time-used counter.
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197 views

Keeping battery charged at certain level

I keep my MBA 2013 plugged in most of the time. AFAIK for a long term it is better to keep modern battery around 40%. I have seen that some other laptop manufacturers added feature to their drivers to ...
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2answers
165 views

Are there configurable power profiles in Mountain Lion like in Windows?

I started using a Mac few days ago (a MacBook Pro 13" with Mountain Lion). I'm wondering if there are power profiles that I can create and set like in Windows. Do they exist in the Mac world?
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Macbook Pro Battery / Discrete Graphics Card Issues in 10.8.2

I am posting because I currently have a 15'' Macbook Pro (Early 2011 edition) and have suffered from poor battery life since upgrading from Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.8. Before the upgrade, I could use my ...
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207 views

How to check how much battery each application uses?

How would one check how much battery an application uses from a full charge of 100%? Are there any applications out there or is this impossible?
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I am missing the option to see the remaining battery life as time in the menubar?

In previous versions of OS X the battery indicator in the menubar included options to show the remaining battery life as percentage or time (or nothing). In Mountain Lion, there's only an option to ...
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1answer
537 views

Does using a brightness reducing app save battery?

I installed the app Brightness Slider on my MacBook because the lowest brightness setting in the System Prefs isn't low enough at times. When I choose a brightness setting below what the System Prefs ...
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2answers
1k views

Battery issue with MacBook Pro 13 inch (Early 2011)

So, around June 2011 I finally had the chance to buy my first Macbook Pro (13 inches, i5) But recently, I've noticed something wrong with my battery! Actually with only 2 months of use, I was under ...
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2answers
152 views

Unexplainable large number of cycles of MacBook Battery

My battery is a year old, but it has 189 cycles. Why is this? I always use my MacBook with the charger plugged in and very rarely without the charger.
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1answer
49 views

doubt regarding calibration

I have white MacBook (early 2009), with Snow Leopard running. I read this following article about calibration: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/9036.html I have doubt in step ...
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I am only seeing 1:50 of estimated run time on a new MacBook Pro battery. Problems?

I have bought brand new MacBook pro 15-inch model with highest specifications in this June. I have also installed newest Mac OS, Lion. However, how it could be strange, when cable is not plugged it, ...
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Why does my MBP say “Not charging” when plugged in?

I have the latest 2011 Macbook Pro. Sometimes I notice that even when I'm plugged in, the battery status says "Not charging" even when I unplug it and the battery is at 35%. Why isn't my MBP charging? ...