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Hush – the free app that puts your smartphone to sleep

Hush may very well be the app to save your battery life cycle and your social life while you are outside with your smart device. You may not need to stop checking Facebook, Instagram or tweeting while partying with friends anymore because this app could help your device really sleep when you are not using it. Battery drain remains one of the worst problems for users and, with the many many apps and games we have today, Android devices are in danger of being sucked into that impossibly short life span of a battery.

Hush battery optimize

 

 

What does Hush do?

 

The app reduces battery drain by 16% simply by letting your smart device sleep when it is supposed to be sleeping. It was created by Purdue University, Intel Corp and Mobile Enerlytics after a themed study took place “in the wild” showing user management of battery and app usage. The research showed that even when your device is in sleep mode, it drains 45.9% of the battery. More than half of that percentage is due to the fact that many apps wake up and run in the background at all times, using your smartphone’s memory and battery in the process. This is not a bad action in itself, but after updating, apps should let devices go back to sleep. In most cases, they don’t.

 

The solution to this problem is, as researchers say, an app that identifies which apps are not intrinsically useful to the user and it makes them “not wake up” when your phone is in rest mode. The app surpasses background activities to preserve battery, mostly when the device is in sleep mode. Since users do not shut their smartphone off ever, Hush could be the next best thing, if you want to preserve some of that battery life cycle, that is.

 

You can find the app on Github for free and you can use the source link below to get there. Researches like this are only starting to show real problems in the tech world, as newer and faster technologies create bigger and hungrier apps to keep us connected.

 

Spurce: Github via Androidcommunity

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BetterBatteryStats – the app that tests and analyzes your battery function with Lollipop support

BetterBatteryStats has updated to v2.0 and it now has a Material look and full Lollipop support. The app allows users to test their battery and analyze the battery function of their smartphone or tablet.

 

Better stats

 

High battery drain can become a nuisance for most people, especially when they have no time to be keeping their phones plugged to a wall all day long just to let all the rogue apps run around in the background.

With this app you can analyze the behavior of your phone and discover applications that cause the drain while the smartphone should be asleep. This way you can implement corrective measures to save and improve your battery life.

The app spots drainers via information about the root cause and measures the effect of actions in order to reduce pain and detects changes in the phone profile and finds rogue apps.

Below you can find the changelog for version 2.0:

 

-all new and shiny, with light and dark themes
– Full Lollipop support
– Lots of I18N (see about dialog for credits)
– Added details about API stats to dumpfile
– System app dialog now links to the recovery ZIPs to be used as workaround
– Added import/export of preferences
– Added option to show/hide spinners
– Show SELinux Policy on System App dialog and Dumpfile
…. and much more (full change log: http://better.asksven.org/bbs-changelog/).

Among the most important updates are the import and export of preferences which help users who usually flash custom ROMs restore their data.

BetterBatteryStats can be found on Google Play Store and on XDA Developers.

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