Browsing the blog archives for June 2012

Wiping battery stats in Android does NOT improve battery life

Whaat?! But what about all those posts on xda-developers forum preaching how it will miraculously breathe new life into my battery? No, unfortunately, you’ve been duped. From the words of Dianne Hackborn herself, an engineer of Google’s Android operating system:

It has no impact on the current battery level shown to you.
It has no impact on your battery life.
Deleting it is not going to do anything to make your device more fantastic and wonderful…


How to Get Chrome’s PDF Viewer in SRWare Iron

If you are a fan of the Iron web browser and Chrome’s built in pdf viewer, you are in luck. For a while, I assumed there was no way to get Chrome’s pdf viewer to work in Iron. Turns out I was dead wrong. According to a commenter from my SRWare Iron post, it is as simple as copying and pasting a single file into Iron’s directory.