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Microsoft is actually a great Android developer - 'To-Do' is another reason why!

It may seem suprising to some, but Microsoft is actually a fantastic Android developer. In fact, I'd go as far to saythat their app offerings for Android are far superior to than their offerings for the Windows App store. For starters the full suite of Microsoft Office apps are great, as is one drive and one note, and the Arrow App Launcher is actually one of the best custom android skins available (seriously - check it out!).

To round this out, over the last few days Microsoft has released 'To-Do' which as you've guessed it - is a to-do list. It really could not be simpler - the app allows the creation of lists and then as part of each list allows tasks and items to be added.

The design is simple and clean, and a nice move away from the boxy interface design that still dominates some of the earlier Windows apps for android. It's fast, lightweight, cloud based (of course) and has a widget - so there is not much more you could ask for!

Of course there is lots of co…

DU Battery Saver

Today’s app of the day is DU Battery Saver.
Managing battery life on a modern smart phone is a constant challenge. As the batteries in our phones have constantly grown in size, as have the screens, and importantly – the intensity of applications we run. Apps run in the background, start without actually being launched, and can have all sorts of processes operating unbeknownst to the user. Although it’s great to have amazing apps – the effect they have on battery life can be problematic.
This is where DU Battery Saver steps in. Once installed, the app takes a deep look at your device and provides a large variety of optimisations to improve battery life. Whether it is ‘sandboxing’ certain apps to prevent them from running background processes, moving apps to the SD card, stopping memory hungry notifications, and plenty more – there are optimisations here that will surprise even power users of the Android ecosystem.
One of the coolest features I noticed was the great battery cooling function. Ever touched your device and noticed the back was hot? DU Battery Saver looks to stop this problem by shutting down those specific apps that cause the most heat generation from your device. With only a few clicks I managed to cool my device by 3 degrees! Best of all, these stats are easy to see, with a great notification. By swiping down I can see how much longer my device has to charge, the temperature, and best of all, a quick optimisation button to boost the remaining charge life.
DU Battery Saver is a powerful application, with it integrating deeply into your phone with many functions you’d wish were present in Stock Android. Features like the quick optimise button and the game booster / optimisation really do make the entire Android experience more enjoyable. On top of this, DU Battery Saver looks great. It has a slick modern design and runs beautifully. Animations are smooth but not overpowering and the interface is simple to navigate.
If you want to optimise your phone even further, then I suggest coupling this app with another great offering from DU Apps, such as DU Speed Booster – but more on that tomorrow! For the time being though, you can’t go wrong with DU Battery Saver. You will honestly extend your battery life for hours, and best of all, it is free! Check it out today.


In the words of the developer:

DU Battery Saver is a FREE battery saving app that makes your battery last longer, and can help you get up to 50% more battery life for your Android phone or tablet! With DU Battery Saver's smart pre-set battery power management modes, one-touch controls and healthy battery charger stage features, you can solve battery problems and extend your battery life. Over 400 million users around the world love DU Battery Saver.
DU Battery Saver is the simplest and easiest way to keep your Android phone working well when you need it, and protect against poor charging, battery hogging apps, and overlooked device settings that shorten your battery life.
Fast Battery Saver
Convenient Battery Saver - the "OPTIMIZE" home screen widget allows you to stop power-consumptive background apps with one tap to boost your battery life.
Simple Battery Saver
Smart Pre-set Modes - choose the mode that fits your battery power usage, or customize to find the right balance of battery life and performance using our battery saver.
Effective Battery Saver
Healthy Charging Manager - track and implement healthy charging practices in different stages to keep your battery working its best.
Accurate Status - smart technology helps you know exactly how much battery charging time you've got left with a detailed analysis of your Android apps and hardware.
Features and Benefits of DU Battery Saver (Battery doctor & Battery monitor)
- Phone Cooler: The cool down feature works by systematically monitoring, managing, and disabling CPU-intensive apps in order to reduce phone temperature to a safe level and protect your hardware.
- Accurate Status: See exactly how much battery charge you have left with a detailed analysis of your Android apps and hardware;
- Smart Pre-set Modes: Choose or customize a mode that fits your energy usage;
- One-Click Optimization: Instantly find and fix battery power consumption problems and unlock detailed settings to fine-tune your energy savings;
- Anytime Optimization: Manage background apps and phone hardware easily with the smart home screen widget;
- Better Battery Details: View your phone's battery power level by percentage or by time remaining;
- Healthy Charge Stage Manager: Track and implement healthy charging practices in different stages to keep your battery working its best;
DU Battery Saver FAQ:
Q:How does DU Battery Saver increase battery life?
Your phone has a lot of technology inside it. Some of it is hardware (like the display, the cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth networking chips, and sensors), some of it is software processes (like Account Sync that gets updates from your email system). All of these things use power, but they're not always needed, or don't need to be used as often as they are. DU Battery Saver manages those features in a proactive way so you're only using the power you really need.
Q: What is a healthy charge stage and how do I get a full charge?
A: Charge your battery when it's lower than 20%, and continuously charge until the 3rd stage of the trickle charging is complete. Do not overcharge or undercharge by charging in short bursts.
Q: Why can't I stop some apps that I see in the Monitor?
A: Some apps you see on the list can't be stopped because they're needed to keep your phone working. Others (like Antivirus) will re-start themselves automatically because they need to monitor what is happening at all times. While these are a battery-drain to some degree, they are not something you should worry about.
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