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Geek Tip: Dial Down Display Brightness For More Juice

Since I like to plan ahead, I knew that I needed to fully juice my laptop battery the night before WWDC in order to be maxed out for the two-hour live-blogging event the next day. But unfortunately, unlike the new Macbooks that were announced at the Apple keynote, mine does not last for seven hours. I'm lucky to get two and a half! But I'll cut this bad boy a break, cause it works really, really hard. So to preserve power, I shut off all unnecessary programs, and turned down the brightness on my screen to squeeze out every bit of power I could (there were no outlets in the audience). This not only helped get me a few extra minutes blogging time, but it helped to keep the annoyance factor down a notch for the other geeks in the crowd. I mean, keeping your laptop at full brightness during a keynote would be like checking your iPhone for messages during a movie. Bad form, indeed.

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