Saturday, January 02, 2010

Save the Battery in your Laptop when you travel

I got these wonderful tips from The Travel Writes Life.

Long flights are great for getting things done – processing photos,writing , organizing tasks.

But if you’ve got a long flight ahead of you, your laptop battery might not last the flight.

Here are some ways to make your laptop last longer on the plane... or any place that’s lacking in outlets:
1. Don’t just sleep your computer, hibernate it. Most laptops go into“sleep” mode when you close them, but you’ll save more energy if you put it into “hibernate” mode instead.

2. Turn off your Wi-Fi switch. When your Wi-Fi switch is on, your computer is always searching for networks. But if there aren’t any --like on most planes -- turn off the switch to save energy. Check around the edges of your computer for a switch with a Wi-Fi symbol on it. And don’t forget to turn it back on when you want to connect again.

3. Use the touch pad instead of a mouse. Unplug all USB devices,including your mouse, and use only the touch pad.

4. Dim the screen. The brighter your screen, the more power you’reusing. (Most laptops will dim when you hold down the Fn button and use the down arrow).

5. Close programs that you aren’t using. For example, if you have an instant messenger program open, but you can’t send any instant messages because you don’t have Internet access, then close the program.

Airport Travlers Reagan National Airport
Airport Travlers Reagan National Airport, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Airport Travlers
oil on canvas mounted on hardboard

Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 6 in (20.3 cm X 15.2 cm)
Price: $100 USD

How to Purchase:

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Price: $100 USD plus $10 USD s/h
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