Mechanical and mechatronics engineers may want a handy app to calculate data for drilling, milling and turning. If you're part of those, you might have searched the Play store only to give up after not finding anything useful. Fortunately, XDA Recognized Developer laufersteppenwolf found himself in that same situation, but decided to fix it by making an app to calculate what he needed. CutCalc is a simple calculator that makes tasks mechanical engineers need on a daily basis much easier,...
Save a Bit of Battery with Optimus Battery Saver
Battery saving apps are everywhere, all with varying degrees of efficiency. Rooted phones can have their CPUs underclocked, have custom ROMs installed, and enjoy a bunch of tweaks. Non-rooted phones, however, are quite limited in their struggle for decent battery life, usually only being able to turn down the screen brightness or turning off WiFi and mobile data. So the differentiating factors among these apps usually come down to their ability to automate such rituals and routines to not only save battery, but to save people’s time.
Developed by XDA Forum Member SocialNetis, Optimus Battery Saver aims to automate these battery saving rituals and routines. Presented with a pleasant and intuitive interface, Optimus Battery Saver has multiple modes suiting differing situations. The General mode allow users to deactivate WiFi and mobile data connections when the screen goes off, and re-enable them when the you want to use your device again, as well as set the frequency for these connections to be made in order to synchronize and update various apps. The night mode allows one to set the time when all connections are to be halted, and the Super Saving mode allow you to either disable connections or have a set frequency of re-connections when your battery level falls below a certain percentage. There’s also a handy little widget allowing for quick activation and deactivation of different modes.
Optimus Battery Saver, although not revolutionary, is a well polished and thought out application that automates the battery saving rituals users go through every day. It’s pleasant to look at and work with, and once configured, won’t bother users daily activities on their devices. It’s available for free from the Play store, and more information and details can be found in the original thread.
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