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Minimize Battery Drain from Weather Programs

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by drcarl, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. drcarl

    drcarl Newbie
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    Does My-Cast Weather run constantly and drain the battery, or does it only run when "updating"?

    I am using ADW.Launcher on my new Droid X. I added an app called Fancy Widgets which also has a weather-checker. I have also installed My-Cast Weather. I set the update intervals on both of them to 2 hours.

    I noticed the temperature as reported by My-Cast appearing in my notification bar and unable to find a startup option within the My-Cast program (so that I could have it NOT start unless I asked it to), I used Advanced App Killer to, you know, kill it!

    To see if opening My-Cast would deposit the temperature numbers on my notification bar, I opened it, checked the weather, and closed the app --and still do not see the temperature number ("40") displayed on the notification bar (<--a good thing)....yet the Droid's Settings/Applications/Running services shows it as running even after killing it a couple of times with App Killer.

    After reading this (thank you) and besides uninstalling everything, (lol), what's the best way to configure this stuff so my battery lasts a few minutes longer?

    TIA

    drcarl
     



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  2. drcarl

    drcarl Newbie
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    I am using ADW.Launcher on my new Droid X and could ask this question a couple of ways:

    1) Why can't I edit a folder name?

    ~or~

    2) How can I make a folder for all my "News" shortcuts/icons and another for my "Weather" shortcuts and one for "Utilities"...and so on.?

    I re-watched the sales video on YouTube [ADWLauncher EX http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD5WD-HDagM and at 1:50 they demonstrate a long press that takes one to the edit icon. On mine, there is no edit icon, only a remove trash can.

    The video is showing the EX/paid version which does do a couple of things the free version does not (like a 3-D app drawer). This edit feature couldn't possibly be missing in the free version, could it? (I suppose anything is possible).

    TIA

    drcarl
     
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