Apple :: Anybody Else Being OCD About Their Battery Life

Sep 24, 2009

every time I'm running my uMBP from battery, I'm constantly checking the amount of time I have left and trying to figure ways to increase that time. Yes, CONSTANTLY. Whenever I can, I'm using the a/c adapter.

Even though I may see 6-7 hours left, I'm still not satisfied.

And just about every time I am running the battery, I'll open up Coconut Battery to make sure I still have a 100% charge hold left....even though my umbp is 7 weeks old with only 4 cycles...

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