In apps, like in life

You get what you pay for. Fork over that 99 cents and save battery life. From Time's Techland.

New Study Shows that Free Apps Are Killing Your Battery
Is it worth it to buy the paid version of an app if you can download another version for free? If you value your battery life, it very well could be.

A new study conducted by researchers at Purdue University found that 65% to 75% of the energy used by free apps is committed to user tracking, downloading ads and uploading user information. That means only 25% to 35% of the energy is used for performing tasks like, you know, actually running the app’s core function.


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