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Down with gluttony: Google Chrome has a mode to save memory and battery power

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Google has released an update for the proprietary Chrome browser, which will be very useful to many users.

Down with gluttony: Google Chrome has a mode to save memory and battery power

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Chrome is known for being “gluttonous” and Google has made many attempts to fix this shortcoming. In the new version of Chrome 108, another such attempt is being made. Users have access to memory saving and power saving modes. As planned by the developers, they will be able to improve the performance of the browser and extend the battery life of the device, respectively.

Down with gluttony: Google Chrome has a mode to save memory and battery power

Settings has a new Performance menu in the sidebar. Memory saver mode is described as “frees up memory from inactive tabs” so that active websites get “the smoothest possible experience” and other running applications get “more computer resources”. A more detailed description is:

Your inactive tabs will remain visible. When you reopen an inactive tab, it automatically reloads.

In the address bar on the right, Chrome will mark when Memory Saver is enabled with a dedicated icon. It also tracks how many KB of memory have been freed up for other tabs. According to Google, “Chrome uses up to 30% less memory” as a result. By clicking on this icon, you can also disable the option – not everyone will like the fact that tabs have to be constantly reloaded. In addition, under the settings switcher there is a list “Always keep these sites active”.

Down with gluttony: Google Chrome has a mode to save memory and battery power

The second new option on the Performance tab is Energy Saver. It is implemented by limiting background activity and image capture rate. Visual effects such as animation, smooth scrolling, and video frame rate will also be reduced. “Energy saving” is also marked with an icon in the address bar and can be turned on and off at any time. Settings are also available to turn on only when the battery level is 20% or less, and when the computer is unplugged.

The new modes will be available to all Google Chrome 108 users on macOS, Windows, and ChromeOS worldwide “over the next few weeks.” You can also activate them manually now using the flags on the links:

  • chrome://flags/#battery-saver-mode-available
  • chrome://flags/#high-efficiency-mode-available
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The most productive sub-flagships of Android: long-awaited changes in the AnTuTu ranking

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The AnTuTu benchmark team has published the latest ratings of the most productive smartphones based on the Android operating system of the sub-flagship level and from the inexpensive price category in January 2023.

The most productive sub-flagships of Android: long-awaited changes in the AnTuTu ranking

According to experts, the rating of sub-flagships has finally changed after several months of silence. This happened thanks to the emergence of models based on the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 platform.

The most productive sub-flagships of Android: long-awaited changes in the AnTuTu ranking

The Vivo S16 Pro smartphone, which debuted at the end of December, took the first place. The second place belongs to iQOO Neo7 SE, and the third went to Redmi K60E. All three models use MediaTek Dimensity 8200. The rest of the Top 10 belongs to not so new models based on Dimensity 8100 and Dimensity 8100-Max.

The most productive sub-flagships of Android: long-awaited changes in the AnTuTu ranking

There are practically no changes among inexpensive models, the Top 3 were occupied by the already well-known models iQOO Z6, Honor 80 and iQOO Z5.

Statistics collected from January 1 to January 31, 2023. The AnTuTu ranking uses averages, not the highest scores. For each smartphone, the results of at least 1000 tests were taken into account – models with fewer tests are not included in the rating.

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The most productive Android smartphones: the leader has changed in the AnTuTu ranking

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The most productive Android smartphones the leader has changed in

The team of the popular benchmark AnTuTu has published a fresh rating of the most productive flagship smartphones based on the Android operating system in January 2023.

The most productive Android smartphones: the leader has changed in the AnTuTu ranking

In January, the newest smartphone OnePlus 11 broke into the first place, which managed to become a bestseller. He pushed out the December leader iQOO 11 Pro, which dropped to second place. Third place again went to Vivo X90 Pro +, but the Redmi K60 Pro, which was in second place, dropped to sixth place.

The most productive Android smartphones: the leader has changed in the AnTuTu ranking

The ranking is dominated by models based on the new flagship platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, they own 8 positions out of ten. The remaining two in the Top 10 are Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 based on Dimensity 9200.

Statistics collected from January 1 to January 31, 2023. The AnTuTu ranking uses averages, not the highest scores. For each smartphone, the results of at least 1000 tests were taken into account – models with fewer tests are not included in the rating.

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End of an era: Microsoft stopped selling Windows 10 licenses

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End of an era Microsoft stopped selling Windows 10 licenses

Microsoft has begun the gradual process of phasing out the Windows 10 operating system after more than eight years since its launch.

End of an era: Microsoft stopped selling Windows 10 licenses

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Windows 10 was released in 2015, and the end of support is scheduled for October 14, 2025. Microsoft has now stopped selling licenses for Windows 10. Microsoft will no longer offer keys to activate the OS in its official online or offline stores.

For users, this means that only Windows 11 keys can be purchased from the Microsoft Store, not Windows 10 keys. Windows 10 Home and Pro On the Microsoft website, a redirect to the Upgrade to a Windows 11 PC page (Upgrade your PC to Windows 11) also began to work today.

End of an era: Microsoft stopped selling Windows 10 licenses

Note that Microsoft will continue to release security updates until October 14, 2025. Users will be able to purchase Windows 10 licenses and physical copies of Windows 10 from third-party retailers.

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