February 5, 2013 in Utility (AF)
[prMac.com] Breckenridge, Colorado - MacDaddy released Battery Guru 1.5 free for OS X, their highly popular battery monitoring system that resides in the menu bar and displays essential current information about the current state of the battery. Battery Guru monitors and presents real-time information on exactly how much current a battery is using at any given moment and display it in the menu bar, allowing users to monitor battery life and manage applications and web pages that are draining the battery excessively. Displaying the current battery capacity, the amount of charge it can hold compared to when it was new, the number of times a battery has been discharged and recharged, the date a battery was manufactured, exact battery temperature, and an accurate percentage of the current charge of a battery, Battery Guru give users precise information to better manage and optimize battery life.
Version 1.5 is an upgrade to version 1.0 which was released 6 months ago and quickly climbed the ranks of the Mac App Store, at its peak reaching the second most downloaded app overall on the German edition of the Mac App Store, making it the second most downloaded item of all programs of all categories, surpassed only by OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion" itself, distributed as a downloadable self-installer.
Battery Guru allows you to get more life out of your battery. Like with most resource usage, most of the batteries power goes to causes which are unimportant to you, but the charge gets squandered because without this app you are unaware of what is using it. Battery Guru will monitor and present current information on exactly how much charge a battery is using at any given moment and display it in the menu bar. This allows users to keep an eye on power consumption and close unnecessary pages or applications that are draining the battery. After becoming accustomed to the application, it will become second nature to keep an eye on the amount of power that is being used, and to notice when it is higher than it should be and to start closing down likely culprits.
Battery Guru will also show how you fast your battery is recharging. This can be very useful information because the charge rate of a battery also drastically varies, depending on various factors. You will understand what they are, and understand the optimal amount of time to charge a battery for if you want to go on to use portably as quickly as possible afterwards.
* See how fast your battery is discharging. Useful for preserving life
* See how fast your battery is charging. Useful to see optimal charge times and battery health
* Precise information to better manage and optimize battery life
* View current battery capacity and milliamps usage
* Easily identify and manage battery-draining applications
* Tools help optimize battery life
* Access important battery information to optimize system usage
* Information on number of recharges and manufacturing date
When using a computer, the amount of time a user has until the battery runs out varies drastically. The reason a battery sometimes drains quickly is usually due to one of two reasons. Sometimes an app that is not even in use will remain in the background constantly using 100% of one processor core and draining the battery. Having a Flash application open in a tab is a common cause of this phenomenon. Secondly, a MacBook Pro comes with two graphics cards: one that uses little power, and one that is much more powerful and uses significantly more power. If a user is running OS Lion on a more recent MacBook Pro, the OS will automatically switch between the two. However, occasionally an app or a webpage will remain open, holding the power-hungry graphics card open, and unnecessarily draining the battery charge.
Battery Guru also provides a secondary but equally important function. By providing information that users do not usually have access to, this app gives users the tools to optimize their battery life and function. It will show the current battery capacity compared to the capacity it had when it was new. It also provides information on the number of times a battery has been discharged and recharged, the date a battery was manufactured, and the exact battery temperature. Battery Guru's information on current battery charge is a more exact percentage than provided by the operating system, giving users accurate and actionable battery information.
Each portable Mac comes with a "Smart Battery," that already knows this battery information and holds it internally. Battery Guru is the means of accessing this relevant information, allowing monitoring of the current battery state and awareness of the functioning of the computer system. Users may set Battery Guru to start automatically at login, providing a seamless interface with the computer system.
Version 1.5 brings in:
* Temperature display in Fahrenheit as well as Celsius
* Improved graphics
* Various bug fixes and improvements
"The battery you have in your portable Mac may be a lot more sophisticated than you were aware of," states MacDaddy's CEO, Ben Slaney. "And you can get more usage out of it! Battery Guru is the means to accessing the advanced information your battery holds internally. Once you get used to having it in your menu bar, you will never want to be without it again."
* Requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 1.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Battery Guru 1.5 is free and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Utilites category. It is also available for download form the MacDaddy website.
MacDaddy is based in Breckenridge, Colorado. Through his endeavors, CEO Ben Slaney has created the site to be the central distribution point and OEM for both the products on macosxfilerecovery.com and products specific to MacDaddy. Copyright (C) MacDaddy. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.