A thought about Mac and the innernetz

pellebee

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Hello

Been a while since I've posted - maybe 4 or 5 years. I just got a new macbook air. I love it, best computer yet.

But, again - what the heck is up with OS and surfing (reading, watching, listening). I can edit, little after-effecting, write and my battery loses a few percent. But as soon as I start surfing - it ticks down wildly.

Man it makes me angry!
 

KylePowers

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GGJstudios

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But, again - what the heck is up with OS and surfing (reading, watching, listening). I can edit, little after-effecting, write and my battery loses a few percent. But as soon as I start surfing - it ticks down wildly.
My guess is your surfing includes websites with Flash content. Generally speaking, Flash is notorious for consuming system resources, raising temps and decreasing battery life. For Flash-related issues:
  • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
  • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
  • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) Some have reported better performance with HTML5, while some have reported worse. Try it and find out what works best for you.
There are many factors that impact your battery life. See the BATTERY LIFE FROM A CHARGE section of the following link for details, including tips on how to maximize your battery life.

The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions. If you haven't already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
 

dyn

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Firefox has become a bit of a resource hog lately - Chrome would probably be better :)
Nope, it's the other way around. Firefox is one of the least resource hog browsers lately whereas Chrome and even Safari are becoming the most resource hogging ones. The differences aren't all that big though. You are still basing your info on the situation in 2010, we're in 2012 now and things are different (thank goodness) :) Nowadays it is about which browser you like best, not which browser runs best on your machine.
 
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