Usually, a firmware update makes a gadget better, not worse. That’s not what users of the Fitbit Charge HR are experiencing after the device’s most recent firmware update, though. They report that their devices will only stay charged for anywhere between three days and a few hours, when the battery lasted longer before the update. [More]
Users met the release of Apple’s new operating system, iOS 5, with complaints of battery life issues and bugs involving Siri, the digital assistant. Apple is attempting to smooth things out with a software fix called iOS 5.0.1, which it’s beta testing with a small group of users.
Right out of the gate, the iPhone 4S has developed a reputation for a battery that wastes away quicker than a Kardashian marriage. We’ve yet to see any decisive testing that proves the phenomenon, but hearsay says this is a problem that needs to be addressed. Until if and when Apple rolls out some sort of fix to satisfy customers, they are forced to manage.