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  • “Battery-limiting” apps help enforce the 80/20 rule

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    • #2022400 Reply

      Tracey Capen
      AskWoody MVP

      LANGALIST By Fred Langa Lithium-ion batteries last longest when you keep their charge state between about 80 percent and 20 percent whenever possible.
      [See the full post at: “Battery-limiting” apps help enforce the 80/20 rule]

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    • #2022874 Reply

      anonymous

      Hi,

      I must be doing something wrong but how to locate the entire article and the recommended apps? Perhaps a direct link would help?

      Edwin

      • #2022884 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        The article is part of the AskWoody weekly Newsletter. Access to the Newsletter is limited to Plus Members for two months after publication, then open to the public. The Newsletters are accessible through the Newsletters/Alerts button in the top menubar.

        Plus Membership is obtainable through registration and a donation of your choice. See the “Login” box in the upper right corner of the main page to begin the process. If you choose to register, your ID/username cannot be an email address.

        • #2086096 Reply

          SusanA
          AskWoody Lounger

          PK & Woody – I have to put my 2 cents in. I was a TechSupportAlert subscriber (free) and when Gizmo sold out to WinSec, I became a free subscriber there. I remember Tracy Capen’s articles well. You will recall that even their “free” newsletter had many articles fully available. I have followed AskWoody for many years and was happy to see that Woody was absorbing the WinSec stuff. I realize that Woody has to raise funds to keep the lights on. If I could support him, I would. I can’t. He lived in Thailand for many years and knows what Asian life is like. I’m not in Thailand but live not terribly far away.

          Now, the thing. This “paywalled” article by Fred Langa was part of the free WinSec content. It seemed familiar and I found the original in my archives. Isn’t it unfair to paywall what were free articles years ago? I’m sorry to say but it seems like there is little point in just being a “non-Plus Member” and I cannot hide my disappointment. – SusanA.

          • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  SusanA.
          • #2086165 Reply

            PKCano
            Da Boss

            @susana
            I have logged in with my non-Plus ID. Using the “Newsletter and Alerts” button in the top menubar, I find I have access to all previous newsletters as far back as 2003 (these from WinSec). What is paywalled is only the most recent three months (at this time, Ocy 4, 2019, and later). Once the three months has passed, the whole newsletter, not just the free content, is available.

            If Fred’s article is in the WinSec content we were able to salvage, you have access to it now. The latest rendition will become fully available when the paywall period expires.

            • #2087055 Reply

              SusanA
              AskWoody Lounger

              @pkcano,

              Thanks for the reply. If I click on the link “Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 16.47.0” on the AskWoody main page, I’m eventually taken to the rather unhelpful https://www.askwoody.com/newsletter/hunting-for-an-elusive-win7-esu-license/ in the Newsletter/Alerts archives which is still restricted to Plus members.

              The same applies if I click on the Newsletters/Alerts button at the top of the page.

              In my case, it’s academic because I have Fred’s full article from the free newsletter in my own Windows Secrets collection. This is not the case for all of Woody’s readers though.

              My point really was that this is an old article, it’s not been updated (AFAIK) and it was originally “free”. All Tracey did was to post an old LangaList article that became paywalled at AskWoody. In my opinion, that’s not fair. Just my opinion. We all have one.

              SusanA

              • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  SusanA.
            • #2087075 Reply

              PKCano
              Da Boss

              @susana
              The original copy of Fred’s article is available in the Newsletter archives in the original WS Newletter which is NOT paywalled and is available to non-Plus. Unless I am mistaken, it was published in Jan, 2013. I was logged in with my non-Plus ID.  Here are the links to find it. If this is not the article in question, if you can provide me with subject and the date it was published, I will try to find that one for you also.

              Click on the Newsletter/Alerts button in the site top menubar.

              1Screen-Shot-2020-01-19-at-6.59.16-AM

              Select the Year (2013) in the link at the top of the page.

              2Screen-Shot-2020-01-19-at-6.59.42-AM

              Scroll down to the Janusry Newsletters.

              3Screen-Shot-2020-01-19-at-7.00.46-AM

              Is this the article you were looking for? It’s available unpaywalled.

              4Screen-Shot-2020-01-19-at-6.57.00-AM

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            • #2087114 Reply

              SusanA
              AskWoody Lounger

              @pkcano

              Hi PK. Thanks again for the reply. I checked my own WinSec archives and found –

              Fred’s article was not a LangaList feature but was “Top Story” and it appeared in –

              “Windows Secrets Newsletter • Issue 493 • 2015-08-13

              Top Story: How to make lithium-ion batteries last for years”

              I don’t need the article for myself since I have it from WinSec but the info and correct location might be of use to “Edwin” who posted anonymously on December 24, 2019 at 5:06 am.

              Cheers, SusanA

            • #2087134 Reply

              b
              AskWoody Plus

              Fred’s article was not a LangaList feature but was “Top Story” and it appeared in –

              “Windows Secrets Newsletter • Issue 493 • 2015-08-13

              Top Story: How to make lithium-ion batteries last for years”
              SusanA

              The current article is completely different from that one.

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              • This reply was modified 1 month ago by  b.
      • #2087127 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        See instructions in #2087075 below on how to find the unpaywalled article in the Windows Secrets Newsletter archives. You will have to substitute 2015 instead of 2013. @susana says:

        “Windows Secrets Newsletter • Issue 493 • 2015-08-13

        Top Story: How to make lithium-ion batteries last for years”

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