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iPhone battery dying fast? Facebook could be to blame

Facebook says it's working to fix its battery-draining app. Meanwhile, Skype makes it super simple to chat with anyone -- no account needed.

Facebook can drain your iPhone battery when the app isn't being used -- even when you set it to not refresh in the background.

CNET Update explains the controversy around Facebook's app, and there's also some drama with Windows 10 software updates. However, Microsoft did make a helpful change to Skype. You can now Skype with anyone by sending a link, and they don't need to create an account or download software:

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Also in this roundup, learn about a new technology coming this year that lets you share your phone number with other gadgets. AT&T calls it NumberSync.

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iPhone battery dying fast? Facebook could be to blame