iPhone battery dying fast? Facebook could be to blame
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iPhone battery dying fast? Facebook could be to blame

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Facebook admits its app has a battery draining problem. I'm Bridget Carey. This is your CNET Update. [MUSIC] If you Do you think your iPhone battery is dying too fast? Facebook could be the reason. The social network is acknowledging that its iPhone app is causing battery drain issues. A number of Facebook users have spoken out about the app draining battery by running in the background when it shouldn't. The new IOS 9 software shows you how much battery life apps are using. And you can see how much Facebook is eating up when used on the screen and in the background. But it shouldn't be using juice in the background if you have Background App Refresh turned off, but it is. Facebook has released a statement that it's looking into this and hoping to have a fix in place soon. And in other software behaving badly news, if you have Windows Seven or Eight, it's very easy to install Windows 10. Even if you didn't want to. And Microsoft is calling this an accident. The admission comes from a report from Ars Technica, the update to Windows 10 is listed as an optional upgrade, but it's selected with the check mark by default. So if you're not paying attention and you click OK to update too fast It could start the upgrade.It's not supposed to be checked off and Microsoft said it's changing that. But it's hard to stay mad at Microsoft when you hear about how much easier they just made video calls. Skype lets you send a video chat invite to anyone with just a link. And they can jump into your call. Without needing to create a Skype account or download the software. On Skype, you just click the +New to get a hyperlink to the chat to send to someone. You can paste it wherever, in an email, on Facebook, on Twitter, WhatsApp. That person joins as a guest from their computer using Skype for Web. And it works for the U.S. and U.K. And there's more changes coming to our communication. Later this year, you won't need to have your phone with you to receive phone calls. If someone calls or texts your primary phone number, you can get the message on your tablet or your smart watch, even if your phone is disconnected from the network. One phone number can be tied across multiple devices. AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile announced this technology is coming soon. AT&T calls it NumberSync. This means if you go for a run with a smartwatch, you won't need your phone with you to get messages and you can make calls from your watch with that phone number. But here's the twist to it all. That tablet or smartwatch needs to have its own 3G or 4G cellular connection. Most smartwatches do not, but Some are starting to, like the latest LG watch or Bane. Right now those devices are assigned a separate phone number, but you don't want a separate phone number for a watch. AT&T has said number sync capable devices are coming later this year, but no word If this is gonna be an extra cost to your bill,T-Mobile and Sprint did not say when it's customers are gonna get this technology. That's it for this tech news update and there's more at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [SOUND]

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