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Www.batteryfast.co.Uk Microsoft Suspends Background Windows 8 Apps to Increase Batteries Life

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Microsoft has announced it will suspend Windows 8 apps that are not visible onscreen its Metro user interface to boost battery life.
Microsoft has announced it will suspend Windows 8 apps that are not visible onscreen its Metro user interface to boost battery life.

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Microsoft Suspends Background Windows8 Apps to Increase Batteries Life
Microsoft Suspends Background Windows8 Apps to Increase Batteries Life
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Microsoft has announced it will suspend Windows
8 apps that are not visible onscreen its Metro userinterface to boost battery life.
The Redmond-based company’s upcoming Windows
8 OS will have to build upon a power ecient system,
especially when most developers and manufactu-rers plan to place the operating system on tablets.
With that in mind, Microsoft intends to create Win-dows 8 apps that do not dissipate the juice out of the
battery if these are only running in the background.
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating systemwill need to work on providing good battery life, as
many system builders intend to put the heavyweight
operating system on tablets. To help matters, Micro-
soft claimed its goal is to make Windows 8 Metroapplications that are not visible on screen not useany battery power.According to Microsoft, Windows 8 will bring im-provements to background code execution, whichMicrosoft claims will minimise impact on batterylife while maintaining multitasking. Microsoft hascreated new application programming interfaces
for background processing, which the rm claims
will be able to provide the multi-tasking abilitiesthat users expect but minimise battery drain.Based on the company’s statement, Windows 8 isset to enhance code execution of background ap-plications, which allegedly will reduce the rate of 
power consumption while keeping the multitasking
function in hand.“Minimizing the power consumption of your PCwhile maximizing the responsiveness and utility
(making it “fast and uid”), is a signicant enginee
-
ring challenge,” said Sharif Farag and Ben Srour,
Lead Program Managers on the Fundamentals and
User Experience teams of Microsoft, respectively.
“While it starts with the work we do in Windows to
provide support for the right level resource usage,this work requires developers to take resource uti-
lization into account as they develop their apps.”
Microsoft built a new set of APIs (application pro-
gramming interfaces) dedicated to background
processes that will give multitasking abilities forusers to minimize power consumption.Both managers said that the company’s aim is toget the processor into much lower power states for
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