MacBook Pro :: Program / Widget To Track Actual Battery Run Time?

Mar 24, 2008

Exactly as the title says - is there a program out there that can track how long my MBP is running when i run it off of battery power? As we all know the power usage varies depending on what you're doing on the computer, and I don't tend to do any one thing for hours on end. I know on my windows PC i used some program that charted on a graph power usage over time until the battery died.

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Applications :: Program To Keep Track Of My Total Up-time?

Aug 8, 2008

I've looked around for a long time, but I haven't seen any program like what I want. I am going to buy a MBP sometime soon and I would like to find a program that keeps track of my TOTAL uptime. Not uptime from last shut-down or restart, the total uptime from first power on until the end. Now as I understand it there is no way for a program to look back at your old usage statistics, but I won't have that problem as I'd install it the minute everything was configured for the first time.

Even if the app just takes all of the restart-to-restart uptimes and adds them together, I'd be happy. I just don't want to do it by hand every day. I'd even settle for a script that takes the last "uptime" terminal command and adds it to a text file every time the machine reboots. I use computers a LOT every day for school and work related things, and I'm curious to find out if a new notebook would increase that number

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MacBook Pro :: After First Time Battery Calibration, The Battery Time Left Icon Is Not Right?

Aug 17, 2010

calibrating my battery for the first time this morning. i just opened my macbook pro to see that the time left icon jumps every minute. it goes from 8:50 to 12:38 to 6:54 to 11:37 to 7:40! and now it went from 8:45 to 9:19! the percentage remaining is consistent and correct but the time left is way out of whack! sorry for the slang! now it went from 9:19 to 9:11 then 8:47. i have the screen at the lowest brightness, no backlit keyboard, nothing else running except firefox. i wasnt aware that i was supposed to calibrate my battery and its been about 3 months since i bought this. now its at 8:37 now 8:18. this is quite

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Jul 9, 2009

I just got a new MBP and I want to test how much battery life I am getting. Is there a way to do this other than just manually keeping track of how much time I used it for? A program or something that tracks it for me?

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Jan 31, 2012

My Macbook Air (running lion) is consuming a large amount of bandwidth. Yesterday 20GB of data were uplodaded. I don't know which program(s) is doing it.
I'm not doing any of the obvious things that might lead to such usage: I don't use torrents, watch internet movies, etc. Even when I'm doing nothing, or have the browsers closed, I'm uploading between 32 kbs and sometimes 3 mbps. Activity monitor shows total network usage, but it doesn't break it down by program. Is there a way to make activity monitor do that? I've installed little snitch, but no program that it tracks is taking up enough bandwidth to account for the usage I'm seeing.

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Apr 6, 2012

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Dec 28, 2010

I was trying to sum that title up as best as I could. I'm looking for an audio program that will allow me to take one long audio track, separate it by markers (or something), and export/burn to CD (each marker would represent an individual track). The Wavelab program has this feature, but Wavelab is PC based so I can't use it =( Anyone know of anything?

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OS X :: Widget Disappearing From Dashboard / Day In History Widget Has Become Invisible

Aug 15, 2010

My day in history widget has become invisible when I open up the dashboard.. Invisible but not gone because when I click in the icon in the list at the bottom of the page it sort of semi appears on the page but disappears with an effect like ripples in a pond (,which is in it's self a fantastic effect) The cross is still there in the top right corner though.

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Initial Time Machine Backup Larger Than Actual Computer Harddrive

May 24, 2012

I've got an iMac with a 1TB harddrive and am trying to use a time machine set up to back up my harddrive. The external harddrive I'm using for my back up is also 1TB. I currently have about 135GB of free space on my iMac's harddrive and my external drive is completely empty. When I try to back up using time machine it tells me that the back up is 1.2TB and cannot fit on my 1TB external harddrive. What would cause the initial back up to be larger than the actual computers harddrive? Is there anything I can do to rectify this issue without me needing to purchase a larger external harddrive for back up?

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MacBook :: Battery Life Time Indicator Not Working Fine / Time Starts Fluctuating

Jan 25, 2009

I've had my unibody 2.0 since November. It's always said 5 hours or so when i open it up fully charged. This week it's started fluctuating wildy. While typing this post it's gone from 3 hours 23 mins to 4 hours and five started at 2 it's up to 4...very odd. Any ideas on why this has started happening all of the sudden?

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OS X :: Is There A Way To Track The Last Login Time & Date?

Nov 20, 2008

I believe sombody tampered with my MacBook,and would like to find out the time and date of the last Login....?

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Oct 29, 2007

Where did the calendar widget go??? I can't seem to open it????

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Applications :: App To Track Time Of Open Files?

Jan 5, 2009

I'm looking for an application that can track, on a daily basis, what files I had open and for how long they were open. Mostly it's because I'm really bad at tracking my time spent on projects and by the time I get around to logging my time I can't remember what I did last week!

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OS X :: Any Program To Run To Optimize The Battery?

Aug 30, 2010

Well i just got this macbook yesterday and its brand new out of the shop etc.

im not getting anywhere near the advertised up to 10 hours battery life. i was sitting on mac rumors and had 2 other tabs open in safari and was downloading a small file only a few hundred kb and its only saying that i've got 1 and a half hours battery life.

is there any program that i can run to optimise the battery or something?

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Hardware :: Unable To Charge Complete Battery / Battery Time Lasts For 30 Min Only

Jul 7, 2009

I have had my macbook for just 6 the beginning it was perfect with a very good battery life.Now at 99% charge (as it refuses to finish charge to 100%) It now says 10:00 where the battery time is and last less than 30mins.

Also its charge capacity is JUST 708 !!!!It was over 4000 just 6 months ago.Im sure my battery is on its last legs, anybody know if I am entitled to a free one?

Charge Information:
Charge remaining (mAh):708
Fully charged:No
Full charge capacity (mAh):708
Health Information:
Cycle count:110
Condition:Check Battery

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Mar 7, 2009

I copied my itunes folder and in the process I have lost a few songs. I want to find them on time machine? as I have re installed the software on my make I can open prev back ups; ut song was not i itunes music. It still shows on itunes list and asks if I want to find it? I cant.

How do I search for it in spotlight?

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Nov 30, 2014

I'd like to burn a CD with music tracks but I want to know the available disc space every time which I add a track.

Is that possible ?

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Feb 24, 2008

i just bought it and am having a little trouble exporting a track i made. i didnt do much to it, just cut it and can not figure out how to export. i go to the export option and then try and save it to the desktop but it is not there when i go to find it

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Aug 28, 2009

I couldn't wait any longer. I was going to wait until tomorrow, but I decided to test it out today. The following is a short video clip of the X25-M in action under Snow Leopard (on my late 2008 uMBP 2.53 GHz, 4 GB RAM).

It's not much of a benchmark. I simply selected everything in the Applications folder and hit open to start all the programs at the same time.

Needless to say, I am happy with the results!

This video is loading Photoshop, Illustrator and Soundbooth all at the same time. And then individually.

The video quality is not the best. It's on my old Olympus C5050z digicam.

Also, quick xbench results (left is old HDD, right is SSD):

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MacBook Pro :: Flash Memory (storage) Rises Every Time On Opening A File Or Program?

Aug 24, 2014

My computer has 500 GB of capacity, but I have seen that every time I open a file or boot something the memory used rises a little. Is this normal? It is the first time that I have seen. 

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook Air :: Charging The MBA Battery For The First Time?

Nov 24, 2010

What's the best thing to do with the MBA out of the box? Should I use it and drain the battery to zero or not even turn it on and just charge it?

I want to treat it nicely from day one ...

Also, on the same topic of treating it nicely, do you recommend a screen or keyboard protector? I had a keyboard protector on my PowerBook G4 (iskin). While it kept the keyboard nice and clean, I suppose it didn't give me the best experience I could have had with the keyboard itself. I now realize that I can't really read the keys because the protector is so dirty.

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May 17, 2009

I routinely put my Macbook to sleep with a full-charge at night, then unplug it (the power cord doesn't reach where I keep my computer at night). When I wake it up, it generally has 93% of a charge left. This has never happened and I am wondering if it is time to replace the battery.

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OS X :: MacBook Pro Battery Time Variation

May 5, 2010

I am totally new to macbook. After being a very supportive Windows user I finally decided to change that and get the Macbook pro 13". I was trying out the battery and wondering there a bit. I charged it fully and when I started running the mac on battery the remaining time showed around 10 hours, then it would start jumping, suddenly it went to 9:30 and further down. The lowest within half an hour use was 4:30 and right now it's up at 8:50 again. I was wondering whether this kind of "jumping" is normal or whether just my macbook is doing that? I am really happy with my decision so far, I love the macbook and I am sure while trying it out in the next week or so I will come up here with some more questions!

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MacBook Pro :: Battery Time Keeps Fluctuating

Jun 28, 2010

The battery time on my Macbook Pro 15" goes from one time to another in a matter of minutes. I fully charged the battery after it had been drained. This is what I mean by fluctuating:

11:23am-11:28am (5m)
7h51m, 5h54m, 6h57m, 6h16m, 5h29m, 6h38m, 5h53m, 6h29m, 6h9m, 6h13m

11:29-11:34 (5m)
6h39m, 6h36m, 6h4m, 6h8m, 6h49m, 5h52m, 6h30m, 6h0m, 5h43m, 6h30m

Apple states that it should get 8-9 hours on a full charge and mine gets 6h15m. It's only 10mos old.

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MacBook Pro :: Do I HAVE To Calibrate The Battery For First Time?

Jul 16, 2010

I've been meaning to calibrate my computer for some time now, but it seems like a wee hassle. I ask you this: must I calibrate my battery? Will it in any way affect my battery life during one cycle? What about the overall life of the battery in terms of number of cycles?

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OS X Technologies :: Can't Open The Program Time Machine Located In The Folder /applications/time Machine

Mar 13, 2012

can't open the program time machine located in the folder /applications/time machine anymore, message says program ain't working for unknown reaason, but I still can open time machine in the menu bar. any clues what the trouble might be? and/or is there any way to reinstall time machine only on os x 10.7.3? 

btw., on the system backup hd which is a mirror of the imac system, the programm still works

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MacBook Pro :: Difference In Battery Time 45 And 60 Watts

Sep 12, 2009

I'm in to buy a second hand Macbook unibody - the one that didn't exist for very long, until it was slightly upgraded and rebranded as Macbook Pro. 13,3".

Differences I've found so far add up to these:
45 watt changeable vs 60 watt built-in battery
2.0 Mhz vs 2.26 Mhz
- vs Firewire 800 and SD card slot

One question would be - how much does the battery time differ between 45 and 60 watt?

Then I heard that the screen might have been updated too, something that for me makes more value than all the above. A quote comparing the white Macbook ("WhiteBook") with the unibody Macbook pro: "While both machines have 13.3-inch glossy displays, the unibody has also been upgraded to a higher-quality screen from AU Optronics with 60 percent greater color gamut, another advantage over the WhiteBook."

Does the unibody Macbook have the same screen as the white macbook, or does it have the same as the unibody Macbook pro - or something in-between? Does someone know of a comparison between the two?

I'll do a lot of graphics - picture editing - so it's important for me.

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MacBook Pro :: Using First Time - Power From Battery Or Mains?

Jan 6, 2010

In the coming days I am supposed to be in delivery of my new MacBook Pro and was wondering if it is better to just use the built in battery to power on my MacBook Pro for the first time and just power it off the battery until the battery is fully discharged? Or should I power my MacBook Pro from the power adaptor?

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MacBook Pro :: 5 Hour Battery Time Is Normal ?

Apr 20, 2010

My new MBP has 5 hours of battery when doing light web browsing at medium brightness. Only 2-3 hours when playing low res youtube clips, and 6:45 hours with all apps and wifi turned off and screen brightness at minimum.

When I first turned on the MBP I charged it to 100% and then discharged it down to 0. Is this battery life normal? What happened to 8-9 hours with wifi and web browsing? I can't even get 7 hours with everything off!

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MacBook Air :: Over Heating Eat And Limited Battery Time

Jun 7, 2010

I have a rev B MBA, which is gorgeous but I have found myself using it less than any other Laptop I've ever had and it is simply due to two reasons:

- Heat, pretty much anything except simple browsing raise the heat
- Battery time, simply lousy (including charge time)

Have had it for a while, 14 months, but at this point I have started looking at the 13 and 15 inch versions as replacements down the road. I thought it would make a great compliment to the imac but due to the limitations above I use it less and less. If only they had added a fraction of an inch of thickness to allow better heat handling and more battery.

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