A few months ago some new code was spotted in the Chromium repository, indicating that the multi-function light bar seen on devices like the Chromebook Pixel and the Pixel C would be making a return. It looks like the first device we're seeing with that functionality is Lenovo's newest Chromebook. The IdeaPad 5i, announced before an all-digital Mobile World Congress, features a light bar on the front of the laptop to display battery charge without needing to open it. Read More
If you like to keep a watchful eye on your battery level (who doesn't?), then you probably have some sort of widget to that lets you know how much juice your phone has left. That's great, but you have to navigate away from any foreground application in order to check the battery status. Enter T.E.A.M. Battery Bar, a new app that displays a customizable bar at the top (or bottom) of the screen indicating how much battery is left .
See that blue bar at the very top of the screenshots? That's it. This type of battery notification has been part of the MIUI ROM for quite a while now, but this app is a great alternative for anyone who doesn't want to run MIUI, or isn't even rooted to begin with. Read More