Because the battery on my Macbook always seems to run out quickly, I decided to see if I could find some ways to extend my battery life. The first way to extend your battery life is to simply lower the brightness of your computer (this trick also works with iPhones and iPod Touches). You can also save battery life by going into system prefrences and clicking on “Energy Saver”. The “Energy Saver” option allows you to explore other ways to extend battery life like having your computer automatically put itself to sleep after a certain period of time. Limiting the use of CDs and/or flash drives will also extend your battery life as will closing the lid of your laptop. My last tip is to make sure that you are aware of all the applications you have running. The less apps you have running, the longer your battery life!