I was used to a dead battery if I left Skype up and running on it by accident but this was the equivalent of having two copies of Skype running. 3 to 4 hours of the phone just sitting there and the battery was dead. Something was running and screwing it up and I needed to know.
I suspected the cloud services or similar from dealing with my iPad slowdown when I upgraded that to iOS 5. I shut of all cloud related services and lo and behold my phone was still running the following morning. After switching cloud services back on piece by piece I discovered the true culprit. iCloudy Syncing bookmarks was the issue for me. I don't think it's a corruption of data. I think it's an incompatibility between bookmarks going from iOS5 to iOS 6 and it just keeps trying to sync those bookmarks endlessly.
A friend had a similar battery problem but he already had shut off all iCloud stuff as he was afraid of going over his data limit. After dumping some golfing game app from his phone all was well. It looks like Apple and their App store vendors better check their respective code and start sending out some updates.
Onto the iPad. I have had one for a couple of years (1st Gen 64GB) and it used to be a pleasure to use for general surfing, reading stuff while Wifey deviously tried to drive me insane with Cupcake Wars, the Khardashians or some other drivel. Last year I updated to iOS 5.0 and the thing turned to junk. It was like using a Pocket PC circa 1999. Unresponsive junk. Check the forums. The usual brilliant advice from people who should stick to commenting on WOW or politics. Downgrade it, bring it to the store, wipe it clean, do a restore.
Alright turn off all the new iCloudy goodness. Nope, it's got to be the apps. All those freebie talking cat apps my 5 year loves are riddled with ad pushes. "click here to upgrade and make the Cat dance" features are constantly running in the background even when you turn them off under the general settings of iOS. Turn them off or dump the apps. Alternatively you can spend days screwing around restoring and restting this and that and getting useless advice on forums.
Anyway, here is some other Apple related stuff. A pretty chart that looks like Apple is quite happy heading to their announcement of an iPad mini later this month. Should be worth a few more Dollars in the Apple war chest.
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And just for Jeanne some French culture (I just wanted an excuse to post this)