Anyone use f.lux?

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    I was wondering how bad the battery drainage is on iPod touch 4g with f.lux.

    http://stereopsis.com/flux/ios.html

    Restored my iPod and only have 4-5 things from Cydia installed... dont want to drain my battery too bad
     
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    BORTZ "I'm the captain now"

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    I've never heard of it. What does it do?
     
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    It changes the color temperature depending on time of the day (warmer at night, colder at day). Shouldn't impact battery life at all, since it doesn't use any (or very minor) computing power.
     
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    I use it all the time on all of my PC's, very very handy and it REALLY helps a lot for your eyes.
    I don't use it on any of my mobile devices though.
     
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    http://stereopsis.com/flux/

    I use it on my computer.
    i read more into it and it says it only uses location services to determine the time and stuff, so its minor battery impact. I'll get it
     
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    I haven't noticed any large battery impact and I've had it for as long as I can remember. Really neat.
     
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    Does it work when your not using wifi? it uses location services and if your away from home and have no wifi it can't detect location?
     
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    As far as I know, f.lux doesn't connect to the internet or use your location for anything. It just checks the time every so often and applies the appropriate tint. So as logn as your clock has the right time, you're fine.
     
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    Yeah, I use it. But now I can't use a computer that doesn't have it installed without my eyes feeling like they're on fire.
     
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    Its ok. I found it kinda annoying honestly.