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Worst Apps for Your Phone’s Battery, Data and Memory

In this March 15 photo, Ben Gleitzman demonstrates a traffic and navigation app called Waze on his Apple iPhone outside of his car in Menlo Park, Calif., showing a map of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. (Paul Sakuma/AP Photo)
In this March 15 photo, Ben Gleitzman demonstrates a traffic and navigation app called Waze on his Apple iPhone outside of his car in Menlo Park, Calif., showing a map of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. (Paul Sakuma/AP Photo)

 

(CBS News) – Feel like your smartphone battery life is a jokeIt could be the cold weather. It could be an outdated operating system. Or it could be the apps you use — even when you’re not using them.

Online security company AVG Technologies released a report Wednesday calling out the biggest battery, data and memory hogs slowing down Android phones.

The worst of the worst? Facebook, again.

In its research, AVG found that the social networking app has the greatest impact on your phone’s overall performance. It came in at number three for highest data traffic, most storage consumption and highest battery drain upon automatic start up. Interestingly, it doesn’t use up that much battery when you actually launch it, but it sucks power like a vampire while it’s running in the background.

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