Turning off background refresh (your phone’s insistence to update content on your apps whenever it can) will drain your battery life. iOS 11 has this option enabled (thanks Apple). Here’s how to turn it off:
- Open Settings
- Tap General
- Tap Background App Refresh
- Go through all your apps and turn off the ones that you don’t need to keep on.
For more check on this read: Quartz-iPhone Battery Draining Tips
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Just in time for Halloween, Here’s the real reason people upgrade software..NEW EMOJIs!!
Matternet, Mercedes-Benz, and Swiss online-shop, siroop, have teamed up to deliver coffee and other products to your front door.
Earlier this week the city of Zurich hosted a test. For this demonstration, the drone successfully flew and landed on it destination, the roof of a Mercedes-Benz van.
How will it work in practice?
The drone reads the destination information using a QR code on the package, then flies the goods to the receiver directly using onboard GPS. Moving at speeds of 43 mph(70 km) and with a range of 12 miles (20 km) it will delivery it’s goods (up to 4.5 lbs) directly to the consumer.
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First my filthy rug, then my wet hands. And now this guy wants my car?
James Dyson, yes, that Dyson, is working on a “radically different” electric car . Expected to go on sale in 2020. The company known for its vacuum cleaners, bladeless fans and dryers, seeks to improve air quality, and reduce air-pollution, with it’s renewable energy auto.
For more, click Dyson working on “radically different” electric car
Earlier I reported on startup, Matternet, and their drone-based pharmaceutical delivery service.
Now these drones will not only deliver autonomously, they will refuel themselves, thus shaving what can be life-saving minutes off the drug drop off process, and freeing up the care-giver to focus on their primary charge.
For more read: Matternet’s autonomous delivery drones can now refuel and reload by themselves — TechCrunch
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a meeting this week to discuss the results of its investigation into a 2016 crash in which a Tesla Model S with Autopilot engaged collided with a transport truck, resulting in the death of the Tesla’s driver Joshua Brown.
The NTSB report follows a finding earlier this year from NHTSA that found no evidence that Tesla’s Autopilot software didn’t work as intended. The NTSB similarly found that the system operated as intended – but also cited the driver’s inattentiveness, a result of his excess reliance on the Autopilot tech, was a cause in the death.
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“no reply necessary.” I often conclude my communications this way, not only as a selfless way to let recipients off the call-to-action hook, but also as a selfish means to reduce incoming email.
Any text you often use should be AutoText. Here’s a quick way to create an AutoText entry in Outlook and Word.
- Type and format the text you wish to save.
- Select the text.
- On the Insert tab, click Quick Parts, then Save Selection to Gallery. The New Building Block dialog appears.
- Enter name (recommend 4 or more characters), and select AutoText from the Gallery drop-down.
To use the AutoText entry, just type the name you created and press space, Enter or (for entries shorter than 4 characters) F3.