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:
Tap Background App Refresh
Go through all your apps and turn off the ones that you don’t need to keep on.
iOS 10, released Tuesday, came with a few unheralded features. So who better to sing their praises than yours truly.
Among the new enhancements:
Text to Emoji. In the messaging app, when you type text (e.g., “Yo Q, you up for some basketball?”) and activate the emoji keyboard, key words appear highlighted in yellow. Tap+hold the highlighted text to swap it for its emoji. (‘cept, why would type basketball and emojify it instead of just selecting the bball emoji from the get go?? hmmm?)
Dude, Have You Seen My Car? Now Maps automatically puts a pin in where you parked (I know! Right!?).
Search photos: Looking for something? Photos analyzes your images so you can find pics of Fido by typing ‘dog’ in the search bar.
DeleteHide Default apps: Just like deleting your own apps; long+press the app and click on the x on the iOS apps you don’t use. The iNoying app is hidden from view and any associated data, cleared.
Wondering how the different mobile virtual assistants fare?
Dan Rubino, of Windows Phone Central, put together a tête-à-tête-à-tête comparison, pitting newcomer Cortana (Windows phone 8.1) against veterans Siri (Apple) and Google Now (Android). Although presented fairly objectively, consider the source when reviewing, and judge for yourself.
If you want to skip the 7 minute video, here’s the the blow-by-blow. In many cases each assistant handled its task slightly differently. For more details view the video, or follow this link to wpcentral.com’s article.