As smartphones become a very important device for most people due to its various capabilities and functions, many can be found clinging to the likes of power banks and external batteries to keep the thing running. However if you ever find yourself with an empty smartphone battery and power bank, here are some tips to best preserve its lifespan as compiled by kompas.com: Check which applications use up the most battery Not all apps are created equal as some may require more battery use than others. It’s important to figure out which of these apps drains the most from your phone as you will need to shut them down to best preserve the battery. If you are using an Android phone, you can access these usage stats by going into "Settings" and then selecting "Battery & Performance" where there will be a "Power Usage" option. This is where you will find the relevant statistics. After seeing these stats, you can now prioritize your app use. Lower the … [Read more...] about 10 ways to preserve your smartphone battery
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It is important to have extra money tucked away in case of emergency. It gives people the peace of mind and a sense of control over whatever may come, instead of worrying about where to get money from. Here are more reasons why people need to build an emergency fund: 1. Helps stay debt-free in times of emergency Staying out of debt starts by not living beyond one's means. Some take extra step by saving enough in case of emergency. Not having a stash of emergency fund could force people to avail high-interest loans when the difficulty comes. Availing loans and thinking how to pay it back double the burden for people. As early as now, having a buffer fund cushions the impact of an emergency's financial dilemma. 2. Covers unforeseen medical expenses Even with healthy lifestyle and impeccable diet, accidents and illnesses may happen. Insurance may help with the hospital expenses. However it doesn't cover all types of medical needs. Worse, some aren't prepared even with a single peso … [Read more...] about Why people need an emergency fund
The latest news underscores a growing US backlash aimed at Silicon Valley companies, and marks one of the biggest steps yet by the Trump administration toward regulating a giant technology firm. The following explains the antitrust concerns about Google from other companies, critics in Washington and the EU, and how a Justice Department probe could impact the sprawling US company. WHY ARE ANTITRUST REGULATORS INTERESTED IN GOOGLE? Google's dominance of the search engine market has transformed it from a start-up into one the world's most valuable companies. Google controls much of the technology used to buy online ads, and its Android operating system runs most of the world's smartphones. Digital advertising revenue accounted for about 85 per cent of revenue for Google's parent Alphabet last year. Some web companies, including Yelp Inc and TripAdvisor Inc, have long complained that Google skews search results and uses its market dominance to unfairly promote its own services over … [Read more...] about Why Google has a target on its back in Washington
REUTERS: The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc’s Google to determine whether the technology company violated laws to ensure fair competition, two sources familiar with the matter said.The potential investigation, first reported on Friday, is the latest challenge for Google which already faces a raft of complaints about its business practices from rivals, as well as Democrats and Republicans. EU regulatory actions have already led to multibillion dollar fines and reforms to Google's business practices.The U.S. probe would focus on accusations Google gave preference to its own businesses in search results, one source said.Google declined to comment on the possible probe.The latest news underscores a growing U.S. backlash aimed at Silicon Valley companies, and marks one of the biggest steps yet by the Trump administration toward regulating a giant technology firm.The following explains the antitrust concerns about Google from other companies, … [Read more...] about Explainer: Why Google has a target on its back in Washington
By Anthony Morgan Opinion Tues., April 30, 2019 “One of us goes in, and we all go through it …” — Drake, “Headlines” Incarceration is seldom a solo affair. It’s true that the individual person subjected to carceral control bears the brunt of the physical, emotional, psychological, social and financial costs of being forced to surrender their freedom to the state. However, this painful price isn’t paid by the incarcerated person alone: their friends, family members and others who care about them suffer their own sizeable share of loss, sadness, fear and frustration precipitated by their loved one’s incarceration. My family, that is my mom, my sister, Toni, and I, know this reality viscerally well. I have a younger brother, Theo (not his real name), who is currently serving a multi-year sentence in one of Ontario’s federal correctional institutions. This latest stint follows more than a decade of … [Read more...] about My brother’s in jail. Why does talking to him require hundreds of dollars a month and 1990s technology?