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How to Save Battery Life by Disabling Background App Refresh in iOS 7

How to Save Battery Life by Disabling Background App Refresh in iOS 7

Background app refresh is a new feature offered by iOS 7 which allows your apps to run in the background. This lets them carrying out necessary tasks while you do other things ensuring they’re ready to go when you need them. While this feature does provide a useful service, it also creates a near constant drain on your battery.

If you’re having trouble keeping your iDevice charged throughout the day, try disabling background app refresh to give your battery a chance. Check out the video below posted to YouTubve by NirmalTV for more information. Fast forward to 1:45 to learn how to disable the feature entirely or to simply pick and choose which apps can run in the background.

Make sure to share this info with anyone you know with an iPad or iPhone.

Original Source – YouTube – How to Enable or Disable Background App Refresh in iOS and Save Battery

 

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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

Does technology have all the answers?

This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

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Creating technological solutions transparently

This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

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Technology as the connecting tool

Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

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“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

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