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Apparently, Closing Apps To Save Your Battery Only Makes Things Worse

For many smartphone users, closing apps has become a subconscious action even while your battery is on a 100%. You double-tap your home button on your iPhone or click the multitasking key on your android and remove the apps you aren’t making use of but what we don’t know is that this single line of action could be doing us more harm than good.

In the last week or so, both Apple and Google have confirmed that closing your apps does absolutely nothing to improve your battery life. In fact, says Hiroshi Lockheimer, the VP of Engineering for Android, it might make things worse.

Stop closing your apps to save battery lie. There’s really nothing more to it, if you’re a tech noob, maybe i need to share to you David Pierce’s explanation of how multitasking works.

On iOS, for instance, there are five different states an app can be in at any given time. (Android’s setup is similar enough that we don’t need to go over both.) Not running is obvious: You haven’t launched it, it’s not running. Active is up on the screen and doing stuff. Inactive is a transitional phase, where it’s on the screen but not doing anything as you switch to something else. Background is when the app isn’t in front of your face but is working, refreshing your emails or bringing in the latest fire tweets. Last, there’s Suspended, which is when an app is in the background and doing absolutely nothing. It just sits in memory like a bump on a log.

On both Android and iOS, algorithms run memory management. They’ll close apps that need to be closed, typically ones that have been dormant for a while or are using more power or memory than they should. And they’re very good at knowing when you’re going to need data, or want a refresh, or open an app again. Apps that are already in memory open quickly, rather than having to fully start again; it’s like waking your computer from sleep rather than rebooting it completely. You’re far, far better off letting the system work for you rather than forcing it to re-open and re-start everything every time. Battery questions aside, it makes your phone slower and less coherent.

If you’re hell bent on saving your battery, there’s a lot of things you can do which ranges from turning down your brightness to enable low power mode on your iPhone or doze on your droid. Turn off location sharing for apps that don’t need it (which is a good idea regardless). Put the whole thing in Airplane Mode, if you’re feeling really crazy. But stop swiping your apps out of view, because it’s not helping. If anything, it’s making it worse.

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The New Android Emojis Are Going To Be A Little Less Ridiculous

The difference between Android and iOS emojis has been a cause for concern over recent years. So much so it makes communication difficult at times particularly on the android side which most people believe have it worse in the emoji wars... But all that is set to change.

Google has announced a series of updates as part of its latest Android N preview, but we can skip past the new 3D rendering API and launcher shortcuts and head straight to the real news, which is that Android will finally deploy emoji that look like actual people. Did i hear you say yay?

If you own an iPhone, you might look at me mad thinking “what else do emojis look like?” well, while you see a bald, yellow, blob-like figure on your phone,  your Android friend sees a rather unappealing figure: It’s like a parade of minimalist Minions to be clear.

Henceforth, Android emoji will ditch the melting yellow Buddhas in favour of emoji that look like actual humans. Imagine! It will also allow for skin tone variations just like the iOS.

For what it’s worth, right now this only applies to Android N, which means Android smartphone owners won’t actually see it for some time still, even if they have a Nexus device. If they have something slower to receive updates—which is basically anything else—it could be years.

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How The Chibok Girls Have Raised $2.5Billion For Girl Child Education

Yesterday made it 2 years since the kidnapping of over 200 girls from a Government secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria. Although it was an event we wish didn’t happen, it has prompted the world to take female education a lot more seriously.

The first lady of the United States, or FLOTUS as some say, Michelle Obama has called for the education of every girl child during the Let Girls Learn event in the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings.

The call was well received, alongside a commitment from the World Bank Group to invest $2.5 billion on the education of the girl-child – an amount that will be spent during a 5 year period on education projects that directly benefit adolescent girls, whose empowerment is central to the Bank Group’s development efforts.

The announcement, made at the Let Girls Learn event during the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings, was followed by a call to action from the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, urging key policymakers and influencers from around the world to commit to urgent action in support of adolescent girls.

“It’s an expression of our belief in the power of education to transform the lives and prospects of millions of girls worldwide — as well as the prospects of their families, their communities and, of course, their countries,” FLOTUS said.

“I’m very excited to join the First Lady in announcing this major boost in funding for adolescent girls’ education,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “Empowering and educating adolescent girls is one of the best ways to stop poverty from being passed from generation to generation, and can be transformational for entire societies. This increased funding will help provide countries, especially in regions like Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, with the tools to expand access to quality education so that all adolescent girls can go to school and reach their full potential.”

Obama said the drive to educate all girls is not just about resources, but about whether “we truly believe that girls are worth educating in the first place. And that’s where this issue becomes personal for me...When I travel the world and I meet girls who are so bright and so hungry to go to school, I see myself in these girls. I see my daughters in these girls.”

“Make no mistake about it. These girls are our girls. Every last one of them. These girls are our responsibility.”


The event was held on the two-year anniversary of the abduction of 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by the terrorist group Boko Haram.

 

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20 Reasons Why Food Is Better Than Sex

So yeah, sex is great...no one’s going to argue about that; but it helps sometimes to take a break from love and what better way to get over an ex than a trip to Coldstone?

We’re here today to talk about food, have you ever had Ofada rice? Or anything with suya?

 

  1. You don’t need protection to eat wings.
  2. If your food is disappointing, you don’t have to lie and say it was good. You can’t hurt food’s feelings.
  3. Suya doesn’t get jealous if you’re seeing grilled fish.
  4. Food won’t get annoyed if you’re just not hungry right now.
  5. Microwave indomie was your first love in the university
  6. Pap wouldn’t get mad if you only see on Saturdays.
  7. Amala and gbegiri.
  8. You don’t need incognito window to look at food porn.
  9. Cupcakes are so cute. And you never have to shave before eating them.
  10. You can eat in church.
  11. You can’t date an Arab chick... but you can at least have a Shawarma.
  12. Moi Moi looks better with her clothes off.
  13. Akara wouldn’t give you an attitude if you see 12.
  14. Falling asleep while eating isn’t considered quite as rude.
  15. Pizza wouldn’t complain if you’re done in 3 minutes.
  16. You can’t get blisters from cooking your own food too often.
  17. Pounded yam doesn’t need to see a movie before you take things up a notch.
  18. Chocolate makes you feel like you’re in love. Sex… doesn’t always do that.
  19. It’s not rude to stare at another person’s food when you have yours.
  20. You can try almost any weird new food without judgement.
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15 Million Naira Ransom Demanded For Release Of Channels Tv Correspondent

A sum of N15million was demanded for the release of Temitope Kuteyi, a correspondent of Channels Television abducted by gunmen in Owerri, Imo state capital on Monday.

Temitope was abducted in his house which is located along Umuguma Specialist Hospital, Owerri, in the early hours of Monday, and his whereabouts has been unknown.

According to an eye witness, the kidnappers were about eight in number and jumped through his fence to gain access to where he was.

“I was in the security room with my brother when someone opened the window and pointed a gun at us and ordered us to open the gate, but I refused,” said the eye witness, Thomas.

“While I was arguing with them, I didn’t know that other members of the gang had climbed into the compound through the fence; they broke into my ‘oga’s’ house and brought him out.

“After that, they entered into the next bungalow and smashed all the window glasses, but the man there escaped through the fence at the back.

“They took his car and drove away with my Oga.”

Hours later, the kidnappers contacted a friend of the victim demanding a ransom of N15million.

According to thecable ng, a press statement issued by Sam Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, the government said it was aware of the incident.

The statement reminded the kidnappers that the victim was only a reporter, accusing them of deciding to inconvenience the victim and his family – “A journalist cannot afford to pay any ransom. To us he must have been a victim of mistaken

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Nike To Release Mamba Day ID In Honour Of Kobe's Last NBA Game

Kobe Bryant’s last NBA game will soon be upon us. April 13th has been dubbed “MAMBA DAY”, marking the five-time champion’s final NBA battle after two history making decades. Right at tip-off, Nike will celebrate Kobe’s incredible career with the “MAMBA DAY” design option on NIKEiD which features gold/black graphics which illustrate his career achievements since he started his career in 1996. The Kobe 11 Mamba Day iD will be available for a limited time just after tip-off on Wednesday’s game between Lakers and Jazz.

 

The design includes a graphic element highlighting 8 of Kobe’s notable stats which include the dates of his first and last games (11.01.96 and 4.13.16), five world championships, four All-star MVP awards, 18 All-Star appearances, 81 points scored in a game, 20 years played in the league and 24 for his jersey number.

Here’s a look at the Mamba Day iD.

 

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If You're Talking Celebrity Sneakers, These Are The Holy Grails

It’s 2016 and practically every famous person owns his own range of fashion products from colognes to shirts to pants all down to shoes, asides being an extra source of income, it’s a way to really establish yourself and your brand. Most importantly if you’re a rapper and you have no sneaker deal, you will not be taken seriously in this day and age. With the sudden increase in celebrity sneaker deals, here are the celebrity sneakers worth spending money on.

 

CREEPERS - RIHANNA X PUMA

Who makes suede sneakers and gets away with it? Rihanna’s collaboration with Puma might just be what you need to up your sneaker game. Rihanna’s creepers come with golden logo foils. The game-changing shoe stands on a 1-1.5” platform and is a sure way to stand out even in a suit.

 

YEEZY 350 BOOST – KANYE X ADIDAS

Inspired and designed by Kanye West, the yeezy 350 boost is a low-top sneaker which first debuted in the yeezy season fashion show, February 2015. Available in selected colours, this could as well be the most comfortable celebrity footwear of all time and the only Mr West clothing item worth buying.

 

REEBOK CLASSIC LEATHER – KENDRICK LAMAR X REEBOK

The Reebok classic x Kendrick Lamar classic leather is the brands latest attempt to re-launch the Reebok classic. The sneaker arrives in a classic look featuring a premium white leather upper with a complementary gum sole underneath. Tonal laces accompany the clean kicks, and appropriated branding can be seen alongside, on the tongue and at the heel. The shoe is a tribute to bridge the divide between two of Lamar’s hometown gangs, the Blood’s and Crip’s. Lamar decided to incorporate this into the design by making one shoe Blood’s oriented, and the other Crip’s. On the heel of one shoe is written Red, while the other has Blue. A white midsole and a gum based outsole complete the overall look.

Genius right?

 

ADIDAS EQT RUNNING GUIDANCE '93 – PUSHA T

G.O.O.D. Music artist Pusha T released his first sneaker late last year called the "Adidas EQT Running Guidance '93 'King Push'." The Adidas collaboration went for $200 and sold out pretty quick. Like Big Sean, the Adidas Originals Twitter account has been teasing a new Pusha T collaboration, so we'll have to see what King Push has on deck. It features fish scale uppers in an off-white colour which is supposed to depict his drug dealing past.

 

FIERCE – KYLIE X PUMA

Designed with ultimate minimalism, Kylie describes Fierce as “a lightweight trainer with zero excuses.” It features several black panels and an elongated tongue much like Rihanna’s new Pumas.

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Space X Makes History By Landing Rocket At Sea

The model 3 unveiling comes with no shock as this has been Tesla's goal from day one: to produce a mass market electric car. Elon says it's Tesla's secret master plan. It was originally a trilogy, now it’s a "four part trilogy".First was the Tesla roadster: a high price, and low volume car launched in 2008 which showed the world that you could have a great electric car that's fast, sleek and beautiful.Then came the Model S; the fastest four-door car in history,  and then the Model X, for SUV lovers.

Tesla model 3

Make no mistake, this car is still a steal for its price, the base model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 6 seconds (faster than its comparable counterparts; the BMW 3 series and Mercedes C class) with iterations going even faster. It goes at least 215 miles per charge, and yes, it supports supercharging and auto pilot features by default, no add-ons required.The model 3 already has over 250,000 orders. I bet keeping up with deliveries may be a little be challenging. But this is definitely worth the wait     .Tesla model 3

Tesla places a $35,000 ptice tag for the base model, and Elon Musk says it’s a 5 star car in all respects.

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