Been Using Low Power Mode On iOS 11 More and More

Ever since updating to iOS 11 on my iPhone SE I been using low power mode almost every day now. I never used low power mode in past iOS updates, this is a first. Now I don’t know why iOS 11 is draining so much power from my iPhone, that sometimes it’s only half day and it’s at 50% and that’s with low power mode.

I hope Apple releases a new update where they fix the problem because I don’t think I’m the only one with this power problem on iOS 11.

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Twitter Biggest Change Is Good

Twitter is doing an experiment that will change the way you tweet. They are changing the limit of a tweet from 140 to 280 character limit.

Twitter Blog explaining one reason why they are doing this.

We see that a small percent of Tweets sent in Japanese have 140 characters (only 0.4%). But in English, a much higher percentage of Tweets have 140 characters (9%). Most Japanese Tweets are 15 characters while most English Tweets are 34. Our research shows us that the character limit is a major cause of frustration for people Tweeting in English, but it is not for those Tweeting in Japanese. Also, in all markets, when people don’t have to cram their thoughts into 140 characters and actually have some to spare, we see more people Tweeting – which is awesome!

which is interesting to read about the stats, the difference from English tweets and Japanese tweets.

But a bigger take away from this that Twitter is finally trying to experiment. Something the company has not done from what I have been seeing from afar. Now of course changing the limit of a tweet is not going to bring new Twitter users but will give existing users a bit more space to share.



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5 Years Of Using Twitter

Today I woke up to a Twitter notification showing that today is by Twitter Anniversary of using the platform. I remember when I signed up for Twitter, was in my last year of high school and starting college. I was at the time signing up because I was that kid that read a lot about new and emerging technology products. I was probably the only person in my group of friends that time using Twitter.

Now everyone has a Twitter account that I know, but they don’t tweet or open it that much like I do. Twitter has changed how I get my news. In high school, I would go to the library and pick up the papers of Metro Ottawa or Ottawa Citizen to read about what is happening around my city and the world. Now today I open Twitter and I’m following my favorite news outlets and favorite journalists and getting my news from there.

Twitter has also allowed me to have a voice in 140 characters and share things I care about or my latest Youtube video. Here’s to I hope another 5 years of Twitter.

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Apple Switches To Google For Siri Web Search On iOS

Techcrunch, Matthew Panzarino

Apple is switching the default provider of its web searches from Siri, Search inside iOS (formerly called Spotlight) and Spotlight on the Mac. So, for instance, if Siri falls back to a web search on iOS when you ask it a question, you’re now going to get Google results instead of Bing.

Finally, it makes much more sense for Apple to switch from Bing to Google on Siri Web Searches. I never tapped when Siri would show me a Bing link because I have never been a fan of Bing.