Tips and tricks to catch Pokemon and not kill your battery

The success of the new video game arguments the demand for external batteries.

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Pokémon Go, the phenomenon of the moment. Thousands of people are hooked to the reality game whose objective is to “hunt” virtual Pokemons, but many have noticed that playing it consumes too much battery and mobile data. Like many other widespread applications as the original Facebook, it also has a serious problem: excessive battery consumption.

Like almost every app on the market at the moment the Niantic and Nintendo game requires data to be permanently turned on to locate the pokémons, which causes a high energy consumption. For this reason, depending on the terminal in a couple of hours of use your battery can be eaten more than half.

What can be done? First, it is important to adjust the brightness of the screen. Panels and lighting used in smartphones are the elements that consume more battery power. It is advisable, therefore, reduce these levels with what will be gained in autonomy.

The best advice is to reduce everything we can. Another interesting recommendation is to activate the power saving mode, commonly found within the settings – battery options, although it is true that the application itself already has a particular way of savings. Another tip is to turn off the sound and music this can help reduce consumption and extend therefore slightly battery life.

Increasing demand for external batteries
Pokémon Go has already been downloaded more than 100 million times. It has caused a fever that has made millions of players to take the streets with their phones and “catch ’em all” as soon as possible. This problem occurs when your phone reminds you the battery life is not great in it and you need to start making use of the essential external batteries in order to become a self-respecting player.

In fact, according to idealo.es, since the release of Pokémon Go there has been a dramatic increase in demand for portable batteries  or “power banks”. The impact of Pokémon Go is being brutal, “Smartphones today are not ready to operate at such high performance for many hours straight, so players are increasingly turning to external batteries that allow them to double or even triple the duration of the power of their devices”.

 

Pokémon Go gets over 100 million downloads

Other popular applications such as Candy Crush got this figure after 112 days of release

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It goes on and on. The phenomenon of the moment on mobile devices continues, at least for now. The Pokémon video game with a sense of reality has exceeded one hundred million downloads worldwide on it’s first month of release in just a few countries (so far).

According to analyst firm App Annie, the app of Nintendo and developed by Niantic  continues to gain adherents and its spread continues to rise despite the slow the number of daily facilities. The data suggest that the strip has exceeded one hundred million installations on mobile devices based on iOS and Android operating systems from this past weekend. At the end of July the figure was around 75 million downloads.

However, Pokémon GO, whose objective is to catch virtual creatures through the device, continues to break records. In just 19 days, the 50 million downloads on Android, most widespread mobile platform in the world with 86% market shares were achieved according to various reports. Applications that had the fastest reached 50 million downloads are Colour Switch and Slither apps which took 77 and 81 days to do so, according to the firm Sensor Tower. Other popular applications such as Candy Crush managed this figure after 112 days of its release.

Is estimated that Pokemon Go currently generates about 10 million dollars in revenue. Experts believe that its rapid adoption is, in turn, have a positive impact on the economy in general applications. Emphasises that the arrival of this application to the market has not hurt the income of other mobile games like Mobile Strike, Clash of Clans, or Candy Crush Saga. However, experts believe that long-term impact of this application will encourage developers to try to bring new experiences based on augmented reality technology.

Solidarityapp, an app to donate to social causes.

Each time the user tries or downloads an application or free game shown in the tool, the company will donate a small financial sum to the solidarity or campaign the user will be given to choose.

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Applications can also be supportive. A startup has launched Solidarity App, an application that allows users to donate to the initiative they like and be generous. Each time the user tries or downloads an application or free game shown in the tool, the company will donate a small financial sum to the solidarity campaign that the user will previously choose.

No secrets. The operation is simple. Developers are investing in advertising campaigns around the world to introduce users to their new apps and games. These projects are exposed in the tool and whenever you decide to download developers pay to the company, which donates 90% to the charitable cause chosen by you.

Available for iOS and Android operating systems today, users can support UNHCR in refugee advocacy, SOS Dolphins or Manos Unidas, among others. “The goal is to democratise the micro-grants, allowing anyone with a mobile to help causes that generate a positive impact in our society,” Martin Morillo said in a statement, founder of Solidarity App.

Apple’s larger iPhone’s scar Android sales

According to new data from market Kantar Worldpanel ComTech Google’s mobile platform in the UK  has dropped a share of 6.7 percentage points year on year, down from 56.4 per cent in 2013 to 49.7 per cent by the end of November. iOS on the other hand have seen a rise of 12.2 percentage points growing it’s sales shares from 30.3 per cent in 2013 to 42.5 per cent. Not what Google was hoping for I’m sure.

It seems as though the larger design of the new Apple handsets has attracted long term customers and some new smartphone buyers although it seems as tho not many Android fans are staying loyal and haven’t made the switch.

Microsoft also haven’t had it easy with their shares dropping 3.6 percentage points from 10.6 per cent to 7.0 per cent, Unfortunately for Microsoft the UK has been one of its stronger markets so that’s definitely not a good sign.

So with Apple as the only company on the way up swallow the others shares in its path how much bigger can it get?
Apple has been dominating the market ever since its first computer. Of course it’s had its ups and downs but overall Apple is the company to look out for. It’s the biggest competition for everyone in the mobile, tablet, computer and wearables industry and with a rumoured 4 new devices up and coming onto the market Apple may just be unstoppable.

iPad Mini 3 Review

When the iPad Mini first came out it completely stole the spotlight and the sales of every single product on the market, featuring a new smaller design and great specifications the iPad Mini was the device Apple fans were waiting for to go bigger as iPhone users and practical as iPad users but unfortunately amazing things never last too long, turns out the new iPad Mini 3 hasn’t been packaged with a ton of new features only a very short list that could make it different from the previous models.

The iPad Mini 3 now features Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Ufortunately for some users the 32 GB model it’s out of the market and now you can only pick from the 16 GB, 64 GB or 128 GB models – on a positive side Apple will be incorporating a Gold model as well as the Silver and Space Gray. Is it worth it to go from a device nearly identical as the previous and upgrade considering everything else apart from the mentioned is identical to the iPad Mini 2 like the 7.9″ Retina display, the Apple A7 chipset or the 5MP rear camera? Probably not if you have an iPad Mini 2 but as an owner of an older iPad model we could definitely say yes, here’s why:

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The iPad Mini 3 is indeed gorgeous, no matter how similar it is to the Mini 2 it’s shell is made out of aluminum and very well finished with tapered edges while its display is covered by a protective glass with oleophobic coating, Apple really does know how to keep it elegant and luxurious. The materials used and the thought put in the design really make up for the similarities and lack of new features. Thankfully the device is not only very attractive, we can also say that the device feels great in the hand, easy to hold and very lightweight the iPad Mini 3 is made for handling it using one hand.

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Above the screen we can find the same 1.2 MP front camera capable of capturing 720p videos and right next to it we find the light sensor that adjusts the screen brightness automatically as we know. Right under we find the home button completely upgraded to the Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor now very well known by iPhone users which will help you enhance the security on your device. On the side of the Mini 3 we can find the volume and mute buttons.

Apple’s iPad Mini 3 display is a 7.9″ IPS Retina display of 2048 x 1536px  showing off a 324ppi undeniably a very nice pixel density, it’s the same resolution as the one on the iPad Air 2, so the pixel density is higher than the one on the bigger iPad but identical as last year’s iPad Mini 2. The tablet comes with 6470mAh battery capacity exactly the same as the previous model but the video playback test turned out surprisingly better than the iPad mini 2, this might as well be iOS 8′s fault and hopefully Apple will release an update and give solution to this issue in the next couple of weeks.

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The new iPad Mini 3 retains the same Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n support with MIMO technology unfortunately unlike the Air 2, there is no Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity. Apple’s new device supports LTE Cat.3 with 100 Mbps in other words, Wi-Fi+Cellular and AirPlay can wirelessly stream your iPad screen to an Apple TV, HDTV or compatible audio systems you can specially enjoy this feature if you are a Netflix user, no small screen, no cables…all good. We are very sorry to say that the new iPad doesn’t support NFC so it can’t be used for Apple Pay’s main service, you still can authorize online payments once Apple Pay begins competing with PayPal though.

The iPad Mini 3 comes with the exact same menu as all of the devices on iOS 8, your apps are on the home screen, it has a notification center that has significantly improved with the new iOS and control center is the same with controls for music, volume and brightness slider bars, camera icon, timer shortcut, AirDrop menu and Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb, Silent and Rotation lock.

Apple included the previous generation A7 chip, the same chip that powers the iPhone 5s and the iPad Air and Mini 2. Packed with a 64-bit dual-core Cyclone processor running at 1.3GHz, a snappy PowerVR G6430 graphics and 1GB of RAM. We meet the same specs we found in the Mini 2 so we expect very similar performance. Keeping the same camera as the first iPad Mini – 5MP and able to record 1080p videos and a front-facing FaceTime camera that has not changed much either the iPad Mini 3 offers the same resolution that we can confirm it’s not amazing but pretty decent to compete with other tablets in the market.

The viewfinder is significantly improved thanks to iOS 8 so if you tap to focus on the screen, the device will give you an optional exposure compensation slider and you can, lock the focus and exposure too but that isn’t new, of course. With most icons on the right side it is easier to reach (switch to front facing camera, HDR and timer are above the virtual shutter and the carousel of shooting modes). Talking about the speakers the issues remain just as they did with all previous models: they are really easy to block with your hand when holding the iPad in landscape orientation. Also they are that close together that as users and humans we can’t recognise a stereo effect in whatever game, video or music you are playing. The top of the iPad Mini 3 has the 3.5mm audio jack, the power/lock key and the microphone, which is used in FaceTime/Skype calls and extras as music.

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In conclusion the iPad Mini 3 is a very powerful device that might not feature huge improvements compared to previous Apple devices but it certainly remains popular with a smooth usability combined with elegance and great specifications. We can confirm it could be the present you’ll be waiting for this Christmas.