How to prevent your iPhone apps from draining your iPhone battery

Step 1: Disable Location and Background App Refresh for Facebook

This first step may seem extremely specific, but that’s because it is extremely common and extremely effective. It has also been well tested and confirmed on many devices.

The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain — Overthought

Scotty Loveless provides a really useful collection of tips how to prevent your iphone apps from draining your battery too quickly. You might not even have to work through the whole article. For starters go and do his Step 1 now:

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My Alfred 2 Productivity Tips, most used Workflows and Keyboard Shortcuts

Have you ever used spotlight on your mac? If so you know how quickly one gets used to the standard CMD + SPACEBAR Keyboard Shortcut to trigger Spotlight to search for everything on your mac. Most people quickly figure out that Spotlight is a great application starter/switcher and adapt their workflow accordingly.

But there is a better tool out there that can do exactly what Spotlight does but so much more. In this post I’ll show you how you get startet with the award-winnig tool Alfred, show you my list of workflows and how you become a keyboard shortcut master (not only with Alfred)

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[Tutorial] How to create a mobile facebook page tab – Free Template

How to create a mobile facebook tab tutorial

Update: This article has not been updated for a long time! The code might still work but I can’t guarantee it or help anymore. Today I would not recommend to use facebook page tabs anymore, Facebook will probably stop supporting them in the near future.

In this article I want to show you how to create a mobile facebook page tab. I’ll also include a like and share button and will be responsive, read more

How to create a web icon font using illustrator and – meet my new mac keyboard shortcut font

How to make a web icon font

So the other day I wanted to display a few keyboard shortcuts to my fellow coworkers. I wanted to display those shortcuts in a visual way, not just the keystrokes, but actually a representation of the key with the icons and all.

I thought it would be great if somebody had made a font for this, where I could just press the corresponding key and a visual of the key would come right up. I didn’t find a font so I created one.

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Tip of the day: Use your browsers incognito mode to shop for airline tickets!

I work in the field of online-marketing but this info is still quite shocking:

When purchasing items on the internet (especially airline tickets), use incognito mode on your browser. We use your own cookies against you: raising the price on tickets the more times you check, as you shop around for better deals. That way you’ll think the price is going up or that seats are being actively sold – thus increasing your urgency to buy, and punishing you for trying to get a good deal.


How to delete Facebook likes – A short How-To

Once every while you should sort out your likes to resemble your actual likes and interests at the moment. In this short tutorial I’ll show you how to find and remove / unlike your facebook likes. So here it goes …

How to delete Facebook likes:

1. On your profile just below your timeline cover click on „likes“

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How to disallow facebook to commercialize your likes – How Facebook makes money with your likes – Part 1.

Inspired by this post by Nathan Kontny, I want to share with you a privacy setting that most people on facebook probably won’t know exists.

So you’ve probably all seen those „social-ads“ on facebook where names of your friends show up in context with a brand. „Your friend xy likes brand xy“. Unfortunately in that moment you don’t immediately think about which ads could be generated with your „likes“.

Are you comfortably with every „like“ you ever did being shown to your friends in an ad (possibly multiple times)

I don’t even remember anymore what I liked a couple years ago but your friends might as time isn’t relevant for the social-ad: Something you liked a few years ago could very well be shown to your friends just now in an ad.

Ok, so how do you disallow this? Luckily there is a setting and even a direct link to it:
Edit this setting now

If you think people should now this, just share this post.

[Video] Seriously good motion graphics (supporting a good cause)!

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This is how complex information should always be presented!