Portable power outlet

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This is the first battery pack with an AC outlet you can take on the go.  Power just about anything, anywhere. From your laptop to your medical devices, and everything in between.

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iPad Pro It’s a laptop, a tablet, and more

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The iPad Pro, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3

The iPad Pro is a giant compared to the previous iPads. It has a 12.9-inch Retina display with a 2732×2048 screen resolution. The bigger display isn’t all for show though. This means we get a little more from the screen rather than just blown up images. The bigger screen means more and easier multi-tasking. It means playing games with virtual controllers that doesn’t block the screen with your fingers. It means more room when using iMovie, Apple’s movie editing app, which allows more space to see the library and other menus

Read more at the Manila Bulletin website.

Your iPhone has a hidden map that records everywhere you go!

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Yes, your iPhone has a hidden map that records everywhere you go including dates and number of times. It also includes how long have you stayed in a particular place for each visit.

To disable this feature.  Go to Settings –> Privacy –> Location Services –> System Services –> Frequent Location. Here you would find the data that your iPhone has been collecting about you. Toggle the switch to OFF.

The iPad Pro now at the MB TechLab

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Yes, we already have it.  This is the latest gadget in the Manila Bulletin TechLab.  Full review soon in the pages of the Manila Bulletin Technews.

Facebook activates Safety Check for Paris Terror Attacks

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As people turn to social media to check on loved ones and get updates for the recent terror attacks on Paris, Facebook immediately activates its Safety Check tool.

Started by Japanese Facebook engineers as a disaster message board in 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, it has evolved now to a useful tool that provides Facebook users an avenue to inform others that they are safe in disaster affected areas. It also enables users to check on their network of friends who are in those areas. Facebook determines who are in the crisis areas by looking at the city users have listed in their profiles and the last location if users have checked-in to places in the city.

People whose profiles listed the affected cities as their location will receive notification asking them if they are safe. If the location is wrong users can check the “I am not in the area” tab.

If a user in the affected area is safe, he can select “I’m Safe” and a notification and News Feed story will be generated with the user’s update stating that he has been “marked” as safe. Facebook friends could also mark a user in the affected area as safe.

Any user however, could mark himself as safe even if he is not in the affected area and any user who listed the affected area as his location even if he’s not there would also get a notification from Facebook.

Why you need to turn-off this great iOS 9 feature

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If you’re an iPhone user chances are you have already updated to the latest iOS version.

With iOS9, Apple has added a new great feature called Wi-Fi Assist. Enabled by default, it would instantly switch to your cellular data when Wi-Fi is erratic thus giving you a seamless internet connection. Here in the Ph however, where data is expensive, it is but wise to switch this feature off to avoid incurring additional charges in your next bill.

It’s easy to turn this feature off, just go to Settings > Cellular, scroll all the way to the bottom of the page then turn off Wi-Fi Assist.

#‎BeFullyInformed‬.