WHEN your phone starts getting on a bit and you're never more than 12 hours between charges, it can help to have a power bank around. The best power banks have a big capacity and can transfer that to your gadgets in a hurry. Apart from capacity (measured in mAh rating), it's also worth considering how many ports you want your power bank to have, in case you want to charge multiple devices. And if you're willing to spend a little more, you can get yourself a bank with fast charging capability, which will save you some time when you need to use it. We’ve selected our favourites on their power, performance and price. It’s a crowded market so we’ve investigated customer reviews and expert opinion to bring you what we think are the five best power banks you can buy right now. 1. Anker PowerCore 20100 Anker PowerCore 20100, £29.99 from Amazon – buy here An industry best-seller and the choice of the critics, the Anker PowerCore 20100 is an ultra-high capacity … [Read more...] about The best power banks you can buy in 2019
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Apple seems to be making some changes in its App Store and this time it’s not adding anything or overhauling the look but it rather removing one of the important features - user reviews. As noticed by Apple Insider website, the iPhone maker has removed all the user reviews from the store. This has been witnessed in the US, UK and Australia online stores, which also indicates that this is a deliberate move by Apple and not a ‘mistake’. Also mentioned is that the user reviews were removed over the weekend and the company has not given any reason yet. What might not be well received by users is the transparency for which Apple is known for. It is worth adding that the ‘Ratings & Reviews’ section is still visible in the Apple App Store at least in India. The section not just shows the overall rating out of 5 but also the number of people who have rated it along with an option to see who all have given a review. The reviews can also be sorted based on Most … [Read more...] about Apple doesn’t want you to see ‘user reviews’ on its App Store
More than 1,500 complaints of unwanted sexual approaches, many targeting children, have been made against popular social networking apps in Apple's App Store, in contrast to what Apple prominently markets as a "safe and trusted place," according to a Washington Post investigation. The complaints about popular social media platforms that connect strangers in video conversations, known as "random chat apps," serve as digital cries for help. "A man who is sick in the head and disgusting decided to show some things that shouldn't have been shown," read one review of the app Monkey in September. Another one from last month warned, "This is a lawsuit waiting to happen. Predators are all over this site." Using a machine learning algorithm to identify App Store reviews containing reports of unwanted sexual content, racism and bullying, The Post sifted through more than 130,000 reviews of six random chat apps, all but one of which were ranked in the top 100 for social networking by Apple … [Read more...] about Apple says its App Store is ‘a safe and trusted place.’ We found 1,500 reports of unwanted sexual behavior on six apps, some targeting minors.
Kids growing up in 2019 have a vast amount of digital tools and entertainment at their fingertips - great but somewhat bewildering for parents. Depending on how old your child is, you might not want them to be able to access all of the features that come readily accessible in today's tablets. In-app purchases linked to your credit card, for example. As well as a focus on educational apps, there will also be age-appropriate limitations for children when it comes to content, putting parental minds at rest. They're also considerably cheaper, so you won't be forking out hundreds on a gadget for accident-prone hands. We've combed through some of the best around at the moment so you can find the perfect tablet for your children, no matter what age they are. Best tablets for kids 1. Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition When it comes to parental controls, Amazon have got the process nailed down tight. You can impose usage limits or educational targets for your kids to reach and, of course, review … [Read more...] about Best tablets for kids in 2019 that will keep your child entertained
Reviews are a reliable way to find out if a product you're considering buying is worth the money or the right thing to buy for your needs. However, Apple has for some unknown reason decided to remove all customer reviews from the Apple Store. As AppleInsider reports, the removal of the "Ratings & Reviews" section of Apple's online store occurred on Nov. 17 without any warning or acknowledgment by Apple. The change means anyone browsing Apple's website can no longer see what others have to say about a product. Such information will need to be found elsewhere. If this was just happening on one of Apple's websites then it could be seen as a mistake, but the review and ratings are being removed wholesale from different territories including the US, UK, and Australia. Clearly Apple has decided its online store is better without customer feedback for some reason. Alternatively, the customer feedback system is being overhauled and Apple decided not to wait to remove the existing system. … [Read more...] about Apple Removes All Customer Reviews From its Online Stores