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Why GPS-dependent apps deplete your smartphone battery

“Have you ever turned on location services and noticed your smartphone battery drain in a matter of minutes?” writes Aug Edt for theverge.com. Why do smartphone batteries drain so much faster when it’s using GPS? Here’s what’s really happening when you turn on location services.That’s why apps like Google Maps or Apple Maps are capable of significantly depleting your battery, since they require the GPS chip, phone display, and cellular data to be on for downloading maps and traffic information. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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Recession indicators are flashing a yellow ‘caution’ signal, Pimco says

“In the equity space, Pimco recommends higher exposure to large-capitalization stocks rather than small-caps” writes Markets Writer for marketwatch.com. Noting the recent underperformance, Pimco argues gold i trading cheap relative to U.S. real yields, enabling investors to add a portfolio hedge at attractive valuations.Pimco’s analysts say there are “ample signs of change in the wind for investors,” including trade disruptions and both rising inflation and interest rates.It’s the question that some investors have been asking all year: is the market in the late stage of the economic cycle?.  Source: marketwatch.com…

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Recession signals are flashing a yellow ‘caution’ signal, Pimco says

“In the equity space, Pimco recommends higher exposure to large-capitalization stocks rather than small-caps” writes Markets Writer for marketwatch.com. Noting the recent underperformance, Pimco argues gold i trading cheap relative to U.S. real yields, enabling investors to add a portfolio hedge at attractive valuations.It’s the question that some investors have been asking all year: is the market in the late stage of the economic cycle?.  Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Why you need a better handle on the WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram apps

“You’ve likely heard by now that encrypted messaging apps are a good way to keep your communications private” reports cnet.com. Right now encrypted messaging service Telegram is in a legal battle with the Russian government, which shut down the service after the company refused to let it access encrypted messages.”Our results suggest that a high-level description of a secure communication tool as ‘end-to-end encrypted’ is too vague,” the researchers wrote.Encrypted messaging apps scramble up your messages and phone calls so that only you and the person you’re communicating with can…

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Why Elon Musk’s $420 tweet could signal gloom for the stock market

“Providing critical information for the U.S. trading day” writes Shawn Langlois for marketwatch.com. Well, here’s another one: Musk’s tweet could signal market disaster.In our call of the day, Barron’s columnist Randall Forsyth say Musk’s tweet is just the kind of thing that could lead to “market woes.” After all, there’s precedent for it.Investors keep eyeing Turkey’s perilous financial condition, as fears of a spillover effect from the troubles in the world’s 17th largest economy could keep dogging global markets. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Metro commuters face delays as disruptive track work gets underway

“Metro riders should anticipate continued delays on the Orange and Silver lines due to an earlier problem with a signal reported outside Federal Triangle” reports washingtonpost.com. Metro has encouraged commuters to only use the rail system “if you have no other option.” Metro riders on the Orange and Silver lines should expect delays in both directions due to a problem with a signal. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Does the banning of Alex Jones signal a new era of big tech responsibility?

“At this very moment, the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is almost certainly sitting in front of a camera, shouting that he has been silenced” writes Julia Carrie Wong for theguardian.com. After Apple decided to stop distributing Jones’ podcasts on Sunday, the other powerful online distribution platforms swiftly followed suit.Facebook, Jones, his supporters and some civil libertarians attempted to invoke the distinctly American conception of free speech in defending Jones’ right to use private technology platforms, but such arguments fall apart under scrutiny. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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The 4 questions that signal you are taking too much market risk 

“The stock market is invincible” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. I won’t rehash the litany of hurdles that stocks have had to clear since March 2009, the market bottom set during the last bear market.Suffice it to say that the latest bout of market worries — trade battles with all of our major trading partners and the flattening of the yield curve — hasn’t been a problem for U.S. stocks, considering that the major averages continue to test all-time highs. It’s almost to the point where we can’t conjure up…

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If the yield curve is not an indicator of impending doom, why is everybody talking about the yield curve so much?

“Another look at the yield curve that shows we still have some wiggle room before that curve goes flat” writes Jim Edwards for businessinsider.com. “The yield curve is not an indicator of impending doom!. The bond yield curve has in the past been a signal of an impending recession.The myth also suggests that the US yield curve has some magic ability to forecast the future, but other country’s yield curves do not.So, yeah, central banks can distort the curve and the curve can still signal impending doom. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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What people get wrong about the market’s favorite recession signal, according to a Wall Street strategist

“Kelly calls the inverted yield curve a broken barometer that can no longer be trusted to predict economic trouble” writes Kara Chin for businessinsider.com. David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist of JPMorgan Asset Management, expects the yield curve to be almost completely flat a year from now.He goes on to explain how an inverted yield curve can create income for consumers.Silverstein: And how does an inverted yield curve affect consumers or borrowers?. Because, as I said, an inverted yield curve has usually been a problem, or has suggested a problem is…

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