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Above 80 percent of car accidents are the result of human error. Though modern technology helps us to drive safer cars on safer roads we should practice safe driving behaviors to minimize the risk of being involved in car accidents. It does not matter whether you are a learner or an experienced driver; there is always room for improvement your safe driving skills.
Top 10 Tips to Become a Safe Driver
1. Wear Seat Belt
Seat belt prevents you from being thrown through the windshield or hitting the dashboard or side window when your car crashes. The NHTSA statistics reveal that more than 50 percent car crash fatalities included people who were not using seat belts.
2. Keep a Safe Distance from the Car Ahead
Do not follow other cars too closely. You need enough time to react if the car ahead makes a sudden turn or stop. Follow the “three-second rule” to keep a safe distance with the car ahead. When the car passes a stationary object on the side of the road, starts counting seconds. Your car should pass the same object after at least three seconds. At night or in bad weather the recommended time is six-second.
3. Avoid Distraction When You are Driving
Do not respond to a text when you are driving. You can download and activate AT&T’s DriveMode app in your cell phone which bounce back all incoming texts with customized message to let your friends know you are driving. Talking and texting while driving can delay reaction times by up to 20 percent. That’s why many states in the U.S. ban the use of cell phones while driving. Cell phones are not the only culprit causing distraction. Eating, fiddling with electronic devices, interacting with talkative passengers can also divert a driver’s attention.
4. Maintain Moderate Speed
Most of us have a tendency to reach our destinations sooner. For a mere 16.1 kph increase in speed increases your car crash risk by 50 percent. Maintain a moderate speed and obey the speed limits. The speed limit signs and signals are set for your safety. If you want to reach your destination as fast as possible, leave as early as possible.
5. Keep Your Hands on the Steering Wheel Properly
Keep your hands on the steering wheel at either 9 and 3 or 8 and 4 positions on the clock. Keeping your hands in lower positions give you more control and stability while driving. It is also considered as the most ergonomic position to hold your hands for longer periods of time.
6. Never Ever Drive Drink
The NHTSA data shows nearly 40 percent car accidents in the United States involve alcohol consumption which led to 33,561 deaths in 2012 alone. Most of those deaths could have been avoided if the drivers refrained themselves from drinking or refused to drive as they were drunk. Alcohol causes blurred or double vision and loss of consciousness at higher level. In the United States if you are caught driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or higher you would probably end your trip to jail. Even a low or moderate alcohol consumption reduces reaction time and coordination. Avoid driving drunk at any cost. Instead ask your friend or call a cab to go back to your home.
7. Do Not Drive When You are Sleepy
According to a study in 2010, one in every six fatal car crashes involved a drowsy driver. If you are tired enough to fall asleep while driving, you know the results. Make sure you get a better night’s sleep before a long drive. Even on a short trip if you are driving and feel sleepy do not hesitate to ask your friend take over the driver’s seat.
8. Be Extra Cautious in Bad Weather
Be extra careful if you are driving through heavy rain, fog, snow storm or on icy roads. Drive below the speed limit and maintain extra space with the car ahead. Be extra cautious around curves in bad weather.
9. Do Proper Maintenance of Your Car
Car maintenance not only extends your car’s life it also keeps you safe on the road. One of the most common maintenance issues that can lead to a car crash is uneven tire pressure. Improper tire pressure or too high or low pressure can impact your car’s performance. Buy a pressure gauge from any auto parts store and check the pressure frequently as per the recommendation in your owner’s manual. Another major maintenance issue is your car’s brakes. If you feel some softness in the brake pedal or notice a vibration when applying the brakes, it’s time to check your car by a mechanic. The brakes could be wearing out or there is an issue in the car’s hydraulic system.
10. Take an Online Defensive Driving Course
Learn useful tips on driving by taking an online defensive driving course. It not only makes you a safe driver it can save your money too. Several insurance companies offer discounts to drivers who have finished defensive driving courses.
High blood pressure plays a major contributing role in over 15 percent of deaths in the United States every year. 28 percent of Americans have high blood pressure and most of them do not know it. There is no surprise people died of heart attack and stroke, aneurysms, cognitive decline and kidney failure had high blood pressure. If you are recently diagnosed with high blood pressure, do not get panic. Follow the guidelines given in this post to lower your blood pressure in natural ways. If you have been taking drugs for high BP for a long time, now is the time to switch to natural remedies. Within a month you can notice improvement in your blood pressure and within six months you can stop taking medicines to lowering your high blood pressure. Make sure you consult your doctor before quitting your prescribed drugs.
Natural Ways to Lower Your High Blood Pressure
Although medicines play an important role in lowering high blood pressure quickly, it has several side effects, especially for those who have been taking drugs for a long period. Follow the simple tips given below to keep your blood pressure at normal level.
Regular exercise – at least 30 minutes for six days a week can effectively lower your blood pressure. And if you are an obese person, you should lose the extra pounds as BP often increases as you gain weight. Even a simple fitness walk at a brisk pace can lower pressure by almost 8 mm Hg over 6 mm Hg. You may opt for breathing exercise, tai chi or yoga for more benefits. You should practice these methods under the supervision of an expert.
Adopt a Healthy Diet
Include whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products in your daily diet as these are well known types of foods that lower blood pressure. Say no to saturated fat and cholesterol. By adopting a healthy diet you can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm Hg. This type of diet is known as DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). Here are some tips to help you getting a healthy diet comfortably.
- Add Potassium into Your Diet
Potassium is a well known source which can reduce the bad effects of sodium on blood pressure. Take fruits and vegetables to include potassium into your system rather than supplements to lower blood pressure. Add potassium-rich foods like potatoes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, oranges, bananas, kidney beans, peas, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and dried fruits such as prunes and raisins in your daily diet to reach the recommend potassium levels of 2,000 to 4,000 mg a day.
- Reduce Sodium Intake
Limit sodium intake to maximum 2,300 mg a day. If you are of 50+ age or have high blood pressure or you are a diabetic or have chronic kidney disease, take 1,500 mg a day or less. Keep yourself away from processed foods. Replace salt with herbs or spices in your food as 1 teaspoon of salt contains 2,300 mg of sodium. A small reduction of sodium in your daily diet can lower your BP by 2 to 8 mm Hg.
- Drink Alcohol in Moderate
Moderate drinking has several benefits including lowering blood pressure by 2 to 4 mm Hg. But as it is too much addictive and is potentially harm due to its several direct and side effects I can’t recommend it to a non-drinker to drink alcohol for lowering blood pressure. But if you are already a drinker, I would recommend for people below 65 years maximum two drinks per day and one drink for people above 65 years. You should remember, One drink equals to 12 ounces or 355 ml of beer, 5 ounces or 148 ml of wine or 1.5 ounces or 45 ml of 80-proof liquor. Say no to binge drinking as having four or more drinks in a row can suddenly increase your blood pressure in addition to other health hazards.
- Say No to Smoking
Smoking a single cigarette can raise your blood pressure by 10 mm Hg or more for up to an hour after you smoke. People who smoke several cigarettes a day tend to have high blood pressure. A second hand smoke increases other health problems including high blood pressure and heart disease.
- Check Caffeine Impact on Your Body
Caffeine acts differently on person to person. Check your BP within 30 minutes of drinking coffee or any other caffeinated beverage. If your BP level increases by 5 to 10 points, your body is sensitive to caffeine’s effect of blood pressure. You need to cut down your daily caffeine intake.
- Drink Herbal Tea Containing Hibiscus
According to a study conducted by the researchers from Tufts University, people who drink at least 3 cups of hibiscus tea regularly, have lowered systolic blood pressure by 7 points in 6 weeks on average. The phytochemicals present in hibiscus may be responsible in lowering blood pressure. Instead of buying a regular tea pack look for herbal tea containing hibiscus as one of the top ingredients.
- Treat Yourself Once A Week
Forget DASH diet and eat & drink what you like, but in moderate once a week. After following a healthy diet and workout for six days a week, you deserve an unhealthy break.
Eliminate Your Stress
Stress is one of the factors responsible for increasing your blood pressure temporarily. Eliminate or reduce your stress by taking up deep-breathing exercise, massage, yoga or meditation under an expert’s supervision. Or you can simply listen to music to get relaxed.
If you have loud snoring habit or you have symptoms like daytime tiredness and early morning headaches, then you already have high blood pressure or you are prone to high BP. I would recommend you to consult to your doctor and follow the guidelines mentioned above to get rid of this problem.
Amazon.com has finally come out with its first smartphone, Fire. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos officially unveiled Fire Phone in front of 300 journalists at a press conference in Seattle on June 18. Amazon can now say it does not just sell Samsung smartphones or iPhones – it sells its own smartphone, Amazon Fire as well. This futuristic device will be available in stores on July 25 through exclusive AT&T contract.
Features and Technical Specifications of Amazon Fire Phone
- Processor – 2.2GHZ Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
- Size – 5.5” x 2.6″ x 0.35″ (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm).
- Weight – 160 grams.
- OS – Fire OS 3.5.0
- Display – 4.7” HD LCD display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 technology, 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness (typical), 1000:1 contrast ratio (typical). Fire Phone can display 3D images and 3D maps. It also supports 3D gaming. You can scroll through the Web pages simply by tilting the phone.
- Cameras – Rear Camera: 13 MP with multi-frame HDR, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens and LED flash. Front Camera: 2.1 MP.
- Storage – 32 GB / 64 GB.
- Cloud Storage – Unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive.
- Battery – Size: 2400mAh. Talk time: Up to 22 hours. Standby time: Up to 285 hours. Video playback: Up to 11 hours. Audio playback: Up to 65 hours.
- Video Recording – 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps in front- and rear-facing cameras.
- Audio Playback – Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing.
- Sensors – Dynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
- Firefly – Amazon introduces a new feature in its first smartphone called Firefly. It is a program which can scan and recognize objects, images and music. Firefly also allows users to get information of products before buying them at Amazon. It can even scan and dial a number. Firefly is accessible through a dedicated button of Fire Phone.
- Prime – Amazon offers its exclusive Prime membership free for one year. If you are an existing Prime member, you can get 1 year extension free with the purchase of new Fire Phone. You can stream and download unlimited movies, songs, TV episodes and over 500,000 e-books through Amazon Prime.
- Mayday – By simply clicking the Mayday button, you can get help from an Amazon executive via live video. The amazing Amazon technology will allow you to see the Amazon expert live but you won’t be visible to them. The Mayday response time is 15 seconds or less for 24×7, 365 days.
- Cellular – UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 9 bands of LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20), supports carrier aggregation.
- Connectivity – 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, up to 300 Mbps with channel bonding; Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology; NFC enabled.
- Location – GPS, Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi/Cellular location, and Digital compass.
- Headphones – Premium, tangle-free headphones with remote and mic.
- Hearing Aids – M4, T4.
- Ports – Micro USB 2.0, 3.5 mm for headphone.
- SIM Card – Pre-installed Nano SIM Card.
- Warranty & Service – 1-year limited warranty. Check the Fire Phone Terms.
- Included in the Fire Phone Box – Amazon Phone with Fire OS 3.5.0, Premium headphones with remote and mic, Micro USB to USB charging cable, USB power adapter (5W) and Quick Start Guide.
The major drawback of Amazon’s Fire Phone is the price difference between a carrier and without a carrier. It will be available for $199 for a 32GB model and $299 for a 64GB with required data and voice plans on a two-year contract through AT&T exclusively. You have to pay $649 for the 32GB model and $749 for a 64GB if you want to go without a carrier.
Do you have interest in photography? Do you want to make money by selling your photos?
If your answer is yes for the above two questions, you have come to the right place. You can easily make money by selling your pictures to several websites. A seasoned photographer or an amateur one, both can sell their photos online and make money. Many of you may be surprised to know that thousands freelance photographers are making their livelihood by selling photos online. Now the big question is – where to sell your photographs? Here is a list of 10 best websites where you can sell your stock photos.
Where to Sell Photos Online
It is very tough to join iStockPhoto. You should read the manual before applying to this Getty Images’ website. You need to take part in a quiz and submit your best photographs for getting approval. If you are accepted, you can make 22-45% for each stock photo exclusive for iStockPhoto. If you want to sell your stock photos to multiple websites, your earning rate will be slashed to a flat 15%. Though joining iStockPhoto is not easy, you can sell your stock images to the entire Getty Images family upon selected. That is why it is one of the lucrative websites to sell your pictures.
Another great stock photography site is ShutterStock which is easy to join and free to contribute. After signing up, you can earn anywhere between $0.25 and $28 per picture download. Stock images based on common or general subjects attract more visitors to this site.
You can join and start selling your stock photos immediately at ShutterPoint. All types of photos are accepted and you do not have to clear any test for getting approval. You can easily upload multiple images at a time with the site’s bulk upload tool. The website currently pays 85% for full royalty free images and 70% for standard royalty free images. Payouts are made via check or PayPal when your minimum payment threshold reaches $50.
Fotolia is also free to join. Simply sign up for your free account and upload images to sell. Make sure you add tags to your creative imagery files. Royalty payouts are made on the basis of your portfolio exclusivity and ranking. You will get anywhere from 20% to 63% for single image download and from 0.25 to 0.40 credits for subscription download. The website also offers the same royalty payout for single-image or subscription downloads to Fotolia resellers via re-licensing.
You are free to sign up at BigStockPhoto, but you have to complete their tutorial before you start uploading your stock photos. You can start selling your stock photography only after the site’s review team approves them. You will get 30% of the US dollar price when a customer downloads your images via BigStock partner sales and extended license sales. For purchases made using credit, you will receive $0.50 for each credit spent.
Dreamstime also allows anyone to join, but your work has to be reviewed and accepted if you want to sell your copyright free images. Payouts are determined on the basis of the level of your photos. Every image starts at level 0 and as it gets downloaded more and more it will move to a higher level with a higher price tag.
CanStockPhoto is one of the trusted websites to sell photos online. You have to sign up and fill out an application to get accepted. You can start selling your photos after getting approved. You will receive 50% commission for exclusive rights photos. See the detailed payout chart here. You can also make money for referring other photographers. You will get $5 for every 50 photos they sell.
Another easy to join site to sell your photos is 123RF. Just sign up, upload your free stock photos and start selling. Payouts are determined on the type of sells made. If someone buys your photo with credits, you will receive 50% commission. If visitors having subscription plan download your photo, you will get $0.36 per download. You can also earn money by referring other contributors. You will get paid 10% of the referred contributor’s commission for up to six months from the referred Contributor’s registration date.
You have to pass a quick and easy test before selling your stock images at DepositPhotos. The major drawback of the website is – each picture need to be approved before appearing on the site for sale. Payouts vary with contributor’s level. The more sales you made, the higher your contributor’s level and bigger your royalties.
You have to fill out an application to sell your stock photos at Corbis. The payout rate, how it works and other details are not available on the site. Contributors are hand-picked by editors and art directors and you should have a professional website to become a contributor at Corbis. The site is not a user-friendly and straightforward about payment details like other sites listed in this post.
Installing WordPress plugins one by one is a time consuming process. If you are managing multiple WordPress sites and need to install several WP plugins regularly, you should install and activate WP Install Profiles plugin to bulk install WordPress plugins.
How to Setup Bulk Install Profiles
Go to Plugins > Bulk Install Profiles – Here you will find a default list of plugins. Keep the ones you need to install and delete the rest. Now add new plugins to this list which are available on WordPress.org. Make sure you enter the names of the plugins one in each line in plugin’s URL slug format. For example, if you want to add WordPress SEO, then enter wordpress-seo or wordpress seo. When you are done adding all the plugins you want to install, give the list a new profile name and click the button ‘Download plugins and save profile.’ WP Install Profiles will now install all plugins you added to the list. You can also see a download link to download your profile to your computer and use it to bulk install WP plugins in multiple WordPress sites.
To re-install your current set of plugins in another WordPress blog, you need to install and activate WP Install Profiles plugin on that site. Now go to Plugins > Bulk Install Profiles and click the ‘Import Profiles’ tab. Now choose file from your hard drive (make sure you already downloaded and saved you profile from your first installation) and upload to import your profile from your previous installation. Now choose your profile from the drop down menu and download plugins.
Repeat this process on multiple WordPress sites. You can also create different profiles with different set of plugins with WP Install Profiles.
High-resolution pictures add visual interest and drive more visitors to your website. Web posts with good quality photos get better engagement on social network like Facebook and Twitter. But many of you face difficulties when searching for free images on Google. If you are running a website you should bookmark this post to get the important links for downloading high-quality photos for free without copyright issues. This post is also useful for school and university students to find free high-quality photographs for their projects.
15 Websites to Download Free Pictures
Here is the list of top 15 websites you can use to download images for free. You can use these pictures in both personal and commercial projects without any copyright issue. The images are either in public domain or licensed under the Creative Commons license and are free to use and distribute.
The site has a collection of over 21 million images for free to use under free license or in the public domain. You can search for images through keywords or on category basis.
Download Link: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Search engine giant Google has a rich archive of millions of historic photographs and most of them were never published before. You can use these images for personal and non-commercial purposes. Add “source:life” (example:- apple source:life) to any Google image search to search from the LIFE photo archive or click the link below to search directly in Google LIFE.
Download Link: http://images.google.com/hosted/life
The world-renowned professional photo selling site has recently opened its door for all to get its royalty-free images. You can embed the pictures for free on your website. It is expected the embeds of royalty-free Getty Images may carry ads in future.
Download Link: http://www.gettyimages.in/creativeimages/royaltyfree
The website has impressive collection of high-resolution photographs. You will get 10 photos in every 10 days upon subscribing to its email newsletter. All images are in public domain (under the CCo license) and you free to use them personal and commercial purposes.
Download Link: http://unsplash.com/archive
The British Library
The British Library has uploaded more than a million vintage photographs and scanned pictures on Flickr. They encourage to reuse these images which are now in public domain.
Download Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/britishlibrary/
Public Domain Archive
You can download beautiful public domain images for free from this site. You are free to use these high-quality images for personal and commercial purposes.
Download Link: http://publicdomainarchive.com/
Wide ranges of free images are available on Pixabay under the CCo license. You can use the pictures anywhere for any purpose. An option is given to browse pictures by camera model.
Download Link: http://pixabay.com/
You can download extreme high-quality photos for free from this site. All the pictures have been captured by the site owner. You can use the images for any purpose. Just make sure you make proper attribution while using the images.
Download Link: http://picjumbo.com/
The site was previously hosted on the schx.hu domain, now it is a part of Getty Images. You just need to sign-in to download free images. You can use the free stock photos of this site for any purpose.
Download Link: http://www.freeimages.com/
The website is a rich resource of high-resolution images that are available under the Creative Common license. You can use the pictures for your own purposes including commercial use. The website owner just asks for credit.
Download Link: http://superfamous.com/
New Old Stock
The website has great collections of vintage photos from public archives that are free of known copyright restrictions.
Download Link: http://nos.twnsnd.co/
The site currently has over 300,000 free photos and you can use them in both personal and commercial projects without any attribution. A built-in cropping tool is provided in the image gallery. You can hotlink the images from your website.
Download Link: http://www.morguefile.com/archive
Public Domain Pictures
The website is a repository of free public domain pictures and all the images have been taken by the site’s in-house photographers. You can use thousands of royalty free images of this site for any purpose but with proper attribution.
Download Link: http://www.pdpics.com/
The site has a curated collection of high-quality photos that you can use for commercial purpose with attribution. Flickr has been the source of most of the pictures.
Download Link: http://www.imcreator.com/free
The site does not store images like other websites. Instead, it helps to find free Creative Common photos on Flickr. Embed code for images are provided, so you do not need to host the images on your own server.
Download Link: http://photopin.com/
Rich snippet adds few lines of text about a particular post in search results. They are basically business cards for your web posts. There is no doubt adding rich snippets would boost SEO by increasing CTR (Click Through Rate) to your blog posts. And if your website is about local business, rich snippets can help you in improving your local SEO rank. Google currently supports rich snippets for Reviews, People, Products, Business & Organizations, Recipes, Events and Music. Several rich snippets plugins are available for WordPress. Here we are discussing about 3 plugins that we think best in present scenario.
Top 3 Rich Snippets Plugins for WordPress
All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets
This plugin has been considered as one of the best rich snippet plugins for WordPress. It adds short summary of your page or post with image, star ratings in Google, Bing and Yahoo search results, and sometimes in Facebook News feed. After downloading and activating the plugin, it adds a rich snippet meta box to your post and page editor. So whenever you create a new post or page or edit an old one you can add rich information in the respective fields to showcase rich snippets in search results.
This plugin is based on Schema.org. Author hReview supports only the editorial ratings submission. That means admins can only rate the products or reviews. Customers and site visitors are not allowed to rate posts or products. You can customize the color and placement of the rating widget with this plugin. A premium version of this plugin is also available with more features, templates and control over your reviews.
Author Product Review
This plugin adds Schema.org markup for authors in product reviews. You can display or hide product rating from readers in post/page editor. Options are provided to fill star rating horizontally or vertically. You can easily show your rating, author name and price in Google search results with this plugin.
After you install any of these plugins and publish your posts, go to Google Rich Snippets to check your mark up. Make sure Google can extract the structured data from your post.
If you are hunting for a free theme with premium theme’s features, your search may end here. Renowned premium theme maker Elegant Themes offers one of its stunning WP premium themes for absolutely free. The free premium theme, Serene not only looks great, it comes out with several great features as well.
Features of Serene WordPress Theme
Simple and Modern Design
Serene is built with simple and modern design. If you can’t afford a premium WordPress theme at present, Serene would be a good alternative. You can customize the theme for any type of blog.
6 Different Post Formats
Serene comes out with 6 different post formats. You can easily format your article, quote, video, audio, gallery and link in this theme.
Unlimited Custom Color Options
Serene allows you to use unlimited colors while customizing the theme. By using its Theme Customizer and Custom Color Options you can create your WordPress blog with endless possibilities.
All Elegant Themes are W3C compliant and use secure and valid codes. Elegant Themes undergo security audits on regular intervals.
All Elegant Themes are compatible with the most popular internet browsers. Browser compatibility will help your blog to perform well in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Your website will load faster with this theme irrespective of your visitors coming to your site from different browsers.
You can see the official instruction to use Serene HERE (scroll down to read the instructions).
Watch the live demo of Serene HERE.
Why You Should Get Elegant Premium Themes
The popular theme maker has all types of themes to match your blog’s niche. You can download all 87 Elegant Premium Themes for $69. That means you are actually paying $.79 per theme. You would not get a premium theme at such price from any other theme developer. GtB recommends installing one of their responsive themes, so that your website will look great as well as work well in smartphones and tabs.
Your iPhone genuinely has several outstanding features except a major drawback which is its battery life. You have to recharge your iPhone every couple of days to get going. There are several ways you can use to improve iPhone’s battery life. Follow the tips given below to extend Apple iPhone’s battery life.
How to Improve iPhone’s Battery Life
Turn Off Wi-Fi
Turn off wi-fi when you do not need it or you are at a place where wi-fi is not available. iPhone will waste battery life when it searches for wi-fi signal for a long time. Do not be tempted in turning on wi-fi to search for a hotspot each time you go outdoor.
Turn Off Bluetooth
Turn off Bluetooth when you are not transmitting data wirelessly. Wireless data transfer or simply enabling Bluetooth consumes more battery life compared to your iPhone with Bluetooth off. To turn off Bluetooth, go to Settings > Bluetooth and move slider to off.
Turn Off Frequent Locations
The default settings allow iPhone to learn the places you visit most so that the apps can hit you with targeted ads. I think you probably do not need those ads. You can easily turn this option off by going through Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services, and scroll down to the end to turn off Frequent Locations. Turning off this feature will surely act as iPhone battery extender.
Turn On Airplane Mode in No Connectivity
Whenever you are in a place like on a planr or on the subway with no connectivity, turn on the Airplane Mode. It will extend your iPhone’s battery life.
Turn On Auto Brightness
Your iPhone uses an ambient light sensor which adjusts the screen brightness based on the light available around it. By turning Auto Brightness on you can save battery life as your screen will consume less power in dark places. Go to your Settings app > Brightness & Wallpaper > Auto Brightness On.
Reduce Screen Brightness
You can adjust your iPhone’s brightness throughout the day with iOS 7. The default screen brightness is much higher which requires more battery. Bring your screen brightness down as far as possible to increase the battery life. You can adjust it in Settings > Brightness & Wallpaper.
Turn Off Apps Auto Updates
The iOS 7 allows you to forget updating your iPhone apps. Its new feature automatically updates your apps when new versions are released. It is no doubt a convenient way in getting updated with all apps. But it surely drains out your battery life faster. If you do not mind manually updating your iPhone apps, you can turn off apps auto updates by going through Settings > iTunes & App Store > Updates and move the slider to off.
Stop Background Motion
Background motion is one of the coolest features in iOS 7. When you move your iPhone you can notice the app icon and background image will move slightly independently as they are on different planes. This is due to the parallax effect of background motion which looks cool but drains your iPhone battery faster. You can turn it off by going through Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and move the slider.
Disable Dynamic Backgrounds
Another cool feature in iOS 7 is Dynamic Backgrounds – the stunning animated wallpapers which move underneath your iPhone’s app icons. It undoubtedly consumes more battery than a static background image. You do not need to turn off the feature, just prevent yourself from selecting Dynamic Backgrounds in the Wallpapers & Backgrounds.
Turn Off Background App Refresh
Another new feature in iOS 7 is Background App Refresh which automatically refreshes apps you use most often. This important feature drains more battery. To turn off Background App Refresh, go to your Settings > General > Background App Refresh and disable full features or specific apps.
Turn Off AirDrop
You can easily share files and photos with your friends in iOS 7 through AirDrop app. The app drains out your battery faster particularly when it is in “discoverable” mode. You should turn off AirDrop when not using it. Simply swipe up from your home screen to access the Control Center. Now tap AirDrop and select Off.
Set Auto-Lock to ASAP
Set Auto-Lock to as soon as possible in your iPhone to automatically go to sleep after a scheduled time. The sooner your iPhone sleeps it consumes less battery power. Customize this option by going through Settings > General > Auto-Lock > Tap your Preference.
Turn Off Equalizer
iPhone’s iPod app has a feature called Equalizer which is used to adjust bass, treble etc to improve your music experience. If you are comfortable compromising your listening environment, you can turn the Equalizer off by going through Settings > Music > EQ > Tap Off.
Turn Off Siri’s ‘Raise to Speak’ Feature
Siri can be activated automatically if you hold your iPhone close to your face. The proximity sensor in Siri always checks if are nearby which may impact the battery life. To disable this feature, go to your Settings > General > Siri and turn off the ‘Raise to Speak’ button.
Prevent Spotlight Search from Indexing All Files
Spotlight indexes all your content regularly to serve you the best results. You can exclude some items from the search index to improve iPhone battery life. To do this, go to your Settings > General > Spotlight Search and tap items you want to exclude.
Set Some Notifications to Silent Mode
Set some notifications to silent mode to reduce the battery consumption. Go to your Settings > Notification Center and select the categories you want to mute. Under ‘Alert Style’, select the tab ‘None’ to preserve your iPhone battery.
Avoid Downloading and Streaming
Downloading or streaming music and video will churn up vast amount of battery life. Avoid doing these things as much as possible.
Disable 4G or LTE
4G is undoubtedly faster than 3G cellular connectivity, but it consumes a lot more battery power. Long Term Evolution or LTE also drains out your battery quicker. When you are not downloading or streaming videos, disable 4G or LTE connectivity by going through Settings > Cellular and switch off the Enable 4G or Enable LTE button.
Disable Vibrations When at Home
Vibrations are very useful if you are working in loud or very quite environments. You can be notified about a new message or a call through a buzz without disturbing others. But the motor in your iPhone which creates the vibrations reduces your battery life. When you are at home, disable vibrations by going through Settings > Sounds.
Check for iOS Updates to Fix Bugs
Software bugs sometimes drains out your battery life quicker. Check for iOS updates regularly to fix those bugs. If auto updates are disabled you can manually check for updates by going through Settings > General > Software Update.
Keep Your iPhone at A Level Temperature
Your iPhone loses battery life faster if it gets too hot or too cold. Some iPhone cases also make your iPhone warmer. So be careful when choosing cases for your iPhone. Try to keep your iPhone at a level temperature throughout the day to save battery life.
Check Your iPhone Less Often
Don’t be tempted to check your iPhone frequently. When your iPhone wakes from sleep mode, it eats up your battery.
Get the Original Charger for Your iPhone
Get an original Apple charger though it is expensive and hard to find. But real iPhone chargers will charge faster than fake ones. You may get injured by fake iPhone chargers.
Buy iPhone External Battery
If the above solutions won’t work for you, buy iPhone external battery for your iPhone battery backup. You can easily get a iPhone extra battery from Kensington, Mophie, Anker online.
In addition to the tips mentioned above, you should restrict yourself from doing battery-intensive things like watching movies or playing games for hours. You should also surf the web or check your emails in iPhone less often to save your iPhone’s battery life.