Joel Embiid Potential NBA No 1 Draft Pick Suffers

Joel Embiid, the Kansas big man considered by many to be the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NBA Draft, has sustained a right foot injury that likely will impact his stock, his agent and his mentor both confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday.“He suffered a foot injury to his right foot sometime over the last few days,” agent Arn Tellem told ESPN. “He’s getting evaluations from various doctors and experts in the field. We’ll know more Friday.”One source told ESPN.com that Embiid “may have broken” his foot, but Tellem wouldn’t speculate on the seriousness of the injury until he heard from doctors. Tellem also said it was unlikely Embiid would be doing any more workouts before the draft, which is June 26.Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Embiid’s mentor, also was not sure of the extent of the injury.“I just heard he got hurt,” said Mbah a Moute, who is overseas.Embiid was scheduled to work out for the Milwaukee Bucks, who hold the second overall pick, later this week.The 7-foot native of Cameroon was already dealing with health questions regarding his back, which forced him to miss the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments.He worked out earlier this month for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, and sources said he fared well and that the medical testing also came back without much concern.Embiid also participated in a one-on-none workout in front of NBA teams in Santa Monica, Calif. He averaged 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocks this past season as a freshman at Kansas.Cleveland could also opt to select Duke freshman Jabari Parker or Kansas young star Andrew Wiggins. read more

6 Ways to Extend Your iPhone Battery Life After Updating to iOS

first_img 4 min read Register Now » No one likes a dead iPhone. If you recently updated yours to iOS 7.1, you know how much of a drain Apple’s latest mobile update is on its battery life — and on your patience.Don’t despair. We’ve got you covered with these six quick and easy iPhone battery boosting tips and tricks. You’ll be back up and running in no time (hopefully not into people and walls and stuff while walking and texting).   Related: With iOS 7 Update, Here are the Biggest Changes That Just Came to Your iPhone1. Trim the fat: shut down all unnecessary apps. If you’re done posting selfies on Instagram, close it. While you’re at it, shut down your email, Safari, Facebook, Twitter, or anything else that’s open and doesn’t need to be. Apps left open continuously leech power from your battery continuously. No bueno.To shut down open apps, double-click your iPhone’s Home Button and swipe up on each one to close it. Boom. Done.2. Let the Wi-Fi rip. Enabling Wi-Fi helps your iPhone gobble up less power when you’re doing something on it that needs to access data. To enable Wi-Fi, go to Settings, choose Wi-Fi and log into a Wi-Fi network. Good to go.3. Chill on the screen brightness. Turning on the Auto-Brightness feature stretches your battery life by allowing the screen to adjust according to the current lighting conditions. You can also simply manually dim your screen.To enable Auto-Brightness, go to Settings, choose Brightness & Wallpaper and set the Auto-Brightness to On.To dim your screen brightness manually, go to Settings, choose Brightness & Wallpaper and drag the slider to the left, kind of like rejecting a match on Tinder, but way less cool.  Related: Apple’s iPhone: Designedy in California But Manufactured All Around the World (Infographic) 4. Ditch push notifications from apps. They mostly annoy you anyway, right? No one wants LinkedIn push notifying them every time a hiring manager wants to connect or a Facebook pop-up informing them that their ninth grade geometry teacher just commented on their status. Actually, we love most app push notifications (especially the retweet kind from Twitter), but, alas, they are big-time battery life suckers.To turn them off, go to Settings, choose Notifications, then select the apps you want to disable and tweak your notification settings for each.Pick from the following:– Change Alert Style to None.– Turn Badge App Icon off.– Turn Sounds off.New notifications will be received when you open your push-happy apps again.5. Fly in Airplane Mode in places with low and no cell coverage. Your iPhone blows a lot of battery juice trying to keep a connection to the local cellular network, which could suck up more power in low- and no-coverage areas. To combat this problem and boost your battery power, switch to Airplane Mode by going into Settings and selecting it. We don’t suggest trying this trick if you’re expecting an important call; Airplane Mode doesn’t let you make or receive calls.Related: How to Protect Your Apple Devices From Getting Hacked Right Now6. Give location services the shaft. Apps that love location services, like Google Maps, Siri, Flipboard, to name a few, are notorious battery life slayers. To see which apps have recently used location services, go to your iPhone Settings, select Privacy and choose Location Services. From here you can turn off location services for individual apps.To disable Location Services altogether, go to Settings, choose Privacy, select Location Services and simply switch the feature off. You are now off the grid. Well, mostly.Tell us: What are your favorite iPhone battery life-saving tricks? Do share in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. March 19, 2014last_img read more