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Friday morning online trends 9/27

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Here's the top trending headlines for Friday morning.

We love our smartphones for all of their fancy features.

But when it comes time to conserving battery power, the smartest thing to do is to turn all those features off.

For example, if you're not using Bluetooth, turn it off.

Same goes for the wireless connection.

By having your Wi-FI on, your device will constantly search for the nearest available connections which drains your battery.

GPS works in a similar fashion. If it's on, it will continue to navigate.

Many people might not realize that the vibrate setting uses more battery than a simple ringtone.

Also, try dimming your screen or put it on the auto setting.

The brighter the screen, the more battery life gets sucked out of it.

When it comes to your apps, minimize the notifications you receive and be sure to close them when you're finished.

Also, keep your phone cool and away from the sun or excessive heat. Batteries tend to run out faster when they're warm.

An out of the ordinary traffic accident took place in New York Thursday morning.

According to the NYPD, no one was injured when a horse-drawn carriage hit three parked cars.

Investigators aren't sure what caused the accident on 8th Avenue between 57th and 58th streets.

Post-it notes are going digital!

The handy little sticky notes are now available on mobile devices.

Through a new partnership between Post-it and Evernote comes an app that lets users save items such as notes and audio files and access them across mobile devices and desktops.

The latest version released Thursday includes the "Post-it Note Camera" for Apple's new iOS7 users.

The feature lets you take photos of Post-it notes and upload them to Evernote.

Users can also organize the Post-it uploads by color, assigning a category to each hue, and add information such as reminders and due dates.

If you've been using your iPhone with Apple's upgraded iOS 7 operating system and feeling a bit queasy, you're not alone.

Complaints have flooded into an Apple online forum over the past week about the iOS 7's Parallax and zoom features.

People are saying they're getting motion sickness, vertigo, nausea and headaches from the on-screen motion.

While the zoom feature cannot be modified, you can shut off the Parallax motion.

There are two features, one is zooming in and out, that's really to give you an idea of space in the operating system.

The other is Parallax. That's to give you idea of depth.

The easiest way to turn off the Parallax feature is in settings and accessibility and this is where you can turn off things like contrast and motion.

At least 200 million people have downloaded iOS7 since it became available on September 18th.

Apple has not commented on the complaints.

You may be guilty of seeing a cute baby and saying, "Oh your baby is so cute I could just eat her right up!"  

Where does this phrase come from?

Turns out it's not just a saying, but science.

It's called a fleeting desire and it could come from a baby's smell, researchers in Germany conclude.

The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology compared the brains of two groups of women.

One group had given birth within the past six weeks.

The other group was made up of women who had never given birth.

Both groups were then exposed to smells collected from the pajamas of two-day old infants.

Those smells activated reward circuits in the brain.

This is the same circuit that causes us to desire certain foods and causes addiction to alcohol or drugs.

And no surprise here: those feelings were activated more in mothers than non-mothers in the study group.

Researchers say that they can hypothesize that this reward circuit has evolved in women and in similar ways, makes them feed and protect their children.

Men were not part of this study, so we don't know if these sweet baby smells activate the same circuit in men.

McDonald's has announced plans to make their Happy Meals healthier.

The announcement came Thursday and will mean there will only be water, milk, and juice offered with a Happy Meal.

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