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iPhone Owners Should Update to iOS 15.0.2 Right Now | Digital Trends

Apple is advising iPhone and iPad owners to install its latest iOS and iPadOS update as it includes an important security patch and also several bug fixes.

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Here's the Best Way to Transfer Data From Your Old iPhone to a New iPhone 13

If you've got a new iPhone 13 to replace your current iPhone, there are a few ways you can migrate your data across to the new device. You can...

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There's a hidden iPhone app that doesn't appear on your home screen

Did you know the iPhone has a code scanner? It's a secret app in iOS 14 and iOS 15, and we'll show you how to find it on your iPhone now.

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iPhone and Android phones can permanently stop spam calls — here's how

Phone scams caused a total loss of around $19.7 billion in 2020 alone, according to recent findings by analytics company The Harris Poll. This number is expected to increase, but iPhone and Android phones can help stop malicious spam calls.

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These Apps Collect the Most Personal Data

Tired of your favorite apps grabbing your personal data and selling it to third parties? Take a look at these privacy-focused alternatives.

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iOS 14.6 brings new tricks. Here are all the best iPhone and iPad features to try

Apple just released iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6, which boosts an already great bundle of tricks with even more features for your iPhone and iPad.

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iPhone apps are tracking you. Here's how to stop them in iOS 14.5

It takes less than a minute to change a setting that will enhance your privacy and help prevent ads from following you across the internet. Here's how to do it.

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The 7-Step Process to Launching Your Podcast for Free

With the right tools and strategy, you don't need money to launch a successful podcast.

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Here’s why iPhone 11 owners should download iOS 14.5 as soon they can

Apple’s iOS update output has increased substantially in recent years, with four major updates coming to iOS 11, five to iOS 12, and seven to iOS 13. We’re now four updates into iOS 14,…

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This awesome iPhone trick that went viral on TikTok just blew my mind

Amidst a sea of iPhone tutorial videos that have seemingly infiltrated TikTok, I recently stumbled across an iPhone tip that genuinely blew me away. In a video that started making the rounds a few weeks ago, Erik Tollefsrud shows how easy it is to record

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iOS 14.5 brings new Siri voices to your iPhone and iPad. Here's how you can use them

Tired of talking to the same ol' Siri? iOS 14.5 gives you more options for a total of four.

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Hidden iPhone Tips and Tricks That Will Make You an iOS Expert

Apple's iOS is a pretty user-friendly mobile operating system, but there's plenty of hidden power under the hood. These tips will help you become a true iPhone guru.

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How I Grew My Twitter Following in 30 Days With Just 30 Minutes of Use Each Day

Growing an engaged following on Twitter isn't easy, but I gained 2,500 followers and 2.5 million impressions in 30 days.

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15 iPhone settings you'll wonder why you didn't change sooner

From Face ID working with a facial covering to Do Not Disturb and longer battery life, all are instantly achievable on your iPhone with some quick settings changes.

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5 Simple Tips for Organizing the Apps on Your iPhone

These will help you eliminate the digital clutter and be more productive.

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Zoom Escaper lets you sabotage your own meetings with audio problems, crying babies, and more - The Verge

Had enough Zoom meetings? Free app Zoom Escaper will help you self-sabotage your next video call with audio problems and sound effects. Choose from crying babies, construction noises, unwanted echoes, and more to gift yourself with a reason to drop the ca

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How to Delete Your Old Online Accounts (and Why You Should)

You’ve probably signed up for a lot of online services that you no longer use. Most of those accounts probably still exist, and they likely contain a mix of your personal data, identity details, and credit card numbers. Don’t leave juicy targets lying aro

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How to Use Your iPhone's Hidden Sleep Timer to Fall Asleep to Music

Apple's native Clock app in iOS has a hidden feature that allows you to go to bed at night with audio playing on your iPhone and it will...

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How to stop your emails from being tracked - The Verge

One of the basic steps you can take to avoid trackers is to stop your email from automatically loading images since that’s where the majority of these pixels hide.

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The best features to look forward to in Apple’s iOS 14.5 update

Apple is introducing exciting new features with iOS 14.5 including Face ID compatibility while wearning a mask and default music service choice for Siri

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The Best VPNs to Protect Yourself Online

A VPN won’t solve all of your privacy problems, but it can help make you a less tempting target for hackers.

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Yes, You Can Still Use WhatsApp—But Change These 3 Critical Settings First

While you don't need to quit WhatsApp—you do need to make these changes now...

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Your phone’s home screen can hold more than just apps. Here’s what else you should add.

You spend a lot of each day staring at your phone's home screen, so it better be a good one.

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How to change your video background in Microsoft Teams - The Verge

Microsoft’s Teams business app now allows you to hide your messy home office by adding a variety of backgrounds.

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10 smart tech tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner

Your iPhone can actually learn new tricks and find out how apps spy on you and more with 10 smart tech tips from Kim Komando.

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10 smart tech tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner

Developers put all kinds of secrets, shortcuts, and hidden tricks into the gadgets you use every day. Here’s one I bet you didn’t know before now.

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Here’s a Simple Way to Mark the 100 Texts You Haven’t Yet Read as ‘Read’ on Your iPhone

Unsubscribing from text alerts and leaving group messages might be a good long-term solution to your unread text problem—but here’s a quicker fix.

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How to check iOS app privacy details for iPhone and iPad

This detailed guide with screenshots walks through how to check iOS app privacy details, what they are, and where to find them.

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iOS 14 problems: here's how to fix the most common iPhone glitches in iOS 14.2

iOS 14 introduced a ton of new features, and a bunch of gnarly bugs, too – here's all the problems we've seen, along with any fixes or workarounds to solve them.

Politics | Politics

Wi-Fi slow? Best ways to fix Wi-Fi problems

There are plenty of reasons your Wi-Fi keeps slowing down: signal congestion, router location, firmware issues, hardware limitations, or even the physical size of your home. Then again, it could just be your neighbors.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

14 essential Siri time-savers you may have overlooked

Your iPhone’s virtual assistant can help you find a gas station, split a check, convert measurements, and more—all with a minimum number of taps.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Install iOS 14, iPadOS 14 on your iPhone and iPad now. Everything to know and do - CNET

Apple's latest updates bring a new home screen experience, enhanced privacy features and more. Here's how you can download and install them right now.

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How to enable automatic spam call blocking on iPhone

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Spam calls are a menace in any country. Don’t you hate it someone calls you to offer a car loan when you don’t even o

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If you see your password on this list, change it as soon as possible – BGR

NordPass released a list of the 200 most common passwords of the year 2020 this week. Most of the passwords on this list also appeared on the 2019 list, and a vast majority of them can be cracked by a hacker in less than a second.

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How to save and download Instagram photos

A complete guide to downloading and saving Instagram photos, including creating Collections and downloading posts directly to your computer.

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How to Change 5G Settings on iPhone 12 to Save Data and Battery - MacRumors

Apple's iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are the first iPhones to be released with 5G connectivity, and there are several new settings related to 5G that you...

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Zoom finally rolls out end-to-end encryption, but you have to enable it

Zoom made good on a promise to beef up the security of its video-conference calls. Here's how to enable end-to-end encryption.

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The Best Hidden Features of iOS 14

A new OS for your iPhone is here, and with it comes a slew of under-the-hood tweaks and tricks for power users, from better ways to organize your chats to accessibility features that are useful for everyone.

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How to make the most of iOS 14 widgets and iPhone home screen customization | TechCrunch

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The best Apple Watch apps in 2020

These are the best Apple Watch apps for getting the most out of your smartwatch.

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iOS 14: Here’s an early look at how you’ll be able to change default apps - 9to5Mac

One of the new and most awaited features of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 is the option to change the default browser and email apps. Users will have to wait until developers update their apps to be compatible with iOS 14 in order to set them as default apps. Howe

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6 truths about your phone's battery life: All about overcharging, overheating, fast charging

What does a fast charger do to your phone's battery over time? How can you help extend your battery's life? We spoke to experts. Here's what we learned.

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Apple will extend the lifespan of your AirPods by choosing when they charge - The Verge

iOS 14, Apple’s latest iPhone operating system, will extend the lifespan of your AirPods by predicting when to finish completely charging them. A similar feature was released previously on iPhones and MacBooks.

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How to use iPhone home screen widgets in iOS 14 - 9to5Mac

This step by step guide with screenshots covers how to use iPhone home screen widgets in iOS 14 to create a truly customized experience.

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Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your MacBook Pro From The Left-Hand Side

A new piece of research claims that plugging in a MacBook Pro charger on the left-hand side of the device can cause the laptop to run hot, potentially affecting its performance

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How to Lock Down What Websites Can Access on Your Computer | WIRED

If you're not careful, websites can grab all kinds of permissions you don't realize or intend. Take back control in your browser.

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14 hidden iPhone and iPad gems: Screenshots, trackpad, better battery charging

Apple's lesser-known features like improved screenshots and a new volume indicator that make the iPhone and iPad infinitely appealing.

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6 Amazon Echo settings you won't regret changing

Whether you've had your Amazon Echo for days, months or years, you'll want to update these settings right now.

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How to clean and sanitize your iPhone without damaging it

This step by step guide with images covers several ways to clean and sanitize your iPhone or other smartphone without damaging it.

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10 Simple Tricks for Charging Your Smartphone Faster

If your phone battery is in the dangerous zone, use these tricks to get it back up to full power as fast as possible.

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How to mute a single word on Twitter - The Verge

While most of us are aware that we can mute conversations or other accounts on Twitter, you can also mute a specific word. You can do it straight from a tweet using your iPhone, or from settings using an Android phone or desktop.

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10 Tips for Mastering Apple Calendar

Whether you use Apple Calendar on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, these simple tricks can make your life more efficient, productive, and organized.

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How to secure your WhatsApp account from social hacking

It’s easy to secure your WhatsApp account with a six-digit PIN, so we’d suggest setting one up as soon as you get the chance. Then, if your SMS code ever falls into the wrong hands, they won’t be able to sign in to your account.

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This brilliant hidden iPhone feature shows one of iOS’s biggest advantages over Android – BGR

Younger smartphone fans might not have even been using a cell phone long enough to realize this, but there actually was a time in the smartphone industry before Apple's iOS platform and Google's Android platform dominated the industry.

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How to trade in your MacBook, macOS desktop, iPhone, or iPad - The Verge

If you want to trade in your Apple device, be it an iPhone, iPad, or Mac computer, we’ve run through the steps required to get the best return back on your investment.

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WhatsApp hidden features: Five tricks that you must know

WhatsApp keeps adding a bevy of features and updates to provide its customers with a smooth messaging experience.Here are some of the best and lesser-known features that you should try out now

Home Improvement | Household Tips & DIY

14 Technology Hacks for Homeowners

Smart home technology helps to automate our homes, but oftentimes it can become confusing. Check out these technology hacks to make your home safer, more interactive and maybe even help you save some money.

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Why You Should Never Charge Your Phone in Public USB Ports Without a USB Data Blocker

Public USB ports could be an easy way for hackers to steal your device’s passwords and other important data.

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Google Maps finally brought one of its best new features to iPhone

Just over a month after it arrived on Android, Incognito mode is rolling out for Google Maps on iOS this week. It’s just one way that Google is handing the reins to back to users when it come…

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3 new Apple Maps features you should try now -- and how to use them

These new features help turn Apple Maps from a laughable Google Maps replacement to an app that can stand on its own.

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How SMS Works—and Why You Shouldn’t Use It Anymore

It's time to understand how SMS messaging works. Here’s the breakdown, and what kind of safer text messaging to use instead.

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Stuck in a Group Chat? Here's How to Stop It | Mental Floss

Trapped in a group chat on your phone's messaging service? Here's how to get out quickly and painlessly.

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How to (mostly) remove annoying Memoji from the iMessage keyboard

Because Memoji keep appearing in the "FREQUENTLY USED" section of the iMessage keyboard even though you've never used them.

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How to Geotag a Photo in the macOS Photos App

Geotagging allows you to add geographical identification metadata to photographs right in macOS's Photos app – even if your camera didn't. Here's how!

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How malware uses web apps to turn PCs into conduits for attacks

It's not just botnets that can hijack PCs for nefarious ends. Microsoft and Cisco's Talos researchers have identified a new malware strain, Nodersok (or Diverg...

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How much YouTube pays for views: 100 thousand, 1 million, 4 million - Business Insider

YouTube creators earn money through YouTube's Partner Program, which allows them to monetize their channels with video ads placed by Google.

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Apple iOS 13 Has 25 Great Secret Features

Apple iOS 13 has many great secret features for your iPhone hiding just beneath the surface...

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Just Upgraded to iOS 13? Start with These 8 Tips

Apple today released iOS 13, the newest version of the software that's designed to run on the iPhone. Apple's yearly software updates always...

Business & Finance | Marketing

The Best Social Media Management Tools for Small Businesses | Digital Trends

Social media is a great way to spread the word about your business, connect with customers and network within your niche. There are some online tools that can help you schedule posts, keep track of engagement and much more. Here's the best social media ma

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iOS tip: How to clear your iPhone's RAM and make it faster | ZDNet

Finding that your iPhone is feeling a little slow? Here's a quick and easy trick to help speed it up without having to restart it or delete any apps or data.

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Here's how to view, download, and delete your personal information online

Download your personal data from Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and other tech heavies.

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The 9 Best iPhone Tricks That Are Actually Useful | Inc.

We depend on our smartphones for a lot, but you probably had no idea it could do some neat, and useful, tricks.

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Google Is Probably Tracking Your Location Right Now—Here’s How to Stop That | Mental Floss

Google says it uses around-the-clock location tracking to improve the services it offers consumers. But if you're uncomfortable with that idea, there's a way to turn it off.