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You can tell it’s January from all the gym selfies, fitness tracker screenshots, and overly-enthusiastic photos of carb-less meals filling your social media feeds. While you may have decided to put your concentration elsewhere instead of your daily step count, your phone has a different idea.
First off, it’s “ToTok,” not “TikTok.” One is a messaging app that turned out to be spyware for the United Arab Emirates; the other is that quirky video app that people use to lipsync with their cats to make funny memes. Keep doing that, but definitely remove ToTok from your device if you’re one of the millions of people who installed it, because it’s totally bogus.
We all know that our phones and apps keep tabs on our locations—and it feels like most of us have come to terms with the fact that way too much of this data makes it into the hands of companies that want to advertise to us. The problem? No one really thinks about how that data is actually being stored, or how anonymous it isn’t.
When your’re being inundated with autoplay videos and GIFs all across Twitter, making the service feel more like Times Square than a social network where everyone fights, it’s time to make a change. That’s especially true if a bunch of Twitter users—either those you follow, or those sliding into your mentions—are blasting you with animated images to aggravate an actual medical issue you might have.
Google Photos has received several big updates recently, but now the app has a full-on messaging service that you can use to swap photos and carry on conversations between your contacts.
When we got all excited about Apple’s new Communication Limits that allow you to restrict who your kid can talk to (and when), we didn’t realise Apple left a big loophole that makes it very easy for your crafty child to bypass these restrictions.
iOS: Here’s a silly thing to do on a Friday. Download Rewound, and listen to your Apple Music library (streaming or owned) through an old click-wheel iPod interface.
WhatsApp will soon drop support for older versions of iOS and Android, and Windows Phone entirely. According to some reports, this means that millions of users with older smartphones will lose access to the popular messaging app.
iOS 13.3 is here. While you wait for it to download and install onto your device, you have two options. You can scan through Apple’s list of fixes and changes—which only eat up a fraction of the time it takes to just download iOS 13.3—or you can stick with us, and we’ll show you how to set up the big parental control feature that Apple’s dropping in this update.
Apple posted its roundup of the best iOS and iPadOS apps and games for 2019, which gives us a look into the trends that drove the year’s best apps. It’s a good read if you have the time, as it reveals some surprising figures—Mario Kart Tour was the most-downloaded game on the App Store, for example, and users were drawn to multimedia creation and self-publishing apps more than any other categories in 2019.
Apple has announced partial details for its 2019 Black Friday sale: At least some Apple products will net you an Apple gift card of up to $US200 ($295) when you buy online from Apple, at an Apple store location, or from Amazon and other third-party sellers. The offer will last from November 29th through December 2nd. But is that really a good deal?
Last week, Google launched Stadia in the U.S., a Chrome-based streaming platform for video games. It's still very much in its infancy and half-functional in many ways. For example, you can only stream Stadia games on a handful of devices; there are settings available in some place on some apps, but not others; and, generally, it’s tricky to find your way around.
Apple is back with another fresh update to iOS 13. We’re assuming you’ve already made the plunge, but if not, now is as good a time as any to upgrade to the latest operating system for your iPhone and iPad. And if you’re already there, great! It’s time to install another update to deal with some annoying, lingering bugs.
In accordance with new App Store guidelines, Apple removed 181 vape-related apps from the platform and is outright banning the inclusion of any vape-related apps or features in its app marketplace. It might seem like a sudden move on the company’s part, but Apple has been slowly moving towards this inevitable ban for months now—and it’s easy to see why.
Github is an excellent resource for programmers of all levels and serves as a great repository of readily available software and development tools. The website is a chore to use on anything other than a desktop, but that could soon change thanks to a new dedicated app that GitHub is asking you to help beta test.
Sometimes you want to play music, podcasts, or audiobooks, but you need one ear open to the world, so you only put one earbud in. But if the song, podcast, or binaural ASMR dub of Steamed Hams is in stereo, then some sounds are only coming out through the earbud that you’re not using. To hear everything, you can flip a switch in your phone or computer’s accessibility settings.