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Apple has let slip it will be holding a special media event at its California campus on March 25, 2019. Rather than a new iPhone or laptop, the event will centre around an intriguing new subscription service for iOS. Here's everything we know.

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It happens to the best of us. You’re going about your day, tapping through your smartphone while navigating around your little slice of the world. Before you know it, you realise that you’ve accidentally done something on your device you didn’t mean to do. So lets take a look at how to undo that big delete button.

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WhatsApp just got a neat new security feature on iOS. With version 2.19.20, iPhone and iPad users can now lock the app using their devices’ biometric locks — Touch ID on iPhone 5-8 and Face ID on the many models of iPhone X. Adding the lock requires you to re-authenticate yourself every time you open the app, even if your iPhone never locked.

It’s a really nice feature if you’re the kind of person who lends people your phone, or has nosy friends and relatives who want to see your private conversations, or swipe through your photo library uninvited.

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Apple is taking a slightly stronger stance against apps that try to sucker you in with complicated subscription pricing. However, this doesn’t mean you’re safe from crappy apps that want all of your cash. Our advice? Pretend nothing has changed.

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Have you ever picked a song on your phone using Spotify and found yourself looking at a 5-10 second looping video? That’s a “Canvas,” a new type of complimentary content Spotify added last year, similar to Genius’ “Behind the Lyrics” annotations. They’re currently attached to new songs from artists like Ariana Grande, Logic, and Demi Lovato. If you listen to any of Spotify’s top playlists, you’ve probably already seen them.

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Apple has, once again, found itself stuck with an eye-rolling iOS bug that puts your data security and privacy at risk. And, no, this isn’t the usual “someone found a way to bypass whatever authentication method you use” deal that tends to pop up around iOS releases. This one’s a big one: a bug with FaceTime that allows another person to eavesdrop on your device.

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iOS: We live in a world where we’re all constantly multitasking, which can make focusing on just one thing a challenge. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom think they’ve come up with a solution in the form of a game.

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I’m always appreciative when a calendar app makes it a little easier to schedule events. And in a number of apps, you’ll find that the developer has assumed you’re going to be planning meetings, get-togethers, and other fun hangouts on the hour — or if not, at some time that either ends in a “5" or a “0”.

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Go ahead and get the “Thank U, Next” joke out of your system. I’ll wait. Because that’s exactly what you’ll be doing with Spotify’s latest feature: telling various bands you can’t stand that you no longer want them to pop up on the curated playlists you otherwise enjoy.

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This week, Instagram rolled out a new feature that allows you to post an image across multiple accounts, or even post an image on more than one account at the same time. Though that sounds like a niche feature created to help power users, there are plenty of people who juggle multiple Instagram feeds: Users who keep public and private feeds, side accounts for their pets, and other photography side projects.

And yes, in the age of influencer culture, the number of people who use Instagram for both business and pleasure is only rising.

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iOS: There are so many task management apps out there that picking the perfect one for you is a task in itself—one you’ll likely want to track on a to-do list or, honestly, a huge spreadsheet. However, if you’re the one always stuck buying the groceries in your household, a brand-new feature you’ll find in Any.do’s app might bump it up to the top of your (app) shopping list.

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iOS/Android: If you care more about data privacy than anything else, you should check out Firefox Focus for iOS or Android.

This privacy-themed mobile browser gives you considerable control over the data your browsing sessions share with the websites you visit. Best of all, most of its anti-tracking features are enabled by default.