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Here’s How to Find out if Cambridge Analytica Accessed Your Data

While the Cambridge Analytica scandal has sparked a wider controversy about the handling user data, there are still 87 million people who were …

Cambridge Analytica

Spring Clean Your iPhone! 7 Data Points to Clear Now

It’s officially springtime in the Northern Hemisphere. That means the air is fresh, the grass is green, and that it’s probably a good time to do some …

iPhone

10 Hidden URLs to Help You Rule the Web

You’re probably used to bookmarking your favorite sites for easy access, but the web goes much deeper than the top domains you’re familiar with—from …

Apps

How to Make Song Volume Consistent on iPhone

iPhones provide many useful services, not least of which is listening to music in a portable, convenient, and customizable fashion. One thing that can really deter from enjoying music on our iPhones, though, is the way that the volume can shift up and down from song to song. It can be a bit of a …

Mobile Technology

‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’ hitting iOS this month, featuring voiceovers by original cast

We’re getting new details today for one of the two new Harry Potter iOS titles slated for this year. <i>Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery</i> will launch this month and will even include voiceovers from some of films’ original actors.<p>In a press release today, developer Jam City shared that <i>Harry Potter:</i> …

Film Industry

AirPods trouble? Here are the most common AirPods problems and how to fix them

Apple’s AirPods are some of the best fully wireless earbuds around right now, but they aren’t perfect. From disconnected calls and pairing issues to …

Tech Trends

10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

Self-help

11 Tell-Tale Signs Your Accounts and Devices Have Been Hacked

No one likes getting hacked, and it’s generally true that the quicker you can spot something has gone awry, the better your chances of minimizing the …

Information Systems

How to take iPhone photos with just your voice

Siri can be a helpful camera assistant.<p>Life's photo-worthy moments can be fleeting. Whether the light is just right or your kid is actually cooperating, unlocking your phone to take a photo might mean you miss the moment. But, if you instead use Siri to take photos, more of those moments might make …

Mobile Photography

Facebook's new privacy tools let you scrub your data, for real

Still reeling from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook will let you delete anything from your profile or timeline and end Facebook's use of that data.<p>If you didn't care about Facebook privacy two weeks ago, you probably do now.<p>The social network has come under a hailstorm of criticism after …

Social Media

Beware: Hospitals think ‘do not resuscitate’ means you don’t want to live

Patients, beware. When you’re admitted to a hospital, you’re routinely asked if you want to sign a Do Not Resuscitate order. Don’t assume it’ll apply …

Medicine

This Handy Infographic Shows What The Colour of Your Pee Says About Your Health

Yellow, green or... pink?<p>If you spot red in the toilet after relieving yourself, you may want to call a doctor.<p>Red urine could be a sign that there's …

Paul Manafort

There’s a Major Medicare Change Taking Place. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

The government is altering how 59 million Medicare recipients are identified.<p>In April, the government will start sending out new Medicare cards, …

Identity Theft

How to customize text in Safari for Mac

You probably spend more time in Safari than in any other app on your Mac. Some people I know almost never use anything else, even typing their blog posts into a text field in the browser. The good news is that Safari is an excellent browser, and makes it really easy to read most sites on the web. …

Operating Systems

Ultimate Screenshot Guide for All of Your Apple Devices

This guide will walk you through how to take screenshots (or screen grabs) on all of your Apple Devices, how to stitch multiple screenshots together, …

How to hide information in notification previews on iPhone

Notifications on iPhone can become overwhelming with the myriad of apps that kick out alerts. Follow along for how to make system-wide notifications changes on iPhone as well as customizing them for individual apps.<p>Whether it’s just been a little while since you’ve checked your iOS notifications …

Apps

The Peanut Butter Dip—With Over 50,000 Saves On Pinterest—That We’re Making ASAP

Give your salty and savory dips a well-deserved break for a while. It’s time to take a step into the sweet side of things. Whether you're looking for …

Dessert

Facebook will track you even after you delete your account, but you can stop it

Facebook isn’t content to only learn all that it can from registered users, as the company has also been tracking people who haven’t even had a …

Cambridge Analytica

How to deactivate/delete your Facebook account or change privacy settings on iPhone

Whether you’ve been considering changing how you use Facebook for a while or the latest news about how the social media service has shared user data has caused some concerns, there are some easy ways make some adjustments. Follow along for how to deactivate or delete your account, or dial in your …

Social Media

How to set up Family Sharing and create a child’s Apple ID on iPhone and iPad

Family Sharing is a handy feature that Apple offers to let up to six people share things like iCloud Storage, Apple Music, iTune purchases, location data, and more. Whether you’ve never needed the feature before or just want to get it set up for the first time, follow along for how to start using …

Apple Watch

Doctors and a Nutritionist Reveal the Top Foods Responsible for Inflammation

If there's one word that's entered the public consciousness in a big way over the past few years when it comes to understanding our food choices, …

How to Set a Custom Lock Screen Message on Your Mac in Case It's Lost

You can set a custom message to appear on the lock screen of your Mac, which is super useful if you ever misplace or lose your Mac. It lets people see who the Mac belongs to as soon as it's opened up, and there's no question about ownership.<p>You will need an administrator account to create a lock …

How to use Split Screen on iPad

The iPad has an amazing split-screen mode. It’s called Split View, and it lets you use two apps side-by-side. On certain iPads, you can even float a third app over the top. Split View lets you drag and drop text, pictures, links and almost anything else between apps, just like on a Mac or PC. It’s …

Apps

How to Hide Apps on the iPhone & iPad

Want to hide an app or two from appearing on the iOS home screen? Maybe you want to hide all apps downloaded from the App Store, but keep the …

How to protect your iPhone data with privacy controls built in to iOS 11

As more companies and services are leveraging user data to greater extents, it’s becoming more and more important to be aware of your privacy preferences and how you can make sure your iPhone settings are in alignment. Whether it’s been a little while since you’ve checked out your privacy settings …

Pro Tip: How to add blank spaces to your iPhone home screen grid

Some of the most creative iPhone home screen designs we’ve ever seen use blank gaps to separate icons into groups or to create interesting stepped patterns. But how is that even possible? After all, if you delete a home screen icon, the others close ranks to fill in the space.<p>The answer is to add …

Graphics

How To: Clear the RAM on Your iPhone X to Fix Problem Apps & Boost Performance

When your iPhone is being sluggish, one thing you can do to get performance back up to snuff is clear the device's random access memory. It's not a …

iOS Settings for VPN – What They Mean and How to Get to Them

The main goal of using a VPN is to protect your identity while browsing the web. Reasons to protect your personal data or staying unnoticed online …

Information Systems

Can iPhones Get Viruses? How to Detect & Remove Malware & Viruses from Your iPhone

Can iPhones get viruses? It's easy to revel in false security and believe our iPhones can't be infected by viruses; after all, the Apple ecosystem has a great track record for safety and defense against electronic invasion of all kinds. No system is completely invulnerable, however, so it's …

App Store

Seven automated smartphone commands you should try

Teach your old phone some new tricks.<p>Your smartphone is supposed to make life easier. Good news: You can step up its convenience by automating some of the ways you use it. With these seven automated commands, you get to spend less time fussing with your device and more time on the stuff that really …