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How to Force iOS14 to Use Gmail as Your Default Mail App

Apple’s latest mobile operating system introduces two new options that will delight anyone who doesn’t want to be wedded to Apple’s web browser and email apps. You can now set your own default web browser and email apps, but not every app supports the feature—not even Gmail.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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See When Other Apps Use Your Microphone or Camera With This Android App

One of my favorite tiny features from Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 operating system is a big one for privacy and security—a rare two-fer. Whenever an app accesses your camera or microphone, you’ll see a tiny colored dot in the upper-right corner of your display, right above your bars indicating the signal strength for your…Read more… […]

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See When Other Apps Use Your Microphone or Camera With This Android App

One of my favorite tiny features from Apple’s upcoming iOS 14 operating system is a big one for privacy and security—a rare two-fer. Whenever an app accesses your camera or microphone, you’ll see a tiny colored dot in the upper-right corner of your display, right above your bars indicating the signal strength for your…Read more… […]

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Use AccuWeather’s Updated App to Get Precise ‘Dark Sky’ Forecasts on Android

Android: Irritated as I am that Dark Sky will no longer have a home on Android as of August 1, the pain is slightly lessened by other big weather players—a phrase I don’t get to use nearly enough—stepping up to provide similar services. Or, at least, that’s what AccuWeather is attempting to do in its […]

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How to Make Your Gboard Automatically Match Your Android’s Dark or Light Theme

Setting up dark mode on your Android is easy, but making sure the Gboard keyboard aligns with your preference for the light or dark sides requires a bit more handiwork. And if you want your keyboard’s color to change when your Android’s theme changes—at a particular time of day, for example—the process gets a little…Read […]

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Recover Deleted Files With Microsoft’s New Free Windows App

If you accidentally delete a file, all hope isn’t lost. However, assuming you can’t just drag it back out of the Windows Recycle Bin—especially true if you, like me, tend to default to the more permanent Shift + Delete instead of just “delete”—you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and try a slightly more… […]

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Recover Deleted Files With Microsoft’s New Free Windows App

If you accidentally delete a file, all hope isn’t lost. However, assuming you can’t just drag it back out of the Windows Recycle Bin—especially true if you, like me, tend to default to the more permanent Shift + Delete instead of just “delete”—you’re going to have to roll up your sleeves and try a slightly more…Read […]

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Fix Your Crappy Phone Photos With This Powerful App

Your phone’s camera is more powerful than ever, but it is far from foolproof. It’s always discouraging to think you’ve lined up the perfect shot, only to check your camera roll and discover you messed up something—your composition, your white balance, or who knows what—and you have captured a less-than-perfect…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Staring at a Stranger for 60 Seconds Helped Me Feel Better About Quarantine Life

Physical distancing is necessary to keep our communities safe and healthy, yeah, but it sure is making us all a lot lonelier. Yes, we’re flattening the curve—and that’s crucially important—but it’s hard to cut ourselves off from our friends and family for weeks at a time. Zoom calls are simply no replacement for…Read more… Continue […]

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