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Mazda’s Instagram Account Has Been Hacked

I suspect that Mazda’s social media team isn’t feeling all that thankful this Thanksgiving, because it either appears that Mazda’s Instagram account has been hacked, or that the company has expanded into the lucrative business of, um, some kind of online stock trading scam? Personally, I’d rather they stick to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How to Set Up Rain and Snow Alerts on Your iPhone

Weather forecasts can be helpful for planning in advance, but knowing it’s about to rain right before it actually starts can save you the headache of getting literally caught in a storm. If you’ve updated to the latest version of iOS 15, you can now set up real-time precipitation notifications right in Apple’s…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Finally Add Links to Your Instagram Stories Without Having 10,000 Followers

One of the many hierarchies of Instagram has been the link-in-stories feature. You only got access to it if you had more than 10,000 followers, or if you had a verified account, so most users couldn’t add a link directly from their Instagram story. This is also why the link aggregators for Instagram bios got […]

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How to (Finally) Use SharePlay to Watch Videos Together on FaceTime

Apple’s SharePlay was one of the features that didn’t make it to the final iOS 15 release. But now, with iOS 15.1, it’s out for all iPhone and iPad users (macOS Monterey will receive the update later in the Fall).Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Delete Instagram for Good

With every new data breach or controversy that comes out of the Facebook corporation, you may consider anew simply deleting your account and all your data from its various social media platforms. If you do, don’t forget that Facebook owns Instagram too—so to cleanse your precious info from their servers, here are the…Read more… Continue […]

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What We Actually Know About How Social Media Affects Teens’ Mental Health

Instagram makes teen girls feel worse about their bodies, according to internal Facebook documents published in the Wall Street Journal. (Facebook owns Instagram.) The app is full of pictures of impossibly thin and beautiful people, so that tracks; and we’ve been fretting for years over the dangers of young people…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Download Your iPhone’s Latest Security Update ASAP

When you know there aren’t many new features to be found, ignoring software update notifications in favor of doing literally anything else can be all too easy. We’re here to implore you to update this latest one, however, since Apple’s latest software is essential to your iPhone and iPad’s security.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Download Your iPhone’s Latest Security Update ASAP

When you know there aren’t many new features to be found, ignoring software update notifications in favor of doing literally anything else can be all too easy. We’re here to implore you to update this latest one, however, since Apple’s latest software is essential to your iPhone and iPad’s security.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Quick-Add Macros in Any Food Tracking App

If you’re tracking what you eat, most items are easy enough: You either search for what it is (for example, four ounces of chicken breast), scan a barcode, or select a product name from the app’s search. What if you’re eating something that isn’t in the database, though, but you do have a nutrition label […]

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How to Turn Your iPhone Live Photos Into Boomerangs on Instagram

You can take a Live Photo and turn give it a boomerang effect using the Photos app. But if you wanted to take a real Boomerang, you always had to use the Instagram app. You don’t have to do that anymore though now that Instagram has native support for Live Photos—now it can take that […]

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Use ‘Dark Reader’ to Force All Websites Into Dark Mode in iOS 15

The automatic dark mode is a great way to soothe your eyes when you’re using your iPhone or iPad late at night. But what happens when you then open a web page in Safari? A blinding white light hits you out of nowhere, that’s what, because not all websites support the dark mode. If you’re […]

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How to Rearrange or Delete Your Home Screens in iOS 15

Trying to freshen up your iPhone’s Home Screen layout? Fortunately for you, iOS 15 makes that easy. You can now easily rearrange the order of your Home Screen pages, and even hide or delete an entire Home Screen really fast. Here’s how to quickly customize your iOS 15 Home Screens.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Might Not Want to Update to iOS 15 Yet

Apple’s big iPhone update, iOS 15, is chock full of fun features. We’ve highlighted 36 we find particularly interesting or useful. But it’s not for everyone. If you don’t feel like adding a slew of new changes to the iPhone you’ve come to know inside and out, but want the security that comes with a […]

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15 Hidden iOS 15 Features Worth Knowing About

iOS 15 has lots of excellent new features that we’ve covered in detail: When you update your iPhone, you’ll get cool additions like Focus Mode, Separation Alerts, and Background Sounds. However, iOS releases have a bunch of minor upgrades every year that aren’t as highlighted during Apple’s keynotes. These hidden…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Fix the Bug Keeping You From Sharing Apple Music to Instagram

If you listen to a lot of music, you might like to share your tastes with all your friends by posting those tunes to your Instagram stories. Unfortunately, that method might appear closed off lately due to a bug—when you go to share a song from Apple Music, the Instagram option doesn’t show up. Luckily, […]

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Why You Should Turn On Strava’s ‘Beacon’ Feature When You Go for a Run

If you’re running or hiking alone, it’s always smart to let somebody know your plans and when you expect to be back. Better yet, apps with location sharing can allow your partner or friend to know exactly where you are at any moment. But there’s a way to go even beyond that: Use Strava’s Beacon […]

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Why You Should Turn On Strava’s ‘Beacon’ Feature When You Go for a Run

If you’re running or hiking alone, it’s always smart to let somebody know your plans and when you expect to be back. Better yet, apps with location sharing can allow your partner or friend to know exactly where you are at any moment. But there’s a way to go even beyond that: Use Strava’s Beacon […]

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How to Use Your iPhone As an Official ID

In this digital age, why do we still have physical IDs? I don’t need my credit card when I can use Apple Pay; I don’t need my MetroCard anymore with Express Transit; but still, I need to bring the whole wallet with me anywhere that requires a driver’s license. Luckily, it looks like that’s changing […]

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