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How to Make All Your WhatsApp Messages Disappear Automatically

WhatsApp’s Disappearing Messages feature has been quite limited so far—once enabled for a particular conversation or a group, all messages would be deleted automatically after seven days, but with no room for additional customization, or a default setting for all chats.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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8 of the Worst YouTube Annoyances, and How to Fix Them

Although you might not immediately think of it as such, YouTube is probably the smartest, most personal source of entertainment that we have. Plus, it’s free. And just like a streaming service, it’s easy to lose a couple of hours in the YouTube app or the website.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Should Be Wary When Sending Your Pixel or iPhone in for Repairs

None of us would willingly hand our phones over to someone if we thought they were going to steal and leak our personal data—but recent reports indicate some Apple and Google repair staff are doing just that.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Lock Up Your Photos and Videos in Google Photos

For one reason or another, we all have photos and videos that we don’t want just anyone looking at, and e’ve all experience that small jolt panic when showing someone one picture, and they start scrolling to their heart’s content. If you use Google Photos, you no longer need to worry, as you can move […]

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These Are the Best Streaming Service Sign-Up Deals You Can Get Right Now

The cost of streaming service subscriptions to cover all of your watching and listening needs can add up quickly, especially if you don’t take advantage of free trials and discounts when they come along. While it’s true that most streaming services offered up their best deals for Cyber Monday—and some of those promos…Read more… Continue […]

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This Extension Lets You Finally Play YouTube in the Background on Mobile

YouTube on mobile has never been an ideal experience. Unlike watching YouTube on a computer, where you have the flexibility to leave videos playing in the background, YouTube on mobile is usually locked to the app or website you’re using to view it. And if you want all the bells and whistles—such as ad-free streaming—…Read […]

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12 Hidden Google Messages Features You Should Be Using

Google’s Messages app is an Android smartphone’s answer to Apple Messages, and it has become so ubiquitous on those devices, you might not give it a second thought. It’s pre-installed on most Android smartphones, and can be used as the default messaging app on any Android device.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Spotify Is Killing Car View For No Good Reason

If you’re a Spotify subscriber, streaming music in your car is about to become less intuitive and full of angry tapping, now that Spotify is retiring Car View. The driver-friendly interface is disappearing, as Giz reports, and the move looks especially suspicious because it’s happening around the same time as the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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You Can Use Your Apple Watch to Automatically Unlock Your Mac

You might know about Apple’s feature that lets you automatically unlock your iPhone using the Apple Watch (when you’re wearing a face mask, at least). But you may not have known that this feature has also existed for years on the Mac. As long as you’re wearing your Apple Watch—and it’s unlocked—you can sign in […]

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16 of the Most Useful iPhone Messages Features You Should Be Using

Apple’s Messages is probably one of the most-used apps on your iPhone that you spend the least time thinking about. After all, it’s just texting. But this humble messaging app is actually remarkably feature-packed, and if you spend a few minutes poking around in your settings, you’ll be able to unlock lots of useful…Read more… […]

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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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You Should Try DuckDuckGo’s New Tracker Protection on Android, No Matter What Browser You Use

We all know that the internet isn’t a “private” place. When you search for something on Google or download a new app, there’s an understanding that some of your data is likely going somewhere. That said, what’s especially creepy about the state of our privacy online is how invisible tracking can be. You can think…Read […]

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You Could Carry And Present Your Driver’s License In Your iPhone Early Next Year

When Apple first announced the iOS 15 update for iPhones earlier this year, one of the smaller but more noteworthy feature inclusions — especially to us Jalops — was the ability to scan and keep your driver’s license in your device’s Wallet app. Apple said it was working with states, as well as airports and […]

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How to Lock Your Secrets in the Notes App (and Why You Should)

Searching for data or photo lockers will lead you to many apps. Some of them are genuinely secure—others, less so—but given that you’re dealing with secure data (documents, photos, security codes, or bank details), you maybe don’t want to trust a third-party iPhone app that happens to have a thousand 5-star reviews.…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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You Can Finally Download Amazon Prime Video Movies and TV Shows on Desktop

When you’re heading somewhere likely to have spotty internet coverage, downloading your favorite TV shows and movies beforehand is always a solid plan. Most streaming services allow you to do this to some extent, but until recently, you could only download Amazon Prime Video content onto a mobile device. Well, no…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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You Can Finally Download Amazon Prime Video Movies and TV Shows on Desktop

When you’re heading somewhere likely to have spotty internet coverage, downloading your favorite TV shows and movies beforehand is always a solid plan. Most streaming services allow you to do this to some extent, but until recently, you could only download Amazon Prime Video content onto a mobile device. Well, no…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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You Can Finally Get Real-Time Lyrics on Spotify

Even with the many music streaming options to choose from these days, Spotify is still the king for millions of users. While the app is enjoying a long, successful run, it hasn’t shined in every category. Real-time lyrics have been notably absent from Spotify’s features for some time now, as competing services like…Read more… Continue […]

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The Least Siri Can Do Is Pronounce Your Name Correctly

Siri is no one’s favorite virtual assistant, and if it’s also always pronouncing your name wrong, it’s doing little to endear itself to you. As recently as iOS 14, you could let Siri know its pronunciation was incorrect, and tell it the correct way to say your (or another contact’s) name. This method has been […]

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How iOS 15 Makes It Much Easier to Back Up and Wipe Your iPhone Before Selling It

Is it time to let go of your iPhone or iPad? Are you upgrading to a newer, better model, or passing it on to a family member? Maybe it just has to go in for repair. Before you do any of that, you’ll first want to completely wipe your iPhone or iPad to securely remove […]

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Enable the New Dark Mode to Make LinkedIn Marginally Less Annoying

LinkedIn has been a bit slow to hop on the dark mode train, but it’s finally begun rolling out a more eye-pleasing theme. The feature comes to both LinkedIn’s desktop website, as well as its iPhone and Android apps; so if you’re job-hunting late at night—or scrolling to see what the latest business influencers are […]

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