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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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14 Settings Every Twitter User Should Change Immediately

Twitter is one of those apps that can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. You can use it to tune in to a stream of news updates and call it a day, or you can really get into it by creating and curating lists, bookmarking Twitter threads, and hosting […]

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What to Do In an Emergency When Your Phone Is Dying

If you’re lost while hiking, or your car has broken down and you’re stranded on the side of the road, the obvious thing to do is call for help. But what if your battery is low? Please don’t listen to any of those viral posts screaming that you should change your voicemail message. Text a […]

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What to Do In an Emergency When Your Phone Is Dying

If you’re lost while hiking, or your car has broken down and you’re stranded on the side of the road, the obvious thing to do is call for help. But what if your battery is low? Please don’t listen to any of those viral posts screaming that you should change your voicemail message. Text a […]

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How to Be Comforting Over Text Without Sweating Every Word

Your friend sends you long paragraphs about their breakup or their boss or their grief. How can you show them that you’re engaged and listening? Even before the pandemic, we’ve known there are certain aspects of face-to-face communication that are impossible to replicate over text or call. When you want to comfort a…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Be Comforting Over Text Without Sweating Every Word

Your friend sends you long paragraphs about their breakup or their boss or their grief. How can you show them that you’re engaged and listening? Even before the pandemic, we’ve known there are certain aspects of face-to-face communication that are impossible to replicate over text or call. When you want to comfort a…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Finally Remove Annoying Followers on Twitter

Twitter is…something. Those of us who use it often find ourselves hopelessly addicted, scrolling through a sea of jokes, arguments, and many, many toxic accounts. If you find your followers list is full of the latter and you’re sick of them seeing your tweets in their feed, you’ll be happy to know that you can…Read […]

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How to Auto-Block Trolls With Twitter’s New ‘Safety Mode’

Highlighting the rampant harassment on Twitter is now a cliche; we all know it’s a breeding ground of abuse and cyberbullying. Thankfully, the company seems to be finally listening to its userbase’s calls for better anti-harassment tools with a new “Safety Mode” feature.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Blip: The Other Way Of Texting

Fun Friday Fact! Did you know people in France could text each other in the 1970s? It’s true! Instead of a computerized, mobile phone, radio-cellular setup like we use today, there was a fleet of people in Peugeot 204 vans who would just take a short message from you to whomever you wanted, at least […]

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Blip: The Other Way Of Texting

Fun Friday Fact! Did you know people in France could text each other in the 1970s? It’s true! Instead of a computerized, mobile phone, radio-cellular setup like we use today, there was a fleet of people in Peugeot 204 vans who would just take a short message from you to whomever you wanted, at least […]

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The iPhone Screen Effects You Thought You Knew How to Use but Really Don’t

If you send “congratulations” or “happy birthday” to someone using Messages on an iPhone, they’ll get a little surprise along with it: a shower of confetti or some celebratory balloons will rain down or float around on their screen along with your words. It’s a neat little trick embedded in the messaging platform—but…Read more… Continue […]

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Videogame Article

Pithy opening that assumes my position as the imparter of information, but also implies my confidence that over a beer we could get on just fine. Declaration of the news story in one line, strongly suggesting—though absolutely not directly saying so—that I am first to break this story.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Can You Really Mute Twitter’s Algorithm to Stop Showing Suggested Tweets?

As Twitter rolls out its new Twitter Blue subscription service, some of us still long for the olden days when the timeline was nothing more than a bunch of tweets, one after the other, from people you had chosen to follow. There’s a mute list hack that supposedly will help you mimic that old-school experience, […]

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For The Love of God, Please Stop “Liking” All My Texts

Generally speaking, texting is an effortless, productive way to communicate. Sure, it can become tiresome when I find myself in a group chat that is degenerating into a flurry of missives that I don’t care about; in these instances. the ability to mute an annoying thread is a godsend. But there’s another annoying…Read more… Continue […]

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Discord Blocks All iOS Users From Accessing NSFW Servers

If an iPhone is your main window into Discord’s cacophonous void of yelling gamers, your options just got a lot more limited.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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