Handy quiz to see if it’s time to upgrade your iPhone

http://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2022/phone-upgrade-quiz/?itid=hp-more-top-stories Is it time to upgrade your iPhone? Our quiz can help you decide. Save money and help the environment by only getting a new smartphone when it’s necessary (Washington Post illustration; iStock) By Heather Kelly and  Chris Alcantara Updated Sept. 7 at 8:44 p.m.Originally published Sept. 7, 2022 Apple’s new iPhone 14 has all the usual tweaks and upgrades you’ve … Continue reading Handy quiz to see if it’s time to upgrade your iPhone

Gmail trick helps with discovery of who’s selling your data

https://www.the-sun.com/tech/5615976/genius-gmail-trick-reveals-selling-your-data/ SECRET SCAMMERS  I’m a tech expert – my genius Gmail trick reveals who is selling your data Tyler Baum, 11:38 ET, Jun 22 2022, Updated: 11:39 ET, Jun 22 2022 A TIKTOKER has revealed a useful insight for safer and more effective use of a Gmail account. Get a step ahead of spam and untrustworthy sites … Continue reading Gmail trick helps with discovery of who’s selling your data

Most underrated feature in iOS 16

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ios-16-this-is-the-most-underrated-new-feature-for-your-iphone iOS 16 — this is the most underrated new feature for your iPhone By Richard Priday published July 15, 2022 iOS 16 has added haptic keyboard feedback, and it's great (Image credit: Shutterstock) There's a new iOS 16 feature that Apple hasn't promoted much, but that has instantly become my favorite thing about the new OS. Hidden in the … Continue reading Most underrated feature in iOS 16

Finally an easy way to delete duplicate photos with iOS 16

https://apple.news/AFp-VW7SPSG2iW2zJTlJHew You Can Finally Delete Duplicate Photos on iPhone Without a Third-Party App Get valuable storage space back by deleting duplicate photos and videos on your iPhone. By Khamosh Pathak for Lifehacker, July 14, 2022 1:30PM The Photos app is getting many updates with iOS 16. Between Shared iCloud Photo Library and the new batch-edit feature, … Continue reading Finally an easy way to delete duplicate photos with iOS 16

Default settings you should turn off

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/27/technology/personaltech/default-settings-turn-off.html The Default Tech Settings You Should Turn Off Right Away These controls, which are buried inside products from Apple, Google, Meta and others, make us share more data than we need to. By Brian X. Chen July 27, 2022 There’s a catchy saying going around with a valuable lesson about our personal technology: The devil is … Continue reading Default settings you should turn off

Wait, when did everyone start using Apple Pay?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-pay-iphone-wallet-apps-11660780139? Wait, When Did Everyone Start Using Apple Pay? It took longer than expected for the iPhone to become a wallet. But the patience of Apple is slowly paying off. By Ben Cohen Aug. 18, 2022 5:30 am ET Patience isn’t the most popular virtue in Silicon Valley, where companies aspire to move fast and break … Continue reading Wait, when did everyone start using Apple Pay?

Tuning up your current smartphone rather than buying a new one

http://www.wsj.com/articles/not-upgrading-this-year-how-to-make-your-old-phone-last-11660362817 Not Upgrading This Year? How to Make Your Old Phone Last Follow these steps to save battery life, improve speed and reduce wear on your older iPhone or Android model, especially if its operating system hasn’t hit its expiration date yet By Nicole Nguyen, Aug. 14, 2022 8:00 am ET “Should I Get a New … Continue reading Tuning up your current smartphone rather than buying a new one

Apple politely explains why iPhone cases are a waste of money

https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/apple-politely-explains-why-iphone-cases-are-a-waste-of-money/ Apple politely explains why iPhone cases are a waste of money You use one because you use one, right? You don't trust yourself. Perhaps now is the time to break out, suggests Apple.Written by Chris Matyszczyk, Contributing Writer Posted in Technically Incorrect on July 24, 2022 Why would you put a case on that?Unsplash This has been going on … Continue reading Apple politely explains why iPhone cases are a waste of money

Apple celebrates Shazam turning 20

https://www.macrumors.com/2022/08/19/apple-celebrates-shazam-turning-20/ Apple Celebrates Shazam Turning 20 With Playlist Featuring Each Year's Most Shazamed Song Friday August 19, 2022 7:12 am PDT by Joe Rossignol Apple today announced that popular music identification service Shazam launched 20 years ago today. To celebrate the milestone, Apple shared a playlist featuring the most Shazamed song of each calendar year for the past 20 … Continue reading Apple celebrates Shazam turning 20

Bad habits when charging iPhones

http://www.cnet.com/tech/mobile/charging-your-iphone-the-wrong-way-break-these-habits-right-now/ Charging Your iPhone the Wrong Way? Break These Habits Right Now These tips and tricks can help you charge your iPhone faster. Nelson Aguilar Aug. 16, 2022 6:00 a.m. PT Charging your iPhone isn't as straightforward as plugging it in -- as much as it seems like it should be. The most common way of charging … Continue reading Bad habits when charging iPhones

Best cheap iPhone plans

9to5mac.com/2022/08/17/cheap-iphone-plans/ Best affordable iPhone plans for 2022 Michael Potuck - Aug. 17th 2022 1:40 pm PT @michaelpotuck If you’re looking for a better deal on your cellular plan, checking out some of the growing pre-paid options is a great idea. Below we’ll look at the best cheap iPhone plans with valuable features like free trials, … Continue reading Best cheap iPhone plans

How to spot fake reviews and shady ratings on Amazon

http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-spot-fake-reviews-and-shady-ratings-on-amazon-11658333513? How to Spot Fake Reviews and Shady Ratings on Amazon Sort by most recent reviews, check if older reviews were for completely different products and search for red flags such as ‘gift’ or ‘free’ By Nicole Nguyen, Updated July 20, 2022 3:48 pm ET Amazon AMZN -1.77%▼ is suing the administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups it says coordinated fake … Continue reading How to spot fake reviews and shady ratings on Amazon