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How to Stop Your iPhone and Its Apps From Tracking Your Location

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While privacy as we used to know it might be dead and gone, there are still plenty of ways to protect yourself against the default tech standards on your iPhone. Apple might be a privacy champion, but there are plenty of settings you can tinker with and change to hide your location from Apple and your many apps.

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How to Block Spam Calls With the Nuclear Option (and as Little Fallout as Possible)

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We’re all in a battle against robocalls. Chances are you’ve tried out various apps, settings, and carrier services to stop—or at least mitigate—the endless train of scams and spam, and some of them even work pretty well, at least for a while. Unfortunately, new spam techniques crop up all the time, and it’s likely a…

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How to Preemptively Block Ad-Tracking on Your Android

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Later this year, Google will begin blocking advertisers and developers from accessing a device’s advertising ID if users opt-out of personalized ads, mirroring the controversial changes (controversial to advertisers, anyway) that Apple introduced in iOS 14.5. While you’re waiting, though, you can opt-out of…

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How to Turn Off Read Receipts in WhatsApp on iPhone

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If you use WhatsApp to text your friends, family members, and colleagues, you might already be aware of the blue tick that indicates if your message has been read or not. But, did you know you can turn the read receipts feature off to stop people from being informed if you’ve read their messages on WhatsApp too?

For people who’re new to the platform or who aren’t aware, WhatsApp has a total of three indicators to inform you regarding the status of text messages you send. A single tick indicates that your message has been sent to WhatsApp’s servers. A…

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How to Limit Google's Apps From Tracking You on Your Apple Devices

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Apple recently updated its App Store and iOS privacy policies to force app developers to be more transparent about their data collection practices. As a result, users have a little more insight (and, ideally, control) over what data various companies can track—and how. Even giants like Google.

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Send & Receive iMessages from Android with AirMessage

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If you’re an Android user who longs for iMessage on your Android phone, you may already be familiar with Screen Sharing options (that also work with Windows and Linux PC’s), and WeMessage. But another option is available called AirMessage, which brings iMessage sending and receiving to Android as well.

AirMessage works by relaying the iMessages through a Mac. Yes that means a Mac is required for AirMessage to work, but if you’re hungry for sending those beloved blue messages to and from other iPhone users right from Android device, it may just be a…

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How to Use Disappearing Messages in Signal

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If you’re a Signal messenger user, you can further improve the security and privacy of your Signal communications and messages by enabling and using the disappearing messages feature. Just as it sounds, disappearing messages causes Signal to automatically disappear and remove messages after a specified time period. Even better is that it’s customizable, so you can set disappearing messages to be enabled for specific contacts, and you can toggle the feature off and on at any time (as can the other person you’re communicating with).

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How to Add Your Google Calendar to Apple's Calendar App (and Vice Versa)

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If you live your life across multiple services and computers—for example, using Google’s suite of digital tools alongside Apple’s various iCloud-based offerings—the best thing you can do for yourself is to mash all your worlds together. To carry this example forward, you’ll then be able to see your iCloud calendar(s)…

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How to Manually Add Contacts to WhatsApp on iPhone / Android

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Do you want to manually add contacts to your WhatsApp account for initiating conversations? Regardless of whether you’re using an iPhone or Android, this is a fairly simple procedure.

By default, WhatsApp automatically syncs contacts that are stored on your phone and checks if they have a WhatsApp account. However, if you want to manually add a new contact to your WhatsApp account at a later point, you don’t really have to use the Contacts section on your smartphone and wait for it to sync with WhatsApp.

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How to Open Numbers File on Windows PC with iCloud

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Need to open a Numbers file but you’re on a Windows PC? No problem, you can use iCloud to access, edit, and open Numbers files, even if you don’t have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac with an official Numbers app handy.

Today, we live in an era where people own multiple devices that are powered by different operating systems, and work environments are often mixed with Mac, Windows, PC, iOS, iPadOS, ChromeOS, Linux, Android, and everything else. So, let’s say you own a MacBook that you use while you’re on the move but own a Windows desktop at your home or…

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