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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 Use Every New Feature in iOS 14.6

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Apple’s iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 launched this week, adding several new features to iPhones and iPad devices including new voice controls, expanded tracking functions for AirTags, Family Sharing options for Apple card payments, and, of course, tons of bug fixes.

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How to Stop Apple Music CarPlay From Crashing Until There's a Real Fix

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Over the last few days, we’ve seen lots of reports across Reddit and social media that Apple Music on CarPlay has been crashing unexpectedly. While we don’t know the specific cause, and there’s no confirmed fix yet, there are a few workarounds you can try while you wait.

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How to Filter Messages Inbox by Known Senders on iPhone

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Do you regularly receive random text messages, SMS, or iMessages to your iPhone from people you don’t know? Whether it’s from SMS spam or random people messaging you, the Messages inbox on your iPhone can become a mess quickly if you’re inundated with unknown and spam messages. Fortunately, you can filter these unwanted messages using a feature available on iPhone.

Not every text or iMessage that you receive is going to be from a friend, family member, or someone you just know. The inbox for most people would include transactional messages from banks,…

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How to Enable Eye Contact for FaceTime on iPhone & iPad

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Do you regularly use FaceTime for making video calls? If so, you probably already know how there’s a lack of proper eye contact most of the time, since people look at the screen instead of the camera. However, Apple has managed to fix this with the modern iOS and iPadOS releases.

Whenever you’re in an active video call, you tend to look at the other person on your iPhone or iPad’s screen rather than the camera. For them, it looks like you’re not trying to make eye contact at all and the video chat is a little less personal, or maybe even a little…

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How to Create and Edit Widget Stacks on iPhone & iPad

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Modern versions of iOS and iPadOS offer widgets to be added to the Home Screen. By allowing widgets to live amongst apps, Apple instantly made them more usable and more important for iPhone and iPad users. It also introduced stacks.

Stacks are super widgets that house more than one standard widget. That not only brings more functionality to a widget but it also saves space – there is no need to have two widgets visible if you only need one at any given time. Switching widgets within a widget stack is a simple case of swiping on them, as it should be.

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How to Unlock That Hidden Debug Mode for AirTags in iOS 14.5

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Apple’s AirTags have a hidden debug mode that you can access pretty easily on your connected device (ideally, an iPhone). And while the features found within aren’t going to give you magical tracking powers, you can at least enjoy some of the data related to AirTag tracking. That, and you can change some colors, too.

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How to Check Your Headphone Volume Level In Real Time to Keep Your Ears Safe with iPhone & iPad

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Plenty of us know that listening to music too loudly can impair our hearing in the long term, but how loud is too loud? Apple has offered historical data on how loud your earphones have been blasting music for a while, but with modern iOS and iPadOS versions, that feature is now available in real-time, and for the first time, on iPhone and iPad.


Doctors say that listening to anything of around 80dB for more than 40 hours per week can increase the chance of loss of hearing – and that isn’t something you want to risk. This new feature helps us to visualize how…

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How to Set Up Every iOS 14.5 Feature Worth Knowing About

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It’s been just over a week since iOS 14.5 debuted, and we’ve spent a chunk of time going over the most interesting features the operating system has to offer. This is one update I wouldn’t wait to install, if for nothing else than it’s the only way your iPhone will tell you if someone has slipped an AirTag tracker…

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How to Automatically Set Your iPhone Screen Orientation for Every App in iOS 14.5

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Apple has added a few helpful new Shortcut actions to iOS 14.5. We’ve previously talked about one, which lets you drop a new “Take Screenshots” action into any of your programmed Shortcuts. Joining it is a a new action for your device’s Orientation Lock, which allows you fine-tune when you want it on (almost always)…

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