4 ways to get iPhone-level privacy from your Android phone

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Take a few quick steps to ramp up your phone’s privacy protections. One of the most appealing reasons to opt for an iPhone in recent years has been Apple’s ongoing commitment to enhance its devices’ privacy protections. Thanks to numerous privacy features built into the iPhone’s iOS operating system, Apple can boast that one of the key benefits of using its phone over Android phones is increased privacy. Read Full Story

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Apple’s new privacy ad has a ton of Easter eggs. Here’s what they reference

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The humorous new “Over Sharing” spot uses clever real-world scenarios to show off the invisible privacy features iPhone’s use to protect users from prying eyes. Apple has always had a heavy focus on user privacy when it comes to its hardware and software. That focus is no more evident than in this year’s upcoming iOS 14, which packs more privacy features into the iPhone’s operating system than there’s ever been. And as privacy is increasingly becoming more of a front-line issue with your average “non-techie” user, it’s no wonder Apple has boosted its marketing efforts in recent years to show off just how much effort the company puts into protecting its users’ privacy. Read Full Story

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Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ event: When and where to watch the launch of the iPhone 12 today

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This iPhone launch event is more important for the company than recent events because the iPhone 12 series is supposed to represent a “supercycle” for the smartphone. If Apple events were holidays, today could be considered the Christmas Day of Apple Events. That’s because Apple is just hours away from announcing its new iPhone 12 series of phones—as well as, perhaps, some other surprises . Read Full Story

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The top 7 iOS 14 privacy features: What you need to know

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Apple’s new iPhone update gives you tighter control over what apps know about you—from your precise location to the contents of your camera roll. After a months-long beta development cycle, Apple has finally released its much-anticipated iOS 14 to the general public. iOS 14 brings a ton of new features and user interface enhancements to the iPhone, some of the most eagerly awaited being home screen widgets and the all-new App Library launcher and organizer. Read Full Story

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Apple may owe you $25—here’s how to find out

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A proposed $500 million class action settlement would resolve dozens of lawsuits over Apple’s iPhone, and now Batterygate could end in a payday. Remember when Apple got caught slowing down iPhones, throttling their performance so that numerous Apple customers worldwide replaced their slowwww phones. Remember how customers were unaware that simply replacing the battery would likely double their phone’s speed? And then Apple offered $29 battery replacements for a year—thereby driving foot traffic to its own stores for a paid service? And remember how you were reminded how wildly corporate profit interests diverge from your own? But then you forgot because all this drama swiftly became the least of America’s problems? Now comes the denouement in this saga: Vengeance! Sorta, kinda. Read Full Story

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Even Apple is struggling to make a compelling case for 5G

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Unless you’re a gamer or a geeky football fan, the Apple ‘Hi, Speed’ iPhone 12 launch was short on killer applications for 5G connectivity. I thought Apple, with its marketing prowess, would finally make me understand the importance of having 5G on my phone. But after watching its press event for the first 5G iPhones on Tuesday, I remain unconvinced and unlikely to upgrade from my iPhone 11. Read Full Story

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Best Cloud Storage Services

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. A decade ago, clouds were white puffy things we pointed at in the sky. Today, I suppose that’s still true. But “the cloud” means something completely different. It started as a buzzword, but now, it’s not uncommon to hear it in an afternoon conversation over coffee. In fact, it’s an incredibly common occurrence in our everyday lives. And it’s rise in popularity happened for a good reason—cloud storage is safe, affordable, and undoubtedly easy to use. Plus, it has countless uses, from backups and document archiving to team collaboration and file sharing. But choosing the best cloud storage services isn’t always easy, especially since there are so many options on the market. To make your decision a little easier, I looked at dozens of providers and narrowed it down …

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How KaiOS is beating Apple and Android to the next billion cellphone users

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Its phones sell for as little as $15 but run WhatsApp, YouTube, and more. KaiOS is the most popular mobile operating system you probably haven’t heard of. Instead of designing software for full-blown smartphones, Hong Kong–based KaiOS Technologies (pronounced ky-O-S) has exceeded 150 million global users by powering what it calls the “smart feature phone.” Far more spartan than iPhones and Samsung Galaxy models, these devices—which sell for as little as $15—run must-have apps such as YouTube, Google Maps, Facebook, and Whats­App, with more available from the KaiOS app store. Read Full Story

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What private browsing does—and doesn’t—do to shield you from prying eyes online

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Private browsing sounds like it’s keeping all your browsing and data private—but its name is misleading. Many people look for more privacy when they browse the web by using their browsers in privacy-protecting modes, called “Private Browsing” in Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Apple Safari; “Incognito” in Google Chrome; and “InPrivate” in Microsoft Edge. Read Full Story

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