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iOS 15.4 battery drain fix: Apple finally responds to complaints

March 23rd, 2022

Apple released the iOS 15.4 update a few days ago, a software version that introduces several handy new features for iPhone users. And iPad users, of course, since iPadOS 15.4 is also out. But iOS 15.4 also came with excessive battery drain for some people, an issue that various iPhone users complained about on social …

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Roku OS 11 lets you turn your TV into a digital photo frame

March 22nd, 2022

If you wish that your Roku was a bit more customizable, you’re in luck. Roku OS 11 will begin rolling out to supported devices in the coming weeks, and the software update will introduce a number of big new features, including Roku Photo Streams. This will allow users to upload images and use them to …

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How to scan text on iPhone with this awesome new iOS 15.4 feature

March 22nd, 2022

We’ve been scanning documents since before the smartphone, but it all got a lot easier after that. And camera technology advanced to a point where it’s easy to turn any document into a digital version that’s always available to use. The iPhone is one example where you can scan documents with the built-in Notes app. …

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Android 13 will tell you which background apps are killing your battery

March 18th, 2022

Google released the first Android 13 beta version only about a month ago. That’s the first developer preview, which isn’t the more stable public beta you’re dying to install on your Pixel and other compatible devices. And Google has just released Android 13 Developer Preview 2, which includes an interesting battery-saving feature. The operating system …

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Netflix profile transfer feature is in testing

March 17th, 2022

Netflix is finally testing a feature that many users might have been asking for. But it appears to be tied to the Netflix feature you’ve been dreading. Netflix wants to make password-sharing more difficult, and it’s running a brand new test where it’ll charge users an extra fee for users accessing the same account from …

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Facebook now allows hate speech in some countries if it’s anti-Russia

March 11th, 2022

Meta made a big change to the Facebook and Instagram hate speech policies to allow users to express violent thoughts targeting the Russian forces that invaded Ukraine. Facebook and Instagram users in various countries around Eastern Europe can pen posts calling for violence against the soldiers who fight for the invading force. They can also …

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Google’s Android feature drop for March updates Messages, photos, and parking

March 10th, 2022

Google on Thursday announced a big Android feature drop that will enhance several experiences on the operating system without requiring a full Android update. The feature drop consists of several significant upgrades to apps and/or functionalities already available on your device. Therefore, they can be enabled on all sorts of Android devices via app updates …

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Netflix says it will ‘never say never’ to a cheaper plan with ads

March 9th, 2022

Every few months, Netflix has to answer the same question: Will they ever offer a cheaper, ad-supported plan? The answer is always the same: Maybe one day, but not right now. That was the answer Netflix CFO Spencer Neumann gave earlier this week at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco. …

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Google Maps live traffic data was disabled to protect Ukraine citizens

February 28th, 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine last week, starting the war that many people feared. Since then, the Ukrainian resistance has been exemplary, with the country putting up a massive fight against the invading force. The entire world took notice, urging Russia to stop the attack and withdraw. Moreover, western countries imposed sanctions against Russia and sent weapons, …

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Windows 11 Pro will force you to create a Microsoft Account

February 18th, 2022

Microsoft is planning a significant change for the Windows 11 Pro version of its latest PC operating system release. The company will now force users to create a Microsoft Account and have an active internet connection when they set up a Windows 11 Pro computer. Microsoft disclosed the new requirements in the release notes of …