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The best apps, software, and downloads including iOS, Android, Google Maps, Waze, CarPlay, and more.

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iOS 15.4.1 now available with a fix for the battery drain bug

March 31st, 2022

Shortly after Apple released iOS 15.4 earlier this month, iPhone owners started complaining about faster battery drain. If you were one of those iPhone owners, you’re in luck. Apple just released iOS 15.4.1, and the update includes a fix for the battery draining more quickly than expected. Download the update ASAP if you’re struggling with …

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Russia’s Yandex collects user data from thousands of iPhone and Android apps

March 29th, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ignited a massive reaction from Western countries that included previously unseen sanctions on the invader. In addition to banking and trade limits that governments imposed, various companies paused their activities in Russia or left completely. Additionally, the West’s scrutiny of Russian tech increased. Kaspersky is one example. Yandex is another, as …

Google Maps reviews

Google Maps removed nearly 100 million fraudulent reviews last year

March 28th, 2022

Google explained how it polices reviews on its main navigation platform a few weeks ago. By combining advanced artificial intelligence (AI) features with humans who manually review fraudulent Google Maps reviews, Google tries to offer a safe, genuine experience inside the application. Google is now back with a new Google Maps report that details the …

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Why I’ll never sideload apps on iPhone

March 28th, 2022

The European Union may soon force Apple and Google to allow the practice of sideloading apps on iPhone and Android, respectively. It’s already possible for Android users to install any apps they want, regardless of where they come from. But the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) would also impose the practice on Apple, which would …

Instagram

Instagram’s chronological feed is back – here’s how to enable it

March 24th, 2022

The latest update for Instagram finally brings back the beloved chronological feed, as well as a new favorites feed. Instagram’s chronological feed has been missing for several years now. The company removed it in 2016. However, it began testing a new version of the feed in January. Now that it’s back officially, Instagram users can …

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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 …

Roku OS 11 is rolling out soon.

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 …