Archive for: April, 2018

Blu settles with FTC over allegations of lax user data security

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Unlocked mobile phone retailer Blu has settled with the FTC over allegations that it didn't protect consumers from a Chinese company that farmed their data and misled users about the extent of it. The device maker won't get slapped with a fine, but a...

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'Stardew Valley' finally lets you farm with your friends

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Stardew Valley fans, take note: You can finally put your friends to work in the farming sim, whether you have them hack away at your errant rocks, plant seeds or partner with you at the Flower Dance. The long-awaited multiplayer beta has finally arri...

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A new MacBook Air likely won’t be revealed until later in 2018

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A new MacBook Air likely won't be revealed during WWDC 2018, but rather later this year along with the next iPhone. Suppliers have the necessary hardware to build the new units, but Apple won't accept the parts until the third quarter.

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How to see everything Apple knows about you

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Apple has at last introduced a new tool that lets you request and download everything the company knows about you, including all the data it gathers and retains when using the company’s retail outlets, iCloud, apps, products, and services.

Why is this tool available?

In part, Apple has made this information available to bring it into line with Europe’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation, laws designed to better protect individual privacy in an online age.

Google, Facebook, Twitter, and almost every other company has also had to introduce these tools, making it far easier for users to compare the quantity and depth of information these unconstrained corporations hold about them.

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iPhone X Running Too Slow: Tips to Speed Up Your Beast

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iPhone X Running Slow

Powered by 3GB of RAM and A11 bionic chip, iPhone X runs with enviable speed and flair. However, if you don’t manage your smartphone perfectly, it can get cluttered and eventually lose the buttery performance. If you have found yourself on the wrong side of the stream and your iPhone X is running too slow to live up to your high demand, you shouldn’t wait any longer to bring back the lost charm to your smartphone.

Talking about the solutions to fixing the lagging on the iPhone, you need to take care of multiple things. In most cases, you can troubleshoot the issue with simple tricks, but in some cases, you might have to go for drastic steps.

iPhone X Running Slow

Tips to Speed Up iPhone X 

Ready to cut the chase? Start with the first solution and move ahead only when it doesn’t yield the desired result.

Don’t Keep Too Many Apps Open At a Time

One of the simplest tricks you can use to make apps run a bit smoothly is not kept too many apps open in the background. It can play a big role in making an app run faster without any problem.

To force quit apps on your iPhone X, swipe up and pause. Then, you have to touch and hold the app and tap. Alternately, just swipe up to close the app when appears.

Kill Apps on iPhone X

Hard Reset Your iPhone

Hard reset has long been a trusted weapon for shooting out minor issues like app freezing. Therefore, it’s apt to have a go at it as well.

Press and release volume up button, press and release volume down button and then press and hold the side button until you see Apple logo on the screen.

Hard Reboot iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 8

Turn Off Background App Refresh and Location Services

Features like Background App Refresh and Location Services are extremely power hungry. Besides, if you use them consistently, they might even slow down your device. Hence, it’s better to use them smartly.

Turn Off Background App Refresh on iPhone X

Step #1. Tap on Settings → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPadStep #2. Tap on Background App Refresh → Tap on Background App Refresh again.

Tap on Background App Refresh on iPhone X

Step #3. Select off from the available options.

Disable Background App Refresh on iPhone X

Disable Location Services

Step #1. Tap on Settings → Tap on Privacy.

Tap on Settings then Privacy on iPhone X

Step #2. Tap on Location Services and turn it off.

Tap on Location Service on iPhone X

Disable Location Services on iPhone X

Reset iPhone X to Factory Default

Haven’t been able to accelerate your iPhone X? Try resetting it to factory default. Keep in mind that it will wipe out all the Wi-Fi passwords and website credentials. But all of your media and data will remain untouched.

Step #1. Tap on Settings → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings.

Tap on Reset then Tap on Reset All Settings on iPhone X

Step #3. Enter your iPhone Passcode → Enter your restriction passcode and confirm.

Reset All Settings on iPhone X

Once your device has restarted, normalcy should return to it.

But in case you still find your iPhone plagued by sluggishness, it’s time to go for complete cleanup.

Clean Up Your Device

With iOS 11, you can offload unwanted apps without deleting their data. You should take the full advantage of this highly user-friendly feature to keep unused items at bay.

iOS lets you check out how much space each app is consuming on your device. Hence, you can keep track of the storage level with ease. And if you find some apps taking up tons of space, you should either get rid of them or remove their other data from your device.

Update iOS on Your Device

Many a time Apple launches latest iOS version with bug fixes and performance improvements. Therefore, it’s worth keeping the iPhone updated to ensure it continues to run in top-gear.

Step #1. Open Settings app on your device → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings then General on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on Software Update → now tap on download and install the update if it’s available.

Update iOS on Your iPhone X

After the software update, your device should start functioning smoothly. However, if it’s still struggling to deliver the goods, it’s time to go for a radical step.

Restore Your iPhone As New

This is considered to be a nuclear solution and most of the times work in fixing most common issues. Hence, I would recommend you to give it a chance as well. But make sure to back up your device before going ahead with the process.

Step #1. Connect your device to computer and fire up iTunes.

Step #2. Click on Back Up.

Back up iPhone X using iTunes

Step #3. Once your iPhone has been successfully backed up, turn off Find My iPhone. To do so, Tap on Settings → Tap on Apple ID Banner → Tap on iCloud → Toggle the Switch next to Find My iPhone → Enter your Apple ID Password to confirm.

Tap on Apple ID Banner then Tap on iCloud on iPhone X

Turn Off Find My iPhone on iPhone X

Step #4. Once you turn off Find My iPhone, from iTunes, click Restore iPhone.

Restore iPhone X from iTunes

After your device has successfully restored, you should find it running in perfect condition. Congrats! You have finally won the battle.

Stay tuned

Most of the times the above solutions can help you expedite the performance of your iOS device. Let me know if they have clicked on shooting out the lagging.

You might want to read these posts as well:

How to Avoid Burn-in issues on iPhone X Wi-Fi Not Working on iOS 11 How to Improve iOS 11 Battery Life How to Speed Up Face ID on iPhone X

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Halide adds viewfinder in its new Apple Watch companion app

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While many major companies are now ditching their Apple Watch apps in favor of doing everything on iPhone, Halide today is adding support for the wearable in its latest release.

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Your ultimate guide to Motorola’s 2018 smartphone lineup

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Struggling to figure out your E5 from your G6? No, it's not a weird chromatic scale -- it's just Motorola's 2018 roster. But how do you know which is right for you? With our full guide to Motorola's 2018 phone lineup.

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I purposely sent electricity to my head with the Kortex, and I entered Nirvana

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For those who lie awake at night with their minds racing, electrotherapy could help reduce stress and improve sleep. One such product is the Kortex, and we gave it a spin for a month. Despite the high price, it works.

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How to Set Podcast Sleep Timer on iPhone and iPad

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How to Set Sleep Timer for Podcast on iPhone and iPad

I like listening to some of my favorite podcasts before hitting the sack. On a few occasions, I fall asleep while playing an episode. Hence, I don’t forget to set a podcast timer on my iOS device so that the app automatically stops playing after the specific time. What about you?

With iOS 11 or later, it’s pretty straightforward to enable sleep timer for any episode. Haven’t yet given it a try? Let me show you how it works!

How to Set Sleep Timer for Podcast on iPhone and iPad

How to Set Sleep Timer for Podcast on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Podcast app on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, head over to the episode you wish to listen.

Step #3. Next, swipe up and select crescent moon Sleep Timer icon.

Tap on Sleep Timer in Podcast on iPhone or iPad

Step #4. Next up, you have to choose how long you wish the podcast to play.

You have several options to choose from:

In 5 minutes In 10 minutes In 15 minutes In 30 minutes In 45 minutes In One Hour When Current Episode Ends

You can select any of the available options.

Set Podcast Sleep Timer on iPhone and iPad

 

That’s pretty much it! Now, go ahead and enjoy the episode. Once it’s finished, the app will automatically stop playing.

Stay tuned

So, make the most of this simple tip to enhance your podcast time. If you belong to the same page as me, you would really appreciate this cool feature.

Have any question? It would be great to have your invaluable feedback down below in the comments.

You would like to read these posts as well:

How to Organize Podcasts into Stations on Apple TV How to Play Specific Set of Podcasts on HomePod How to Play Podcasts or Audiobooks on Apple Watch Best Podcasts App Alternatives for iPhone for the Power-Users

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Google Tasks’ refreshing design will motivate you to complete your to-do lists

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Google officially launched its new Google Tasks app. While there's not much to it, the app is useful for those who want easy access to an overview of their to-do lists within an app that has a clean, fresh design.

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