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Can You Control Specific Permissions on Android?

As a basic privacy concern, what permissions your phone’s apps have is a pretty important one. More recent versions of Android (6.x and up) let you control what your apps can access. Here’s how it works. Back in the old days—we’re talking Android Lollipop (5.x) and below here—you basically had …

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Quick Look Will Quickly Edit Files in macOS Mojave

The Quick Look tool on Macs is getting more powerful with macOS Mojave. You can now sign PDFs, trim videos, and perform other edits right from the preview pane that appears when you press Space. To use this feature, you’ll just have to press the Space bar button with a …

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What to Do If Your iPhone Is Getting a Bad Signal

There are dozens of factors that can affect your cell service—from your distance to a tower to the weather—but what can you do if, for some reason, your iPhone suddenly isn’t getting a good signal? Let’s find out. Turn It Off and On Again “Have you tried turning it off …

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Quickly Check World Cup Scores With Cortana or Spotlight

Stuck at your desk during the 2018 World Cup? That sucks, but you can quickly check the scores anytime by using Cortana on Windows or Spotlight on macOS. Windows 10 users can simply open the start menu and search for “World Cup.” Scores for the current game will show up …

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Spanish Soccer App Was Spying on Fans To Narc on Bars

La Liga, an app for Spanish soccer fans, was spying on fans using otherwise unnecessary GPS and microphone permissions to identify bars showing the game without a license. Here’s Natasha Lomas, writing for Tech Crunch: In a statement on its website responding to the snitch scandal, the league defends its actions …

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How to Organize Your Desktop With Stacks on macOS Mojave

Many Mac users store files on their desktops. Apple even lets you sync your Desktop folder via iCloud. The upcoming macOS Mojave release helps cut through the clutter with “Desktop Stacks,” a feature that automatically organizes the files on your desktop. How to Enable Desktop Stacks on macOS Mojave Desktop …

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