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How to use less data on your iPhone every month

“Now you can access it whenever you want, without using data” writes Brian De Los for mashable.com. You can also use this menu to gauge how much data you use per month.For news or reading junkies who are constantly on the go, apps like Pocket or Instapaper are a huge data help.All those high-quality photos of your friends’ children are eating up your precious data — especially if you’re a heavy Instagram user. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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The battle over immigration policy that has raged for years in Congress is now playing out on your smartphone.

“The Laredo Sector Border Patrol Thursday released the free “USBP Laredo Sector” app” writes Ap Photo Gregory for washingtonexaminer.com. The battle over immigration policy that has raged for years in Congress is now playing out on your smartphone.People who download it can “report activity” along the border or share information about suspected cases of illegal immigration. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Bring on museum companion apps — but only if they’re absolutely awesome

“A seamless and functional museum companion app could enrich the museum-going experience through transportive AR experiences, un-Google-able supplemental information, or other multimedia” writes Rachel Kraus for mashable.com. Museum companion apps could actually combat that restlessness by engaging us in a way that static art, linear time, can’t.If an app doesn’t scan, freezes, or dies, it becomes an impediment to the museum experience. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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iPhone X Diary: I’ve gone on an app and notifications diet, and my iPhone is now an oasis of calm

“This includes Contacts (accessed only through the Phone app) and Reminders and Weather (accessed only via Siri)” writes Apple Watch Series for 9to5mac.com. I’m kind of using the Settings app as a divider between the ones used mostly at home and the ones used mostly out and about.I decided initially to try a ‘notifications diet’ – dramatically cutting back on the number of apps allowed to send me notifications.There were also a few apps I’m not expecting to use again, but which have a lot of data I wouldn’t want…

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Amazon has stealthily launched lightweight Android web browser for India

“Amazon has silently launched a lightweight Android web browser app for India” writes Siladitya Ray for medianama.com. Last month, Amazon had launched the Kindle Lite app for Android users in India.The app’s Google Play description mentions it doesn’t ask for extra permissions or collect private data like other browsers do. Source: medianama.com Share This:

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Facebook clarifies how and what data it collects even after you log out

“Here is an abridged version of the roughly 1,500-word long post, outlining the company’s policies: “When does Facebook get data about people from other websites and apps?” reports yourstory.com. Whether it’s information from apps and websites, or information you share with other people on Facebook, we want to put you in control — and be transparent about what information Facebook has and how it is used.How does Facebook use the data it receives from other websites and apps?. In fact, most websites and apps send the same information to multiple companies…

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Facebook explains data collection policies, says other companies do it too

“Apart from offering a peek into how Facebook collects data from users and non-users alike Baser post defends said data collection by basically saying that, other companies take your data too” writes Siladitya Ray for medianama.com. Facebook’s data breach was a result of the company being unable to enforce its policies on how third-party apps handle user data.This is because other apps and sites don’t know who is using Facebook.” Baser wrote.YouTube then sends it to you.” It seems Facebook is lashing out at other tech companies after it has…

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VR social network VTime raises $7.6 million round, preps for AR version

“VTime, one of the first ever VR social networks, appears to still be going strong; the team behind the app just raised $7.6 million in a Series A round of funding” writes Upload Vr for venturebeat.com. No details on what to expect from that version just yet, though it’s not hard to imagine the app’s social meetups taking place on a smartphone. That said, the app is available on a range of headsets spanning both mobile and PC categories.Unlike other apps such as AltspaceVR and Rec Room, though, vTime doesn’t…

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