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How to opt out of WhatsApp data sharing with Facebook

WhatsApp

The Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy to share data with its parent company. Yes, WhatsApp wants to share your phone number and analytics with Facebook even after promising it would never do so when it was acquired by the social network back in 2014. The updated privacy policy now reads:

"By coordinating more with Facebook, we’ll be able to do things like track basic metrics about how often people use our services and better fight spam on WhatsApp. And by connecting your phone number with Facebook’s systems, Facebook can offer better friend suggestions and show you more relevant ads if you have an account with them."

Twitter adds Night Mode in latest update

Twitter night mode vs normal

Great news for Twitter fans who enjoy reading the latest tweets after dark. The official Twitter app has received a built-in night mode. When enabled, this mode reverses text and background colors to enhance reading in low-light situations. While the feature is simple, it does the trick efficiently. Images are not altered, and night mode cannot be invoked automatically or on a schedule.

Should I install iOS 10 on my iPhone or iPad?

Every time Apple releases a major update people want to know if it is safe to install on their device. I'm not sure what internet urban legend has made people nervous about software updates, but it is a common concern amongst iPhone and iPad users. While it has been true that some updates have caused minor issues for older devices, Apple has always quickly resolved these problems with additional updates. As of right now there seems to be no reason anyone would not want to upgrade to iOS 10, however we won't officially know until the final version is released in the fall. Also don't forget, Apple now tests all its new features with developers and the public through its two beta programs. This helps avoid most potential problems with the final release.

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How to restore a lost Pokémon GO account

Pokémon GO

The mobile gaming hit Pokémon GO received an update to version 1.1.0 over the weekend, leading many players to believe their progress has been lost. According to game developer Niantic, this is a login issue that surfaced due to an update to the Google Account login system. Rest assured, your Pokémon GO account still exists and can easily be recovered.

Increase your iPhone’s storage space 7x with this new app

Avast Photo Space

When you hear the word “avast,” you likely either think of a classic swashbuckling pirate or the popular anti-virus software company that has seemingly been around since the dawn of the internet.

What you don’t typically think of, however, is a mobile app that offers the intriguing ability to greatly increase the storage space of your iPhone. That may soon change when you hear about Avast Photo Space.

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