CNET: Targeted ads stalking you on your iPhone? Here’s how to limit them

CNET: Targeted ads stalking you on your iPhone? Here’s how to limit them. “When iOS 14 is released this fall, iPhone ($699 at Apple) users will have to opt in to targeted advertising. It’s not a stretch to assume that users aren’t going to eagerly opt in and allow Facebook, or any advertiser for that matter, to track their internet usage when given a choice. But what about limiting ad tracking on your iPhone right now, even before iOS 14 is available? It’s possible, but it’s only possible in Apple’s own ad network. Below I’ll walk you through how to limit ad tracking, what exactly that means, and offer some of my own anecdotal experience after testing it myself.”

How to Use the iPhone Camera App: The Ultimate Guide (How-To Geek)

How-To Geek: How to Use the iPhone Camera App: The Ultimate Guide. “According to Flickr, the iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. Every year, Apple tweaks and improves it, which is one of the most compelling reasons to upgrade to the latest model. To take the best pictures with your iPhone, though, you’ll have to master some basics.”

Engadget: Google is releasing a free phone backup tool for iOS

Engadget: Google is releasing a free phone backup tool for iOS. “Last year, Google added automatic Android phone backups to Google One, the company’s ‘membership’ program that includes Drive storage, family sharing and a handful of other perks. It made sense for Google to bake that feature right into Android, but today the company announced it’ll soon do the same for iPhone users as well.”

Make Tech Easier: Here’s a Bunch of Funny Things to Ask Siri

For a given value of useful, but it’s Saturday, so.. Make Tech Easier: Here’s a Bunch of Funny Things to Ask Siri. “Siri is an extremely useful AI assistant, helping you in day-to-day tasks like making a calendar appointment or finding your iPhone. But there are plenty of other more whimsical uses for Siri too. This is especially true when it comes to kids, though adults will also enjoy the pile of nonsense questions you can throw at Siri. So we’ve gathered together a whole bunch of funny things to ask Siri when you’re bored and looking for a quick fix of fun. Some are kid-friendly, others aren’t. We’ll let you be the judge!”

The Next Web: Here’s how to claim your payout in the iPhone slowdown settlement

The Next Web: Here’s how to claim your payout in the iPhone slowdown settlement. “Apple this year settled a lawsuit over its slowing down of older iPhones. Now you could potentially claim compensation for having owned one of those phones, under the terms of the settlement — though be warned, you’ll get $25 at most for it and probably won’t see that until December. But hey, $25 is $25.”

How-To Geek: 7 Tips to Make the Web More Readable on an iPhone

How-To Geek: 7 Tips to Make the Web More Readable on an iPhone. “You probably spend more time reading on your iPhone than you do texting, calling, or playing games. Most of that content is likely on the web, and it’s not always easy to see or scroll through. Fortunately, there are plenty of hidden features that can make reading on your iPhone a much more pleasant experience.”

ThreatPost: TikTok To Stop Clipboard Snooping After Apple Privacy Feature Exposes Behavior

ThreatPost: TikTok To Stop Clipboard Snooping After Apple Privacy Feature Exposes Behavior. “App will stop reading users’ device cut-and-paste data after a new banner alert in an Apple update uncovered the activity. A new privacy feature in Apple iOS 14 sheds light on TikTok’s practice of reading iPhone users’ cut-and-paste data, even though the company said in March it would stop.”

Mashable: TikTok and other popular iOS apps are spying on your iPhone clipboard

Mashable: TikTok and other popular iOS apps are spying on your iPhone clipboard. “Have you ever copied a password or perhaps even your credit card number on your iPhone in order to easily paste it onto a website form? If you have, then it’s likely you’ve just exposed that information to a slew of popular iPhone apps.”

CNET: Apple rejects coronavirus apps not from a ‘recognized institution,’ report says

CNET: Apple rejects coronavirus apps not from a ‘recognized institution,’ report says . “Apple is reportedly cracking down on apps related to the coronavirus outbreak, banning apps that don’t originate from a ‘recognized institution’ like governments or hospitals. The move is apparently aimed at stemming the flow of misinformation surrounding the illness.”

PopSugar Tech: You Can Delete All iPhone Texts at Once With This Hack, and My Mind Is Blown

PopSugar Tech: You Can Delete All iPhone Texts at Once With This Hack, and My Mind Is Blown. “Usually when my phone is in serious need of a storage cleanse, I get rid of old text conversations individually by swiping left and pressing the red ‘delete’ button. It’s time-consuming AF, and I usually give up when I’m about 15 conversations deep and still in need of said storage cleanse. Little have I known, there’s an alternative method that allows you to delete tons of messages at once.”

How-To Geek: How to Create and Use Memoji and Animoji on an iPhone

How-To Geek: How to Create and Use Memoji and Animoji on an iPhone. “When you think of playful camera filters, Snapchat is probably the first app that comes to mind. But did you know that you can create your own interactive avatars using your iPhone or iPad? You can use Memoji and Animoji to send fun stickers to friends or disguise yourself during a FaceTime call. Thanks to iOS 13, Memoji are now available on all iPhones and iPads running the latest software, even if they don’t have a Face ID camera. Here’s how it works.”

BetaNews: Now you can use your iPhone as a 2FA key for Google apps

BetaNews: Now you can use your iPhone as a 2FA key for Google apps. “Two-factor authentication is a handy means of securing accounts, and now iPhone users are able to use their handsets as a security key for their Google accounts. An update to the Google Smart Lock app brings the functionality to Apple fans, several months after the feature was made available to Android users.”

Mike Shouts: SwiftUI iPod Classic Project Brings iPod Classic Interface To Your iPhone

Mike Shouts: SwiftUI iPod Classic Project Brings iPod Classic Interface To Your iPhone. “Smartphone has changed the way we consume music. Its integration with our lives was slow, but seamless enough that we forgot how much we miss the iPod Classic. We didn’t how much we miss the good’ol iPod (and by extension, the good’ol Jobs-era Apple) until we saw the SwiftUI iPod Classic Project. So what the hell is SwiftUI iPod Classic Project? Oh, nothing much really. It is just an awesome app that turns your iPhone into an iPod Classic.”