[Video Link] Burner is an iPhone application that lets you generate temporary phone numbers. This would come in handy, for example, if you are selling something on Craigslist, and you don't want to give out your permanent telephone number. The app costs $1.99, which gives you a "burner" number that's valid for 7 days, 20 talk minutes, or 60 texts, whichever comes first. You can buy additional credits in the app.
Over at Wirecutter, my colleague Thorin Klosowski has a clear and comprehensive breakdown of the new privacy controls that were added in Apple's latest iOS update. These features include greater control over relationships your phone and local networks and location services, limiting access to your photo library for connected apps, and more. Klosowski sums up… READ THE REST
In 2017 Apple acknowledged it had been throttling iPhones with degraded batteries. This resulted in a class-action lawsuit and a $500 million settlement. Lifehacker has a guide on how you can collect a cash payment of $25 per eligible iOS device. You'll qualify for this settlement if you own(ed) one of the following iPhones before… READ THE REST
If you purchased a smart phone app that doesn't meet your expectations, Popular Science has a guide for how to get your money back. The first thing to try is contacting Google or Apple and explaining why you want your money back. The last resort is complaining on Twitter. One thing not to do is… READ THE REST
Your smartphone, while being an unquestioned technological marvel, can also get you into all kinds of trouble. Because it demands so much of your attention, it's easy to get distracted and miss what's happening around you, especially if you're shooting video or taking pictures. In fact, it can even get downright dangerous if you aren't… READ THE REST
Kitchen appliances and cooking tools are usually among the hottest doorbuster items every Black Friday. Unfortunately, there really aren't many doors to bust this year, due to COVID. However, cooking is eternal; so, despite the changes, deals are still flying fast and furious for a full assortment of air fryers, pressure cookers, and grills, all… READ THE REST
If you know a kid, then that means you might know a kid who wants a PS5 or an Xbox Series X. There's no question that the new next-generation gaming consoles are true marvels, but beyond playing games, there is another side of this activity that could fire up a kid's imagination or personal ingenuity… READ THE REST