How to mute WhatsApp group chats on iPhone and Android – and save your sanity

Whether you’re shooting the breeze with your friends, planning your weekend football game or exchanging childcare tips with your NCT group, WhatsApp is arguably the best app in the world for having group conversations Anyone can create a group and add as many people as they like. Members can then pitch in with their own comments, photos and videos, or […]

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Facebook redesign will make playing games on the app much easier

If you love playing games on Facebook, the platform’s latest redesign will come as music to your ears. Facebook has announced that it’s rolling out a dedicated Facebook Gaming tab in the main navigation bar, where users can discover, play and share games. In a blog about the update, Vijaye Raji, VP of Gaming at Facebook, said: “The centerpiece of […]

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Samsung dating app lets you judge suitors based on the contents of their fridge

If the idea of going on a date with someone only to find out that they loathe cheese fills you with dread, then this bizarre new dating app could be just the thing for you. Samsung has launched a new dating app called Refrigerdating, where you can judge suitors based on the contents of their fridge. Samsung said: “Refrigerdating is […]

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You’ll need a special ‘porn pass’ to view x-rated content anonymously from April

The UK’s porn block is due to come into effect next month, forcing web users to prove their age before accessing sites like Pornhub and YouPorn. From April, anyone attempting to access these sites from a UK device will be redirected to a non-pornographic "landing page," operated by AgeID. The landing page will prompt the user to enter an email […]

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Facebook Messenger has a secret ‘dark mode’ that can be activated using an emoji

Facebook Messenger has a secret "dark mode" that is designed to make using the app at night easier on your eyes. Dark mode turns the background of your chats black, and the keyboard and chat bubbles grey and blue, so that there’s not so much bright light shining into your eyes. Facebook first announced that it was working on a […]

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TikTok app used by paedophiles for grooming gets age limit in US – but not UK

The app dubbed a “hunting ground” for paedophiles has launched measures to protect kids in America — but NOT in Britain. Vile TikTok content prompted UK head teachers to write to thousands of parents warning the site could be used by perverts to groom young users. But although the app has banned under-13s and introduced ID checks in the US, […]

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This app lets you virtually try on clothes – including wedding dresses

Brides-to-be could soon try wedding dresses on without leaving the house, thanks to this new app. The app, called ManneKing, lets you try clothes on through augmented reality. Users can virtually try on various pieces of clothing, including tops, skirts, and even wedding dresses. BeepVIP, the developers behind the app, showed it to me at the Mobile World Congress in […]

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Thousands of Android apps track everything you do — and you can’t stop it

New research out of the International Computer Science Institute in California has turned up a worrisome finding: About 17,000 Android apps have apparently been not only tracking your activity over the long-term (even in instances where users make it clear they don’t want that), but they’ve also been creating a permanent record on your device of every single thing you […]

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