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Should You Worry About the New Facebook Messenger?

A lot of Facebook users, including my wife, have  recently raised privacy concerns over the new Facebook Messenger mobile app. They claim that by using the new app, Facebook would be able to steal all of your data, access your contact list and call your friends without permission, and  use your camera and microphone without your knowledge. Scary, right?

But there is no need to panic. These accusations are not entirely true. In its defence, Facebook even released a statement that all these talk are based on misinformation. Well, who can they blame? They have not been really good at that previously when they conducted a study without our consent.facebook

Basically, the premise of the new Facebook messenger is:  it is a separate app that can run independently. An instant chat feature. So you don’t have to launch the full Facebook app which will save you memory, bandwidth, and battery life. The chat head feature is very helpful for multitasking. You don’t have to leave your current screen to be able to see the text message.

The Biggest Selling Point of iPhone 6, Or Not

Finally, iPhone 6 is coming on September 19 ( or not? ). And everybody is excited. Maybe just me and all the Apple die hard fans.

Tim Cook and and the rest of the gang are actually more anxious. We heard Senior VP Eddy Cue said “ Later this year, we’ve got the best product pipeline that I’ve seen at Apple in my 25 years at Apple.” Seriously? Yes, seriously and iPhone 6 is one of them.

 

Artist's impression of the new size of iPhone 6 in comparison with earlier versions.

Artist’s impression of the new size of iPhone 6 in comparison with earlier versions.

iFind, World’s First Battery-Free Item Locating Tag, Scam?

The developers of iFind, the world’s first battery-free item locating tag, are elated that the Kickstarter crowd funding has raised over $500,000 and skeptics claim the technology  is a scam.

We Tag  Inc, creators of iFind, posted some photos and videos that claim its product harvests its energy from electromagnetic emissions ( wifi, cell towers, TV signals, etc ) and naysayers refute the project by flooding comments in the Kickstarter website and creating a document in Google doc listing all the evidence. One skeptic even posted in Slashdot describing the fraud as a “slow-motion bank robbery” and criticize Kickstarter for allowing such a dubious product.

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How To Cancel In App Purchases in iOS

Let me share with you how you can request for cancellation of In App purchases. The following steps allows you also to contact the experts at Apple Support Team with any other queries regarding your iPhone, iPad, Mac and everything about your Apple product.

Recently, I was furious to know that my children spent over $200 when they bought some add ons in their favorite Angry Birds Go and Bad Piggies while I was away. I know it was also my fault because I did not enable the restrictions in the iPad settings. But lesson has been learned. There is a good news however. There is a way to request for cancellation of In App purchases. While it is true that the transaction is final and non-refundable, there are certain cases that Apple will allow for a refund. You can try your luck. It could be worth your try.

How to Untag Yourself in a Facebook Photo From Your Mobile Phone

Have you ever been tagged by a not so close friend in a non-sense Facebook picture or photo?

Well, I was recently and what’s annoying about it is that you are in no way interested or cannot relate or at least makes no sense, because you are not in that photo or it has nothing to do with you and that photo get’s a lot of comments and updates, every single second for the next couple of days.

This is one way of spamming Facebook to get attention and when you try to look of a way to untag yourself using the mobile application because that’s what you use all the time rather than your laptop or desktop, there is just no way to do it.