How To Delete Your Snapchat Account

Snapchat is currently ranked among the most popular social media apps. The company just went public though its IPO was underwhelming. This is of course no indication of the app's popularity. Snapchat is a force to reckon with for other social media apps; it's original and Facebook copies a feature from it almost every two months. That said, Snapchat isn't for everyone. The format for sharing anything on Snapchat is almost exclusively images. The option to share text messages is there but Snapchat is, like Instagram, an image centered network. If you've decided this is one fad you can sit out, you might want to delete your Snapchat account. Here's how you can do just that. Read More

How To Crop Panoramas For An Instagram Album

Instagram made the square sized photo popular. The app stuck with this particular photo size for a long time. The size came with its limitations and apps like Layout couldn't remove them. Eventually, Instagram allowed users to post photos in their original, wide, dimensions. The feature is alright and you can use it to post a panorama but the results aren't that great. You end up with a very zoomed out photo. Instawide is a free Android app that can crop panoramas for an Instagram album. iOS users will have to pay $0.99 for Panosel, an app that does the same thing but on an iPhone. Instagram albums or multiple image posts are a new Instagram feature that lets you share ten photos in one post. Instawide crops a panorama so that you can share it as an album. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Delete Website Specific Data From Safari On iOS

Safari on iOS works like all other browsers do. For every domain, and every page you visit, Safari saves data for each site. This may contain cookies, cached images, and more. Like all browsers, Safari lets you delete all cookies that it has stored and clean your cache. If however, you want to delete website specific data from Safari, you need to look elsewhere. The feature is built into the browser but you might not know just where it is and how to use it. Here's how you can delete website specific data from Safari On iOS. Read More

How To Report And Block iMessage Spam On iOS

Messaging apps all eventually succumb to spam. The same is true for all modes of communication. You can get prank calls, emails from people on their death bed trying to leave you all their money, and texts selling you health products. There is no mode of communication that is free from spam and iMessages is no different. One easy way to avoid it is to filter messages from unknown contacts. This will stop the alerts but the messages will continue to arrive. If they contain video, audio, or images, they will take up space on your device. The good news is, you can report and block iMessage spam. Here's how. Read More

How To Add Photos, Videos, And GIFs To Your Whatsapp Status

Facebook bought Whatsapp a few years ago. The only noteworthy change made to Whatsapp since the acquisition was support for GIFs. For the most part, Facebook left Whatsapp the same as they found it until now. Facebook has long been copying features from Snapchat and including them in the Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram apps. Following this, Whatsapp has a new way to share status updates and these updates closely resemble stories that you share on Snapchat. You can add photos, videos, and GIFs to your Whatsapp status with this new feature. It remains visible for twenty-four hours and you can control who it is visible to. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Share Multiple Photos In One Post On Instagram

Instagram has just added a new feature and this one hasn't been ripped off from Snapchat. When you post to Instagram, you can share multiple photos in one post. The limit is ten photos per post. The feature is rolling out to users slowly. Even if the feature hasn't rolled out for you, you will still be able to see these multiple photo posts in your feed. Instagram lets you apply filters and edit photos in your post the same way it has always done. Here's how you can share multiple photos in one post on Instagram. Read More

How To View Suggested Videos In Full Screen Mode On YouTube

When you play a video on YouTube, you get suggestions for other videos to watch. This is how you end up going down the rabbit hole; you watch one suggested video after the other. Before you know it, it's 4pm. The YouTube app for iOS and Android lists the suggested videos below the video player. This is when you have the video open in the standard viewing mode. If you go to full screen mode, the suggested videos disappear, or so they used to. An update to the app now lets you view suggested videos in full screen mode on YouTube. Here's how. Read More

How To Find Which Apps Slow The iPhone Down

If developers don't update apps to be compliant with the latest iOS version, the apps can slow your iPhone down. If you launch such an app on your phone, iOS warns you that it might slow your device down. This is an unfortunate problem that arises when developers do not update their apps regularly. As iOS evolves, minor and major changes to the OS effect how apps run. Apple updates developers regularly with these changes and makes the beta version of the next iOS available to them so they can update their apps. Not all developers will comply with it though and this leaves you with apps that can slow your device down. iOS 10.3, currently in public beta, now lets you view a complete list of which apps slow the iPhone down. Read More

How To Remove Hat, Gloves, And The Backpack From Your Pokèmon Go Avatar

Do you ever think your Pokèmon Go avatar is over-dressed? When you customize the avatar, you can give it all the gear that Ash had when he set out on his journey. This means that in addition to the essentials, i.e. pants and a shirt, your avatar also wears a hat, gloves, and carries a backpack. You can of course customize these items and Niantic has items that you can buy for your avatar. If you'd rather just stick to the essentials the game lets you remove the hat, gloves, and backpack from your Pokèmon Go avatar. Here's how. Read More

How To Play YouTube In The Background In iOS

YouTube, as a rule, doesn't let you play videos in the background. If you exit the app and/or lock your screen, it stops playing and there isn't anything you can do about it. If you've jailbroken your device then there is probably a Cydia tweak that lets you play YouTube in the background. The alternative for users who do not jailbreak is to use third-party apps that let you play YouTube in the background. The thing is, all this is unnecessary. If you're willing to inconvenience yourself with a third-party app, you can just use Safari, Chrome, or Firefox and YouTube's mobile interface to the same effect. Read More

How To Fast Forward Netflix By Ten Seconds [iOS]

The Netflix app has a rewind button that lets you go back by ten seconds. The web interface doesn't have these buttons but the Windows 10, iOS, and Android apps all do. Unfortunately, none of these apps have a fast forward button. If you accidentally miss a part of the series you were watching, you can jump back in ten second increments. If you want to skip the long intro of a show, there is no fast forward button to use. You have the seek bar at your disposal but it isn't the most convenient way to fast forward anything. There is however a much easier way to fast forward Netflix by ten seconds.

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How To Use Picture In Picture Mode For Videos On Facebook

Facebook is the second most popular place where people watch videos. The number one spot is held by YouTube. This is a fact Facebook is well aware of and it constantly pushes video content to users. Videos on Facebook autoplay, and as of last year you can also cast a video to a Chromecast and other TV sticks. Facebook is now slowly rolling out a new feature whereby videos will auto-play with sound. There's also a neat picture in picture mode for videos on Facebook that lets you 'minimize' a video to a small corner of your screen and continue scrolling your feed. The video will continue to play, with sound. YouTube has this exact same thing. Here's how you can enter picture in picture mode for videos on Facebook. Read More

How To Turn Off Auto-Sound For Videos On Facebook

A while back, Facebook made it so that videos in your news feed would play automatically. It was awful. Thankfully, Facebook gave users a way to turn off auto-play for videos. It was a terrible idea to have videos play automatically and now Facebook is going to one-up that idea. A new feature is rolling out to users that will auto-play videos with sound. Before this feature was added, users had to tap a video to get sound. Now, videos will play automatically with sound. It will be awful. Thankfully, users have the option to turn off auto-sound for videos on Facebook. Here's how. Read More

How To Remove Sina Weibo And Tencent Weibo From iOS

It's almost impossible for iOS apps to be malicious. When you download and install an app from the App Store, you know it's not going to install anything extra. iOS apps can't inject malicious ads nor can they hijack iOS settings. So why, you may ask, are you suddenly seeing 'Sina Weibo' and 'Tencent Weibo' in the Settings app in iOS? Both Sino Weibo and Tencent Weibo are social networks and they appear in the social networks group in the Settings app. Here's how you can remove Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo from iOS and where it came from. Read More

Fix ‘Your Payment Method Was Declined’ Error In App Store

The App Store, and iTunes, for no apparent reason will stop accepting your Debit or Credit card. A card that you previously had no trouble using to purchase apps, songs, or movies will stop working and the App Store simply tells you 'Your payment method was declined'. It then asks you to update your billing information. Doing so will, on occasion, fix the problem. If updating your billing information doesn't fix the 'Your payment method was declined' error, you're at a dead end. The App Store and iTunes doesn't provide any further direction but here are a few things you can try. Read More

How To Enable And Disable Two-Step Verification In Whatsapp

Whatsapp has added a new security feature; two step verification. The feature was initially rolled out to select users but has now been made available to everyone using Whatsapp. Two-Step verification in Whatsapp adds a second layer of security to ensureno one can set up Whatsapp using your phone number. When you enable two-step verification in Whatsapp, any time you need to set up Whatsapp on a new device you will have to provide your passcode. Here's how you can enable and disable two-step verification in Whatsapp. Read More

How To Practice Breathing Exercises For Meditation In VR

Breathing is a major part of yoga and meditation. The seemingly simple act of inhaling and exhaling is broken down into four steps which take a little time to get used to. If you're trying out meditation or learning the basics of breathing for yoga then Exhale VR is a web app that can help you. There are quite a few apps available to help people learn how to meditate and regulate their breathing and Exhale VR gives you a visual way to do it. You can use the app with Google Cardboard or, if you don't have VR headset, from just your desktop browser. Here's how it works. Read More

How To Create A Snapcode For A Website In Snapchat

Snapchat has a thing called Snapcodes; a type of QR code that can be scanned to quickly follow someone. It's pretty neat and has, like almost everything else in Snapchat, been copied without shame by competing messaging apps. Snapchat has now expanded the feature to allow users to create Snapcodes for websites. Users can enter any URL they want to point the code to and add an image to it. It will be branded with the Snapchat ghost. Here's how you can create a Snapcode for a website in Snapchat. Read More

Play The Chrome T-Rex Running Game On Your Phone

Chrome has a neat little game hidden on the No Internet Connection page. Most desktop users know about this game; whenever you lose your internet connect and Chrome fails to load a page, it shows you a 'No Internet Connection' message. Just above this message is a pixel image of a T-Rex. If you tap your space bar, the T-rex starts running. Cacti appear in its path and you must tap the space bar to jump over them. This very same game can be played on Chrome for iOS and Android. Here's how you can play the Chrome T-rex running game on your phone. Read More

How To Send Self Destructing Messages On Viber

Self destructing messages are fast becoming a popular feature in messaging apps. The feature itself originally came from Snapchat. Messaging apps have since incorporated the same feature or a variation of it. Viber is the latest app to get a self destructing feature. The feature works only for photos and videos. Here's how you can send self destructing messages on Viber. Read More