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Dr Fone: free iPhone data recovery software

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Sep 8 2020 10:27 PM CDT

I'm sure you know someone in your life, or maybe you've even done it -- where you've wiped data on your phone or done a factory reset and forgot to back something up. Well, that's where Dr Fone comes in. Check out the introduction video:

Dr Fone started out as a normal iOS repair and recovery kit of software, but it quickly began to grow into a much larger toolkit. Dr Fone is available on both iOS and Android (as well as PC and Mac) but offers different features and functions between the operating systems -- the iOS version seems to be the better one. It has quickly become one of the best free iPhone data recovery software packages on the market.

The Dr Fone Toolkit is the perfect iPhone recovery software, it will show you how to recover data after factory reset iPhone, and even recover iPhone data lost after restoring to factory settings. It's like the perfect vaccine for your phone, from Dr Fone -- get it? The perfect software to recover iPhone data after restore.

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FamiSafe App: the ultimate parental control app for your kids

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Aug 13 2020 12:00 AM CDT

With millions of parents home right now over COVID-19 lockdowns and social distancing across the world, keeping your kids safe online has never been more important -- and that's where FamiSafe steps in.

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FamiSafe and its Parental Control App offers you the ultimate in keeping your children safe online, available on both iOS and Android. The FamiSafe Parent Control App features including kids' location tracking, screen time limiting, website filtering, game & porn blocking, suspicious photos detecting and suspicious text detecting on social media app like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and more. Link family devices, keep your family safe.

As a parent, you cannot be behind your child watching every conversation they have with someone online, every website they visit, which videos they're watching, what games they're playing or what apps they're using. FamiSafe Parental Control gives you control over all of that, ensuring they're not doing something you don't want them to when they're online.

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Coronavirus app is being developed by WHO, here's why you'll need it

Jak Connor | Mon, May 11 2020 3:32 AM CDT

Coronavirus information is everywhere online, which means there's still quite a large amount of misinformation coming with it. To battle this misinformation, the World Health Organization is developing their own app.

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According to a report by Reuters, the WHO is currently in the middle of developing a coronavirus app that will provide all that download it legitimate information regarding COVID-19. The idea behind the app is to provide education on the virus for people (especially in under-resourced countries) who might not have the resources to figure out if they have COVID-19, or if they have the symptoms.

The app will ask users a series of questions about their symptoms and then provide guidance for what that person should do next. The app is also rumored to have Bluetooth-based contact tracing, according to an official who spoke to Reuters. The app will apparently be released in about a month, and when it is, I'll be sure to update you with another post.

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Just ask Siri if you have the coronavirus, she'll tell you what to do

Jak Connor | Mon, Mar 23 2020 3:07 AM CDT

Many people around the world are quietly wondering if they have contracted the coronavirus COVID-19, and don't even know it yet. Well, now you can just ask Siri.

Apple has quietly rolled out a new update to Siri in the past week, inside of this update is a new questionnaire that Siri will ask people when she is asked: "how do I know if I have coronavirus?". Siri's questionnaire will run the person through a set of questions that will ask if you have any developing symptoms such as a fever or a cough. After those questions are answered, Siri will then advise the person to avoid contact with other people if you appear to be sick or infected in any way.

Siri's answers use US Public Health and CDC data, and if the answers become too complicated for Siri, she will point the user towards the App Store to download telehealth apps. These apps enable users to be able to contact health officials remotely for more answers. At the time of writing this, Google and Amazon haven't rolled out similar questionnaires for users, and instead, just refer users to official sources.

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These apps are what you SHOULDN'T use to track coronavirus COVID-19

Jak Connor | Tue, Mar 17 2020 3:07 AM CDT

With many people in panic-mode due to the coronavirus, some nasty people are attempting to use the pandemic to make a quick buck or two. Here's how to avoid being a victim.

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Many hackers and scammers are using the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a means of accessing people digitally and ripping them off. Some scammers are using phony coronavirus tracking websites that ask users to download an application so they can 'keep tabs on the spread'. Some people have done this and fallen victim to scams and data leaks, but now the exact same thing is happening in the app world.

According to DomainTools, many Android (and likely coming to iOS) apps are being seen in the wild that claim they are designed to track the spread of the coronavirus. These apps are not trackers, but in fact, are ransomware. DomainTools has titled some of these apps "CovidLock", as once the app is download, it locks the person's phone and requests a password for it to be opened. The app then asks the user to send $100 USD in bitcoin within 48 hours to a bitcoin address and says if this request isn't completed, then the app will leak the contents of the phone online.

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The coronavirus COVID-19 quarantine has been turned a into challenge

Jak Connor | Tue, Mar 17 2020 2:38 AM CDT

As the coronavirus pandemic reaches millions, people from around the world are gathering under one hashtag to spread the fun of staying home in quarantine.

The hashtag that people are using is #stayhomechallenge, and it's currently trending on Twitter with over 75,000 tweets. Inside of this hashtag is a bunch of people who are sharing what they are doing while they are quarantining themselves. Some people are asking the general public what they can do to pass the time, and others are merely joking at the fact that they are introverted and have been preparing for this moment their entire lives.

On a more serious note, businesses such as Jimmy John's are also jumping in on the hashtag to remind people to stay at home as much as they can and that they can deliver food if needed. Most people that are jumping in on the hashtag are recommending people T.V shows and movies to watch, while others are recommending video games to play. This #stayhomechallenge represents that even in some of the toughest times people can come together and have a laugh and try and stay positive.

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Reddit CEO says TikTok is 'spyware', 'parasitic' and 'terrifying'

Jak Connor | Fri, Feb 28 2020 4:20 AM CST

Since it's recent explosion into the app world, TikTok has been a subject of controversy as many people have claimed the app is spyware. Now, Reddit's CEO has spoken out about what he thinks about the app.

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Reddit CEO, Steve Huffman was sitting down with some former Facebook executives at a conference in San Francisco. Huffman was then asked if small Silicon Valley startup companies could learn something from the recent explosion in popularity surrounding TikTok. Huffman's response was rather bleak, and straight to the point, "Maybe I'm going to regret this, but I can't even get to that level of thinking with them."

He continued, "Because I look at that app as so fundamentally parasitic, that it's always listening, the fingerprinting technology they use is truly terrifying, and I could not bring myself to install an app like that on my phone. I actively tell people, 'Don't install that spyware on your phone". This isn't the first time TikTok has been linked to spyware, as the United States government banned the use of the app on any government-issued phone under "security threat".

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WhatsApp is now home to over 2 billion active users

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Feb 12 2020 10:45 PM CST

WhatsApp is now home to a whopping 2 billion active users, with the Facebook-owned company taking to an official blog post for the announcement.

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The company took the time in the blog post to underline its end-to-end encryption and privacy of eveyr message, with WhatsApp explaining: "Strong encryption acts like an unbreakable digital lock that keeps the information you send over WhatsApp secure, helping protect you from hackers and criminals. Messages are only kept on your phone, and no one in between can read your messages or listen to your calls, not even us. Your private conversations stay between you".

The company continues, saying that strong encryption is a "necessity in modern life. We will not compromise on security because that would make people less safe. For even more protection, we work with top security experts, employ industry leading technology to stop misuse as well as provide controls and ways to report issues - without sacrificing privacy".

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New PlatinumGames mystery teaser has fans buzzing

Derek Strickland | Mon, Feb 3 2020 3:30 PM CST

UPDATE: PlatinumGames confirms the 4 is in reference to how many projects it's currently working on.

PlatinumGames today launched Platinum 4, a mysterious teaser website that has lots of implications.

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Platinum fans across the world are buzzing about the new site and what it could mean. It's possibly a throwback to 2002's Capcom Five, indicating PlatinumGames currently has up to four major games in development (Astral Chain sequels, a new IP, Bayonetta 3, and Babylon's Fall).

It's likely the website has everything to do with Platinum's new self-publishing ambitions. The Bayonetta dev just received a hefty investment from Chinese juggernaut Tencent that'll allow autonomy over future IPs.

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Dead Cells publisher says the Android version will release late 2020

Jak Connor | Fri, Jan 10 2020 1:04 AM CST

Dead Cells has already made its way over to the App Store for iOS devices, but when is the Android version coming out?

The news of Dead Cells coming over to mobile dates back to last May, where the developer and publisher announced that both iOS devices would be getting the Metroidvania game. iOS devices were blessed with the extremely hard title first over the Summer, and since then, Android users have been patiently waiting for a release date announcement.

Luckily, Android Police has hawk eyes and spotted a Tweet from the game's publisher, Playdigious, who said that the "Android version will be out Q3 2020". The Tweet also mentions that the developers are currently working on a content update, but its unfortunately still too early in the process to announce a release date.

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