The rise of social media has left us with no choice but to get used to it. It is in our blood, we rely on it, and even enjoy it!
But there are times when it feels like an evil force taking over your life. You start trying hard to reduce or eliminate its presence, only to find yourself flooded with messages and notifications that you simply have to accept.
It’s kind of like having someone else pick up the phone every time it rings. Even though you don’t want them calling, you end up answering just because you don’t know what else to do.
With all this talk of mobile apps, let’s dive into one that can help cut down on the clutter — IFTTT (If This Then That).
9 to 5 Mac, the Apple store TV show
As our society becomes more dependent on technology, it is important to recognize the effects that this use has on you as an individual. More passive uses of tech include listening to music or streaming movies via apps like Netflix or Hulu, reading books online, or using Slack for work conversations.
But what about owning a smartphone? What about logging into your email through Gmail or Facebook? Or paying with Paypal at checkout sites? All of these require strong passwords and login details that you must remember!
And don’t forget changing those passwords regularly — we’ve all been in the situation where someone finds their old password. (Eg. “password1″)
The second most common way people lose access to their accounts is when they choose easy to guess passwords and then write them down somewhere. It seems obvious, but choosing unique characters, mixed up case, and incorporating some basic rules such as adding numbers and special characters are good practices.
It also helps to use separate usernames and passwords for different websites and services. This cuts down on having to re-authenticate every time you want to log onto a site, and can make protecting your account easier.
The Apple store in Madrid
As we mentioned before, there are many ways to install apps on your iPhone or iPad via the App Store, but some people may find it tedious doing so every time they need an app. Luckily, most major smartphone companies have at least one device that has its own app store!
Most notably is the Android platform, which still lacks Google’s famous easy-access software repository. Many top apps are not available for download directly from the Play Store, requiring you to go outside of the app ecosystem to get them.
This can be quite annoying if you want to try those apps out, but don’t have access to a computer. Thankfully, this isn’t a problem any longer, as these other app stores have found their way onto mobile devices too!
These alternative app markets are almost like the old Windows Marketplace, Halo Waypoint, and Origin — all very familiar names. They offer similar features to the main app marketplaces, and even add some additional functionality as well.
The Apple store in Milan
As we already mentioned, there are many ways to receive discounts at places you spend time every day like grocery stores or restaurants. By investing in their app, you get credit for it towards other purchases.
One of these apps is called Vantagelerten which means ‘benefit’ in German.
You can earn up to 10% back on all items in the warehouse section via this app. There is no need to purchase anything while enrolled in the rewards program!
Just make sure you don’t delete your telegram account before completing a transaction because that would mean losing your reward money.
By shopping online through Amazon, you get an additional 5% off total order value. This includes shipping costs, tax and everything else.
So if you’re buying something from Amazon, then do some research and see if there’s any coupons available before you place your order. You could also check out CouponClipper to find them.
The Apple store in Paris
As we know, there are many ways to send messages and share information online. Some of these have disappeared under fire for their lack of privacy and security features. Gone are the days when you would use email or text message as your messaging app of choice, it is now almost impossible to do so without using an old-fashioned messenger that people can access remotely.
Telegram was one such app before 2018. Now it has become one of the most popular free chat apps due to its ease of use and feature set. Not only does it offer end-to-end encryption which protects your conversations from being accessed by third parties, but it also gives you detailed reports about who has been contacting you and what they’ve said. It even allows you to self-destruct messages, making sure nothing ever ends up lying around.
All this and more makes it a very secure way to communicate. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case anymore. Two months ago, French users noticed something strange going on with their accounts. Messages were disappearing mysteriously off the grid, along with all traces of the person sending them. And while some got lucky and found out someone else must’ve sent the message, others didn’t find out until weeks later when their account suspended activity completely.
It’s hard to overestimate how frustrating it can be trying to piece together what happened to your lost conversation, especially since the individual involved will likely soon stop responding.
The Apple store in London
Earlier this week, an older gentleman walked into the Apple Store in London’s Covent Garden with his friend. He was looking to buy an iPhone, but he had his doubts if it was really worth the price. After all, didn’t everyone have access to apps like Google Maps now?
He thought that the staff at the store were pretty pushy and aggressive when they tried to convince him of the product’s features. It seemed as though every member of the sales team wanted to use the phone app themselves or talk about how much they loved using their own smartphone for so many years before deciding to make the switch.
This made the old man feel very uncomfortable and stressed out. He got the sense that these individuals were trying hard to influence his decision and purchase. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be difficult when you don’t want to give in to those demands.
After spending several minutes debating whether or not to spend the money, the men decided to head home instead. They left without buying anything, making the people working at the Apple Store look rather foolish.
The Apple store in Berlin
As mentioned earlier, there are many ways to receive discounts at Amazon. One of those is by joining their frequent shopping program called Shopathon. What makes this unique about Shopathon is that not only do they reward you for online buying, but also in-store purchases!
If you’re ever traveling out of town or need some extra money, then the more expensive it is, the better chance you have of getting a discount. By investing in the right gear, you will win rewards!
This article will talk more about how to use your phone as a way to get free credit via Shopathon and other means.
The Apple store in New York
As we all know, technology is ever evolving and adding new features to apps is what makes them stand out from the rest. This has become very common as app developers keep coming up with ways to add fun new things to their apps.
A feature that many people have noticed since Instagram hit its main platform back in 2012 is the ability to upload photos without using an external service or website.
Mostly through filters and slick design templates, users are able to create really cool looking pictures within the app itself.
This has now been incorporated into another popular app – Telegram! Heh.
With the launch of version 2.0 this week, telegram added native photo editing capabilities which allows you to edit your images beyond just color changes and cropping.
The Apple store in Seoul
As we mentioned earlier, there are many ways to install apps onto your iPhone or Android phone. Some of these methods require you to connect to the internet, some do not.
One such app-installing method is via the Amazon Appstore which now has an official iOS version and works just like any other app marketplace — you create an account, pick a device, and then download apps from there.
This one big difference though, is that instead of downloading directly through Safari, the browser within the iOS device (Safari) is used to access the Amazon site, making it more secure.
So what about those who have already invested in an Amazon Prime membership? Well, they can still use their existing login to access the service! No need to purchase another Prime Membership for this feature.