Secret garden: how to hide apps on your iPhone

Apple’s “walled garden” software ecosystem is getting more open to the world with each new iOS edition. First there were third-party keyboards, and now developers can get access to craft iMessage apps, or do silly things with the new Face ID virtual avatar animoji. 

When it comes to more mundane stuff, however, Apple is still running a tight ship, and doesn’t allow much tinkering and customization for no apparent reason. Hiding apps from the homescreen(s) is one of these non-existent options in iOS, and it might be sorely missed by some with sensitive Snapchat or Facebook …

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a secret built-in dark theme, enabling it is easy

A dark interface theme and theme support in general have been among the top-requested features for any major iteration of Android for more than half a decade now, yet Google still refuses to bake in this already widespread functionality of third-party Android distributions.
Yet the wall is beginning to crack a little, as the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launcher is, you see, boasting an automatic dark theme that kicks in when you apply a darker wallpaper as a background. So far, it seems to be working with the built-in Pixel launcher only, but we are certain a workaround …

13 secret Galaxy Note 8 features that you need to know about

Samsung’s phones have always been feature-rich, both in hardware and software. Especially when we are talking about the Note series — a niche device for the power users who always want the biggest, baddest, and best in mobile hardware. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is no exception, decked out to the brim with biometric scanners, curved Edge screen, and the Samsung Experience UI, which is so full of options that a newcomer can easily get dizzy. If this is you, do check out our tips and tricks for the Note 8, which cover all the basic key features of the phone here:

Now, …

You can now record Snapchat videos on your iPhone, but it won't be a secret

The new iOS 11 iPhone operating system comes with a ton of new features, among which a very useful screen recording functionality. And then there is Snapchat: the app that made a name for itself thanks to the disappearing, in-the-moment photos and videos that you can send with it.
But what if you really, really want to save a video sent to you on Snapchat?
Well, we tried using the iOS 11 screen recording functionality with Snapchat and it worked! All videos are promptly saved to the Photos app, but just don’t expect …

Apple iPhone 8 invitation secret code decoded (totally not a hoax)

So… Apple will hold an event on September 12th and it has sent out official invitations to select members of the media.
And people have already started looking for those secret clues contained in the invitation because SURELY a secretive company like Apple has dropped a hint or two.
Of course, those who seek shall find, and we only humbly share their findings.
So here is how it went: WSJ’s Joanna Stern started it all in a rather innocent way…
If you look really …

How to get unlimited Verizon hotspot data for $50 a month. Shh, it's a secret!

How would you like to score unlimited Verizon data from a Big Red hotspot for $50 a month? All you have to is join the Family Motor Coach Association, better known as the FMCA. This is a group of RV owners that gang up together to save money on RV insurance, campground costs, roadside assistance, tires and more. Among the “and more” part is a deal that the organization made with Verizon.

Sign up for the FMCA for a one-time charge of $50. Verizon then gives you a Novatel MiFi 7730L wireless hotspot for free, and allows you to access unlimited data via the hotspot for $50 each month. And …

Secret Facebook documents reveal how site battles violent content


Facebook’s closely guarded, secret guidelines for monitoring violence, hate speech, and revenge porn have been revealed for the first time after an investigation by the Guardian. They show the extremely fuzzy and imperfect line between what’s considered dangerous material and acceptable content on the world’s leading social network.

Internal documents obtained by the Guardian explore the murky waters that moderators and executives must wade through on a daily basis as they judge user generated content. A Facebook user who exclaims “Let’s beat up fat kids” gets a pass, but a commenter who urges “Someone shoot Trump” is taken seriously. Read more…

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When midrange meets privacy: the Oukitel K4000 Plus wants to keep your secrets secret!

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Nowadays, privacy is a huge concern for smartphone users. With how much phones have grown in terms of hardware power, we do use them to generate and store a lot of stuff that we wouldn’t like to have leaked in the world — photos, messages, work emails and important documents, the works. Thus far, however, private features have mostly been exclusive to higher class smartphones. Well, …

Apple has a secret team working on a non-invasive way to monitor a diabetic's blood sugar

According to a trio of sources, Apple has a secret team working on a project that was actually an initiative started by the late Steve Jobs. Is it an amazing new smartphone design? A VR or AR device? Some technology that we can’t even fathom? No. Actually, it is a project to develop sensors that would allow diabetics to continuously and non-invasively monitor their blood sugars, which would allow them to have better control of the disease.

Currently, diabetics use a glucometer to test their blood sugar level. The machines are sold using the ol’ razor and blades method. The machines are relatively …

Critically-acclaimed adventure game Secret Files: Tunguska is free on App Store until April 20

If you’re a fan of point-and-click adventure games, then you have more than a week to pick up one of the little gems that were launched in the mid-2000s, Secret Files: Tunguska.

Developed by German studio Animation Arts and published by Deep Silver, Secret Files: Tunguska has been briefly pulled from the App Store, and it was re-released last week. The good news is the game is now available for free until April 20, after which it will go back up to its full price.

Tunguska is the first title in the Secret Files series, which comprises three more games: Puritas …