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Best Free Music Apps for Android and iPhone

Downloading and saving music on your phone or computer is a thing of the past. Today, you can stream almost any music you want. Here are our top picks for free music streaming apps on Android and iPhone.

Spotify

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Spotify is one of the most extensive music streaming services in the world with over 30 million tracks in its library and over 83 million paying users. You can listen to ad-supported music for free on shuffle (which is similar to using a radio app). Finding and listening to tracks is also possible, but is limited in the free tier.

You can pay $9.99 a month ($14.99 for a family plan) and save music offline, create custom playlists, and get some more features.

Check out the Spotify App for Android and iPhone.

Pandora

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Pandora is another internet radio style app (just like most of the apps on our list). Enter the name of an artist, genre, or a song and Pandora will create a station just for you. The more music you listen to and rate, the more Pandora understands your tastes and recommends music based on them. It’s a great way to discover new music.

Although Pandora is free, you’ll have to create an account to listen to music. The free plan is also ad-supported and lets you skip a limited number of songs per day.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/368464/best-free-music-apps-for-android-and-iphone/

Malware Developers Are Now Targetting Fortnite Cheaters

Fortnite-Malware-Featured.jpgGamers have always wanted an edge in online games. Sometimes that edge is gained by getting better at the game, but other players try to force the advantage by cheating. This is usually done by downloading third-party tools that modify the client to make it easier for the gamer. Whether this is seeing players through walls or having the tools aim their gun for them, there’s always a way. Cheaters for the battle royale game Fortnite, however, are finding they’re getting more than they bargained for. Cheating the Cheaters With every popular trend comes a wave of malware tailored to target the trend’s audience. Given… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/malware-developers-targetting-fortnite-cheaters/

How to Do Passwords Right in 2018

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Even in a world of face unlocking and fingerprint scanning, we still haven’t escaped the password just yet. They’re still a necessity and they’re still annoying to remember. There are now numerous browser features, third-party tools, and even hardware dongles designed to help keep your login credentials safe and…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/how-to-do-passwords-right-in-2018-1829707273

7 Useful Features of FileZilla and Why It Is the Best FTP Application

800px-Chaos-Communication-Camp-2007---ftThere are occasions when file transfer needs go beyond sending a couple of videos at a time. You might be looking to back up your entire laptop data to insure against possible theft. Or you may want to run a scheduled transfer of files in the background without interrupting your business hours. When it comes to high speed multiple transfers, nothing beats the comfort and familiarity of a desktop-based FTP application. FileZilla continues to be one of the most trusted FTP agents in providing no-frills transfer between a server and clients. Most of its features are absolutely free, though recently there have been important upgrades… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/filezilla-useful-features/

SoundCloud brings lossless streaming to Go+ subscribers

81bbb190-d223-11e8-bfaf-903ef0dfc29aSoundCloud is giving its Go+ subscribers access to higher quality streaming. The top tier service from the company now offers lossless streaming, meaning that, whenever content is uploaded in a lossless format, subscribers will have the option of str…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/17/soundcloud-brings-lossless-streaming-go-subscribers/

How to Change the Subject Line of a Reply in Gmail

Gmail lets you change the subject of a reply or forwarded email, but the option is a little hidden. This is particularly useful whenever you must reply with “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line to be taken off a mailing list.

To do this in the web version of Gmail, click the “Reply,” “Reply All,” or “Forward” option to start composing your reply or forwarded email.

Click the button to the left of the “To” field and then click “Edit Subject.”

Gmail will show you an email compose pane with an editable subject field. Change it to whatever you want—you could add the word “UNSUBSCRIBE,” remove the “Fwd:” from a forwarded email, or write a new subject line.

That’s all you have to do. Click “Send” to send the email when you’re done composing it.

On the Gmail app for your phone, this is even easier. While composing a reply or forwarded email, the Subject line will appear and be editable above the body of the email. Just scroll up and change the subject to whatever you like.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/369952/how-to-change-the-subject-line-of-a-reply-in-gmail/

YouTube is down, please don’t call the police

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YouTube appears to be down, and the internet doesn’t know what to do.

The video platform was inaccessible on Tuesday night, either showing a server error, a blank page, or broken images when people tried to load the website. 

The YouTube app also showed the same problems.

YouTube wrote in a tweet that it was “working on resolving” the issues, and apologised for any inconvenience that may have been caused.

Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues. We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/youtube-down-internet-freaks/

Internet Piracy Is on the Rise: Here’s Why

Piracy-Increase-Featured.jpgDigital piracy has always been a problem. Ever since people were copying floppy disks without permission, companies have been trying to tackle piracy. Over the years, it’s proven impossible to fully “solve” the issue of illegal downloads and copying. The best tactic is to try to reduce the amount of pirates rather than attempt to stomp them out completely. To monitor how the fight against piracy is going, Sandvine analyses BitTorrent’s percentage share of traffic in America. It’s not a hard and fast way to detect piracy; after all, BitTorrent can be used for perfectly legal means. If we assume the majority of BitTorrent users… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/internet-piracy-is-on-the-rise/

How to Stop Chrome From Automatically Signing You Into the Browser

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With Chrome 69, Google began automatically signing you into the Chrome browser whenever you signed into a Google website like Gmail. Chrome 70, available now, has a hidden option to disable this feature.

Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-stop-chrome-from-automatically-signing-you-into-the-browser/

No, your Twitter was not hacked

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Twitter users on iOS were hit with a strange bug today. Instead of receiving notifications that included the tweet itself, they received a string of alphanumeric characters. The issue only affected iOS users, we confirmed with the company, and has since been resolved.

Twitter was quick to address the problem, following complaints from Twitter users about the weird notifications.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey posted at 12:42 PM ET today that Twitter was aware of the issue and was working on a fix.

Should be fixed now. Working to understand why it happened

— jack (@jack) October 16, 2018

Minutes later, he tweeted again that the issue was resolved.

Should be fixed now. Working to understand why it happened

— jack (@jack) October 16, 2018

We asked Twitter for more details on what went wrong, as a lot of people were wondering why their phones’ notification screen looked like this.

Some were also concerned it was a security issue of some kind, and didn’t know if a password reset was in order.

Twitter now says the issue was only a bug – nothing to be concerned about.

The company pointed us to a tweet from its Support channel (see below), which explains the issue in layman’s terms. It says the bug was related to the code used for iOS notifications – specifically the “red bubbles” (meaning the app icon’s badges).

Normally, you would not see this in “numbers and code,” Twitter explains.

But the issue is fixed, it’s not a hack, and we can all rest easy.

Whew. 

You know those red bubbles that appear when you get notifications? Usually, you wouldn’t see this in numbers and code, but that’s how we talk to your phone so you get those notifications. It’s fixed, we’re good. https://t.co/JA71hewEvS

— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) October 16, 2018

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