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How to Protect Telegram Messages With a Passcode

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Telegram is great for messaging individuals and large groups. You can add an extra layer of security to Telegram using a passcode, fingerprint, or Face ID. Here’s how to protect Telegram messages with a passcode on iPhone and Android.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709870/how-to-protect-telegram-messages-with-a-passcode/
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Comcast delays 12-state data cap expansion to July

479931d0-412c-11ea-bbfb-dfea489061f9Comcast customers in more than a dozen Northeastern states won’t have to worry about broadband data overages just yet. In November, the company announced it would implement a 1.2TB data cap at the start of 2021 on broadband users in Connecticut, Dela…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/comcast-1-2-tb-data-cap-delay-july-180500169.html
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A glimpse at the messy future of Signal, the popular encrypted messaging app

In the wake of the Great Parler Ban of 2021, the popular encrypted messaging app Signal managed to double its users from 20 million to 40 million, practically overnight. This is good news for the company at present—but it also poses some potential problems for the future. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/02/01/a-glimpse-at-the-messy-future-of-signal-the-popular-encrypted-messaging-app.html
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How to Edit Sent Messages in Telegram

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You sometimes say something you wish you could take back. Other times, you make an embarrassingly silly typo. Either way, as long as you’re using Telegram, you can edit any sent message instead of first deleting it! Here’s how it works.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709735/how-to-edit-sent-messages-in-telegram/
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T-Mobile’s Latest ‘Free’ Phone Deal A Scam?

OK. It’s ‘technically’ still a free phone when you Trade-In your old phone. You still get an $800 total credit on an $800 phone. But the way they credit your account will make your bill go UP each month!

So from the initial offer, it seems straightforward. You sign up for 24 monthly payments on an $800 phone. They give you 24 monthly credits equal to the payment. So, the payment each month is $33.34 and you get a credit for $33.34, so the net cost would be $Zero. You’d think, right?

Not so fast. That would make sense, so of course, that’s not how they do it.

First Your Trade-In Must Qualify – Mine phone DID, so I THOUGHT I was all set.

Assuming your phone qualifies (mine is an S10+ so it qualified for the full $800 credit), the ‘catch’ comes down in the last item #3.

So this is where T-Mo gets tricky. Lets say your phone is worth $200.

You have to sign a contract for 24 months at $33.34. $800 total.
When they receive your trade-in, they initiate 24 monthly credits to your account.
To calculate the monthly credit, they subtract the $200 value of your old phone from the $800 price =$600.
Then they divide $600 by 24 months to get your monthly credit of $25
They also give your a ONE-TIME credit for $200 applied directly to your account.
Your bill is now $8/ month higher because you are being charged $33 and getting a credit for $25 ($33-25=8) for the next 24 months.
The $200 credit they apply doesn’t reduce the amount you owe or the monthly payment amount, it’s just a one-time credit applied to your account in general, and…and this is important, not against the equipment contract.

So: In my case, my bill is currently $140 so it will go up to $148 for 24 months
They apply a $200 credit, so the first month T-Mobile OWES ME $52 ($200-148=52) and I pay NOTHING. I still have $52 credit.
The next month, I pay $96. $148 less the $52 credit. ($148-52=96)
After that, the next 22 months I’m stuck paying $8 more, $148 each month.

While all this is confusing and likely very BAD for T-Mobile’s business, the way they EXPLAIN it is even worse. It took me over 7 hours between text messages and voice calls with supervisors to HOPEFULLY get them to understand and HOPEFULLY get my account setup to be a $33 charge and a $33 credit each month. They PROMISED it was all set. They also processed a credit for $1600 to my account, so I really had no idea what would REALLY happen when I signed the contract. I signed it anyway in total frustration.

So I guess I’ll find out eventually how this turns out. Fingers crossed. 🤞

How to Create a Public Link for Your WhatsApp Group

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When you have a public WhatsApp group, adding each new member yourself can be tedious. Thankfully, you have an alternative. WhatsApp allows you to create a shareable link that interested participants can click to join your group instantly. Here’s how to use it.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/707842/how-to-create-a-public-link-for-your-whatsapp-group/
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How to Install Signal Desktop on Linux

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Signal is the privacy-focused smartphone messaging app everyone seems to be using. You can also use Signal on a Windows PC, Mac—or Linux computer. It’s easy to install and register it to your Signal account.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709784/how-to-install-signal-desktop-on-linux/
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Why SMS Text Messages Aren’t Private or Secure

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You might think that switching from Facebook Messenger to old-fashioned text messages would help protect your privacy. But standard SMS text messages aren’t very private or secure. SMS is like fax—an old, outdated standard that refuses to go away.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709373/why-sms-text-messages-arent-private-or-secure/
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Otter launches live transcription for Google Meet

ab63d810-5bce-11eb-bfff-ba8c913cffbdOtter, which uses AI to offer a low-cost transcription service, is bringing its smarts to Google Meet, letting users access live notes and captions. All a user needs to do is install a Chrome extension, which will open up a live notes panel which wil…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/otter-ai-live-transcriptions-google-meet-140000095.html
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How to Make Signal Your Default SMS Messaging App on Android

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Signal is a popular privacy-focused, encrypted messaging app. It’s an alternative to WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, and others. There’s a lot to like about the app, and if you make the switch, it can even replace your SMS app.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/709379/how-to-make-signal-your-default-messaging-app/
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