Lawsuit Alleges Instagram Is Spying On You Through Your Camera
Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram have a rather unnerving and uncanny way of surfacing ads on products that you talk about with to your friends, to the point where some have floated conspiracy theories that these companies are actually spying on users through their cameras and microphones.

TikTok And WeChat Will Be Banned From US App Stores This Sunday
If you haven’t downloaded TikTok or WeChat yet, you might want to do so quickly. This is because according to an announcement by the US Department of Commerce, both TikTok and WeChat will be banned and removed from app stores in the US starting this Sunday, and will also see the ban of US companies hosting these services.

iOS 14’s Privacy Features Are Breaking Some Enterprise And School Setups
When Apple announced iOS 14, they announced a bunch of privacy changes to the platform that would better protect users against things like tracking. One of those changes included how iOS devices would use a random MAC address when connecting to WiFi networks, with the idea being that it would prevent retailers from using MAC addresses to track customers.

Bluetooth Vulnerability Put Billions Of Devices At Risk
One of the features of Bluetooth connections is that when you move within range of a previously paired device, it should reconnect almost immediately. This is useful when you have wireless headphones, speakers, or are trying to connect to your car’s infotainment system, but unfortunately, it seems that a flaw in this system has put billions of devices at risk.

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You Can Now Create And Share Alexa Routines
Alexa’s routines feature is a pretty useful one. If you’ve ever played around with macros before, then you might be familiar with it. For those who aren’t, basically routines allow users to group together a bunch of different Alexa features and with a single command, you can run them all at once.

Spider-Man’s Tom Holland Could Play Link In Netflix’s Zelda Show
Word on the street is that Netflix is apparently looking to develop The Legend of Zelda for its streaming platform that could either debut as a TV show or a movie (or possibly both). Nothing official has since been announced, but a report from We Got This Covered has revealed some additional details.

AppleCare+ Just Got A Lot Better
We know that sometimes buying extended warranty can feel a bit like a rip-off, but there are moments when something happens to your device and you’re glad that you did. Now, AppleCare+ is by no means cheap as far as extended warranties are concerned, but it seems that it is now actually more worth it than ever.

Amazon Introduces New Samuel L. Jackson Wake Phrase For Alexa
One of the more fun features of Amazon’s Alexa is that the company allows you to switch out the voices of Alexa to those of your favorite celebrity (where available). If you love the idea, you might be interested to learn that Amazon has since updated its Samuel L. Jackson voice feature where it will now have a new wake phrase.

Google Drive Will Soon Start Emptying The Trash Automatically
In case you didn’t know, unless you were to manually empty the trash in Google Drive, your files are never truly deleted. The upside is that this makes it easier to retrieve documents you might have accidentally deleted or have had a change of heart, but we imagine that this might irk some users as well who prefer keeping their cloud storage neat.

Spotify Slams The Apple One Bundle, Calls It ‘Anti-Competitive’
Yesterday during Apple’s Time Flies event, the company unveiled its subscription bundle, the Apple One. Basically, this subscription bundle(s) combines various Apple subscription services into several different packages that are much more affordable than if you were to buy them a la carte.

Apple One Brings All Of Apple’s Subscription Services Together
As per the rumors, Apple is said to have been working on creating a subscription bundle that combines various services together in more affordable packages. Dubbed the Apple One, that services bundle has since been officially confirmed where there will be several different plans for users to choose from.

Apple Takes On The Fitness Industry With Apple Fitness+
It has been rumored that Apple has been planning to launch a fitness subscription service. It seems that the rumors were right on the money as Apple has since officially announced Apple Fitness+. This is a fitness video training subscription service that Apple claims will introduce new workout videos every week.

ASUS And IKEA Team Up To Make Gaming Furniture
ASUS is a computer brand and IKEA is a furniture company. It might seem like neither company have anything in common, but that might no longer be the case. ASUS’ gaming division, ROG, have announced a partnership with IKEA in which both companies will be teaming up to create gaming furniture.

YouTube’s Answer To TikTok Has Officially Launched
Given the popularity of TikTok, it didn’t come as a surprise to learn that many other tech firms were racing to create something similar. Instagram launched Reels and now it looks like YouTube has also decided to wade into the market with their own answer called YouTube Shorts.