Spam app – Anti Spam League http://anti-spam-league.org/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 02:05:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://anti-spam-league.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/cropped-icon-32x32.png Spam app – Anti Spam League http://anti-spam-league.org/ 32 32 Simple things to de-stress, stop stress app | by Dean Gee | June 2022 https://anti-spam-league.org/simple-things-to-de-stress-stop-stress-app-by-dean-gee-june-2022/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 11:12:32 +0000 https://anti-spam-league.org/simple-things-to-de-stress-stop-stress-app-by-dean-gee-june-2022/

Maybe you should try them too?

Photo by Robert Lukeman on Unsplash

It was my day before adjusting my life.

madness rules

5am ​​Alarm – Wake up, time to smash the HITT (High Intensity Interval Training) routine I set myself, once it’s done and my body is in various states of pain, swallow water in throat, then coffee.

Shower, brush your teeth, shave, not necessarily in that order. Hit the traffic, rush the office, check email, respond to urgent, gaze at others, ignore irrelevant and spam. More coffee.

Take on the challenges of the day. Stressful meetings and presentations are stressful because my step count is behind. I should be at 8,000 at this time of day. Also, I haven’t heard the latest news, I go on social media or YouTube, I’m getting more and more stressed as I try to catch up on my daily step count. I was trying to meet the expectations of an application, yes it is an application!

Taking my steps listening to the news is always bad news, good news doesn’t sell. It’s always fear. We have to live in a constant state of fear. Fear sells you and news apps know it. Now I’m even more stressed, after my step count increased based on my anxiety about world events.

Sanity rises

Hold! What am I doing on Earth? On the one hand, I allow social media, news apps, and step counting apps to control my life. Am I not stressed enough at work? Is work the place where challenges come from all angles at different times of the day and require quick but deep thinking and decisions?

Why would I add to my stress with these apps? Also, why am I crashing a HITT routine every morning? What about stretch and flexibility? Surely it will also help me stay in shape rather than sinking into oblivion?

Burpees suck and now my back hurts too from those bastards, and I mean ‘bastards’ not burpees, basically a burpee with a push up. (Some people also call them burpees.)

It was like a slow reveal of everything that was wrong with my day and why I was abrupt and irritable. I had gone from being human to being a machine. Being dictated by apps and media. It cost me and my family dearly.

Healing

Instead of jumping like a soldier when my alarm goes off, I slowed down a bit. Then I started my exercise and mixed my exercise routine with stretching and flexibility between HITT exercises.

Combining one or two stretches and yoga poses into the HITT routine helped, and then the most crucial thing I did was clear the apps. The step counter and the social media apps I have allowed to rule my life.

Now I have several walking routes that bring me closer to nature and I don’t worry about my steps every day. As long as I choose a walking route and complete it, I don’t care about my step count, and if I have to shorten the walk, due to work pressure, so be it.

I take back control. I recover flexibility and live like a real emotional and sensitive human being, not like a high-performance robot, beholden to applications and digital virtuality.

Taking time to “smell the roses” and taking more time in the morning to chat with my wife and daughter before hitting the traffic. (Yes traffic, some things I can’t change.)

I couldn’t believe how much control I had lost. I now listen to music, rather than alarmist news apps. Social media is a cesspool of negativity and sensationalist bullshit, and I can’t believe how little the opinions of the berserk (the continually offended) mean. It is as if a sea of ​​calm washed over me.

Applications and technology should work for us, not “work on us”. My realization that I was app-driven and not app-driven was a real eye-opener. I had a blind spot. I wonder how many of us have a similar blind spot?

I swapped coffee for tea in the morning and that also seemed to have a more calming effect on me.

The key for me was to get back to my apps life and give myself a break. Life is stressful enough without creating more stress based on the expectations we place on ourselves.

I hope you also audit your lifestyle and your day and find your peace among the madness.

Tell me what you think?

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“We are happy to have him” https://anti-spam-league.org/we-are-happy-to-have-him/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 21:17:16 +0000 https://anti-spam-league.org/we-are-happy-to-have-him/

Trump Media & Technology and Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes expressed his excitement Friday after Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom announced he had joined the social media platform created by the former president.

“Just joined Trump’s Truth Social,” Governor Newsom tweeted Thursday. “I’m going to be out there exposing Republican lies. It might get…interesting.”

On “Varney & Co.“, Nunes explained how Truth Social was designed to be an “open platform” regardless of political affiliation.

“For us to have a top Democrat like Governor Newsom, I don’t agree with him on anything, that’s my policy, but in terms of running this business, we’re happy to have him,” Nunes told FOX Business. Stuart Varney.

“The reason we were created is very simple. It’s because President Trump, right down to everyone who was center-right who disagreed on these other social media platforms, has been banned or expelled,” Nunes noted. “And that’s why President Trump started the company.”

“That’s why I left [Congress] to lead the company is to give a voice back to the American people. And that includes Democrats,” the CEO continued.

Former President Trump has 3.3 million followers on Truth Social, according to Nunes, compared to his previous 79 million Twitter followers before he was permanently suspended. Nunes touted the numbers as proof that the platform is free from fake accounts.

“I think the best thing about our platform is that we don’t have a lot of bots or spam,” Nunes pointed out. “We do everything we can to keep it very, very clean.”

Nunes previously told FOX Business that Truth Social was “irrevocable” and immune to “tech bullies.”

“People just didn’t expect that we could, in just a few months, be out of beta testing and fully launching on the Apple App Store,” Nunes said on “Mornings with Maria” in April. “We can’t be undone by Big Tech. We don’t rely on any tech tyrants and truly operate on the Rumble Cloud as we are. This is the future of woke business fighting.”

Get the latest updates on this story at FOXBusiness.com.

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A survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan and Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research. Photo: The News

ISLAMABAD: Fifty-one percent of Pakistanis do not know how their personal information may be used after sharing it with mobile apps. Only 35% say they are aware of it. The number of Pakistanis unaware of the use of personal data is double the global average.

This was revealed in a survey conducted by Gallup Pakistan and Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research. Compared to 51% of Pakistanis, who are unaware of the use of their personal information, only 24% of citizens from 39 countries expressed ignorance about the use of their personal data by mobile applications. However, unlike other countries around the world, the number of complaints about the misuse of personal information by Pakistanis is low. Unlike the total average of 60% of the world

39 countries, only 9% of Pakistanis reported misuse of their data. Most Pakistanis complained about fake emails, corporate spam, bank accounts, credit cards and email hacking. However, most complaints about data abuse have been filed by citizens of India, UK and US.

Despite the problems with technology, 66% of Pakistanis, like people in other countries around the world, recognized its importance and called technology an important part of life.

More than 33,000 people from 39 countries around the world took part in the survey. In Pakistan, 1,000 people took part in the survey, which was conducted between October 15 and December 18, 2021. In the survey, 9% of Pakistanis complained about misuse of shared personal information, while that 60% of the world’s citizens seemed concerned about the misuse of personal information. personal data. A total of 41% of citizens from 39 countries complained about spam, 31% complained about searching for bank accounts and other personal information, 12% about leaking personal information, 11 hacked emails , while 10% complained about a bank account or credit being hacked. map.

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Truth Social CEO on Governor Newsom joins Trump app: ‘We’re glad to have it’ https://anti-spam-league.org/truth-social-ceo-on-governor-newsom-joins-trump-app-were-glad-to-have-it/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 16:29:08 +0000 https://anti-spam-league.org/truth-social-ceo-on-governor-newsom-joins-trump-app-were-glad-to-have-it/

On Friday, Trump Media & Technology and Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes expressed his excitement after Democratic California Governor Gavin Newsom announced he had joined the social media platform created by the former President.

“Just joined Trump’s Truth Social,” Governor Newsom tweeted Thursday. “I’m going to be out there exposing Republican lies. It might get…interesting.”

On “Varney & Co.”, Nunes explained how Truth Social was designed to be an “open platform” regardless of political affiliation.

“For us to have a top Democrat like Governor Newsom, I don’t agree with him on anything, that’s my policy, but in terms of running this business, we’re happy to have him,” Nunes told FOX Business. Stuart Varney.

DEVIN NUNES ALL TRUTH SOCIAL AMID WOKE COMPANY PUSH: WE ARE “INCANNABLE” BY BIG TECH

“The reason we were created is very simple. It’s because President Trump, right down to everyone who was center-right who disagreed on these other social media platforms, has been banned or expelled,” Nunes noted. “And that’s why President Trump started the company.”

Trump Media & Technology and Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes said it was “exciting” that prominent Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom is joining the social media platform on “Varney & Co.” Friday, June 17, 2022. (Reuters pictures)

“That’s why I left [Congress] to lead the company is to give a voice back to the American people. And that includes Democrats,” the CEO continued.

Former President Trump has 3.3 million followers on Truth Social, according to Nunes, compared to his previous 79 million Twitter followers before he was permanently suspended. Nunes touted the numbers as proof that the platform is free from fake accounts.

“I think the best thing about our platform is that we don’t have a lot of bots or spam,” Nunes pointed out. “We do everything we can to keep it very, very clean.”

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Nunes previously told FOX Business that Truth Social was “irrevocable” and immune to “tech bullies.”

“People just didn’t expect that we could, in just a few months, be out of beta testing and fully launched on the Apple App Store,” Nunes said in “Mornings with Maria” in april. “We can’t be undone by Big Tech. We don’t rely on any tech tyrants and truly operate on the Rumble Cloud as we are. This is the future of woke business fighting.”

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Seaford High junior wins the Congressional App Challenge | Herald Community Newspapers https://anti-spam-league.org/seaford-high-junior-wins-the-congressional-app-challenge-herald-community-newspapers/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:23:08 +0000 https://anti-spam-league.org/seaford-high-junior-wins-the-congressional-app-challenge-herald-community-newspapers/

Seaford high school student James Toscano won’t need an app to describe how he feels after recently winning a prestigious competition sponsored by none other than the United States Congress.

Toscano won the Congressional App Challenge for New York’s 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses southeast Nassau County and southwest Suffolk, and includes Seaford.

Toscano created the DailyBuddy app, which encourages users to share their daily feelings and emotions. According to Toscano, users should write down exactly how they feel on a particular day and how the day went overall. DailyBuddy takes the place of talking to someone about their feelings, especially if they don’t want to talk at all. It also offers motivational tips.

Since 2016, Congress has sanctioned a district-by-district app challenge that encourages students interested in computer science to build and code their own apps. More than 14,000 students from 48 states participated in the challenge. Some of the notable congressional officials who have become involved are former 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Tim Ryan and Seth Moulton, as well as Ed Royce, Mimi Walters and Hakeem Jeffries. The current program co-chairs are Jennifer Wexton and Young Kim.

In 2021, the competition produced 2,101 working apps created by students in all participating congressional districts.

Toscano discovered this challenge while looking for computer science scholarships. When he saw that the 2nd District was participating in the challenge, he researched previous winners to see what they had done and found inspiration for DailyBuddy.

As it was not a school project, Ryan Stephens, Toscano’s math teacher at Seaford High School who also teaches computer science, did not learn of Toscano’s participation until after he won the award.

“I used what I learned from Mr. Stephens’ class to code it,” Toscano said. When Toscano received the call from Congressman Andrew Garbarino, who represents the Second District, he initially thought it was a spam call from Washington D.C., only to pick up the phone to find he was the district winner.

“James is an intrinsically motivated student,” Stephens said. “I learned that he had won the challenge on the district website and immediately wished him my congratulations. James has top-notch programming skills and in my class always goes above and beyond what students are expected.

Stephens also called DailyBuddy “a creative, unique and supportive app that is sensitive to our times.” Toscano said the pandemic-induced teen mental health crisis inspired him to code this app.

In Stephens’ Intro to Game Design course, students learn to code with the Python programming language, which Stephens says is easier for students than Java programming languages.

“Python is perfect for an introductory course,” Stephens said. “It’s accessible, the syntax is a bit more basic, and it’s not intimidating overall.”

Toscano’s success may have spurred a renewed interest in computing at Seaford High School, which has been hit by the pandemic.

“I think it’s an exciting thing to show students that there are opportunities out there if you decide to pursue computer science,” Stephens said. “I think James has led that here at Seaford, showing that there are awards and opportunities available in this growing field.”

The Seaford High School Computer Science Club also grew this year over last, and Toscano’s award may have contributed to that as well. According to Stephens, the club used to compete in an annual competition at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, which was canceled due to the pandemic. The Congressional App Challenge could expand to replace that, thanks to Toscano, he said.

Although Toscano is not yet sure which university he will attend, he wants to pursue a degree in computer science and is studying programs at Binghamton University.

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How to block and report users using your PS4 or PlayStation app https://anti-spam-league.org/how-to-block-and-report-users-using-your-ps4-or-playstation-app/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://anti-spam-league.org/how-to-block-and-report-users-using-your-ps4-or-playstation-app/

Is another PSN user causing you grief? Luckily, you can block these people through your PS4 and PS app. Let’s dive into it.

Multiplayer games can be a great way for you to make new friends with common interests, but it can also be a way to receive abuse or spam from other users.

If you have a PlayStation Network account, you may have received spam and are wondering if you can block and report someone. You can, and it’s very simple.


How to block and report someone on PlayStation 4

Blocking someone using your PS4 can be done in a few simple steps:

  1. Go to posts.
  2. Go to the Band you have with the user you want to block and scroll through any message so that it is highlighted.
  3. Hurry Choice.
  4. In the side menu that appears, tap To block.
  5. You can leave the group by checking the associated box and/or pressing To block.

You have now blocked the user, which means they cannot see you online or send you messages. Keep in mind that you can reverse this at any time by going to their Profile and squeeze Unlock.

If you find yourself the target of multiple harassing users, you might want to consider changing your PS4 profile picture and username to make it harder to track down.

If you want to report a particular message from the blocked user, you will need to:

  1. Go to posts.
  2. Go to the Band with blocked user.
  3. Scroll until you highlight the message you want to report, then press Choice.
  4. From the side menu, tap Report.
  5. Hurry Next.
  6. You will be asked why you want to report this. If you select It’s boring or not interesting you will be advised to Adjust privacy settings, Block playerand Leave the group. If you select I think it shouldn’t be on the PlayStation Networkyou will be asked to specify how the message is offensive.

You can also report a user’s profile by:

  1. Go to their profile, tap Choiceso what Report.
  2. You will be asked what you want to report, which can either be in-game behavior or creations, outside behavior or creations, or something in the user’s profile.
  3. When you’ve selected what you want to report, tap Next.

You will now have reported their profile, leaving PlayStation moderators to review your report. Note that moderators usually send you a message indicating whether they have acted on your report.

Keep in mind that they do not react kindly to frequent false reports, but always follow your instincts when you think you have received inappropriate messages or content from another user.

How to Block and Report Someone on the PlayStation App

There are lots of things you can do on the PlayStation app, including blocking or reporting users. To block or report a user, follow these steps:

  1. Open the PlayStation app.
  2. Press and open the game basisthen press the Band with the user you intend to block.
  3. User tap Profile icon then touch Profile.
  4. Press the ellipse so what To blockthen To block again from the window that opens.
  5. You can also press the ellipse then press Reportwhere you will be asked to elaborate further through the options they offer you.


The system for reporting or blocking users on the PlayStation app could be streamlined, but it’s pretty simple to do so and prevent the user from causing you more trouble.

To report a user’s individual post, follow these steps:

  1. Open the PlayStation app.
  2. Press and open the game basethen press the Band with the user you intend to block.
  3. Long press the message, then press Report message in the menu that appears.
  4. You’ll be asked if you’re reporting because the post was annoying or shouldn’t be on the PSN network. The first will give you suggestions for Leave the group, Block a userand Adjust privacy settingswhile the latter will categorize different types of inappropriate content which you can then select before filling out the report.

No more unwanted interactions on the PlayStation 4

By following the steps, you will have blocked and/or reported a user or their messages. This should mean that you get some peace now and don’t have to worry about interacting with mean users, but if you ever find yourself in this position in the future, you can always follow the steps again .


It can be alarming to encounter inappropriate content online, and even more alarming if it’s your child who encounters it. If you are a parent worried about your child encountering an inappropriate user on the PS4 again, you may want to consider setting up Parental Controls.

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FEMA Mobile App and SMS https://anti-spam-league.org/fema-mobile-app-and-sms/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 20:59:13 +0000 https://anti-spam-league.org/fema-mobile-app-and-sms/

FEMA Mobile App

Text messages

disaster survivors

Sign up for safety tips

Download the FEMA app

Get it on Google Play. You can also download the app via text messaging on an Android device: SMS ANDROID at 43362 (4FEMA)

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If using text messaging, standard messaging and data rates apply. Learn more about our SMS.

App features

  • Receive real-time alerts of the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide.
  • To share real-time notifications with your loved ones via SMS, email and social networks
  • Learn emergency safety tips for over 20 types of disasters including fires, floods, hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, volcanoes and more.
  • Locate the open emergency shelters and disaster recovery centers in your area where you can speak to a FEMA representative in person.
  • Prepare for diastres with a customizable emergency kit checklist, emergency family planand reminders.
  • Connect with FEMA to register for disaster relief on line.
  • Switch between English and Spanish.
  • Follow the FEMA Blog to learn more about FEMA’s work in the United States.

FEMA Application Promotional Toolkit

The FEMA app’s social media toolkit includes talking points, graphics, and other promotional materials.

Text messaging

FEMA SMS are sent from our dedicated number: 43362.

You can use FEMA’s text messaging program to:

Important Information

  • For emergencies, contact your local police, fire department or emergency medical services (EMS).
  • A FEMA representative will not send text messages requesting personal or financial information and will never ask for money. If you suspect disaster fraud, report it immediately.
  • The FEMA Mobile Community is free to join. We will never charge you for text messages, but carrier messaging and data charges may apply. Your operator may collect additional data elements; please see their privacy policies for more details.
  • We will not use your number for tracking, reverse lookup or any type of commercial marketing. Your phone number is kept confidential and secure and only the FEMA team can access this list.

disaster survivors

  • FEMA inspectors can send text messages from their cell phones to schedule a time for your home inspection.
  • In some cases, you may receive an automated text message from a third party on behalf of FEMA regarding your registration for FEMA Support.
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Find emergency shelters near you

To search for shelters near you, send an SMS SHELTER and your Postal code at 43362 (ex. Shelter 12345). You can search for shelters anytime on the American Red Cross Shelter Map or by downloading the FEMA app.

Note: Searching for shelters will not add you to a list.

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Find open disaster recovery centers in your area

To find disaster recovery centers near you, send an SMS ground floor and your Postal code at 43362 (for example RDC 12345). You can use our DRC locator anytime to find a location near you.

Note: Searching for Disaster Recovery Centers will not add you to a list.

Sign up for safety tips

Sign up to receive general information on how to prepare for any type of disaster:

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Text TO PREPARE at 43362

To see a list of other disaster-specific safety tips you can subscribe to, text one of the keywords below to 43362. You can also get a list by SMS LISTING at 43362.

If you wish to subscribe to several lists, please send a separate text for each subject.

Sending STOP will automatically unsubscribe you from all lists. Message frequency may vary. Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

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Houston Student Wins Global Apple App Building Contest | SUNNY 99.1 https://anti-spam-league.org/houston-student-wins-global-apple-app-building-contest-sunny-99-1/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 11:11:00 +0000 https://anti-spam-league.org/houston-student-wins-global-apple-app-building-contest-sunny-99-1/

He said he was the winner of the company’s Swift Student Challenge, a competition in which young people around the world use Apple’s Swift Playgrounds software to show off their coding skills.

It turned out to be the real deal.

Applicants had to create apps that would help solve problems in their communities, and hundreds of students from 40 countries submitted entries.

The app Jones created is called Ivy and helps users easily identify invasive plant species. The idea came from the many days he spent working in the garden with his grandfather, who died a few years ago.

“My grandfather had a garden that he loved, and he grew so much food that he just allowed people in the community to come in and take what they needed,” said Jones, who is on about to start his senior year. “Even though he couldn’t walk at the end of his life, he used to point fingers and that’s where I planted the seeds for him. But we always had to try to get rid of the kudzu vine – it was a constant struggle.

So Jones decided to create an app that paid homage to his grandfather while helping other gardeners identify and get rid of invasive plants like kudzu.

“I really enjoyed being able to create programs that could show my creativity and passion in a fun and easy way,” he said.

This summer, Jones will help others learn programming languages. “I will teach the next generation of students what it means to learn computer science,” he said. “Because I truly believe that when you are able to learn computer science, you can apply it to so many other areas.”

Jones comes from a long line of educators, including her mother, brother and late grandfather, who Mays said would approve of the app.

“He was a man of few words,” Jones said. “But I think he would be like, ‘Squirt, you did a good job.'”

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TikTok will start telling you to log out of the app because people say they’re “so addicted” https://anti-spam-league.org/tiktok-will-start-telling-you-to-log-out-of-the-app-because-people-say-theyre-so-addicted/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 14:55:57 +0000 https://anti-spam-league.org/tiktok-will-start-telling-you-to-log-out-of-the-app-because-people-say-theyre-so-addicted/

TikTok will start offering users reminders to log out of the app, in a bid to reduce smartphone dependency.

The popular social media app has announced that it is introducing a tool to give people more control over their time on TikTok by sending them Screen Time notifications after a certain period, which can be set by users.

TikTok users will also have access to a Screen Time dashboard providing data on how much time they spend on the app, how often they open it and a breakdown of daytime and nighttime usage. . Young app users between the ages of 13 and 17 will receive feel-good messages if they use the app for more than 100 minutes in a single day.

In a statement, the company said, “We hope these new digital wellness tools will continue to support our community by fostering a positive relationship with TikTok.”



Screentime has skyrocketed since the coronavirus pandemic began in 2020

Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters and Advisor to TikTok, said: “Research has shown that younger users would welcome the introduction of built-in features and settings that both challenge them to think critically about the time they spend online, but also encourage them to use the settings to actively manage the time they spend on the app.

“It’s important that they feel in control of their online experiences and are supported to make informed choices. We look forward to TikTok developing more features that will put children’s well-being at the heart of their design choice.



Screentime has skyrocketed since the coronavirus pandemic began in 2020
Excessive use of your phone can affect your sleep and your health

Am I addicted to social media?

Social media addiction has skyrocketed since the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, with surveys estimating a 50-70% increase in internet usage. People check their phones an average of 58 times a day, with some people spending up to nine hours a day in front of screens.

Dr David Greenfield, founder of the world’s first internet rehabilitation, told the Daily Star that these apps are like “a slot machine”.

He said, “There are many reasons why the internet is addictive. But the main reason is that the internet is the biggest slot machine in the world and a smartphone is the smallest in the world.”

“People are conditioned by their devices to get those dopamine hits.”

Many symptoms of Internet addiction are similar to those of other substances:

  • Constantly thinking about social media or wanting to use social media
  • Conceal your use of social media
  • Difficulty sleeping, weight loss, or lack of concentration
  • Problems at work or school
  • Irritable moods or social isolation

Hopefully, initiatives like TikTok’s new Screen Time tools will help people regain control of their social media usage so it can be enjoyed rather than binged.

]]> Apple Allows Users to Edit and Unsend Texts in iOS 16 https://anti-spam-league.org/apple-allows-users-to-edit-and-unsend-texts-in-ios-16/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 00:55:00 +0000 https://anti-spam-league.org/apple-allows-users-to-edit-and-unsend-texts-in-ios-16/

As I got older, I found myself spending a lot more time in one-on-one communication apps, as opposed to social media apps. This primarily means using Apple’s Messages app (which we learned at WWDC 2022 today is getting a huge update) as well as Facebook Messenger, plus a handful of others like Gmail.

Facebook’s messaging product is a way for iPhone and Android users to share a cross-platform messaging experience. When it comes to Apple’s Messages app, however, power users have been practically screaming for certain features for – well, for years, it seems. At the same time, the social network that everyone loves to hate has rolled out a host of solid changes to Facebook Messenger, making it a much more useful little app for me than even the main Facebook product itself.

I like things like the ability to unsend Facebook Messenger missives, as well as the ability to archive messages, Gifs, stickers, and more. And don’t even get me started on Facebook Messenger’s fantastic spam blocking capability. At least in my experience, it’s about 10,000 times better than the spam crap that Apple allows to delete my Messages app.

Unsend text messages in Apple’s Messages app

For many people, the Messages app has actually felt a bit stuck in the past for a while now. Until today, that is. The iPhone maker has ultimately brought long-requested features to messages that users have wanted for so long. As:

  • The ability to edit a message you just sent to someone
  • Users can also now unsend messages. Most importantly, you have a time limit to edit and recall messages. You can only perform either of these actions within 15 minutes of sending
  • Are you busy in the meantime and want to highlight a message you just read, to remind you to reply to it later? Finally, you can do it too.
  • There is also a recovery option for deleted messages. But only up to 30 days after deletion of the message

By the way, color surprised me that Apple, with its over 1 billion active devices worldwide, has finally come to life and added an edit button to its Messages app. Yet Twitter, as usual, is still hesitant on the feature long requested by its own users.

While you can’t “edit” a message in Facebook Messenger after it’s already been sent, the app has allowed users to unsend messages for a little while now. In Facebook’s messaging app, however, you must do so within 10 minutes.

Apple, as noted above, is giving users a bit more time to do this – 15 minutes.

All in all, I think these new features of the Apple Messages app coming with the arrival of iOS 16 this fall will definitely make me use the app more than I currently do. It’s still not where I want it to be. Spam, for example, is out of control. And I think a better message archiving setup would be extremely helpful. But the new features mentioned above, at the end of the day, are a set of welcome and long-awaited updates.


More Apple coverage: For more Apple news, visit our iPhone 14 guide.

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