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You can now ‘Netflix and chill’ and have control over your data usage

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Users of the popular video-streaming service Netflix, may have noticed an update to its Android and iOS applications. And while the update doesn’t shake up the mobile interface or bring a number of novel features, it does introduce a new setting that benefits those whose Netflix usage involves streaming on cellular networks, or simply put, the use of data.

Under the new set of cellular controls, subscribers will be able to select between five streaming options: Off (which cuts off data use for the app), Low, Medium, High, and Unlimited. By changing the quality of video playback, users can extend their viewing hours on Netflix.

The goal is to allow users to have more control over their data use when watching content on the go without ever worrying about overages or data limits.

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When set to Low, for example, the settings can squeeze out “about 4 hours of TV shows and movies per gigabyte of data.” Switching from Low to Medium, meanwhile, cuts viewing times by as much as half for the same amount of data.

On the flip side, those with unlimited data plans can now “Netflix and chill” at the best possible quality over cellular.

To change the app’s cellular-data access, tap App Settings from the menu on the upper-left corner, and then select Cellular Data Usage. From there, you can choose a data-usage setting that works best with your data plan.

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Pokémon Go will drop old iPhones that don’t support iOS 11

You must upgrade to play!

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Bad news for Pokémon Go trainers out there with an old iPhone. If the “battery-gate” fiasco is not enough to make you upgrade, this announcement might force you if you want to keep on playing.

Niantic announced its plans to drop support for iOS devices that can’t be updated to iOS 11. Primarily, these are iPhones and even iPads released in or before 2013. They are the following:

  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad (3rd generation)
  • iPad mini (1st generation)
  • iPad 2

The anticipated update will take effect starting February 28, 2018. After that date, Trainers using Apple devices that can’t be updated to iOS 11 will no longer be able to log in, catch Pokémon, and use their PokéCoins or other items. They must switch to a supported device to continue playing.

Niantic stated that the change is a result of improvements to Pokémon Go which push the game ahead of the capabilities of old iPhones and iPads.

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6 free VPN apps for Android and iOS

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If you’re connecting to a public Wi-Fi, it’s best to use a virtual private network or VPN to mask your IP address and avoid security risks. A VPN creates a secure, encrypted “tunnel” over the internet between your device and any website or app you are trying to access.

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Zalora pop-up store is a shopping and Instagram haven

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In 2017, shopping looks different. With a few swipes and taps on your smartphone, you can have anything delivered to your doorstep.

Zalora, a company of Global Fashion Group, is pushing the envelope and blurring the lines between online and offline shopping. (more…)

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