Q: I think my ex is blocking my number from his phone. He never answers my calls. Is there a way to find out if someone has blocked your number?
A: There is no technology to tell you for sure about a blocked number. Instead, you'll need to check for some clues. Do you call directly by voice mail? Never answer calls? Are you getting an automated response that says "this caller is unavailable"? These are growing signs that your number has been permanently declined. Tap or click here to tap if someone has blocked your number.
Apple Malware Checker
Question: I was bugging the wrong thing and I think my iPad is infected. How can I check my iPad for malware?
A: The greatest danger of owning Apple products is a false sense of security. Over the years, millions of Mac addicts have accepted the myth that their devices cannot negotiate malware. But your iPad is absolutely at risk. The most obvious signal is an annoying pop-up ad that claims you have malware. Mysterious messages and unexpected activity in your accounts may also indicate malware or a broken interface. You can manage this problem quite easily, but you need to act soon. Tap or click here to check your iPad for malware.
Q: I would like to call my competitors and find out more about their prices. Is it possible to make a call anonymously?
A: You can block your number and there are several different ways to do it. The easiest method is * 69, which is a temporary solution and you will have to enter these numbers every time you dial a number. But it's simple and free, and the phrase "Private number" will appear on the caller ID. On the iPhone, you can actually completely turn off your number, depending on your carrier. Keep in mind that many companies will be suspicious of any unpublished number, especially in the era of robot calls, when many companies are bombarded with anonymous spam. Tap or click here to block your cell number from the caller ID.
TV Comparison Comparison
Question: There are so many streaming services right now and I can't support them all. How does Netflix compare to Hulu and Disney and Amazon? Help!
A: Yes, there is. The arrival of Disney + and Apple + will add thousands of hours of digital entertainment to the already crowded market, and it's hard to say who will survive in the years to come. Typically, new formats obey the "survival of the most appropriate" rule, but it is still so difficult to say which streaming services are the "most appropriate." remove them. You may still find yourself playing "streaming roulette", but at least there will be no big surprises. Tap or click here to see a TV streaming chart.
Clean That Phone
Q: My phone is gross. I have heard that you should drink alcohol, but then others say no. What Is The Right Way To Clean Your Dirty Phone?
A: You can refer to those pots of alcohol you find in the pharmacy. My advice is: no. What you need is a technically ready cleaning solution, such as mobile screen wipes that are specifically designed for phones. Many users might not consider removing their phone cases and clearing many ports, but if you want your phone to last, all of these components need to be decontaminated regularly. Cleaning products are very affordable and last a long time. As we begin our descent into the flu season, you will be grateful that you have taken care of your widget a little. Tap or click here to give your phone a complete cleaning.
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