'Notch Remover' App For iPhone X is Now Available On the App Store


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IPHONE X NOTCH REMOVER APPLICATION ON APP STORE



Not everybody (of course) like the "notch" on iPhone X. If you don't like it, this is good news for you.

Apple urges developers not to mask the notch but embrace it. However, the tech giant has just approved an app on the store called "Notch Remover".

You can check the "Notch Remover" application here.

Description of the Notch Remover Application

Notch Remover lets you remove the notch from the status bar! Notch Remover modifies your wallpaper to adjust for the notch. Check out some of the amazing results in the screenshots!

The Notch Remover application by Axiem Systems requires iOS 11.0 or later. The app doesn't actually remove or eradicate the notch, it makes it rather invisible but cool. It places a black bar across the tops of images that you must then assign to your Wallpapers in the iOS settings.


A Reviewer's Comment

So glad I found this. I could not stand the notch. This is a clever way to get rid of it. It makes the iPhone look like an iPhone! 📱 -- ✨Tinz ✨

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Facebook Was Built To Exploit You- Sean Parker


Sean Parker, Facebook's founding president who is now the chairman of Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy was at an event in Philadelphia this week to discuss advances in cancer research.

At the event, he managed to make a few comments about building Facebook. His comment certainly wont make Mark very happy.


His comment is not so far from the truth though. Sean Parker explained not in so much words but in effect, how he and other early Facebook builders built the social media platform to "consume so much of your time and attention as much as possible".

He explained the system of posting and receiving likes as “a social-validation feedback loop … exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology.”

Sean Parker enthused: “We need to sort of give you a little dopamine hit every once in a while, because someone liked or commented on a photo or a post or whatever".


He continued; “And that’s going to get you to contribute more content, and that’s going to get you … more likes and comments.” He also noted that he and Zuckerberg, and later Instagram’s Kevin Systrom, were very much aware of this and “did it anyway.”

He joked that his comment might prompt Mark Zuckerberg to delete his account on Facebook.

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Don't Download This Fake Whatsapp On Google Play Store


The messaging application, WhatsApp is so popular that even the fake version gets above 1 million downloads on the Google Play Store. The instant messaging app is also free.

According to Mashable, the suspicious application, fake WhatsApp was noticed on the Google Play Store by a Reddit user named E_x_Lnc. The fake application was presented under the title "Update WhatsApp Messenger".

The fake WhatsApp contains Ads and it was originally listed as a paid application.


@virqdroid on Twitter had this to say:

The developer name under the fake WhatsApp was made, according to Redditors,  using special Unicode character called a "space". An average user can't check this while downloading the application. What is surprising is that the app also fooled Google Play.

This was noticed by a Redditor who decompiled the application.

The fake application was made basically to spam users and to present ads. The application also tries to hide itself by using blank icons and no title. It tries to make itself undetectable to delete.

Perhaps someone at Google Play Store has noticed the apparent scam. The developer name has been changed from "Whasapp Inc" to "Live Update Apps".




It would appear that there are many of such applications on the Google Play Store.

Always take your time to scrutinize the application you want to download.

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Pope Francis tells Bishops to 'Put Down Their Smartphones'


Pope Francis told bishops, priests and pilgrims on Wednesday that Mass was a time for prayer and not a time to snap photos or use their smartphone cameras.


"At a certain point the priest leading the ceremony says 'lift up our hearts.' He doesn't say 'lift up our mobile phones to take photographs. "It's so sad when I'm celebrating mass here or inside the basilica and I see lots of phones held up -- not just by the faithful, but also by priests and bishops! Please!"  Pope Francis to the audience at Saint Peter's Square.

The Pope is certainly no stranger to the social media world as he boasts of over 14 million followers on his English-Language Twitter accounts alone. pope Francis often post selfies with happy and excited pilgrims.

The Pope has a kind of conflicted relationship with mobile phones. In February, he told young people to always to put off their smartphones at family meals. He warned that the death of physical communications can cause serious disadvantages for our society.


Pope Francis urged young people to swap their phones with pocket Bibles. He calls the internet a gift from God if used wisely.

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Twitter's 280 Character Tweets Will Be Available For Almost Everyone


The social media giant, Twitter began testing a new 280 character limit some moths ago. Twitter is now rolling the feature out today, for almost everyone.


According to Twitter, don't expect to see streams of massive tweets for now. The number of tweets with an higher-than-average character count was small after the new feature was rolled out. As a matter of fact, only a small percentage (5%) of tweets sent by "testers were 140 characters long".

Quoting Aliza Rosen, Twitter's product manager:
"We saw when people needed to use more than 140 characters, they Tweeted more easily and more often. But importantly, people Tweeted below 140 most of the time and the brevity of Twitter remained."


The new character limit will be available to languages that have problem with "cramming". Cramming in this sense implies languages that have more meaning packed into every character. Japanese, Korean and Chinese languages for instance don't require higher character limit compared to languages like English.

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