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Turn off Facebook’s video auto-play feature on Android

Ever notice that the Facebook app instantly plays any video you see on your newsfeed, regardless of whether you wanted to watch it?

This “feature” is automatically turned on and can use a considerable amount of mobile data without your permission.

Take back control with today’s Ting tip. Inside Facebook’s settings menu, there’s a simple toggle that lets you choose between always on, Wi-Fi only and always off.

Follow along using our step-by-step GIF instructions below!

Using an iPhone or iPad? We’ve got you covered.

App of the Week: Fyuse

Fyuse turns picture taking into an interactive experience. Where Google’s Photo Sphere only creates 360 degree panoramas, Fyuse adds a whole new level of animation into the mix. The app supports movement – tilting the device will cause aspects of the image to naturally move as they did when you were taking the shot.

They call it “surround view” technology and it’s unlike any photo you’ve ever taken before.

While Fyuse includes a social network similar to Instagram, you can share your “spatial photographs” on Facebook, Twitter and the web to encourage your friends to check out the app.

Fyuse is available for free on Android (4.3+) and iOS (7.0+). Check out some sweet snaps and learn more about the app in Kyra’s review below!

Ting tip for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Get a grip on Reachability


Quick tips to get the most from your phone, your favorite apps and your Ting service. No fluff. Just the tips.

Big phones are all well and good, but they do come with some trade-offs. Mainly, decreased finger travel with one-handed phone use.

Most people will find Apple’s iPhone 6 relatively comfortable in that regard. However, the iPhone 6 Plus can leave a lot to be desired.

Thankfully, Apple has taken a page from Samsung’s “One-handed Operation” mode with Reachability. This option, enabled by a double-tap to the home button, will lower the content of the screen into reach of your thumb.

It’s a quick solution that can come in handy.

App of the Week: TripCase

TripCase aims to make your travel experience as painless as possible.

Whether you’re a frequent flyer or just looking to head home for the holidays, TripCase is definitely worth a download. After installing the app and making an account, email your itinerary to and TripCase will pull all your travel info into its user-friendly app.

Open TripCase and instantly see all your flight information at a glance including your boarding pass, check-in times and plane arrivals. The app alerts you if your gate departure changes and includes some useful tools like airport maps and weather forecasts. You can also forward other confirmation emails which will automatically show up in your TripCase account, like hotel reservations or an event you bought tickets for.

TripCase is free and available on Android and iOS. Get a detailed look at the world’s most popular travel app in App of the Week below.

App of the Week: Checky

Are you glued to your smartphone screen? Can’t make it through a Facebook-free dinner without resorting to The Phone Stack?

If you think you’re becoming the next “Texting Teresa” or “Snapchat Steve,” Checky is your saving grace. This simple app tells you how often you wake your device every day, putting your usage in perspective to help you get back on track.

It’s available for both Android and iOS smartphones, and is completely free. If you think your phone usage is interrupting your everyday life, Checky could be the wake-up call you need.

Scroll down and let Kyra tell you more!

Unboxing the iPhone 6 Plus in a minute

This iPhone 6 Plus was in a box when we started this unboxing. It wasn’t when we finished. Mission accomplished.

If you’ve got an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus or if you’ve been thinking of grabbing one, rest assured you can bring it to Ting.