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Disable Touch ID with Emergency SOS in iOS 11

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Keep your info safe with Emergency SOS

Apple’s iOS 11 comes with a built-in safety feature that helps keep unwanted intruders out of your phone.

Emergency SOS temporarily disables Touch ID so you can only get access with your passcode. The feature is being heralded as the “cop button” across the Internet. While law enforcement can compel individuals to open their phones using a thumbprint, they can’t ask for passwords or PINs.

Disabling Touch ID quickly and discreetly can keep your phone and info safe from anyone that tries to get you to open your phone when you don’t want to.

Here’s how to do it.

Let’s get lazy with Google Assistant

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

Google Assistant

Do more with Google Assistant so you can do less

Today’s tip covers native Assistant, the one that comes with the latest Android smartphones and can open apps, send messages on your behalf, brief you with the news and more.

Google Assistant is available natively on Android and in the App Store for iOS. It’s also available inside Allo, Google’s latest messaging app, where it aims to help you with daily tasks based on what you’re chatting about.

A slight catch for iOS users – the Google Assistant app will not have the Always listening feature that’s available on Android. The quickest way to prompt Google Assistant on iOS is by adding it to your list of widgets so it’s never far from reach. You can also talk and type your requests directly inside the Google Assistant app (and through Allo).

We’re going to show you our favorite tips for making the most of Google Assistant. Put up your feet and let Google’s AI get to work. Maybe toss in a little please and thank you every now and then. We still don’t know how this whole Assistant thing is going to turn out (and if it turns out for the worst, may our robot overlords be merciful).

You Asked: How to backup iPhone text messages

backup iPhone text messagesTrying to backup iPhone text messages only to realize there is no one-step solution? We previously explained how to save your texts in Android. We thought it was time to give some love to the Apple crowd!

Looking to transfer your texts to a brand new iPhone or restore your iPhone without losing all your messages? Wondering how to transfer messages from iPhone to iPhone without iCloud? Hoping to save texts to your computer in a viewable format? This is for you.

The best cloud storage providers for work files

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The best cloud storage for work

Keeping content organized at work can feel intimidating when you use multiple devices. Luckily, choosing the best cloud storage service for your needs will make it easier for you to access all your files no matter where you are.

Whether you want to save changes to the same document wherever you connect, read a memo during your commute, or share a file with a coworker, these four companies have services that will keep you organized.

Mobile credit card processing: Accept payments right to your phone

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Credit card processing with your phone

Mobile credit card processing apps have grown significantly over the last few years. In 2014, mobile payments accounted for about $50 billion dollars. In 2016, consumers spent over $67 billion through payment apps.

Small businesses that want to reach more customers should pay attention to the amount of mobile payments made in-person. By the end of 2017, customers will spend an estimated $16.2 billion with in-person payment apps. Start with these three mobile credit card processing apps so you can accept payments from customers no matter where your business goes.

How to make the switch from iPhone to Android

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

Switch from iPhone to Android in no time

Want to make the switch from iPhone to Android? There are any number of reasons why you might want to, and this post will explain how to move your iOS data over to your new Android.

Google makes it super easy to switch – all you have to do is backup your iPhone data with the app Google Drive. Google Drive will transfer texts and iMessages, photos and videos, music, contacts and calendars. It won’t cover app data, paid apps, and free apps not matched or available on the Google Play Store.

To get started just download Google Drive on your iPhone.