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Ting Tip: Go from keyboard to trackpad with 3D Touch text selection

Turn your keyboard into a trackpad for precision 3D Touch text selection

Navigating and highlighting teeny tiny iPhone text can be, even at the best of times, a struggle. Struggle no more with this helpful 3D Touch feature for iPhone 6S and up: 3D Touch text selection.

The next time you’re word processing and need to navigate to or highlight a piece of text, follow this tip for a seamless text selection experience. 3D Touch text selection is handy for texting, messaging, sending emails as well as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and more.

Five things you didn’t know your iOS phone calculator could do

Do more with your phone calculator

Most of us use our smartphone calculator nearly every day. Maybe you use your calculator for splitting the bill at a restaurant or figuring out a quick tip at the hairdresser. Maybe you live with roommates and your phone calculator comes in handy for dividing up shared monthly bills.

We’re going to show you five little hacks that make this everyday tool that much more helpful.

My monochrome life

monochrome gaming

I spent a week with black, white and gray where there was once color. I switched my phone to monochrome mode to take the power back from the colorful little dopamine machine that is my constant companion. It was hard.

Three ways to reduce WhatsApp data usage

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Cut back your WhatsApp data usage and save money

WhatsApp is the perfect app for chatting with all your friends and family. It offers everything you need for a great messaging app – audio and video calling, group chats, cross-platform compatibility (including desktop), encrypted messages and more.

Part of that “more” is the option to lower the amount of data usage being used by WhatsApp. Besides the obvious answer of connecting to Wi-Fi, there are three toggles built into the WhatsApp Settings menu that will reduce the amount of cellular data used by your smartphone.

Follow along with your preferred operating system below – we’ve included videos for both Android and iOS.

Five podcasts for students

podcasts for students

Even the best classes can leave gaps in your knowledge. Luckily, you don’t have to read all day to keep up with your peers. You can learn a lot about science, history, grammar and other topics by listening to podcasts. Start with these five titles to get useful information that will help you in school and life.

Our favorite apps for studying

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Going back to school? Get the best apps for studying

Up your after class game with these nifty apps for studying. We’ve picked some of our favorites for getting organized, mastering languages, creating study flashcards, doing research and brushing up on your math.

Think of these study apps for students as helpful aids. Supplement your Spanish class with Duolingo, check your homework with Photomath and research your next psychology project with TED’s massive library of Talks.