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The 7 most useful iPhone keyboard shortcuts ever

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I know, you’d rather communicate in emojis only. But sometimes, typing out texts and emails from your iPhone— with, you know, letters— is necessary. For those instances, it helps to know all of the tech tricks built into your device that are designed to make typing fast and easy but are often totally hidden. You really won’t believe how much time they can save you, whether you’re hammering out a few work emails or texting the same phrase you send your significant other…

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The apps I really can’t can’t live without

essential apps

There are apps that keep you informed, apps that make your life more fun, apps that keep you constantly connected to your social networks, and apps that help you shop, shop, shop. Most of these work for you for a bit until you tire of them and replace them with a newfangled version. Or you may cycle between using one (Instagram!) more than another (SnapChat!) and then back again (Wait, Instagram has stories, now?). It’s an ever-changing landscape, that iPhone screen. But then…

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How I organize my iPhone apps (plus tips for you)

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Chances are, there are at least a couple of apps on your iPhone you downloaded for some reason and then completely forgot about. And maybe the app you use constantly is stuck on page four and waste many a precious second swiping around to find it because of all of the clutter? It may sound silly and super simple, but I’ve realized lately not every knows they can move apps around and organize them into folders. The process organizing iPhone apps is as unique as you are—…

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Sit With Us Bullying App

It’s tough to take a traumatic experience and turn it into something positive. To channel your pain, misery, and fear into something that can help other people going through the same thing. It takes a lot of strength and emotional maturity that few adults I know possess. It’s ever-more extraordinary when a teenager has the empathy, social conscience and brains to make it happen. During her middle school years, Natalie Hampton was ostracized by her classmates and subjected to relentless bullying.…

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Apps that deliver bite-sized news on-the-go

news apps

Keeping up with the news can often feel like another full-time job. There’s so much you need to know about what’s happening around the world, plus the election and other national issues here. Not to mention the pop culture tidbits you’ve got to stay on top of for socializing purposes. (No one wants to be the dinner party pariah who hasn’t yet seen the “Lemonade” video. Sigh.) But it’s impossible to read every New York Times story, 5,000-word New Yorker…

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Are you a five-star passenger? How check your Uber rating

uber rating

You may not know it, but every time you use Uber (which if you’re anything like me is probably pretty often at this point), you’re not the only one dishing out an Uber rating. Just like you get to assess the driver’s performance by granting zero (is this beat-up car even going to make it to the destination?) to five (like a prince in a carriage!) stars, the driver is able to rate you as passenger. You’re then given an…

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