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9 New iMessage Tips And Tricks For iOS 10 That Make Texting Better

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9 New iMessage Tips And Tricks For iOS 10 That Make Texting Better

If you love and use the iOS, you must be aware of its new update. The iOS 10 update simply has made us twiddling our thumbs because we’re dying to use it but sometimes we just don’t understand how. Well, in spite of new features which have been added, you wish you could understand its functionality a bit better. The facelift given to the iMessage tops all the updates along with some other noticeable changes like the Digital Touch.

With the help of the new Digital Touch, one can draw, sketch, send kisses, photos, and fling virtual fireballs to your friends. Basically, with all these new capabilities, we wish we had more knowledge about how to use them. But this article can help you to get an idea, so here goes:

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1. GIF Interaction

The world communicates more in GIFs and images rather than texts nowadays. Instead of looking through Google to find the perfect GIF or image for your reply, you can simply click the ‘A’ button on your keyboard and take your pick from there.

2. Animated Doodles to the Rescue

Doesn’t everyone love animation? You can also interact using some amazing animated and the best part is that you can also doodle on it. Just pick out an animated clip and then using the Digital Touch technology, it is very easy to draw on it. If you’re still unsure, you can check out tutorials that easily explain the workings.

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3. Handwritten Notes

You could use the handwriting feature to give a little personal touch to your text messages. While accessing this feature, simply tilt your phone horizontally and wait for the personalized handwriting keyboard to appear. Once it appears, you would easily be able to switch between regular keyboard and handwriting modes.

4. New Emojis

In your new iOS update, you could utilize tons of new emojis in different colors. Also, not only in iOS, but you can also download iMessage for Windows as well to enjoy the new emojis. Now your conversations can go really easy with lots of fun as well.

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5. Happy Birthday fun

As per the new update, screen effects will be added automatically once you have typed in a text. For example, the balloon effect will come through if you’re wishing a friend for their birthday.

6. Invisible Ink Messages

Sending messages through invisible ink must be one of the coolest new functions of the iOS update. You can easily troll people or even maintain that level of suspense by using this feature. You need to simply press and hold the ‘send’ button on your chat and wait till the invisible ink option pops up. After that, you can easily use it.

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7. Incredibly Easy Texting

With this helpful new update, texting has become easier than ever. Now you can use tapbacks to save yourself the effort of texting or even let Siri decide the emojis you want to use in a text.

8. New Haystack

Through this feature, you can easily delete, copy and also react to revert back to the messages. By just tapping on the reaction, it will appear in the bubble separately. Also, you can delete all the messages at once by just tapping once.

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9. Digital Touch

A digital touch icon is present there through which you can perform several different actions. With this awesome feature, you can even sketch with one finger and can send with the other. You can send a kiss by tapping two fingers on it and much more.

So what do you think? The new iOS update is super fun and also super easy! It definitely beats all the previous updates and makes texting through iMessage more enjoyable than it ever was. So, what are you waiting for? Just download the iMessage app fast and enjoy its awesome features.

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Last Updated on November 25, 2021

How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

    What Does Private Browsing Do?

    When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

    For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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    The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

    The Terminal Archive

    While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

    Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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    Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

    Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

    However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

    Clearing Your Tracks

    Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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    dscacheutil -flushcache

    As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

    Other Browsers and Private Browsing

    Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

    If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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    As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

    Featured photo credit: Benjamin Dada via unsplash.com

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