How to report Game Center cheaters on iPhone and iPad

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If you come across someone cheating in a game that supports GameCenter, you can easily report them.
If you come across someone cheating in a game that supports Game Center, you can easily report them.
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10 iOS Safari tips you need to know (but don’t)

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Apple isn't quite done fixing iOS 9.3.3.
Get up to speed with these awesome Safari tips
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The mobile web browser of choice for most iPhone and iPad users is still Safari. As the stock browser for iOS, it has been a staple of the iPhone since its release in 2007, but Safari has a few subtle features you’ve probably never heard of.

With Safari going through so many changes with each new iOS version, some tricks may have sneaked past your attention. In today’s video, we’ll show you 10 killer Safari tricks every iPhone and iPad users needs to know.

How many of these Safari tips have you seen?

How to find Instagram photos of beautiful, nearby locations

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Check out other beautiful photos taken near you.
Check out other beautiful photos taken near you.
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Instagram’s location data can be a privacy nightmare but it also allows you to check out what other folks are taking photos of nearby.

If you’re on vacation and want to see some stunning photography in the same place as you, it’s just a click away.

Here’s how to find Instagram photos of nearby beautiful locations, to inspire you on your own journey.

How to keep stalkers from tracking you on Instagram

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Who's tracking your Instagram movements?
Who's tracking your Instagram movements?
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Anyone can tap your profile in Instagram and see where you were when you took your snapshots. Creeped out, yet?

Every time you take a picture for Instagram, the photo-sharing app keeps track of where you are by default. Here’s how to remove the location data automatically added to your snaps and keep stalkers from tracking you on Instagram.

How to get Apple’s latest software before everyone else

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Get the public betas for iOS and Mac before your friends do.
Get the public betas for iOS and Mac before your friends do.
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Want to get your hands on the latest, greatest iOS and OS X features for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac before anyone else does? Do you love checking out all the new stuff in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan so you can be the first to comment on them?

All you need to do is sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program, and you’ll be able to access the public betas of these flagship operating systems before they’re available to the rank and file.

Here’s how to sign up for (and install) Apple’s latest public betas.

How to keep embarrassing Instagram pics off your profile

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Some photos are meant to be hidden.
Some photos are meant to be hidden.
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There’s a big difference between photos you put up on Instagram and those that your buddies upload and then tag you in.

Chances are, the ones you’re tagged in aren’t as flattering as the ones you put up yourself.

If you want to keep embarrassing Instagram pics off your profile, here’s what you can do.

Streamline your Instagram filters to work smarter, not harder

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Work smarter, not harder, with Instagram.
Work smarter, not harder, with Instagram.
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Instagram power users are all about the filters, typically choosing a few favorites that they use more often than others.

Instead of swiping back and forth along the filters row, why not reorder them to put the ones you use most often up front? Better yet, how about deleting the ones you don’t use ever to streamline your entire filter experience?

Here’s how.

Follow friends’ hearts to fuel your Instagram feed

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Some folks are amazing Instagrammers.
Some folks are amazing Instagrammers.
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Instagram is a veritable playground of fascinating photography. The trick is to find accounts to follow that won’t waste your time with snaps of low-quality food or wacky pets. Unless you’re into that kind of thing.

So how do you find folks worth following? By checking out what the people you follow on Instagram are looking at, of course. You can also check out the photos you’ve liked, and add them to your feed if you haven’t already.

Here’s how to follow your friends’ hearts to fuel your Instagram addiction.

Never miss your BFF’s precious Instagrams again

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Find out when your pals post before anyone else.
Find out when your pals post before anyone else.
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Avid Instagram users like to know when new photos show up on the social media platform so they can be the first to like, respond, or even comment on their favorite Instagrammer’s pictures.

You can do the same thing by turning on notifications for a specific user, letting you know exactly when your buddies post to Instagram.

Here’s how to enable this cool hidden feature.

Taste the rainbow with custom Snapchat colors

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You can doodle with more than  just yellow, folks.
You can doodle with more than just yellow, folks.
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Doodling on a Snapchat is fun; it lets you customize just about any snap with the power of your own artistry, or lack thereof.

If you’ve noticed, though, when you choose the color for said doodle, there’s no white or black options. And what if you want something in between red and white, like, say, pink?

Here’s how to make your images truly your own with custom Snapchat colors.