Warning:  iTunes Gift Cards Can Only be Used in the Country in Which They Were Purchased

Warning: iTunes Gift Cards Can Only be Used in the Country in Which They Were Purchased

If you purchase an iTunes gift card in one country, can it be used in a different country? We recently had email from a reader explaining that she has a friend working in the UK, and that he told her that the iTunes card he purchased in the UK will not work to purchase Apple music on his U.S. phone. So, can you use an iTunes gift card purchased in one country in another country? The answer may surprise you.

Wondering What are FANG Stocks? We Explain (Hint: They Should Now Be Called FANA Stocks)

Wondering What are FANG Stocks? We Explain (Hint: They Should Now Be Called FANA Stocks)

In recent months you may have heard the term “FANG stocks” to refer to a particular group of stocks. More specifically, a particular group of high tech, high performing stocks. Those stocks are Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (hence F-A-N-G). Of course, the parent company for Google is now Alphabet, so these really should be called FANA stocks.

How to Change or Cancel Recurring Charge Automatic Payment Subscriptions with Apple Such as for Tinder or Bumble

How to Change or Cancel Recurring Charge Automatic Payment Subscriptions with Apple Such as for Tinder or Bumble

If you are like so many other people, you may have agreed to a recurring charge (‘subscription’) from within an app such as Bumble, Tinder, Nomorobo, or other app, and then completely forgot about it (that would be the ‘set it and forget it’ that these apps count on), only to be reminded of it when you get an email reminder like the below. And now you want to know how to change or cancel that subscription, but the ‘helpful’ reminder is silent on that point.

Insiders Urge Facebook and Apple to Fix Toxic, Intentionally Addictive Nature of Social Media and Devices

Insiders Urge Facebook and Apple to Fix Toxic, Intentionally Addictive Nature of Social Media and Devices

Investors and influencers of Facebook and Apple have openly challenged and beseeched the tech giants to acknowledge and address the damage being done to children, adults, and even the very social fabric of society by these companies ignoring, and even intentionally taking advantage of, the addictive nature of Facebook and other social media platforms, and how open to tampering they are, as well as the addictive nature of the iPhone and other electronic devices.

HEIC is Apple’s New Image Format – Here’s How to Deal with It

HEIC is Apple’s New Image Format – Here’s How to Deal with It

If you’ve started receiving files with the .heic extension you may be wondering just what the heck HEIC files are. HEIC stands for
High Efficiency Image File. Wait, you may be saying, what does the ‘C’ stand for? Yeah, we don’t know either. The reality is that they are HEIF files, but can have a file name (extension) of either .heif or heic. And with iOS 11 Apple’s new image format uses the .heic file format (videos have an .hevc extension). Either way, here’s how to deal with those HEIC files you may be receiving.

How to Successfully Downgrade Your iCloud Account Storage Plan

How to Successfully Downgrade Your iCloud Account Storage Plan

If you’ve tried to downgrade your iCloud account storage plan to a less expensive one, or the free one, you may be wondering just how to downgrade your iCloud plan and have it actually stick. And the reason you’re wondering this is because no matter what you do when you to switch iCloud plans, it still shows you as having the previous plan – the one you are trying to cancel. Here’s how to successfully cancel or downgrade your iCloud storage options.

How to See and Access the Contents of a Winmail.dat File on Your Mac

How to See and Access the Contents of a Winmail.dat File on Your Mac

Wondering ‘What is a Winmail.dat file attachment and how do I open it?” If you have a Mac computer, such as a Macbook, Macbook Pro, or Macbook Air, and if you have any friends or colleagues who still use Windows in general, and Outlook in particular, then you are almost certainly familiar with the issue of your friend or colleague sending you an attachment in email (say, a document), but all you receive in your Mac email is that damned Winmail.dat file. Here’s how to open a Winmail.dat file on a Mac, and get at the contents.