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Declutter Phone

Q: Is there a way to clean out all the cache, search history and call logs from my phone? I think this will speed up my phone.

A: If you have an Android phone, there is a single app that can essentially clean up your phone for you. All those search histories and call logs can bog things down. Meanwhile, there are other archives that you may consider paring down, such as double-entries for contacts and media-heavy text sessions. iOS is a little more challenging, but there are ways to clean your phone’s proverbial pipes. Tap or click here to speed up your tablet and smartphone in a flash.

Full-Time Hotspot

Q: I want to cut my internet cable cord! Can I use a hotspot from the cellular companies?

A: Many households have been trying this method. Ever since the advent of unlimited data plans, phone carriers have enabled users to stream as much music and television as they want, along with email and GPS and everything else. The price point is an argument for it, but there are technical roadblocks you should know about, namely throttling. Tap or click here to learn about cheaper alternatives to home internet services.

Amazon Coupons

Q: Sometimes when I buy things on Amazon I get a coupon to save money. Where do these come from and how can I get more of them? I love saving money!

A: It takes some practice to fall into the rhythm of Amazon coupons, and you may not even realize you can subscribe, thereby receiving valuable coupons on a regular basis. Once you get the hang of it, these deals may transform the way you shop online. Tap or click here for secret Amazon coupon codes.

Alexa Magic

Q: I listened to your podcast about iOS 12. It was excellent! I learned so many things, but the best was how to find my phone when I lose it!

A: We put countless hours into the research and production of each episode, but it’s all worth it when someone learns something new and vital about our technological world. For folks who are still a little hazy on podcasts, you can find Komando on Demand on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you own an Amazon Echo just ask for it: “Alexa, play the Komando on Demand podcast.” Alexa’s response is quickly becoming my favorite skill. Tap or click here to listen to the iOS12 tips podcast now.

5G Predictions

Q: Is 5G going to change the world? Will I see it in my lifetime?

A: Yes, you will almost certainly see 5G in your lifetime. The entire planet is hurtling toward the 5G era, and tech companies are racing to keep up. But just like previous “Gs,” the excitement of that moment will be met with a lot of expensive upgrading. We need new towers, new phones, and time to see lots of new content (mostly video!). But once that transition is over, sometime in the near future, we will all be grateful for the mythical speed and power that 5G makes possible. Tap or click here to learn about the 5G revolution.

What digital lifestyle questions do you have? Call her national radio show and tap or click here to find it on your local radio station. You can listen or watch to the Kim Komando Show on your phone, tablet, television or computer. Or tap or click here for Kim's free podcasts.

Copyright 2018, WestStar Multimedia Entertainment. All rights reserved.

Learn about all the latest technology on the Kim Komando Show, the nation's largest weekend radio talk show. Kim takes calls and dispenses advice on today's digital lifestyle, from smartphones and tablets to online privacy and data hacks. For her daily tips, free newsletters and more, visit her website at Komando.com.

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Declutter Phone

Q: Is there a way to clean out all the cache, search history and call logs from my phone? I think this will speed up my phone.

A: If you have an Android phone, there is a single app that can essentially clean up your phone for you. All those search histories and call logs can bog things down. Meanwhile, there are other archives that you may consider paring down, such as double-entries for contacts and media-heavy text sessions. iOS is a little more challenging, but there are ways to clean your phone’s proverbial pipes. Tap or click here to speed up your tablet and smartphone in a flash.

Full-Time Hotspot

Q: I want to cut my internet cable cord! Can I use a hotspot from the cellular companies?

A: Many households have been trying this method. Ever since the advent of unlimited data plans, phone carriers have enabled users to stream as much music and television as they want, along with email and GPS and everything else. The price point is an argument for it, but there are technical roadblocks you should know about, namely throttling. Tap or click here to learn about cheaper alternatives to home internet services.

Amazon Coupons

Q: Sometimes when I buy things on Amazon I get a coupon to save money. Where do these come from and how can I get more of them? I love saving money!

A: It takes some practice to fall into the rhythm of Amazon coupons, and you may not even realize you can subscribe, thereby receiving valuable coupons on a regular basis. Once you get the hang of it, these deals may transform the way you shop online. Tap or click here for secret Amazon coupon codes.

Alexa Magic

Q: I listened to your podcast about iOS 12. It was excellent! I learned so many things, but the best was how to find my phone when I lose it!

A: We put countless hours into the research and production of each episode, but it’s all worth it when someone learns something new and vital about our technological world. For folks who are still a little hazy on podcasts, you can find Komando on Demand on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you own an Amazon Echo just ask for it: “Alexa, play the Komando on Demand podcast.” Alexa’s response is quickly becoming my favorite skill. Tap or click here to listen to the iOS12 tips podcast now.

5G Predictions

Q: Is 5G going to change the world? Will I see it in my lifetime?

A: Yes, you will almost certainly see 5G in your lifetime. The entire planet is hurtling toward the 5G era, and tech companies are racing to keep up. But just like previous “Gs,” the excitement of that moment will be met with a lot of expensive upgrading. We need new towers, new phones, and time to see lots of new content (mostly video!). But once that transition is over, sometime in the near future, we will all be grateful for the mythical speed and power that 5G makes possible. Tap or click here to learn about the 5G revolution.

What digital lifestyle questions do you have? Call her national radio show and tap or click here to find it on your local radio station. You can listen or watch to the Kim Komando Show on your phone, tablet, television or computer. Or tap or click here for Kim's free podcasts.

Copyright 2018, WestStar Multimedia Entertainment. All rights reserved.

Learn about all the latest technology on the Kim Komando Show, the nation's largest weekend radio talk show. Kim takes calls and dispenses advice on today's digital lifestyle, from smartphones and tablets to online privacy and data hacks. For her daily tips, free newsletters and more, visit her website at Komando.com.

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Demi Lovato Clears The Air Over Fan Account That Calls Her Team ‘Rotten’ – Perez Hiltonhttps://fannews.top/demi-lovato-clears-the-air-over-fan-account-that-calls-her-team-rotten-perez-hilton/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 22:58:22 +0000 https://fannews.top/?p=4777

Demi Lovato has clapped back!

The Sorry Not Sorry singer opened up about her close team this week, at least as far as it comes to clearing the air over comments made by fan accounts and Instagram followers.

Late this week, a Lovato fan account posted comments on social media relating to the singer’s team, and openly questioning whether they truly had her back during Demi’s difficult overdose and recovery over the past few months.

It started with this comment (below):

“The demi team is so rotten and she does not realize it. Needs a total change, mainly from dancers pretending to be friends.”

And the comments then continued with more talk about her team here (below), in a message captured in a screenshot that also included Demi’s eventual double-response, as well:

Whoa!

The “dani” referenced by the fan account was thought to likely be Lovato’s backup dancer Dani Vitale, and it’s clear Demi feels a certain type of way about Vitale, who was interviewed publicly very soon after Lovato’s overdose this summer.

Interesting…

Thoughts, Perezcious readers?! Let us know your opinions in the comments (below)…

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Demi Lovato has clapped back!

The Sorry Not Sorry singer opened up about her close team this week, at least as far as it comes to clearing the air over comments made by fan accounts and Instagram followers.

Late this week, a Lovato fan account posted comments on social media relating to the singer’s team, and openly questioning whether they truly had her back during Demi’s difficult overdose and recovery over the past few months.

It started with this comment (below):

“The demi team is so rotten and she does not realize it. Needs a total change, mainly from dancers pretending to be friends.”

And the comments then continued with more talk about her team here (below), in a message captured in a screenshot that also included Demi’s eventual double-response, as well:

Whoa!

The “dani” referenced by the fan account was thought to likely be Lovato’s backup dancer Dani Vitale, and it’s clear Demi feels a certain type of way about Vitale, who was interviewed publicly very soon after Lovato’s overdose this summer.

Interesting…

Thoughts, Perezcious readers?! Let us know your opinions in the comments (below)…

[Image via WENN.]

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Country Music Mean Tweets Are Savage! – Perez Hiltonhttps://fannews.top/jimmy-kimmels-country-music-mean-tweets-are-savage-perez-hilton/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:25:30 +0000 https://fannews.top/?p=4774

The internet is a terrible place — especially when highlighted by Jimmy Kimmel‘s Mean Tweets! Watch (above) as country music’s finest get giggly or pissed about peanut gallery comments!

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Family rehomed 13 times in 18 weekshttps://fannews.top/family-rehomed-13-times-in-18-weeks/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:04:33 +0000 https://fannews.top/?p=4771
Image caption Dean and Amy Coombes have been in temporary accommodation since June

A family of six has been moved by their local authority 13 times since becoming homeless four months ago.

Dean and Amy Coombes were evicted from their house in St Austell, Cornwall, on 29 June, along with their four children aged under eight.

Since then they have been placed in caravans on campsites, holiday cottages, a hotel and a room above a pub, in different parts of the county.

Mr Coombes said the experience felt like being "strangled".

Cornwall Council said it was supporting the family but "unfortunately there is a high demand for temporary accommodation, which includes our own housing stock, properties that we rent, or other accommodation".

'Run out of enthusiasm'

The latest figures reveal 61,190 households with children in England are in temporary accommodation, with 110 in Cornwall.

Mr Coombes said they had been told three times a property had been found for them, only to have the offer withdrawn soon afterwards.

Mr and Mrs Coombes were evicted after being given eight weeks' notice by their landlord, who wanted his property back.

They are now waiting for a house they have been told will become available in Truro, but fear they will be let down, having had the moving date pushed back three times.

"They say 'we'll give you a house' and then the next day they say 'no we won't'," Mr Coombes said.

"It feels like we are being strangled. Your hopes are up, and then you are shot down again."

"We have run out of enthusiasm", added Mrs Coombes.

"We feel deflated - you want to throw the towel in. You want to give up but know you can't.

"The kids are the reason we haven't given up."

Image caption The children have been moved to a new school

The family has belongings in storage, a dog in kennels and a cat in a cattery.

On occasions they have been told to move out of their property without knowing where they are going to spend that night.

"We left one place in the morning, packed the car with all our bags, drove to St Austell and just waited in the car with the children. Then they rung us up and said we were booked back into the same campsite we had just left," Mr Coombes said.

Three of the children have moved to a new school 10 miles from their current residence, a holiday cottage in a rural location near Falmouth.

'Just want normality'

Because of a poor internet connection they have been unable to easily check the school website, meaning they arrived at school one day unaware it was a non-uniform day.

"All the other children were in fancy dress and ours were the odd ones out," Mr Coombes said.

"We don't want much - just a bit of stability and normality for the kids.

"The kids are asking all of the time - they are confused and have been dragged from pillar to post. We feel guilty they are going through this.

"I don't want an extravagant house. I just want a place that is suitable for my family, kids and our dog. I'm not asking for five acres of land and a swimming pool."

Mrs Coombes said: "It feels like forever. We are sick to death of being optimistic. We've been let down too many times. We have no enthusiasm anymore."

The family said they had bid for every suitable property that has come up on the council's Homechoice scheme in various parts of Cornwall.

At one stage they even considered moving to Sunderland - more than 400 miles away - simply because they had heard housing may be available there, but said they eventually decided against it after researching the area.

In a statement, Cornwall Council said it sympathised with the family, adding: "Unfortunately accommodation can be difficult to arrange, especially for larger families who have pets. We review the availability of accommodation on a weekly basis and will move families to a more suitable place if appropriate.

"There is a plan for the family to move in to a privately rented home, however, like any other move where more than one family is concerned, we have to wait for the current tenants to move out before this family can move in."

Polly Neate, CEO at housing charity Shelter, said: "Hit by budget cuts and a lack of affordable homes, overstretched councils are struggling to keep homeless families within local communities.

 "To put an end to this, the government needs to ramp up efforts to build more social housing to give families the chance of a decent and permanent home." 

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Image caption Dean and Amy Coombes have been in temporary accommodation since June

A family of six has been moved by their local authority 13 times since becoming homeless four months ago.

Dean and Amy Coombes were evicted from their house in St Austell, Cornwall, on 29 June, along with their four children aged under eight.

Since then they have been placed in caravans on campsites, holiday cottages, a hotel and a room above a pub, in different parts of the county.

Mr Coombes said the experience felt like being "strangled".

Cornwall Council said it was supporting the family but "unfortunately there is a high demand for temporary accommodation, which includes our own housing stock, properties that we rent, or other accommodation".

'Run out of enthusiasm'

The latest figures reveal 61,190 households with children in England are in temporary accommodation, with 110 in Cornwall.

Mr Coombes said they had been told three times a property had been found for them, only to have the offer withdrawn soon afterwards.

Mr and Mrs Coombes were evicted after being given eight weeks' notice by their landlord, who wanted his property back.

They are now waiting for a house they have been told will become available in Truro, but fear they will be let down, having had the moving date pushed back three times.

"They say 'we'll give you a house' and then the next day they say 'no we won't'," Mr Coombes said.

"It feels like we are being strangled. Your hopes are up, and then you are shot down again."

"We have run out of enthusiasm", added Mrs Coombes.

"We feel deflated - you want to throw the towel in. You want to give up but know you can't.

"The kids are the reason we haven't given up."

Image caption The children have been moved to a new school

The family has belongings in storage, a dog in kennels and a cat in a cattery.

On occasions they have been told to move out of their property without knowing where they are going to spend that night.

"We left one place in the morning, packed the car with all our bags, drove to St Austell and just waited in the car with the children. Then they rung us up and said we were booked back into the same campsite we had just left," Mr Coombes said.

Three of the children have moved to a new school 10 miles from their current residence, a holiday cottage in a rural location near Falmouth.

'Just want normality'

Because of a poor internet connection they have been unable to easily check the school website, meaning they arrived at school one day unaware it was a non-uniform day.

"All the other children were in fancy dress and ours were the odd ones out," Mr Coombes said.

"We don't want much - just a bit of stability and normality for the kids.

"The kids are asking all of the time - they are confused and have been dragged from pillar to post. We feel guilty they are going through this.

"I don't want an extravagant house. I just want a place that is suitable for my family, kids and our dog. I'm not asking for five acres of land and a swimming pool."

Mrs Coombes said: "It feels like forever. We are sick to death of being optimistic. We've been let down too many times. We have no enthusiasm anymore."

The family said they had bid for every suitable property that has come up on the council's Homechoice scheme in various parts of Cornwall.

At one stage they even considered moving to Sunderland - more than 400 miles away - simply because they had heard housing may be available there, but said they eventually decided against it after researching the area.

In a statement, Cornwall Council said it sympathised with the family, adding: "Unfortunately accommodation can be difficult to arrange, especially for larger families who have pets. We review the availability of accommodation on a weekly basis and will move families to a more suitable place if appropriate.

"There is a plan for the family to move in to a privately rented home, however, like any other move where more than one family is concerned, we have to wait for the current tenants to move out before this family can move in."

Polly Neate, CEO at housing charity Shelter, said: "Hit by budget cuts and a lack of affordable homes, overstretched councils are struggling to keep homeless families within local communities.

 "To put an end to this, the government needs to ramp up efforts to build more social housing to give families the chance of a decent and permanent home." 

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In one of Latin Americas largest deals, Movile raises $400 million for its iFood delivery businesshttps://fannews.top/in-one-of-latin-americas-largest-deals-movile-raises-400-million-for-its-ifood-delivery-business/ Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:46:24 +0000 https://fannews.top/?p=4768

The Brazilian technology conglomerate Movile has just raised one of the largest rounds ever recorded for a Latin American startup, pulling in an additional $400 million for its iFood subsidiary from existing investors, including Naspers and Innova Capital.

Founded roughly 20 years ago by chief executive officer Fabricio Bloisi, the company, which began as a digital content studio for mobile device, has grown into a mobile services and content empire with aspirations of reaching 1 billion people.

Latin America’s Movile is quietly building a mobile empire

The company is on its way with estimated revenues more than $240 million and more than 150 million monthly active users. iFood alone recorded 10.4 million delivery orders for the month of October and the growth of the business is nothing short of explosive.

According to data from the company, iFood received 390,000 orders per day in Brazil in the last weeks of October — representing 109 percent growth, compared to 183,000 from October 2017. The company’s 10.8 million monthly orders have fed 9 million Brazilian customers, and iFood boasts a network of 50,000 restaurants and 120,000 couriers. 

“Movile is very fortunate to have long-term investors who have supported us for the past decade to help achieve our goal of transforming the lives of more than one billion people and thus we are able to continually back iFood to ensure it remains the market leader,” said Fabricio Bloisi, the company’s chief executive in a statement. “Our entire ecosystem of companies is focused on allocating resources and energy towards our one billion people goal, and iFood is leading the way fueling unprecedented growth through its innovative technology platform, providing consumers, couriers and restaurants with the best experience in food ordering and delivery.”

Movile Chief Executive Officer, Fabricio Bloisi

Delivery is central to Movile’s expansion plans and it serves as a gateway to many of the company’s other business lines.

While the engine of growth in the company’s earliest days was PlayKids, its mobile content business focused on children’s entertainment, it has moved well beyond content and entertainment. Now it counts the payment business Zoop, delivery company Rappido and the ticketing business Sympla among its many and varied business units.

In an interview onstage at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Latin America event last week, Bloisi attributed the company’s success to its aggressive mergers and acquisitions strategy across the region and an ability to rapidly spin up and shut down business units as it experimented with what could work for Latin American consumers.

The goal for Bloisi was always to create a multi-billion-dollar business that could span the globe and compete with any of the technology giants hailing from Silicon Valley or, increasingly, China.

Indeed, as Movile expands, its model is looking more and more similar to another Naspers portfolio company, the Chinese mammoth of mobile messaging and services, Tencent.

Leveraging its messaging platform, WeChat, Tencent has become a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse — and a platform for exchanging goods and services for a huge percentage of China’s mobile internet users.

Movile hopes to follow the same path, with operations in content, payments and delivery all housed under its roof. And as the connections between online and offline commerce increase, food delivery is emerging as the central hub for that plan, as our contributor, Nathan Lustig wrote for us earlier this year.

The insights and data that Movile gathered during its strategic venture capital investments in iFood were critical. During this time, Movile built the foundation for its investments that followed shortly after, and learned how to make them a success. With each new investment, Movile’s goal was simple: take a fast-moving startup and help it grow beyond what the founding team ever thought possible by infusing cash, human capital and any technical resources or expertise that the startup could possibly need.

Movile quickly solidified its M&A strategy, its processes and its position as a leader in Latin America’s mobile market. To continue financing its growth through acquisitions, Movile raised another $55 million from Innova Capital, Jorge Paulo Lemann and FINEP in its Series D round in 2014. This new round of financing led to even more acquisitions, including the acquisition of Rapiddo, ChefTime and FreshTime. It also allowed the company to make additional investments in LBS Local, the owners of Apontador, MapLink, Cinepapaya and TruckPad.

“We want our consumers to have an amazing delivery experience from the moment they order their food to the moment it arrives, and our partners – the restaurants and delivery fleet – make that happen by living our purpose of improving people’s lives using our services,” said Carlos Moyses, iFood’s chief executive in a statement. “iFood exists for our customers and with an increased investment commitment of this size, we will be able to build out our state of the art technology platform, and increase our courier and restaurant partners to even better serve our current and future customers in Latin America.”

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The Brazilian technology conglomerate Movile has just raised one of the largest rounds ever recorded for a Latin American startup, pulling in an additional $400 million for its iFood subsidiary from existing investors, including Naspers and Innova Capital.

Founded roughly 20 years ago by chief executive officer Fabricio Bloisi, the company, which began as a digital content studio for mobile device, has grown into a mobile services and content empire with aspirations of reaching 1 billion people.

Latin America’s Movile is quietly building a mobile empire

The company is on its way with estimated revenues more than $240 million and more than 150 million monthly active users. iFood alone recorded 10.4 million delivery orders for the month of October and the growth of the business is nothing short of explosive.

According to data from the company, iFood received 390,000 orders per day in Brazil in the last weeks of October — representing 109 percent growth, compared to 183,000 from October 2017. The company’s 10.8 million monthly orders have fed 9 million Brazilian customers, and iFood boasts a network of 50,000 restaurants and 120,000 couriers. 

“Movile is very fortunate to have long-term investors who have supported us for the past decade to help achieve our goal of transforming the lives of more than one billion people and thus we are able to continually back iFood to ensure it remains the market leader,” said Fabricio Bloisi, the company’s chief executive in a statement. “Our entire ecosystem of companies is focused on allocating resources and energy towards our one billion people goal, and iFood is leading the way fueling unprecedented growth through its innovative technology platform, providing consumers, couriers and restaurants with the best experience in food ordering and delivery.”

Movile Chief Executive Officer, Fabricio Bloisi

Delivery is central to Movile’s expansion plans and it serves as a gateway to many of the company’s other business lines.

While the engine of growth in the company’s earliest days was PlayKids, its mobile content business focused on children’s entertainment, it has moved well beyond content and entertainment. Now it counts the payment business Zoop, delivery company Rappido and the ticketing business Sympla among its many and varied business units.

In an interview onstage at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Latin America event last week, Bloisi attributed the company’s success to its aggressive mergers and acquisitions strategy across the region and an ability to rapidly spin up and shut down business units as it experimented with what could work for Latin American consumers.

The goal for Bloisi was always to create a multi-billion-dollar business that could span the globe and compete with any of the technology giants hailing from Silicon Valley or, increasingly, China.

Indeed, as Movile expands, its model is looking more and more similar to another Naspers portfolio company, the Chinese mammoth of mobile messaging and services, Tencent.

Leveraging its messaging platform, WeChat, Tencent has become a multi-billion-dollar powerhouse — and a platform for exchanging goods and services for a huge percentage of China’s mobile internet users.

Movile hopes to follow the same path, with operations in content, payments and delivery all housed under its roof. And as the connections between online and offline commerce increase, food delivery is emerging as the central hub for that plan, as our contributor, Nathan Lustig wrote for us earlier this year.

The insights and data that Movile gathered during its strategic venture capital investments in iFood were critical. During this time, Movile built the foundation for its investments that followed shortly after, and learned how to make them a success. With each new investment, Movile’s goal was simple: take a fast-moving startup and help it grow beyond what the founding team ever thought possible by infusing cash, human capital and any technical resources or expertise that the startup could possibly need.

Movile quickly solidified its M&A strategy, its processes and its position as a leader in Latin America’s mobile market. To continue financing its growth through acquisitions, Movile raised another $55 million from Innova Capital, Jorge Paulo Lemann and FINEP in its Series D round in 2014. This new round of financing led to even more acquisitions, including the acquisition of Rapiddo, ChefTime and FreshTime. It also allowed the company to make additional investments in LBS Local, the owners of Apontador, MapLink, Cinepapaya and TruckPad.

“We want our consumers to have an amazing delivery experience from the moment they order their food to the moment it arrives, and our partners – the restaurants and delivery fleet – make that happen by living our purpose of improving people’s lives using our services,” said Carlos Moyses, iFood’s chief executive in a statement. “iFood exists for our customers and with an increased investment commitment of this size, we will be able to build out our state of the art technology platform, and increase our courier and restaurant partners to even better serve our current and future customers in Latin America.”

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