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This is how to decide which apps to delete from your phone

If you are trying to prune your phone’s collection of apps, here are some steps to take to find the ones that should get the hook first. It can be tempting to let apps accumulate on your phone until you start to run out of space, but apps you don’t use still have whatever data you put into them. They’ll still eat up your bandwidth to update themselves. And they will continue to distract you when you’re swiping through the grids of app icons in iOS and Android.

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Senate votes to change internet privacy rules

The Senate moved Thursday to undo regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers’ permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. Senators voted along party lines, 50-48, to eliminate the rules. The Federal Communications Commission had put the regulations in place in October. They were not in effect yet.

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In the wireless world, it’s back to the unlimited future

Years after three of the big four carriers ditched their unlimited data plans, all the major companies are offering plans that promise users they can access the mobile internet as much as they’d like. Well, kind of. If you read the fine print, you’ll find that there are some notable limitations to the new so-called unlimited plans. Still, if you use a lot of a data, you could save money by signing up for one of them. And they make a lot of sense for families who have multiple members needing to get connected.

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