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Is Widget Smith safe to use iOS 14 ?

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Is Widget Smith using Key logger to hack iPhone: IOS 14

The new iOS 14 released by Apple has added many new features and one of the major change added is Widget. Widget were also part of iOS 13 but all of them were inbuilt and users have limited control over Widgets. But now in iOS 14 there are lots of widget added by Apple that user can place on home screen of iPhone. Which is really cool ! As previously Apple never allowed its users to make any changes to home screen. But in OS 14 now you can customize home screen as per your design idea.


Is Widget Smith Safe App ?

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As there are many different types of Widgets in different sizes, and  for managing them there is a good app called WidgetSmith, which lets you add or remove different widgets to iPhone home screen. As Widget Smith can access your phone data to show Widgets, it is a genuine question that is Widget Smith safe to use on iPhone or how safe is Widget Smith. We have tries to answer this in this article.

Recently there are many rumours spreading across internet that widget smith being used as a key logger for iOS 14  which means widget smith can steals passwords and cryptocurrency wallets, and it can also download and install new malware. 

So many iPhone users using widget smith are actually worried about safety as can Widget Smith can steal data and hack your phone. 


Is Widget Smith Safe to use : iOS 14

Does widget smith hack your phone !!! ????  We don’t think so.

In iOS 14 widget are not even full fledge application and they run in background very briefly, and not allowed to run all the time.  For iOS 14 WidgetKit developer framework provides a limited set of tools that developers can tap into when designing and developing their home screen widgets.Generally speaking, sandboxing protection within iOS 14 also prevents any sort of key logger application, for widgets and apps.  

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Widget Smith is also an App (developed using Widget Kit) that is developed by David Smith. The app can create and add widget to home screen of iPhone. To show the data, no doubt the App will have access to data that is shown on Widgets but it is more important to know if What App is doing with your data. So is your data Safe with Widget Smith. App safety is a big question in today’s world.   Many countries are banning apps for privacy , misuse of data. Below are some Widget Smith Safety related points that you may would like to read before coming down to any conclusion about Widget Smith Safety.


1.       Widget Smith is also an App: Just like any other app in your iPhone, Widget Smith is also an app which is developed by third party. Therefore all the Developer guidelines for safety of user data are valid for Widget Smith app as well.  Before publishing app in App Store Developer have to go through a very long list of checks regarding app privacy, data collection, Data linked to the user, Tracking, advertisement etc. You can go through the list of checks here. If the app is found to be not complying to any of above it will not be allowed to be published on App store and it the app is already on App store and any complaint regarding compliance is found, the app can be turned down by  Apple.

2.      Widget Smith Permission access: Widget smith do have privacy control eg if you want to add any health widget in your iPhone using Widget Smith you will be asked to allow access to Health data, it is totally upto you to grant access. Same is for weather Widget, it will ask for location access. If you want to manage Widget Smith permission go to ->Setting-> scroll down and find widget smith-> Tap on it and check list for what permission it asks for.

Data security is a big question for all third party app and is applicable to big apps like Facebook, TikTok, Instagram. So if what makes you trust on these app can also help to trust WidgetSmith.

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STEAM “purchase for myself” link not working [Fix]

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Many users are facing issue while making a purchase on STEAM. When you try to buy Valve complete bundle on Steam, it will not work. Also if you have few games in the cart and when you will press purchase for myself or purchase as a gift nothing happens, it will not work.

Steam purchase link not working : 2021

Even if you have money in your wallet or you have a gift card the user is not able to purchase the game on steam. Even if you succeeds to purchase the game and bought a game but it will get stuck on pending transaction.  Payment is still pending for my games.

For example While trying to buy life is strange episodes and rocket league , added them to cart and click on purchase for myself nothing happens , tried multiple time but not working. After clicking “Purchase for myself” button and see only “Login” title and white empty page

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How to fix Steam purchase not working/ Payment Stuck 2021

Solution 1: Check Server Status

If you are also not able to make a purchase on STEAM then this could be issue with their server getting slow. You can check server status here at https://steamstat.us/ and it this show server in your region is not working properly then you might face issue like STEAM “purchase for myself” not working. 

Solution 2: Try on different devices

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If you are doing it in the app, do it in the browser, if you are in the browser do it in the app. Worked for me

Solution 3: Pay using Steam Wallet

This is a workaround which can help you to purchase game if Steam. First you should try adding money to steam wallet. Now try to make a purchase on steam. This may now work with better chances.

Hopefully this helps.

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Gif file saved as normal photo on iPhone 12 [Solved]

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Many iPhone user are facing issue with  downloaded gif files. The downloaded gif files in the iPhone are saved as normal photo. Any GIF file downloaded from browser only save a photo of it and not the actual gif with multiple frames.

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The issue in happening on the latest iOS 14 as well. The issue is with only downloaded gif in the iPhone from internet using a web browser. There is no problem in downloading the GIF to google chrome but the problem is downloading a gif from chrome to your photo album on iPhone. In the iPhone Gif Animation is not playing.   This can be issue with iOS version or with the GIF file itself.

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If you are also facing this issue than we have listed below workaround for the issue. Please try these and let us know if it helps to fix the issue.

 

How to fix iPhone GiF Animation not playing : iOS 14/ iPhone 12, 11 Pro Max, XS,XR,8/7/6s Plus

 

If Gif in the iPhone album is saving as normal photo  then this could be issue with the Chrome as other browsers are working just fine. In iPhone if a GIF are saving as normal photo then try changing the browser to download the GIF file. Like in Bing Browser or  , Aloha browser etc works well. The GIF downloaded from these browsers opens normally in the iPhone album.

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Why is Instagram not letting me like Phots/posts 2021?

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Many a times you may face a situation where Instagram don’t let you like, comment or follow people. This is very common policy from Instagram. A very common reason is you have crossed the limits set to like posts. This may be limited to number of post sent in a day or rate at which you are liking the photos on Instagram.

Unable to like Instagram posts

While there are chances that Instagram is a Block distantly in this case you can try to send or contact them through their contact page. 

So below are the possible reason if you are not able to like picture in Instagram:

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  1. Using  Autobots to like post – – Instagram have strict policy against Autobots. If it finds you are using Bots to like posts it may permanently disable your account. .
  2. You have crossed the limit of post in an hour. Same is the case or commenting and follow request. 
  3. Instagram had mistakenly detected your account for spamming. You should contact Instagram with valid reasons. 
  4. You are using a VPN. In this case also Instagram finds your request from suspicious IP address and may block your activities. 

How to fix Unable to like post on Instagram on iPhone/Android/iPad/PC/Mac:

Quick Fix: Log Out/ Login or Uninstall Instagram and reinstall 

If you are in hurry and can’t wait for Instagram team to reactivate all your ID access. First Try logging out from your Insta account and login back again. If still issue persists uninstalling and reinstalling Instagram app should help. 

In general you should wait for some time or a day to reactivate all access of your account. If after couple of days your account is not working normally you should contact Instagram.  Follow link to access help centre of Instagram  https://help.instagram.com/

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