Have you ever wanted to prank your friends by fooling them into thinking that someone else is calling on the phone instead of you? Or you've felt the need to call someone who wouldn't pick up the phone if they knew it was you trying to reach them in the first place? Well, there exist certain occasions when one would desire to remain anonymous while making a phone call. Thus, a feature that can be found on almost any phone allows you to do so by hiding your Caller ID. This prevents the receiving party from identifying them. It's handy and useful, but as common sense suggests, your right to remain anonymous while calling someone should not be abused or misused.Most of you probably know a specific way to hide their numbers from days of old - by dialing *67, followed by the number of the person you wish to call in an anonymous fashion. You have to do this every time you want to hide your Caller ID, which means that if you are looking for a more convenient way to keep a low profile, you … [Read more...] about How to hide your caller ID on Android and iOS
What's an advertising ID and what does it bring to your life as an Android user? In short, app developers and Google 's ad network use your ad ID to recognize your device in the vast ocean of Android gadgets, then generously serve it targeted ads for stuff you may or may not actually care about. Based on the advertising ID, devs and Google can make anonymous user profiles that contain info for targeted advertising, collected during your search activities. It's the price you pay for relying on Google to find stuff. Only apps downloaded from Google Play get to use this feature, and where in-app advertising is concerned, it's the only persistent identifier on your system that can be used. Now that you have a brief understanding of the advertising ID, here's what you can do with it. You can't turn it off, but as an Android user, you have the ability to reset your ID at will. This will cause Google's system to build your profile anew, thus advertisers won't be able to link your past … [Read more...] about What’s an Android advertising ID & how and why to reset it?
Advertising is what pays the bills at Google, and lets it run wild with moonshot projects, so nobody would be surprised to learn that their Android handset tracks the user's habits and delivers targeted ads according to website visits, email mentions, searches, and various other sources that Google's algorithm gurus have deemed suitable for the task. It's not only Google that does this, though, as both your iPhone, iPad and Windows handset also track your browsing and other habits, not to mention the Facebook app, so that they can snatch a piece of the advertising pie. You get advertising more targeted to what you are actually looking after at the moment, the ad companies make some money, and everyone is happy.Until the ad targeting becomes overwhelming, that is - just try to look for sneakers for a few days, and you will be flooded with flashing Converse discounts everywhere you go in the browser, email and whatnot. But you just bought a pair? It doesn't matter, the ad campaign … [Read more...] about How to reset your advertising ID, and opt out of targeted ad tracking on Android, iOS and Windows phones
I’ve been using the iPhone X for about a week, and, like Nilay Patel said in his review: “The good news is that Face ID generally works great. The bad news is that sometimes it doesn’t.” I’ve been trying to figure out what to do in those cases when it doesn’t. And, thanks to a complaint on Twitter (which, as I always say, is what Twitter is for), I have an answer. But first, my overall take is that when Face ID works, it is magically better than Touch ID. Your phone just feels like it’s unlocked all the time, without requiring you to think about its security at all. However, the problem is that when it doesn’t work, it’s not super clear what you’re supposed to do about it. When Touch ID fails, you just try it a second time. You reposition your thumb or you wipe your thumb or you say “screw it” and punch in the passcode. When Face ID fails, you reposition the entire phone or you just swipe up on the home bar thing. … [Read more...] about How to get Face ID on the iPhone X to try again when it misses your face
A new (and freely available) original research article by Barbara M. Zietek et al., now available ahead-of-print at SLAS Discovery Online, presents a fast, robust and accurate methodology for correlating compound identity to CYP1A2 potency of inhibitors in metabolic mixtures. The methodology is centered around an at-line nanofractionation platform in which a metabolic mixture is chromatographically separated followed by parallel on-line mass spectrometric (MS) analysis and at-line nanofractionation on high-density microtiter well plates that are then directly exposed to a bioassay. Correlation of reconstructed bioactivity chromatograms with MS data allows direct identification of compounds with inhibitory properties toward CYP1A2 enzymes, indicating CYP-involved drug-drug interactions. In a similar fashion, the methodology can be implemented in assaying metabolic mixtures for other CYPs relevant in drug discovery. Next to traditional Met-ID metabolic profiling, the approach presented … [Read more...] about Nanofractionation platform with parallel mass spec to ID cytochrome CYP1A2 inhibitors