If you’ve just installed iOS 15 and you’re now seeing a message that says that your ‘iPhone storage almost full,’ then you’re not alone.
In fact, it seems like it’s quite a widespread problem, and the exact cause is unclear.
It’s certainly not a lack of storage space. Some affected users report having tens of gigabytes free.
So, if you’re affected by this ‘iPhone storage almost full’ bug, what should you do?
Wait it out for a fix from Apple.
What you shouldn’t do is start deleting stuff because:
That doesn’t appear to fix the problem
That’s a path to data loss and more headaches
I’ve spoken to an Apple support agent contact who tells me that Apple is aware of this bug, there’s nothing that support techs can do about it, and that it’s something that Apple will need to fix as part of the iOS 15.x update.
No matter where you live, ants are always uninvited houseguests that somehow manage to keep showing up. A few ants here and there is frustrating, but an entire colony can transfer bacteria, contaminate your food, and even bite, if you’re unlucky enough to have a Fire or Harvester ant infestation. Although they’re most common in the summer, ants can pop up at any time — especially if your counter frequently has crumbs or spills on it. Fortunately, this is a common problem and hence there are plenty of natural and chemical remedies for ants.
Here, we’ve included a guide to both natural and chemical methods of how to get rid of ants in the kitchen and anywhere else. Natural might be a better route to take if you’re worried about pets or kids breathing in toxins, but chemical-based formulas or commercial bait often work more quickly and effectively. Just make sure they don’t get into any of food or dishes you cook with if you’re using them in the kitchen.
There are even a few DIY methods you can employ if you run out of your particular ant remover during an infestation. One common home remedy is citrus. Bitter or sour ingredients keep ants away, so consider adding lemon peels to ant hot spots, or squeeze some juice in the area. Orange will also work. You can also make a lemon-based cleaner, or purchase one — we’ve included a few in our round-up.
Here’s how to get rid of ants and all the chaos they can cause in your home with the very best remedies on the market right now.
1. TERRO Indoor Liquid Ant Killer Baits
These pre-filled ant baits come in a pack of six, using borax to swiftly attract and kill ants. The sugary liquid works to disrupt the ant’s digestive system, but before it’s killed, it has time to return to the colony and share the mixture with them. Consider placing them around baseboards or on counters, but be sure to clean these surfaces of crumbs or any other sources of food before placing your bait station there. If you’re looking to avoid spray pesticides, these non-intrusive traps get to work immediately.
2. Raid Ant & Roach Killer Fragrance-Free Spray
If you’re looking for an aerosol-based way to get rid of ants, Raid offers a foolproof remedy that’s helped millions get rid of those pesky pests. This value pack comes with two cans and is completely fragrance-free, so you don’t have to worry about any lingering scents in your home. With a single spray, its unique formula doesn’t just kill on contact — it keeps being effective for up to four weeks, and also works on roaches, crickets and household spiders.
3. Eliminator Ant, Flea & Tick Killer Plus Granules
Another popular way to take care of ants staying past their welcome? Granules. This ant, flea and tick killer uses small grains that you scatter around your home’s perimeter, both indoors and outdoors on your lawn or to protect your garden. You can do this manually or with a handheld broadcast spreader. Just one bag can cover a whopping 16,000 square feet, so if you don’t want to waste money on restocking, Eliminator’s option is an affordable investment for value-minded folks.
4. Ortho Orthene Fire Ant Killer
If fire ants are more of an issue than sugar ants in your home, go for this treatment, which can take care of up to 164 mounds with just one bottle. Just sprinkle the formula over the mound and watch it start working within an hour — no water required. This solution is ideal if your ant issue is mostly outdoors or surrounding ornamental plants, but if you’re an apartment dweller, it also works if you place it around your doors, baseboards, or balcony doors.
5. Syngenta Optigard Ant Bait Gel
Besides sprays and granulated beads, a gel is an effective method of getting rid of ants. This Syngenta gel bait comes in the form of a tube with a plunger, using a potent active ingredient to take care of all ant species indoors and outdoors. The thickness of the gel works to stick onto countertop edges, under ceilings, and more. One buyer says, “After squeezing out drops in a bunch of spots we saw an almost total drop in ant sightings.”
6. Aunt Fannie’s Ant Remedy
Wondering how to get rid of ants without toxic compounds? Consider Aunt Fannie’s sprayable Ant Remedy, which kills ants on contact without any overwhelming chemical smells. For this reason, more buyers feel safe using this product in their kitchen or around pets and children. Others use it to get ants out of their bird feeder without harming the birds. However, it’s worth noting that a customer mentions, “It does leave oil on any surface once it dries so it does need to be cleaned up afterward instead of spray and go.”
7. Mighty Mint Insect and Pest Control Peppermint Oil Spray
Many DIY’er place drops of peppermint essential oil around their house, since mint is a natural deterrent for ants. This Might Mint formula is still all-natural, but comes in the form of an easy-to-use spray bottle rather than leaving oily little drops all over your home. All of the bug-fighting ingredients are derived from plants, with the star being a 4% peppermint oil solution. Unlike diluted or manufactured synthetic oils, this product comes straight from the farmer, so you can rest easy.
8. Heinz Distilled White Vinegar
White vinegar both kills and repels ants naturally. This affordable method involves either creating a diluted vinegar solution mixed with water or using straight vinegar if you can handle the scent. Create a spray solution or wipe directly on a damp cloth. You can also use this naturally bacteria-fighting solution to clean your countertops and floors, which can help keep ants away for the foreseeable future. Don’t worry — after vinegar dries, the scent becomes unnoticeable for most people.
It’s time for an early look at what’s set to leave Netflix in the US in September 2021. Below, you’ll find the full and biggest list of movies and TV shows that are due to expire.
For those unaware of why Netflix removes content or how this page works. Here’s a recap.
Netflix loses licensed content (even Netflix Originals) once their contract with Netflix expires. Netflix typically buys its content for a fixed period and once that contract comes to an end the two parties either have to agree on a new contract or the show leaves.
We typically get word of removals 30 days before they’re due to leave. We also get an expanded list from Netflix towards the end of the prior month. There are also regularly unannounced removals from Netflix too.
We also keep track of removals of multiple other regions via our leaving soon page including the UK, Canada, and Australia.
It’s time for an early look at what’s coming to Netflix in the US throughout September 2021. Below, we’ll walk you through all of the new TV shows, documentaries and movies coming to Netflix throughout the month.
As always, you’ll want to keep an eye on removals just as much as the new additions. There’s already a bunch of movies worth watching that will expire on the first of the month.
Coming to Netflix US on September 1st
Agatha Christie’s Crooked House (2017) – An all-star cast unites for this mystery crime movie based on the Agatha Christie novel. Stars Glenn Close, Max Irons, Christina Hendricks and more.
Anjaam (1994) – Bollywood thriller.
Barbie: Big City Big Dreams (2021) – Animated kids hour-long movie featuring the well-known figure.
Brave Animated Series (Season 1) – Adult animated series about a group of superheroes setting out to rid of the world of evil.
Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001) – Adventure comedy from 2 decades ago with Paul Hogan starring as Crocodile Dundee.
Green Lantern (2011) – Ryan Reynolds stars as the Green Lantern and is undoubtedly one of the best superhero movies of all time.
House Party (1990) – Comedy from Reginald Hudlin about a boy heading to a friend’s house party who couldn’t have prepared for the wildest night of their lives. Due to be getting a reboot from New Line Cinema.
How to Be a Cowboy (Season 1) N – Reality series hosted by Dale Brisby looking to keep the cowboy tradition alive.
El Patron, radiografia de un crimen / The Boss: Anatomy of a Crime (2014) – Argentinian Spanish language movie based on a true story.
HQ Barbers (Season 1) – Nollywood comedy series.
Letters to Juliet (2010) – Romantic comedy starring Amanda Seyfried about an American girl vacationing in Italy.
Level 16 (2018) – Sci-fi thriller set in an all-girls academy where two girls begin to realise what they’re being trained for.
Los Carcamales / Oldsters (Season 1) – Crime comedy Spanish series about a group of elderly men teaming up to form a criminal gang.
Kid-E-Cats (Season 2) – Animated kids series about three kittens exploring the world together.
Kuroko’s Basketball (Season 3) – Anime series.
Marshall (2017) – Courtroom biopic of Thurgood Marshall the first-ever Black U.S. Supreme Court justice. Stars Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson.
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror (Season 1) N – 5-part docu-series releasing on Netflix looking back at the tragic events of 9/11.
Welcome Home: Roscoe Jenkins (2008) – Ensemble comedy movie led by Martin Lawrence.
Coming to Netflix on September 2nd
Afterlife of the Party (2021) N – Victoria Justice and Midori Francis headline this new comedy about a young girl dying on her birthday weekend and getting a second chance to right any wrongdoings.
Here and There – Filipino romance movie.
Hotel Del Luna (Season 1) – Korean drama series set in a hotel where all the guests are ghosts.
Q-Force (Season 1) N – Animated action series about a handsome secret agent and his team of LGBTQ superspies. Featuring the voice talents of Gary Cole, Sean Hayes, Patti Harrison and David Harbour.
The Guardian – Thriller about a backup singer promoted to the lead singer in a band but is plagued by supernatural horror.
Coming to Netflix on September 3rd
Dive Club (Season 1) N – Australian co-production set on the shores of Cape Mercy about a group of teen divers investigating secrets.
Money Heist (Season 5 – Part 1) N – The Spanish cult-hit returns for the first half of a two-part final season.
Sharkdog (Season 1) N – Animated kids series from ViacomCBS about a 10-year-old with his best friend which is half dog, half shark.
Worth (2021) N – 9/11 biopic based on the true story behind a lawyer seeking justice for the victims of the September 11 attacks.
Coming to Netflix on September 5th
Bunk’d (Season 5) – Disney Channel’s comedy series from Pamela Eells O’Connell.
Coming to Netflix on September 6th
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space (Season 1 – Episodes 1 & 2) N – Docuseries that is covering the SpaceX manned space flight from the team behind ESPN’s and Netflix’s The Last Dance.
Shadow Parties (2021) – Nollywood movie from director Yemi Amodu.
Coming to Netflix on September 7th
If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd (2018) – Documentary on the famous rock band.
Kid Cosmic (Season 2) N – The animated kids series continues with Jo learning what it means to be a true leader this season. The show has also been renewed for season 3.
Octonauts: Above & Beyond (Season 1) N – A new animated spin-off to the main Octonauts series.
On The Verge (Season 1) N – Comedy-drama series about four women who are all friends getting through life together while experiencing mid-life crises.
Untold Breaking Point (2021) N – Sports documentary about the American tennis player Mardy Fish.
Coming to Netflix on September 8th
Chhota Bheem (Season 8) – Indian animated kids series.
Into the Night (Season 2) N – The superb thriller produced in Belgium will continue the fight for survival for the plane full of passengers needing to keep out of the sun.
JJ+E / Vinterviken 2021 (2021) N – Swedish romance movie about the love story between Elisabeth and John-John two youngsters who live in the same city but lead very different lives.
Show Dogs (2018) -Family comedy starring Will Arnett, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks and Gabriel Iglesias. About a police dog called Max (voiced by Ludacris) who goes undercover at a prestigious dog show.
The Circle (Season 3) N – New episodes weekly – A brand new season of the reality series where “flirts, fibers and honest allies” compete.
Coming to Netflix on September 9th
Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali (2021) N – Documentary on two icons and influential figures with rare archive footage.
The Women and the Murderer (2021) N – True crime documentary follows a police chief and a murder victims mother desperately searching for an infamous 1990s serial killer in Paris.
Coming to Netflix on September 10th
Firedrake the Silver Dragon (2021) N – German-produced animated movie about a young dragon who summons the courage to seek a home where he can live free.
Kate (2021) N – Action thriller directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and headlined by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. About an assassin who has 24 hours left to live after being poisoned.
Lucifer (Season 6) N – The final season of the Tom Ellis led detective series where he plays the devil. Expect a teary final season.
Metal Shop Masters (Season 1) N – Reality series hosted by comedian Jo Koy putting iron men and women against the clock to come up with unique builds.
Omo Ghetto: the Saga (2020) – Comedy from Nigeria.
Pokemon Master Journey: The Series (Part 1) N – Netflix acquired the exclusive rights to the new animation series in the Pokemon universe.
Prey (2021) N – A hiking trip into the wild turns into a desperate bid for survival for five friends on the run from a mysterious shooter.
Titipo Titipo (Season 2) – Animated kids series.
Coming to Netflix on September 13th
Crime Stories: India Detectives (Season 1) N – True-crime docuseries.
Coming to Netflix on September 14th
The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals (Season 2) N – Docuseries looking into the best properties around the world.
You vs. Wild: Out Cold (2021) N – Interactive Bear Grylls survival special.
Coming to Netflix on September 15th
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space (Season 1 – Episodes 3 & 4) N – Two new episodes of the docuseries.
Nailed It! (Season 6) N – Emmy-nominated baking competition show hosted by Nicole Byer returns.
Nightbooks (2021) N – Krysten Ritter and Lidya Jewett star in this fantasy horror movie adapting the book by J.A. White about a young boy obsessed with scary stories.
Schumacher (2021) N – F1 documentary on the German racer Michael Schumacher and his career in the sport.
Too Hot to Handle: Latino (Season 1) N – Latino spin-off of the Netflix reality series.
Coming to Netflix on September 16th
Birth of the Dragon (2017) – Martial arts action drama set in San Francisco’s Chinatown and documents Bruce Lee’s emergence in Hollywood.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Season 1) N – Yes, that’s right another He-Man animated series.
My Heroes Were Cowboys (2021) N – Documentary on Robin Wiltshire who was rescued by Westerns and now gets to live his dream life.
Safe House (2012) – Action thriller starring Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington.
The Smart Money Woman (Season 1) – Nigerian comedy series.
Coming to Netflix on September 17th
Ankahi Kahaniya (2021) N – Hindi anthology movie.
Chicago Party Aunt (Season 1) N – Animated comedy series. Featuring the vocal talents of RuPaul, Ike Barinholtz, and Lauren Ash.
Sex Education (Season 3) N – Comedy series seeing the return of all your favorites.
Squid Game (Season 1) N – Korean sci-fi series which will appeal to those who loved Netflix’s Alice in Borderland or Dark.
Tayo and Little Wizards (Season 1) N – Kids animation series.
The Stronghold (2020) N – French movie about three Marseille cops facing the opportunity of busting a drug network.
Coming to Netflix on September 22nd
Confessions of an Invisible Girl (2021) N – Brazillian rom-com directed by Bruno Garotti.
Dear White People (Season 4) N – The final volume of the comedy series which is expected to have a musical flare.
Coming to Netflix on September 23rd
A StoryBots Space Adventure (2021) N – Animated special set in the Storybots universe.
Coming to Netflix on September 24th
Ganglands (Season 1) N – French thriller series.
Midnight Mass (Season 1) N – Supernatural horror series from Mike Flanagan about the arrival of a priest to a small isolated island.
My Little Pony: A New Generation (2021) N – Exclusive animated feature film set in the My Little Pony universe.
Coming to Netflix on September 28th
Ada Twist, Scientist (Season 1) N – Kids animated series from Chris Nee and the Obamas production company Higher Ground adapting the books of a young girl interested in science.
Coming to Netflix on September 29th
Sounds Like Love (2021) N – Spanish rom-com about a 30-year-old who is stuck as an assistant but vows to move forward with her life.
Coming to Netflix on September 30th
Love 101 (Season 2) N – Turkish teen drama series returns.
When you go to the grocery store, it’s tempting to drop a little more cash on those little convenient items. Why buy whole apples when you can buy prepackaged sliced fruit? Who wants to make their own salad dressing when it’s already bottled? These things may be cheap and easy time-savers, but consider the larger scheme of things.
There are some items at the store that you should skip buying entirely, whether it’s to save some money, reap the health benefits, or to do your part when it comes to saving the environment. The next time you run to the store and feel tempted to buy some of these things, think twice about putting them in your cart.
It might be far easier to go ahead and pick up your medications while doing your weekly shopping, but grocery stores charge higher premiums for even the most common prescription drugs. If you find you’re routinely paying more out of pocket, you might want to find a dedicated pharmacy.
It’s far easier (and cheaper) to prepare your own dressings for those nutritious salads that you’re making yourself. Plus, you’re ditching all the added fat, sugar, and calories that come in the bottled brands, which essentially make eating salads in the first place a waste of time.
If you must stock up on personal care items, it’s best to skip the grocery store unless you want to pay twice as much for smaller sizes. Grab your toiletries and other necessities at big-box department stores to pile on the savings.
Most grocery stores are stocked with pet food you can give to your furry best friends, but it typically isn’t the high-quality chow you might expect. Your best bet would be to pick up your typical brand from the pet store so you don’t upset your pup’s tummy with lower-quality food.
Like many other non-food items in the grocery store, batteries are overpriced — and they’re also not available in bulk, so you’re paying more and getting less. Instead of grabbing batteries when food shopping, buy them at a warehouse store where you can get them in bulk, or order them from Amazon for a better price.
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There’s no getting around it: spam calls are incredibly annoying and, at times, seem absolutely endless. From fake calls about social security benefits to fraudulent calls about expiring car warranties, scammers in recent years have only become more brazen and sophisticated when it comes to robocalling any and everyone.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that your iPhone comes with a few built-in features that can help you eliminate these spam calls, or at the very least, keep them from constantly interrupting you throughout the day.
To get started, all you have to do is go to Settings > Phone where you should then see a toggle for “Silence Unknown Callers.” If you turn this feature on, every call from an unknown number will be silenced and automatically sent to voicemail. And on the off-chance an incoming call from an unknown number is actually legitimate, the call will still appear on your list of recent calls.
With the feature turned on, the only calls that will actually ring include numbers from your list of contacts, numbers that appear in your list of outgoing calls (which is helpful if, for example, you recently dialed a customer support number), and numbers from Siri Suggestions, which is to say numbers that iOS thinks may be associated with someone you know.
Now if a specific person or entity is calling you non-stop, which at a certain point becomes harassment, you can specifically block their number. To do so, simply go to Settings > Phone and scroll down to the Blocked Contacts setting. Once you tap that, you can hit “Add New” whereupon you can select which contact you’d like to block. Once selected, no phone calls, messages, emails, or incoming FaceTime alerts will be able to come through.
In light of the above, there may be some hope on the horizon. According to RoboKiller — an app designed to fight spam calls — the total number of spam calls in May of 2021 went down by 5%. And while this isn’t a huge decrease, spam calls have been steadily rising over the last six months.
Incidentally, RoboKiller — which you can get for less than $2 from the App Store — might be a worthy investment.
RoboKiller blocks millions of telemarketers and robocalls from ringing (so you won’t even know those callers called) even if they are changing their numbers. The unique thing with RoboKiller is that it has an AnswerBot answer the phone for you and then waste the marketers’ time talking to them; you later get to listen to recordings of calls… The company has a list of 500 million phone scams that it will block for you, and you can adjust the level of call blocking. It can also protect from many text scams.
Taking a nice, hot shower is one of the great simple joys in life. But if your water stops flowing freely, the mere idea of showering might stop you cold! Luckily, there’s a quick and easy fix for improving your water flow and pressure: All you have to do is clean your shower head! If you’ve never done this before, it may seem like a daunting task. But we can tell you how to clean a shower head in just a few easy steps. It really is so simple—we promise!
When shower heads fail to provide strong, constant water pressure, it’s often because the tiny holes are clogged with sediment built up from tap water, bacteria, and mold. If this sounds gross…that’s because it is! You should deep clean your shower head at least once a month to remove mineral deposits like limescale. Limescale not only slows water flow and reduces water pressure, but it can also serve as a breeding ground for health-threatening bacteria. To ensure that you and your family are showering in the cleanest possible conditions, follow the directions below.
A gallon-size plastic food storage bag
Distilled white vinegar
A clean toothbrush
Some methods call for removing the shower head, but we promised you this would be easy—so let’s do it the easy way! Start by filling a gallon-size plastic bag with vinegar. Place your shower head in the bag and secure the bag to the shower arm with a sturdy rubber band or some heavy-duty tape or string. Make sure that the entire shower head is submerged in vinegar, adding more if necessary.
What kind of vinegar do you use to clean a shower head?
Distilled white vinegar is one of the best natural cleaners out there. This nontoxic cleaning marvel kills some household bacteria, dissolves hard-water deposits, and cuts through grime. It’s also colorless so it won’t stain surfaces. Plus, it’s affordable, and you’re likely to have it on hand in your pantry whenever you feel the need to clean your shower head.
How long should you soak your shower head in vinegar?
Let your shower head soak for a few hours. If there is an excessive amount of buildup, you should soak it overnight for best results.
When you’re ready, remove the bag and use a clean toothbrush to scrub away any remaining buildup or residue, if necessary. Then, use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe down the surface of the shower head.
How do you remove limescale from a shower head?
If the limescale buildup is really bad, you may want to go the extra mile (with minimal effort). To tackle stubborn deposits, simply add a few tablespoons of baking soda to the vinegar before soaking your shower head. The natural abrasive will help open clogged passages.
It’s as simple as that! Now, we can appreciate that this may not be your favorite activity, but it’s totally worth it. By following this easy how-to, you’ll be singing in the shower in no time!