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How to Setup a VPN on Mac

Jan 20, 2020 - 10 Comments
How to setup a VPN on Mac

Need to setup a VPN on Mac? Setting up a VPN on MacOS is very easy, as this tutorial will walk you through the steps to accomplish a manual VPN configuration on the Mac. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and VPN services are often used by businesses, enterprises, agencies, and individuals for a wide … Read More

How to Stop Being Added to WhatsApp Groups on iPhone & iPad

Jan 18, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Stop Being Added to WhatsApp Groups

With 1.6 billion users who’re active on a monthly basis, WhatsApp is hands down the most popular instant messaging service that exists today. Sure, it’s not as ubiquitous in the US market as Apple’s iMessage, but it’s still a dominating social networking platform across the rest of the world. WhatsApp recently started rolling out a … Read More

How to Disable Lock Screen Notifications on iPhone & iPad

Jan 6, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to Disable Lock Screen Notifications

Want to hide notifications from your iPhone lock screen? Maybe you don’t want any notifications showing up on the locked screen of an iPad? We all receive several notifications from multiple apps on our iPhone and iPad on a daily basis, and we glance through most of them from our device’s lock screen. Although this … Read More

How to Delete Siri & Dictation History on Mac and Opt-Out of Audio Recording Storage

Nov 21, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to delete Siri data and audio recordings from Mac

Want to delete and erase all Siri and Dictation history associated with a Mac from Apple servers? Additionally, can opt out of future audio storage and review of Siri recordings from a Mac. You can do both of these with the latest MacOS system software release, and this article will show you how.

How to Passcode Lock an App with Screen Time on iPhone & iPad

Nov 19, 2019 - 3 Comments
App time limit

Have you ever wanted to put a passcode lock on an iPhone or iPad app? If you want to prevent people from having access to specific apps, even if they have access to your iPhone or iPad and know that devices lock screen passcode, you’d need an app passcode. The problem is that iOS and … Read More

How to Disable Siri Audio Recording Storage & Collection on iPhone & iPad

Nov 14, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Siri Audio Recording Storage & Collection

You can adjust privacy settings on iPhone and iPad to stop Apple from storing, collecting, and reviewing audio recordings from your device and Siri usage. This is a new optional privacy feature that some iPhone and iPad users may be interested in, particularly if they don’t like the idea of their audio recordings from Siri … Read More

How to Delete Siri Audio History on iPhone & iPad

Nov 11, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to delete Siri audio history on iPhone and iPad

Many Siri interactions and requests submit anonymized audio recordings to Apple servers in order to process, review, and to ascertain for accuracy and quality. For example, if you ask Siri on iPhone for the weather, that request may be recorded as audio and processed on Apple servers. While this data is anonymized from an Apple … Read More

How to Unsend a Message on Instagram

Oct 26, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to unsend a message on Instagram

Ever sent a message over Instagram DM and wished you hadn’t? You’re in luck, because you can unsend Instagram messages! Unsending an Instagram message will literally unsend it and delete it from all sides of the conversation, so if you send something and regret it you can undo that decision. Read on to learn how … Read More

How to Delete & Disable Significant Locations Data on Mac

Sep 5, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to clear and disable Significant Locations on Mac

Want to clear and disable Significant Locations data stored on your Mac? For some quick background, your Mac will attempt to determine what locations are significant to you in order to provide you with location related information for Maps, Photos, Calendars, and with other apps too. These stored places are referred to as “Significant Locations” … Read More

How to Disable Location Based Apple Ads on Mac

Aug 30, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to disable location for Apple Ads on Mac

If you want to disable location based Apple ads showing on the Mac in various Apple apps and products, you can do so with a settings adjustment. In situations like these, location data is typically used to make ads more relevant to you and your location, but some people may prefer to not have location … Read More

You Can Jailbreak iOS 12.4 on iPhone or iPad with unc0ver

Aug 19, 2019 - 4 Comments
unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 12.4

A jailbreak for iOS 12.4 has surfaced and is now available using an application called “unc0ver”. The jailbreak exploits could also be used for more nefarious purposes by unscrupulous individuals, and is therefore best to avoid for the vast majority of iPhone and iPad users. The unc0ver application works to jailbreak any iPhone or iPad … Read More

How to Disable Passcode on iPhone or iPad

Aug 18, 2019 - 6 Comments
How to disable passcode on iPhone or iPad

Occasionally, some users may wish to turn off the passcode on iPhone or iPad. Disabling the passcode on iPhone or iPad is easy, but it’s not necessarily recommended due to privacy and security reasons, so therefore it’s only wise to turn off the passcode on an iPad or iPhone for very specific reasons. By disabling … Read More

How to Uninstall Malwarebytes on Mac

Aug 9, 2019 - 9 Comments
How to uninstall Malwarebytes from Mac

At some point in time you may have installed the popular Malwarebytes tool on a Mac to scan for malware, spyware, ransomware, junkware, and other garbage threats on a Mac, but at some point you may decide you want to uninstall Malwarebytes from the Mac and remove the utility from a computer. Whether you’re using … Read More

How to Install Malwarebytes on Mac to Scan for Malware & Adware

Aug 5, 2019 - 15 Comments
How to install Malwarebytes and scan and clean Mac malware adware virus etc

Malwarebytes for Mac is a popular and respected anti-malware tool for Mac that can help to clear a Mac of malware, ransomware, and viruses. While users can follow some simple tips to protect a Mac from viruses and trojans, and MacOS is fairly secure as-is from malware, junk ware, and adware, many Mac users often … Read More

How to Disable Camera Access for Apps on iPhone & iPad

Jul 24, 2019 - 2 Comments

Want to disable Camera access for an app on iPhone or iPad? At any time, you can easily revoke camera access for any application on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. By turning off camera access for an app, that app will no longer be able to use either the front or rear cameras on … Read More

How to Stop Apps from Using Camera on Mac

Jul 11, 2019 - 10 Comments
Prevent App Camera Access on Mac

Want to prevent a Mac app from using the camera on your computer? MacOS makes it easy to manually control and manage which apps can access the front-facing camera on a Mac. Being able to manually control which apps access the camera on a Mac can be helpful for privacy and security purposes, and perhaps … Read More

How to Disable Background App Refresh on iPhone & iPad

May 29, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to disable Background App Refresh on iPhone or iPad

Don’t want iPhone or iPad apps to update or transmit data in the background when not in use? You can turn that feature off easily in iOS. If you’re concerned about iPhone and iPad apps tracking you or transmitting data when they’re not in use, as discussed in a recently popularized Washington Post article, an … Read More

How to Enable Full Mitigation for MDS / Zombieload on Mac

May 27, 2019 - 7 Comments
Full mitigation against MDS Zombieload on the Mac requires disabling hyper-threading on Intel CPU

Advanced Mac users who are in a particularly strong adversarial threat environment may feel the need to enable full mitigation for the Intel MDS processor vulnerability on their Mac computers (and PCs for that matter). MDS stands for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS), colloquially called “Zombieload”, and is basically a vulnerability on the actual Intel processor … Read More

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