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How to Control What Apps Can Access Photos in iOS

Jun 1, 2014 - 4 Comments
How to control what apps have access to Photos in iOS

iOS allows users to control what apps can access the images and photos stored on their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This is handled through the Privacy settings and offers granular control over which specific third party applications are allowed to pull images from the Photos app, Camera Roll, and also whether or not they … Read More

How to Block Contacts From Calling Your iPhone

May 5, 2014 - 12 Comments
Block contacts from calling your iphone

You can block callers from contacting you on your iPhone, and not only will it block their inbound phone calls but also any text messages or FaceTime communication attempts. This is obviously useful for so many reasons, whether it’s to avoid a nuisance or a weirdo, and it’s simple to use. One interesting thing to … Read More

How to Enable ‘Do Not Track’ in Chrome on the Mac or PC

Apr 25, 2014 - 5 Comments
Chrome

“Do Not Track” is an effort to increase privacy on the web, when enabled it sends a ‘do not track’ (DNT for short) request along with your web browsing, basically asking the web sites and services to not follow activity across the web. Because it’s entirely optional right now, not every website or service respects … Read More

Set AirDrop in iOS to be Discoverable by Contacts Only for Added Privacy

Apr 24, 2014 - 3 Comments
AirDrop for iOS Privacy Contacts Only

Those of us who regularly use AirDrop on the iPhone or iPad and leave the function frequently turned on for share requests may want to take a moment to adjust a simple privacy setting for the feature, allowing your iOS device to be only discoverable by Contacts. This prevents AirDrop requests coming in from random … Read More

How to Turn Off the Frequent Locations Feature on iPhone

Apr 14, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Frequent Locations on the iPhone

Frequent Locations is an intelligent feature on the iPhone that allows the device to track where you go and learn what places are frequently visited. Once the iPhone has determined some locations that are most common, say your home or work, the iPhone will then report to you some personalized data about that location, like … Read More

How to Block iMessage Senders in Messages for Mac

Feb 26, 2014 - 1 Comment
Block iMessages on the Mac

The Messages app is the native instant messaging client for OS X which supports everything from iMessage, Facebook chat, to AIM. Though users have long been able to block senders from AIM and Facebook, the iMessage protocol was notably void of a block feature on the Mac until the OS X 10.9.2 update. Now changed, … Read More

How to Enable “Do Not Track” in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Feb 12, 2014 - 1 Comment
Safari Do Not Track in iOS

iPhone and iPad users have the option to enable a “Do Not Track” setting on their iOS devices for Safari, a feature that is aimed at limiting targeting and tracking of web browsing behavior by various web services. When turned on, this causes Safari to make a DNT request to each page it visits for … Read More

How to Disable Public Folder Sharing in Mac OS X

Feb 11, 2014 - 4 Comments
Disable Public Folder Sharing in Mac OS X

If you’ve ever joined a public wi-fi network and noticed the Finder sidebar is suddenly filled with other unfamiliar computers and network shares, and then curiously clicked on one of them, you’ve probably discovered that most of these computers have a user ‘Public Folder’ accessible to you and everyone else. This folder is included with … Read More

How to Enable a Passcode for iPhone / iPad

Jan 22, 2014 - 5 Comments
The Enter Passcode iPhone Screen

Virtually all iPhone and iPad users should set an iOS passcode for their individual devices. This forces anyone attempting to use the device to enter a password before being able to unlock it or gain access to anything on the device, and it also requires the same passcode before any user is able to make … Read More

How to Block Cookies on Safari for iOS

Jan 17, 2014 - 4 Comments
Safari

The Safari web browser for iOS provides for tremendous user control over how web cookies are handled on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, allowing users to choose to block all cookies, allow all cookies, or selectively block only third party tracking and advertiser cookies.

How to Set a Firmware Password on a Mac with OS X Yosemite & OS X Mavericks

Jan 6, 2014 - 13 Comments
Set a firmware password on a Mac

Mac users in higher security risk situations may wish to enable an optional firmware password on their machines,which offers an advanced level of protection. In short, a firmware password is a lower level layer of security that is set on the actual Mac logicboards firmware, rather than at the software layer like FileVault encryption or … Read More

Enable & Control Access for Assistive Devices & Apps in OS X Mavericks

Jan 5, 2014 - 4 Comments
Accessibility feature

Assistive Devices and Assistive Apps are applications and accessories which can control parts of the Mac and OS X beyond the normal scope of app limits. While it’s primarily thought of as an Accessibility feature, it’s also commonly uses for general apps too, ranging from screen sharing functions, to apps that require microphone access, to … Read More

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