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How to Allow Apps to be Downloaded & Opened from Anywhere on MacOS Ventura

Nov 17, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to allow apps downloaded from anywhere in MacOS Ventura

Wondering how you can allow apps to be downloaded and opened from anywhere on MacOS Ventura? You may have noticed the ability to select “Allow applications downloaded from anywhere” has been removed by default in macOS Ventura and other modern versions of MacOS. This does not mean it’s impossible to download and open apps from … Read More

How to See All Significant Locations on iPhone

Nov 16, 2022 - 6 Comments
See Significant Locations on iPhone

Your iPhone keeps track of ‘Significant Locations’, which are typically places that you frequent often, like your home, a partners house, office, school, favorite restaurant, frequented hotels, and similar other places. If you’re interested, you can view all the Significant Locations on your iPhone to see where your iPhone has determined is significant to you. … Read More

How to Set Messages to Automatically Delete on iPhone or iPad

Sep 26, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to setup auto-delete Messages on iOS

Do you want all of your Messages to automatically delete themselves after a specified time period from your iPhone or iPad? You can configure a Messages History setting that will allow for the automatic removal of message conversations after a chosen period of time. This auto-delete Messages setting is perhaps most useful as a storage … Read More

How to Hard Lock an iPhone to Prevent Unauthorized Biometric Access

Sep 1, 2022 - 13 Comments
Hard Lock an iPhone

If you’re ever in a situation where you are concerned about unauthorized biometric access to your iPhone, for example, someone holding your iPhone up to your face to unlock it with Face ID, or someone forcing you to put your finger on the Touch ID sensor to unlock the iPhone, you can prevent that unauthorized … Read More

How to Enable Disappearing Messages in Facebook Messenger

Aug 14, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to use Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger now has a disappearing messages feature, which, just as it sounds, allows your messages to disappear after a period of time. The disappearing messages feature in Facebook Messenger is similar to the feature in WhatsApp in that you can set it per message thread with each person. Let’s take a look at how … Read More

How to Enable Encryption in Facebook Messenger

Aug 13, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to use Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger

By default, communications through Facebook Messenger are not end-to-end encrypted, which means that theoretically another party could retrieve sensitive information from the chat if they were nefariously minded. It also means that the conversations are basically wide open for reading by Facebook and whoever has access to Facebook data. If you’re a privacy buff (then … Read More

Get the Privacy You Expect in Firefox Focus by Disabling These Features

Jun 27, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Firefox Focus

 Firefox Focus is a great web browser for iPhone and iPad that basically defaults to being in private browsing mode, meaning there are no cookies, browsing history, or other browser data kept or maintained. But despite being a privacy centric browser, Firefox Focus defaults to sending browser usage data to Mozilla, along with a … Read More

How to Remove a Person from the Sharing Menu on iPhone

Jun 14, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Remove a Contact from Sharing Suggestions List on iPhone

When you go to share a photo, link, or anything else on iPhone, you’ll notice that the iPhone will have a list of suggested contacts to share things with. Often these sharing suggestions are helpful and people you do in fact regularly communicate with, but sometimes someone will appear that you just don’t want to … Read More

How to Disable CenturyLink McAfee Cyber Security Warnings

May 14, 2022 - Leave a Comment
CenturyLink warning site could be malicious error McAfee security

Many CenturyLink users have discovered that attempting to visit certain web pages and websites leads to a giant McAfee cyber security “warning” message that says something to the effect of “Warning! (website URL) appears to be risky. This might be because it is new or may not have the latest security.” or “Warning! This site … Read More

Set Telegram Account to Automatically Self Destruct and Delete Itself

Apr 24, 2022 - 1 Comment
Set Telegram to delete account automatically

Did you know you can set your Telegram account to self destruct, automatically deleting itself after a set amount of time if you don’t login to it? If you’re a privacy and security buff and you’re looking to gain a unique additional layer of privacy with Telegram, you can set your Telegram account to delete … Read More

How to Remove Password from Pages, Numbers, & Keynote Files from iPhone or iPad

Apr 14, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Remove Password from Pages, Numbers, & Keynote Files

Need to remove a password from an iWork document? Do you find it inconvenient to open password-protected Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents? Do you no longer need password protection on a particular iWork file? You’re certainly not alone in that regard, and fortunately it’s quite simple to remove a password from any Pages, Numbers, or … Read More

How to Hide Online Status on WhatsApp

Apr 10, 2022 - 9 Comments
Hide WhatsApp Online Status

WhatsApp defaults to showing everyone your online status, displaying if you are currently online, and the date and time of when you were last online using the WhatsApp app. But what if you’d rather be a bit more private, and hide your WhatsApp online status? You can do that, and it’s easy to configure on … Read More

How to Make WhatsApp Messages Disappear by Default

Apr 8, 2022 - Leave a Comment
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Want an added privacy boost for all of your WhatsApp messages, texts, conversation threads, and chats? You can set WhatsApp so that all messages will disappearing automatically, by default. Whether you want all messages to disappear after 24 hours, 7 days, 90 days, or not at all, you have that option. It doesn’t matter if … Read More

How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote & Numbers Documents on iPhone & iPad

Mar 11, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote & Numbers Documents on iPhone & iPad

Want to password protect your important Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents, right from your iPhone or iPad? Thanks to a handy feature in the iWork productivity suite, you can easily encrypt your documents, right from iOS or iPadOS (or Mac), requiring the proper password to be entered before the documents can be opened by anyone.

How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote & Numbers Documents on Mac

Mar 9, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote & Numbers Documents on Mac

Do you want to make sure your important documents created in Pages, Keynote, or Numbers are safe and secure? If so, you may want to encrypt them with a secure password, which will protect the document from unauthorized access. If you’re looking to password protect your iWork documents, macOS makes it pretty easy.

Mute Microphone Automatically When Joining a Zoom Meeting

Mar 7, 2022 - Leave a Comment
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If you spend a lot of time in and out of Zoom meetings, you may have experienced an awkward situation where someone’s microphone is defaulting to being unmuted when they join a Zoom meeting, and something personal or unprofessional gets broadcast out to the entire meeting. To avoid this embarrassing situation yourself, you can toggle … Read More

How to Enable Disappearing Messages in WhatsApp on iPhone

Mar 2, 2022 - 1 Comment
WhatsApp icon

Some privacy conscious WhatsApp users may which to enable disappearing messages for a particular text message thread or conversation. By turning on the disappearing messages feature, the messages in the chat will vanish automatically from all parties in the chat, at the specified time frame. This feature can be useful for many obvious reasons, so … Read More

How to Hide / Blur Your Home on Google Maps & Apple Maps

Mar 1, 2022 - 4 Comments
Censor a house image on Apple Maps

If you’re creeped out or bothered by the Street View cameras for Google Maps and Apple Maps taking pictures of your house, you can request for Google Maps or Apple Maps to hide, blur, and censor the address. When the request has been approved, the home address gets pixelated or blurred, effectively blocking any identifying … Read More

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