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How to Opt Out of ChatGPT Using Your Training Data While Keeping Chat History

Apr 12, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to opt out of ChatGPT training on your content and data while keeping chat history

ChatGPT defaults to using your chat history and chat interactions as training data for the ChatGPT service and AI model. One of the most obvious reasons for this is that prior interactions with ChatGPT can be used to refine the Large Language Model and to improve the service, but there are obviously some privacy and … Read More

How to Disable ChatGPT Chat History & Training Data Usage

Apr 7, 2024 - Leave a Comment

ChatGPT is a phenomenal artificial intelligence chatbot that uses the Large Language Model deep learning to provide incredibly useful, powerful, and human-like responses. By default, ChatGPT will keep a history of your chats with the chatbot, and also use your interactions with ChatGPT to train and improve the models. Some users may wish to change … Read More

Fix “Not authorized to send Apple events to System Events” Mac Error

Feb 25, 2024 - 3 Comments
How to fix the Not Authorized to Send Apple Events to System Events error on a Mac when launching an app

Some Mac users may occasionally stumble into a oddly worded error message when attempting to launch an application that states “Not authorized to send Apple events to System Events”, and, when clicking OK to dismiss the error, nothing happens – the app does not launch on MacOS. If you attempt to open the app triggering … Read More

3 Ways to Unblock YouTube & Watch Blocked Videos from Any Device

Feb 18, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to unblock YouTube and watch blocked YouTube videos

Many networks will block YouTube for any number of reasons; maybe you’re in a region or country where YouTube is not allowed, maybe you’re at a school or institution where YouTube is blocked, maybe censorship is blocking YouTube content, maybe your current network blocks YouTube, or maybe a particular YouTube video is region restricted. Whatever … Read More

How to Stop iPhone Apps Snooping via Push Notifications

Feb 1, 2024 - 4 Comments
iOS apps using push notifications to be creepy and potentially spy on you

Apple is well known for being a privacy centric company and building tons of security and privacy features into the iPhone and iPad to control things like location tracking and app tracking, but some big name app developers are coming up with creative ways to pry details about your device. One such crafty method of … Read More

How to Stop iPhone Siri Listening to You

Dec 7, 2023 - 2 Comments
Stop Siri on iPhone Listening to You

Due to the nature of how Hey Siri on iPhone works, Siri is basically always listening to you and your surroundings, if the Hey Siri feature is enabled. This is necessary to hear the “Hey Siri” activation word so that Siri knows to pick up the command you give to it, and the always on … Read More

PSA: Content Blockers May Break Captive Portal Wi-Fi Login Pages

Nov 12, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Content blockers may break captive portal wi-fi login pages

Here’s a helpful bit of knowledge that you may want to keep in mind when traveling or using public wi-fi spaces; if you use Content Blockers in Safari or your web browser, that content blocker may break a wi-fi’s captive portal login page, thereby preventing you from joining that particular wireless network. This applies to … Read More

5 iCloud Security Features You Should Be Using

Oct 9, 2023 - 7 Comments
iCloud security features you should be using

iCloud is packed full of features that make using devices in the Apple ecosystem super easy and fluid, but there are some security features and capabilities offered by iCloud that literally everyone should be using because of their added benefits to security, convenience, and capabilities. While it’s generally a good idea to basically use every … Read More

How to Hide Instagram Following & Followers List

Aug 18, 2023 - Leave a Comment
You can view Instagram profiles without an account

You can hide your Instagram following and followers lists, if you’d like to add some additional privacy to your account and your Instagram experience. With the method we’ll cover here, your Instagram followers and following lists will be hidden from all Instagram users who you have not approved to follow you.

9 Tips for Staying Safe Online with Your iPhone, Mac, or iPad

Aug 15, 2023 - 7 Comments
Tips for staying safe online with your Mac, iPhone, or iPad

Staying safe online with your Apple devices is an ongoing effort, and it’s important to keep yourself vigilant and informed about potential threats and risks. While the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, are generally much more secure than their competitor counterparts, that doesn’t mean you should be completely oblivious to risks to your personal information, logins, … Read More

What is “Unknown is capturing your screen” on Mac?

Aug 11, 2023 - 6 Comments
Unknown is capturing your screen on Mac

Some Mac users have discovered an alarming message when using macOS Sonoma that says “Unknown is capturing your screen”, appearing in the users menu bar. The “Unknown is capturing your screen” message is not actionable, and typically it appears for a few seconds and then vanishes, making it more concerning. What’s going on that is … Read More

How to Opt Out / Disable Homebrew Analytics

Jun 25, 2023 - 4 Comments
Homebrew for Mac

Homebrew is a fantastic package manager for the command line on Mac, but something that is perhaps less fantastic for some individuals is that Homebrew defaults to enabling ‘analytics’, which means your Mac will transmit data from your Mac to Homebrew about Homebrew usage. No thanks! The Homebrew analytics include everything from user agent, Google … Read More

How to Enable or Disable Firewall on MacOS Ventura

May 17, 2023 - 1 Comment

Firewalls serve as a network security mechanism to monitor and control incoming and outgoing traffic to your computer and the network, or internet. MacOS includes a software firewall that can be enabled manually for users who would like to use the feature, or who require it for whatever purpose. The ability to use the firewall, … Read More

How to Protect Private Photos with Passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Mar 24, 2023 - 2 Comments
Enable authentication to view Hidden photos album on iPhone or iPad

The “Hidden” photos album on iPhone and iPad offers a place to put photos on your device that you don’t want hanging around in your general Photos camera roll. But since the Hidden album is still visible to anyone who knows where to find it, even if you hide the Hidden album, if you want … Read More

How to Hide Venmo Transaction History

Feb 12, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Hide Venmo public transactions

Venmo is a very popular mobile payments app that is used for everything from paying for goods, services, rent, bills, splitting checks, and so much more. By default, Venmo chooses to publicly display all of your Venmo transaction payment history, including both sent and received payments. If you would like to hide your Venmo transaction … Read More

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

Nov 17, 2022 - 9 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 Sonoma or Ventura? You may have noticed the ability to select “Allow applications downloaded from anywhere” has been removed by default in MacOS Sonoma & Ventura and other modern versions of MacOS. This does not mean it’s impossible to download … Read More

How to See All Significant Locations on iPhone

Nov 16, 2022 - 18 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 - 4 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

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