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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

Traveling? Beware of Unsecured Hotel Wi-Fi Networks

Jul 28, 2022 - 5 Comments
Unsecured Wi-Fi Network on Mac

Nearly every hotel nowadays offers free wi-fi, but a surprising number of them use unsecured wireless networks. Most commonly, the unsecured networks use a captive portal to access the wi-fi network, where a splash screen pops-up in a web browser window before you are granted further access to the network. Often there’s some marginal login … 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 Add Notes to iCloud Keychain on Mac

Apr 15, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Add Notes to iCloud Keychain on Mac

You can add secure notes to your iCloud Keychain account and login entries if you’d like to. The notes can serve any purpose, but they can be particularly handy if you want to reference something specific to that login, whether a log of prior passwords, or the purpose of the account, or whatever else. For … Read More

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

Apr 14, 2022 - Leave a 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 Make WhatsApp Messages Disappear by Default

Apr 8, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Whatsapp iOS Icon

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.

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

How to Send Expiring Emails with Gmail on iPhone & iPad

Feb 24, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Send Confidential Emails with Gmail on iPhone

Have you ever wanted to send a confidential email, or an email that expires after a while? With Gmail for iPhone and iPad, you can easily do just that, choosing to send confidential emails that are passcode protected, and that expire in a set amount of time after they reach the recipients inbox. Additionally, the … Read More

Use Brave Private Browsing with Tor to Hide IP Address

Feb 21, 2022 - 2 Comments
Brave browser with Tor

If you’re looking to browse the web with a bit more anonymity and privacy than usual, the Brave browser offers a unique feature going beyond standard private browsing modes; and that is private browsing with TOR.

Safari 15 Bug Leaks Some Browser History & Google Account Info

Jan 17, 2022 - 6 Comments
Indedexdb Safari 15 bug leaks browser data

A significant Safari bug has been disclosed publicly by FingerPrintJS, impacting Safari 15 on MacOS, iOS, and iPadOS.

How to Turn Off Siri on Apple Watch to Stop Siri Listening

Jan 13, 2022 - 1 Comment
Disable Siri listening on Apple Watch

Don’t want Apple Watch to always be listening for the “Hey Siri” command? You can turn off Siri on Apple Watch if you want to stop it from listening to you, ready to take your commands. We’ll show you how to turn off the Siri listening feature Apple Watch, which still allows you to use … Read More

How to Remove Old Devices from Apple ID on Mac

Jan 7, 2022 - 5 Comments
How to Remove Old Devices from Apple ID on Mac

If you’ve owned a variety of Apple devices over the years, you may eventually get to a point where you have sold, handed down, or traded away some of those older Macs, iPhones, iPads, or other Apple hardware. Whatever the situation, once a device is no longer in your possession, you should remove the devices … Read More

How to Check sha256 Hash of a File on Mac

Dec 17, 2021 - 2 Comments
Terminal in macOS

Need to check the sha256 hash of a file? You can easily check the SHA 256 checksum of any file in macOS from the command line. We’ll cover two different command line tools to verify a sha256 checksum on the Mac, and both come preinstalled with all modern versions of MacOS.

How to Add 2FA Accounts to Authy on iPhone

Nov 12, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Add 2FA Account to Authy

Looking to use a different two-factor authentication app instead of Google Authenticator? You can try out Authy, a similar app which in certain ways may even be better than Google’s offering. You may be wondering how you can add your 2FA accounts to Authy on your iPhone, and that’s what we’ll be discussing here.

How to Get an Apple ID Recovery Key on Mac

Oct 18, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key on Mac

Resetting an Apple ID password can be annoying, though it’s made much easier if you have access to a device that you are already signed into. Without another device though, the process of resetting an Apple ID account login can be frustrating, but a Recovery Key makes this situation easier. You can generate a Recovery … Read More

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