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How to Check for Compromised or Leaked Passwords on iPhone & iPad with Security Recommendations

Feb 5, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Check Password Security Recommendations on iPhone & iPad

Have you ever wondered if the passwords to any of your online accounts have been compromised in a data breach? You’re certainly not the only one in that regard, but now you can now check for breached password security easily right from your iPhone and iPad.

How to Use Disappearing Messages in Signal

Feb 4, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to use Disappearing Messages in Signal

If you’re a Signal messenger user, you can further improve the security and privacy of your Signal communications and messages by enabling and using the disappearing messages feature. Just as it sounds, disappearing messages causes Signal to automatically disappear and remove messages after a specified time period. Even better is that it’s customizable, so you … Read More

How to Block Microphone & Camera Access for Websites on iPhone & iPad

Feb 3, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Block Microphone & Camera Access for Websites on iPhone & iPad

Are you tired of seeing unwanted camera and microphone access pop-ups with certain websites on Safari for iPhone and iPad? Or maybe you just want to manually disable camera access for some websites due to privacy concerns? Fortunately, this is actually pretty easy to do with iOS and iPadOS.

How to Lock Telegram Chats with Face ID on iPhone (or Touch ID)

Jan 31, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Lock Telegram Chats with Face ID on iPhone

Do you want to keep your Telegram conversations safe and secure? Perhaps you don’t want anyone snooping around on your Telegram messages if you let someone briefly use or borrow your iPhone? If this is something that you’re worried about, you may be interested in locking the app with a passcode and in turn, use … Read More

How to Lock WhatsApp on iPhone with FaceID / Touch ID

Jan 28, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Lock WhatsApp on iPhone

Have you ever wanted to lock your WhatsApp conversations behind a password? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Thankfully, there’s now a way to actually lock your WhatsApp behind Face ID or Touch ID to add a second layer of security to your data.

How to Move Google Authenticator Account to a New iPhone

Jan 27, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Move Google Authenticator Account to a New iPhone

Did you get a new iPhone for personal or professional use? If you’ve been using Google’s Authenticator app to get two-factor verification codes on your device, you may have trouble figuring out how to set up the app on your new iPhone. Thankfully, the transfer process to move Authenticator from one iPhone to another is … Read More

How to Check Privacy Report for Websites in Safari on Mac

Jan 25, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to Check Privacy Report for Websites in Safari on Mac

The Privacy Report feature of Safari allows you to easily see which websites use cookies and trackers while you browse the web (and due to the nature of the web, that is most websites). If you’re curious to check on trackers data while using Safari for Mac, you’ll find it’s quite simple to do so. … Read More

How to Check Privacy Report in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Jan 22, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Check Privacy Report for Websites in Safari

Have you ever wondered which websites you visit have cookies and ad trackers, and what those trackers are while browsing the web? Well, it’s now possible to check if you use Safari to browse the internet on your iPhone and iPad, and you’ll find the majority of the web uses these cookies. But not to … Read More

How to Use Telegram on iPhone & iPad

Jan 19, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Use Telegram on iPhone

Are you looking for a privacy-focused messaging app that keeps your data secure with end-to-end encryption for text messages? Telegram might just be the answer you’re looking for. You may have heard of this app already, which has been around for years, but it has become more popular due to the vast array of privacy … Read More

How to Manage Which Apps Access Location Data on iPhone & iPad

Dec 29, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Manage Which Apps Access Location Data on iPhone

Many iPhone and iPad apps use Location Services to provide users with personalized content based on their location. However, if you’re concerned about your privacy, you can control which apps have access to your location data on your device.

How to Boot T2 Mac from External Startup Drive

Dec 9, 2020 - 5 Comments
How to Boot t2 Mac from External Drives

Newer Mac models with Touch ID, Touch Bar, and/or the T2 security chip default to having a secure boot mode that disallows booting the Mac from external startup drives. This security setting is recommended for most users to keep enabled, but some users may wish to turn the feature off, at least temporarily, usually to … Read More

How to Turn Off Camera & Microphone on Zoom for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Windows, etc

Dec 8, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Turn Off Camera & Microphone on Zoom

Did you recently start using Zoom for making video calls or participating in online meetings? In that case, you might not be familiar with the interface, and even some of the basic tips like toggling off and on the video camera and microphone when on Zoom.

How to Use 6-Digit Passcode on Apple Watch

Dec 1, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Use 6-Digit Passcode on Apple Watch

Do you want to use a complex passcode for unlocking your Apple Watch? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do and can further enhance the security of your smart wearable.

How to Hide the Hidden Photos Album on iPhone & iPad

Nov 24, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Hide the Hidden Photos Album on iPhone & iPad

Do you use the Hidden photos album feature on your iPhone or iPad to hide photos you don’t want others to see? In that case, you’ll be excited to know that you can finally hide the “Hidden” album, preventing it from being visible within the Photos app.

How to Reset SMC on New iMac, Mac Mini, iMac Pro, & Mac Pro with T2 Chip

Sep 14, 2020 - 3 Comments

Resetting the SMC on new model iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro desktop Macs have a T2 security chip is a different procedure than on earlier models of the same hardware. SMC, which stands for System Management Controller, handles a variety of hardware functions on the Mac, including power, fan operation, some ports, … Read More

How to Use Face ID with a Face Mask on iPhone & iPad

Aug 10, 2020 - 18 Comments
Use iPhone X without Face ID

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it an unfortunate fact that we need to wear face masks when and wherever possible, whether by choice in some regions or by government regulations and orders in others. The idea of course is that wearing masks can help reduce the spread of SARS-COV-2, and so if we want the … Read More

What the ‘Legacy System Extension’ Mac Message Means & What To Do About It

Aug 8, 2020 - 11 Comments
macOS legacy system extension warning

If you’re using a Mac running MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 or later (including Big Sur), you might have seen a new and somewhat cryptic message pop up when your Mac is turned on, or when you use certain apps. Titled “Legacy System Extension”, the message goes on to note that “existing software on your system loaded … Read More

How to Hide Messages on iPhone & iPad

Jul 31, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Hide Messages on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to make sure your messages remain hidden when you’re letting someone else use your iPhone or iPad? If so, you’re in luck. Screen Time offers a convenient way to lock apps, and you can use it to block access to the stock Messages app.

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