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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 - 3 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 - 6 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 - 3 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

How to Use Hide My Email for Signups from iPhone & iPad

Oct 14, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Use Hide My Email for Signups from iPhone

Apple has introduced a neat new privacy feature called Hide My Email, which, as the name implies, hides your email during service signups. This feature was introduced alongside iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 software updates as part of the company’s new iCloud+ service that focuses on user privacy, and is included in all existing paid … Read More

How to Replace a Lost Recovery Key for Apple ID with iPhone or iPad

Sep 20, 2021 - 9 Comments
How to Replace Lost Recovery Key on iPhone

Apple reintroduced the Recovery Key security feature in modern iOS and iPadOS versions that may come in handy for resetting your Apple ID password. Recovery Key acts as an extra layer of security for your Apple account just in case you forget your password, and lose access to your trusted device. But what happens if … Read More

How to Limit App Access to Photos on iPhone or iPad

Sep 16, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Limit Access to Photos for Apps in iOS 14

An interesting privacy feature allows iPhone and iPad users to have complete control over which apps can access the photos on their device. If you’re interested in limiting which apps can access your device photos, read along.

How to Get Verification Codes For Apple ID on iPhone & iPad

Sep 8, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Manually Get Verification Codes For Apple ID on iPhone & iPad

Do you use Apple’s two-factor authentication system to verify the sign-ins to your Apple account from new devices? In that case, you might be interested in learning another way to get your verification codes, right from your iPhone or iPad.

Changing MAC Address in macOS Big Sur & Monterey with spoof-mac

Sep 5, 2021 - 18 Comments
Mac Terminal icon

If you want to change your MAC address in macOS Monterey or Big Sur, you can use the traditional method to spoof a MAC address, or you can use a slightly easier approach by using a command line tool called spoof-mac. We’ll be covering the mac-spoof method here, which relies on HomeBrew.

How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key

Aug 31, 2021 - 4 Comments
How to Create an Apple ID Recovery Key

Resetting your Apple ID password is normally a pretty easy task, but if you don’t have access to the device that you’re already signed into, things could get super complicated and inconvenient. However, Apple offers another option with an Apple ID recovery key, which can be used to reset an Apple ID account as well.

Fix Mac “App can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the App Store” Error

Aug 30, 2021 - 3 Comments
Fix Mac app can't be opened because its was not downloaded from the App Store error

If you are attempting to open apps downloaded from the web or elsewhere on modern versions of macOS like Big Sur, you may see an error message that says something like ‘”” can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the App Store.’ Below that warning also states “Your security preferences allow installation of … Read More

How to Make an Instagram Account Private

Aug 9, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Make an Instagram Account Private

Want more privacy on Instagram? If so, you might consider turning an Instagram account private, otherwise by default anyone with or without an Instagram account can view your profile, photos, and videos. Fortunately, this can be changed.

How to Disable Notification Previews on Mac

Aug 4, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Notification Previews on Mac

Do you want your notifications to stop showing previews on your Mac? Perhaps you want more privacy for the messages or emails you receive? Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to disable notification previews in MacOS.

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