Category: privacy

Set Telegram Account to Automatically Self Destruct and Delete Itself

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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 itself after no activity has been detected in 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. For example, if you choose one month, and you don’t sign into your Telegram account in a month, the account will automatically delete itself, including all…

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

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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 Keynote file, making them easy to open and removing the encryption from the files.

Sure, adding a password to your iWork documents protects it from prying eyes. But, this security comes at the cost of convenience. Not…

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How to Hide Online Status on WhatsApp

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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 WhatsApp for iPhone, Android, Mac, or Windows.

How to Hide Online Status on WhatsApp for iPhone to Improve Privacy

Want to be a bit more private when using WhatsApp? You can hide your online status, which will then not display when you are online, or when you…

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How to Make WhatsApp Messages Disappear by Default

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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 you’re using WhatsApp on iPhone or Android either, the setting is available in every WhatsApp app.


Note this is a setting that will universally apply to all messages in WhatsApp, effectively setting the default for all chats to disappear…

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

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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.

Apple’s iWork productivity suite includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and is widely used by tons of iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to create and manage documents on their devices. By default, the files that you share from these apps…

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

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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.

The Pages, Keynote, and Numbers apps are all part of Apple’s iWork productivity suite that’s relied on by millions of iOS, iPadOS, and macOS users alike to work on important documents. Normally, the documents that you create or edit using these…

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Mute Microphone Automatically When Joining a Zoom Meeting

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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 a setting in Zoom to automatically mute your microphone upon joining a meeting, which prevents you from having to quickly toggle mute as soon as you join a meeting if you aren’t quite ready to talk, or if you have other stuff…

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How to Enable Disappearing Messages in WhatsApp on iPhone

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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 let’s see how you can make messages disappearing automatically in WhatsApp on iPhone, iPad, or any other device.

How to Turn On Disappearing Messages in WhatsApp Chats

Here’s how you can enable disappearing…

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

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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 imagery of the house.

How to Hide / Blur Home on Google Maps

Here’s how you can censor your home address on Google Maps:

  1. Go to Google Maps at maps.google.com
  2. Enter your Home Address, then enter into Street View by dragging the little…

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