Category: privacy

How to Remove Web History in Safari While Keeping Cookies & Other Web Data on Mac

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The Safari browser has a hidden history clearing option which allows Mac users to clear their web browser history in Safari while keeping other website data and site cookies from the same time period. In other words, this could be used to remove web browser history of accessing particular web pages, but while maintaining login and other cookie information to those visited webpages. This is a helpful option that is in contrast to the default clearing web history option in Safari for Mac OS, which removes all website history as well as removing website data and…

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How to Use Telegram on iPhone & iPad

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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 features it offers. Telegram is somewhat similar to Signal in this regard, but of course it’s a different app and protocol. Telegram is also cross-platform compatible, meaning you can use it on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Android too, and…

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How to Use Signal Messenger on iPhone

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Interested in setting up and using Signal messenger on iPhone? For those who are unfamiliar, Signal is a privacy-oriented messaging application that lets you send and receive encrypted messages across various platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux. In addition to sending and receiving encrypted text messages, images and other media, you can also make encrypted video and voice calls with Signal too.

The Signal app has been around for a couple of years and has gained popularity several times before, including after being mentioned in…

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

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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.

Not all apps access your location data in the same way. Some of them only track your location while you’re using the app, whereas others use your location even in the background, which could even drain your devices battery faster too. The approximate location of your iOS or ipadOS device is determined not just with GPS,…

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

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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.

When you’re in an active video call, you may often find yourself wanting to mute your microphone when someone’s trying to talk to you in the background, or perhaps you’re just clearing your throat. Or sometimes, you may want to turn off your camera if you’re busy with something else and not…

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How to Use 6-Digit Passcode on Apple Watch

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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.

By default, Apple allows you to set a 4-digit passcode for your Apple Watch while configuring it for the first time. However, a 4-digit passcode is a lot easier to crack since there are only 10000 possible combinations. To further secure your Apple Watch, there’s an option that allows you to set a more complicated passcode. This could also come in handy if you’re using a 6-digit passcode…

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How to Block & Unblock Someone on Instagram

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Tired of being bothered by someone on Instagram? If you’re being harassed over the internet by one or more people, well, the block function of Instagram is there to help. Within a matter of seconds, you can block someone on Instagram, and never see them again on the service, whether it’s their comments, posts, pictures, stories, or anything else they put onto the platform. And of course, you can unblock users as well, so if someone was just temporarily getting on your nerves you can give them a reprieve if you feel so inclined.

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How to Hide the Hidden Photos Album on iPhone & iPad

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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.

Although the Hidden album has been an easy and convenient way to hide some of the photos in your library, it hasn’t really done a great job of truly hiding your photos so far. Anyone who opens the Photos app and scrolls down will be able to view this hidden album and access the photos like they…

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How to Turn off & Delete Google Location History on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use Google Maps on your iPhone or iPad? If so, depending on your settings you may find that Google uses Location History to keep a track of all the locations you’ve visited over time. This data is then used to provide personalized recommendations that are specific to your location across Google services.

While some of the recommendations and history can be helpful, other users might not want Google to constantly track their whereabouts and store this information, especially if you’re a privacy buff. This is exactly why you have the option to disable…

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How to Delete Significant Locations on iPhone & iPad

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Significant Locations is a feature that allows your iPhone or iPad to keep a record of all the locations you’ve frequently visited, and that the device considers to be significant – typically this is directly relational to the frequency of going to that destination. This information is then used to provide you tailored suggestions and alerts in Apple Maps, Calendar and Photos app.

Consider this feature to be Apple’s version of Google Maps Location History. Now, before you start worrying about your privacy, keep in mind that Apple doesn’t see or read…

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