Category: Security

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 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 Boot T2 Mac from External Startup Drive

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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 be able to boot from an external volume, or to be able to perform something like a clean macOS install using a USB boot install disk.

Let’s walk through how you can allow a T2 equipped Mac to boot from external startup drives, whether they’re…

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

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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, and much more. Thus resetting the SMC is a common troubleshooting technique when the hardware side of things are not working as expected on a Mac (along with resetting NVRAM / PRAM).

This tutorial will walk through how to reset the SMC on iMac…

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

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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 world to progress beyond its current state, masks are a necessity in many regions, states, and countries. The problem for iPhone and iPad owners is, mask wearing isn’t particularly compatible with Face ID. One option is to simply use iPhone without Face ID which…

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

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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 a legacy system extension by (developer) which will be incompatible with a future version of macOS” and while that might not mean much to most people, it is something you should take note of.


So, what exactly does this message mean? Not a lot…

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