Best Practices for Camera Privacy on Android

With smartphones increasingly becoming our closest “companions”, it is more important than ever to ensure that they are not compromising our security and privacy. In this post, we will cover some useful tips for restricting camera usage on your Android smartphone only for intended purposes. Smartphone cameras have one major caveat compared to laptops – …

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How to Uninstall Optional Windows 10 Features (like Internet Explorer and MS Paint)

Windows 10 has come a long way since its release back in 2015, but it still ships with some legacy apps (or “features”) for backwards compatibility. They are optional and can be easily removed. While removing these features is not really going to free up a ton of space, it will make the app lists …

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How to Substitute Fonts in Firefox for Windows without Extensions (Bye Arial!)

As a Windows user for over a decade, I have grown a bit tired of two fonts/typefaces – Arial (in particular) and Segoe UI (to a lesser extent). Arial is the infamous Helvetica clone that continues to be used on far too many websites. Segoe UI has been the default typeface of Windows since Vista, …

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How to Disable Rewards, Tor, Enable Sync, and Other Tips Regarding Brave Browser (Desktop)

Brave is one of the more privacy friendly browsers out there today. It’s based on Chromium (the same project that powers Google Chrome), but offers many perks like automatic tracking protection, decentralized syncing, support for Chrome extensions, etc, on top. While Brave gets a lot of things right, you could do without a few of …

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How to Change Search Engines, Enable Secure DNS, and Others Tips Regarding Microsoft Edge (Desktop)

Microsoft’s Edge browser is now based on Chromium, the same project that powers Google Chrome, Opera, Brave, and pretty much every major web browser not named Firefox and Safari. Edge is one of the better Chromium browsers, however you could do with changing a few of its default options. Switch a different search engine Edge …

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How to Stop VLC Player from Automatically Resizing to Fit Video Resolution (on Desktop)

When you open a video in VLC player, the app automatically resizes its window to fit the video resolution. The exception to this case is if VLC was maximized before, in which case it will continue to open in maximized state. If you’d rather have VLC remember its window size and not resize every time …

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