Privacy is a hot topic, and our web browsers are at the center of most of our privacy battles. The first web browser that launched the private mode was Safari for Mac OS, in 2005. Since then, all the major web browsers have developed a "private browsing" mode. The privacy delivered by each browser has significant differences, and all of them fall short of our expectations about what it means to browse the web privately. In this opinion article, we want to advocate a list of features that can increase, in meaningful ways, the concept of private browsing.
QR codes are all around us: you can find them on flyers, posters, websites, applications, event ads, or restaurant menus. They are two-dimensional barcodes, usually consisting of black square dots on a white background which can be read by an imaging device. They are used for storing alphanumerical data, and they are a good way of sharing information concisely, like a website or product information. Your Android smartphone or tablet can easily be turned into a QR code reader with the appropriate application and using the built-in camera.
MAC addresses are a vital part of networking. Much like IP addresses, MAC addresses can be a confusing concept for someone without a technical background. Nevertheless, in this article, we give you enough information about MAC addresses for you to understand what they are, why you need them, and how they are used. Let's get started:
ASUS RT-AC67U is a mesh WiFi system composed of two wireless routers. Their firmware was optimized so that they work as a mesh WiFi system while offering all the tools, configuration options, and benefits of a typical wireless router. All this at a price that is more competitive than the ASUS Lyra lineup of mesh WiFi systems. If we have stirred your curiosity, and you want to know what this kit has to offer, read our detailed review and performance comparison:ASUS RT-AC67U: Who is it good for?
This whole-home WiFi system is a good choice for:
Windows 10 shows you the frequently accessed folders and recent files in the Quick access view when you open File Explorer. While this feature can be useful if you need quick access to your frequent resources, it might also be an annoyance if you are using a shared computer, and you do not want other people to see what you are doing on the same computer. These lists can be cleared manually or hidden permanently. Read on to learn how to it is done:
Synology is quite the brand name when it comes to NAS (Network Attached Storage) solutions. Recently, we received their DiskStation DS418 4-bay NAS for testing. It is a well-built device, with excellent modular software. By default, when you turn it on the first time, it includes only the bare-bones features of a NAS. However, you can extend it to be anything you wish, from a personal cloud storage solution to a multimedia server, or a storage solution for a surveillance system. If you want to know more about Synology DiskStation DS418, read our review:
Cookies are pieces of data that are saved in your web browser by the websites you visit. Third-party cookies have their origins on other domains than the website you visit. Most of the time, third-party cookies are used by ad services to offer you targeted ads that are based on your browsing history and your web searches. However, these cookies can raise privacy concerns as they can also be used to store your browsing history across websites that use the same ad services.
Sony WH-1000XM2 were excellent headphones, but they had a few flaws. Now Sony has launched the next generation: Sony WH-1000XM3. The new model promises to be better than its predecessor. It offers high-end noise canceling features and premium audio quality, while also being lighter, more comfortable and offering a longer battery life than its predecessor. Is this real or too good to be true? We were curious to find out, so we tested and used Sony WH-1000XM3 daily, for about two weeks. See our opinion about these headphones, in this review:
Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security: What is it? How to open it? What can you do with it?
The Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security is a tool which gives you detailed control over the rules that are applied by the Windows Defender Firewall. You can view all the rules that are used by the Windows Defender Firewall, change their properties, create new rules or disable existing ones. In this tutorial, we share how to open the Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security, how to find your way around it, and talk about the types of rules that are available and what kind of traffic they filter.
If you own an Android smartphone or tablet made by Huawei and you want an easy way to connect it to your Windows PC, you should use HiSuite. You can use it to do things such as browse and import files from your smartphone, as well as send messages, take screenshots, or backup your Android smartphone, all while sitting comfortably in front of your Windows PC. Let's see how to set up HiSuite and use it to connect your Huawei smartphone with your Windows computer: