webuser

22 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 9 Following | @webuser | Keep up with webuser on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “webuser”

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

15 incredible Netflix hacks that WILL change your life

Netflix is already hugely popular thanks to the range of TV series and films it has to offer - but even its biggest fans may not be aware of these …

The best VPNs for Mac users looking for privacy

There are a number of reasons why you might want to start using a virtual private network or VPN. VPNs offer many benefits, like getting around …

Information Systems

How to Use the Hidden Camera Level Tool in iOS 11

Apple's native Camera app in iOS 11 has plenty of tools for helping you get the right shot, but some are more hidden than others. The camera level is the perfect example of a really handy tool that many users don't even know exists, mainly because it's part of a feature that's turned off by default.<p>…

Mobile Photography

Five Of The Best Home Wi-Fi Routers

There are literally thousands of Wi-Fi routers on the market. Look through the catalog of an office supply or local computer store, and you'll be …

16 Windows 10 tricks you'll wish you knew sooner

In homes and offices across America, you can’t throw a stone without hitting a Windows PC. You’ll find Microsoft running on monitors in almost every school and library, in businesses big and small, and in living rooms, bedrooms, and dorms from coast to coast.<p>Windows is so commonplace, many of us …

Windows 10 free upgrade is still available through this handy loophole | Trusted Reviews

<b>Microsoft is still offering Windows 10 upgrades for free, providing you’re in need of assistive technologies (or not).</b><p>The company had previously …

How to protect your PC against the major ‘Meltdown’ CPU security flaw

Everything we know so far<p>Details have emerged on two major processor security flaws this week, and the industry is scrambling to issue fixes and secure machines for customers. Dubbed “Meltdown” and “Spectre,” the flaws affect nearly every device made in the past 20 years. The Meltdown flaw …

Apple's new software, iOS 11, is out — here are 17 major ways your phone just changed

Apple's annual update to its iPhone software is here.<p>Apple released iOS 11 to everyone with a modern iPhone on Tuesday. You can download it now in <b>Settings > General > Software Update.</b><p>iOS 11 includes major updates for iPads, including a new desktop-like dock and supercharged multitasking …

15 neat hidden features in iOS 11

After months and months of beta, iOS 11 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t see right away.<p>If you want to impress all your friends with your mad iOS skills, here is a list of some of these features. I also wrote a short …

Apple Releases iOS 11 and iPad How-To Videos

Apple has published a series of six short videos to YouTube highlighting the marquee features of iOS 11 on the iPad. Each of the how-to videos is about one minute long and shows how to use a new feature:<p>'How to harness the power of the amazing new dock’ demonstrates how to add items to the dock, …

The Complete Guide To Switching From HTTP To HTTPS

HTTPS is <b>a must for every website</b> nowadays: Users are looking for the padlock when providing their details; Chrome and Firefox explicitly mark …

This 13-year-old programmer is on a mission to educate 100,000 aspiring coders

When most of us were making our way through first grade, Tanmay Bakshi was a programming prodigy.<p>His love affair with computer programming started out as fun and games at the tender age of five. “Computers just fascinated me with how they could do anything. They were like magic,” Bakshi told Quartz …

iOS Apps

You Locked Yourself Out of Your Phone, Now What?

Other than remembering your PIN a little better next time.<p>The lock screen on your phone is designed to keep unwelcome visitors from taking a peek at your texts, social networks, or mobile gaming high scores, but the same security measures can sometimes lock you out of your own phone. Don't panic, …

Android Phones

Netgear WiFi routers are vulnerable to more security exploits

Netgear's WiFi router security woes aren't quite over yet. Researchers at Trustwave are drawing attention to two vulnerabilities that lets anyone recover your router's administrative password, opening the door to botnets and other hostile takeovers. You're only susceptible to internet attacks if …

Wi-Fi

This little power meter could save your computer from shoddy USB-C accessories

USB-C will be the universal standard before long, and for good reason. It’s extremely versatile and can provide ample power to boot, but that also …

Simple text message crashes almost any iPhone

Apple makes iOS more secure with almost every update it rolls out, but there’s always a glitch somewhere that slips through the net.<p>The latest is a bug in iMessage that allows any iPhone running iOS 10 to iOS 10.1.1 to be crashed with a simple text message.<p>This may sound familiar; we’ve seen …

How to Clear App Cache and Data on iOS

Clеаring Sаfаri Cache оn iPhоnе оr iPаd<p>Safari, the default web browser on Apple devices, is is one of the easiest to clear the cache and data for and …

Using a simple SQLite database in your Android app

I recently published a tutorial describing the different available methods to store data locally in an Android app. However, due to article length constraints, I could not adequately cover creating and using an SQLite database for data persistence. In this tutorial, I delve into how to use an …

Databases

6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Awful Wi-Fi Network

Dropped connections, an ever-spinning update wheel, slow-loading webpages—these fist-clenching symptoms of shoddy Wi-Fi connections make wireless …

6 habits of inefficient designers

Ever see somebody biting their nails? Kinda gross, right? It’s a bad habit and everybody’s got them.<p>While nail-biting may not be super hygienic, at least it doesn’t tend to ruin you, professionally. Inefficiency on the other hand, will put you behind schedule and in the dog house with coworkers and …

UX Design