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Audit app permissions

For apps that you haven’t used in a long time — or some of the ones that came preinstalled on your device — you may not have ever looked at what permissions have been allowed. It’s worth taking some to check through these to make sure you’re not giving away too much of your personal […]

A quick guide to app tracking

How often after downloading an app have you been asked to share your data? How many times have you said yes – even if you didn’t really know what it meant? In either case, you’re not alone.  When you use an app, search the web or send a message, you leave behind a trail of […]

Customize applications you have access to when your iPhone is locked

The release of iOS 15.4 introduced a suite of new features for iPhone users. One new ability – the ability to customize which apps you can access from the lock screen – could pose a risk to your cybersecurity. When trying this new addition, be careful which apps you enable. Messages and the Wallet app, […]

Have an iPhone? Try the “Hide My Email” feature

The rollout of iOS 15 included a new security capability for iPhone users: The ability to hide your email address from sites and services you register with online. In essence, this feature creates a random email address to use in place of your actual address. In doing, you gain a little more control over the […]

Use the built-in iOS feature to share Wi-Fi passwords

When you have friends, family or other guests to your home, chances are some of them may want access to your Wi-Fi. Instead of typing in a long password that the other person might see, you can use the Wi-Fi sharing feature in iOS 11 or higher that allows you to grant access to others […]

How to disable in-app purchases

The advent of the modern smartphone came with a slew of marketing with the slogan “there’s an app for that.” And it’s all but true: there’s an app for nearly any and everything. A lot of these apps come for the low, low price of free, but of course, there’s a catch. Free apps can […]