Like it or not, it is more or less necessary for practically everyone to have a smartphone today. Access to banking services, communication, work projects, news, entertainment often rely on a smartphone. Unfortunately, Google and Apple manage the software products that Read >
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How to upgrade to Debian 11, plus tips for troubleshooting
A major new release of Debian Linux operating system is a big deal for a vast number of organizations and individuals who run Linux servers and PCs. Debian is the base software for many other Linux distributions, making its reach far Read >
Review: privacy-respecting /e/OS software on a phone
The /e/OS operating system for mobile phones has been built on the open source code of Android. The core mission of /e/OS is to provide software that respects users’ privacy, while maintaining compatibility with the vast selection of Android apps. It Read >
Which phone doesn’t track me?
Is it possible to find a secure and privacy respecting mobile phone that doesn’t track its owner? The short answer to the question is: no, there is no such phone. Nonetheless, I believe it is valuable to understand why because there Read >
The state of Linux phones: which product is for you?
Increasing awareness about the way Google collects data from Android phone users has made people think about other solutions. Apple has promised to tighten the privacy and security features of the iPhone iOS software, and is delivering results in the latest Read >
Apple iPhone and iPad get valuable security and privacy features, but MacOS still sucks
Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised to develop security and privacy features in Apple products multiple times during the last few years, and his organization is delivering results. In June 2020 WWDC Conference, Apple introduced upgrades to the mobile phone operating Read >
Why I’m never going to let WordPress auto-update my web site
The reason why I won’t let WordPress automatically update the core software, plugins and themes is this: it is practically impossible to ensure the new version works together with thousands of possible system configuration combinations on the server.
Years ago, when Read >
Finally, it is possible to purchase a good smartphone that doesn’t collect our private data
Update 2021-05-03: we have reviewed a phone powered by e.foundation’s /e/OS operating system software.
General awareness about risks in automatic collection of individuals’ private data is growing quickly. Meanwhile, companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft invent new ways to collect their customers’ Read >
What to do when Wi-Fi drivers are missing from Linux installation package, and you are halfway through the setup process
A missing network driver is probably the nastiest problem you can encounter when installing Linux operating system on a computer. Since you can’t connect to the internet, you can’t download the missing firmware, and can’t find advice from other Linux users Read >