Share What’s Banned Without Getting Canceled –

October 29, 2022 benf101 0

What is it? Here’s a little pet-project I put together just for fun. It’s called (pronounced like “cipher”) It is for when you want to say a certain thing online but you know the word will get flagged and get your comment deleted. The solution is to create a […]

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No Password Login Is Impossible

August 28, 2022 benf101 0

I’m not too keen on this creepy idea. It’s bad enough that your phone has to “look at you”, but then to tie it to your logins makes it worse. That makes your phone the controlling device of any login, even on your computer. People mistake this for security because […]

iPhone Optimized Battery Charging Does Not Work UNLESS…

October 11, 2020 benf101 0

If you’re hoping to optimize your battery charging on the iPhone and you thought that simply turning on the “Optimized Battery Charging” switch would make that happen, you’re about to be shocked. That’s only the beginning of how you turn it on. And Apple doesn’t tell you that when you […]

Android – Wi-Fi Battery Usage When Wi-Fi is Disabled

September 6, 2017 benf101 0

How could it be?  Wi-Fi is showing up as consuming 10% of your Android battery when wifi is turned off!  What gives? Android is sneaky, that’s what.  The Wi-Fi setting is more like a “use Wi-Fi for internet” setting.  In other words, your selection of that setting has nothing to do with the […]

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Stopping #Robocalls

December 22, 2016 benf101 0

EDIT 2017-07-30: I believe that Youmail has changed their Android interface.  The “History” section has been removed, which is a major bummer.  It still shows on the Android Market screenshots but it does not really exist.  How do block robo calls now?  Not sure yet. Ugh, the bane of my […]

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U.S. judge allows lawsuit against Google over email ads

September 30, 2013 benf101 0

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss most of a lawsuit against Google Inc over allegations the company improperly scanned the content of customers’ emails in order to place ads. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California ruled that the proposed class action […]

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Are You Addicted to the Drug Called Convenience?

June 13, 2013 benf101 0

Electronic “government”* spying has been occurring for decades.  Recently, it has become a hot-topic because of Edward Snowden’s whistle-blowing.  The news of this, however, is not a new thing.  There has been warrantless wiretapping, NSA spying, and all sorts of communications databasing happening since W. Bush was the ostensible “leader” […]

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GOAL: Free 3.0 Flash Drive

May 22, 2013 benf101 0

In an effort to get myself out of cloud storage and retain my privacy, I have decided to move my digital life back onto a flash drive.  My problem is that I don’t want to pay for it.  My goal?  Get a nice flash drive without touching my everyday budget.