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


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 phone actually stopping the use […]

Stopping #Robocalls


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 existence.  Robocalls.  They make me […]

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


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 lawsuit against Google can proceed. […]

Are You Addicted to the Drug Called Convenience?


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” of the land-of-the-free, and before.

GOAL: Free 3.0 Flash Drive


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.

How to Receive Encrypted Emails From Anyone


Having trouble getting your techless friends on board with PGP/GPG encrypting emails to you?  You’re not alone.  That’s why I have created a nifty solution, just for you.  And everyone else like you. Cryptana.com is where you go to get signed up.  With this site, your public PGP/GPG encryption key is stored once, and anyone can […]