Best 360 degree camera for consumers

360 degree videos are the new THING because they capture more of the experience you are trying to share. Facebook, Youtube & Twitter all support this new more immersive medium. So the question is “What’s the best 360 degree consumer video camera available?” Good question considering your local BestBuy has over a dozen in store… Continue reading Best 360 degree camera for consumers

The dangers of using that Facebook personality game

Tends to find fault with others o these questions look familiar? Tends to find fault with others Is relaxed, handles stress well Is emotionally stable, not easily upset Is easily distracted etc A large percentage of Facebook users have played with these “personality analysis” games at least once in their life (some do them regularly).… Continue reading The dangers of using that Facebook personality game

Facebook knows more about you than you realize and what to do about it

Everyone knows what Facebook is and that it is built on the concept of connecting people together to create virtual communities. What people often don’t realize is how much data these sites have about you. A good example was exposed by Huffington Post in an article entitled “Facebook Can Predict With Scary Accuracy If Your… Continue reading Facebook knows more about you than you realize and what to do about it

Why use Facebook over the TOR secure network

When people think about the TOR network, they either think its a means for criminals to buy illicit products or for fugitives trying to hide their online activities from the law. Tor is much more than that. It is a mechanism to protect your online activities when needed. Sitting at home, my packets bounce through… Continue reading Why use Facebook over the TOR secure network

Whatsapp to become more secure than Apple Messages

I’m an advocate of personal privacy through encryption. I love the Threema instant messenger (Link) but none of my contacts used it. This is the problem with secure instant messenger apps, your friends aren’t there so it becomes useless.  Now Whatsapp is including the encryption functionality of TextSecure from Open Whisper Systems in their Android client… Continue reading Whatsapp to become more secure than Apple Messages

re-Enable Facebook chat in the Facebook app for Android

Facebook forced its users to install the Facebook Messenger app (IOS and Android) to continue receiving Messages on Facebook. IOS users are stuck but a crafty Android user has found a work around. It seems Facebook has left the chat functionality in its original app and a little app called Facebook Chat Re-Enabler will bring… Continue reading re-Enable Facebook chat in the Facebook app for Android

Facebook to clean your news feed

Sure some Facebook black belts have master trimming and caring for their news feed but most of us get some useful info mixed with spam like posts. Paid posts aren’t the items Facebook is looking to curb, it is the non-paid posts that are verging on free self-promotion. This starts with posts claim things like… Continue reading Facebook to clean your news feed