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Know who is tracking you

Nowadays security and privacy is a hot topic and after all the leaks during that last few years people are more conscious of their rights too. In practice it’s difficult to know who actually tracks you when you are online because there are so many things happening in the background while browsing the web. The biggest motivation for tracking web users, is money – to get money from ads and sell user information/statistics.

For an average user it’s not so easy to figure out who is tracking you or how to prevent it. Luckily Firefox has Add-ons which can be used for installing different plugins. Some of them are good and some of them are not so good. I managed to find nice Add-on called Lightbeam. Continue reading Know who is tracking you

Solu – Rethinking the computer?

Vaadin organised nice and small Solu event here in Turku on Saturday. The event took place at the Vaadin’s office and what’s the most important thing for nerds, there were pizza and drinks served for free. It was refreshing to see this sort of event here in Turku, which is quite dead when it comes to IT industry and events around software and hardware companies.

If you don’t know what Solu is, here’s it in a nutshell –  Solu is a small (handheld) personal computer which is designed to be a social, cloud based computer enabling easy collaboration with your colleagues or friends using completely new UI. You can turn Solu into PC by attaching an external display to it and then Solu device works as a touchpad and keyboard can be used via Bluetooth.

Solu users pay monthly subscription fee, which includes cloud services, apps and basically everything you need for using the Solu device. This also means that Solu users don’t need to pay anything for apps because all the apps are included to the monthly fee. Continue reading Solu – Rethinking the computer?

Fixing Continuity for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

Bad news for Apple fan boys – Apple isn’t perfect. I’ve managed to get new iPhone 6s Plus in my hands and I naturally wanted to try out its cool features such as Continuity. If you do not know what it is, it’s a mechanism which can be used for continuing work between different Apple devices. For example you can start composing email on your iOS device and continue it on Mac or start composing iMessage on Mac and continue it on your iPhone. You can also use it for receiving or making phone calls on your mac. For all the features check Apple’s Continuity page, but I believe you’ve got the picture now. Continue reading Fixing Continuity for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

Why I will ditch my Windows Phone?

I have used Nokia Lumia 930 Windows Phone around a year now. I needed to buy it for my backup phone last year, because my Jolla phone decided to quit collaborating during my summer vacation so I needed a replacement for it. I have never been a big fan of Microsoft products, but I’ve always thought that Windows Phone is actually pretty OK as a phone. I like Tiles in home screen and how well it usually works. Continue reading Why I will ditch my Windows Phone?