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How to Make WhatsApp Voice and Video Calls on Desktop

WhatsApp is finally letting you make voice and video calls to and from the desktop app. The feature works on Windows 10 version 1903 and newer and macOS 10.13 and newer, and lets you call any of your contacts as long as they’re online and using a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Don’t Let Google Scare You Into Paying for Google Photos

Google Photos is going away soon—or at least, the useful free service we used to store years’ worth of photographs is finally getting hit with a storage limit. Go beyond that, and you’ll have to pay to store your photos. That’s not great, but what’s almost as annoying are the scare tactics Google is using to […]

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How to Automatically Delete All Telegram Messages

Setting your messages to “auto-delete” is great, because it kills two birds with one stone: your various apps and social networks won’t get clogged up with conversations that no longer matter, and you won’t have to worry about the privacy concerns that come with leaving your messages sitting around forever. I…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Automatically Delete All Telegram Messages

Setting your messages to “auto-delete” is great, because it kills two birds with one stone: your various apps and social networks won’t get clogged up with conversations that no longer matter, and you won’t have to worry about the privacy concerns that come with leaving your messages sitting around forever. I…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Share and Receive Files Anonymously with ‘OnionShare’

Whether you’re a spy or a geek, there are plenty of ways to share and receive files with others without revealing anyone’s identity. Whatever your reasons for needing this secrecy, whether as the host or the submitter, it’s easy to set up a virtual dumping ground for your data—top-secret or otherwise mundane.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Share and Receive Files Anonymously with ‘OnionShare’

Whether you’re a spy or a geek, there are plenty of ways to share and receive files with others without revealing anyone’s identity. Whatever your reasons for needing this secrecy, whether as the host or the submitter, it’s easy to set up a virtual dumping ground for your data—top-secret or otherwise mundane.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Set Your Telegram Account to Self-Destruct

Kerboom. That’s the sound of your Telegram account automatically deleting itself. Honestly, I wish this feature was baked into more services. Wouldn’t it be great to have an old email account you never used disappear once you haven’t logged in for two years’ straight?Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Ditch WhatsApp for Good

If you use WhatsApp, the incredibly popular messaging app owned by Facebook, chances are you’ve encountered the news surrounding their ever-changing privacy policy. While the service seems to continually shift from more to secure to less secure and back again, you may feel like it’s time to pack up your data and find…Read more… Continue […]

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Test Your Call Quality Before a Video Chat in Google’s ‘Green Room’

Even though we’ve all had several months of practice working from home, some people still fiddle with their volume, lighting, and other technical settings before every video meeting. There’s nothing wrong with that; in fact, Google is leaning into this pre-call “testing” by offering up a new feature in Google Meet:…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Move Your Chats From WhatsApp to Telegram the Easy Way

If you’re thinking of ditching WhatsApp—for any reason—one of the sticking points might be the difficulty of moving your conversations from WhatsApp to another service. People have built some clever tools to help you accomplish this, but Telegram is now launching an official import tool to make the transition…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Move Your Chats From WhatsApp to Telegram the Easy Way

If you’re thinking of ditching WhatsApp—for any reason—one of the sticking points might be the difficulty of moving your conversations from WhatsApp to another service. People have built some clever tools to help you accomplish this, but Telegram is now launching an official import tool to make the transition…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Move Your Chats From WhatsApp to Telegram the Easy Way

If you’re thinking of ditching WhatsApp—for any reason—one of the sticking points might be the difficulty of moving your conversations from WhatsApp to another service. People have built some clever tools to help you accomplish this, but Telegram is now launching an official import tool to make the transition…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Turn on Ring’s New End-to-End Encryption

Ring just added end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to a select number of its smarthome cameras, protecting videos recorded by your Ring devices with an extra layer of security. This still doesn’t make us thrilled about Ring devices, exactly, given all the issues the platform has experienced, but it’s a feature worth knowing…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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