Arduino and ESP32 microcontroller kits

What’s The Difference Between An ESP32 And An Arduino?

There are several different Arduino products on the market, as well as several ESP32 products. The very first thing we should do here is break down what these two devices really are. To start: An ESP32 is a System-On-A-Chip (SoC). What’s An Arduino? Arduino refers to a platform that runs on Atmel microcontrollers (MCUs). An…

How To Disable Location Tracking On Your iPhone

Location tracking on mobile phones has become more sophisticated over the years. It started with cellular service providers tracking your cell signal (they still can), and then GPS eventually went mainstream. The difference between GPS and cellular tracking is that GPS ascertains your precise location (in the form of GPS coordinates). Cellular service providers are…

iPhone SE 2

What’s The Difference Between The iPhone SE And The iPhone 12 Mini?

Apple released the second generation of the iPhone SE for $399 in May and turned heads with the performance it offered for the price, and for bringing the lowest price point for new iPhones down to $399. That price point helps Apple to break into the mid-range smartphone market, as they have broadened their offerings…

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Australian Central Bank Launching Ethereum-based Currency Research Project

The Reserve Bank Of Australia (Australia’s central bank) is launching an Ethereum-based Central Bank Digital Currency project as a proof-of-concept to explore the tokenization of a wholesale national currency. The digital currency would be used by wholesale participants to fund, settle, and repay tokenized syndicated loans. Ethereum is one of the first decentralized platforms to…

Samsung phone

SIM Swapping Is A Serious Risk: Here’s What You Can Do

SIM swapping is a risk that endangers users of SMS two-factor authentication (SMS 2FA). SMS two-factor authentication is normally used to add a layer of security to your accounts so that you will have to receive a one-time password (OTP) via SMS and enter it while logging in. We’ve reached a point where it is…

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Privacy-Friendly Android Apps For Every Day Activities

There are countless invasive apps collecting sensitive information from you via your phone. If you’re sick of that, there are more privacy-friendly alternatives. Just bear in mind that I can’t guarantee the following apps are private, I am simply using my best judgement to pick the least invasive apps. I always recommend checking the permissions…

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The Pillars Of Location Tracking: How Your Phone Is Tracked Without Your Permission

It is now a well-established fact that your location is being tracked by tech companies. However, location tracking is not quite as simple as getting your coordinates from your GPS chip. It can be, but tech companies can do much more than that by tying together many bits and pieces of data that they gather…

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Understanding Android Permissions: An Android Security Guide

Android phones have privileges and permissions that control which areas of your phone a given app can access. There are permissions that you — the user can turn off, and there are also mandatory permissions that you are not allowed to disable (this is a failure to respect users’ preferences, but that’s a topic for…