It’s always annoying when you see an ad for something you may have searched on. If you use Microsoft’s browser – Edge – you can help protect your privacy with their built in tracking prevention. With Edge open, click on the three horizontal dots at the top far right of the window. From there, click on Settings (near the bottom of the list) and then Privacy, search and services on the left. The top section of the page is all about Tracking Prevention. Here are your options: Basic, Balanced or Strict. The page will give you a more detailed description but here are the simple differentiations. Basic allows most trackers across all sites. Balanced blocks trackers from site you haven’t visited. Strict blocks a majority of trackers from all sites.
Tip of the month
Most people don’t sit down and look at all functions/settings/tweaks when getting a new iPhone. And definitely – we don’t know what we don’t know! Here are a few tips for the iPhone which might make your life easier.
Starting with iOS 14, an incoming call became just an alert – at the top of your screen like all other notifications. Here’s how to go back to a display of the full screen when a call comes in: Settings – Phone-Incoming Calls – Choose Full Screen
Put the address bar in Safari back to the top. If you have updated your software to 15, then the address bar in Safari defaults to the bottom of the screen. Change it by navigating to Settings – Safari – Single Tab
You can now change the settings to make an app the default. For example, if you would prefer to use the Gmail app or the mobile Outlook app, it can be set. Go to Settings – select the app that you want to change and you should then see Default App. Tap that and you will see your choices. Choose the app that you want to use as a browser or for your mail.