Fedora Directory – Interesting and Useful Software and Tweaks

I tend to use Fedora as my main operating system these days, although I do occasionally use Windows when needs must. If you have never tried a Linux distribution before, then I would recommend Fedora as good starting point. I tried Ubuntu too, but for desktop environments I much prefer Fedora. At some point I might write about why. . .stay tuned. Below are some of the tools and programs that I tend to install on a new Fedora system. For my own benefit, and hopefully yours too.

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Top 10 Essential Android Security Apps (Not Antivirus)

The internet is not a place where you should let your guard down in this day and age. Even big companies have succumbed to hacks, and had huge data leaks. So without the expertise of a big company, what can we do to protect our private information and activities from prying eyes? Well fortunately there are a wide array of apps out there to help you do the best you can to keep your info safe. A lot of these apps will allow you to easily implement best practices in terms of mobile security without too much effort on your part.

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Signal – The only messaging, voice call and video call app you should use

There are many messaging, voice call and video call apps available that claim to use the latest end-to-end encryption to keep your messages and conversations safe. These apps include Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Viber and Telegram. However, as I will explain in this article not all encrypted messaging apps are made equal, and currently if you really value your privacy (which you should) then Signal is the app you should be using.

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VPN (Virtual Private Network) – What is it and do I need one?

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is basically an encrypted/secure connection to a remote server. This allows you to access the internet anonymously. The question is, if I am a normal law abiding citizen do I need one? The simple answer is yes, and I will explain why in this article.

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How to make Broadcom bluetooth work in Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)

In my experience Broadcom bluetooth works out of the box on Linux (unlike Broadcom wifi). However, after some system updates it has ceased to function, which is quite an annoyance when your mouse works via bluetooth! There is however a way to fix this issue and it basically involves resetting the correct driver. 

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Cryptocurrency Beginners Guide – What are they, should I get some, and how does it work?

The aim of this article is to get you up to speed on the basics of cryptocurrencies. I will go over some of the main terminology, and try to give you a good idea of how to get hold of some, and how to store it properly. Pointing out the differences between standard “fiat” money like dollars / euro / pounds and cryptocurrencies will also feature. Once you get to the end of the article I hope you will understand what all the fuss is about, and have a better idea of why it is much more than a speculative money making investment.

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