CategoryTechnology

Changing Wifi network priority in Windows 10

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The Windows 10 control panel is a mess. It is difficult enough to find a list of known Wifi networks, and when you do, there’s no graphical way to change their priorities. Whatever network you created first seems to stick to the top. But there is a way to change the preferred order of networks using Command Prompt, making your Windows 10 computer prioritize the networks you wish to use...

Privacy-conscious DNS servers

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While it’s incredibly convenient to use Google’s 8.8.8.8 DNS server, they log your IP address for 48 hours and analyse usage data, storing some information permanently. As Google is basically an ad agency and collets a lot of information about people using their other services, it’s good to have some alternatives. Easy instructions on how to change your DNS servers can be found, for example, on...

Remote battery status with Zooper Widget and Tasker

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I have a plethora of gadgets scattered around my home and office, and they all need periodic charging. I decided to try out some of the functions of Tasker, AutoRemote and Zooper to get (close to) real-time information on the battery status of my devices. Here’s how I went about it. …this will be a long one… Required apps Tasker ($2.99) is why I love Android. It allows me to automate everything...

GitHub vs Bitbucket

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Where should I host my source code? Two of the most prominent project hosts are GitHub and BitBucket. GitHub has a larger community, with heavy emphasis on open-source, but Bitbucket also has its fans, especially for closed-source projects. Here’s a quick comparison of their feature sets. Revision control support GitHub only supports Git as a revision control tool. Butbucket allows you to use Git...