Category Archives: Tips

  • This photo reminds me of something [or just a small hint on reverse image searches]

    Did you know that you can search but instead of text use images? This is called reverse image search and might be handful in several cases. For instance when you search for the original creator of a photo, painting, or whatever. In addition, it can also be used to check if a profile of someone contacting […]

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  • Photos, privacy and the weird EXIF data

    Did you know that whenever you take a (digital) photo your camera usually saves (in the photo) a bunch of additional private (meta-)data? Most of this can be usually found in the properties of the respective file. An example is show bellow: This is called EXIF (i.e., Exchangeable image file format; also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exchangeable_image_file_format), and can […]

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  • Reducing your beloved SPAM

    One of reason for the spam you get, are all these websites that, for no particular reason, require a registration – and thus your email. It could be a random forum where you are searching for something or whatever that “offers” “free” registration.There are two plus one ways you can avoid this: Well, firstly you […]

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  • Please, no more porn adds!

    The scenario is pretty common. I am searching for something (torrent or whatever) and I end up in a website where a gazillion of photos of naked women pop up. Except from the obvious (offensive content), in many cases these adds could also harm your computer in a multitude of ways.Well, no thanks! So this […]

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