How To Combine Multiple Usenet Providers

If you’d like more complete access to the files and articles on Usenet, I suggest using multiple Usenet providers from different Usenet backbones.

Using NZBHydra2 To Combine Multiple Usenet Indexes

NZBHydra2 is an open-source program that allows you to combine Usenet indexes. You can search all your indexes from one place and use it as an indexer source for tools like Sonarr. NZBHydra2 requires Java Runtime Environment or OpenJDK. Major features: Searches Anizb, BinSearch, NZBIndex and any newznab compatible indexers Merges all results, filters them by a number of configurable …

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How To Use A Disposable Email Address (For Signing Up To New Services)

These days, many companies ask for your email address. Often you end up with spam in your inbox, or, worse still your email is sold to various other mailing lists. It makes sense to use a disposable email address, at least until you trust a company enough to give them your real address. I recommend these free disposable mail services: …

Three Essential Encrypted Cloud Services

Bitwarden + pCloud + Fastmail. This is is my recommended combination of cloud providers. These private clouds are secure enough for most use cases.

Streisand Makes Installing Your Own VPN Easier

One of the easiest way to install your own VPN is to use a piece of free software called Streisand. It is a remarkable open-source project that allows you to set-up and deploy your own VPN server with the minimum possible fuss.

Ivacy: A VPN Provider Based In Singapore

Ivacy is a VPN provider founded in 2007 and based in Singapore. This provider is active on social media and readily responds to support questions (via email, live chat and a ticketing system).

How To Install Free Ad-Blocking Using AdGuard DNS

AdGuard DNS is a free Domain Name System service provided the AdGuard company. You can use this DNS service to block advertising and trackers. It works like this: when a website sends a request to an ad network, the DNS sends back a “null” response. For example, when a web page looks up the domain name “ads.facebook.com” the DNS will …

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How To Run a VPN & Ad-Blocker On a Router

Why Run A VPN On Your Router? Using a VPN at the router level makes a lot of sense. It is a convenient way to make all your network connections private and encrypted. Every device that connects to your network will be able to access the VPN — there is no need to install a VPN application on each device. …

pCloud: A Cloud Provider That Offers Encrypted And Non-Encrypted Folders

pCloud is a secure cloud provider. The name is a bit unfortunate, but I’ve found their service to be reliable and well designed. pCloud is the first cloud storage provider to offer both encrypted and non-encrypted folders in the same account. The company explains why this makes sense: Although at first thought it is the most natural approach to just …