Sonarr: An App That Downloads TV Shows Automatically

Sonarr is a free app that allows you to automatically download TV shows from around the world. This is a reliable application that runs as a service on your machine. The user interface has a slight learning curve, but once Sonarr is set up correctly, you will not need to use the interface that often. To use Sonarr, you select …

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Tips and Rumors About Avoiding The Chinese Firewall

I’ve collected these tips and rumors about the Chinese Great Firewall. A few things to remember overall: Servers in Japan and the U.S. are most frequently blocked, Hong Kong is blocked less, and servers in Canada, Europe and Russia are almost never blocked Firewall restrictions vary from region to region in China Some restrictions vary from carrier to carrier, and …

Brave: A Privacy-Respecting Browser

Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software Inc. I am now recommending the Brave browser as a viable alternative to the Firefox browser. This is because the latest version of Brave supports Chrome extensions. Extension support is an important feature is any modern browser. Brave include these built-in privacy features: ad blocking tracker blocking browser …

Tresorit: Cloud File Storage With End-To-End Encryption

Tresorit is a new encrypted cloud stroage provider, based in Switzerland. I’ve been testing their service for a few months, and it has performed well. Tresorit works in a familar Dropbox-type fashion. However, the difference is that Tresorit encrypts your files before they are uploaded to the cloud. This is what is called “end-to-end encryption”. It means your files are …

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Bitwarden: A Faster Alternative To Lastpass

Bitwarden is now my recommended password manager. This free, open source application is a replacement for properitary password managers like Lastpass and 1Password.