Apple shares your voice with 3rd parties

Apple is one of the worst companies when it comes to user privacy. They share everything, including your voice. You think that talking to Siri is personal and safe but it is not. The company admitted that they share audio collected by Siri to 3rd party companies (yes, more than one) and they do it for at least two years. Even if you trust Apple with your privacy, I can’t even imagine what you asked Siri about, can you really trust every 3rd party company and their employees? I don’t think so. If you believe that whatever you said to Siri isn’t confidential then think also about every email or sms you sent by using your voice (speech-to-text).

Led zeppelin cover by kids

Kids from Louisville Leopard Percussionists, a non-profit organization, learn music and gain proficiency to an instrument. In the following video you can see the children playing Led Zeppelin. When I came across this video, it made me smile. I was part of an orchestra when I was at school but we never played songs that cool. In addition, kids have memorized the entire song, at least I haven’t noticed any papers/screens which makes it even more impressive. Nice choice and keep rocking!

Theme changed

After few recommendations, theme is finally changed to a child theme of Spacious. It is very light and responsive which makes it ideal for mobile devices. Also, I have decided to go with a dark theme this time. Slider with the applications is removed but I will add them as links to the sidebar by the end of the day. Website is tested also by Google bots and they found it mobile friendly. If you have any comments on how it can be improved let me know. Enjoy the refreshed website.

5G connections with 1Tbps

News from university of Surrey spread very fast when security researches achieved a 1Tbps wireless connection with 5G. 5G is the next generation of mobile communication technology and it looks very promising. It is faster, more cost-effective and more energy-efficient than the previous technologies. 5G is expected to be offered by 2020 which is 5 years from now and we can’t wait to use it. I know that we will not have 1Tbps connection in our smart phones but anyway we don’t have that even now with wired connections. Imagine being able to download 100 movies in 3 seconds wirelessly, this is the speed recorded by the 5GIC.

New theme wanted

The story goes like this, every couple of years I am getting tired of watching the same theme and I change it. This time I am looking for a new, lite and responsive theme. Please leave a comment with your recommendation and I will choose one of those to be the next theme of this website for the next 1-2 years. Previous time you were very helpful and I hope you will be again. Thank you in advance, the change will happen this weekend so hurry up!

Splinter Cell Blacklist Trainer

I just finished Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist. I have to admit that my favorite style is Panther. Ghost is all about letting them live and not harm anyone but I play the game because I like to kill AI! Assault is very messy and noisy so Panther is somewhere in the middle, kill but silently. Anyway, some of the missions were very difficult/time consuming so I used a trainer. I don’t feel bad because it didn’t spoil it for me and still enjoyed the game very much. I was using mostly the option to freeze enemies movement in some difficult missions where it was forcing me to play with ghost style. The trainer is very good and it is working on all versions from 1.0 to 1.0.3 without problems. The best part is that you can enable and disable the cheats with the press of a button. I used it, it helped me so I share it, as simple as that.

Assassin’s Creed Unity – How to pass Bellec fight

First of all I want to mention that I like Assassin’s Creed series very much. I was very disappointed when the crashes started, the plethora of glitches and bugs on every corner of the game made me mad. One of the most annoying bugs was that I couldn’t pass the Bellec fight. I was pressing E button like a madman with no result. This specific problem exists even after patch 4 and not only on PC but on multiple platforms. It seems that there is a bug and key strokes are not synced well. After several attempts I decided to search online for a solution, it took me a while but I finally did.

Dell accepts Bitcoin payments

Dell, one of the biggest companies in the PC market is now accepting Bitcoin, the most known crypto-currency in the world. This made possible after partnership with Coinbase. Any purchase from Dell’s website can use also Bitcoin as payment option. Dell wanted to give this flexibility to their customers. My guess is that in few years Bitcoin will be the first payment option in all online stores. After some drops to the price of Bitcoin which is predictable because more and more companies accept Bitcoin but they convert it immediately to dollars which drives the price down

Microsoft accepts Bitcoin

I delayed a month to post this. Microsoft started accepting Bitcoin payments to allow their customers to buy games, software and videos with the crypto-currency. After partnership with BitPay now Microsoft customers can add money to their Microsoft account . After that they can buy any digital goods Microsoft offers. That gives Microsoft customers another way to purchase what they want and Bitcoin owners another option to where to spend their coins.

Website statistics

Analytics is something you can see on a variety of websites but from time to time I get an email asking about the visitors of the site. In order to avoid some of them and make publicly available for everyone the origin of the visitors, I created a table from Google analytics. This table contains the countries and the percentage of the visitors from each of them for the last 30 days. The numbers change almost every month, few months ago France and Italy were higher in the list. I will post updates once per year in order to have somewhere historically the statistics.