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5 Apps You’ll Love This Summer

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5 Apps You’ll Love This Summer

In the words of the classic sung by ‘Ella Fitz Gerald‘: It’s summertime and the living’ is easy.”

Thankfully with the latest new technology, its bound to be even easier. It’s no secret that this year startups, technology trends and game changing apps are launching almost daily to solve the World’s biggest problems, offer unique solutions and act as a method of change from the way we’ve been doing things for the past 100 years.

This Summer while you’re attending events, relaxing, catching up with friends and family, or even working we’ve narrowed down a five great apps that you’ll love this Summer!

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1. Snapchat

If you’re still stuck on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, you’ve been living under a rock if you’re not on Snapchat yet. Once you get the hang of it (especially, trying the various fun filters), you’ll be hooked. The platform is catching on rapidly, and is in a lane of its own when it comes to social media – since messages and stories disappear within a matter of seconds (or 24 hours) compared to other apps and social media platforms.

According to the Wall Street Journal, for a while the app was dominated by younger users, and now it’s finally catching on to older users, too.

2. Meal Pass App

You’ll love this app if you’re both: living in a busy city and a foodie. For example: living in a city such as New York or San Francisco, we’ve all had to go through waiting in a long line to grab our lunch, finding it difficult to find something good to eat or just not wanting to spend $15 on lunch.

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The newest app, Meal Pass, is hoping to change these experiences for just under $6 per/day. Other awesome Meal Pass perks includes: a variety of the best restaurants to choose from in various major cities, skipping the line and more! Get on the list now.

3. GeoZilla

Have you ever been to a music festival or crowded event and lost track of your friends? Or possibly, you’d like to know when you’re friends arrive home safely from a night out on town? If this sounds like a common dilemma the GeoZilla app is the solution. Never lose your friends at a crowded event with this free app which allows you to find the members of your circle at the exact location at any moment – without draining your battery.

In addition, it has a variety of other helpful features, including group chat and a check-in feature. Have a squad of more than 12 people? Luckily, GeoZilla Pro can support users of more than 12.

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4. Heat App

Have you and your friends ever went to an event and it was completely dead? Or, are you seeking new hot spots to hang out at this Summer? Or possibly, you’ve been out in the town when the night is still young, trying to figure out what to do or where to go next?

The Heat App will prevent you from wasting time this Summer trying to locate a fun party or worthwhile event. Know before you go with the Heat App, since this crowd sourced mobile app identifies trending locations in realtime. Thankfully, the app is already available in various cities around the World.

5. Dango

If you’re like many, you habitually use emojis, gifs or images via social media, texts, etc. The app, Dango, combines artificial intelligence to find you the perfect emojis, GIFs and stickers while messaging in any app. Apparently, you can trust Dango to come up with the best responses (quickly) to your texts. Currently, the app is only available for Android users – the app is available and can be downloaded in the Google Play store, here.

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Featured photo credit: Geozilla via geozilla.com

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Last Updated on November 25, 2021

How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

    What Does Private Browsing Do?

    When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

    For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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    The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

    The Terminal Archive

    While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

    Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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    Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

    Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

    However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

    Clearing Your Tracks

    Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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    dscacheutil -flushcache

    As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

    Other Browsers and Private Browsing

    Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

    If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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    As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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