Create VLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router with isolation

The TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router has an Atheros Chip. Due to this, it is not easy to set up VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) on it. Below explains how this can be done with the kind of problem that was overcome. Problem: I had a guest computer on my home wireless network that kept sending … Continue reading Create VLAN on TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router with isolation

How to remove linkedin android app imported contacts from linkedin site

Linkedin is a very good tool for networking. It can be used by logging into Linkedin or you can also use their mobile app for Android. When I installed the Android app, the first thing it likes to do is to grab all my Android phone address book contact list and dump it to the … Continue reading How to remove linkedin android app imported contacts from linkedin site

Disable Google Chrome and install Opera Browser on Sony Xperia

There are times when we need more privacy. Fortunately for users of Sony Xperia phones, it is possible to Disable pre-installed stock applications in Settings -> Apps -> Running -> Google Chrome and press on the Disable button. Next you can install the Opera Browser from the Google Play Store. Do not choose the Opera … Continue reading Disable Google Chrome and install Opera Browser on Sony Xperia

Import and Export Contacts as VCF files between Evolution and Android phone

With the Android phone, synchronization of contacts information between the phone and a PC, needs to be done via the Internet through Google contacts. Many of us would be uncomfortable providing the contact details of other people to some server on the Internet. There have been instances where some people have told me that they … Continue reading Import and Export Contacts as VCF files between Evolution and Android phone

Sync Android Phone Contacts with Thunderbird on local computer without using Google Contacts

With the Android phone, I was surprised to find that any synchronization of contacts information between the phone and a PC, needs to be done via the Internet through Google contacts. Many of us would be uncomfortable providing the contact details of other people to some server on the Internet. There have been instances where … Continue reading Sync Android Phone Contacts with Thunderbird on local computer without using Google Contacts

Remove zeitgeist if you believe it intrudes on your privacy

Ubuntu ships with a software called zeitgeist. It's objective is to collect information on your usage, applications and pass that on for so-called improvements to user experiences when using Ubuntu. Unfortunately, it is also prevalent on Linux Mint, Gnome 3, and other distributions and it gets automatically installed. You can disable it in System Settings … Continue reading Remove zeitgeist if you believe it intrudes on your privacy

Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux

Your Ubuntu computer connects without your knowledge to some unknown servers. These servers are intended to enable the unity lens applications like music, video, music-store. To get rid of some of these services, you should remove unwanted lenses, using the below commands in a terminal window: $ sudo apt-get purge unity-lens-music unity-lens-video unity-lens-files unity-lens-musicstore <enter> … Continue reading Disable video, music, file lenses in Ubuntu 12.04 Linux