Your Google location history on a map

Are you worried about the privacy of your location history leaking from your mobile / cell phone or wifi usage. Does it bother you that Google can track where you are and when you were there? Do you want to know what Google has stored about you?

A lesser known feature of Google’s know-everything-about-you is the location history tool. Not only can you filter by date ranges, but it also tracks your total distance traveled.

My location history is switched off. I find it rather intrusive. I also have the feature switched off on my Google Nexus 4, even though it degrades the Google Now feature quite significantly. The NSA ruined this kind of innovative feature if you ask me.


Photo credit: these birds are watching by José Pedro Costa

f.lux – a screen monitor brightness gadget that works automatically based on the sun

Ever notice how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow?

Or wake up ready to write down the Next Great Idea, and get blinded by your computer screen?

During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun.

f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computers display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

It’s even possible that you’re staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.

f.lux makes your computer screen look like the room you’re in, all the time. When the sun sets, it makes your computer look like your indoor lights. In the morning, it makes things look like sunlight again.

Tell f.lux what kind of lighting you have, and where you live. Then forget about it. f.lux will do the rest, automatically.

via f.lux: software to make your life better.

For anyone working in low light, f.lux is an absolute must. Saving me from my migraines one day at a time.