Month: June 2020

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What exactly is a computer virus? How to avoid it?

We all know what computer viruses are, or we at least know a short and easy description of them.  Most people refer to them as “computer viruses, malware, and PC Infections”. But what actually defines a computer virus? A computer virus is a program that looks normal and looks like it does normal things, such …

Check if your email has been compromised for free

Everyone is worried about if their password has been compromised or not.  Many people also change their email passwords often due to the worry about their email being compromised.  Well, we have good news for you.   You can simply visit this website called HaveIBeenPwned by clicking here.  All you need to do is simply enter …

An alternative to Google Translate

Google translate is known as pretty much the world’s most popular language translator on the internet.  Many people use it every single day, and some people want an alternative to it. Fortunately, we have an alternative for you.  This is called DeepL Translator.  It has a modern interface and translates languages easily and correctly.  You …

Should I use Gitea? Why not GitHub?

Gitea or GitHub?  What’s the difference? First off, let’s show you a description of GitHub: GitHub, Inc. is a United States-based global company that provides hosting for software development version control using Git. In 2018, it became a subsidiary of Microsoft for US$7.5 billion. It offers the distributed version control and source code management functionality …

Happy Fathers Day!

Swivro wishes all of the dads out there a happy father’s day!

Google will not be the top tech company forever.

We all know Google is one of the biggest top tech company giants.  Lots of people are happy about this, and lots are not.  Google will not always be the #1 tech giant.  Let’s take a look at previous top tech companies. IBM.  IBM  was the #1 tech company in almost the whole world a few …

Ungoogled Chromium? What is it?

Chromium is the “open source” browser engine that powers lots of browsers, including Google Chrome, Vivaldi Browser, Opera Browser, and more.  We all know how Chromium tracks you, and you can see more info about that on our previous blog post, here.  There is a software on GitHub, known as Ungoogled Chrome, which is a version of Chromium, …

Ookla SpeedTest.Net vs Fast.com, which should you use?

Two of the worlds most popular internet speed test platforms are SpeedTest.Net and Fast.com Both of these platforms do what they are meant to do.  But they are certainly different. User Friendliness: Fast.com takes the win here, as all you have to do is visit the fast.com website and it immediately launches the speed test …

Google is listening to you.

Swivro has done experiments with Google Assistant on Android Phones, specifically LG, Samsung, Google Pixel, and more.  We ran a series of tests, which shows google is actively literally listening to you through your mobile devices’ microphone, and give you ads based on your literal personal conversations.  They use this as a method for directing …

An open source alternative to YouTube.

Many people do not like YouTube itself, or its interface and/or functionality.  Some issues with YouTube are the lack of privacy.  YouTube’s lack of privacy points to many different factors, such as you cannot set region-locked content, there are lots of ads, and some are inappropriate, etc. YouTube does have a bright side.  Its very …