November 2021

Camera App for Pixel4a from GrapheneOS

I was unhappy with OpenCamera and the Stock camera app that comes with lineagos. It takes forever to focus the first picture if you open the camera app. I tried many settings, also the camera2api but nothing really fullfilled my expectations. On twitter I found out about GrapheneOS and that the guys are working on a camera app for Pixel Phones: https://github.com/GrapheneOS/platform_external_Camera/blob/12/prebuilt/Camera.apk I installed it and its really snappy. Let’s see how it turns out in the long run. Btw: I am not quite sure what to think about GrapheneOS: It seems like the most secure Android available atm but...

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open source password safe “Bitwarden”

Bitwarden is an open source passwordsafe software similar to KeepassX, but with a huge difference: It is based on a webserver which stores and manages the passwords (and notes as creditcard info and identities) centrally. So the data can be synchronized end2end-encrypted easily throughout different plattforms like desktops, notebooks, tablets and smartphones. Bitwarden can be used as a cloud service run by bitwarden or, as in my case, installed on premise in your own environment. It provides saving and organizing of sensitive data/passwords/texts Multifactor authentication with app or token sharing of passwords in organizations propose safe passwords through password generator...

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