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Being a systems administrator and programmer means you need to be prepared for just about anything on a whim. Reader Scott Buffington shares his bag with us, which includes everything he needs to do his job (and live his life) all in one place.
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You probably know about the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, which lets you see how a given web page looked at different points in the past. The algorithm used to archive pages, however, is somewhat random.
Introduction Are you tired of sending large files by zipping or splitting them in small parts? Have you worried about the privacy of your personal and confidential documents while sending them to anyone of your family members or colleagues?
Most of us know spam when we see it, but seeing a strange email from a friend—or worse, from ourselves—in our inbox is pretty disconcerting. If you've seen an email that looks like it's from a friend, it doesn't mean they've been hacked.
Chrome/Firefox/iOS/Outlook (Others Soon): Email encryption isn't difficult , but it hasn't caught on with everyday users. Virtru wants to change that. The service offers encryption, message tracking, and the option to recall sent messages.
Facebook doesn't automatically show you all the content shared by your liked pages or even friends, and recently Facebook page owners have been experiencing extreme declines in audience reach .
The built-in PDF viewers in the Chrome web browser and Mozilla Firefox are convenient because you don't need to install another program to view PDFs. However, if you prefer using an external PDF reader , you can disable the built-in browser viewers.
After the recent Heartbleed bug scare, some of you may want to go and delete those dormant accounts you never use any more.
Clonezilla Live, a Linux distribution based on DRBL, Partclone, and udpcast that allows users to do bare metal backup and recovery, has just reached version 2.2.2-35 and it’s now ready for testing.
Android: Floating apps are one of the neatest features of Android . Hover Browser is the latest in a series of app that allow you to perform tasks while working on other things in the background. Read more...
As you may have heard, DynDNS is shutting down its free plans , which is a bit of a bummer. Still, they're not the only option if you need a hostname to use to access your home computers from anywhere, and you don't want to spend money for it.
Do you need to know about a new product release the minute it happens? Are you watching Amazon price changes like a hawk? Is your
You all know what IP addresses are, right? How they are assigned to devices on a network to represent them. They are assigned by DHCP servers and the change frequently. Now there are two kinds of IP’s.
A couple of weeks ago, the European Court of Justice completely changed things for those who wanted to hide some piece of their past from Google searches.
Most of us use services like Gmail, Feedly, and Instapaper to get through the day—but that means giving up privacy and locking into a service you don't control.
Some smart Web apps can do things you want if you just send them an email. Be it creating a Web page, setting up a reminder, or even adding a book to your Kindle, there are plenty of tasks possible with just an email.
Read it later apps like Pocket and Instapaper are great, but in order to use them you're at the whim of those app designers. If you'd prefer to host your own similar service, Wallabag does just that. Read more...
Your router is the first line of defense against hackers trying to access all the internet-connected devices in your home. Sadly, many of the top Wi-Fi routers are easy to hack.
If Firefox has been feeling sluggish for you lately, you might be able to cut down on some of those UI hangs with an about:config tweak. Read more...
Getting crappy Wi-Fi reception on one side of your house? This video details a number of ways to boost your reception, both simple and complex—in only 5 minutes. Read more...
The FreedomBox Project is a community project to develop, design and promote personal servers running free software for private, personal, communications.
Usenet is a great resource for lots of things , and we've talked about a number of great apps to use to get the most out of Usenet. Tretflix is a custom, ready-to-install operating system that wraps them all up into an easy-to-use package.
Chrome is the most popular browser around, but even with its large extension library, one size does not fit all.
Have you ever came across something exclusive and limited you wanted to buy online but missed the opportunity by minutes because you were away? Maybe you’re someone who has a need to be updated with the latest gaming news, but you other responsibilities are stopping you from camping on the ... Continue reading »
A VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, is a great tool to protect your privacy and security while you use the internet .