Sharing your laptop's Internet connection isn't hard, but you need two network cards to do it. If your laptop only has a single wireless card, add a second wireless adapter to turn your laptop into a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Encryption is hard. When NSA leaker Edward Snowden wanted to communicate with journalist Glenn Greenwald via encrypted email, Greenwald couldn’t figure out the venerable crypto program PGP even after Snowden made a 12-minute tutorial video. Nadim Kobeissi wants to bulldoze that steep learning curve.
Recently, we had a guest post on why you should never have more than nine browser tabs open, and it was quite controversial—even among some of us on staff. So, here's our counterpoint: it's okay to have a ton of tabs open, you just need a few tricks to keep them all organized.
A pen that combines an RGB sensor and a five-color ink cartridge allows artists to match any pigment they can see. The pen is known as Scribble, and it's not yet available for sale. However, if you can't wait to get your hands on it, and the $150 pricetag does not deter you, you can sign up to an alert (and be encouraged to contribute to their Kickstarter campaign).
If you're not a frequent flyer then you might never have used Airplane mode on your phone or tablet; and thanks to the FAA relaxing restrictions on personal electronics it's a feature that may not be around for much longer. There's more to Airplane mode than flight safety, though. Here are three scenarios where the feature can prove useful.
There used to be a time that the price you paid for a flight was the published cost. Those were indeed the days. With hidden fees on each airline, that ticket price is just the beginning, so it's good to know the fees in advance when comparing airline prices.
When the Apple iPad debuted, many observers fretted that it was better suited for consumption than creation. The Awl dismissed the device as “post-literate” and declared it was “designed to encourage you not to create at all.” Toshiba’s CEO agreed. I personally recall hashing out this notion as a guest...
LockDox is a good file service for sending users large files quickly and simply while retaining control over what the recipient can do with them. A few odd quirks aside, it is a good way to make sure your data stays secure.