Storing metadata in files

Aug 04, 2016

With the Python XMP Toolkit, programmers can develop applications that store metadata in files.


Security Meets Accessibility

Oct 18, 2016

Subgraph OS is designed with built-in, accessible security features and a modern desktop.


Creating the Free-Licensed Semiconductor Market

Sep 21, 2016

As many would-be open hardware manufacturers have discovered, free-licensed computer chips are nearly non-existent. However, SiFive, a recently announced startup in San Francisco, is hoping to change that with its custom chip designs.

Oh, Snap!

Restore Btrfs files at the push of a button with Snapper

Jul 01, 2016

Thanks to Btrfs snapshots, Snapper lets you restore a system to a previous state in case of failure.

Anonymous Traveler

Camouflaged operating system – Whonix

Jun 03, 2016

The Whonix desktop operating system lets you use the web without revealing your identity.


Encryption with VeraCrypt

Jun 03, 2016

The VeraCrypt encryption software comes with a handy graphical interface, and the ability to hide a container in an encrypted volume adds a unique professional feature: plausibly deniable encryption.

Long-Distance Relationship

Remote desktop applications

Jul 01, 2016

Remote desktop applications allow remote access to machines, including desktop sharing, which makes them useful assistants in both the personal and professional spheres. We look at a few candidates.

Subverting LibreOffice Impress for Better Slide Shows

Resisting the Lure of Bullet Point Presentations

Aug 24, 2016

Every hour of the work day, hundreds of presenters begin a slide show – and, as the presenters begin to drone, thousands of listeners lean back and do their best to stay awake and not look bored. Just as many users of word processors fail to learn how to use them properly, very few presenters ever learn a way to create a slide that holds an audience’s interest or conveys information successfully.

Working Remotely

AnyDesk in competition with TeamViewer

Jun 03, 2016

Remote control software is frequently used to work on remote computers and for group work. AnyDesk wants to gain a foothold in this niche with an innovative technical concept.


Automatically restore firewall filter rules

Jun 03, 2016

The Linux iptables packet filter lacks an easy way to load rules automatically after restarting a system, but you can automate this process several ways.

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