Apple has already shut down the ransomware found in the Transmission torrent client. You can easily prevent this from happening to you in the future by adding a Hazel rule to your downloads folder, which will automatically determine the checksum, so you can compare it with the one the legitimate file has.
It’s already easy to block ads network-wide with the Pi-hole on a Raspberry Pi, but now you can do it for even less money by running it on a C.H.I.P. microcomputer, which you can buy for $9. There is a little bit of manual work to get it on the network since it doesn’t come with an Ethernet port. […]
You can create your own icons to replace the Dropbox badges that appear that the bottom-right of folders in your Dropbox. All you need is an image editor and an app to convert images to icons.
The GameStick I had high hopes when I backed the GameStick Kickstarter project. After finally receiving mine, it was underwhelming. The UI was slow and sluggish, there were not many games, and the controller had considerable lag. Many of the issues were fixed, but you can turn your LGameStick into an old school emulator. You […]
This may work for other devices, but the one I used was a NEC DT700 (original PDF instructions). I have seen these models in several different workplaces. The process can probably be adapted for other phones, too.
While helping friends and family with their computers, I often need to download an app they don’t have or update it to the latest version–something I don’t really want to spend my time doing. This is definitely a first-world annoyance for me, but I always have fun making the computer do my laborious tasks for me, which […]
Yes, a DNSthingy (the consumer-facing name is Netbender). It’s an (ASUS) router running some custom firmware (based on asuswrt-merlin) that does cool stuff using DNS, such as: blocking ads blocking malware, phishing, and tracking virtual relocation for viewing different content via streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora speeding up downloads speeding up general Internet browsing […]
Ever since I discovered Dropbox, I felt weighed down by the clutter of physical documents. I use it for all of my digital documents. After a while, physical documents and pieces of paper began to get on my nerves. It was much easier to have searchable PDFs that I could access anywhere. To that end, […]
Create animated GIFs from the OS X Finder in just seconds. It only takes a few minutes to set up and will give you a “native” feeling without the need to install any additional software. Plus, you never need to open an app to create the GIF, you can just highlight files > right-click > Make Animated […]
Do you need a Website set up right meow? Using netcat (nc), you can use your Mac to instantly set up a Webpage without configuring a Web server. This could be used to quickly share files via a Web browser (by creating a hyperlink with file:///some/filepath/), or it could be used as a temporary Website while maintenance […]