New To Mac OS? Here Are 30 of the Best Apps Available Evernote Evernote is the undisputed king of note taking apps, and for good reason. It’s simple, organized in a highly intuitive way, and syncs with just about any Web service you can imagine. Since it’s one of the most popular apps in existence, there’s a veritable boatload of browser extensions and add-ons available for it as well. Download now from: Day One 2 Journal ($30) Journals are an age-old tradition — just ask Benjamin Franklin. Purchase now from: Fantastical 2 ($50) Fantastical 2 is the only calendar app you’ll ever need, so long as you’re willing to shell out a cool $50 for it. Pixelmator ($30) Mac users have an incredibly vast selection of excellent photo editing programs, but even against thousands of competitors, Pixelmator stands out as one of the best. Pocket As the name might imply, Pocket is a tool that lets you “pocket” articles, videos, and webpages for later viewing. PDF Expert ($60) Google Reader may be dead and gone, but a proper RSS reader is still a must. Text Wrangler
How to set up your own personal home cloud storage system Storing documents on file sharing services like Dropbox and Google Drive has become a common practice online in the last five years. In that time, as people create, edit and hoard older data files, they find they are running short of the free space included with an account. With more and more people opting for either a tablet-only existence or switching from a traditional desktop computer with multiple internal drives to a laptop with a much smaller SSD drive, finding an alternate storage system is important. At a cost of between $0.05 and $0.10 per gigabyte per month for additional online storage, you can spend anywhere from $500 to $600 per year for just 1 terabyte. As you will see, a more economical solution is to own your own personal cloud hosted on your home network. Personal cloud considerations Not every solution to this problem is perfect. Router settings – Your router plays an important part in the equation as well. Home computer as a personal cloud
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Home networking explained, Part 5: Setting up a home router Editors' note: This post is part of an ongoing series. For the other parts, check out the related stories section below. It might seem like a daunting task to set up a new home router. But it doesn't have to be if you understand the most common way routers are managed: through the Web interface. The hardest part of using the Web interface is getting to it. Once you have gotten there, the rest, at least most of it, is self-explanatory. Note: Almost all home routers on the market come with an Web interface, which is a Web page from which users can view, manage, and monitor the router's settings and features. In this post, I'll talk about how you can quickly set up any router by accessing its Web interface and manage it from any connected computer or even a tablet or smartphone. Let's start with the basics. 1. A Web browser is a software application designed for retrieving, presenting, and exchanging information resources on the Internet. 2. A. B. C. 3. 1. 2. 4. 5.
17 Hacks Apple Doesn’t Want You To Know About Your iPhone Love them or hate them, you've likely had an iPhone at some point -- and if not, someone you know has one. Probably a lot of someones. And it really isn't a major surprise, what with all they are capable of handling in our day-to-day lives. Phone, email, texting, tweeting, surfing, banking, planning, photography, music...there is so much available out of the box that many of the hidden features are never discovered by most users. We've compiled a list of what we think are the most handy tips and tricks to get even more out of your iPhone -- and some of them may actually astonish you. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Advertisment 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Source : diply
Top 10 NAS Devices Unfettered File Access From Anywhere In this age of high-resolution photos and near-constant video capture, the storage space in your PCs and mobile devices fills up faster than ever. While you can certainly use an external hard drive for offloading and backing up files from your PC (and by extension, your phone), if you disconnect the hard drive and leave it in your office, you won't be able to get to those files from home, and neither will anyone else. There are ways to allow other users to access the files on your hard drive, but they may be challenging to implement, or carry security risks. Instead, consider a good network-attached storage (NAS) device. What Can You Do With a NAS? Once you decide that you need to store files on a network drive, you then need to figure out what you want to do with them in order to determine what kind of NAS you need. NAS Drives: Buying Basics Populated or Diskless? Which Drives to Use? Better Safe Than Sorry Media-Streaming Subtleties
Indie Box: Let's Bring Our Data Home The first ready-to-use personal server appliance for storing personal data and running indie web applications at home. Made for humans, not just geeks. Pre-installed indie web applications provide functionality such as calendaring, address book management, publishing, sharing, bookmarking, photo and media management and more. Indie Box One eliminates the need to entrust our personal data to big internet companies who often share and use it in ways we don't appreciate. By keeping personal data at home under our own control, Indie Box One lets us cut the cord from the ever-more invasive internet overlords and their monetization schemes and become independent citizens of the internet again. For the first time in history, individuals now produce and collect large amounts of valuable data. Unfortunately, their advertisement-driven Web 2.0 business model is increasingly at odds with our evolving expectations about the management and use of our personal data. Hardware Software Auto-administration
How to Add a Kindle DRM-Removal Plugin to calibre Update: These instructions were updated on 22 August 2013. They worked for me on that day. DRM is the bugaboo of ebooks. A few hours ago I was reading a post on Cult Of Mac. I figured I'd get as far as removing the DRM before being forced to stop. The process is minimally difficult and I'd like to share it with you. Note that these instructions are Windows only, and some details will be different between the various versions of Windows.Note that these instructions were written without the permission or participation of Kovid Goyal, the creator of calibre.These instructions are written in order to assist the average user in protecting their purchases. First Things First You need to download and install these apps on your computer. Calibre is of course the ebook library management tool. Install the apps one at a time (and set up your account with the K4PC app, if you haven't already). Apprentice Alf Got everything installed? UnZip the ZIP file you just downloaded. Yippee!
15 iPhone Tricks Apple Has Been Hiding From You The ongoing debate between Android and Apple users just got a little more complicated. While both surely have qualities that appeal to all kinds of smartphone users, Apple’s staple characteristic of being more “user-friendly” may or may not be a load of false advertising. With its almost too-simple interface, iPhones have essentially remained the same since their origination. However, with every new edition of this popular device, there also comes a few major and minor updates – many of which we may not even realize exist. Apple engineers may be patting themselves on the back for their progressive shifts in this user-friendly phone, but perhaps they should have a word with the advertising department first. 1. Cult of Mac Ever wish you could listen to your favorite sleepy-time playlist before bed without having to worry about turning off your music in the middle of the night? 2. iMore Instead of sticking to the standard vibration pattern for your text messages, create your own! 3. 4. 5.
Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive ou iCloud? 4 applis de stockage en ligne au banc d'essai | Comparatif Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive et iCloud... Le cloud, on ne parle plus que de ça! Les applications permettant de stocker ses données en ligne se font de plus en plus nombreuses et le pionnier de la catégorie, Dropbox, peut se faire des cheveux blancs devant la concurrence. Aujourd'hui, il existe une bonne dizaine de solutions, avec chacune leurs avantages et leurs inconvénients. Nous en avons retenu 4 qui nous paraissent tenir le haut du pavé: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive et iCloud. Deux problèmes se posent en effet à l'utilisateur d'aujourd'hui: le manque d'espace sur nos ordinateurs et nos smartphones et la multiplicité des copies de documents, causée par l'utilisation simultanée de nombreux dispositifs différents, fixes et mobiles. C'est pour vous y aider que nous avons sélectionné les quatre services de stockage en ligne les plus importants dans ce comparatif. Les résultats sont éloquents. Volume et limites de l'espace gratuit Dropbox: 22 GB L'espace gratuit de base est de 2 GB.
How to Share Your Wi-Fi Network with Friends, No Password Typing Required I forget the different protocals, but with multiple of them it is not simply a word. AS in a 64 bit passcode is 31(maybe 62 or soemthing) characters and are letters both caps and lowercase, numbers and a great deal of symbols, and they are generated, so ya it can be like 13ndk(sjJslwqo^1*9918jdoWlslmSnQNsB think of typing that in on your phone, when at your buddies for 10 minutes it would take you the whole 10 mins to type lol Also in addition, it is apples problem that it can not use standardised QR input info not ours.......I mean its all pretty easy to impliment code wise so there are no excuses It's your own fault for buying a gimped locked down product. Your Android-toting friends will appreciate the QR option, and nothing prevents you from writing out the password for the convenience of iOS users.
Introducing ProtonMail Bridge, email encryption for Outlook, Thunderbird, and Apple Mail Ever since the day that we first got the idea to create ProtonMail, one of the most enduring challenges has been how to do email security right while simultaneously making encrypted email easy enough to use for normal people. Since our early days working from the CERN cafeteria, we have been working tirelessly to address this specific problem. In the years since, we have made many great strides towards creating usable encrypted email, first with ProtonMail’s webmail interface and then with our award-winning iOS and Android secure email apps. However, one of our goals has always been to bring easy-to-use encrypted email to desktop. The problem is formidable. Desktop systems encompass multiple operating systems with dozens of popular email clients with their own adherents, and virtually none of them natively speak PGP, the email encryption standard upon which ProtonMail is built. Around two years ago, we created a small task force to tackle this challenge. Threat Model
Home networking explained, part 6: Keep your network secure Editors' note: This post is part of an ongoing series. For the other parts, check out the related stories section below. If you were concerned after reading CNET's recent report that most home routers can be easily hacked, I don't blame you. The study did sound ominous, but the good news is that your network is likely far less susceptible than the report suggests. Two things are vital to keeping your network safe: proper settings and prudence. Here are some router and network settings tips that will help keep your home network safe. Before I begin, note that with most routers you'll need to access the Web interface to change the settings. 1. Note that depending on the router, this password will be referred to in the Web interface as either the encryption key, the pass-key, the pre-shared key, or the passphrase. You also need to consider which industry security standards your router supports. 2. 3. Also, you should turn off the UPnP feature. 4. 5.
How to Encrypt Files and Folders in Windows 10 Encrypting a certain file or folder is probably the best way to keep it safe, so only you can access that file or folder. Microsoft developers decided not to change the way you encrypt your data in Windows 10 from how it was done in previous versions of Windows, but it won’t do any harm if we remind ourselves of how to encrypt files and folders in Windows Method 1 – Use Encrypted File Service Probably the fastest way to encrypt your files and folders in Windows 10 (and any other version of Windows since XP) is to use its built in encryption tool, called EFS (Encrypted File Service). But before we show you how to encrypt your files with EFS, we have to warn you that you’ll be able to access the encrypted file only with the login of the account you encrypted the file with. Now we can get to work. Click OK and close Properties windowApply changes to the folder, subfolders and files when prompted That’s that, your folder is now encrypted and its text is shown in green color. Click OK