Looking to take your Python code from the world of command lines and into the convenience of a GUI? Have a Raspberry Pi with a touchscreen that’s going to waste because you don’t have the time to learn a GUI SDK? Look no further, you’ve found your GUI package.
Source: PySimpleGUI (Github)
Note: Scroll down the page for instructions and sample usage. This really does seem like an easy way for Python users to add GUI interfaces to their Python scripts. The author has said in a Reddit post that “It’s based only on tkinter. Zero package dependencies. And it’s a single .py file. That means not much can go wrong.” And that it “Works in Windows, Linux, Mac. Running on my Pi board that has 3.4 installed on it.”
Previously we covered KeePassXC password manager which is also free application. Here comes another password manager called Enpass, it is free and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone and iOS.
Source: Enpass Is The Free Cross-Platform Password Manager (NoobsLab)
When you want to send an instant message to someone else that’s on the same local network as you are, whether that be another family member or a co-worker in your office, why use an offsite chat server that leaves your messages open to interception by the company running the chat server or some other third party? This software will allow you to keep your local IM’s in your local network, and for added safety it also encrypts them! Plus, it supports multiple operating systems, unlike the proprietary chat client that might have come with your computer. It’s NOT for chatting with people elsewhere on the internet; if you need to set up secure connections with offsite chat clients then you may need to set up a private Prosody IM server. But for secure IM chats with people on your local network, this looks like just the thing!
What is BeeBEEP?
BeeBEEP is an open source, peer to peer, lan messenger developed by Marco Mastroddi. You can talk and share files with all the people inside your local area network such of an office, home or internet cafe. You don’t need a server, just download, unzip and start it. Simple, fast and secure.
Free: BeeBEEP is free and always will be.
Multiple OS: there are releases for Windows, MacOSX, Linux, OS/2 and eComStation.
Easy to use: BeeBEEP is a serverless application. Download, unzip and start.
Secure: encryption based on Rijndael Algorithm (AES).
Instant Messaging: chat with all people connected, group or single user.
Groups: create your favorite group of people.
P2P: send or share your files and folders (also by drag and drop).
Offline messages: messages will be delivered to offline users when they will be online.
Message History: all messages can be saved.
Source: BeeBEEP (Secure Lan Messenger)
Windows: A Sharper Scaling is a single-purpose app that increases the size of an image while preserving an impressive amount of detail. Compared to conventional image upscaling methods, A Sharper Scaling almost pulls off a magic trick.
Source: ‘A Sharper Scaling’ Upscales Images Better Than Photoshop (Lifehacker)
If you want to set up a basic computer to run little more than a web browser, perhaps to repurpose an old slow machine, Windows is probably your first choice. That’s the case for most people. Why Windows? Because it’s been around for 30 years and everyone knows how to use it.
Source: A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously. | Gizmo’s Freeware
FFmpeg is a powerful command line tool for manipulating your media files. Here are some of the FFmpeg commands you should know for media conversions.
Source: 10 FFmpeg Commands You Should Know for Media File Conversions – Make Tech Easier
Microsoft hates it when its customers wish to install Linux or other operating systems on its PCs. A Redditor has expressed concern over his inability to install Linux on a Yoga 900 ISK2 Ultrabook
Source: Warning: Microsoft Doesn’t Want You To Install Linux On Its “Signature PCs” (Fossbytes)
100% Disk Usage is a problem that’s affected users across Windows 7, 8, and 10. Here are some of the ways to stop 100% disk usage problems in Windows.
Source: 5 Ways to Stop ‘100% Disk Usage’ Problems on Windows – Make Tech Easier (Make Tech Easier)
It can be annoying if Windows never stops installing the same update. Here is how you can stop Windows from installing the same update over and over again.
Source: Stop Windows from Installing the Same Update Over and Over – Make Tech Easier
The newly remodeled Active Hours functionality prevents automatic restarts during a defined time, after updating Windows 10.
Source: How to Use Active Hours to Prevent Automatic Restart in Windows 10 (TechNorms)