Month: October 2016

Test Your Hearing With Just A PC And Headphones

hearing

There are quite a few sites online that claim to be able to test your hearing (or rather, your hearing loss). However, many of these are produced and maintained by companies who make or sell devices to help you hear better. So there’s a chance that the results may not be totally impartial.

Source: Test Your Hearing With Just A PC And Headphones | Gizmo’s Freeware

How to Quickly Preview Files in Ubuntu Without Opening Them

Checking out a bunch of files and folders can be a tedious process. Here is a way to quickly preview files in Ubuntu without having to open them.

Source: How to Quickly Preview Files in Ubuntu Without Opening Them – Make Tech Easier

‘A Sharper Scaling’ Upscales Images Better Than Photoshop

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)

A Clone Of Windows. Free And Open Source. Seriously.

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

[OS X] Don’t Put Tape On Your Webcam, This Free App Alerts You When Someone Hacks It

It is a known issue that a hacker access the webcam and mic on your device without your consent and awareness. You can take the help of a tape but it can’t be considered a wise solution. An ex-NSA hacker has created an anti spying tool for OS X which alerts you when an application tries to access the FaceTime camera and mic.

Source: Don’t Put Tape On Your Webcam, This Free App Alerts You When Someone Hacks It

Linuxium Releases Ubuntu Builds For Small PCs Powered By Intel

Developer Linuxium has released different Ubuntu builds for small Intel-based PCs that are based on Bay Trail and Cherry Trail SOCs. Thanks to kernel patches, the users won’t face problems in HDMI audio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. while using Linux operating systems on such device.

Source: Linuxium Releases Ubuntu Builds For Small PCs Powered By Intel (fossBytes)

Disposing Of A PC? Nuke The Drive First.

Deleting your files isn’t good enough. Not even if you empty the recycle bin afterwards. Nor is formatting the drive. There are plenty of ways to recover data in such circumstances. Instead, you need a specialist program that can wipe the entire drive by storing random data onto every part of it, multiple times.

Source: Disposing Of A PC? Nuke The Drive First. | Gizmo’s Freeware

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