Month: October 2014

Link: Spotlight: Privacy Advocates Furious As Apple Feature Siphons Off Location Data of Yosemite And iOS 8 Users

The privacy world is peeved at Apple again. It’s emerged that anyone who uses the Spotlight feature in either Mac OS X Yosemite or iOS 8 will have their location and search data passed to Apple servers. The same data will also be sent to Microsoft …..

Full article here:
Spotlight: Privacy Advocates Furious As Apple Feature Siphons Off Location Data of Yosemite And iOS 8 Users (Forbes)
Related:
Apple’s Mac computers can automatically collect your location information (Washington Post)
How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searches (Wired)
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Link: Google Drive No Longer Offers Web Hosting [Workaround]

….. Google has recently upgraded the Google Drive interface for everyone and, according to the support page, the web hosting feature is no longer available in the new Google Drive. You can still create public folders inside Drive but the option to publish that folder as a website is gone.

The good news however is that is still very much possible to host sites on Google Drive through Google Scripts without you having to write a single line of code. Here are the steps involved:

Full article here:
Google Drive No Longer Offers Web Hosting [Workaround] (Digital Inspiration)

Link: How to Set Up a Local Web Server on Windows, Mac, and Linux

When developing a website, a web designer needs to be able to see his webpages the same way the end user would. Sometimes simply clicking on and viewing your HTML files in the web browser is enough, but if you want to test dynamic content, you will need to set up a local web server. Doing this is quite simple and can easily be accomplished on Windows, Mac, and Linux. There are many types of web servers available, but we will be using Apache as it is the most common server around, very easy to set up, and compatible with all major operating systems.

Full article here:
How to Set Up a Local Web Server on Windows, Mac, and Linux (Make Tech Easier)

Link: Alien’s Bash Tutorial

First you probably need to read a UNIX command bible to really understand this tutorial, but I will try to make it as clear as possible, there is about 100-150 UNIX commands explained later in this tutorial.

You are to have some UNIX experience before starting on this tutorial, so if you feel that you have UNIX/Linux experience feel free to start to learn here.

What I included here is general shell scripting, most common other things and some UNIX commands.

Full article here:
Alien’s Bash Tutorial (subsignal.org)

Link: How to remember ./configure script arguments a year later

Here’s a typical scenario – you install software from source, spend an hour figuring out the configure options ….. A year passes by, a new software version has come out, and you want to upgrade. ….. However you’ve forgotten what the configure flags were…..

Full article here:
How to remember ./configure script arguments a year later (good coders code, great reuse)

Link: How to Remove Old and Useless Drivers in Windows 8

For every device you have in your Windows PC, you will need a driver for that device to work properly. The problem with this is that as the time passes, your Windows machine will be bogged down with lots of unnecessary and old drivers which eventually may be a cause for odd behaviour in your computer. When I say odd behaviour, I’m talking about things like devices not working properly, driver clashes, slowing down your Windows machine, frequent freezing, crashes, etc. To be precise, it will be a pain in the neck to deal with driver-related problems.

Full article here:
How to Remove Old and Useless Drivers in Windows 8 (Make Tech Easier)

Link: How to Control Your Linux System Just with Your Head and a Webcam

Controlling the operating system without a mouse and keyboard might sound difficult, but it’s actually easier than you think. All you need is a webcam and the Enable Viacam free application.

Full article here:
How to Control Your Linux System Just with Your Head and a Webcam (Softpedia)

Link: How To Install FFmpeg 2.4.2 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, FFmpeg is a popular multimedia framework, that enables the users to easily ncode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play audio and video content.

Also worth mentioning, FFmpeg provides the ffmpeg  tool for converting multimedia files, the ffserver streaming tool, the ffplay media player based on SDL and ffmpeg libraries and the ffprobe multimedia stream analyzer.

Full article here:
How To Install FFmpeg 2.4.2 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 And Derivatives (LinuxG.net)

Link: LFCS: How to use GNU ‘sed’ Command [and other commands] to Create, Edit, and Manipulate files in Linux – Part 1

A Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator (LFCS) has the expertise to do basic to intermediate system administration from the command-line for systems running Linux. Linux Foundation Certified System Administrators are knowledgeable in the operational support of Linux systems and services. They are responsible for first line troubleshooting and analysis, and choose when to raise issues to engineering teams.

The series will be titled Preparation for the LFCS (Linux Foundation Certified Sysadmin) Parts 1 through 10 and cover the following topics for Ubuntu, CentOS, and openSUSE:

Part 1: How to use GNU ‘sed’ Command to Create, Edit, and Manipulate files in Linux

Note: This article also touches on the use of several other commands used for processing text streams in Linux, such as uniq, sort, grep, tr, and cut.

Full article here:
LFCS: How to use GNU ‘sed’ Command to Create, Edit, and Manipulate files in Linux – Part 1 (Tecmint)

Link: Ripping DVD with Handbrake on Linux

Physical media is cumbersome.
If you own a lot of DVDs, Blueray discs, VHS, or, gasp!, Discovision (circa 1978), you know how ugly it looks stored in your living room by your entertainment system. Digital media is hot for its portability between devices. Ripping DVDs is a fairly simple process and there are lots of guides around that show how to install and rip movie DVDs using Handbrake. But what about those multi-movie DVDs or DVDs with multiple episodes of a television show? Handbrake can rip those too and the process is fairly simple.

Full article here:
Ripping DVD with Handbrake on Linux (Linuxaria)

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