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How To : The 4 Best Phones for Privacy & Security

Smartphones are inherently bad for privacy. You've basically got a tracking device in your pocket, pinging off cell towers and locking onto GPS satellites. All the while, the handset's data connection ensures that tracking cookies, advertising IDs, and usage stats follow you a ...more

How To : Root Your LG G3 (Any Carrier Variant)

The world of root is upon us, folks. While the LG G3 has be available for purchase for a couple of months now, rooting had been a shaky subject. International and T-Mobile variants enjoyed root from day one, while various security patches left the AT&T and Verizon Wireless var ...more

News : 24 Cool New Features in iOS 11.3 for iPhone

While iOS 11.3 doesn't have as many new features as iOS 11.2, there's still a lot to love about Apple's latest update for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, even if some of the best features we were expecting didn't make the cut. Apple released the iOS 11.3 beta on Jan. 24, and ju ...more

Hack Like a Pro : How to Hack the Shellshock Vulnerability

Welcome back, my hacker novitiates! Every so often, a MAJOR vulnerability appears that makes millions of systems vulnerable to attack. The most recent, named Shellshock, basically leaves every Mac OS X, Linux, and UNIX system on the planet vulnerable. As nearly two-thirds of ...more

How To : Unlock any iPhone with a simple lock screen hack

Learn how to replicate the much-publicized iPhone lock-screen hack (before Apple patches it)! This hacker's how-to will teach you everything you need to know. For complete instructions, including a detailed, step-by-step overview, and to get started unlocking your friends iPho ...more

How To : These 9 Tips Make Gaming on Your Mac Not Suck

When most people think of "gaming computers," they're probably thinking of Windows-based PCs. They offer a huge variety of devices with better equipped software and hardware for a cheaper price, and there are more available games than there are for OS X-based systems. But tha ...more

How To : Cut your own hair to save money

I was about to cut my hair, as I do about once/month or so, and figured I’d share some of my techniques. Cutting my own hair for roughly the last 10 years now has saved me time, lots of time, money, lots of money, and is way more custom. I have run into issues of bald patches ...more

News : The 7 Best Weather Apps for Android & iPhone

Checking the weather ranks among the most mundane but essential tasks you can do on your smartphone. Thankfully, both the iOS App Store and Google Play are loaded with weather apps that add some much needed spice to this daily routine, giving you less of a reason to be caught ...more

How To : Get Packet Injection Capable Drivers in Linux

In this Null Byte, we are going to be installing Packet Injection capable drivers in Linux. These are the open-source drivers required to sniff wireless traffic, inject packets to crack a wireless access point, and go into "monitor-mode". These drivers are superior because the ...more

How To : Make your own fabric appliques or patches

Applique is fabric cut in a fun shape that is applied like a patch, directly onto the fabric. This tutorial shows you how you can use fun woven print fabrics and fusible interfacing to create your own appliques and patches for your projects.

News : 10 Ways iOS Beats Android

I've been an Android user almost as long as the operating system has existed, so when I received my first iPhone in April, I felt like I was in a foreign land. Sure, it runs most of the apps I'm used to, and the phone itself feels about the same in my hand as any similarly-siz ...more

Apple vs. LG : How Does the iPhone X Compare to the LG V30?

The highly anticipated iPhone X is finally up for preorder, and it's been almost as exciting as we expected. With the dual cameras, bezel-less display, and high-tech facial recognition, there's almost nothing on the iPhone X that won't be liked. But around the same time as the ...more

How To : Get Sense 6 from the HTC One M8 on Your Nexus 5

We Nexus users are fairly spoiled. There's a ton of third-party development for our phones, which translates to a virtually endless stream of custom ROMs being made available to us. When HTC updated its flagship phone earlier this year to the HTC One M8, they also improved th ...more

How To : Sew 3D faux cathedral window quilt blocks

Watch this instructional quilting video to sew three dimensional faux cathedral window quilting blocks. These easy to make blocks add great accents to any quilt. The cathedral window quilting block is actually made up of four smaller patches with another square sewn inside. Th ...more

How To : The Right Way to Clean Your Dirty Phone or Tablet

I record close-cropped videos and take macro still shots with my smartphones on a daily basis, so as you would expect, I spend a lot of time cleaning these devices. Over the course of a couple years, I've fine-tuned my cleaning regimen, and at this point, it's down to a near-s ...more

How To : Cure your lawn of brown spots

Do you have brown spots on your lawn? There are several reasons you might have bald or brown patches in your grass. Diagnose and cure those dry patches of grass with this how to video. You can have a green, healthy lawn with the tips found in this tutorial.

How To : Root the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL & Install Magisk

Despite concerns with SafetyNet, Google actually cares about root. Every phone they sell has an unlockable bootloader, so you can toggle a setting and send a Fastboot command, then start flashing custom firmware right away. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL continue this tradition, a ...more

How To : Install Quartz Composer on Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard

This is a very basic introductory video that teaches you how to successfully install Quartz Composer on your MAC OSX 10.5 Leopard. Quartz Composer is a node-based graphical data software that uses visual programming language. Built exclusively for use on the MAC OSX, it's a ha ...more

News : Get High Without Taking Drugs

I recently went to see a friend's group show at the San Antonio Museum of Art, Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s (it's a great show- if there are any Texans reading right now, don't miss it. It's up until August). A couple of mind bending op art paintings ...more

News : Samsung Is Still Awful at Flagship Updates

In the Android community, Samsung's slow updates have long been the accepted norm. With the Note 8's recent Android Oreo update, Samsung completed annual version updates to their 2017 flagship lineup. Now is a great time to look back on how Samsung has fared with updates over ...more

News : Canon 7D's Firmware Update v1.2.1: 4/17/10

Canon EOS 7D Firmware Update v1.2.1 Canon's updated the 7D firmware. First time since the November 2009 patches. The biggest fix looks like it's for "a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode." Download from ...more

How To : Use Social Engineering to Hack Computers

Today I am going to teach the various ways that you can use social engineering to hack a system. For those of you that have followed my past tutorials, you know that social engineering can unlock a world of possibilities. This is because no matter how many firewalls, no matter ...more

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