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How To : Install Kodi on Your iPhone Without Jailbreaking

Kodi, formerly known as XBMC, is one of the most versatile media players available. With it, you can play virtually any internet and media file in a large variety of formats, and it can be used on practically every single operating system out there, including iOS 10. Kodi, an ...more

How To : Create a Custom Arch Linux Distro

Having a custom Linux distro can be the coolest thing ever. Most of you will probably be satisfied with any particular Linux distribution, but I know I'm not the only one out there who wants it to have custom configurations and programs preloaded while leaving the bloatware be ...more

How To : Use GIMP to add a fake lip piercing to a photo

GIMP is the free alternative to Photoshop, and many of the things that you can do in Photoshop, you can also do in this open source software. Want to see how you'd look with a lip piercing, or want to touch up a photo and add one where there isn't? This tutorial shows you how ...more

News : Spy With Google Street View

Need to find some directions? No problem, use Google Maps. Want to find some spy photos of yourself? No problem, use Google Street View. Beginning in 2007, hordes of Google hybrid electric vehicles have stormed the streets, each equipped with multiple cameras attached to a la ...more

How To : Filter noise from an audio clip with Audacity

New to Audacity? Audacity is a free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. This video tutorial will show you how to filter noise from an audio clip with Audacity. Removin ...more

How To : Get Free Windows Software Daily

When you look up the word free in the dictionary, you'll find a lot of definitions, but in the days of digital dependency and a falling economy, free only means one thing—expensive stuff for nothing. And if you own a Windows computer, one of the best sites to get free software ...more

How To : Safely Share Files Online

Okay, stop me if you've heard this one. You have a document that you want your co-workers' advice on. You attach said document onto a mass email. The first reply comes back with an edited version of the document. You begin to make changes, but another email comes in, with yet ...more

How To : Set up your own Mythbox

Luckily, a Mythbox won't get you into nearly as much trouble as Pandora's Box if opened and used. That's because Mythbox is an open source software that allows you to run Myth TV, which is a free way to turn your TV into a PC. You get a much larger interface as well as cool op ...more

News : Make Apps for HoloLens in JavaScript with HoloJS

A new repository appeared in Microsoft's GitHub account a few months ago for a project called HoloJS. For those JavaScript developers out there that have been wanting to make HoloLens apps, this one's for you. Microsoft has been surprising the development world recently by fu ...more

How To : Use tile clones in Inkscape

This open source software tutorial shows you how to use the tile clone tools in Inkscape. The tile clone tool allows you to create the first few tiles and then clone them to create an entire grid or fill a specific area with the tiled pattern. Check out this Inkscape tutorial ...more

How To : Put text on a circle in Inkscape

This open source software tutorial shows you how to put text around a circle in Inkscape. This is similar to having text follow a path, but you have the text follow a circle. Improve your graphic design abilities with this Inkscape tutorial.

How To : Restore your PC to factory settings by rebooting

Greg French talks to us about the different ways to reboot a computer to resolve issues in the computer. The first way is by pressing F8 key while startup after rebooting the system. When you insert a wrong driver for video card or something, sometimes when you boot the comput ...more

How To : Install an MP3 player in Ubuntu Linux

Does open source software make you want to dance? There are many MP3 players available for the Ubuntu Linux distribution, including XMMS and Amarok. This video clip will show you how to install an MP3-compatible music player on Ubuntu.

News : Why Is Linux & Other Open-Source Software Free?

Welcome back, my greenhorn hackers! As hackers, we often take for granted that nearly all of our hacking tools and operating system are free and open source. I think it's important to examine a bit of background on how we arrived at this intriguing juncture in the history of ...more

How To : Convert videos to DVD on Windows using DVDStyler

This video shows you how to convert videos to DVD using a cross-platform free, open-source authoring application called DVDStyler. It has a wide range of features, and this video shows you how to use it in the Windows OS. This program will also work for Ubuntu Linux. Update yo ...more

How To : Program using simple code in Java

Java is a wonderful programming language which is widely used all over the world. To do programming in Java you will need a Java Development Kit which is also called as JDK in short. This can be downloaded from the Java Website for free. To improve and assist in your developme ...more

How To : Create a pinned up polaroid in Inkscape

In this software tutorial you will see how to create a polaroid picture and make it look like it is pinned up on a wall using Inkscape. All you need for this creative pinned-up polaroid is a picture and the open source software Inkscape.

How To : Use Sizer v3.3 for screen recordings

This software tutorial is on downloading and using Sizer to resize windows for exact screen grabs. Sizer is a free open source software that allows you to size a window to an exact numeric size instead of dragging the window around randomly. This is great for screen recordings ...more

How To : Start Developing Websites

How To Start To start developing website is a hard way to tell people depending on what they are best at. I'd like to describe a few of 'em. I will call them a few names depending on what effect comes out of 'em. And I will describe what developing languages there are out the ...more

NR50 : The Developers to Watch in Augmented & Mixed Reality

In order for software developers to do their jobs as new hardware reaches the market, they will need the right tools to get their projects off the ground and into augmented and mixed reality devices. There have been completely new approaches to development when it comes to AR ...more

News : Is Open Source Really Insecure?

To go Open Source or go proprietary? There is a common conception that open-source is unsafe and insecure and therefore companies should rather go for proprietary solutions. They think that because software is termed "open-source", that the world can see the vulnerabilities of ...more

Book Review : Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Note: Little Brother is available as a free ebook download. Warnings I read Boing Boing a lot, which means that I know just about everything about Cory Doctorow's politics and opinions. So, knowing his politics definitely colors my perceptions of this novel. My review will i ...more

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