Archive | open source

The First Real Open-Source Car Arrived Way Earlier Than You Think

The idea of an open-source car — as in a car whose plans are freely available to anyone who wants them — seems like a fairly modern idea. The Local Motors Rally Fighter is a well-known example of a modern open-source car, and Tesla famously announced that all of its patents would be open-sourced in […]

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Which Video Chat Apps Offer the Best Privacy and Encryption?

There are many free group video chat and teleconferencing apps out there. Many of them even tout their privacy and security features—but just because they keep certain communications off-limits to other users or potential hackers, that doesn’t mean your conversations are protected from the companies themselves, not to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Everything GitHub Users Are Getting for Free Right Now

Free GitHub users’ accounts were just updated in the best way: The online software development platform has dropped its $7 per month “Pro” tier, splitting that package’s features between the free tier and its formerly more expensive “Team” tier. This means that free GitHub users now have a couple of new features…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Sign Up to Beta Test GitHub’s New iOS and Android Apps

Github is an excellent resource for programmers of all levels and serves as a great repository of readily available software and development tools. The website is a chore to use on anything other than a desktop, but that could soon change thanks to a new dedicated app that GitHub is asking you to help beta […]

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The Best Way to Search for Free Software Online

Props to Lifehacker’s own Nick Douglas for stumbling across this one—something I’ve always known, but didn’t realize I should articulate to the world. Here’s the tiny hack, as discussed on Reddit a few days ago: When you’re looking for free software around the web, resist the urge to Google (or your search engine of…Read more… […]

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Install NES Emulators and Alternative iOS Apps With AltStore

As someone who uses Android as their primary mobile OS, I tend to focus on alternative apps/service to Google’s products, but that doesn’t mean I don’t also enjoy the third-party replacements for Apple’s apps on iOS and iPad. Unfortunately, Apple’s “walled garden” approach to its products means there are far fewer…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Fund Your Favorite Open-Source Projects Using Github’s New Sponsorship Program

We’re big fans of open source software and the ethos of freedom, security, and transparency that often drives such projects. But software development and upkeep are not cheap, and even the most capable open source developers need help now and again. Luckily, Github just made it a lot easier to directly support…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Bookmark This Site to Try Microsoft’s New Windows PowerToys This Summer

Remember PowerToys? They were those Windows 95- and Windows XP-era utilities that granted you features beyond what “regular” Windows users could do within their operating systems, like: opening a command prompt directly to a folder (instead of having to “CD” your way on over), changing your screen’s resolution via a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Find Ethical Open-Source Alternatives To Almost Every App or Service With This List

We love the convenience and feature-rich nature of the apps and products big corporations can offer you, but we’re also proponents of personal autonomy and control over your online experience. However, it’s one thing to just turn your back on the big corporations; it’s another to do so mindfully and ethically.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Learn the Basics of Beatmaking with This Open-Source Synthesizer App

iOS: One of the best parts of any science-fiction game or movie are those ominous tones that suggest a conversation or discovery is about to head south—a quintessential part of the soundtrack that adds a lot of atmosphere (and tension) to an experience. And now, thanks to an open-source iOS app, you can make your […]

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Apple’s Legendary Lisa Operating System Is Coming to Your Desktop for Free 

Apple’s Lisa project might be the most loaded chapter in the company’s lore, and thanks to the Computer History Museum, you’ll soon be able to play around with one of the first graphical user interfaces in history right there on your shiny state of the art screen. And you won’t have to pay $10,000 that […]

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Premiere: Salva releases open source beat tape called ‘Clips’

Up-and-coming Los Angeles talent Salva has released his groundbreaking “open source” beat tape, Clips. The LP pulls heavy inspiration from audio and movie clips often sampled in styles like UK Grime and southern trap with a prominent 808 structure.Salva’s unique and much-needed concept behind the “open source” album is forward-thinking and extraordinarily innovative. Everybody is allowed and encouraged to contribute their music […]

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