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Friday June 22, 2018 @ 11:05:22 PM mt

Kindle Users Shouldnt Miss These 5 Sites and Apps




Amazons Kindle has changed the ereader and ebook experience completely. If youve got a Kindle, you can level up that experience with a few choice sites and apps, delivering RSS feeds, tracking book sales, and even giving you free ebooks. This isnt the first time were doing one of these lists and it wont be the last. As with all things books, there are innovations and new discoveries all the time, and they only make your reading time better. Kindle Lite (Android): Official Lightweight App You can get the full Kindle experience without buying an ereader if you just use...

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Friday June 22, 2018 @ 03:36:13 PM mt

8 Surprising Uses for Linux That You Can Mostly Try Yourself




Linux is highly configurable and adaptable. Plus, its free! With all of these qualities, it may not be a surprise to hear that people use Linux to do all kinds of tasks. Still, you may be surprised by some of the niche ways that people have put Linux to use. You may even want to take on some of these projects yourself. 1. Run a Radio Station Have you ever thought about what goes into running a radio station? While this form of media has been around for over a century, these days operators use computers to make the magic...

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Friday June 22, 2018 @ 03:36:12 PM mt

How to Use Photoshops Refine Edge Tool for Perfect Selections




When youre working with images in Photoshop, getting perfect selections lets you work in great detail. But the pen and lasso tools dont make it easy to capture small details in complex areas. The magic wand tool can help, but its unpredictable. If your selection isnt spot-on, though, your design will suffer. So what are you to do? Worry not, as Photoshops Refine Edge tool can come to the rescue. Its now hidden behind the new Select and Mask tools, but its still one of the most useful functions that Photoshop CC has to offer. Lets check it out. When...

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Friday June 22, 2018 @ 03:36:12 PM mt

How to Turn a Raspberry Pi Into a Plex Media Server




Want to stream videos hosted on a Raspberry Pi to difference devices around your home? Several options are available (including Kodi) but for the best results, a dedicated Plex installation is recommended. Heres how to install Plex server on a Raspberry Pi, configure it, and start streaming your favorite movies, TV shows, music, family photos, and other media files. What Is Plex? If youre not aware, Plex is an application that lets you stream your media anywhere, on almost any device. Installed standalone, it can be used to play video, music, and image files stored on a local (or network)...

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Friday June 22, 2018 @ 12:05:25 PM mt

The 7 Best GitHub Alternatives for Hosting Your Projects Source Code




Ever since Microsoft purchased GitHub, many people have been searching for alternative places to host and share their code. Is switching from GitHub absolutely necessary? Probably not. But Microsoft brings with it a reputation for the occasional takeover disaster, as well as some privacy concerns. So if youre looking to jump ship, we dont blame you. Whether youre trying to evade Microsoft or you just want to try something new, here are some of the best GitHub alternatives that provide similar functionality. 1. GitLab As one of GitHubs most significant competitors, GitLab is having a field day with the GitHub...

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Friday June 22, 2018 @ 12:05:24 PM mt

The Best Linux Laptop: System76 Galago Pro vs. Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition




Linux PCs are often a do-it-yourself (DIY) venture. However, many vendors are starting to provide pre-built Linux laptops and desktops. System76s Galago Pro and Dells XPS 13 Developer Edition remain top picks among the bevy of Linux laptops on the market. Learn about both System76 Galago Pro and Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition in this head-to-head comparison! Why Buy a Linux Laptop? While you can purchase a Linux laptop, its simple to create your own with any of the countless Linux distributions (distros) freely available. So why buy instead of build? A pre-built Linux laptop offers a computer thats ready...

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Friday June 22, 2018 @ 12:05:24 PM mt

7 Hidden Calibre Features Thatll Help You Manage Your Ebooks Better




Calibre might not be the most polished app in the world, but its definitely the best software for managing your ebook collection. It ticks all the right boxes: its free, there arent any ads, and it boasts a vast number of powerful features. Sadly, many of those features fly under the radar, which is a shame because they can elevate your ebook management to the next level. So, without further ado, lets take a look at some of the best hidden Calibre features. Download: Calibre on Windows, Mac, and Linux 1. Merge and Split EPUB Ebooks Some books come in...

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Friday June 22, 2018 @ 12:05:23 PM mt

Google Finally Launches a Podcasts App on Android




After years of ignoring the medium, Google is finally taking podcasting seriously. To that end, the company has released a standalone app called Google Podcasts. Which, as you may have guessed from the name, is an app dedicated to podcasts. What Is Google Podcasts? In a nutshell, Google Podcasts lets you listen to podcasts. You can search for the podcasts you already know and love, and subscribe to your hearts content. Or, if youre keen to hear more, you can let Google recommend podcasts based on your listening habits. ? Listen up! Today we're releasing the Google Podcasts app for...

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Friday June 22, 2018 @ 12:05:22 PM mt

7 Vegetarian and Vegan Apps for a Healthier Life




Hippocrates said Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. The human body thrives off vegetables, so it should be no surprise that more people than ever before are turning to a vegetable-based lifestyle. The problem with this lifestyle, if youve never tried it before, is that our world isnt built for it. Youll find fast food, processed food, and lots of meat everywhere you look. To make sure your diet is mostly plant-based, you really have to work at it and plan for it. The following apps can really help with making that effort a bit easier....

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Friday June 22, 2018 @ 12:05:22 PM mt

How to Network Boot a Raspberry Pi Without a MicroSD Card




Setting up a Raspberry Pi usually means writing the disk image to a microSD card, then using it to boot the operating system. Its a good flow that works in most cases but its not the only option. Now you can use network boot to run your Raspberry Pi, and forget about microSD cards completely! MicroSD, USB, or Ethernet? For Raspberry Pi Traditionally, running a Raspberry Pi has meant writing the disk image of your preferred distro to microSD. This is usually done using a tool like Etcher (although Linux and macOS users can access command line tools for writing...

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