Images usually contain metadata referred to as exif data. Nowadays this includes your camera or phone name and model. Also the location where the image was taken is also included if the GPS is enabled and you did not turn off geo-tagging.
Here’s how such exif data looks like (excluding location which I have disabled):
Pixels on your gadgets’ screens act as accidental antennae that constantly broadcast screens’ contents. A new paper says the industry needs to fix this security risk before hackers can exploit it.
This hack is possible because the internals of every computing device we own give off electromagnetic radiation. It leaks from the cables and circuitry that carry the display signal from the processor to the screen, and it’s even emitted by the screen pixels themselves. These pixels [Correct? Else what?] become accidental antennas that transmit the display signal into our surroundings—one that a would-be hacker could tune into.
via AGU Highlights – Radio Science – Your Phone, Tablet, and Computer Screens Aren’t Safe from Hackers
Why haven’t I known about this earlier?
While going through my profile account I discovered there’s a desktop client for Linux and specifically an Ubuntu package.
I immediately installed. You can download it here or run this code to download and install it on you Ubunu machine:
wget -O wp.deb https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/desktop/linux/download?type=deb&ref=getapps
sudo dpkg -i wp.deb
If you’re on a non-debian machine you canalso get the tarball and use your systems’ package manager to install it:
wget -O wp.tar.gz https://public-api.wordpress.com/rest/v1.1/desktop/linux/download
Now you can enjoy blogging within your Linux machine without openning a web browser.
Update: As a matter of fact, correct me if I’m mistaken, the client is a Unity web app.
For some reason Evernote doesn’t seem to care about Linux users. They prefer to work on their (slow) web interface. I don’t understand how much harder is it to modify the Mac app for Linux?
The main reason I am writing this post is not to describe the available Evernote interfaces for Linux but to introduce a SublimeText package for Evernote and share a snippet I’ve made.
There is already some articles out there that describe the Evernote gui alternatives like this & this. So it suffices to just list them:
- Everpad: includes a Unity lens but it doesn’t work in Ubuntu 15.04
Being very fond of Pocket (formerly Read It Later) (Android app) I wanted to have Pocket available on my desktop. And so I installed the Pocket add-on for Firefox and the Pocket extension for Chrome to easily save any article.
I have also been waiting for an offline Pocket app for Chrome and I finally found out that there was one released on August 2013.
In this post I share a tip I use to launch Pocket and start reading in no time. Instead of opening Chrome then navigating to the Apps tab and launching Pocket, I resorted to creating a shortcut of Pocket on my desktop. Continue reading