High Security on Mac/Linux Using GPG and a ThumbDrive

Using the free Gnu Privacy Guard and a USB thumb drive (which are often given away in promotionals and should be available for under $10 in small storage capacities), you can implement a strong (AES) encryption system to protect sensitive files on your computer. The process divides the means to decrypting sensitive data into three …

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Net_Monitor Now Growls

Net_Monitor now supports the latest release of Net_Growl (announced yesterday). Growl is an attractive global notification and alert system for OS X. Versions 0.7 and above support remote messaging via UDP, which makes this yet another useful way to receive alerts from the Net_Monitor package about the status of many common services it can monitor. …

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Podcasting Has Arrived

If you’ve been wondering, like me, when podcasting would hit mainstream, today was definitely a milestone in that direction. Apple announced tight integration with podcasts in their latest (free!) version of iTunes. This means no more third-party software import-into-iTunes hassle. This could be just the boost to make podcasting a truly household word, rather than …

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