Riot.im is out of beta. Riot.im is a free, open source and decentralized chatting platform based on the Matrix protocol for real-time communication offering end-to-end encryption. It can bridge other communications via others protocols such Slack or IRC, and it’s available cross-platform ( including web browsers ). For more info check out the official webpage.
PS: while we at it, here’s why you don’t want to use Slack.
PS2: for everything else there’s Signal.
So what the hell is Whonix?
Whonix is a desktop operating system designed for advanced security and privacy. Whonix mitigates the threat of common attack vectors while maintaining usability. Online anonymity is realized via fail-safe, automatic, and desktop-wide use of the Tor network. A heavily reconfigured Debian base is run inside multiple virtual machines, providing a substantial layer of protection from malware and IP address leaks. Commonly used applications are pre-installed and safely pre-configured for immediate use. The user is not jeopardized by installing additional applications or personalizing the desktop. Whonix is under active development and is the only operating system designed to be run inside a VM and paired with Tor.
Jump over the break to learn how to get whonix up and running….
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latest keeps your mac apps updated
Here’s a quick and painless way to keep your macOS apps updated. ‘Latest’ is a free and open source app that checks if your apps are up to date and offers a quick changelog overview.
It supports both Mac App Store app and 3rd party apps that use Sparkle for pushing updates.
Latest also comes with TouchBar support allowing you to browse through the list of updates, see whats new and update all apps at once.
You can download and install ‘Latest’ from the github page or install it via Homebrew with: brew cask install latest
Mobile devices are known to be a bit more particular about video formats than computers generally are. For most computers if you encounter a format that you can’t play you can download a codec or player that will let you play it – but that may not always be the case with mobile devices.
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