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How To Check If Your Mac Or Linux Machine Is Vulnerable To Shellshock

Shellshock, the newly-discovered vulnerability that allows attackers to inject code into your computer, puts your Mac or Linux machine at a serious risk for malicious attacks. Here’s how to test if your machine is vulnerable.


How To Run Android Apps Inside Chrome On Any Operating System

Recently, Google made the first batch of Android apps available for Chrome. It was only a matter of time before some clever users gave that power to everyone. Now that time has come. Here’s how to install (nearly) any Android app on any operating system.


The Simple Text Desktop

We’ve highlighted some of Okubax‘s desktops before. This time around, some tools in the centre and around the outside and a solid wallpaper make for a simple but elegant desktop. Here’s how he set it all up.


Run Android Apps On Your Chromebook (And Windows, Linux Or Mac)

No one likes to be told what to do, so why should your Chromebook follow the rules? Well, it’ll have to abide but whatever physics dictates, but when it comes to running Android apps, there is a way to convince it (and other operating systems) to play ball, if you’re willing to do a little legwork. Well, fingerwork.


The Road To Redemption Desktop

Reader Amitabh put together this good-looking Linux desktop with a few simple add-ons for his system, and the end result offers just a few useful widgets and plenty of room to work, not to mention a personalised experience. Here’s how he set it up.


The OS LinuX Desktop

Reader Oliver wanted to make his Linux Mint desktop look as much like a Mac as possible so others would find it easy to use. Given some of our previous Linux featured desktops, we know it wasn’t tough, but the end-result still looks great. Here’s how it’s all set up.


Scribbleton Is A Personal Wiki For All Your Thoughts

Windows/Mac/Linux: You have a billion options when it comes to notes apps, but if you’re looking for something that resembles Wikipedia more than a notepad, Scribbleton does the trick. You can write notes, make new ones and even add formatting.


TorrenTV Streams Torrents To Your AppleTV While They Download

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you like the whole Popcorn Time experience where you start a movie and can enjoy it while it’s being downloaded in the background, TorrenTV brings the same feel to the Apple TV using AirPlay. Drag a file in, and it plays on the big screen while downloading on your computer.


The Clear Skies Desktop

Ami Banerji’s Linux desktop is clean, simple and open. What it gives up in widgets it gets back in simplicity — and that’s a good thing. Here’s how to get the same look for your computer.


Ocenaudio Is A Free, Fast, Streamlined Audio Editor

Windows/Mac/Linux: If you’re looking for a great audio editor, our favourite is Audacity. If you’re looking for something a little faster and trimmer that’s a little more approachable, Ocenaudio is worth checking out. It’s free, flexible and cross platform.