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Google's Android Studio 1.0 Makes Building Apps Easy

Windows/Mac/Linux: Google’s Android Studio is out of beta, replacing Eclipse as the standard for Android application development. Aspiring Android app developers: Eclipse is still good to know, but start learning Android Studio 1.0 now.


KA Lite Downloads Khan Academy Videos For Offline Lessons

Windows/Mac/Linux: Khan Academy is very useful for learning about computer science, maths, and many other subjects. If you’d rather learn without being tied to an internet connection, KA Lite allows you to manage and view downloaded Khan Academy videos.


Behind The App: The Story Of Kali Linux

If you’ve ever tried to crack Wi-Fi passwords or test for security vulnerabilities on your network, then you’re probably familiar with Kali Linux. It’s a security-focused version of Linux that offers a multitude of tools to seek out weaknesses and secure your network.


Firefox Developer Edition Has The Tools Developers Need In One Place

Windows/Mac/Linux: Firefox has always been a great browser for development, and Mozilla has now released Firefox Developer Edition. It’s a browser packed with developer-friendly features, such as WebIDE, Valence for cross-browser debugging and responsive design view.


Linux Security Distros Compared: Tails Vs Kali Vs Qubes

If you’re interested in security, you’ve probably already heard of security-focused Linux distros such as Tails, Kali and Qubes. They’re really useful for browsing anonymously, penetration testing and tightening down your system so it’s secure from would-be hackers. Here are the strengths and weaknesses of all three.


The Distant Pyramid Desktop

Our friend Dobbie03 makes some great-looking Linux desktops, and this one is no exception. Having recently moved back to Manjaro after a tryst with Arch, he built this desktop with a few easy-to-download components. Here’s how you can set it up, too.


Wavemon Monitors Your Raspberry Pi's Wi-Fi From The Command Line

If you’re running your Raspberry Pi in headless mode, it’s difficult to troubleshoot Wi-Fi problems. Raspberry Pi Spy points to Wavemon, a Linux utility that also happens to work great on the Raspberry Pi in the command line.


MPS-YouTube Is A Command Line YouTube Player And Downloader

Windows/Mac/Linux: YouTube is a bloated site with a lot going on. If you really want to simplify using it, MPS-YouTube is a YouTube player that works entirely from the command line.


Universal Media Server Streams Music And Movies To Almost Any Device

Windows/Mac/Linux: Streaming music or movies from a computer to a set-top box, TV, receiver or any other device in your home entertainment system isn’t difficult, but finding a media server with great features that’s also easy to use can be tricky. Universal Media Server gets the balance right.


How To Hack Your Own Network And Beef Up Its Security With Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a security-focused operating system you can run off a CD or USB drive, anywhere. With its security toolkit you can crack Wi-Fi passwords, create fake networks, and test other vulnerabilities. Here’s how to use it to give your own a network a security checkup.