Windows: The new multiple desktops feature in Windows 10 is as excellent as it is overdue. However, it would be nice if you could do things like give your desktop a name or see which desktop you're currently on. This AutoHotkey script does just that.
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Hacking is a state of mind. Traditionally, hackers like to discover, understand and share the secrets they expose. They like to laugh at the dumb things they find. They're not necessarily in it for the money, more so for the glory of mastering the arcane technicalities of computing. Hackers form a community where the most "l33t" (pron. "leet", short for "elite") hackers gain the most respect.
If the Sony hack has taught us anything, it's that keeping incriminating emails in your inbox is a terrible idea. If someone gets into your email, everything you've ever said could be out in the open. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen by automatically backing up and deleting everything in your Gmail account on a schedule.
When you're going on holidays and disconnecting from Twitter, you don't want people to think you're ignoring them. An automated out-of-office reply can take care of that, and Amit Agarwal of Labnol shows you how to do it.
We all know that having a lot of browser tabs open all the time is a bit of pain, even if you are managing them well. If you'd prefer to get those tabs organised, the Veritrope collected together a bunch of AppleScripts that can export your tabs to a text file, Evernote and more.
Your computer's MAC (media access control) address is an essential networking component, but also makes it possible for people to secretly track you. If you want to really prevent that from happening, blogger Jonathan Zdziarski shows off a simple bash script that will randomise your address every 30 seconds.