White Noise Baby is an application for Google Android and Apple iOS devices that provides you with soothing sounds and monitoring options.
The application looks like any other "white noise" application on first glance, but if you dig a bit deeper, you will notice that it offers features that the bulk of apps don't support.
The main idea behind the app is simple: play sounds or classical music to help your baby sleep better. While it is designed with babies in mind, nothing is keeping you from us
Walk-Through a Platform Game made with Pygame, Part #2
In this section a Game object is introduced, handling various aspects of the code flow.
For an introduction to this type of Game objects and game loops, please read the second half of this tutorial: The link explains in detail how the Game object works; here I will show it in real code, and only comment on aspects that are new.
Compared to Part #1, the existing class objects are
Getting file hashes can be quite useful. This can be used for instance to make sure that backed up files are not corrupt or modified (by generating hashes before and after the process), or to make sure that no one tampered with an important file.
You may see it on download sites as well, but the use there is limited. The reason is simple: if an attacker managed to change the download file, there is a chance that the website was compromised as well. This could theoretically at least mean that the
We are pleased to announce that NormR has been promoted from in expert to mentor in Java!
NormR has been a source of great knowledge, assistance, and help making him a valued contributions to these forums over a some years. He has well appreciated and duly recognized!
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Free Manga Downloader is an open source program for Microsoft's Windows operating system that enables you to download manga from supported sites.
While you can read manga online on hundreds of sites, you sometimes may want to download them for offline reading.
We reviewed several programs in the past that help you do that. MangaZ, Manga Crawler and DomDomSoft Manga Downloader are but three of the applications that you may use for that purpose.
While it is possible to download page by page, these
Nvidia released a Geforce Hotfix driver recently that addresses two issues in the GeForce Game Reader 378.66 WHQL drivers released on February 14, 2017.
The GeForce Game Reader 378.66 WHQL drivers for Nvidia video cards was released on February 14th, 2017. It added optimizations for the games For Honor, Halo Wars 2, Sniper Elite 4, and Nvidia Ansel for Paragon, new features, and a number of fixes.
Game Ready drivers are designed to improve the experience of players, usually through optimizations
Google Project Zero member Mateusz Jurczyk disclosed a gdi32.dll vulnerability in the Windows operating system to Microsoft on November 16, 2016.
The report itself is quite technical and it would go too far to go into details here on the site. The following describes the turn of events however.
Jurczyk disclosed issues with gdi32.dll to Microsoft back in March, 2016. He described methods back then that would allow attackers to exploit an issue in the dynamic link library. The issue was that reco
Vivaldi Technologies AS released the first development version of Vivaldi 1.8 on Tuesday featuring better audio management and drag & drop note taking support.
The Norwegian company released Vivaldi 1.7 last week, and has been busy since fixing bugs and adding new features to the next upcoming version of the web browser.
If you are on the development channel you may have received the update to the new version already. If you have not, you may select Vivaldi > Help > Check for Updates to run a ma
Win 10 Toggle Tweaker is a batch script that Windows 10 users can run on their devices to modify various settings and features of the operating system.
Since it is offered as a batch file, it is easy enough to verify the program before you run it. Simply open it in any plain text editor, or code editor to get a good look at the code.
Please note that you may need to run the batch file with elevated privileges, and that Windows will display an UAC prompt on start which you have to accept to conti
The year 2017 is an important one for Mozilla and Firefox. Multi-process will be enabled for all users of the web browser, sandboxing is introduced, the first bits of Project Quantum are integrated into the web browser, and the add-on system will be switched exclusively to WebExtensions.
Mozilla revealed an updated add-ons roadmap yesterday that highlights major milestones on the way to making Firefox WebExtensions exclusive.
We talked about Mozilla's plans for Firefox in this regard before. Web
Opera Software released the first build of the Opera 44 Developer web browser featuring a refresh of the browser's user interface.
The interface refresh is part of the bigger project Reborn which Opera promises to reveal more about in the future.
Today's release of Opera 44 Developer is all about the new interface that ships with the browser. The design has been updated with "a new, high quality graphical design that is less platform-specific" according to Opera.
Tabs are lighter and also more e
We have a new Linux writer here on Ghacks Technology News, and a nice Linux training bundle to go along with that as well.
Linux/UNIX Certification Training Bundle is an eLearning bundle that teaches you core Linux and Unix features, and preps you for CompTIA Linux+ and the Novell Certified Linux Professional certification exams.
The Linux course preps you for the two certification exams LX0-101 and LX0-102. The first covers system architecture, Linux installation, package management, GNU and U
In case you have been wondering what is going on with the February 2017 Patch Tuesday that did not happen. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it would postpone the Patch Day, but did not reveal a date back then.
Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems. This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today.
After considering all options
Stalkscan is a free online service that enables you to look up any Facebook user's public information using Facebook's own APIs.
Facebook removed, changed, and improved privacy controls several times over the last decade. Right now, information is divided into visibility groups. These groups are: only me, friends, friends of friends, and public.
Public means that anyone may view the information. Since it is relatively easy to make public posts, or have friends expose posts, images or other conte
Videos play automatically on Facebook by default, unless you disable the option. We published instructions back in 2014 that walked you through the steps of turning off auto-playing videos on Facebook, and in Facebook's mobile apps.
Facebook announced yesterday that it made the decision to enable sound for these auto-playing videos by default. The change, which seems to roll out on all of the company's mobile applications first, has the effect that videos will play with sound, and no longer mute
There are many popular distributions of GNU/Linux to choose from, but it's generally recognized among the GNU/Linux world that there are a few major players that people tend to gravitate towards more often than others.
The most common known are primarily Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, Debian, and Linux Mint. There are vast numbers of other distros that range in simplicity and user-friendliness from the Manjaro, which is based on Arch Linux, to Arch Linux itself ...
Cliqz, a German company owned by Burda Media and Mozilla, has acquired the popular anti-tracking tool Ghostery and the Ghostery brand.
We reviewed Ghostery several times here on Ghacks Technology News, the last time in September 2016 when the company behind the product released Ghostery 7 for all supported operating systems.
The company did make the news a year earlier when it sneaked a new promotional messaging system in the extension. It has been criticized as well for its GhostRank feature wh
Local CDN is a browser extension for the Google Chrome browser that will load certain libraries from the local system instead of content distribution networks.
The extension is a fork of the Decentraleyes add-on that is only available for Firefox, and brings the add-ons functionality to Chrome and Chromium-based browsers.
If you monitor network traffic when you connect to sites, for instance by opening the networking tab of the browser's Developer tools, you may notice that a lot of sites load l
The following guide walks you through the steps of checking the installed Flash version in Google Chrome, and forcing it to update if an outdated version is used by the browser.
All versions of the Google Chrome web browser ship with Adobe Flash installed natively in the browser. While Chrome does not support classic NPAPI plugins anymore, Chrome is still supporting PPAPI plugins of which Flash is one.
This is good usually for users who require Adobe Flash. The main reason why that is the case i
MusicBrainz have released Picard 1.4, a fast, comprehensive, cross-platform music tagger for Windows, Mac and Linux devices.
I reviewed Picard 1.0 back in 2012 and came to the conclusion that it was an excellent program to tag music back then thanks to the feature set it shipped with back then.
Music, like any media and many other file types, can be tagged. This adds metadata information to the files that reveal the artist or song title, the year, and other information. Most music players read t
Virtual Training Company: Lifetime Single User Subscription gives you lifetime access to Virtual Training Company's library of online courses. Access is granted to all courses -- 1026 courses to be precise -- that have been published by the company up to this point in time.
Check out the company's website for a full list of courses, and use search or the topic browser to list courses that interest you.
Here is a short selection of what you get: 112 certification courses, 64 operating system cou
Researchers have developed a cross-browser fingerprinting technique that uses operating system and hardware level features.
Fingerprinting has been limited for the most part to individual web browsers in the past. If a user switched browsers regularly, fingerprinting could not be used to link the user to these browsers.
Fingerprinting tests like the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Panopticlick or BrowserPrint, try to gather data about the browser and underlying operating system. They use all th
Amazon Chime is a new communication service by Amazon that supports video conferencing, calls, chat, and the sharing of content.
The product is available for devices running Windows and Mac OS X, and for the mobile operating systems Android and iOS, and as an online version that you can use device-independent.
Data is automatically synced regardless of device that you are using to access Amazon Chime.
Amazon users may sign in to the application using their account, or separate their Amazon shopp
The following guide provides you with information on how to speed up the Opera web browser to improve performance and your overall experience.
The "new" Opera web browser is a Chromium-based browser that shares much of its code with Google Chrome. While I have not seen many complaints about the performance or resource use of the browser, there is always room for improvement.
The following tips may help you get the most out of Opera. It may be especially useful if you run Opera on a low end syste
Codec Tweak Tool is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows devices designed to troubleshoot and correct media playback issues on Windows.
The Windows operating system ships with support for a limited number of media types. Windows Media Player and other multimedia players on the system can play these supported media files, but not any other file.
Users of the operating system have two options then when it comes to playback of unsupported media files. They can either install codecs and fil
Gmail Sender Icons is a simple browser extension for Google Chrome that the sender's domain and favicon of the domain on Gmail's website.
Gmail does not list any sender information besides the name when it lists emails received by connected accounts. Since names are selected by senders, they cannot be used reliably to identify the sender of an email.
While you can display email headers after a couple of clicks for individual emails, it is not really useful when you want to identify senders of al
Cobbler is a local password manager for the Windows operating system that stores passwords and other data in encrypted databases.
When it comes to password managers, users have plenty of options. Most web browsers come with options to store passwords for instance. Then there are browse extensions, cloud-based password managers which usually provide access to add-ons, and local password managers with and without cloud saving options and browser integration.
Cobbler is a simple -- in regards to fu