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Lifelong Free VPN Service for Online Security & Anonymity

With the increased penetration of internet in our everyday life, issues with online privacy and security are becoming a key concern. The data that we input through the internet is not as secure as we hope it to be. VPN creates a virtual link or an Internet tunnel that connects two physical networks in separate locations and is accessible to all users. Security is guaranteed as the data sent through the tunnel is encrypted – hence the term is “private.” This security feature guarantees that there is no possible malicious interception by third party, such as hacking or espionage. And the great news is that there is a Free VPN Service available online.

We posted about Bucklor earlier and they have now released a totally free VPN service. It is not a watered-down version or a demo version. The free VPN service by Bucklor comes with all the features of a regular VPN service.

Bucklor

Bucklor Free VPN Features:

1. No Bandwidth and Traffic Limited
2. Largest server locations: US,CA,UK,DE,FR,NL,JP
3. Available for VPN Protocol like PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN
4. No manual setup is needed, One-time setup APP on Windows, iOS, Mac and Android (the last three will be ready soon)
5. High level Encryption and No logs
6. 7x24 Online Support to assist you in time
7. 100% Free and No time limits

How To Install SSH Server As Root On Android 4.4 KitKat

One of the first thing any advanced user should do after installing Android on their mini-pc is to install an SSH Server to enable remote-access from a computer for faster and easier tweaking, one can simply opt for an free SSH Server app from Google Play like SSHelper for a no frill, click-n-install SSH access to your Android box. However, if you prefer a GUI-less access with FULL-ROOT privileges from both WinSCP and Putty follow the tutorial shard ahead.

SSHelper For Android

Unofficial Custom Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM For Radxa Rock

One of the biggest advantage of Radxa Rock the quad-core mini-pc over Raspberry Pi is that it supports dual-booting with support for both Linux and Google Android. In last tutorial we configured Samba file-sharing on Ubuntu based Linaro Linux image on the Rock, and today I am going to share an excellent custom Google Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM for Radxa Rock which works well with everything working out of the box.

If you are thinking why Android when we have a full-desktop OS like Linaro (based on Ubuntu) running on some powerful hardware, then the answer is because Linux still lacks Hardware Acceleration support for Mali-400 GPU on RK3188 based devices like Rock. An experimental Ubuntu Desktop release with OpenGL ES acceleration for Radxa Rock is released but it is still experimental and XBMC still does not work with it. Radxa has also released a preview image of Android 4.4 KitKat but once again it is also half-baked and lacks Root support, luckily we do have an alternative custom Android 4.4 ROM for Radxa ROCK with features like - stock 4.4.0 recovery, CWM 6.0.3.1 recovery, system ext4 support, selinux kernel, ethernet support, init.d support, gameloft compatible, USB-Hub enabled, gamepad compatible (PS2, XBox, …), pre-built kernel modules (cifs, tun, lan, serial, audio), latest hosts, su, su-binary and busybox, Reboot Menu, sEFix, FX Sound, File Manager HD 0root), Google Now and Nova Launcher.

Radxa Rock KitKat

Hosted Heaven Pantheon Has Arrived For Wordpress

Pantheon has been my choice for Drupal hosting since it's BETA days, and this blog is still hosted with them. The good news is their excellent platform is now available for Wordpress too, the no-frill, simple to use, hosted heaven is very developer friendly with separate development, staging and live website environments for your Drupal/Wordpress websites.

Pantheon PaaS has everything to run Drupal websites with best performance and since Wordpress demands the same, support for Wordpress has now being offered to users. The Pantheon dashboard simplifies management of multiple websites and allows the admin to do all sorts of technical management and maintenance tasks with ease.

Pantheon Hosting Review

For advance users, Pantheon already offered the excellent command-line tool Terminus based on "drush" (The standard Drupal Shell) for managing services, and now they have rewrote it as an stand-alone tool, borrowing a lot of ideas from wp-cli in the process to support WordPress platform.

Remote Pi - Use Mobile Devices As Wireless KB/Trackpad For Raspberry Pi

Remote Pi is an application for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Google Android which allows users to utilize their mobile-devices as an wireless keyboard and trackpad for Raspberry Pi. Once installed user can send keystrokes and mouse events to you Raspberry Pi computers over TCP/IP via a wired or wireless network, the utility not only saves money for an additional keyboard-mouse but also keeps a USB port free on the Rapsberry Pi.

Remote Pi

Elementary OS : A Sleek, Beautiful, Fast, Feature Rich, Secure, Free and Open Source Operating System

If you are looking for a fast, feature-rich, easy-to-use, good-looking Desktop Linux distribution for replacing Windows, Elementary OS is what you need. Designed from the ground-up as an free replacement for Windows on the PC and OS X on the Mac, Elementary OS comes bundled with everything you'd expect from an ready-to-go OS after install which includes an excellent suite of custom tailored apps like a fast web browser, an app store with thousands of apps, free security-updates for life, music-player and organizer, all-in-one Jabber, Facebook, Google Talk, AIM, IRC, Yahoo! etc. instant messenger, multi-account modern desktop email-client, photo-organizer-editor and much more.

Elementary OS Luna not only looks beautiful but has also been engineered from the core to be light on system resources. It boots-up quickly, logs you in instantly, and uses the bare minimum of resources so that your apps enjoy a speed boost as well. Do watch the introduction video posted ahead.

Elementary OS

Get EaseUS Free Partition Manager for Home Users

Many people who have computers complain about the way their computer is partitioned. If your PC came with a faulty partitioning, you can get a partition manager to help you fix it. The EaseUS Partition Master is one of the best tools for the job. You don't have to pay anything either, because this is a free partition manager software. This partition manager works without having to reboot your computer. There is a single catch though, because you can only use this toolkit if you’re a Windows user.

EaseUS Free Partition Manager

An important feature of this partition manager is its ability to change the size of your partition without losing any important data. You won’t be losing any data is you choose to unite 2 adjacent partitions with Partition Manager. Countless other tools lose your data during the process. If you lost a whole partition by accident, this software has the power of bringing it back.

Configuring Network Folder Sharing On Radxa Rock

Radxa Rock - the cheap and powerful quad-core mini-computer has already receiving great success with majority of stock vanishing across all major online distributors. Luckily, I had received my Radxa Rock a while back and has now successfully taken over the job of my Wireless Network Attached Storage (NAS) from Raspberry Pi.

The process of setting up NAS on Radxa Rock is much more easier then Raspberry Pi as the external disk is automatically detected and mounted on every boot (Thanks to Ubuntu Desktop based Linaro image), but when using the folder sharing via Samba Share we need to add an extra line to smb.conf to make the data accessible over network.

Network Folder Sharing Over Samba

Sendly - Get 75% Discount On Mobile Recharges In 100 Countries

Rebtel is a well-known name as an established VoIP service provider, the company has now launched their Sendly Mobile App enabling Apple iOS and Google Android users to Top up prepaid phones of friends and family in 100 Countries. To promote the application the company is shelling out HUGE discounts - a whooping 75% discount on the users first recharge.

Sendly

Hacking VLC To Run As Root On Linux

If you try to run VLC under root user on Linux, you will be blocked with message : "VLC is not supposed to be run as root. Sorry. If you need to use real-time priorities and/or privileged TCP ports you can use vlc-wrapper (make sure it is Set-UID root and cannot be run by non-trusted users first).". While it is a good security practice to not run non-system executables under root privileges, but at times you might need the exception. Here's a solution to allow VLC and cvlc (command-line version of vlc) run under the root user-account.

VLC no root allowed error

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