Archive for April, 2013

BeagleBone Black: Raspberry Pi Killer?

April 29, 2013 2 comments

The new BeagleBone Black is out and a great contender for the Raspberry Pi.  At $45, it’s probably on par with the Pi for price, since you don’t need a uSD card for the BBB (BeagleBone Black).  With a lot more I/O, a faster processor, and better precompiled Linux package support the BBB is a very potent piece of technology.  I plan to use one in a couple of projects soon.

Check out Element14 for a comparison between the BBB and Raspberry Pi.  Also see the BeagleBoard website for great documentation on the product.


Mac Finder Fix

April 23, 2013 Leave a comment

MacOS is great in many ways.  One thing I’ve always thought lacking was Finder.  If you’re accustomed to other operating systems, you may find it a little lack-luster as well.  There are a number of third-party applications to pick up the slack, but most of them are not free.  Check out XtraFinder.  It’s awesome and free.  My favorite features are “tabs”, cut-n-paste, and “open a terminal here”.  I can even select iterm instead of Apple’s Terminal application.  Check it out!


Security Threats to your Phone

April 5, 2013 Leave a comment

This one is aimed at Android.  Read on to see what kinds of things to watch out for on your device.  As we increase our usage of mobile computing for convenience items such as banking and authentication, these types of threats will become more common.