Sunday, October 11, 2015

Free vpn service with vpnbook


VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, allow users to securely access a private network and share data remotely through public networks. Much like a firewall protects your data on your computer, VPNs protect it online.


The VPNBook is a virtual private network service that uses encrypted connection to mask original IP addresses during online surfing and peer to peer sharing. ZeroPaid listed it as Number 1 on its list of Top Five Free VPN Services, and on the PC Magazine review VPNBook received four out of five stars and it was depicted as having "decent performance".
This service is optimized for fast web surfing , no p2p downloading. 

1. Download one of the VPNBook OpenVPN certificate bundles:




2. Unzip the bundle :



3. Install openvpn client using the command:

sudo apt-get install openvpn 


After the installation is complete reboot your pc !

Use the following commands to navigate to the extracted vpnbook bundle folder (in this tutorial it is located in the Downloads folder) .
For an easy configuration the folder has been renamed from VPNBook.com-OpenVPN-US1 to vpnbook:


The username will always be vpnbook in this case . The password can be located here  (the password changes every other day for security reasons).

If the connection is succesfull you will see something like this in your terminal :


The terminal must be kept open during the use of the openvpn client !

4. Your public IP address is now changed to VPNBook server IP :


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Clipboard Manager - Copyq


CopyQ is advanced clipboard manager with searchable and editable history with support for image formats, command line control and more.


Features:

  • Supports Windows, OS X and Linux.
  • Store text, HTML, images and any other custom format.
  • Customize tray menu.
  • Save items in new tabs (and groups).
  • Quickly browse through items (fast navigation, filtering with matched text highlighting).
  • Sort items, create new, remove, copy/paste to different tab.
  • Variety of system-wide shortcuts (e.g. show main window or tray, edit clipboard, copy next/previous item, paste as plain text).
  • Immediately paste to focused window from tray or main window.
  • Fully customizable appearance (colors, fonts, transparency).
  • Add notes to items.
  • Advanced command-line interface and scripting.
  • Ignore clipboard copied from some windows or containing some text.

The latest version at this point is 2.6.0 :

  • Show item notes in tray and window title
  • Removed broken console executable on Windows
  • Dutch translation
  • Added env() and setEnv() to access and modify environment variables
  • Access shortcut which activated command
  • Fixed closing the application at shutdown on Windows
  • Fixed some global shortcuts on Windows
  • Fixed capturing some shortcuts


Copyq is available as a .deb file and  can be found here :

To install it simply download the .deb file , navigate to the folder where it is located right click > Open with > Gdebi Package Installer > Install