scrcpy is an open-source application that allows one to view and control their Android devices from their computer using adb via USB or over a local wireless network. It runs natively on Windows, macOS, and Linux, and does not require a rooted device (developer mode must be enabled to use adb).
CloudCompare is a powerful, open source 3D point cloud and mesh processing software available on all major platforms (Windows, MacOS, Linux). It is my current favorite tool for visualizing 3D point clouds.
Screenshot tools for Linux and macOS generally produce image files in the .png file format. PNG is a lossless compression format, meaning that it can be compressed without losing quality, which is unlike another commonly used image format, JPG. There are 3 command-line tools which can be used to compress PNG files, pngout, optipng, andContinue reading Compressing PNG images with pngout, optipng, and advpng
In the past, I’ve written about different remote desktop products/solutions, including NoMachine for remoting into traditional desktop machines, but also a few alternatives for accessing and controlling Android devices from a computer. Today I’d like to mention TeamViewer, a product free for non-commercial use that supports computer to computer, Android to computer, and computer toContinue reading TeamViewer: Remote Desktop to Android Tablet
Just some minor tweaks to increase the width of containers for Telegram Web to look better on full-screen desktops. Of course, you’ll need the Stylish extension installed for your browser (see Chrome Web Store, Firefox Extension). Install URL: https://www.nickmcummins.com/stylish/stylish-telegram-full-screen.css
A useful feature native feature of Chrome is its ‘Task Manager’, which allows one to monitor all Chrome processes and their resource consumption: Firefox has been slow to adopt parallel functionality, though this is mostly that multi-process mode in Firefox hadn’t become available until recently (at least in non-Nightly releases). One still needs to installContinue reading Firefox ‘Task Manager’ similar to Chrome’s
This basically involves two steps: Client-side support, aka adding the required decoding libraries on the local computer. See official documentation: Enabling the H.264 codec on the NoMachine client host. Here is an example of following the steps on my Macbook Air: brew update brew install ffmpeg && brew upgrade ffmpeg cd /usr/local/Cellar/ffmpeg/3.0.2/lib sudo cp libavcodec.dylibContinue reading NoMachine – Improving Video Quality By Using the H264 Display Encoding
digiKam is my current application of choice for managing my digital photos taken with my Nikon D3300. It runs on all major operating systems – Linux/Mac OS X/Windows – see official downloads.
There are a few multi-protocol chat clients — some common ones include Apple’s official Messages app and Adium for OS X, as well as the popular cross-platform Pidgin. I have opted out of using these multi-protocol chat clients for the most part: chat protocols often become outdated and re-implemented, and usually official dedicated clients thatContinue reading All-in-One Messenger: WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and more
Marble is a Virtual Globe app that started as part of the KDE desktop environment that is now currently available for Linux (all flavors), Mac OS X, Windows, and Android. It has tons of features and definitely worth checking out for map and geography lovers out there! Below we view the globe using a historicalContinue reading Marble: A cross-platform, multi-purpose Virtual Globe