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Convert color PDF to black and white

After exhausting the usual suspects (Adobe Acrobat, ImageMagick, Ghostscript, etc.), stumbled onto the cleanest results and smallest file size by pairing Preview.app and IrfanView: Open color.pdf (96.9MB) in Preview.app Remove any unwanted pages (Cmd-Delete) File → Export... Export As: bw.pdf Format: PDF Quartz Filter: Black & White Save Open bw.pdf (235.4MB) in Preview.app File → Export... Export As: bw.tif Format:...

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A Look Ahead to Mobile Security in 2021

As we are living in the COVID-19 era, smartphones have become one of the most crucial devices for organizations and millions of people worldwide. On the contrary, their security limitations have been exposed to another level. Therefore, organizations, small businesses, and individual users must give much-needed importance to mobile security as and when required.  Here is the list that includes different trends that will influence...

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System76 announce COSMIC, their own GNOME-based desktop environment for Pop!_OS

Pop!_OS from Linux hardware vendor System76 is set to get a massive upgrade when Pop!_OS 21.04 releases, as they've announced COSMIC - their very own desktop environment. "We’re providing a honed desktop user experience in Pop!_OS through our GNOME-based desktop environment: COSMIC. It’s a refined solution that makes the desktop easier to use, yet more powerful and efficient for our users through customization. The new designs...

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Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation speak up on Stallman's return

Recently a big controversy surrounding the Free Software Community appeared and cut deep into the community when it was announced without warning that Richard Stallman (RMS) had returned. This controversy reached a boiling point, as we covered before with a petition to have Stallman removed. Since then, the FSF repeatedly put out statements about their policies, things that will change, people resigning, a Twitter post and more - but...

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Bash Script to log file modifications with osquery

Here's a bash script that uses osquery to log which files in a specific folder have been modified over a 15 minute period. My use case here wasn't file integrity monitoring, for that you would want to use file events. Here's the script: #!/bin/bash WORKSPACE_DIR=`echo ~/workspace` LOG_DIR=`echo ~/Documents/Logs/osquery_file_logs/` AGO_TIMESTAMP=`date -v-15M "+%s"` LOG_FOLDER_NAME=`date...