1. Hacking iCloud Backups [Link]

    September 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Christina Warren:

    For just $200, and a little bit of luck, I was able to successfully crack my own iCloud password and use EPPB to download my entire iCloud backup from my iPhone. For $400, I could have successfully pulled in my iCloud data without a password and with ...

  2. Markdown Classic

    September 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    There's a new site for Markdown enthusiasts, and it's really too bad about their implementation. I don't mean their test suite or their documentation. Those look outstanding. The bravado is a little out of whack.

    Standard Markdown appears to have two major goals:

    1. To provide a specification ...
  3. Keep an Eye on 2Do for Tasks [Link]

    September 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    2Do for iPhone is almost ready to launch.

    I've been on the 2Do beta since it was announced and have a few conclusions to share:

    1. I've never been on a beta with such a fast paced development cycle
    2. I've never been on a beta that was so ...
  4. The Terminal by Hockenberry [Link]

    September 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Craig Hockenberry has a lengthy post up about his favorite things in the Terminal. It's so full of greatness it's hard to pick one tip to highlight. I love this kind of thing because it's helpful and it's written in a unique voice.

    The command line ...

  5. Home Depot Breach [Link]

    September 04, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From Brian Krebs:

    Here’s the kicker: A comparison of the ZIP code data between the unique ZIPs represented on Rescator’s site, and those of the Home Depot stores shows a staggering 99.4 percent overlap.

    Brian Krebs is incredibly smart and also fairly reserved with his FUD. I ...

  6. Arq Now Supports Google Drive Backups [Link]

    September 03, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    Arq is a backup utility for the Mac. Until now you could use it to backup your files to Amazon S3 (including Glacier). The latest version adds support for Google Drive which is nice since you can get 15GB for free with Google.

  7. Notes on Bookmarks from 1997 [Link]

    September 02, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    There are several great things about this post about link rot.

    1. Someone took the time to evaluate how many bookmarks died since 1997
    2. It made me realize how little I use browser bookmarks now
    3. It's published to Pinboard as a note

    By way of the ever prolific @GlennF

  8. Namecheap Hacked [Link]

    September 02, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

    From CSO Online:

    Hosting provider Namecheap said Monday hackers compromised some of its users' accounts, likely using a recently disclosed list of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords compiled by Russian hackers.

    I suspect this is only the beginning. There's an entirely new data set to run through.

    Note ...

  9. The Origin of Magic

    September 01, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Never forget that magic is real for a very large percentage of the population.

    I'm no master magician but I do know how wonder feels. There are many good things about magic and I feel that it’s my job, as a parent, to make those things so ridiculously ...

  10. Truncated

    August 29, 2014 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Some people sell body fluids and others sell bad art on Etsy. Everyone has their unique spin on making a buck out of their time. More power to them all. But there's this odd and reoccurring trend of truncating RSS feeds, tweets, and even Web site posts in an ...