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macOS

UnQuarantine

Adds a shortcut in the Services section of the right click menu to remove the "quarantine" attribute from downloaded files, which causes an alert when they are opened, and sometimes a very long delay.

How to use:

Extract the zip file and open the resulting file. Automator will prompt you to install it.
Then you can right click any file, folder, or selection of files, and select Services -> UnQuarantine to remove the "quarantine" attribute from it.



macOS Updates for Unsupported Macs

Since June 2016, I have worked with Collin Mistr (dosdude1) to create patches and drivers, including support for older GPUs and USB controllers, for running unsupported newer macOS versions on older Macs. They have been incorporated into his macOS Sierra Patcher, High Sierra Patcher, and Mojave Patcher.

Their source code is available at the bottom of the first post of this forum thread.

xucode

A userland microcode updater for macOS. No more waiting for Apple.



cDock free version with updater disabled

Starting with version 3, the extremely popular Mac dock theming program cDock became paid software. Unfortunately, previous free versions of cDock automatically update to the paid version and disable themselves. I have patched the last free version of cDock (0.12.4) to disable the updater so it is still usable.


Android

NowKeyboard

A quick way to search Google through text, instead of slowly opening Google Now/Assistant. Replaces your shortcut to Google Now/Assistant.

How to enable after installing:

Android 4.1-5.1.1: Swipe up from the home button (or long press menu button on Samsung), and tap NowKeyboard, then Always.
Android 6.0+: Select it in Settings -> Apps -> Gear icon -> Default apps -> Assist



Spotify Connect App Mod

A modified version of the Fire TV Spotify Connect app that works on all Android devices, and appears as a speaker rather than a TV.
Turns an old tablet or phone into a wireless speaker!

This app has several missing features, including:



LauncherHijack

An app that enables use of Nova Launcher on Amazon tablets, which is blocked by Amazon, via an exploit I discovered.

Another user made a much improved version; please use it instead.


USB Fortress single-board computer

I designed the USB Fortress, a cheaper alternative to the Inverse Path USB Armory single-board computer, in Geppetto. It has not been produced, due to a lack of time and funds, but the design is Creative Commons licensed so anyone can produce it themselves or create their own modified version. Email me if you do!


OLPC Activities

When I was younger, I made several programs (known as "activities") for the One Laptop Per Child XO laptop.


ProxyDNS

Tool written in C which bypasses DNS-based internet censorship even when port 53 is intercepted. Runs on all POSIX compliant OSes. Includes its own tiny single-purpose Linux distribution for secure and efficient use on the Raspberry Pi.


iOS Jailbreak