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UnQuarantine

Adds a shortcut in the Services or Quick Actions section of the right click menu to remove the "quarantine" attribute from downloaded programs and files.
Doing so can prevent an error, warning, or long delay when they are opened.

How to use:
Extract the zip file and open the resulting file. You will be prompted to install it.
Then you can right click any file, folder, or selection of files, and select Services or Quick Actions → UnQuarantine to remove the "quarantine" attribute from it.
Supports OS X 10.7-macOS 13 on Intel and Apple Silicon CPUs.

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Current version: 1.2.1 (2020-08-09)

macOS Patches for Unsupported Macs

I have created numerous patches which aid in running newer macOS versions on older Macs which do not officially support them. They have been incorporated, in whole or in part, into OpenCore Legacy Patcher, Collin Mistr (dosdude1)'s macOS Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave, and Catalina patchers, Barry K. Nathan (barrykn)'s big-sur-micropatcher (including its derivative Patched Sur by Ben Sova), Julian Fairfax's macOS Patcher and OS X Patcher, and OS X Hackers' macOS Extractor.

Their source code, if available, can be downloaded via the link at the bottom of the first post of this forum thread. Some of the patches do not have source code because they are simple text files or patched versions of Apple drivers.

Development of my patches for macOS Big Sur and older versions is discontinued, and no support is available for them.

ClearDownloadLog

Program that clears your Mac's hidden log of downloaded files to protect your privacy.
Run it manually, or add it to Login Items in System Preferences → Users & Groups so it will run automatically when you log in to your computer.
Supports OS X 10.5-macOS 12 on PowerPC, Intel, and Apple Silicon CPUs (earlier, and to my knowledge later, versions do not keep a central log of downloaded files).

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IMPORTANT: Since ClearDownloadLog is not officially approved by Apple (which costs $99 per year), the first time you open it, you need to hold Control and click the icon, then click Open and confirm your choice.
Current version: 1.3.2 (2020-12-16)
Development of ClearDownloadLog is discontinued since it is no longer necessary on macOS 13.


NowKeyboard

Android app which provides a quick way to search Google through text, without waiting for Google Assistant to open. Replaces your shortcut to Google Assistant.
Also enables the use of the Google Go app through the search assistant shortcut on all devices.

How to enable after installing:

Android 4.1-5.1.1: Swipe up from or long press the home button, or long press the menu button if your device has one. Tap NowKeyboard, then Always.
Android 6.0-7.1.2: Select NowKeyboard in Settings → Apps → Gear icon → Default apps → Assist.
Android 8.0-12: Select NowKeyboard as the default Assist app in Settings → Apps & notifications → Default apps → Assist & voice input.
The exact names of these options may differ depending on the device and Android version.

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Current version: 1.0.1
Development of NowKeyboard is discontinued, and no support is available for it.


OLPC XO Activities

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

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iOS Jailbreak

My jailbreak-related projects, including Pluvia and the iPhone 4 CDMA GPS fix, are no longer supported and will receive no further updates. I no longer jailbreak iOS and therefore have no interest in updating them.