Digit e-Magazine

June 2021 eDVD

Welcome to Digit’s “e” DVD. Instead of limiting ourselves to physical media, we’re attempting to curate the best content from the WWW for you, and give it to you in monthly instalments. By the 15th of every month there will be a new e-DVD made available to buyers / subscribers of the Digit Magazine, so watch our homepage for updates.

While most of the following is content for your PCs, if you’re reading this from a mobile, scroll to the Mobile section to get some interesting downloads, apps and games, all recommended by Team Digit.

As always, remember to send us feedback about this exercise, and suggestions on how we can improve.

Featured Distros

  • Rescuezilla 2.2 : Rescuezilla is an easy-to-use disk imaging application that’s fully compatible with Clonezilla — the industry-standard trusted by tens of millions. Rescuezilla lets you perform backup, restore and recovery actions, even if you aren’t able to boot into your regular operating system. It does not matter if you use Windows, Mac or Linux. It doesn’t matter if you can’t even login. Download and write the ISO to a USB stick, and reboot your machine. Your computer will load a complete mini operating system with a point-and-click user interface into your computer’s memory without writing any information to your hard drive.
  • openSUSE Leap 15.3 : The newest minor version of openSUSE Leap is the most recent, rock-solid addition to the openSUSE 15.x series that carries all the positive attributes of its predecessors. There is one huge change from the previous Leap versions. openSUSE Leap 15.3 is built not just from SUSE Linux Enterprise source code like in previous versions, but built with the exact same binary packages, which strengthens the flow between Leap and SLE like a yin yang.
  • Kali Linux 2021.2 : Kali Linux is an open-source, Debian-based Linux distribution geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security Research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering.
Linux Distros
  • Linux Mint: Linux Mint is straight up the most recommended and easy to use distros around at the moment. It is based on Ubuntu but ships with a bunch of extras including codecs and drivers, which makes it quicker to start using the distro.
  • Gentoo: Gentoo is used by a bunch of enthusiasts known as Gentoomen. The updates are regular, and the distro is optimised for your particular system, which is great. It is a bit of a toughie to get into though.
  • Slackware: Slackware is a distro for those who want to dive into the deep end of the Linux pool, and is one of the most basic and customisable distros around. The setup is incredibly fun or painful depending on how you look at it. It is easy to mess up your system if you are using Slackware, so proceed with caution.
  • Kali Linux: Kali Linux is the distro for those who want to try out hacking tools, or get into penetration testing in a more serious manner.
  • Ubuntu: Ubuntu is one of the easiest to use and well known distros around. Ideal for use in offices as well.
  • OpenSuse: OpenSuse is a distro geared towards software developers and system admins. It is one of the most used distros around the world, and is continuously updated.
  • Fedora: Fedora is the distro used by the creator of Linux, Linus Trovalds. This is a distro with plenty of support, and regular updates. It is associated with the RedHat distro.
  • ArchLinux: The ArchLinux distro is a simple and minimalist Linux distro. The updates are frequent. The distro is for more expert users.
  • Solus: Solus is a no nonsense distro designed for home computing. You can access most applications out of the box.
  • SteamOS: Based on Debian, SteamOS is a distro specifically made for gaming on Linux systems. It can be used as a general purpose distro as well. Check the hardware requirements though, they are on the higher side.
  • 7Zip : Do not want to pay for Winrar? Use 7-Zip. 7-Zip is free archiving software with open source. The most of the code is under the GNU LGPL license. Some parts of the code are under the BSD 3-clause License. Also there is unRAR license restriction for some parts of the code.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader : To open all those PDF files. Well-rounded PDF reader that provides cloud sharing, carefully selected text reading options and a couple of handy editing features.
  • Avidemux : This is an easy to use tool that you can use to quickly cut and edit videos, without any fancy interface or extras. Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.
  • Calibre : Calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software. It’s also completely free and open source and great for both casual users and computer experts.
  • Chrome : Google Chrome is a cross-platform web browser developed by Google.
  • CPU-Z : View detailed information on your PC’s CPU, memory, mainboard, caches, graphics, and more, with the help of an app that also works as a benchmark tool.
  • Deluge : Deluge is a lightweight, Free Software, cross-platform BitTorrent client.
  • Discord : All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.
  • EasyBCD : A powerful bootloader/modification tool that enables you to run multiple operating systems on the same computer, as well as reset the BCD configuration or recreate and repair boot files.
  • FFmpeg : A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.
  • File Splitter and Joiner : A simple yet efficient software solution that helps you split and join files, calculate the MD5 signature and encrypt data if necessary.
  • Firefox : Mozilla Firefox is a free Web browser. Firefox is created by a global non-profit dedicated to putting individuals in control online.
  • Foxit Reader : View, edit or create PDF files with this rich-featured application, which also offers support for drawing tools, signatures, full screen mode and more.
  • Free Download Manager : It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer.
  • Free OCR : Scan images or PDF files and extract the text the contain, exporting it to editable form, so you can work with it immediately after.
  • Handbrake : HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs.
  • HDD Low Level Format Tool : Utility for low-level hard disk drive formatting, with support for SATA, IDE or SCSI hard disks, as well as removable drives of any size.
  • IrfanView : IrfanView is an image viewer, editor, organiser and converter program for Microsoft Windows.
  • K-Lite Codec Pack : Already contains everything you need to play all common audio and video file formats, along with ACM and VFW codecs for transcoding and editing. Bundled with Windows Media Player Classic.
  • LibreOffice : Complex productivity suite which enables you to create text document, spreadsheets and presentations, manage databases and draw, and offers compatibility with other major office suites.
  • Mouse Recorder Premium : Record the execution of repetitive tasks and automate them, to spare yourself the effort on a regular basis, by using a user-friendly and efficient application.
  • Notepad++ : A source code and text editor for all programmers that comes with support for various languages, providing a wide range of productivity tools to ease their work.
  • Opera : Try the Opera browser with a free VPN, fast ad blocker, Web 3 support and get more control of your browsing experience.
  • PeaZip : PeaZip is free file archiver utility, based on Open Source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, FreeArc, PAQ, and PEA projects.
  • Power Defragmenter : Take advantage of the power packed in this lightweight utility that is able to flawlessly perform a defragmentation process on your files and disk drives.
  • Q-Dir : Choosing to manually clean your computer or sort out files of various types can be a pain and a time-consuming process. However, it all becomes a lot easier with the help of specialized applications such as Q-Dir. It gives you the possibility to manage files and folders from a single window, for a more practical approach on file management.
  • qBittorrent : The qBittorrent project aims to provide an open-source software alternative to µTorrent.
  • Skype : Skype is one of the best voice over IP services and instant messaging clients that comes bundled with a powerful set of calling, video, messaging and sharing capabilities.
  • SpeedFan : View and tweak settings for your computer’s fan speed, voltage and chip temperature using this lightweight utility with support for log files.
  • SpeedRunner : A powerful, yet highly intuitive multi-thread file manager that helps users get a clear overview of the files types they have in each folder.
  • TeamViewer : The new standard for remote control and remote support.
  • Universal Media Server : A highly configurable media server that supports devices which have received the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification.
  • VirtualBox : VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
  • Vivaldi : We live in our browsers. Choose one that has the features you need, a style that fits and values you can stand by.
  • VLC : VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.
  • Winamp : After a leaked version of Winamp 5.8 appeared on the Internet, the team decided to make a version available for everyone. This is not an ongoing project, but there is news expected from Winamp in the future.
Audio producttion
  • Zrythm : A highly automated and intuitive digital audio workstation
  • OmniMIDI : A software MIDI synthesizer for professional use.
  • FamiStudio : FamiStudio is very simple music editor for the Nintendo Entertainment System or Famicom. It is designed to be easier to use than FamiTracker, but its feature set is also much more limited. It is targeted at both chiptune artists and NES homebrewers.
  • Mixxx : Mixxx integrates the tools DJs need to perform creative live mixes with digital music files. Whether you are a new DJ with just a laptop or an experienced turntablist, Mixxx can support your style and techniques of mixing.
  • Munt : A multi-platform software synthesiser emulating pre-GM MIDI devices such as the Roland MT-32, CM-32L, CM-64 and LAPC-I. In no way endorsed by or affiliated with Roland Corp.
  • Serato DJ Lite : Free DJ software for learning
  • Helio : Helio is an attempt to rethink a music sequencer to create a tool that feels right. It provides a lightweight UI to help you get into the zone and focus on your ideas.
  • Mixpad : Multitrack Mixing Software for Everyone
  • Cakewalk : Fueled by over 30 years in the relentless pursuit of innovation, Cakewalk by BandLab is the new standard for the modern recording studio.
  • VirtualDJ : VirtualDJ 2021 uses advanced technology and the power of modern computers to revolutionize what DJs can do. With this new version you can mix in real-time the various components of your tracks (vocals, instruments, kicks, hihats, etc). This opens the door to new ways of mixing that were simply not possible before, and will forever change the way DJs mix
  • Surge : FOSS hybrid synthesizer
  • Roland Zenbeats : Roland Zenbeats is a music creation app that keeps you in an effortless artistic flow. Get started on any device or platform. With its collection of both modern and legendary sounds, Zenbeats brings Roland’s history of innovation into a new, accessible format.
App prototyping tools
  • Proto.io : A rapid prototyping tool that uses a drag and drop interface to allow you to quickly create prototypes and build apps using a web browser, and instantly check them on the smartphone. Within the magazine is a tutorial on using the platform.
  • Builder.ai : AI powered platform lets you build tailor-made software (no tech skills needed). We’ll help you run and scale it too.
  • Marvel : Marvel has everything you need to bring ideas to life and transform how you create digital products with your team. Placing the power of design in everyone’s hands
  • Framer : Framer is the best prototyping tool for teams. Quickly create realistic interactive designs, share with just a link, and handoff cleanly.
  • Justinmind : From wireframes to highly interactive prototypes
  • inVision : The digital product design platform powering the world’s best user experiences
  • moqups : A streamlined web app that helps you create and collaborate in real-time on wireframes, mockups, diagrams and prototypes.
  • Mockflow : MockFlow is a powerful tool for drawing UI wireframes that also extends as a full planning suite for product designing
  • Adobe XD : Share your story with designs that look and feel like the real thing. Wireframe, animate, prototype, collaborate, and more — it’s all right here, all in one UI/UX design tool
  • Origami Studio : Design, animate and prototype, all in one app.
  • Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature : Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature pairs central texts from Western philosophical tradition (including works by Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Hobbes, Kant, Mill, Rawls, and Nozick) with recent findings in cognitive science and related fields. The course is structured around three intertwined sets of topics: Happiness and Flourishing; Morality and Justice; and Political Legitimacy and Social Structures.
Wildlife eBooks
Dark atmospheric music
  • Threshold : Electronic album with synthwave/retrowave and melodic techno influences. partially based on virtual modular and virtual analog approach ensuring for a punchiness and sonical richness.
  • Breach : The concept of this EP is about the transition state of the human being, It reflects the feelings and emotions of this person when it has some changes in the world around him, and in his inner world. It’s not about only scary things but also about inspirational curious feelings of this person while he is going through this state.
  • Waking up with music at may : The fourth by Kristian Vuljar
  • In Cinematic Thriller : Album by Soundside

Geeky Soundtracks

Survival horror games
  • The Farm : A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
  • He keeps me here : A downloadable game for Windows
  • Wrong House : You’re Playing as a theft. You found this house in your neighbourhood that looks like it’s empty, so you decide to rob it, you enter the house but there’s something mysterious going on here, it looks like someone else’s in this house with you.
  • The field trip murders : You play as “Mia”, a high school girl, on a trip with her friends and teachers. Mia’s group arrives at the cabin later than the rest, but when they reach their destination, something seems off? do you care to find out what happened
  • Nightmare at the Museum : You are lost in a museum where you are trying to find your way out but you are not alone, will you find the key and unlock the exit door to escape from this nightmare before it’s too late ?
  • Run to Nowhere : A minute-long horror silent film about life, perspective, and perseverance.
  • The Ninth Prophecy : A small 2D survival game project developed for a university project.
  • Oceanwork : Dive deeper and deeper into the depths of the ocean to gather more and more rare resources. But watch out for what is lurking the depths. The shop, with all it’s upgrades will turn out to be very valuable. Dive, Mine, Sell & Thrive.
  • Courage’s Curse : This horror game and it’s story is a twist on the Courage the Cowardly Dog episode, “King Ramses Curse.”
  • The Box : A strange box is delivered to your house in the middle of the night, you take it inside not knowing what it could be and open the box to discover… Something.
  • Cavephobia : Lost within a deep underground cave system you come to realize you are not entirely alone, a strange poisonous spore-like infestation has taken over the cave system’s depths and is slowly transforming all living organisms in it’s path. Now you must survive and find a way out of the claustrophobic disorienting cave system before whatever lurks in the shadows finds you.
  • SCP: Operation Descent : You find yourself at the entrance of a dark stairwell, containing many surreal secrets within its depths. You are a Class-D personnel, sent by the SCP Foundation, an organization dedicated to containing and researching anomalous beings, objects and locations. Your assignment is to recover an artifact brought into SCP-087 by a previous Class-D personnel, the details of which are classified. SCP: Operation Descent is a first-person survival horror game based loosely on SCP-087 and the SCP Foundation, expanded to include new areas outside the stairwell. A mysterious entity lurks in the darkness, and your only options are to run or hide.
Evergreen Games
  • Warframe : Warframe is the free to play model done right, with regular updates, a monetisation model that is fair to players. This is an incredibly complex game with a lot of things to do, and is a major time sink. Essentially you play as space ninjas who are on various missions through the solar system. This is science fiction like you have never seen it before, in any medium.
  • Path of Exile : This is another game that has been around for years, is free to play, and is constantly updated. The game has one of the most expansive skill trees in any game ever. You have to pick classes and clear dunjons. The hardcore mode has permadeath. This is RPG done right.
  • Shotgun Fun Fun : This is a fast paced platformer where you have to navigate around a map and take down as many zombies as possible, before you inevitably meet your death. Crazy, and addivtive.
  • Trackmania Nations Forever : The free version of the game has a stadium environment with thousands of user made tracks. Insane speeds, lots of room for stunts, and split second reactions are all necessary for you to win. This is one of the most popular racing games ever.
  • Altitude : Altitude is an over the top multiplayer game where you have to take a bunch of planes and eliminate enemies. The rounds are frenetic and short. The best thing is the football mode.
  • TeeWorlds : This is a crazy 2D multiplayer platformer. In the solo mode, you have to kill anything else that moves with an arsenal of weapons, or team up and play the deathmatch mode. Moving around requires constant use of a grappling hook, which is the entire charm of this game.

  • This is your FBI : This Is Your FBI was a radio crime drama which aired in the United States on ABC from April 6, 1945 to January 30, 1953 for a total of 409 shows. The show featured true cases from FBI, and told from an agent’s viewpoint. FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover gave it his endorsement, considering it “Our Show” and calling it “the finest dramatic program on the air”.


Radio Show
  • Phantom from Space : An alien being lands in Santa Monica. Killing two people who attacked him due to the menacing appearance of his spacesuit, the creature takes it off while being pursued by government authorities, revealing himself to be invisible


App watch

  • Stellarium Mobile Free : Stellarium Mobile Free is the free version of Stellarium Plus, one of the best mobile planetarium apps.
  • Cultivate : Cultivate is a productivity app that allows users to build a to-do list with some gamification elements. As you cross things off your list, the app waters your activity “plant” and keeps it alive.
  • One Swipe Notes : One Swipe Notes uses floating windows to allow users to take their notes quickly. The notepad pops from a predetermined location on your screen when you swipe it out, then you write your note and simply tuck it away.
  • x100 : x100 is a workout app that helps you keep track of your reps. All you do is set up the phone’s camera to see you and the app will begin counting it out automatically by identifying the movement in the first few reps.

Mobile Monthly

  • Sixit : While on the surface Sixit looks like a cutesy kids game, this is actually quite a challenging puzzle game.
  • Moonlight Sculptor : Moonlight Sculptor is an open-world MMORPG where the you’re playing a game within a game.
  • Rage In Peace : This game is a port of its PC version which gained 9/10 on Steam with a “Very Positive” review. What is it about this game that makes it so special? Well, Rage In Peace is a side-scrolling perma-death(ish) adventure game where you play as Timmy Malinu, an emotionless guy whose only dream is to die asleep in his pajamas, in peace. One day, the Grim Reaper comes to Timmy and tells him that he is going to die today but he does not specify when and where. Hence, Timmy has one last chance at fulfilling his dream as he sets on a journey to “cheat” death.
  • CyberCode Online : CCO Is a Cyberpunk themed lightweight Text Based MMO RPG where you play in the Cyberpunk world, levelling up your character by defeating NPCs and clearing random dungeons.
  • Suspects: Mystery Mansion : If we had to describe it in the least words, it’d be: Among Us, but with better looks and more features. The game though, does look promising and something you won’t get bored of any soon, if you have just the right bunch of people to play along!
  • Tiny Room Stories : Town Mystery : The game begins with a small introduction of our protagonist who is a private detective.He has recently received a message from his father asking him to come to his town for an unknown reason. As he was on the way, he comes down to a traffic booth that had its barrier down. This is where the game starts.
  • Cookies Must Die : Cookies Must Die is an action platformer with a cheeky concept. Cookies, for some reason, have become sentient and taken over the world. Scientists have engineered humans who can perceive time much slower than others giving them an advantage in the battle against the cookies.
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