Raspberry Pi Stories September 16

Pi Stats lets you monitor your Pi-Hole server on iOS 14 with a simple widget

Pi-Hole is a privacy-focused DNS server that can be installed on many devices, such as the Raspberry Pi. It’s a great way to protect an entire network from tracking by data gathering and mining services, which can be done by setting your local Pi-Hole as the DNS server for your network in your router’s settings. Now Pi Stats has arrived on iOS to easily keep an eye on your DNS server.

Raspberry Pi Stories August 29, 2014

Want a Time Capsule but find it a bit pricey? Create a DIY version with $35 Rasberry Pi

I’m a huge fan of my Time Capsule. Once an hour, both my MacBook Pro and Air machines are backed-up automatically via wifi without me having to do a thing. As a wise friend once observed, the only 100 percent reliable backup system is one where you don’t have to do a thing – not even plug in a drive.

But there’s no denying that at $299 for the 2TB model or $399 for the 3TB model, the Time Capsule isn’t cheap. You can buy a 2TB external hard drive for well under $100 or a 3TB one for slightly more. You’d normally need a more expensive NAS system to make it work via wifi, but Remy van Elst has created an instructible enabling you to do it with nothing more than a $35 Raspberry Pi.

You’ll need to be comfortable with command lines, and it will take you a little time to get it all configured, but at the end of it all you’ll have a working Time Capsule – that looks to OS X just like the real thing – for somewhere around $120.

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