If you have followed our guide to install Ubuntu on Macbook Air, you will know that creating a Linux live CD/USB that can run in Mac is a troublesome chore. Mac-Linux USB Loader is one simple tool that can get all these things done without all the hassle.
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If you are using Google Chrome in Mac OS X, you will notice that clicking the green (maximize) button will only expand the browser window vertically. It doesn’t expand horizontally to fill up the screen. To get it to expand horizontally and fill up the screen, you just have to press “Shift” while clicking the […]
Google Reader is closing down pretty soon. If you are still searching for a new home for your feeds and you prefer a self-hosted solution, then Tiny Tiny RSS is the best choice for you.
In Mac, you can easily take screenshot with the “Command + Shift + 3″ and “Command + Shift + 4″ shortcut keys. But what if you want to take a timed screenshot, say take a screenshot after a 10 seconds delay? Mac OS X comes with a hidden screen capture tool call Grab that allows […]
[Mac] When you open any document in Mac, you will only see the title of the document in the title bar. What if you want to find out the file path of the document? Rather than opening the Finder and search for the file path, simply press the “Command” button and mouse click on the […]
When it comes to SSH, it always involves the terminal or a SSH client (like Putty for Windows). This tends to scare people off. What if you can access SSH server from the browser, and with a user-friendly interface? Will that be more attractive to you?
The “Guest Session” mode in Ubuntu is useful only if you are planning to share your computer with other users. If you want to get rid of the “Guest Session” option in the login screen, here is how you can disable Guest Account in Ubuntu.
If you are using the default Google keyboard in Android, here are a few tricks that you can use to improve your typing speed. 1. Press “space” twice to insert a period – Instead of physically typing a period at the end of each sentence, you can now hit the “Space” key twice and it […]
While there are tons of ways to schedule your Ubuntu to shutdown at a specified time, nothing beat the simplicity of EasyShutdown. And if you need more options, there is the ComplexShutdown as well. Check out how you can easily schedule your Ubuntu to shut down at a specific time.
While there are plenty of tools that allow you to schedule your Ubuntu to shutdown at a specified time, here is an inbuilt command that you can use to automate the shutdown of your computer. It will save you the effort of installing third party software too. Open a terminal and type: sudo shutdown -h […]
The usual way to shut down your Mac OS X is to move your mouse to the Apple icon (at the top left corner), click on it and select the Shutdown option. You will be shown a confirmation dialog and only when you click the “Shut Down” button, then will the machine shut down. What […]
If you are a Ubuntu as well as Google Keep user, here is a quick and easy way to add Google Keep to the Unity Launcher. This trick only works in Google Chrome. 1. Open Google Chrome and install the Google Keep app. 2. Launch the Google Keep app. It should show up in a […]
The good thing about the Windows 8’s Modern interface is that you can pin your favorite apps to the Start screen. However, if you pinned too many apps to the screen, navigating them can be a chore. On a tablet, you can move around in the Start screen by swiping left/right. On the desktop, you […]
Don’t you hate it when people use your computer without your permission? f your laptop comes with a webcam, you can easily set up motion detection software to find out who is using your computer when you are not around. This article will show you how to set up a motion detection webcam in Ubuntu.
Do you know that all the default Unity lenses come with a keyboard shortcut that you can use to quickly access it? For example, you can use “Super + a” to open the Application lens and “Super + f” to open the Files lens. What if you have installed a custom lens and want to […]
[OS X / Linux] The good thing about the command line is that it allows us to get things done quickly. The bad thing? You have to memorize the commands by heart and one wrong character can cause the whole command to fail. Luckily, you can quickly wipe out everything you typed with the shortcut […]
In Windows Vista, 7 and 8, you can easily add up to 2 additional clocks to the notification area. This is useful if you are working with people in other time zones. On the desktop, click the clock in the notification area, followed by “Change date and time settings”. Click the “Additional Clocks” tab. You […]
It is easy to take a screenshot in Ubuntu, but what if you want the system to take a screenshot automatically at a regular interval, say every 5 seconds? Here is a quick way you can take screenshots in Ubuntu at regular interval.
One of the good things about the Unity desktop is the appindicator feature that provides quick access to key parts of your application. For those who are using Ubuntu, but have replaced the Unity desktop with Gnome Shell, one of the frustration is that the appindicator does not work in Gnome Shell. Luckily, with a simple extension, you can now get those appindicator icons to work in Gnome Shell.
When you first install Ubuntu on your computer, you have the option to change the system language to your preferred language. However if you have set English as the default language and later wish to change to another system language, there is an easy way to do so in the System Settings. Here is how you can change the system language in Ubuntu.