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How to Install Linux Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu

How to Install Linux Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu

Linux Deepin is a beautiful Linux Distro based on Ubuntu. The latest version 12.12 is even better, more elegant and is running more smoothly than its previous version. If you have no intention to format your PC and install Linux Deepin from scratch, here is how you can install the Linux Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu and access it from the login screen.

Prevent Mac From Going to Sleep With This Simple Command

Prevent Mac From Going to Sleep With This Simple Command

Most computers (and OSes) will automatically go into sleep mode when it has been idle for some time. This can be useful in reducing power consumption and extending the life span of your hardware. However, it can be frustrating when the computer goes to sleep while you are watching a movie, or just listen to […]

How to Activate “God Mode” in Windows 8

How to Activate “God Mode” in Windows 8

Don’t you find it frustrating when you are searching in Windows 8 and it didn’t give you what you want? Wouldn’t it be great if you can access all the Settings in one folder? This will save you time and effort to search for the specific Setting. In Windows 8, this folder is known as […]

How to Easily Create A Linux Live USB in Mac OS X

How to Easily Create A Linux Live USB in Mac OS X

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.

Expand Google Chrome Horizontally in Mac OS X

Expand Google Chrome Horizontally in Mac OS X

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 […]

Take a Timed Screenshot in Mac

Take a Timed Screenshot in Mac

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 […]

Quickly Find the File Path Of A Document in Mac

Quickly Find the File Path Of A Document in Mac

[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 […]

Access SSH Server From the Browser With FireSSH

Access SSH Server From the Browser With FireSSH

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?

Quick Tips to Type Faster in Android

Quick Tips to Type Faster in Android

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 […]

Schedule Ubuntu Shutdown With This Simple Command

Schedule Ubuntu Shutdown With This Simple Command

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 […]

Quickly Shut Down Mac With This Shortcut

Quickly Shut Down Mac With This Shortcut

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 […]

Add Google Keep to the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu

Add Google Keep to the Unity Launcher in Ubuntu

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 […]

Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Navigate the Start Screen [Windows 8]

Use Keyboard Shortcuts to Navigate the Start Screen [Windows 8]

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 […]

How to Set Up Motion Detection Webcam in Ubuntu

How to Set Up Motion Detection Webcam in Ubuntu

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.

Add Keyboard Shortcut to Unity Lenses [Ubuntu]

Add Keyboard Shortcut to Unity Lenses [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 […]

Quickly Clear the Terminal Command With a Keyboard Shortcut

Quickly Clear the Terminal Command With a Keyboard Shortcut

[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 […]

Add Additional Clocks to the Notification Area in Windows

Add Additional Clocks to the Notification Area in Windows

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 […]