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How to Install Encfs and Encrypt Files in Mac OS X

How to Install Encfs and Encrypt Files in Mac OS X

Encfs is particularly useful for encrypting files that you want to store in the cloud. Using encfs in Linux and Windows is pretty straightforward as there are installers for both platforms. However, for Mac OS X, installing encfs is not as easy as it should be. Here is how you can install and use encfs in Mac OS X.

Elementary OS: An Elegant and Functional Linux Distro

Elementary OS: An Elegant and Functional Linux Distro

Once in a while, we do come across a Linux distro that is really unique and come with some special features that make it different from the rest. Elementary OS is one of them. On the first glance, you might think that it is just another clone of Mac OS X, but after you have used it, you will find that it is more than just skin deep. Let’s check it out.

Make Use of “+” Aliasing in Outlook.com

Make Use of “+” Aliasing in Outlook.com

In Gmail, you can append a “+” to the username and you will be able to create an email alias quickly and easily. The good news is that Outlook.com has also allowed the use of “+” in your email address. Check it out!

How to Clear Spotify Cache

How to Clear Spotify Cache

If you are running low on hard disk space, you can clear Spotify cache to free up some space. Here is how you can do so in Windows, Mac and Linux.

How to Disable Apport in Ubuntu

How to Disable Apport in Ubuntu

You probably have seen the error message: “Sorry, Ubuntu 13.04 Has Experienced An Internal Error” countless times. They are annoying, aren’t they? Here is how you can disable apport in Ubuntu

Record Your Screen As an Animated GIF

Record Your Screen As an Animated GIF

As the popularity of animated GIF rises, more people are looking for ways to create animated GIF. Here is a way for you to record your screen in animated GIF format.

Create a MultiBoot Linux USB Drive With YUMI

Create a MultiBoot Linux USB Drive With YUMI

Most USB creators only allow you to install one distro per USB disk. What if you want to create a multiboot Linux USB drive? YUMI is nifty app that allows you to install multiple Linux distros in one USB drive.

How to Install Third Party Software in Ubuntu Software Center

How to Install Third Party Software in Ubuntu Software Center

Ubuntu Software Center is a great place for you to find and install applications. The only limitation is that it only contain applications that are in its repository. If you want to install third party applications via the Ubuntu Software Center, here is how you can do so.

How to Remove Notification Center in Mac

How to Remove Notification Center in Mac

Some people will find the notification center in Mac useful while many others will find it useless. If you belong to the latter, here is an easy way to remove the notification center and reclaim back the small icon space in the system tray occupied by the Notification center icon.

Check and Repair Your Filesystem With fsck [Linux]

Check and Repair Your Filesystem With fsck [Linux]

When your computer crashes, there is a chance that your filesystem will get corrupted or damage in the process. It is advisable to do a filesystem check regularly to make sure that it is running properly and free of error. In Linux, there is this powerful command “fsck” that you can use to check and repair your filesystem.