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What Is Your Favorite SmartPhone? [Poll]

What Is Your Favorite SmartPhone? [Poll]

Last week, we asked all of you “what’s your favorite PDF reader in Linux” and surprisingly Okular/KPDF came out top with 41 votes (31.3%). Either most of you are running KDE as your desktop manager or you install Okular (with a bunch of KDE files) in your Gnome desktop (or any other desktop manager). The […]

How to Block Unwanted Contacts In Google Chat [Quick Fix]

How to Block Unwanted Contacts In Google Chat [Quick Fix]

If you are using Gmail, you will find that it has this habit of adding your email respondents to your contact list. To make it even worst, it even automatically add those contacts to your Google Talk account, making it very cluttered and messy. I am not sure about you, but 99% of the time, […]

Chrome Toolbox Places Useful Features At Your Fingertips

Chrome Toolbox Places Useful Features At Your Fingertips

Have you ever encountered the situation where you have plenty of tabs open in your browser and one of them is blasting out loud advertisement video? Yes, I know, it is very irritating, especially when you don’t know which tab contains the annoying video and you have to flick through all the tabs to locate […]

Having Pidgin SSL Certificate Error? Here’s The Fix

Having Pidgin SSL Certificate Error? Here’s The Fix

Update: The latest version of Pidgin (2.7.7) has fixed this issue. For Windows users, uninstall your current version, download and install the latest version. For Ubuntu users, add the following PPA and update your system: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pidgin-developers/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade If you are using Pidgin to connect to your MSN […]

4 Free Tools to Sync Your iTunes Music to Android

4 Free Tools to Sync Your iTunes Music to Android

If you are a iPod, iPhone, iPad or whatever iDevice user, you will have no problem syncing your device with iTunes (in fact, this is the only way you can get music onto the device). But if you own an Android phone and use iTunes to purchase, store and organize your music/video, you will find […]

How to Display The Weather Condition As Wallpaper [Linux]

How to Display The Weather Condition As Wallpaper [Linux]

There are many ways to find out the weather condition in your city. You can go to weather.com, use weather widget or even set it on your desktop with conky. Here is yet another way that you can obtain weather information quickly: display the weather condition as a wallpaper in your desktop. WeatherPaper is a […]

How to Protect Your Online Presence From Firesheep

How to Protect Your Online Presence From Firesheep

In case you are not aware, Firesheep is a new Firefox extension that allows anyone to become a hacker instantly. With it installed, anyone can sniff in an open unsecured network the cookies of other computers. With these cookies, the hacker can get into the other party’s accounts (be it Facebook, Twitter or any other […]

SocialCompare: Products Comparison With A Social Twist

SocialCompare: Products Comparison With A Social Twist

We do comparison everyday, every time. When the new Galaxy Tab is launched, we want to know how it stacks up to iPad. When the new version of Ubuntu is released, we want to know how much it has improved over its previous releases. It is no longer a question of how to do comparison, […]