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Heapr: A Super Fast Meta Search Engine That Is Worth Using

Heapr: A Super Fast Meta Search Engine That Is Worth Using

When you use Google to search for stuffs, how do you want it to be served – slow, normal or fast? I prefer it to be fast, that why when I was introduced to Heapr, I like it instantly. Just like any other meta search engines out there, Heapr uses Google as its backend engine […]

What to Install After Installing Ubuntu Lucid?

What to Install After Installing Ubuntu Lucid?

As Ubuntu Lucid is preparing for its grand launch on 29th April 2010, I am sure you should have already known what to expect in this release. The next usual question is: “what should I install after installing Lucid?” We have done plenty of “what to install after installing Ubuntu” articles previously, but this time […]

Monthly Roundup For March 2010

Monthly Roundup For March 2010

For those who have missed our posts for the month of March, here is the roundup of the articles written by our diligent team of authors. If you have any story ideas, suggestions or feedback, do not hesitate to feedback to us at the Suggestions column. Damien – http://maketecheasier.com Snippet: Adding Post Thumbnail in WordPress […]

How to Secure Your Internet Connection via SSH

How to Secure Your Internet Connection via SSH

Wouldn’t it be great if all the Internet connection in the World are secure and encrypted and you don’t have to worry about hackers sniffing your data in the network? Apparently, that does not exist in the real world. Most of the time, when you are using a public network, you are exposing yourself to […]

BaseKit: Easily Create a Website From Photoshop

BaseKit: Easily Create a Website From Photoshop

Let’s imagine the scenario: you are a designer, well versed in Photoshop and you wanted to convert that great design of yours into a concrete web site. How can you do this in the easiest possible way? You have two solutions: Learn HTML (you probably need to know PHP as well) and code it up […]

How To Pin Any Files/Folders To Windows 7 Taskbar

How To Pin Any Files/Folders To Windows 7 Taskbar

One of the greatest improvement in Windows 7 is the taskbar. You can now pin applications to the taskbar and launch it with a single click. There is also the jumplist where you can pin a file/folder/url/specific action to a particular application. When everything seems great, I have only one complaint. There is no options […]

How to Use Dropbox in a Non-Gnome Environment

How to Use Dropbox in a Non-Gnome Environment

Without a doubt, Dropbox is easily the best online storage and file sharing services around. Not only is it easy to use, its support for multiple platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone) also make it one of the most versatile online services around. Now, if you are using a Linux distro with Gnome environment, you can […]

Snippet: Troubleshooting Empathy “Network Error” Issue In Ubuntu

Snippet: Troubleshooting Empathy “Network Error” Issue In Ubuntu

If you are using Empathy, there will be situations where you will see a “Network Error” message and you can’t log in to your favorite IM network. The fix for this is simple: 1. Close your Empathy. 2. In the terminal, type: killall telepathy-butterfly 3. Restart your Empathy. It should work now. Snippet is a […]

Winners of TonidoPlug And WebSharePro

Winners of TonidoPlug And WebSharePro

Thanks to all those who have participated in the TonidoPlug and WebSharePro free giveaway. Here are the winners: Winners of TonidoPlug ($99) 1. Pubudu Kodikara 2. panthar Winners of WebSharePro ($14.99) 1. Jay 2. Jeremy Harrisonrison 3. sikku 4. ralphwilliams 5. Robert Schmandt 6. AndrewStifora 7. davidriggs 8. CY 9. Michael Schemer II All the […]

Smooth Gestures Adds Mouse Gestures To Your Google Chrome

Smooth Gestures Adds Mouse Gestures To Your Google Chrome

Update: This Google Chrome extension is no longer available in the Web store. When I am using Firefox, one of the extension that I can’t live without is FireGesture. I love how it allows me to switch between tabs, view source, go back history, go forward, undo close tabs and many more stuffs with minimal […]