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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 […]

How to Get Chrome’s Smart OmniBar in Firefox

How to Get Chrome’s Smart OmniBar in Firefox

As we all know, the Google Chrome is famous for its minimalist approach to laying out the interface. There is no menubar and statusbar and the tabs are located out of the window rather than inside the window. One of the important component that it has successfully discarded is the search bar. Instead, there is […]

What is PubSubHubbub and How to Implement It In WordPress

What is PubSubHubbub and How to Implement It In WordPress

One of the most frequently asked question from content publishers (that means all bloggers, you and me alike) is “How to make sure that my feed subscribers can read my latest update the moment I publish it?” This nearly real-time technology is not really possible in the past, but with PubSubHubbub (yes, it kinda sounds […]

SlideScreen: A Beautiful Alternative to Android Home Screen

SlideScreen: A Beautiful Alternative to Android Home Screen

The default Android home screen is rather functional. You can fully customize it by placing various kind of widgets, shortcuts on the desktop, change the wallpapers and you can swipe to switch screen. Now, if you are looking for a more functional home screen, one that can allow a busy person like you to better […]

Snippet: Adding Post Thumbnail in WordPress 2.9

Snippet: Adding Post Thumbnail in WordPress 2.9

When surfing the Web, you can easily come across WordPress sites that associate an image thumbnail with each post. This is particularly obvious for those blog with magazine style layout. Before WordPress 2.9, the only way to do this is to insert a custom field with the URL of the image thumbnail in each post/page. […]

How to Prevent Windows From Restarting After An Automatic Update

How to Prevent Windows From Restarting After An Automatic Update

There is no doubt that Windows 7 is a much better operating system than Windows XP and Vista, but one thing never seems to change: You have to restart your computer every time it performs an update. Perhaps I am just too used to the way that Linux system can update itself without restarting, and […]

Monthly Roundup For February 2010

Monthly Roundup For February 2010

For those who have missed our posts for the month of February, 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 100 Free Software For Mac OS X […]