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Snippet: Add Facebook Chat to Empathy

Snippet: Add Facebook Chat to Empathy

If you are a regular Facebook Chat user, you will be happy to know that Facebook has recently launched the XMPP support which allows you to connect to FB Chat from (almost) any IM applications (only applies to those that support the XMPP protocol). For Ubuntu Karmic users who are using Empathy rather than Pidgin, […]

How to Add Custom Search Engines to Google Chrome

How to Add Custom Search Engines to Google Chrome

There are often times when we need to perform searches on a specific site other than Google. In Firefox, you can easily add custom search engine with to Add to Search bar extension. In Google Chrome, there are no such extensions at the moment, so we have to add our favorite search engines manually. Luckily […]

How to Get Mac’s QuickLook Function In Ubuntu

How to Get Mac’s QuickLook Function In Ubuntu

In Mac, the QuickLook feature allows you to preview your files without opening them. For Linux users, particularly for those with Gnome desktop, you can also get a similar QuickLook functionality in your desktop with Gloobus-Preview. Gloobus-Preview is an extension for the Gnome desktop designed to enable a full screen preview of any kind of […]

How to Open Magnet Link In Browser

How to Open Magnet Link In Browser

If you are a frequent torrent user, you will come across magnet link. Magnet link has been around for quite some time, but it is only recently when the Pirate Bay confirmed that it would switch to DHT, PEX and magnet links that makes people start to wonder what magnet link is all about. You […]

7 Important Features That Should Be Part Of WordPress Core

7 Important Features That Should Be Part Of WordPress Core

I love WordPress. I love its user-friendliness and how easy you can get it installed and running within 5 mins. I love its extensibility and the plugin system that enable us to increase its functionality without any coding needed. However, despite all the love, WordPress is not perfect. There are plenty of times where you […]

Write For Make Tech Easier

Write For Make Tech Easier

Are you seriously obsessed with your computer and have tons of computer tips and tricks up your sleeves? Are you always surfing the Web to look for cool useful software and eagerly share with your friends when you found one? If that is who you are, then you are the one we are looking for. […]

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Snippet: How to Create a Mac Boot Entry in Grub2

Snippet: How to Create a Mac Boot Entry in Grub2

If you have just created a dual-boot system with Mac Snow Leopard and Ubuntu Karmic and find that the Grub2 does not boot up your Mac, you can follow the instruction below to add the correct boot entry in Grub2. Boot into Ubuntu Karmic. Open a terminal and type: sudo gedit /etc/grub.d/40_custom Add the following […]

18 Essential Apps For Your Android Phone

18 Essential Apps For Your Android Phone

Like any other operating system, most Android phones come preinstalled only with a minimum set of applications that are sufficient to get you started. But to really get the best out of it, you have to go into the Marketplace and grab the third-party apps. Being a geek in my circle of friends, I am […]