Make Tech Easier » Roundup http://www.maketecheasier.com Uncomplicating the complicated, making life easier Thu, 07 Nov 2013 06:45:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 2012 Roundup: Top 10 Most Popular Posts in 2012http://www.maketecheasier.com/most-popular-posts-in-2012/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/most-popular-posts-in-2012/#respond Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:25:30 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=62082 It is that time of the year again when we say goodbye to the current year and welcome the new year . It is also at this time when we look back at our work done for the year and find out which one we have done well. Here I present to you our most popular posts in 2012.

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2012-2013It is that time of the year again when we say goodbye to the current year and welcome the new year . It is also at this time when we look back at our work done for the year and find out which one we have done well. Here I present to you our most popular posts in 2012.

Microsoft’s advanced diagramming tool – Visio is definitely a great product, but it doesn’t come cheap too. If you are looking for a better and cheaper alternative, we have a great list of alternatives to Microsoft Visio.

5 Best Free Alternatives to Microsoft Visio

It used to be a simple stuff installing Java runtime in Ubuntu, but with the withdrawal of Sun JDK from the repository and the addition of OpenJDK, things become complicated. Some people are fine with OpenJDK while others need Sun JDK to run their apps properly. Regardless which camp you are in, here are the ways to install Java runtime in Ubuntu.

Even if you have a new PC, that doesn’t mean your old PC is completely useless. Install any of these lightweight Linux distribution on your older computer and I am sure it will run as if it was new.

4. 5 Best Free Alternative to Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is yet another great Microsoft product that comes with a hefty price tag. For those who are looking for a free desktop project management tool, here are 5 of the best alternatives to Microsoft Project.

The best thing about Android is that it is open source and can be installed in plenty of places. If you have never used Android before and wanted to know if you should switch to an Android phone, run it on your VirtualBox and see if you like it.

Install Android 4.0 In Virtualbox

If you play with the command line often and if you are not careful, you might get yourselves lock out of the sudo group and unable to carry out administrator tasks. Here is the way to fix it.

Fixing “username is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported” Error In Ubuntu

Indicator Applets are very useful in terms of providing quick information and play a very important role in overall Ubuntu experience. These app indicators lie on the top panel and the users can use these applets to control and/or access the application without even opening it.

Instagram started off as a mobile only platform and plenty of people are looking for ways to view Instagram photos on their desktop browser. Here is how you can do so: How to View Instagram Profiles Online.

Gimp 2.8 contains many new and improved features. If you are still using the older Gimp 2.6.x, upgrade it now.

That’s all for our 2012 roundup. Which post is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Image credit: Year 2013 clock by Big Stock Photo.

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Weekly Wrap-up: Microsoft Wants IE6 Dead Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-27-6-mar-2011/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-27-6-mar-2011/#respond Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:58:09 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=30593 This week, we show you how to manage your Picasa web Album from Android, synchronize any folder to Dropbox, email large files securely, convert Mac font to Windows compatible font, transfer contacts from Android, Blackberry to iPhone, secure your Gmail with 2 steps verification and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. […]

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ww6-ie6-dieThis week, we show you how to manage your Picasa web Album from Android, synchronize any folder to Dropbox, email large files securely, convert Mac font to Windows compatible font, transfer contacts from Android, Blackberry to iPhone, secure your Gmail with 2 steps verification and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. Back to Basics with KDE 4

2. Linux Startup Taking Too Long? Chart It!

3. Oomfo: Create Stunning Charts for PowerPoint Presentations

4. How to Secure Your Google Account With 2-Step Verification

5. Right-click Your Way To Productivity With Quick Cliq

Giveaway of the week

CloudBerry Backup Review + Free Giveaway

News of the week

1. Microsoft counting down to the death of IE6

2. WordPress got hit by massive DDoS attack.

3. Google profile got a new facelift, looks like your Facebook profile

4. Facebook launches its own commenting system across the web.

5. New Mac OSX Trojan found

6. Apple launches iPad 2, much thinner and faster

7. Google acknowledges Gmail issues as users complain of missing emails

8. Angry Birds to arrive at Facebook next month.

9. Google used a kill switch to remove 21 malware-infected apps from both its Android Market and from people’s Android devices.

Other useful How-to articles

1. How to remove the Quickbar on Twitter for iPhone

2. How to Add Contact Information to Your Mac’s Login Screen

3. How To Change Window Transparency in Windows 7 with a Hotkey

4. How to add a detailed battery indicator to Ubuntu

Software of the week

1. MailStore – Easily backup and archive your Gmail account.

2. DropSpace – Add Dropbox sync to Android.

3. Cloud Print BETA – Enable wireless printing from Android.

4. Minimalist For Google Reader – minimalist interface for Google reader.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: Google Declares War Against Content Farms Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-20-26-feb-2011/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-20-26-feb-2011/#respond Sun, 27 Feb 2011 21:00:51 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=30374 This week, we show you how to increase your iPhone battery life with JuiceDefender, keep track of Google Apps activities in the system tray, limit application CPU usage in Windows, remotely control kTorrents, access network files from your iPad and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. How to Install VLC-Shares In […]

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This week, we show you how to increase your iPhone battery life with JuiceDefender, keep track of Google Apps activities in the system tray, limit application CPU usage in Windows, remotely control kTorrents, access network files from your iPad and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. How to Install VLC-Shares In Ubuntu And Stream Videos to Android

2. Free Studio: One Multi-Purpose Converter To Rule Them All

3. How to Access Network Files From Your iPad

4. How to Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Hotspot

5. What is Thunderbolt Technology And How It Can Benefit You [MTE Explains]

Giveaway of the week

Gladinet Cloud Desktop 3 Review + Free Giveaway

News of the week

1. Google tweaks its search algorithm, finally declare war with content farms.

2. Google changes Picasa Web Albums policy, indirectly activate “unlimited storage option”.

3. Google disable contact sync in Facebook for Android

4. Internet words ‘bloggable’ and ‘scareware’ enter Oxford Dictionary

5. Apple releases Facetime for Mac in App Store, costs $0.99.

6. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 arrives

7. Google Cloud Connect now lets you sync Microsoft Office to Google Docs.

8. Yahoo Closes Down MyBlogLog.

9. Apple releases new MacBook Pro with faster processors, thunderbolt and HD camera.

10. Snooping Facebook On Android Is Simple

11. Antennagate issue returns to haunt Verizon iPhone

12. Android market now offers e-book purchase.

Other useful How-to articles

1. How to Force Your Mac to Stay Awake Indefinitely via the Command Line

2. How To Share Any Internet Connection With Any WiFi Device Using Virtual Router [Windows]

3. How To Install Mac OS X With Only 6GB

4. How to Host Your Website on Amazon S3

5. Get Notifications With A Close Button In Ubuntu

Software of the week

1. Touchegg – Add multi-touch gestures to Linux.

2. Google Cloud Connect – Sync Microsoft Office to Google Docs.

3. Pandora for Chrome – Control Pandora from Chrome address bar.

4. Facetime for Mac – make video call on your Mac.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: IE9 Downloaded 2 Million Times In A Week Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-13-19-feb-2011/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-13-19-feb-2011/#respond Sun, 20 Feb 2011 20:00:02 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=30020 This week, we show you how to access all Google Services in a single click, save attachment from Gmail for Android, view past notifications in Ubuntu, manage multiple windows with Aquasnap, connect to an Exchange account in iPhone and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. Gnome Shell is Almost Ready to […]

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ww19-ie-logoThis week, we show you how to access all Google Services in a single click, save attachment from Gmail for Android, view past notifications in Ubuntu, manage multiple windows with Aquasnap, connect to an Exchange account in iPhone and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. Gnome Shell is Almost Ready to Rock Your Desktop

2. 9 Useful Tools to Get The Best Experience Out Of GrooveShark

3. Android Market (Web) Vs. Appbrain

4. Clean Your Computer With Magic Utilities 2011

5. xScope Browser: A Hidden Gem In The Pool Of Android Apps

News of the week

1. The Internet Explorer 9 RC snagged 2 million downloads in a week

2. Google introduces new Android app to let you androidfy yourself.

3. New Chrome extension: block sites from Google’s web search results

4. Google Music to launch alongside Honeycomb on Motorola XOOM

5. Google makes its search more social, shows you the result that your friends find interesting.

6. New Firefox 5 mockup turns tabs into apps

7. Google One Pass lets publishers set their own prices and terms for their digital content.

8. Apple launches subscriptions on the App Store, collects 30% cut from the publisher every month

9. Microsoft launches Bing Bar for Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9

10. Google Docs Viewer adds 12 new format, now allowing you to view Photoshop .PSD file

Other useful How-to articles

1. How to Customize Your Jailbroken iOS Lockscreen

2. How to Enable User-Specific Wireless Networks in Windows 7

3. How To Play SNES Games on Your iPad With a Wii Controller

Software of the week

1. Flexamail – Access Facebook, Twitter and Web from your inbox.

2. Facebook Messenger (iPhone and iPod Touch) – Make FREE VoIP calls with your Facebook friends .

3. Deja Dup Backup – Backup and restore files in LInux.

4. BoxCryptor -cryptographic virtual harddisk that encrypts all data on-the-fly in real-time.

5. Bing Bar – Useful browser toolbar from Microsoft.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: Nokia Phone Will Soon Be Running Windows Phone 7 OS Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-6-12-feb-2011/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-6-12-feb-2011/#respond Sun, 13 Feb 2011 20:00:40 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=29726 This week, we show you how to batch process your images with Phatch, gain extra storage space on your Android phone, get notified of Gmail update on Linux desktop, speed up your Mac for free, disable PDF viewer on Google Chrome, and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. Go Launcher Ex: […]

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ww13-nokia-wp7This week, we show you how to batch process your images with Phatch, gain extra storage space on your Android phone, get notified of Gmail update on Linux desktop, speed up your Mac for free, disable PDF viewer on Google Chrome, and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. Go Launcher Ex: An Impressive Home Replacement App For Android

2. How to Theme Up Lubuntu

3. How to Speed Up Your Mac For Free!

4. 9 Useful Twitter Tools To Do More Than Just Tweeting

5. How To Fix Network Problems Using Command Line Tools In Windows 7

News of the week

1. Nokia and Microsoft announce partnership to build a new global mobile ecosystem and the first Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 concept already revealed

2. Google wants to be in-charge of your wedding. New wedding templates now available in Google Docs, Google Sites and Picnik

3. Google adds extra security to Gmail, now comes with 2-step verification.

4. Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate, said to be the fastest browser created by Microsoft.

5. Myriad Announces ‘Alien Dalvik’, Enables Android Apps to Run on Non-Android Phones

6. Mozilla Firefox 4 Beta, now including “Do Not Track” capabilities

7. Mozilla to release Firefox 4, 5 ,6 and 7 in year 2011

8. iPad FaceTime now possible with hack

9. Digg Bans RSS Submissions

10. Not surprising – yet another popular site hacked. This time is eHarmony

11. Facebook is rolling out the revamped messaging system to all users

Other useful How-to articles

1. How To Boot a Linux ISO Without Using A Boot CD

2. How To Move your Files to Relevant Folders with Ease

3. How to Easily Install Carrier-Blocked Apps from the Android Market Without Rooting the Phone

4. How To Set Up a Cross-Platform To-Do List with Google Tasks

5. How to get the most from the new Facebook pages

Software of the week

1. SoundCloud – Record, upload, share your personally created music.

2. Xleaner – Clean up your file directories in Windows.

3. MacDropAny – allows Mac users to sync any folder on their computer through Dropbox

4. Npackd – an application store/package manager/marketplace for applications. Only for Windows.

5. Minimalist for Google Calendar – Chrome extension. Customize Google Calendar user interface.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: The Bing Copied Google Search Results Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-30-5-feb-2011/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-30-5-feb-2011/#comments Sun, 06 Feb 2011 21:58:49 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=29433 This week, we show you how to limit disk space usage by users in Windows 7, read ebooks in Android phone, manage your task with PyTask, manage your files on Mac with Smart Folders, save iPhone extension, set a reminder note for your contact in Android and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of The […]

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This week, we show you how to limit disk space usage by users in Windows 7, read ebooks in Android phone, manage your task with PyTask, manage your files on Mac with Smart Folders, save iPhone extension, set a reminder note for your contact in Android and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. KDE 4.6 Review: It’s Full Of Awesomeness

2. A Week with Pinguy – The Slick Ubuntu Remix

3. 12 Thunderbird Addons You Shouldn’t Be Without

4. How To Monitor What Application Is Eating Up Your Resources In Windows 7

5. How to Assign/Remap Keyboard Shortcuts For Better Productivity [Linux]

Video of the week

Dear Microsoft (an open letter by Dan Bull)

News of the week

1. Google says: Bing copied our search results. Microsoft denies.

2. Microsoft introduces new email aliases features for Hotmail

3. WordPress.com introduces premium themes for their users.

4. Google adds improvement to Contacts Groups in Gmail. You can now write messages to multiple people at once.

5. New web-based Android market launched. Now you can buy and sync apps from the browser.

6. Blogger app launches on Android platform. No dates for the iPhone version

7. Google ‘Instant Previews’ come to iOS Safari

8. Google Docs update brings improved copy and pastev, priority sorting and file preview.

9. Google Chrome version 9 releases, thanks Reddit users for uncovering an audio bug

Other useful How-to articles

1. How To Pin Documents to the Windows 7 Taskbar

2. How To Use Mac OS X’s Labels to Organize Your Files

3. How To Enable, Disable Encrypted Search In Google Chrome

4. How to Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 – Now, Untethered!

5. How to Integrate Dropbox with Pages, Keynote, and Numbers on iPad

Software of the week

1. uTorrent Remote -remotely control your uTorrent desktop application from your Android phone

2. Wallcast – getting social with your wallpaper.

3. Greenpois0n – Untethered jailbreak your iPhone to iOS 4.2.1 .

4. CloudMagic – Integrated Instant Search for online data – Gmail, Google Docs & Contacts

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: Facebook Sells User Content to Advertisers Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-23-29-jan-2011/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-23-29-jan-2011/#respond Sun, 30 Jan 2011 20:13:52 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=29088 This week, we show you how to fix common problems in Internet Explorer 8, add more memory to your PC, ways to install applications on Android without the market, encode WebM video in Linux, turn your iPad to alarm clock, make your iPhone apps compatible with iPad and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of […]

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This week, we show you how to fix common problems in Internet Explorer 8, add more memory to your PC, ways to install applications on Android without the market, encode WebM video in Linux, turn your iPad to alarm clock, make your iPhone apps compatible with iPad and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. How to Supercharge Your Shell with Bashish [Linux]

2. Browsers War: The Search For The Best Android Browser

3. Quick Tip: Adding Unread Count to GMail Favicon

4. Quick Tip: How to Replace Your OpenOffice With LibreOffice In Ubuntu

5. 5 Important Measures To Gear Up Your Windows 7 Security

Poll of the week

Do You Feel Safe Storing Your Files/Information Online?

News of the week

1. Facebook unveiled Sponsored Stories, sells user content to Advertisers. (more details)

2. New Gmail labs feature: Show unread count in favicon

3. Google Cloud Printing finally launched. Now available for Gmail for mobile and mobile document.

4. Google Starts Censoring BitTorrent, Rapidshare and more

5. Google Offers goes live, starts to integrate in Google Maps and Places.

6. Kongregate makes triumphant return to Android Market after a few tweaks

7. Facebook makes two security improvement: site-wide HTTPS and Authentication with your friend pictures.

8. Google announced Android 3.0 Honeycomb and a showcase site with screenshots.

9. LibreOffice 3.0 stable release is finally out, now available to download for all platforms.

10. Google releases Chrome extension to keep you out of ad tracking cookies.

11. SourceForge attacked. 2 millions accounts suspended.

12. Desktop notifications arrived for Gmail and chat

Other useful How-to articles

1. How to Add Google Calendar Events via Google Talk IM (Google Voice Required)

2. How to Use Google Cloud Print from the Desktop

3. How To Pin Documents to the Windows 7 Taskbar

4. How To Jailbreak Your New Apple TV with Seas0nPass (and Install XBMC Too!)

Software of the week

1. Runkeeper Pro -Runkeeper Pro is now free forever. Grab it in the market/app store now.

2. iSendr – On demand, peer-to-peer file sharing, no cloud required..

3. BlueGriffon – A new WYSIWYG content editor that supports HTML5 and CSS3

4. BootXChanger – Customizes Your Mac OS X Boot Screen.

5. Theme It – theme app store for jailbroken iPhone.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weeky Wrap-up: Kongregate Blocked By Google In Android Market Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-16-22-jan-2011/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-16-22-jan-2011/#respond Sun, 23 Jan 2011 20:58:39 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=28626 In this week, we learn about 7 ways to supercharge your multitasking experience In Android, using Wallch to set live Earth wallpaper as your desktop wallpaper, 5 best uTorrent apps, create custom short URL with your own domain, edit movie with your iPhone and many more. 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. 8 […]

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ww23-kongregate-androidIn this week, we learn about 7 ways to supercharge your multitasking experience In Android, using Wallch to set live Earth wallpaper as your desktop wallpaper, 5 best uTorrent apps, create custom short URL with your own domain, edit movie with your iPhone and many more.

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. 8 Digital Note Pad Applications To Use In Multiple Platforms

2. Getting Enlightened with Bodhi Linux

3. Split And Merge PDF Files With PDF-Shuffler [Linux]

4. 5 Best uTorrent Apps

5. 6 Websites To Find Creative And Unique Domain Names

News of the week

1. Kongregate arrived at Android market, but was kicked out by Google

2. Google to launch Google Offer, becomes competitor of Groupon

3. Apple switching to new kind of screw so you can’t open your iPhone

4. Fake anti-virus attack spreads on Twitter via goo.gl links

5. Playboy will come to iPad, uncensored

6. Microsoft’s popular app – OneNote arrives at iPhone

7. Twitter launched in Korean

8. Facebook apps can now access your phone number and home address, but requires users to explicitly grant permission.

9. Trapster hacked! 10 million users account compromised

10. Google testing out number porting for Google Voice, available to all its users for limited amount of time

11. Another company falls victim to hacker. Lush hacked and its users credit card detail stolen and misused

12. Mozilla blocks Skype addon: extension caused Firefox to crash

Other useful How-to articles

1. How to Create a Portable Hackintosh on a USB Thumb Drive

2. How to Automatically Sync Photos From Your iPhone to Dropbox

3. How to use OneNote as a Task Manager for the iPhone

Software of the week

1. OneNote for iPhone – The popular desktop note taking app OneNote is now available for iPhone for free, for a limited time.

2. Kongregate Arcade for Android – Play Kongregate games on your Android phone.

3. Todo.txt Touch – An Android application for managing your todo.txt file stored in Dropbox

4. Vox – Music player and converter for Mac OS X.

5. LauncherPro for Android – new update adds transition effects to home screen.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: Google Goggles Can Solve Sudoku Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-9-15-jan-2011/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-9-15-jan-2011/#respond Sun, 16 Jan 2011 19:58:11 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=28191 This week, we show you how to relocate application folder without changing their installation path, hide sensitive documents in Windows 7, backup your iPhone apps with PkgBacup, streaming music from one device to another in Android, free OneNote clone for Mac, share and manage photos across multiple social networks, create playlists from your iPad and […]

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This week, we show you how to relocate application folder without changing their installation path, hide sensitive documents in Windows 7, backup your iPhone apps with PkgBacup, streaming music from one device to another in Android, free OneNote clone for Mac, share and manage photos across multiple social networks, create playlists from your iPad and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. A First Look At Diaspora – The Open Social Network

2. How To Backup Your iPhone Cydia Apps With PkgBackup

3. How To Create and Edit Playlists Straight from your iPad

4. A Review Of KidZui: The Internet For Kids

5. Zoho Reports: Get Business Class Reports On A Freelance Budget

Poll of the week

How Many Social Networks Are You Actively Involved? [Poll]

News of the week

1. Latest update on Google Goggles can now solve Sudoku puzzle

2. Music videos now on YouTube app for Android

3. Firefox 4 Beta 9 Hits the Web and it is faster than before

4. Apple TV hacked just days after release

5. Verizon iPhone 4 Arriving On February 10th

6. Facebook begins to migrate its users to the new profile design

7. Google releases API for goo.gl URL shortener

8. Google releases top 5 requests for Google Tasks. New features likely to come soon

9. Google Hotpot comes to iPhone

10. Unity 2D (QT) now available in a PPA for Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04

11. Google Chrome to drop H.264 video support

Other useful How-to articles

1. Switch Between Multiple Gmail Accounts With a URL Hack

2. The 50 Best Ways to Disable Built-in Windows Features You Don’t Want

3. How to record quick, easy screencast videos with Mac OSX

4. Save a Webpage to a Single HTML File in Chrome

5. How to customize the Ribbon menu in Microsoft Office 2010

Software of the week

1. Android sound collection – a collection of 642 sound files (ringtone, notification, alarms) for your Android phone.

2. MenuPop – access the Mac menubar anywhere.

3. Unity 2D – Unity 2D desktop manager for Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04

4. Firefox 4 beta 9 – the latest release of Firefox 4 beta.

5. Registry Commander – advanced Windows registry editor

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: The Firefox Overtakes Internet Explorer Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-2-8-jan-2011/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-2-8-jan-2011/#respond Sun, 09 Jan 2011 19:58:30 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=27875 This week, we show you how to differentiate a phishing Facebook mail, block programs In Windows 7 without using AppLocker, change Tweetdeck password, reset login password in Windows 7, sync iPhone notes to email, delete duplicate in iTunes and many more tutorials. 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. 15+ Useful AppIndicator Applets For […]

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ww9-firefox-beat-ieThis week, we show you how to differentiate a phishing Facebook mail, block programs In Windows 7 without using AppLocker, change Tweetdeck password, reset login password in Windows 7, sync iPhone notes to email, delete duplicate in iTunes and many more tutorials.

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. 15+ Useful AppIndicator Applets For Ubuntu

2. LibreOffice – The Likely Future of OpenOffice

3. How to Setup HDMI Digital Playback in Linux

4. VirtualBox 4.0 Review: What to Expect From This Major Release

5. WingPanel: A Super Sexy Space-Saving Top Panel

Poll of the week

What Is Your Favorite Browser? [Poll]

Video of the week

Sneak preview of Android 3.0 – Honeycomb

News of the week

1. Firefox overtakes Internet Explorer in Europe in browser wars

2. Apple’s Mac Store opens with more than 1000 apps

3. A Sneak Peek of Android 3.0, Honeycomb

4. WordPress.com grows over 6 million new blogs in 2010, pageviews up 53%

5. Angry Birds comes in the form of a board game

6. Skype acquires Qik, video streaming on the way.

7. Google will be fixing up the Android messaging bug

8. Google Docs new feature: Play video files in your documents.

9. Popular app VLC pulled from the App Store

Other useful How-to articles

1. How to Fix “Error 100? in the Mac App Store

2. How to Get Google Voice from Outside the U.S

3. How to Send Web Articles Directly to Your Kindle via Instapaper

4. How to Control the Order of Startup Programs in Windows

5. How To Remotely Monitor Your Transmission Torrent Downloads

Software of the week

1. unDock – adds an “Eject All” shortcut in Mac.

2. Better Grooveshark – userscript to add lyrics and remove ad for Grooveshark. Worked in Firefox with Greasemonkey, Chrome, Opera, and Safari with Greasekit.

3. Go Launcher – Yet another lightweight home replacement app for Android.

4. Twitter for Mac – the official Twitter desktop client for Mac

5. Handbrake – the latest update of this popular cross-platform video conversion app adds support for Blu-ray ripping, more device presets, batch scanning, and the ability to edit entries in your conversion queue.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: Facebook Beats Google, Kno Textbook Table Previews, Transform Gedit Into An IDE, And Many Morehttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-26-dec2010-1-jan2011/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-26-dec2010-1-jan2011/#respond Sun, 02 Jan 2011 19:58:27 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=27430 This week, we show you how to use BridgeURL to shorten multiple links in one shot, various ways to convert webpages to PDF in Android, install Android OS in iPhone, batch process files in GIMP, restore deleted files in WIndows 7 and many more tutorials. 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. The Kno […]

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This week, we show you how to use BridgeURL to shorten multiple links in one shot, various ways to convert webpages to PDF in Android, install Android OS in iPhone, batch process files in GIMP, restore deleted files in WIndows 7 and many more tutorials.

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. The Kno Textbook Tablet Preview

2. Transform Gedit Into A Web Developer IDE

3. Ubuntu Remixes: 4 Of The Best Alternatives to Ubuntu

4. How to Run Android OS On Your iPhone 2G/3G

5. 3 Easy Ways To Check The Health Of Your Hard Disk In Windows 7

News of the week

1. Facebook beats Google as the most visited site in 2010

Facebook beats Google to become the most popular site in 2010, in terms of the search count. According to Hitwise, facebook and facebook login top the list of the most searched terms while Google’s YouTube takes the third spot.

2. Android SMS messaging bug uncovered. Messages get send to wrong person.

Google has confirmed the existence of a SMS bug in the Android OS. When you have three or four separate text message conversations going, the software gets confused and sends texts to the wrong person some times. The bug is considered medium priority by Google at the moment, so don’t expect it to be fixed so soon.

3. New Trojan virus, Geinimi found on Android phone.

Security software for Android – Lookout has uncovered a trojan virus on Android OS. The trojan collects significant information and transmits them to a remote server. Geinimi is currently distributed through third-party Chinese app stores. Those who are using the native market appstore will be safe.

4. Kindle 3 eclipses Harry Potter to become the bestselling product in Amazon

Amazon has released the result for the top selling product in 2010, and its own Kindle 3 top the list, eclipsing the Harry Potter book.

5. NOOK Becomes Barnes & Noble’s Biggest Bestseller

Right after Amazon announced its Kindle 3 success, Barnes & Noble has also announced that their latest ebook reader NOOK is their bestselling product in their whole history as well. Kind of a coincidence, isn’t it?

6. Book Lending is now available in Kindle

Kindle (or Kindle reading app) owner will be glad that they can now loan books from other Kindle reader. Not all books are eligible for lending though, and the lender will not be able to read the book during the loan period.

7. Skype video calling has arrived for iOS

After a long wait, Skype video calling functionality has finally arrived for iOS. Upgrade your skype app to the latest version to enjoy the new feature.

8. New Android music player leaked. Great improvement, but still not the best

The default Android’s music player is not something that any Android user will be proud of, but that might change in the future with the leak of the new music player. The leaked package is still rough at the edges, but already showing much improvement over the current music app.

9, Russian government to switch to free open source software (including Linux) by 2015

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has signed a government order that lays out the groundwork for the transition of federal bodies and agencies to use free software, including Linux, by 2015.

10. Datqabase of Mozilla leaked. 44,000 passwords revealed

A partial database of Mozilla addon user accounts was mistakenly left on a Mozilla public server, leading to the exposure of 44,000 inactive accounts. Luckily, there is no cause to be panic as the passwords are protected and belonged to inactive accounts.

11. WordPress releases 3.0.4, critical update

WordPress releases an update (version 3.0.40 which fixes a core security bug called KSES. It is very important that all WordPress users apply the update as soon as possible.

Other useful How-to articles

1. How to Force Your Android Phone to Check for a System Update

2. How To Troubleshoot a Mac That Won’t Start

3. How to Change the Cmd+Q Shortcut Key in OS X

4. How to recognize an email scam or phishing attempt

5. How To Test Ubuntu 11.04 With Unity In VirtualBox 4.0

Software of the week

1. TaskSync – Syncs Remember the Milk Tasks to iCal Calendars

2. RunKeeper Pro – RunKeeper uses the GPS technology found in the iPhone to track your fitness activity, giving you comparable results to an expensive GPS watch at a fraction of the cost. Free to download for the month of January.

3. GrooveDown – Download Music From Grooveshark

4. Complete Internet Repair – Fix internet connection problem in Windows.

5. ImageUSB – write an image concurrently to multiple USB Flash Drives

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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MakeTechEasier’s 20 Best Posts In 2010http://www.maketecheasier.com/maketecheasiers-20-best-posts-in-2010/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/maketecheasiers-20-best-posts-in-2010/#comments Sun, 02 Jan 2011 02:45:11 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=27213 Year 2010 had been a great year. We have broken our 1000 articles mark, covered more topics, from Android to Google Chrome and iPad, and we are able to provide more regular free giveaway every now and then. Here is a recap of the best 20 posts in 2010. 1. 13 Ways to Customize Ubuntu […]

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mte-best-20-postsYear 2010 had been a great year. We have broken our 1000 articles mark, covered more topics, from Android to Google Chrome and iPad, and we are able to provide more regular free giveaway every now and then.

Here is a recap of the best 20 posts in 2010.

1. 13 Ways to Customize Ubuntu Netbook Remix

unr-main-screenThis post was written for the first editon of Ubuntu for netbook. Back then, the user interface was heavily customized to make it looks/functions good in small screen, but it never really goes well with the public. In this post, we highlighted 13 useful ways to customize Ubuntu Netbook Remix to make it more user friendly.

2. 6 Beautiful Android Live Wallpapers

android-wallpaper-mainIt may be battery draining and resource intensive, but one of the best thing in Android is the beautiful and interactive live wallpapers that you can use to spice up your Android home screen. In this post, we scoured the web for the 6 best Android live wallpapers that you can install on your handset.

3. Change Login and Boot Screen in Ubuntu Lucid

lucid-login-screenThe beauty of Ubuntu (and Linux) lies in the fact that it is fully customizable. You can modify every single bit of the distro and get it to look exactly the way you want it to be. In this post, we show you how you can change the login and boot screen in Ubuntu to your liking.

4. 18 Essential Apps for Your Android Phone

android-appJust bought a new Android phone and don’t know what are the essential apps that you should install? Fret not! In this post, we highlighted 18 of the most essential apps for your Android phone. They might not be everything you need, but they will definitely give you a good headstart.

5. Turn Ubutu Lucid Into Mac OS X

lucid-mac-logoThe Ubuntu – Mac OS X transformation series has always been a hot favorite topic. While some of you really hate the idea of transforming your favorite Ubuntu to the Apple OS, most of you loved it and asked for more. A good thing is, the transformation process is getting easier and easier each time and is just a matter of a few clicks to complete the process. Read on for more details.

6. Use Your Android Phone As A Wireless Hotspot

hotspot-mainBeing able to surf the web on the move is no longer sufficient to keep all you geek happy, now you wanted to be able to surf on your laptop as well, connected via your Android phone. Even though the stock version of Android comes with a tethering and wireless hotspot feature, some carriers blocked it and prevent their users from using it. This post shows how you can overcome the restriction and get your Android phone to serve as a wireless hotspot.

7. Sync iPhone With Rhythmbox (No Jailbreaking Required)

iphone-sync-tuxUsing Ubuntu Lucid or Maverick, the Rhythmbox music player will have no problem syncing your iPhone/iPod Touch to the desktop. However, back in Ubuntu Karmic, it is still a feat to be able to sync your iDevices with Linux. In case you are still using Ubuntu Karmic, here is the exact instructions to mod your system to be able to sync iPhone with Rhythmbox.

8. Unlock Gnome Panel In Ubuntu Netbook Edition

une-boot-screenIn ubuntu Netbook Edition (Lucid), the Gnome panel is locked to prevent its users from adding/removing any Gnome panel applet. This, of course, did not go well with the public. This post is a quick tip on how to unlock the Gnome panel in Ubuntu Netbook Edition (Lucid)

9. Install Android SDK In Ubuntu Karmic

android-sdkIf you are an Android developer, looking to root your Android phone, or just a blogger who wants to take screenshots of your Android phone, you will need to install Android SDK in your computer. I know that it is kind of troublesome to download/install the SDK just to take screenshots in your phone, but luckily it can be done easily. This article shows you the way to install Android SDK and take screenshots in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic.

10. Add Custom Alarm Ringtone In Android

android-default-ringtoneAndroid phone comes with a list of songs that you can use as alarm ringtone, but few of them are really up to the par. In this post, we show you how to easily add your favorite alarm ringtone to your Android phone.

11. Install Virtualbox In USB

virtualbox-logoVirtualbox is a good way to test out different OS without having to install them physically. In this post, we show you how to install Virtualbox in USB so you can bring your OS out on a thumb drive and use it at any cybercafe.

12. Set Wallpaper As Bootsplash Background

xsplash-mainIf you have noticed, Ubuntu Karmic comes with a new xsplash that allows you to set custom wallpaper as the background. Not only is it more visually appealing, it is also much easier to customize than the previous usplash.

In this article, we show you how to change the bootsplash and login screen concurrently when you change your desktop wallpaper.

13. 15 Fantastic Looking Dark GDM Themes

gdm-themes-azenisOne of the coolest things about being a Linux user can be showing off your slick custom interface to your friends. With the maturing of Grub 2 and kernel mode setting, we’ll soon all have a beautiful boot from start to finish. In Ubuntu, there’s no shortage of slick GDM themes that you can download. In this article, we showcased 15 of the best dark GDM themes and where you can get them.

14. Remove Windows Viruses With Linux

linuxantivirus-logoWindows and Linux may not be the best of friends, but that doesn’t mean they don’t play well with each other, at least from the Linux side of view. When it comes to viruses, it will happen to either you or your cousin Stan. By booting from a Linux Live CD or USB, you can remove the offending programs manually or with a Linux-based anti-virus program. This guide show you the detailed steps to get rid of Windows virus using a Linux bootable USB system.

15. Launcher Pro + QuickDesk: Probably The Best Android Home Replacement Combination

lp_qd-logoAndroid, like Linux, is fully customizable. Not only can you install live wallpapers, you can also change the default homescreen app to improve its responsiveness and functionality. In our opinions, LauncherPro + Quickdesk gives the best home screen replacement that you can get. Some of your opinions might differ, but that is okay. Read on for more information about LauncherPro and Quickdesk.

16. Install KDE 4.5

kde45-applicationsKDE has to be the most sleek and well contained Linux desktop manager around. With the release of KDE 4.5, it can only get better. This article shows you the step-by-step guide to install/upgrade to KDE 4.5 in your system.

17. How to Install And Run Slackware 13

slackware-logoA former co-worker once told me “If you want to learn Debian, install Debian. If you want to learn Fedora, install Fedora. If you want to learn Linux, install Slackware”. Slackware has a reputation for being somewhat difficult to install and confusing to use. In this post, we shows you the detailed instructions to get Slackware working in your system.

18. Lubuntu Review: A Lightweight Ubuntu Variant

lubuntu-logoI have only tested Lubuntu briefly and I fell in love with it. It is fast, responsive, lightweight, and most importantly, it just works. Read on for the full review.

19. How to Manage Google Calendar From Command Line And Display It On Your Desktop

gcalcli-calwGoogle Calendar is one of the most popular web based calendar . In this post, we show you how to make use of the command line to manage your Google calendar. We even show you how to display it on your desktop with the help of Conky and Gcalcli.

20. Exaile: First Media Player I Don’t Hate

exaile-logoWhen it comes to music players for Linux, they seem to fall into two categories: the tiny ones that don’t get in your way but often lack important playlist features or format support, and the monstrous software beasts that drag your system to a halt and insist on “importing” the files you’ve already organized. Josh Price has been a lover of Exaile and this post explained it all. if you are looking for an alternative music player, this is a good read.

We sure hope you have enjoyed reading our posts as much as we love writing them. We will strive to become better in 2011, so stay tuned!

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Weekly Wrap-up: Free Gmail Calls Extend Through 2011, WikiLeaks Becomes English Word, Beginner Guide to Android And Many Morehttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-19-25-dec-2010/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-19-25-dec-2010/#respond Sun, 26 Dec 2010 19:58:27 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=26948 This week, we show you how to upgrade your Dropbox to version 1.0 in Ubuntu and Kubuntu, write blog post on the move, draw arrows in Gimp, access your IM logs from anywhere, fetching files with wget, stream flash video on your iPhone and many more. 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. How […]

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This week, we show you how to upgrade your Dropbox to version 1.0 in Ubuntu and Kubuntu, write blog post on the move, draw arrows in Gimp, access your IM logs from anywhere, fetching files with wget, stream flash video on your iPhone and many more.

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. How to Change Linux Displays on the Fly with Disper

2. How to Upgrade Your Dropbox to Version 1.0 in Ubuntu

3. The Beginner Guide to Android – What New Android Users Need to Know About Their Phones

4. How to Use FaceTime For Mac to Chat with Friends & Family

5. Everything You Want to Know About Chrome OS, Chrome Netbook And Chrome Web Store

Poll of the week

Do You Wish to See Delicious Shut Down?

Giveaway of the week

1. Christmas Week Special: IM+ Pro For Android Free Giveaway

2. Christmas Week Special: Picture Collage Maker Pro Free Giveaway

3. Christmas Week Special: SailFish VPN Free Giveaway

4. Christmas Week Special: iMedia Converter + DVD Creator Free Giveaway

News of the week

1. It’s not “rooting”, it’s openness

2. Marketers are tracking you and collecting your info, without you knowing.

3. NORAD collaborate with Google to allow you to track Santa Claus’s whereabout on Christmas eve.

4. Google sent Android up to space.

5. Free calling in Gmail extended through 2011

6. Google extends its Android market purchase capability to carrier direct billing

7. Facebook Rolling Out More Prominent Design of News Feed Filters

8. Wikileaks is now an English word

Other useful How-to articles

1. Increase the Memory of XP Mode Virtual PC in Windows 7

2. Some cool Android tips and tricks

3. How To Utilize Fast User Switching On Your Mac

4. How to Sync iTunes Across All Your Computers with Dropbox

5. 3 Ways to Host Your Own Delicious Alternative

Software of the week

1. Fiabee (Chrome, Android) – Sync files between Google Chrome and Android.

2. Webkey for Android – Remote control your Android from your PC.

3. Virtualbox 4.0

4. App Launcher for Chrome – Quick launch for your Chrome web apps.

5. Firefox 4 Beta 8 – Latest Firefox beta, easier sync setup and 3D Graphics.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: Mark Zuckerberg Named As Person Of the Year 2010 Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-12-18-dec-2010/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-12-18-dec-2010/#respond Sun, 19 Dec 2010 20:00:34 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=26480 This week, we show you how to schedule Microsoft Security Essential to work while you are sleeping, hactivate your iPhone with Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM), set AOL mail as the default email handler, track applications resource usage and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. Ubuntu as Intended. My Experience Of Using […]

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ww19-person-of-the-yearThis week, we show you how to schedule Microsoft Security Essential to work while you are sleeping, hactivate your iPhone with Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM), set AOL mail as the default email handler, track applications resource usage and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. Ubuntu as Intended. My Experience Of Using the ‘Default’ Ubuntu

2. Synapse: A Useful Zeitgeist-based Application Launcher

3. How to Check the Download and Upload Speed Of Your Internet Connection

4. Understanding Chrome Web Store And How To Get The Best Out Of It

5. Configuring Places, Bookmarks, and Locations in KDE

Poll of the week

What’s Your Favorite Instant Messaging Application?

News of the week

1. Mark Zuckerberg named Person of the Year 2010 by Time magazine

The head of the World largest social networking platform – Facebook is selected as the Person of the Year 2010 by Time magazine. Considering the success achieved by Facebook in this year, this is hardly a surprise.

2. Google notifies you in search results when a site is hacked

In lieu of the Gawker database hack which saw tens of thousands of users’ emails and passwords leaked to the public, Google is stepping up its gear to warn users of any hacked site. Hacked sites will now have a “This site may be compromised” tag at the bottom of its search results.

3. Delicious is closing down, oops, no, will be offloaded by Yahoo!

Yahoo is considering to shut down offload its popular bookmarking site – delicious.com. As of now, its future is still unknown. Backup and export your bookmarks while the site is still up and running.

4. Humble Indie Bundle 2 is back. Grab your favorite Indie games at any price you want.

Show your support to charity and indie games developers by paying what you want for a 5 games bundle.

5. Google launches Google Map 5 for mobile, now comes with 3D buildings and offline support

Google Map for Android now comes with 3D mode and offline support.

6. Granting other users permission to access to your Gmail account

Need an assistant to help you with your email? You can now grant other users permission to access your Gmail account and help you manage your account.

7. Restore the Google contacts that you deleted earlier

Accidentally deleted a contact from your Google contacts? You can now restore the contact with a single click.

8. Google Latitude now landed on iPhone

9. Hotmail introduces interactive email using Active Views

Microsoft introduces new feature in Hotmail that allows users to receive/view interactive email in their inbox.

10. Dropbox hits 1.0, shed beta tags, uses less memory and comes with selective sync feature

The Dropbox team releases a major upgrade to its popular Dropbox software, bump the version up to 1.0 and finally shed its beta tag. This latest version comes with many useful upgrade, including better memory usage and selective sync. Don’t have a Dropbox account? Get it now!

Other useful How-to articles

1. Prevent Firefox From Entering Work Offline Mode

2. How to Map an FTP Site to a Drive Letter

3. How To Remove Front Row From Your Mac

4 .How to Switch Mac OS X to Use OpenDNS or Google DNS

5. How To Permanently Disable Google Instant & Google Suggest

Software of the week

1. Opera 11 – Internet browser, comes with tab stacking and extensions support.

2. Microsoft Security Essential 2 – One of the popular security suite for Windows

3. Flipboard – a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader and Flickr

4. Dropbox 1.0

5. Google Map 5.0 for Android

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: Google Releases Gingerbread and Nexus S, Beautify KDE Desktop, Ubuntu One For Windows And Many More…http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-5-11-dec-2010/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-5-11-dec-2010/#respond Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:00:17 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=26126 This week, we show you how to block specific programs in Windows 7, setup automatic email reminders, read articles more comfortably in Safari, create your own private social communities and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. 7 Ways to Beautify Your KDE 4 Desktop 2. Minecraft Tips and Tricks for Newbies […]

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This week, we show you how to block specific programs in Windows 7, setup automatic email reminders, read articles more comfortably in Safari, create your own private social communities and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. 7 Ways to Beautify Your KDE 4 Desktop

2. Minecraft Tips and Tricks for Newbies

3. Step by Step Guide To Install Windows XP Mode In Windows 7

4. A Quick Look At Ubuntu One For Windows Public Beta

5. Join.Me: Start A Remote Desktop Sharing Session With Anyone

Poll of the week

How Much Are You Willing to Pay For A Mobile Application?

Video of the week

What is the whole world searching in 2010?

News of the week

1. Google releases Nexus S and Gingerbread

After much waiting, Google has finally released Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) together with the second generation of Google phone – Nexus S.

2. Gmail for Android now supports priority inbox and improved composing

When Google released Priority Inbox for Gmail app, they promised to make it available everywhere. With the latest update of Gmail app for Android, it now comes with priority inbox and better composing.

3. Gmail priority inbox helps people to spend 15% less time on reading emails

I am sure you won’t notice it. According to Google, the latest priority inbox feature in Gmail has helped most of its users save up to 15% of the time spent reading emails. Are you experiencing better productivity?

4. Chrome webstore and OS and is almost ready.

While the Chrome OS is almost completed, it is still not quite ready for the market yet. In order to enable the public to test it, Google decides to give away free netbook (loaded with Chrome OS. Not everyone can get it though, you will have to register your interest over here.

5. Apple quietly drops iOS jailbreak detection API

Apple has previously added a jailbreak detection feature in its iOS, with the intention to detect and deter people from jailbreaking their iPhone. However, in the latest version of iOS, Apple has quietly drops the jailbreak detection API. Is this a hint that Apple has started to accept (and maybe embrace) jailbreaking act? Only Steve knows.

6. Apple Ramps Up Song Previews in iTunes to 90 Seconds

It used to be only 30 seconds, but Apple has now ramps up the song previews to 90 seconds in iTunes.

7. Google Instant for mobile now available globally

We have gone through the length to teach you how to use Google Instant in your smart phone, but that won’t be necessary anymore because Google Instant for mobile is now available globally. Simply load up your browser, head to Google.com and you will get Google Instant instantly.

8. IE9 Introduces new tracking protection feature

Internet Explorer 9 will ship with a new tracking protection feature to identify and block many forms of undesired tracking as well as enable end-users to control which third-party site can track them when they’re online.

Other useful How-to articles

1. Enable the Default Web Apps in Chrome 8

2. How to Add Google Documents to the Windows Explorer “New” Menu

3. How to Add Any Application to the Windows Desktop Right-Click Menu

4 .How To Stop Programs From Automatically Opening When You Start Your Mac

5. How To Use Google Reader As A Bookmarking Service

Software of the week

1. Viber – Makes Free iPhone Calls Over 3G and Wi-Fi [iPhone only]

2. Epistle – a simple text editor that can sync all your notes to Dropbox. [Android only]

3. Prospector – Instant Preview – Get Google Instant like preview in Firefox’s Awesome bar. [Firefox 4 only]

4. Cortex – share web content to your friends and family easily. [Chrome only]

5. DropDAV – access Dropbox without the Dropbox app..

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: All Playboy Magazines Now Available in 250GB Hard Disk Editionhttp://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-28-4-dec-2010/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-28-4-dec-2010/#respond Sun, 05 Dec 2010 20:00:41 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=25778 This week, we show you how to customize your WordPress admin area, unsubscribe from mailing lists with ease, view your website mobile theme on desktop browser, share Windows clipboard data between multiple computers, change iPhone default browser and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. 4 More Linux Games to Distract You […]

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This week, we show you how to customize your WordPress admin area, unsubscribe from mailing lists with ease, view your website mobile theme on desktop browser, share Windows clipboard data between multiple computers, change iPhone default browser and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. 4 More Linux Games to Distract You From Work

2. A Long Overdue Look at XFCE

3. Banshee: Is It Good Enough To Be The Default Music Player For Ubuntu?

4. 3 Ways To Get Free Dropbox Storage Space

5. How To Create A System Repair Disc in Windows 7

Poll of the week

Do You Prefer Full Or Partial RSS Feed?

News of the week

1. All back issue of Playboy magazine now available for sale in a hard drive

Last year, National Geographics sold their archives in a box set of DVDs. This year, Playboy decides to follow suit and place all their back issue of Playboy magazine in a 250GB hard disk, and sell it to you.

2. Google releases Google Chrome 8.

Nothing too surprising here…Google has released the stable version of Chrome 8 without much fanfare. Nothing that you need to do, because your Google Chrome will update by itself. Simply sit back and enjoy.

3. Google doodles for your phone

If you are a fan of Google Doodles, good news for you. Google doodles is now available for your phone too.

4. Google Editions, Google’s e-book store, to launch before 2011

Google Inc. is in the final stages of launching its long-awaited e-book retailing venture, Google Editions, a move that could shake up the way digital books are sold.

5. The Android Google Reader app is here!

6. Windows Live Spaces Doubles WordPress.com Signups

Last month, Microsoft announced that they are shutting down Windows Live Spaces and its users will be migrated to WordPress.com. After a month, the number of WordPress.com doubled, paving its way to become the most popular blogging platform in the whole wide web.

7. Xmarks get acquired by LastPass, Lives On

Xmarks, the online bookmarking company that is about to die, has revived from the death with the help of LastPass. LastPass acquired Xmarks and could soon release a premium version for its users.

8. Groupon rejects Google $6 billion offer.

Looking forward to a “Goopon” (Google – Groupon)? No more chances as Groupon officially reject a whopping $6 billion bid from Google.

9. Android and iOS top the list of “Most Desired” Operating System

If not Android and iOS, who else would it be?

10. Winamp for Android now comes with wireless music sync | DoubleTwist introduces AirSync – Sync Your Android playlist, photos and video

You can call it a coincidence, both Winamp and DoubleTwist release a newer version of their Android apps, giving their users the means to synchronize their music wirelessly. DoubleTwist’s Airsync costs $2.99, but allows you to sync playlist, photos and videos. Winamp continues to be free.

12. Android Market Now Comes with “Similar” Tab.

A new improvement in Android market now allows you to discover “Similar” apps from each application page.

Other useful How-to articles

1. Get Facebook Notifications In Conky

2. A Comprehensive Guide to Sharing Your Data Across Multi-Booting Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs

3. How to Add Any Application to the Windows Desktop Right-Click Menu

4 .How To Run a Parallels Virtual Machine from an External USB Drive

5. Easily connect Linux to a Windows Domain

Software of the week

1. Angry Birds Seasons – Celebrate Xmas with Angry birds

2. Synapse – Searches everything, anything in Linux

3. Grooveshark – The newly released HTML5 version of Grooveshark is awesome. Check it out.

4. Google Reader for Android – Read, follows, and subscribe your RSS feeds on the move.

5. SnapShot – Screen Capture Tool for Windows.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: Sync MS Office Documents to Google Docs, Print PDF From Any Applications, DoudouLinux, Install iOS 4.2.1 And Many More…http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-21-27-nov-2010/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-21-27-nov-2010/#respond Sun, 28 Nov 2010 20:00:43 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=25315 This week, we show you how to create online school Edu 2.0, troubleshooting your problems in Windows 7, block unwanted contact from Google Chat, install iOS 4.2.1 in iPad, restore statusbar in Firefox 4, 8 things that you need to know before modding your Android phone and how you can easily print PDF files from […]

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This week, we show you how to create online school Edu 2.0, troubleshooting your problems in Windows 7, block unwanted contact from Google Chat, install iOS 4.2.1 in iPad, restore statusbar in Firefox 4, 8 things that you need to know before modding your Android phone and how you can easily print PDF files from any applications in Ubuntu. In addition, we also reviewed DoudouLinux, a great Linux distro for kids and Yola and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. Easily Print to PDF, Postscript And SVG Files From Any Application [Ubuntu]

2. DoudouLinux: A Fun Linux Distro For Kids

3. 2ClickUpdate Maintains And Clean Up Ubuntu With A Single Click

4. How to install iOS 4.2 on The iPad and Use It to The Fullest

5. 8 Things You Need to Know Before Modding Your Android Phone

Poll of the week

What Is Your Favorite SmartPhone?

Video of the week

Angry Birds peace treaty:

News of the week

1. Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office is now available.

In its effect to bring everything to the cloud, Google has recently released a Cloud Connect plugin that allows you to sync your documents to Google Docs from Microsoft Office.

2. iOS 4.2.1 now available, brings multitasking to iPad

The iOS 4.2.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is now available to the public. The version for iPad will also comes with multitasking and folders support.

3. Aviary launches HTML5 Photo Editor

Aviary, the popular web-based photo editor has launched a HTML 5 powered photo editor that can be embedded on any website. This will allow webmasters to give their users the ability to edit photos without having to leave their websites.

4. Facebook Gets Closer to a Trademark on the Word ‘Face’

Facebook moved one step closer to securing a trademark on the word “Face” when it’s used with online chat rooms or bulletin boards, after receiving a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

5. Facebook alternative’s Diaspora releases private invitation-only alpha version.

Diaspora, also widely known as the Facebook alternative, is finally here. Well, not really. It is now in private alpha and invitation is required to access it.

6. Windows Phone 7 is now jailbreakable

ChevronWP7 is the latest tool in the web that gives anyone the ability to unlock their Windows Phone 7 device without a Marketplace developer account.

7. Android Apps to Get Content Ratings

All the apps in the Android market will soon come with a content rating (All, Pre-Teen, Teen, or Mature) so as to provide more information to the users and help them to select the best applications.

Other useful How-to articles

1. Make the Mac OS X Clock Show a Drop-Down Calendar

2. Top 10 Registry Tweaks that Power Up Windows

3. How to Fix iTunes Error 1013

4 .Free Up Memory with about:config Tweaks in Firefox 4

5. How to Lock the Screen Orientation on Your iPad (with iOS 4.2)

Software of the week

1. UberTwitter for iPhone – a cool, and popular Twitter client for iPhone.

2. CopyAndPaste – Copy and Paste virtually anything in Android with the help of OCR [Android]

3. DoudouLinux – a great Linux distro specifically built for the kids.

4. PDF ReDirect – a virtual printer that creates PDF files and also bundles with PDF editing features.

5. Opera 11 beta – The newest beta of the Opera browser comes with tab stacking and many other cool features.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly wrap-up: Google Shows You What Is Internet, Play SIM 3 In Linux, Sync iTunes Music to Android And Many More…http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-14-20-nov-2010/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-14-20-nov-2010/#respond Sun, 21 Nov 2010 20:00:07 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=24614 This week, we show you how to fix the pidgin SSL certificate error, install and play SIM 3 in Linux, configure samba sharing in KDE, display weather condition as wallpaper in Linux, hide yourself from selected friends in Facebook chat, protect yourself from Firesheep and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. […]

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This week, we show you how to fix the pidgin SSL certificate error, install and play SIM 3 in Linux, configure samba sharing in KDE, display weather condition as wallpaper in Linux, hide yourself from selected friends in Facebook chat, protect yourself from Firesheep and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. How to Play The Sims 3 in Linux

2. Having Pidgin SSL Certificate Error? Here’s The Fix

3. Easy Samba Sharing Setup with KDE

4. How to Hide Yourself From Selected Friends In Facebook Chat

5. How to Display The Weather Condition As Wallpaper [Linux]

News of the week

1. Learn about the Web the “20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web” online guide book.

Google released an interactive web-based ebook teaching you what is Internet, browser and the HTML5 technology.

2. Editing Google Docs on your mobile phone

Creating/editing docs on the mobile device used to be a difficult (always impossible) task. No more. You can now create and edit Google docs right from your mobile phone’s browser. It currently supports only iPhone and Android handset.

3. Google launches Boutiques.com to let you shop for fashion online

There is no doubt that Google is dominating the World. With the release of boutiques.com, it is now flexing its muscle in the fashion world.

4. Facebook launches new messaging system, combines all your messages, conversations and emails all in one place

The rumored Gmail killer featured by Facebook turns out to be a new unified messaging system. Will this new messaging system kill Gmail/Hotmail/Yahoo? Not at the moment, but who knows what will happen several months/years down the road.

5. Google voice native app for iPhone finally arrived

After a long wait, Google voice native app for iPhone has finally arrived (or should I say, finally approved by Apple). If you have not downloaded it, go grab it down!

6. The Beatles makes their debut in iTunes

7. Twitter for iPhone gets instant notification

8. Google adds Hotpot – A recommendation engine for Places

9 . The next version of Android OS will comes with Near Field Communication technology

With Near Field Communication (NFC), one can now pay their bills or make their purchases using their mobile phone. The next version of Android OS (Gingerbread) will come with this NFC capability, thus making your wallet obsolete.

10. Google Docs adds new features: auto-corrections, LaTeX in equations and images in cells

Other useful How-to articles

1. How to Create Your Own Customized Short URL

2. How to Add Google Pac-Man Game to Your WordPress Blog

3. How to rescue your friends’ email addresses from Facebook and export them to Gmail

4 .How to Sync tabs across browsers, computers and devices the easy way.

5. How to Maximize Battery Life on Your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch

Software of the week

1. Chrome Toolbox – Google Chrome enhancement extension

2. aethyr – download iTunes music over the network.

3. PhoneMarks – Manage Android’s bookmark from Google Chrome.

4. Google voice for iPhone – Use Google Voice from your iPhone.

5. Teanviewer 6 -the All-In-One solution for remote access and support over the Internet.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: FaceTime Available On iPhone 3GS, Master Linux Command, Social Media Browser And Many More…http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-7-13-nov-2010/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-7-13-nov-2010/#respond Sun, 14 Nov 2010 20:00:57 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=24402 This week, we show you how to speed up your WordPress blog, sync local documents with Google docs, play full screen YouTube video in Ubuntu, run Google Instant in Firefox, install Ubuntu in Mac and many more… 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. 10 Useful Tools, Websites And Tricks to Help You Master […]

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This week, we show you how to speed up your WordPress blog, sync local documents with Google docs, play full screen YouTube video in Ubuntu, run Google Instant in Firefox, install Ubuntu in Mac and many more…

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. 10 Useful Tools, Websites And Tricks to Help You Master Linux Command

2. Easy Organization with KDE’s Plasma Shelf Widget

3. RockMelt: A Browser For Social Media Addicts

4. 8 Alternative PDF Readers For Your Consideration [Linux]

5. How to Run Google Instant in Firefox

Poll of the week

What is your favorite PDF reader in Linux?

News of the week

1. Instant previews show up on Google search results

If you have noticed, Google search result now comes with a site review on the right hand corner of the search result. Not a bad move, but it can be rather irritating and slow at times.

2. Hotmail now comes with full-session HTTPS encryption

Microsoft’s own email system – Hotmail is getting better and better. The latest addition to the family is the full session HTTPS encryption that is activated by default.

3. Hack Kinect and stands to win $2000

Microsoft has only launched Kinect last week and Google’s engineer, Matt Cutts has come up with a hacking contest for developers to create software and API for the device. The grand prize is $1000 for each category.

4. Apple’s Ping now comes with Twitter integration

After a failed relationship with Facebook, Apple very own music social network – Ping has found new love with Twitter. The two are integrated together and users can now share their music preferences via Twitter.

5. Mozilla Launches F1, a New Way to Share Links

6. New Firefox addon, BlackSheep helps you detect Firesheep

Firesheep is the bad guy that is trying to sniff your password and login credential every time you are on an unsafe connection. Blacksheep is the new tool that detects the presence of Firesheep and gives you a warning when your security is compromised.

7. FaceTime is now available on jailbroken iPhone 3GS (in Arabic)

8. Google releases Youtube Remote for Android. You can now control YouTube from your Android phone

Other useful How-to articles

1. Refresh Google Chrome’s “Most Visited” Thumbnails [Chrome]

2. Useful Gmail keyboard shortcuts for composing CC and BCC email

3. Speed up Firefox page loading time without using a RAM disk

4 .Run IE6 Applications in Internet Explorer 8

5. How to Set Up Time Machine to Back Up to a Networked Windows Computer [Step By Step]

Software of the week

1. Evernote 2.0 for Android

2. WorkFlowy – A simple, no frill web based to-do list

3. Black Hole for Mac – Clear sensitive information from your Mac with a single click.

4. SmartXplore – Manipulate and create files with middle mouse click [Windows].

5. SoMud/ – A cross-platform P2P download and share program.

6. Linux Mint 10 – A user-friendly Ubuntu-based Linux distro.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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Weekly Wrap-up: New Android Gmail Themes, Facebook Apps Developer Sold User Info, Install Photoshop CS 5 In Ubuntu And Many More…http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-31-6-nov-2010/ http://www.maketecheasier.com/weekly-wrap-up-31-6-nov-2010/#respond Sun, 07 Nov 2010 20:00:35 +0000 http://maketecheasier.com/?p=24015 This week, we show you how to install Photoshop CS 5 in Ubuntu Maverick, review the 7 best user screenlets, tether your iPhone and share your mobile Internet connection, create ringtone with Garageband, change Ubuntu splash screen without going to the command line and many more. 5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week 1. 7 […]

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This week, we show you how to install Photoshop CS 5 in Ubuntu Maverick, review the 7 best user screenlets, tether your iPhone and share your mobile Internet connection, create ringtone with Garageband, change Ubuntu splash screen without going to the command line and many more.

5 Most Popular Articles Of The Week

1. 7 Best User-Made Screenlets For Linux

2. How to install Photoshop CS5 in Ubuntu Maverick 10.10

3. Linux Game Review: Sun Blast

4. Convert Uncommon File Types with Cometdocs

5. Easily Change Splash Theme Without Going To The Command Line [Ubuntu]

Giveaway of the week

syncpod-mainSyncPod: Transfer Your iPhone’s Music Back to Your Mac + Free Giveaway

Our free giveaway for the week is SyncPod – a simple and great application to transfer your iPhone/iPod/iPad music back to your Mac. Don’t forget to participate in the contest!

News of the week

facebook1. Facebook app developers sold user info

Just when you think that Facebook has tighten up its privacy guideline, Facebook revealed that a data broker has been buying identifying Facebook user information from app developers and as a result has placed some developers on a six-month suspension. Yes, your information has been traded without your knowledge. Still think your data is private in Facebook? Think twice!

w5-hotmail2. Use Hotmail features without changing your email address

Microsoft understands that you don’t need an extra email address, that is why you can now sign up for Hotmail and enjoy all its feature by using your current email.

wordpress3. WordPress Adds Feature for Embedding Tweets

If you own a WordPress.com blog and love embedding tweets in your posts, you can now do it easily. The Twitter Blackbird Pie feature is now included in WordPress.com by default. All you need to do is to paste the URL of the tweet and WordPress will do the rest to get it show up nicely on your post.

Google instant on mobile4. Google Instant Goes Mobile

Can’t get enough of Google Instant? Well, you can now enjoy it in your iPhone and Android as well. Just open your Google browser in your mobile handset and start typing in the search field. The result will appear instantly. This new mobile service is still in beta and only available in US.

w5-stumbleupon5. StumbleUpon Helps You Discover New Android Apps

For those who love to find new apps and test them out in your Android, good news for you. StumbleUpon now allows you to stumble and discover new apps. In addition to the apps discovery, StumbleUpon also allows you to install new apps right within the SU app. This will save you time switching to market to find the apps.

mod-pagespeed6. Make your websites run faster, automatically -try mod_pagespeed for Apache

As part of Google’s initiative to make the web faster, a module for the Apache HTTP Server called mod_pagespeed was introduced to perform many speed optimizations automatically. If you are looking to double the speed up your websites, you got to check this out.

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Google releases five new Gmail themes – black/white/treetop/Android/Marker. Check them out.

Other useful How-to articles

1. 10 Cool Tips and Tricks for GarageBand 11

2. Reset Your iOS Alarms for Daylight Savings Time [Daylight Savings Time]

3. How to Break Into a Mac (And Prevent It from Happening to You) [Passwords]

4. Make Wine Apps Match Your GTK Theme with a Python Script

5. How To Make the Mac OS X Finder Suck Less

Software of the week

1. NudgeMail – Use your inbox as a to-do list reminder

2. 8Pen: New keyboard software for Android – An innovative keyboard software for Android

3. Lab Kit for Firefox – Test out new lab features in Firefox

4. Windroplr – Share files easily. Droplr for Windows

5. SkyFire for iPhone – Can’t access flash sites in iPhone? Try Skyfire.

That’s all for the wrap-up for this week. If you have any tips, tricks or any topics you think we should include, feel free to email us at tips [at] maketecheasier.com

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