4 Useful Extensions to Improve Firefox Memory Usage

4 Useful Extensions to Improve Firefox Memory Usage

It is a known fact that Firefox is a memory monster. It consumes your memory like there is no tomorrow. Load up a few tabs and it starts to slow down (or even crash). This is also the main reason why many people are ditching Firefox for Google Chrome. If you are bothered by this […]

How to Make Your iPhone Secure After the Jailbreak

How to Make Your iPhone Secure After the Jailbreak

Let me start this article by telling you about a person who was successful in attacking the vulnerabilities of phones on T-mobile Netherlands last year. There was not really a grave malicious intent on the side of the hacker except that he just wanted the people–whose iPhones were hacked–to know how vulnerable their gadgets were […]

How to create your own OS X Dashboard Widgets from Safari

How to create your own OS X Dashboard Widgets from Safari

One of the many unique ideas Apple has pioneered in operating systems is the use of desktop widgets.  Apple first introduced widgets with the Dashboard when they released OS X v.10.4. Since then, they’ve grown in popularity, in number of widgets available, and have been copied in several iterations for every major operating system. While they […]

Kadaza – A Logo Based Personal Start Page

Kadaza – A Logo Based Personal Start Page

Everyone has their personal favorite start page for their browser. Some like iGoogle, some need a little more information. There have been several articles written on Make Tech Easier about different options. Reviews of 43Marks, iGoogle, myHomepage and a homepage battle have all graced the pages here. This will add another style homepage to the […]

Embedding Google Font to Your WP Blog

Embedding Google Font to Your WP Blog

How many of you actually tested your website design on different browsers and computers before you launch the site? I bet few of you do. Do you know that what looks good on one OS (for example, Mac) can really look bad on another, such as Windows? The main reason is because the fonts used […]

6 Beautiful Android Live Wallpapers to Make Your Phone Stand Out

6 Beautiful Android Live Wallpapers to Make Your Phone Stand Out

In January 2010, Google released Android 2.1. Amongst a bevy of features released in this version of the mobile operating system, Google also added the live wallpapers function. What makes this live wallpapers different from the conventional static wallpapers is the richer, animated and interactive backgrounds. Live wallpapers are similar to a normal Android application […]

How to Sync Your Empathy Logs Across Various Computers [Linux Ubuntu]

How to Sync Your Empathy Logs Across Various Computers [Linux Ubuntu]

Since Empathy became the default IM app in Ubuntu 9.10, it has also replaced Pidgin as my default IM app. Empathy is simple to use and the version in Ubuntu 10.04 come with a nice interface. So even though Pidgin is functionally better, I have no compelling reasons to switch it back. There is one […]

A Quick Guide to Windows Registry

A Quick Guide to Windows Registry

Windows registry is nothing but a system defined database where various system components and applications store their configuration data. Whenever you install or remove a program in Windows, the registry is changed. More precisely, the values of certain keys are changed. Think of registry editor as a large table where the system configurations and application […]

Improve Your WordPress Performance With W3 Total Cache

Improve Your WordPress Performance With W3 Total Cache

If there is any plugin that can improve the performance of any WordPress blog by a great deal, it has to be W3 Total Cache. This is a well-designed cache plugin used by many popular sites, as well as this Make Tech Easier blog. Why the need for a cache plugin? Whenever you load a […]

How to Configure Linux for Children

How to Configure Linux for Children

Many people still cling to the notion that Linux is for 30-year-old male geeks. While that may be true, there are plenty of other people of all ages, ethnicities, and genders who enjoy Linux and other free and open source software. For the most part, the operating systems a child uses are determined by the […]

How to Install Cydia Apps in iPhone Without WiFi Connection

How to Install Cydia Apps in iPhone Without WiFi Connection

When I got my iPhone, I had to go to one of cafes in our place just to use their WiFi connection. I spent hours and hours of looking, downloading and installing Cydia apps. That’s really one of the biggest problems when you don’t have Internet connection at home. And one of the questions I’ve […]

How to Set Your Own Default Gravatar in WordPress

How to Set Your Own Default Gravatar in WordPress

You have seen it in most WordPress blogs: If the commenter’s profile does not come with its own gravatar, the Mystery Man icon is shown instead. Kind of ugly, isn’t it? What if you can add your own custom gravatar and make it show up in the comments, won’t that be a good way to […]

How to Jailbreak Your iPad

How to Jailbreak Your iPad

Jailbreaking your iPad is, in a word, simple.  In two words, it’s ridiculously simple. But why do it? And how? I’m here to answer all your questions! So let’s get started! Why should you Jailbreak? Well, jailbreaking your iPad offers you tons of features and opportunities that you are otherwise not afforded. It gives you […]

5 Free Ebook Readers For Your Mobile Devices

5 Free Ebook Readers For Your Mobile Devices

There’s an old saying that goes: “Books are the windows to the world.“ Even though that in this digital age the leading role is taken by the internet, books still play their part as openings to the vast knowledge out there. But modern technology also brings changes to the book world. Aside from the words […]