Pinta – Image Editing Alternative to The GIMP

Pinta – Image Editing Alternative to The GIMP

The GIMP has been a poster child for the open source movement ever since it came out. It has been compared to Photoshop and has often been spoken of as the only worthy open source contender in the graphics editor category. While that statement may or may not be true, it is definitely a rival to photoshop […]

Choosing The Best Linux Filesystem For Your PC

Choosing The Best Linux Filesystem For Your PC

If you’re a Linux user, you’ve likely been asked at some point if you want Ext3, Ext4, XFS, ReiserFS, Btrfs, or one of many other filesystem acronyms. This choice confuses new and old users alike, and like all software, the options change as technology improves. Many people probably don’t care what filesystem they use as […]

3 KDE Add-ons Worth Trying

3 KDE Add-ons Worth Trying

One of the remarkable features of KDE 4 is the extensibility. Developers or even regular users can contribute to the rich collection of artwork, software, widgets, and visual improvements. Ever so often, I look around for rather random add-ons that make my desktop experience more pleasant or occasionally even serve a meaningful purpose. They range […]

Mastering Google App Marketplace In 3 Simple Steps

Mastering Google App Marketplace In 3 Simple Steps

If you are part of the increasing majority, you have a data enabled phone. A big part of having one of these phones is being able to buy applications that are designed to work with native features of the device. With all of the popularity Google has had with their Android Market, they recently debuted […]

How to Backup Drivers in Windows

How to Backup Drivers in Windows

When you perform a system format, all the data stored in your operating system drive is cleaned, which means you lose all the software you have installed and the default Windows drivers. After the system format, you can reinstall the latest version of the popular software applications with ease, but this is not the case […]

Farmville: Effective Cheats Unveiled

Farmville: Effective Cheats Unveiled

FarmVile needs no introduction. Of all the renowned games in the web world, Farmville stands out alone unveiling a forum of  trendiness and ostentatiousness. Plenty of cheats of the game are available worldwide. The futile effectiveness of these cheats are not worthy of mentioning. Spywares and trojans under the umbrella of hacking applications are also abundant. […]

6 Tools to Easily Create Your Own Custom Linux Distro

6 Tools to Easily Create Your Own Custom Linux Distro

While it’s hard to make the claim that there aren’t enough Linux distros out there, it’s also hard to escape the fact that no distribution is all things to all people. There are all kinds of reasons to consider rolling your own, but many people never make the attempt because it seems like such a […]

How to Hide Application Icon In Windows 7 Taskbar

How to Hide Application Icon In Windows 7 Taskbar

Microsoft Windows 7 comes with a taskbar that has never before been witnessed in its predecessors. The Windows 7 taskbar features a dock-type appearance and utility tools like launching a program or running an application. Undoubtedly, the Windows 7 taskbar helps the user to an extent more than what meets the eye. Here, we unveil […]

Getting Started with Inkscape

Getting Started with Inkscape

Most images on the web such as JPG, PNG, and GIF are raster images – grids of pixels that each hold a color value. Raster images are great for photos of real people and events, but they have drawbacks. When you scale a raster image up or down in size, you’re losing data and/or clarity […]

Miniaturize Your Photos With TiltShift Generator

Miniaturize Your Photos With TiltShift Generator

Tilt-shift photography is a technique whereby figures or objects are made to appear miniature through the manipulation of the lens. If done very well, the life-size objects or subjects will appear like miniature scale models. Although it is a technique that skilled photographers accomplish using their cameras, you can also mimic it with photo editing […]

Switcher: A Better Alt-Tab Replacement For Windows

Switcher: A Better Alt-Tab Replacement For Windows

While working with multiple programs and open Windows, sometimes you may feel lost. The folders stack together in groups and the windows lay over each other, making it difficult to switch to a desired window quickly. We have earlier covered Outtasight – a free utility for Windows which can hide running programs and applications instantly […]

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 […]

5 Places to Find Twitter Lists to Follow

5 Places to Find Twitter Lists to Follow

Despite the popularity of Twitter, there are still many people and small businesses who are either just starting out or are trying to figure out how to use it. There are tons of different Twitter 101 articles out there, this is not one of them. What you will get from this post is where to […]

How to Create Screencasts in Linux

How to Create Screencasts in Linux

MakeTechEasier.com is exploring the possibility of creating screencasts for our users, so that we can quickly visualize some of the tutorials that might make more sense in a video format. In researching this, we found an awful lot of software for desktop recording. These programs can differ widely in features like video quality, performance, and […]

Beginner’s Guide to Grep

Beginner’s Guide to Grep

There is a classic bit of computer wisdom that states “If you’ve got a problem, and decide to solve it with regular expressions, now you’ve got two problems.” This of course stems from the perception that regular expressions are a complicated mix of magic characters and Voodoo. Regular expressions can allow you to achieve elegant […]

5 Online Code Editors to Help You Code On The Go

5 Online Code Editors to Help You Code On The Go

Flame wars over one’s choice of editor are a regular occurrence on almost all the tech mailing lists that I subscribe to. In fact, in my opinion, the amount of time and energy that is spent on debating this topic can be easily spent on researching the feature set of a perfect editor that would […]

Topsy vs Tweetmeme

Topsy vs Tweetmeme

Real time search is a big buzzword these days. Almost every search engine will pull up some results from Twitter and other social sites. What happens when you want to search only social sites? Social search engines have been gaining popularity with everyone from news providers to the everyday person like you and me. They […]

How to Install QtCurve in KDE

How to Install QtCurve in KDE

In a previous MTE article, you learned how to create a unified desktop using the KDE 4 Oxygen themes for KDE, GTK, and Firefox. Oxygen is clean, simple, and visually pleasing, but some people want a little more flexibility. QtCurve is a theming system that gives you the configuring power to have varieties of themes, […]

How to Automate Your Social Media Life

How to Automate Your Social Media Life

Anyone who is on a few social networking sites knows that it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. It can take up a lot of your time, and so you are thinking of ways to continue being on top of your social media life without forsaking all the other things that are important to you. […]

Quick Review: What You Should Expect For Ubuntu 10.04

Quick Review: What You Should Expect For Ubuntu 10.04

Ubuntu is set to release their next Long Term Support version at the end of April, and we now have a beta version to look at and see what we can expect. There are some pretty big changes coming in Lucid Lynx, many of which are partly or fully implemented in the current beta. There […]