How to Schedule Database Backup Using Cron Job

How to Schedule Database Backup Using Cron Job

For backing up of your WordPress database, there are plenty of plugins around that can get the job done. Some of them backup only your database while others backup the whole WP directory. If you have used WordPress long enough, you will realize that these plugins are not reliable. They will work one day and […]

How to Get The Best Out Of Google Calendar

How to Get The Best Out Of Google Calendar

Being productive can sometimes be as simple as getting organized. One way to get organized is to have all of your appointments in a calendar, be it paper or digital. For the sake of this article, I’ll talk about the digital version. A common digital calendar is the Google Calendar. Many companies, ISPs, municipalities and […]

SLR Camera Simulator: Simulate an SLR Camera With Various Picture Settings

SLR Camera Simulator: Simulate an SLR Camera With Various Picture Settings

Digital photography has quickly become a widely pursued hobby over the last few years. This has in turn brought new technologies to the SLR cameras. Modern digital SLR cameras come loaded with a plethora of advanced features such as adjusting the lighting, depth of field, focal length, shutter speed, and aperture settings. Of course, to […]

DuckDuckGo: A Search Engine With A Twist

DuckDuckGo: A Search Engine With A Twist

Search engines come. Search engines go. Remember Cuil? And when was the last time you used Lycos? While Google, Bing, and Yahoo! are arguably the leaders in search, there are literally dozens of search engines out there. Many of those engines track your search history and, based on that history, put you in what’s been […]

How to Migrate Images from Facebook To Google Plus

How to Migrate Images from Facebook To Google Plus

Google+ (or Google Plus) is the hot new thing in social networking. Everyone and their little sister have been clamouring for invites to set up their account in this new playground. Unfortunately, users are having to start from scratch without any of their connections, posts or other media cultivated from other social media sites. For […]

How to Use Mail Rules to Manage Your Incoming Emails [Mac]

How to Use Mail Rules to Manage Your Incoming Emails [Mac]

Have you been in a situation where you always receive emails that you don’t want to receive? Even with the help of a good spam filter – you know, the kind that filters out the messages for natural male enhancement or claiming that you have won the Spanish National Lottery, there are still many other […]

Living with Fedora – A Debian/Ubuntu User’s Take on Fedora 15

Living with Fedora – A Debian/Ubuntu User’s Take on Fedora 15

I’ve been a die-hard Debian fan for about 10 years, and I’ve written several articles on the subject. That said, most of our Linux-savvy readers are Ubuntu users, so that’s been my main desktop OS for as long as I’ve been a MakeTechEasier writer. Ubuntu has always been fine, and generally got the job done […]

Can an iPad Take the Place of a Computer?

Can an iPad Take the Place of a Computer?

Since buying an iPad 2, one of the questions I’m asked most frequently is if it can completely take the place of a computer. I’m not surprised people are asking that, as it’s the same thing I was asking before I bought it. As a writer, I’m literally on my computer from the time I […]

StartMenuXP Restores Your Start Menu to XP Style [Windows]

StartMenuXP Restores Your Start Menu to XP Style [Windows]

If you have installed lots of applications in Windows 7, you will find that your Start menu is cluttered, messy and finding the applications you need is no longer a quick and simple task. What makes it worst is that the more applications you have, the slower the Start menu loads. A task that needs […]