Agile: Create Web Apps the Amazingly Simple Way

Agile: Create Web Apps the Amazingly Simple Way

There are some people who insist that the only real way to code is in a text-based editor like vi or emacs. Others would sooner chop off a limb than depart with the comforts of Visual Studio. While the first group will happily code away at their consoles from now until Y2K38, the second group […]

How to Optimize the Use of your iPhone Volume Buttons

How to Optimize the Use of your iPhone Volume Buttons

I’ve been thinking of several ways on how to optimize the use of my iPhone and I was able to prove that there are hundreds of tricks I can actually do to satisfy my curious mind; one of them is how to optimize the use of the volume buttons on my iPhone. For those who […]

A Look at KDE Desktop Effects

A Look at KDE Desktop Effects

KDE’s visual effects for windows and menus technically dates back to KDE 3. Experimental programs like kompmgr provided drop shadows and transparency for windows, and the KDE desktop itself had built-in support for basic menu transparency, shadows, and other effects. With the coming of KDE 4, the number of effects has multiplied, and KWin (KDE’s […]

How to Enable Foreign Language Input In Ubuntu

How to Enable Foreign Language Input In Ubuntu

Q: Thanks for your useful guide in Make Tech Easier, they are really very useful. Recently I have just switched to Ubuntu and I really love it. However, I can’t seem to find a way to input foreign language (Chinese) other than English. How can I do that in Ubuntu? Assuming that you are using […]

How to Manage Fonts in Linux with FontMatrix

How to Manage Fonts in Linux with FontMatrix

I’ve written software on Linux, compiled kernels, set up servers, and a whole host of other pretty technical feats. Having been a die-hard Linux user for 10 years, I thought I had handled just about every situation a desktop user is likely to encounter. That is, until I installed Linux for a friend, who then […]

Dlvr.it Publishes Your Feed to Various Social Networks Instantly

Dlvr.it Publishes Your Feed to Various Social Networks Instantly

Long past the times where you just publish your blog content and people will come. Nowadays, to ensure that your readers can receive your latest update, not only do you need to have a RSS feed for your site, you also need to aggregate it to various social networks. Dlvr.it is a web-based service that […]

How to Edit the Context Menu in Firefox

How to Edit the Context Menu in Firefox

Have you ever wanted to change the item listed in the context menu in Firefox and find that there are no ways for you to change it in the Preferences section? The Firefox browser comes with a list of preset items for your context menu and is supposed to be the most useful options during […]