How to Run Chrome OS the Easy Way

How to Run Chrome OS the Easy Way

A few of us here at MTE have a bit of a crush on Chrome OS. It’s not just the system itself, it’s the fact that someone is finally taking the concept of an operating system in a new direction. We wrote a brief synopsis of Chrome OS shortly after the first announcement that showed […]

How to Sync Your iPhone Contacts to Ubuntu One

How to Sync Your iPhone Contacts to Ubuntu One

Note: As of June 1, 2011, Ubuntu One contacts sync for mobile (including iOS) will no longer be active. For more information, please refer to this post. When Ubuntu One first launched, we all thought that it is just another file storage service, just like Dropbox, with the limitation that it is only available for […]

How to Get Windows 7 “Aero Snap” on your Mac

How to Get Windows 7 “Aero Snap” on your Mac

One of the greatest features, as well as most highly touted features in Windows 7 is Aero Snap. At its core, Snap gives you a way to quickly and sensibly organize your active windows for easy viewing. It’s great for comparing two documents, images, or websites.┬áIn Windows 7, I just pull one window’s title bar […]

Organize Your Life With Springpad

Organize Your Life With Springpad

Most popular applications usually have a lesser know competitor with very similar features. The better know software is more heavily marketed and the freeware versions – which are equally as good – usually are not. Springpad is one of these freeware apps. You hear a lot of people talking about how if they did not […]

How to Sync Your Firefox Settings Across Various Devices

How to Sync Your Firefox Settings Across Various Devices

When you close a Firefox browser with many active tabs, it will usually prompt you to save your session so that the next time you open the browser, the tabs will be restored. What if you can get the tabs/session to restore automatically on a Firefox browser in another computer? Just imagine, you can do […]

Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

The default Windows explorer is very basic and you can perform only a handful of operations. In the past few years, Windows have upgraded their operating system several times but there are still some useful features lacking in Windows Explorer. For example, all the hard drives are shown at the top, you can double click […]

How to Download Torrents Using RSS Feeds

How to Download Torrents Using RSS Feeds

Bittorrent is a useful tool for downloading large files over the internet. In recent times it has been at the forefront of legal wrangling between major film production and music recording corporations and end-users who use the protocol for illicit purpose. Leaving aside the legal niceties, bittorrent is a robust tool with many uses. uTorrent […]

Using Zoho Web Service as an Alternative to Open Office in Ubuntu

Using Zoho Web Service as an Alternative to Open Office in Ubuntu

When it comes to alternative to Microsoft Office, most people will think of Open Office. But if you are just doing simple word processing or spreadsheet calculation, Open Office can also be an overkill, especially if you are using a netbook. Personally, I have a netbook running Ubuntu Lucid with Open Office pre-installed. Whenever I […]

Snippet: How to Make Google Chrome As The Default Browser in Ubuntu

Snippet: How to Make Google Chrome As The Default Browser in Ubuntu

Even though Google Chrome is faster and lesser prone to crash, it is still NOT the default browser in Ubuntu. At least until Ubuntu Lucid, Firefox still reign in Linux arena. Now, if you have installed Google Chrome and intend to use it as the default browser, won’t it be great if you can set […]