Launchy vs. GNOME Do vs. Kupfer

Launchy vs. GNOME Do vs. Kupfer

To many people, application launchers are not really worth much attention. After all, it’s just a box to type in a command, right? Perhaps that used to be it, but these days there are some tiny programs that can make a huge difference in productivity. Not only can you run a command, but you can […]

Snippet: How to Remove Repositories In Ubuntu

Snippet: How to Remove Repositories In Ubuntu

In all our previous articles, we taught you how to add repositories to your system so that you can install third party software. What about the other way round?  There are times when you uninstall an application and have no more use for its repository. It is a good idea to remove the repository from […]

How To Create Your Own Tinyurl Style URL Shortener

How To Create Your Own Tinyurl Style URL Shortener

A URL shortener is a service that takes in a long URL and  gives you a short and memorable URL that you can distribute to anyone you want. The service takes care of redirecting users who land up at the shortened URL to the original URL. TinyURL, of course, was one of the pioneers in […]

How to Easily Customize NotifyOSD in Ubuntu Lucid

How to Easily Customize NotifyOSD in Ubuntu Lucid

The NotifyOSD was introduced since Ubuntu Jaunty. It acts like the Growl in Mac and present an (supposedly) unobstructive notification to the user. Some people like it, but plenty of others found it disruptive. For those who hate it, one of the major complaint is that there is no (easy) way to configure the settings, […]

Snippet: Quickly Shorten Links from Address Bar

Snippet: Quickly Shorten Links from Address Bar

With so many blogs and websites floating around on my address bar everyday, I find myself sending more and more “shortened” URLs to my friends. Generally the process is a bit of a pain as I have to first I have to copy the URL from the address bar, then I need to go to […]

myHomepage: An Useful Bookmark And Password Manager

myHomepage: An Useful Bookmark And Password Manager

With all of the sites people frequent on a daily basis, it is hard to keep everything straight. Password and bookmark managers have been around for a while and are widly used and talked about on the web. Custom homepages like iGoogle and 43marks have also been written about many many times. Myhomepage.com is a […]

4 Tools to Unscramble Your Facebook Privacy settings

4 Tools to Unscramble Your Facebook Privacy settings

In the past month there has been a great uproar over Facebook’s laissez faire attitude towards the privacy of their users. A wonderful infographic shows how, over time, Facebook’s overall default privacy setting has become more and more “public”. The problem is not that our information on Facebook is visible to the world, indeed the […]

How to Manage Your Online Identity with Specto

How to Manage Your Online Identity with Specto

Every once in a while, a piece of software comes along that really makes you stop and think “That’s so simple, why haven’t we been doing it this way all along?” One such program is Specto, an extraordinarily simple yet amazingly useful desktop utility. As many of you have likely noticed, most modern operating systems […]

How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts in Mac and Linux

How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts in Mac and Linux

Previously, we have done a tutorial on setting up multiple Dropbox accounts in Windows 7. There is no reason for us to leave out Mac and Linux as well. So here is it, the tutorial to run multiple Dropbox accounts in Mac and Linux. Note: The below tutorial assumes that you have already installed (and […]

How to Manage Removable Devices in KDE

How to Manage Removable Devices in KDE

As with most tasks in Linux, there are multiple ways to handle removable devices, but for removable media in particular, KDE’s primary tool is the Plasma Device Notifier Widget. It is activated by default on the KDE panel in all 4.x versions of the desktop environment. From it, you can manage all sorts of removable […]