How to Make Scannable Bar Codes for Android Phones

How to Make Scannable Bar Codes for Android Phones

Ever seen those black and white checkered boxes on Android web sites? They’re QR or “Quick Response” codes, and they can be read from your phone using the Barcode Scanner application from the Android Market. You can scan the codes that are published on web sites and use the results for all kinds of things. […]

How To Open Your Web Links In New Tab In iPhone’s Safari Browser

How To Open Your Web Links In New Tab In iPhone’s Safari Browser

When you are surfing the Web, opening URL links in a new tab is often the best and efficient way to navigate between sites and not to lose focus on the current one. When I am doing research for my writing, I depended heavily on the tab functions of the browser. However, when I am […]

How To Change Your Time Machine Backup Interval

How To Change Your Time Machine Backup Interval

You might think hourly backups are a bit excessive. Apple does not give you a convenient way to change the default backup schedule. Luckily this is easy. Here are two ways you can change the hourly backup schedule to one of your choosing.

How to Get a Quake-style Drop-down Terminal in Linux

How to Get a Quake-style Drop-down Terminal in Linux

A lot of games out there have some form of command prompt, often just for entering cheat codes. You know the type – you hit some function key and a bar drops down from the top of the screen letting you enter commands or codes or whatever else. Well some clever folks have taken that […]

8 Alternative Web Browsers for Mac

8 Alternative Web Browsers for Mac

It’s a competitive world out there, and in the world of web browsers the phrase would be “extermely competitive”. Remember the good ol’ days of browser war back in the 90s? While there’s no more IE in the Mac universe, the competition is still very stiff. The not-so-famous names try so hard to get their […]

How To Access Windows Live Skydrive From Your Desktop

How To Access Windows Live Skydrive From Your Desktop

Dropbox, Sugarsync and Zumodrive are some of the great online storage services that you can use to store, sync and access your files right from your desktop. However, they only offer a meagre free storage space (less than 5GB) that may not even be enough to backup your MP3 files. On the other hand, Windows […]

How To Setup Dual Monitors With XRandR

How To Setup Dual Monitors With XRandR

Dual monitor setup in Linux has never been easier. While methods such as the xinerama extension sometimes drive people insane, using RandR (Resize and Rotate) is quick and painless. This will allow you to use both monitors as one big screen instead of two identical ones (cloning). Follow these simple steps to get started. Note: […]

MakeTechEasier Forum Launched!

MakeTechEasier Forum Launched!

After months of preparation, we are proud to announce the launch of our very own MakeTechEasier forum. Be sure to click on over and take a look around, and be sure to bookmark the page if you intend to visit often: MakeTechEasier Forum The forum is powered by bbPress, which in my opinion, the best […]

How To Compress A Video File with Virtualdub

How To Compress A Video File with Virtualdub

Anyone who has played around with any kind of video knows how huge uncompressed video files can be. The huge size of video files is what has led to the proliferation of video compression algorithms like DivX, Xvid, MP4 etc, but how exactly do you compress an uncompressed video to one of these formats, to […]