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10 Great WordPress Plugins That Turn Your Blog Into A CMS

10 Great WordPress Plugins That Turn Your Blog Into A CMS

I always feel that WordPress is more than just a simple blogging software. In fact, I have used it as a CMS for many of my sites. Other than being simple and easy to use, the factor that makes it a great CMS engine is its flexibiity and customizability, both in design and functionality.

Remote Control your Computer With Gmail Remote Command

Remote Control your Computer With Gmail Remote Command

Wouldn’t it be great if there is a small application that don’t require any installation and allows you to remote control your computer via email? If you are searching for such an application, then Gmail Remote Command (GRC) is definitely the one that you are looking for.

Installing VMware Server in Hardy Heron

Installing VMware Server in Hardy Heron

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron was officially released on 24th Apr last week. I specially took the weekend to download the iso and upgrade my Gutsy. What I thought would be a smooth process turns out to be a rather messy affair, with Hardy breaks some of my favorite software. One of them is VMware server. […]

[Linux]: Do You Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

[Linux]: Do You Really Need Anti-Virus Software?

When a seasoned Windows user first migrates to Linux, the first question is always “where is the anti-virus?” I have been asked this question countless time and were always given the “you are lying to me” kind of look when I told them that they don’t need anti-virus software in Linux. Over the decade where […]

[Windows]: How to Add Custom Logo to Your PC

[Windows]: How to Add Custom Logo to Your PC

If you have bought your PC from an OEM vendor, most likely you will see their logo and support information when you open the System Properties (Control Panel -> System). OEM vendors often use this trick to advertise their services, create brand awareness, and also give your PC an air of professionalism. Now, with a […]

Running Adobe AIR App On Linux

Running Adobe AIR App On Linux

The Adobe AIR runtime is a technology developed by Adobe that allow users to use Web applications on the desktop. Simply said, it is the Adobe version of Yahoo Widget and Google Desktop Gadget. While Adobe claimed that this technology can be run across various operating systems, in actual fact, it is only tested to […]

Access Your Google Docs Offline

Access Your Google Docs Offline

For frequent Google Docs users, you may notice that there is a new “Offline” option that appears on the top of the main page. In case you are wondering, yes, this is the new feature launched by Google in end March 2008. You can now access and edit your Google documents offline. The Google Docs […]

Easy Customization of Firefox With Configuration Mania

Easy Customization of Firefox With Configuration Mania

Power Firefox users will know that they can ‘hack’ the Firefox via the about:config option. However, most of us out there don’t even know the existence of about:config, and for those who do, there is another issue of understanding the technical jargons and find out what the settings do.

[Mac OSX] Remote Control Your iTunes via iChat

[Mac OSX] Remote Control Your iTunes via iChat

Let’s say you have more than one Mac in your house – one is in your living room, meant for entertainment purpose, while another one is in your room, for work-related stuff. Now, from your room’s Mac, you can remote control the iTunes in the living room’s Mac to play the songs you want.

TrueCrypt: Encrypt Your Data The Easy Way

TrueCrypt: Encrypt Your Data The Easy Way

Everyone has files that they don’t want other to see. It may be a document consisting of all your login passwords, your bank account information or the romance photos/videos (oops…) that you want to keep out of your wife/husband’s sight. In case you are wondering how to encrypt the files/folders/entire hard drive and keep it […]

Make Your iPod Touch Into a Phone

Make Your iPod Touch Into a Phone

While iPod Touch has the same physical look and functionality as the iPhone, it is still lacking in one thing: the ability to make phone call. If you can afford the extra $100 plus the $60/month AT&T charge for the next two year, then you can ignore this post and go get yourself an iPhone. […]

[Mac OSX] Control Your Applications With Mouse Gestures

[Mac OSX] Control Your Applications With Mouse Gestures

While the dock in the Mac OSX is a revolutionary tool that enables you to access to your favorite application with a click, it does not grow in intelligence and help you manage your application. Sapiens is a application launcher that allows you to access all your applications using mouse gestures. Rather than setting up […]

How To Restore Grub In Ubuntu

How To Restore Grub In Ubuntu

If you install a dual boot of Windows or Mac OSX on your Ubuntu machine, you may find that your Grub bootloader are wiped out and you can’t boot into any of your OS. If this is the case, the only way is to restore Grub back in your Ubuntu system.

FreeMind: Mind Mapping Software For All Platforms

FreeMind: Mind Mapping Software For All Platforms

FreeMind is an open-source mind mapping software that is written in Java and cross-platform compatible. It is simple, easy to use and come with a interface that anyone can get used to in few minutes. There are quite a number of mind mapping software out there, but the main reason why I love FreeMind is […]

Twitting From Your Ubuntu Desktop

Twitting From Your Ubuntu Desktop

I have just started using Twitter and it have been really addictive. One thing I hate though: to load the twitter site on my browser and login before I can post a message. So here I am, searching for a desktop alternative to twitting. Desktop twitting has been a rather easy task in Windows and […]

Gaming Version of ‘YouTube’? Check Out Kongregate…

Gaming Version of ‘YouTube’? Check Out Kongregate…

Tired of your desktop games? Or just want to take a break from work? Just point your browser to Kongregate.com and enjoy highly addictive online flash games, and if you like, challenge other gamers to a game too. Kongregate is a social gaming site that allows users to upload and share flash-based games. Aiming to […]

Utilizing The Deskbar Applet to Make Your Life Easier

Utilizing The Deskbar Applet to Make Your Life Easier

One of the overlooked feature in Ubuntu Gutsy is the deskbar-applet found on the top panel. Being one of the best (personally, I found that this is the best) desktop search tool around, I am quite surprised that only few are fully utilizing it. The only reason that I can think of is either most […]

Make Your Desktop Applications Portable…without the OS

Make Your Desktop Applications Portable…without the OS

What happen if you are accessing a public PC and it doesn’t have the applications you need to open your file? Well, there is really nothing that you can do about it, except to remind yourself to bring all your applications with you next time you are on the road. While I have mentioned that […]