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How to Add a Shut Down Tile to Windows 8 Start Screen

How to Add a Shut Down Tile to Windows 8 Start Screen

Shutting down the PC in Windows 8 is not really a straightforward matter. You have to move your mouse over to the lower-right corner and open up the Power settings before you can select the “Shut Down” option. Using the trick stated here, you can easily pin a “Shut Down” tile to the Start screen […]

3 Ways to Hide Confidential Data Inside Images in Linux

3 Ways to Hide Confidential Data Inside Images in Linux

If you have a highly confidential data that you need to share with your friends, how would you send the file across without compromising on its security? One way is to embed the message in an image and send the encrypted image over. This form of data encryption is known as Steganography. Here are 3 tools that allow you to do so in Linux.

How to Prevent Google Play From Auto-adding Widgets to Your Android Homescreen

How to Prevent Google Play From Auto-adding Widgets to Your Android Homescreen

[Android] When you install an app from Google Play on your Android phone, it will automatically add the app to your homescreen. If you prefer to keep your homescreen clean and not cluttered with all the apps, here is the way to prevent Google Play from auto-adding widgets to your Android homescreen. 1. Open Google […]

Display A Calendar in the Terminal With This Command

Display A Calendar in the Terminal With This Command

For those command line lovers, you can easily display a calendar in the terminal with this command: cal This will work in both Linux and Mac OS X. The default “cal” command will show the calendar for the current month. If you want it to show other month, say January 2012, just type: cal 01 […]

How to Setup a Self-Hosted Dropbox Alternative With AeroFS

How to Setup a Self-Hosted Dropbox Alternative With AeroFS

If you are concerned about the security of your data on Dropbox’s server, and are fed up with the storage limitation, you may want to try out AeroFS. It sync your files across computer without storing them in the cloud and you can store as many files as your hard disk can hold.

Make “Most Recent” The Default Setting For Your Facebook News Feed

Make “Most Recent” The Default Setting For Your Facebook News Feed

If you are a regular Facebook user, you will know that Facebook always show “Top Stories” in your news feed. I am not sure how Facebook determine which news is considered “Top stories”, but all I know is that I am missing out all my friends’ update that Facebook don’t deem as “Top stories”. There […]

How to Integrate KeePass With Chrome and Firefox in Ubuntu

How to Integrate KeePass With Chrome and Firefox in Ubuntu

We have often said that you should use a complicated and unique password for each and every of your account. You can do so with the aid of KeePass desktop password manager. This article will show you how to integrate KeePass with Chrome and Firefox in Ubuntu so you don’t have to remember any password again.

How to Export Feedly Feeds to OPML

How to Export Feedly Feeds to OPML

Feedly is one of the best Google Reader alternative, and yet, one of the major concern with Feedly is that you cannot export your RSS feeds out of it. Well, that was in the past. Feedly has recently make available the option to export all your feeds to OPML file. Here is how you can […]

How to Install Linux Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu

How to Install Linux Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu

Linux Deepin is a beautiful Linux Distro based on Ubuntu. The latest version 12.12 is even better, more elegant and is running more smoothly than its previous version. If you have no intention to format your PC and install Linux Deepin from scratch, here is how you can install the Linux Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu and access it from the login screen.

Prevent Mac From Going to Sleep With This Simple Command

Prevent Mac From Going to Sleep With This Simple Command

Most computers (and OSes) will automatically go into sleep mode when it has been idle for some time. This can be useful in reducing power consumption and extending the life span of your hardware. However, it can be frustrating when the computer goes to sleep while you are watching a movie, or just listen to […]

How to Activate “God Mode” in Windows 8

How to Activate “God Mode” in Windows 8

Don’t you find it frustrating when you are searching in Windows 8 and it didn’t give you what you want? Wouldn’t it be great if you can access all the Settings in one folder? This will save you time and effort to search for the specific Setting. In Windows 8, this folder is known as […]

How to Easily Create A Linux Live USB in Mac OS X

How to Easily Create A Linux Live USB in Mac OS X

If you have followed our guide to install Ubuntu on Macbook Air, you will know that creating a Linux live CD/USB that can run in Mac is a troublesome chore. Mac-Linux USB Loader is one simple tool that can get all these things done without all the hassle.

Expand Google Chrome Horizontally in Mac OS X

Expand Google Chrome Horizontally in Mac OS X

If you are using Google Chrome in Mac OS X, you will notice that clicking the green (maximize) button will only expand the browser window vertically. It doesn’t expand horizontally to fill up the screen. To get it to expand horizontally and fill up the screen, you just have to press “Shift” while clicking the […]

Take a Timed Screenshot in Mac

Take a Timed Screenshot in Mac

In Mac, you can easily take screenshot with the “Command + Shift + 3” and “Command + Shift + 4” shortcut keys. But what if you want to take a timed screenshot, say take a screenshot after a 10 seconds delay? Mac OS X comes with a hidden screen capture tool call Grab that allows […]

Quickly Find the File Path Of A Document in Mac

Quickly Find the File Path Of A Document in Mac

[Mac] When you open any document in Mac, you will only see the title of the document in the title bar. What if you want to find out the file path of the document? Rather than opening the Finder and search for the file path, simply press the “Command” button and mouse click on the […]

Access SSH Server From the Browser With FireSSH

Access SSH Server From the Browser With FireSSH

When it comes to SSH, it always involves the terminal or a SSH client (like Putty for Windows). This tends to scare people off. What if you can access SSH server from the browser, and with a user-friendly interface? Will that be more attractive to you?