Google launched its Chrome browser in 2008. At the time it was fast, secure, stable and a minimalistic alternative to Microsoft’s beleaguered Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s bloated Firefox. However, Chrome was also criticised for lacking any extensions or customisation options. So, slowly Google rolled out extensions, theme support, and even Web Apps. Although we have […]
Earlier this year we described how to secure your Gmail account with 2-step verification. Facebook has recently launched a similar security feature called Login Approvals and in this article I will describe how to enable it.
A few weeks ago, Google launched its eponymous music streaming and syncing service. Hot on the heels of Amazon’s Cloud Drive and Cloud Player, Google’s offering is minimal, fast and easy to use. In this article I will provide a quick walkthrough and my thoughts on the service.
Today, most websites feature graphics, videos, images, tables, and all kinds of other data and files. Those on a budget may find it difficult to host files themselves. This is where services like Box.net come in. In this article, I will outline how you can embed a Box.net folder directly in your blog or website […]
Simply writing blog posts are no longer enough. You must ensure that your content is easily shareable across all the major social media networks. To make this easier, Blogger has recently added a “share buttons” option. Adding these buttons to your Blogger blog is fairly straightforward. Navigate to your Blogger dashboard, select Design, follow by […]
Sharing files over the internet has become very common in recent years. For smaller files (usually under 20MB) it is possible to simply attach it to an email, however larger files require special websites. In this article I have outlined 5 interesting file sharing services which offer something a little bit different.
After many decades of innovation, word processing still remains a largely a passive exercise, requiring you to enter text onto a white background. Applications, such as OneNote shook up the industry by allowing alternative means of organising text and other media. In the same vein, PpcSoft has developed an interesting competitor which has many of […]
Files stored in PDF (Portable Document Format) provide a versatile method of transferring documents without losing formatting and other effects. The file format was originally created by Adobe, however since in recent years Adobe’s PDF reader has become bloated and difficult to use. In this article I will look at six free alternative PDF viewers.
In the past, we have covered a number of methods of tracking and downloading television shows automatically and through the use of torrents and RSS feeds. Most of these methods either require downloading and installing cumbersome applications or are not portable and cannot be used on different devices. In fact, with tablets and smartphones becoming […]
Keeping track of all my blogs and their page views is almost a full-time job. Luckily, there is always the Google Analytics that made things much simpler to deal with. Although Blogger has started offering its own analytics, these are not as comprehensive as those from Google Analytics. in this article, I outline how you […]
At MTE we cannot live without Dropbox. In addition to showing you the basic usage of Dropbox, we have also highlighted a number of useful tips and tricks. In this article we will go beyond the basic tricks and show you 4 other ways you can use Dropbox like a pro. 1. Dropbox Keyboard Shortcuts […]
There are many times when I find myself needing to print out a document that is on my phone urgently. There are a number of methods of doing this, but the easiest I have found is to use Google Cloud Print.
In the past I have written about the Android app TalkMyPhone which created a dummy Jabber.org account to allow you to send and receive text messages from your computer, bypassing your phone. This app was a little cumbersome to use as it had to be activated manually each time you wished to use. I recently […]
From Monday 28 March 2011, popular print and online news organisation The New York Times has implemented a paywall. What this means is that the average non-paying user will only be able to view 20 articles a month on the NYTimes.com website. However, there are a number of ways of circumventing this limitation, some have […]
I have a lot of music, videos, and pictures on my personal computer, but sometimes I am not at my desk and I still want to view my media content. Fortunately, I have an Android phone and with Skifta I can easily stream these files to my phone through a WiFi network.
One of the most interesting features of Windows 7 is the ability to add “gadgets” to your desktop. These are small apps that help display information and allow you to interact with your computer without launching other programmes. In this article I will outline how these gadgets can be installed, used and will also highlight […]
It has been said many times over, but it bears repeating: even with the numerous updates, the Android Market is still in shambles. It is difficult to find apps, it is difficult to rate apps and it can even be troublesome to install them and keep them all up-to-date. Fortunately, we overcame this frustration when […]
Email is the centre of most people’s online identity and if it gets hacked it can have devastating consequences. Ensuring that your email account is secure is of paramount importance, however simply using a password is not always enough. Many Banks use a device which auto-generates a verification code as a second tier of security. […]