While there are many wallpaper changing app for Linux, most of them are similar, do their job (changing the wallpaper) well and don’t seem interesting enough to warrant a review here. Slidewall is yet another wallpaper changer that comes with support for live wallpaper. It is pretty cool, I must say. Check it out.
To protect your images from being stolen, the common practice is to embed a watermark onto it that shows your site’s URL. While this can be effective, it can be tedious too. Batch Marker is an image editing software that allows you to add watermarks to a batch of image files quickly and easily. And yes, we have a giveaway event for it.
The giveaway for this week is NovaPDF Professional. NovaPDF is a great software to convert your documents to PDF. It also comes with many advanced features not found in any other PDF creator. Read on for the giveaway details.
Firefox doesn’t come with a native translation tool, If you are a Firefox user, here are several extensions that you can use to easily translate foreign text to your own language.
Looking for a way to access and sync Google Drive to your Ubuntu desktop? Insync for Linux could be the one you are looking for.
There is no shortage of backup software for Windows and most of them are pretty effective and easy to use. Backup4All is another backup software for Windows that is useful for both beginner and advanced users. Check out its review and don’t forget to participate in the giveaway to win a copy.
Our giveaway event for the week is UPrinting business card with free shipping. 5 sets of 250 die-cut business cards to be given away. Check it out now!
Linux doesn’t provide native support for the exFAT file system. If you want to mount your exFAT external hard drive, here is how you can do so in Ubuntu.
We have mentioned tools that allow you to schedule tasks in Ubuntu, but if you want to set a trigger and automate tasks based on the result of a prior action, then CuttleFish would be the one for you.
If you are a iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows Phone user, you might be familiar with the WhatsApp application that allows you to chat and send free SMS with your friends. It is such a useful app, to the extend that it has completely replaced my default SMS app. WhatsApp is tied to your mobile […]
If you are an administrator/moderator of a Facebook page, you will know that previously there is no way to schedule post right within the Facebook page. To do so, you will have to resort to third party app or write your own code using the Facebook API. A good thing is, Facebook has recently introduced […]
You have probably heard of the AppArmor while you are installing Ubuntu, but since it is not an application that shows up in the Application Menu and it doesn’t appear in any graphical form, most of you have probably no idea what it does and why it is essential for your system. In short, AppArmor […]
For those of you who are in love with Youtube and have spent countless hours everyday watching the videos, you can now watch it directly from your desktop without having to open the browser. Minitube is the only software you need and it works for Windows, Mac and Linux. One good thing about the Linux […]
Wunderlist is a great to do list app and task manager. It allows you to sync your tasks online and you can access it from various platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPhone, Android and iPad. However, there seem to be one platform that is missing from the list, and that is our favorite Linux. Sure enough, […]
Microsoft has released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Release Preview for the public to test and play it out. Some of you will have played with it, and even use it in your daily production machine. We are keen to know how impressed (or unimpressed) you are with this new OS. Here’s the poll […]
There are tons of ways to take screenshot in Linux. If you are looking for a screen capture tool that can sync your screenshots to the cloud, ScreenCloud could be the one for you. ScreenCloud is an easy to use screenshot tool. Once installed, it will appear as a tray applet in the taskbar. You […]
In this week poll, the question is: Do You Support MTE Switching Back to the Native WordPress Comments System (From Disqus)? The reason behind this is because while Disqus is a great third-party commenting platform, it also comes with several drawbacks which makes it difficult for us to manage. Firstly, it doesn’t support author notification […]
LibreOffice may be the most popular open-source Office Suite around, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other good open source office suite that you can use. If you are looking for a simpler, yet equally powerful office suite for your Linux system, Calligra might be a good alternative to LibreOffice (or is it?) Let’s check […]
Google+ might not be as big as Facebook (for now), but it does has its fair share of users and being tightly integrated with Youtube, Hangout and many other Google products make it a really useful social network, whether it is for personal uses or for marketing your brand. As good as it gets, it […]
I am not a Comic fan, but sometimes I do read some comics to keep myself entertained. My usual way of reading comic is to go online to find the comic I want and read the strips, one at a time. The problem with this method is that with a slow Internet connection, the loading […]
The result for last week poll: Which Is Your Favorite Office Suite Application? is out. Here’s the breakdown: When it comes to Office Suite, LibreOffice is the clear people’s favorite with 50% of the vote and hold a comfortable lead over the second position. Microsoft’s Office is at a distant second place, despite it beings […]
Samba is a useful service found in most Unix and Linux system that allows you to share file and print services with another computer, particularly a Microsoft Windows client. In Ubuntu, while the Nautiilus File Manager comes with a series of connection protocols to access files from a remote server, it doesn’t turn the machine […]
BitTorrent might be a good way to share and download files, but if you are not careful, you can easily expose your identity online and attract many government agencies, special interest groups, corporations, and hackers who are looking for people to catch, sue, or attack. There are plenty of ways to secure your torrents download […]
In WordPress, if you have used plenty of plugins, you will surely come across a few that require you to put a shortcode in the post (like [shortcode_1]) for it to work. Using shortcode may be a good way to add functionality to your site, but when you deactivate the plugin, the shortcode in your content don’t get removed and it will appear in the frontend in its unprocessed form. Here are some ways to remove unused shortcode from your site.
I may not be a fan of the Unity desktop, but the Quicklist feature is something that I find it really useful. It might only be applicable to the Unity desktop, but with a little tweak, you can get your favorite quicklist to work in Gnome Shell too. Here’s how it works. The Quicklists Gnome […]
Most, if not all, computer comes with an Office Suite application. It is one of the most essential application we use on a daily basis. While most people will have heard of Microsoft Office, not all of them will be using it, manly because it comes with a steep price and many people doesn’t need […]
Android comes with an optional lockscreen that requires you to enter a password/pin/pattern before you can get to the Home screen. This may be a good protection feature, but in the event that you lost your phone, there is no way that the person who pick up your phone can know your contact information and […]
While most smartphones come with a default browser app that allows you to surf the Web on your mobile, it is often simple, ugly and doesn’t feel personal. What if you want to customize the browser app and you have no (or little) coding skill? Here’s one way you can create your own browser app […]
If you have login to a remote SSH session before, you will know that there are times where the SSH session become unresponsive. it could be due to a break in the Internet connection, or that you were away and the session timeout. Whatever the reason is, when the SSH session becomes unresponsive, all the […]
If you have a Google App account, you will be able to connect to GTalk using your custom domain name. In Linux, you can connect to your Google Apps GTalk account using your favorite IM client too. It is very easy to do it. The trick lies in the configuration. Once you got it correct, it will work everywhere.
Have you ever wondered who is the most popular pop star in social media? What about the most popular games of the year? Or the most popular politician in your country? In the past, there have been few ways to measure how popular one is in the social media space, but Starcount now allows you […]
If you are using the latest Gmail app on your Android phone, you will know that it comes with one limitation: it doesn’t allow you to download and view zip attachment. For emails with any other form of attachment, such as image files, word documents etc, you can easily view/save them to your phone. However, […]
Responsive Theme is in the rage. Everyday around the Web, you will see, hear, and read many content and tools on responsive theme. The next question you will ask yourself is: “how responsive is my site’s theme?” For those who are not aware, responsive theme refers to one single theme that will scale itself according […]
If you have a habit of storing all your temporary files on your desktop (or any other folder) and forgot to remove them later, you will find that your computer get messed up easily with tons of files that you have no use for. Once that happens, cleaning up your computer becomes a tedious task […]
A LEMP server refers to a server running Linux, Enginx (Nginx), MySql and PHP (or Perl/Python). It is similar to the popular LAMP server except that the underlying web server is managed by Nginx instead of Apache. In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LEMP server in Ubuntu 12.04.
Our last review on Ubuntu Tweak was close to four years back and many updates were included in this wonderful software. With every new Ubuntu release, this Ubuntu Tweak software also updates itself to remove obsolete items and add in more tweaks. At version 0.7.1, this is already the most useful tweak software you ever […]
From now until May 25th, you can enjoy the premium copy of WinX Blu-ray Decrypter for free, with full unlock license key. WinX Blu-ray Decrypter is developed by Digiarty and provides a great solution to decrypt and copy your Blu-ray disc for personal backup.
If you are both a Skype and Ubuntu user, you will know that Skype does not really integrate well into the system. While Skype comes with a Linux desktop client that you can install on Ubuntu, it doesn’t integrate itself into the system theme, nor does it makes use of the system notification panel. If […]
There are plenty of email desktop clients for Linux. Some are being integrated into the distro (such as Thunderbird, Evolution, Kmail) and used as the default email client while others require you to install manually. Geary belongs to the latter. Geary is a simple and lightweight email client that supports email threading (some call it […]
You probably have done a lot of work on Excel or other spreadsheet application and you want to convert all of them into HTML document so you can place it on the Web. What should you do? This may seems like a simple question with obvious answers, but plenty of people are still having difficulty […]
While Google Chrome comes with an Incognito Mode that allows you to browse privately, most of us are still using the normal mode and only switch to the Incognito mode when necessary. This may be a good solution for full private browsing session, but If you come across a website/content while browsing and only wanted […]
There are many reasons why you need to connect to a VPN. Maybe you need to connect to your office network so you can access some confidential files from your Home PC, or that you need an American IP to watch Hulu and listen to Pandora. Whatever the reason is, you can easily configure a […]
Gimp users, rejoice! After 3.5 years of development, Gimp 2.8 has finally arrived. This version of Gimp brings a plethora of changes and improvement, making Gimp a even better image editing software than its previous version.
If you have upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04, one thing that you will find missing is the “Hibernate” button. For those of you who are not aware or don’t use this feature at all, the Hibernate button usually lies above the Shut Down option and it allows you to save your current state to the hard […]
SopCast is a great software for you to watch TV online. It used to work only for Windows, but we have shown you how to get it working in Linux. The good thing is that the developers of SopCast has not been slacking and an Android version is now available for you to download. With […]
Since WordPress 3.0+, you can embed Youtube video easily in your articles simply by pasting the URL of the video site into your text editor. WordPress will then work the rest and insert the required code to embed the video to your site. This is all great, except that the embed video’s width and height […]
Finally, Ubuntu 12.04 has landed, but before you rush to upgrade your existing machine to the latest version, here are some things that you need to do.
Microsoft releases the SkyDrive desktop app and reduced your storage space from 25GB to 7GB. However, for a limited time, they allow you to restore back to 25GB (or upgrade to 25GB if you are a new user) for free. Here is how it can be done. Grab it while it lasts!
If you are using a managed web hosting service to host your website, you might not be bothered to know what is the distro used in the backend. All you need to know is that your website have to run 24/7 without fail. However, if you are administering your own server, choosing the correct distro […]
For Linux users, I am sure you have come across the command “sudo” and probably “su”. While veteran users know exactly what they mean, newbies are always confused when to use which and the implication and complication involving with both. In this article, we will explain in detail what “sudo” and “su” is, the difference between them and when to use them.