Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.
It’s the time of the year again where Canonical is going to launch a new version of its popular Ubuntu distro. You may be wondering if the upcoming release, Saucy Salamander 13.10, is a worthy upgrade, or one that you can skip altogether. Let’s check out ubuntu 13.10 Final Beta and see what’s new and if it is worth upgrading.
You probably have used Viber on your mobile phone to make free phone call. It had recently released a desktop version which allows you to make free phone call from the desktop. Here is how you can install Viber in Linux.
In Ubuntu, you can easily access Amazon S3 via the various software, such as S3Fox or Dragon Disk. However, in a server situation, you won’t have the luxury of using a desktop software. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can mount Amazon S3 in Ubuntu, be it desktop or server.
For Mac users, if you have plenty of applications running, you might find that your desktop is cluttered with all sort of application windows. Here are several keyboard shortcuts that you can use to quickly de-clutter your desktop.
If you are a webmaster, you might be thinking of how you can make your website more interactive, or even allowing your visitors to collaborate with one another. TogetherJS allows you to easily add a real-time collaboration feature to your site with minimal technical/coding skill.
Searching your files can be an easy, or difficult task, depending on how you organize your files and documents. Recoll is a text search tool for Unix and Linux and can find keywords inside documents as well as file names. This make it a perfect tool for you to search and retrieve your files and documents quickly, whenever you need it.
If you are using multiple OSes and wish to transfer files from one computer to another via an external hard disk, you will want to format the hard disk to exFAT format since it is widely supported by most OS and doesn’t come with the 4GB per file restriction. Here is how you can format it to exFAT filesystem in Ubuntu.
There are times when you opened too many tabs in your browser and it is causing the whole system to slow down. A quick and easy way to fix this is to close as many unused tabs as possible to minimize the memory usage. However, it can be a chores if you have tons of opened tabs. Luckily, most browsers come with a way for you to quickly close multiple tabs with a single click.
Encfs is particularly useful for encrypting files that you want to store in the cloud. Using encfs in Linux and Windows is pretty straightforward as there are installers for both platforms. However, for Mac OS X, installing encfs is not as easy as it should be. Here is how you can install and use encfs in Mac OS X.
Once in a while, we do come across a Linux distro that is really unique and come with some special features that make it different from the rest. Elementary OS is one of them. On the first glance, you might think that it is just another clone of Mac OS X, but after you have used it, you will find that it is more than just skin deep. Let’s check it out.
In Gmail, you can append a “+” to the username and you will be able to create an email alias quickly and easily. The good news is that Outlook.com has also allowed the use of “+” in your email address. Check it out!
Have you ever wanted to find out more information about your Linux system, but are not sure where you can obtain those information? With ScreenFetch, you will be able to view such system information in terminal.
Most USB creators only allow you to install one distro per USB disk. What if you want to create a multiboot Linux USB drive? YUMI is nifty app that allows you to install multiple Linux distros in one USB drive.
Ubuntu Software Center is a great place for you to find and install applications. The only limitation is that it only contain applications that are in its repository. If you want to install third party applications via the Ubuntu Software Center, here is how you can do so.
Some people will find the notification center in Mac useful while many others will find it useless. If you belong to the latter, here is an easy way to remove the notification center and reclaim back the small icon space in the system tray occupied by the Notification center icon.
When your computer crashes, there is a chance that your filesystem will get corrupted or damage in the process. It is advisable to do a filesystem check regularly to make sure that it is running properly and free of error. In Linux, there is this powerful command “fsck” that you can use to check and repair your filesystem.