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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.
The dock in Mac can get messy very fast if you minimize a lot of windows at the same time. Here is a simple trick to quickly reduce dock clutter.
Most of the Live USB creator tool are for Linux. If you are a Windows user, you can make use of Universal USB Installer to quickly download the distro and create a Live USB with it.
You don’t usually anything when you type a password in the terminal. Here is how you can get it to show password asterisk while typing password.
Windows 8 comes with an Optimize Drive feature that can send TRIM command to SSD. What about Ubuntu? How can you enable TRIM for SSD in Ubuntu? Here’s how.
Most people think that you can only run a lightweight Linux distro on USB drive. Porteus is a full-featured Linux distro that you well optimized to be installed on USB drive and other removable storage device.
If you are really concern about the privacy of your email, you should really consider encrypt your Gmail message so even Google can’t view it.
Facebook recently released a new feature that allows anyone to embed Facebook post on their website. Here is how you can embed Facebook post on your site.
With the latest version of Opera, you can now install Chrome extensions in Opera and it just like in Chrome. Here is how you can do it.
If you have several Skype accounts and wish to connect to them all at the same time, you will be frustrated at the limitation of the Skype client. Here is the workaround for you to run multiple Skype accounts in various OS.
There are times when you need to synchronize several folders in your computer, such as syncing several folders to the Dropbox folder. Synkron is a cross-platform compatible application that allows you to synchronize files and folders in your computer. It works in Windows, Mac and Linux and it can help you keep your files and folders updated.
XFCE is a great desktop manager that is both lightweight and customizable. If you are tired of Gnome or KDE and are planning to switch to XFCE, this tutorial will show you how to customize the XFCE desktop.
If you are a Mac user, you will know that it doesn’t allows you to permanently delete files from the context menu. Wouldn’t it be great if you can add a “Delete” option in the context menu so you can quickly and easily delete the file/folder?
Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a hovering control feature that allows you to answer the call without touching the screen. What about the rest of us? Here is a good alternative for you to achieve the same effect without breaking your phone.
It can be pretty annoying when the screensaver pop in to take over the screen while you were watching video. What solutions do you have in Ubuntu to prevent the screen from going to sleep, or dimming down?
While there are tons of addons that you can install in Firefox to minimize its memory usage, sometime you may just want to use a simple method without installing yet another extension. Since Firefox 22 there is a native feature that allows you to quickly minimize the memory usage of Firefox.
Google doesn’t provide a Linux desktop client for Google Music. If you are a Linux and Rhythmbox user, here is how you can access Google Music in Rhythmbox.
If your phone’s mobile plan only allow you to use a limited amount of mobile data, you will want to do limit some of the apps to use only WiFi, and not mobile data.
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If you want to access shared folder in Virtualbox with Ubuntu guest, here is how you can do so.
If you are using a SSD for your Ubuntu machine, here is a way to check the health of SSD and see whether it is time to change a new one.
MakeGIF Video Capture allows you to easily turn YouTube video into animated GIF. There is no technical knowledge required. All you need to do is to play the video, click Capture, follow by Generate and you will be able to download the animated GIF.
Google has recently released Chromecast, a $35 device that allows you to stream media from (almost) any device to your TV. Will you be getting one?
If you want your Linux system to remember your password longer for a sudo command, here is how you can change the sudo password timeout.
For those who prefer to use the mouse more than the keyboard, you can easily create mouse gestures in Ubuntu to replicate the behavior of keyboard shortcuts. Easystroke is one such tool that allows you to do so.
A malfunction extension that take up too much memory can bring the whole browser down. Here is a quick tip to view memory usage of extensions in Google Chrome.
There are times when an application goes haywire and become unresponsive. Here is a few ways you can kill unresponsive application in Ubuntu.
Instead of searching for the apps, with this trick, you can quickly launch apps from the desktop in Windows 8.
If you wish to move away from Google Calendar, you can always host your own Calendar server. Owncloud comes with this feature in its recent version.
In Google Calendar, you can easily switch the view between Day, Week, Month, 4 Days and Agenda with these shortcut keys. Check them out.
There are tons of cloud storage services out there and you are probably using several of them. Let us know which one is your favorite and why.
While taking the screenshot, what if you have selected a region at a corner of the screen, only to discover that the region you want is at the other corner of the screen? Here is a neat trick that allows you to move the selected region to another part of the screen.
While installing Ubuntu, one of the good practices is to give the Home folder its own partition, so whatever changes you made to the System folder won’t affect your Home directory. For those who are stuck, here is how you can move your Home folder to another partition.
If there are multiple users on your Mac, you can easily make a folder private in Mac OS X with this simple trick.
Conky is a useful tool for showing system info on desktop, but it can be difficult to configure. Conky Manager is a graphical front-end interface that allows you to easily configure Conky.
If you need to test your website in IE 7, 8 or even 9, you can easily do so in Internet Explorer 10, without having to own the individual browser.
There are times when you want to lock up files and prevent other people from making changes to them. Here is one simple, but useful command that you can use in Linux.
If you are a laptop user, don’t you hate it when the touchpad get in the way while you were typing? In Ubuntu, if you are not fancy of using any script, then the touchpad indicator is a good solution for you.
Windows 8 does not close your modern app by default. Here is the way to close your app in Windows 8.
With every online account requiring a password to login, managing your long list of passwords become a tedious issue. In this week’s poll, let us know how do you manage all your passwords?
While there are tons of applications that you can use to batch resize images, nothing beats the command line to get things done quickly and efficiently. In Mac, you can easily batch resize images with this command.
If you are not residing in the USA, you will not be able to access sites like Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and etc. Tunlr is a useful service that you can use to access Hulu, Netflix and many more sites from outside of USA, for free.
You can use “Ctrl + r” to search the command line history, but these 4 lines of codes can make your command line search even faster and better
If you are using the default Dropbox app for Android, you will know that it doesn’t support multiple login. If you constantly need to access multiple Dropbox accounts on Android, you will need a better solution than the Dropbox app for Android.
Both persistent Live USB and Full installation on USB allow you to boot Linux from a USB drive and save data to it. So what are the differences between the two?