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.
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 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?
Like Facebook, Google Plus allows you to send a private message to another person. The only problem is that this feature is not publicized and a lot of people are not aware of this capability. Here is how you can send a private message in Google Plus.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Microsoft didn’t provide a Skydrive sync tool for Linux, but that doesn’t mean we have to live with it. With a third party tool and a little workaround, you can easily setup and access SkyDrive from Ubuntu.
If you own a credit card, you will know that it contains a string of 16 digits where you have to key in while making an online purchase. While these numbers look random, they do follow a pattern and it is pretty simple to generate a series of valid credit card numbers.
iOS comes with a Assistive Touch feature that you can use to access various sections of the phone/tablet. To get Assistive Touch for Android, you can use Floating Touch which brings a similar solution for Android phone, but with more customization options.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to activate the web server in Mountain Lion, as well as setting up PHP, MySQL and PhpMyAdmin. At the end of this tutorial, you will have a MAMP (Mac, Apache, MySQL, Php) server running on your Mac.