How to Install Third Party Software in Ubuntu Software Center

How to Install Third Party Software in Ubuntu Software Center

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.

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How to Remove Notification Center in Mac

How to Remove Notification Center in Mac

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.

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Check and Repair Your Filesystem With fsck [Linux]

Check and Repair Your Filesystem With fsck [Linux]

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.

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How to Enable TRIM For SSD in Ubuntu

How to Enable TRIM For SSD in Ubuntu

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.

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How to Embed Facebook Post on Your Site

How to Embed Facebook Post on Your Site

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.

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How to Run Multiple Skype Accounts in Various OS

How to Run Multiple Skype Accounts in Various OS

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.

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How to Easily Sync Folders in Your Computer With Synkron

How to Easily Sync Folders in Your Computer With Synkron

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.

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The User Guide to Customize XFCE Desktop

The User Guide to Customize XFCE Desktop

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.

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How to Add a Delete Option to the Context Menu in Mac

How to Add a Delete Option to the Context Menu in Mac

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?

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How to Send a Private Message in Google Plus

How to Send a Private Message in Google Plus

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.

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Add Hovering Controls to Your Android Phone

Add Hovering Controls to Your Android Phone

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.

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Prevent Ubuntu From Going to Sleep While Watching Video

Prevent Ubuntu From Going to Sleep While Watching Video

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?

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Quickly Minimize Memory Usage in Firefox (Without Installing Another Addon)

Quickly Minimize Memory Usage in Firefox (Without Installing Another Addon)

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.

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Access Google Music From Rhythmbox

Access Google Music From Rhythmbox

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.

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Create Animated Gifs From YouTube Videos

Create Animated Gifs From YouTube Videos

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.

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Will You Get a Google Chromecast? [Poll]

Will You Get a Google Chromecast? [Poll]

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?

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Add Mouse Gestures to Linux with Easystroke

Add Mouse Gestures to Linux with Easystroke

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.

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Reposition the Selected Region When Taking Screenshot in Mac

Reposition the Selected Region When Taking Screenshot in Mac

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.

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How to Move Your Home Folder to Another Partition [Linux/Ubuntu]

How to Move Your Home Folder to Another Partition [Linux/Ubuntu]

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.

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Easily Configure Conky Setup With Conky Manager

Easily Configure Conky Setup With Conky Manager

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.

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How to Disable Touchpad While Typing in Ubuntu

How to Disable Touchpad While Typing in Ubuntu

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.

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Closing An App in Windows 8

Closing An App in Windows 8

Windows 8 does not close your modern app by default. Here is the way to close your app in Windows 8.

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How Do You Manage All Your Passwords? [Poll]

How Do You Manage All Your Passwords? [Poll]

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?

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Batch Resize Images With This Command in Mac

Batch Resize Images With This Command in Mac

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.

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Watch Hulu, Netflix and More Outside US With Tunlr

Watch Hulu, Netflix and More Outside US With Tunlr

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.

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How to Connect to Multiple Dropbox Accounts on Android

How to Connect to Multiple Dropbox Accounts on Android

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.

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