Linux Mint 15 Review

Linux Mint 15 Review

Linux Mint 15 was released recently and it is even better than before. There are plenty of changes that made it even more user friendly and easier to use. Check out our review for the details.

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How to Easily Create An Encrypted Directory in Ubuntu

How to Easily Create An Encrypted Directory in Ubuntu

If you are using Ubuntu and you have some private documents that you don’t want them to be publicly accessible. You can create an encrypted directory and store all your files in this folder. With Gnome Encfs Manager, it turns out to be an easy task.

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Get Skype Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04

Get Skype Indicator in Ubuntu 13.04

If you have installed Skype in Ubuntu, you will notice that it doesn’t come with an indicator displayed in the system tray. Use this method to install Skype instead: In the terminal, type: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype && sudo apt-get -f install This will install […]

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How to Keep SSH Connections Alive In Linux

How to Keep SSH Connections Alive In Linux

For those that need to work constantly on SSH, it can be very frustrating when the system cut you off after a period of time. This article shows you the method to keep SSH connection always alive until you disconnect it.

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Resize Window More Efficiently in Mac

Resize Window More Efficiently in Mac

When resizing application windows in Mac, there are a few tricks that you can do to make the resizing more efficient. 1. Move your cursor to the edge (side or top) of the window. You should see the cursor change into a double arrow. 2. Click the left mouse key together with any of the […]

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Auto Generate Passwords in Google Chrome

Auto Generate Passwords in Google Chrome

If you are creating a new account on a site, Google Chrome can automatically generate a new secure password for you and insert into the password field. 1. In Google Chrome, type “about:flags” in the omnibox. 2. Scroll down the list till you find the field “Enable password generation“. Click “Enable”. 3. Relaunch the Chrome […]

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Use Google Chrome Omnibox to Perform Quick Calculation

Use Google Chrome Omnibox to Perform Quick Calculation

Other than entering URL and perform a search, you can make use of the Omnibox (aka the address bar) to perform a quick Mathematics calculation. Simply type your sum, like “9 + 5 = ” and the result will show up immediately in the drop down.

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Convert FAT to NTFS Without Losing The Data in Windows

Convert FAT to NTFS Without Losing The Data in Windows

In Windows, you can easily convert a storage format from FAT/FAT32 to NTFS without losing the data within. This will allow you to store files more than 4GB. 1. In Windows, open a command prompt. 2. type convert drive_letter: /fs:ntfs For example, convert E: /fs:ntfs would format drive ED: to the NTFS format. Note: This […]

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Making Good Use Of Middle Mouse Click in Browser

Making Good Use Of Middle Mouse Click in Browser

Do you know that the middle mouse click is not as useless as it seems to be? There are several useful things that it can do in a browser. 1. Clicking the middle mouse button (by pressing down the scroll wheel) on a link in a browser will open the link in a new tab. […]

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Setting Multiple Home Page For Firefox

Setting Multiple Home Page For Firefox

Do you know you can set multiple websites as the home page in Firefox? Here is how you do it: 1. Go to the “Preferences -> General” section in Firefox. 2. At the Home Page input field, enter the URL of the websites that you want to set as home page, separating each URL with […]

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WPS Office: A Microsoft Office Clone For Linux

WPS Office: A Microsoft Office Clone For Linux

Do you love the Ribbon UI in Microsoft Office so much that you will try all means necessary to install MS Office in your Linux machine? If this is the case, WPS Office is the one for you.

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Simple Trick to Make Firefox Run Faster

Simple Trick to Make Firefox Run Faster

There are tons of ways to make Firefox runs faster. One of the ways is to turn off the tabs animation so the opening and closing of tabs will be immediate and doesn’t take up much memory. In Firefox, open a new tab and type “about:config” in the address bar. Search for “browser.tabs.aimate” and double […]

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A Review of UbuntuKylin: The Official Ubuntu Distro For The Chinese

A Review of UbuntuKylin: The Official Ubuntu Distro For The Chinese

Do you know that there is a Ubuntu distro specially for the Chinese? Ubuntu Kylin is the official Chinese Ubuntu distro and it comes with features targeted at the Chinese market. China would probably be its biggest market, but any Chinese in the World will be able to use it, and love it too.

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Quickly Access Desktop With a Shortcut in Mac

Quickly Access Desktop With a Shortcut in Mac

For Mac OS X user, you can quickly access the desktop by pressing the “F11” key on your keyboard. Similarly, press “F11” again to return to the previous state.

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How to Disable Window Effects in Ubuntu 13.04

How to Disable Window Effects in Ubuntu 13.04

if you are still using an old laptop, you might be better off disabling all the windows effects and animations in Ubuntu 13.04 so as to improve the performance of the system.

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Do a Quick Search In Firefox With A Keystrokoe

Do a Quick Search In Firefox With A Keystrokoe

In Firefox, you can press the “/” key in your keyboard (when your cursor is not in any input field) to quickly activate the Quick Search bar. Alternatively, you can go to “Preferences -> Advanced -> General and tick the box “Search for text when I start typing”. This will allow you to search for […]

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How to Create A PDF With Fillable Forms in LibreOffice

How to Create A PDF With Fillable Forms in LibreOffice

You may also have seen PDF files that come with form that you can fill in. In case you are wondering how you can create a PDF file with fillable form, here is one easy way you can do so, and it is free of charge.

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Open a Bigger Compose Window in Gmail

Open a Bigger Compose Window in Gmail

By default, when you are composing an email in Gmail, it will popup a compose window at the right bottom corner of the window. A quick trick is to press “Shift” while clicking the Compose button. This will open a bigger Compose area in its own window.

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Scan Barcode Using Google Search App in Android

Scan Barcode Using Google Search App in Android

Open the Google Search app in Android and tap the “Mic” icon. Next, tap the Menu button and select “Search with camera”. Take an image of the barcode/qr code and it will take you to the URL embedded in the barcode/qr code.

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Improve Power Usage in Linux With TLP

Improve Power Usage in Linux With TLP

Be it a laptop or a mobile device, you always want the battery to last as long as possible without it dying on you. If you are running Linux on your laptop, you can make use of the TLP module to manage your computer’s power usage in the background.

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Hot Deal: Get 1 Free Month Of Hulu Plus Access

Hot Deal: Get 1 Free Month Of Hulu Plus Access

If you are a fan of online TV, then you definitely don’t want to miss out on this deal. The latest deal from StackSocial gives you a free month of Hulu Plus access, completely free of charge.

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How to Audit Your Linux Security With Lynis

How to Audit Your Linux Security With Lynis

For those who are running a server on their Linux machine, it is important to beef up its security. Lynis is an auditing tool which tests and gathers security information from Unix based systems.

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Use TV-maxe As Sopcast Alternative in Linux

Use TV-maxe As Sopcast Alternative in Linux

Sopcast is a popular way to watch P2P TV on the Internet, but sometime it can be slow or doesn’t work at all. If you are looking for an alternative in Linux, then TV-maxe is the one for you.

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Samsung MV900F Smart Camera review

Samsung MV900F Smart Camera review

Samsung is capable of producing good smart camera as well. We have got our hands on the Samsung MV900F Smart Camera and it is pretty amazing.

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Giveaway of the Week: 90 Days Of Premium Kepard VPN Account

Giveaway of the Week: 90 Days Of Premium Kepard VPN Account

Everybody loves VPN. Not only do they allow you to view restricted content from overseas, it can also protect your privacy online and allows you to surf anonymously. For our giveaway this week, we have 10 premium Kepard VPN accounts, each valid for 90 days, to give away.

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Use Seafile For File Syncing And Collaboration

Use Seafile For File Syncing And Collaboration

Seafile is an open source software that focuses mainly on file synchronization and collaboration. It comes with a cloud storage account like Dropbox and you can also install in your own server like Owncloud. Check it out.

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How to Compose A New Email Directly From Your Browser [Quick Tips]

How to Compose A New Email Directly From Your Browser [Quick Tips]

Regardless which email client you are using, when you need to compose an email, you will always need to switch to your email client and click the “Compose” button. Here is a neat trick for you to compose a new email directly from your browser.

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Monitor Your Website Uptime With Monitive + Giveaway (Contest Closed)

Monitor Your Website Uptime With Monitive + Giveaway (Contest Closed)

If you are running an online business, I am sure the last thing you want to see is your website go down and not accessible on the Web. Monitive is a web service that monitor your website uptime and inform you immediately when your site went down. We are glad to have a giveaway contest for this service. Read on for more detail.

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Deal Of The Day: The Max PC Bundle Sale

Deal Of The Day: The Max PC Bundle Sale

Deal of the day: the Max PC bundle includes 7 powerful PC apps valued at $228 and now you can get all of them for an EXCLUSIVE price of just $25! Check it out now!

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