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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
There are times when you have some killer tunes bumping on your phone, but a stereo docking station is nowhere to be found. With a little improvisation, you can easily amplify your smartphone’s speakers using common items from around the house.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
WPMU is one of the biggest WordPress plugins developer and seller that supports WordPress, WordPress Network (multisite) and BuddyPress. For our giveaway of the week, we are glad that to have 3 annual WPMU accounts to give away.
WordPress, like any other database driven application, is very prone to having the corrupted database issue. This article shows you how to recover from the issue and get your site back up working again.
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.
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.
Most email clients render your emails in HTML mode by default, but there are times when you just want to read the emails in plain text. Here are the ways to read emails in plain text in different email clients.
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.
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.
The “sources.list” in Ubuntu is an important file that contains all your software repository information. What if, on a fresh install of Ubuntu, you discover that your “sources.list” is empty? Or you need to change the whole repository to one that is specific to your country? Here is how you can generate a new sources list file easily without being a Ubuntu expert.
Wise Care 365 Pro is a useful system cleaner and speed optimization tool for your Windows PC. It allows you to stabilize, secure and speed up your Windows PC with just one click! Find out how you can claim your free copy. Only 200 coies are available.
To tweak your Mac OSX, you often have to go deep into the System Preferences or through the terminal. With Mountain Tweaks, you now have all your tweaks available in a single place, and activating them is only a few clicks away.
A basic SSH server is vulnerable to brute force attack. Fail2Ban can detect malicious attack on your server and block the IP accordingly. Here is how you can configure Fail2Ban to protect your SSH server in Ubuntu.
Are you looking for ways to improve your battery life in Android phone? Here is one method that can auto-toggle your Internet connection when the screen is OFF so it won’t drain your battery unnecessarily.
If you are a Linux user and own an Android 4.0+ device (such as Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus etc), you will know that you can’t just plug in your device and have it detected by the PC. Here is how you can get your Android device to connect with Ubuntu.
Are you looking for an easier way to backup, restore and synchronize your files and folders in Windows? Handy Backup is a simple, yet useful backup application for Windows and yes, we have a giveaway for it. Read on for more detail.