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.
There are no lack of to-do list apps for Linux, and with a powerful tool like Evernote or Wunderlist, one might wonder if there is any more room for new task management app. Nitro is relatively new to the “to-do” list scene, but its beautiful interface and the ease of use did turn some heads and attracted some attentions. Let check it out!
A broken link is a killer for any website and it should be eliminated at all cost. The bad thing is, it is easily said than done. If you are running a website with more than a thousand articles and every post contains at least 3 links, how are you able to find out which particular link is no longer working?
We often feel that the Gmail for Android app is not as good as the desktop Gmail, but if you dig deep enough, you will find plenty of hidden features that can make it as good as the desktop version. And here are 3 hidden features of Gmail for Android that you ought to know.
There are plenty of ways that you can integrate Google Calendar in Ubuntu, but this is the easiest that I have come across so far. Here is how you can add events to google Calendar from the system tray.
“Hybrid Suspend” in Ubuntu allows you to first suspend your computer and if it is not restored after a while, will go into hibernation by itself. This is an effective way to save battery power and electricity bills. Here is how you can enable Hybrid suspend in Ubuntu
If you have heard of Linux Mint, you will be pleased to know that the latest release (Linux Mint 14) comes with a new login manager – MDM Display Manager, that is both beautiful and customizable. Here is how you can get it on your Ubuntu.
iTunes is the necessity for any iOS device. If you want to export your files in your iOS device to your desktop without going through iTunes, iStonsoft iPod to Computer Transfer is the one for you. Read on for the review and the giveaway detail.
SecretLayer is a software that utilizes the Steganography concept and hide your confidential files/messages in an image so no one, apart from you and the intended recipent, know the existence of the message. Read more for the review and giveaway detail.
The powerful 1AVCenter is a audio video center for Windows that allows you to record, broadcast, and make remote surveillance of any source of video and audio of your PC. This is the first of our MTE birthday giveaway. Read on for more detail.
Ubuntu 12.10 comes with a few ways for you to quickly access your desktop, but they are not very visible to the users. Here is a run down of the several ways you can use to access the Show Desktop icon in Ubuntu.
Sometimes, when you install a new Linux distro in your PC and you didn’t set the boot flag correctly, you will often end up with a unbootable machine with a “File not found: Grub Rescue” boot error message. This happened to me while I were installing the Ubuntu 12.10. Here’s how you can fix it.
Linux is good for almost everything. If you are running a small project that doesn’t require a full Linux distro, Tiny Core Linux is one small barebone Linux distro that boots very fast and comes with options for you to customize it to suit your needs.
If you are using LastPass, you will know that your LastPass account is only as strong as your master password. Here is how you can enable two-factor authentication for your LastPass account to enhance its security.
Regardless which email client you use, the process of checking and reading your emails is the same. You read one email, either reply, delete or marked as unread and proceed to the next email. What if you can now turn your emails into a big to-do list and change the usual way to deal with your emails?
If you are in local network with no Internet access, or you just want to quickly send a file over to another computer without having it to go to the web and back, NitroShare is one good file sharing app you can use on the local network and it works well with Windows, Mac and Linux.
If you are a Dropbox and Android user like I do, you will probably install the Dropbox app on your Android and have access to your files wherever you go. While the Dropbox allows you to export your file to the SD card, it doesn’t give you the capability to download a single (or multiple) folder to your mobile device. If you are looking for the solution, here’s the fix.
When it comes to media storage, most people save all their media files (photo, audio and video) in their computers. This makes it very convenient for you to enjoy your music or video directly on your computer. However, if you want to enjoy your Blu-ray video on your HDTV, how can you get the video from your computer to the TV quickly and without much hassle?
Windows comes with a system restore feature that allows you to create restore point and restore to it in the event that your system crashed. If you are looking for a simpler and more useful system restore tool, SysRestore Pro is one tool that you can use and we have 10 copies to giveaway. Read on for the full review and the giveaway detail.
However, if you are using it as frequent as me, you will find that the 20GB of storage space get filled up very quickly. If you are looking to increase the virtual hard disk size, here is how you can do it.
At its 18th version, the Magix Movie Edit Pro software is now a mature, and more powerful movie editing tool than before. We have a chance to play around with the Movie Edit Pro 18 MX Plus and we are really impressed. The following is our review of the product and at the end, we are also going to give away 10 copies of Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus. Read on for more information.
Testing your websites on different version of IEs can be a difficult task since you are only allowed to install a single version of IE on your Windows. If you are using IE 9, you won’t be able to test on IE 7 or 8, and vice versa. IE Tab is an extension for Google Chrome that allows you to load a page using the IE rendering engine in a Chrome tab. With this extension, you can test out your sites in different version of IE without leaving Chrome.
Virtual machine is a good way to test out your applications without affecting the main host system. The disadvantage is that they are mostly desktop-bound and require you to allocate tens of gigabytes of space to it. If you are looking for a quick, small and portable virtual solution, Hopedot VOS could be the one you are looking for. And yes, we have free license keys to giveaway for this great software.
If you are using a custom keyboard on your new Mac, you will know that the Home/End button don’t work. The default method in Mac is to use “Cmd + left/right arrow”, but here is a quick fix to restore the Home/End button on your keyboard.
While there are many wallpaper changing app for Linux, most of them are similar, do their job (changing the wallpaper) well and don’t seem interesting enough to warrant a review here. Slidewall is yet another wallpaper changer that comes with support for live wallpaper. It is pretty cool, I must say. Check it out.
To protect your images from being stolen, the common practice is to embed a watermark onto it that shows your site’s URL. While this can be effective, it can be tedious too. Batch Marker is an image editing software that allows you to add watermarks to a batch of image files quickly and easily. And yes, we have a giveaway event for it.
The giveaway for this week is NovaPDF Professional. NovaPDF is a great software to convert your documents to PDF. It also comes with many advanced features not found in any other PDF creator. Read on for the giveaway details.
There is no shortage of backup software for Windows and most of them are pretty effective and easy to use. Backup4All is another backup software for Windows that is useful for both beginner and advanced users. Check out its review and don’t forget to participate in the giveaway to win a copy.
If you are a iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows Phone user, you might be familiar with the WhatsApp application that allows you to chat and send free SMS with your friends. It is such a useful app, to the extend that it has completely replaced my default SMS app. WhatsApp is tied to your mobile […]
If you are an administrator/moderator of a Facebook page, you will know that previously there is no way to schedule post right within the Facebook page. To do so, you will have to resort to third party app or write your own code using the Facebook API. A good thing is, Facebook has recently introduced […]
For those of you who are in love with Youtube and have spent countless hours everyday watching the videos, you can now watch it directly from your desktop without having to open the browser. Minitube is the only software you need and it works for Windows, Mac and Linux. One good thing about the Linux […]