Programmers and geeks are the new rockstars of the digital age and everyone wants to learn programming to code up the best iPhone game ever. Today, we’ve compiled a list of resources that allow you to learn programming for free.
Google is no longer providing free Google Apps plans. If you are looking for alternative apps to host your domain’s email, Outlook.com is the one to go for. Read on to find out how to use Outlook.com to host your email for your domain.
It is kind of boring to stare at static screen and type in plenty of text in order to practice your typing skill. If you are looking to increase your typing speed and skill, the Typing Karaoke game can make the process fun and enjoying.
Steve Jobs and company have spent a lot of time in making Mac OS X the easiest and most feature rich operating system available. Most people might not even realise it, but it is those little touches and small features that make using a Mac that much more enjoyable. For example, have you ever used […]
There was a time when I wouldn’t even think of moving all the RSS feeds that I read to the cloud and I swore by desktop-based applications like FeedDemon. This was before I discovered Google Reader. Nowadays, I use Google Reader to keep up with all my RSS feeds and while I’m not entirely in […]
A URL shortener is a service that takes in a long URL and gives you a short and memorable URL that you can distribute to anyone you want. The service takes care of redirecting users who land up at the shortened URL to the original URL. TinyURL, of course, was one of the pioneers in […]
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer had an almost vice like grip on the browser market till a few years back and then Firefox came along and a lot of us geeky types moved to it, not only for the superior browsing experience, but also for the huge number of really awesome extensions available for the browser that […]
Gmail is inarguably the best web based email service in the world. We, at Make Tech Easier, use Gmail for all our email communication needs and have never felt the need to rethink on the decision. Google is also famous for their developer friendly culture and one of the offshoots of that is the 20% […]
Facebook, at their recent F8 conference, announced several new initiatives that puts them right in the thick of the social media campaign. Chief among those initiatives is what Facebook is calling the Open Graph. What this means for you as a user is that if you go to a website that partners with and implements […]
If you’re one of those people who like to listen to music all day but would much rather listen to your own music selection rather than depending on some random radio-jockeys choice of music, you’ve come to the right place. First a little perspective – I LIKE to listen to music, especially when I’m at […]
A couple of weeks back Damien posted an excellent tutorial on securing your internet connection using SSH. In his post, he explains what SSH is as well as the SSH Tunneling method that he uses to secure the internet traffic. Today, I’ll be taking you through another tutorial that involves using SSH to take backups […]
The GIMP has been a poster child for the open source movement ever since it came out. It has been compared to Photoshop and has often been spoken of as the only worthy open source contender in the graphics editor category. While that statement may or may not be true, it is definitely a rival to photoshop […]
Flame wars over one’s choice of editor are a regular occurrence on almost all the tech mailing lists that I subscribe to. In fact, in my opinion, the amount of time and energy that is spent on debating this topic can be easily spent on researching the feature set of a perfect editor that would […]
Twitter has taken over the Internet by storm. In the last year and half, Twitter has become one of those companies that even the mainstream media keeps track of. Not even a single day passes by without a mention of Twitter either in the news or in newspapers. Twitter is the darling and a poster […]
We’ve written about Automator multiple times here at Make Tech Easier not only because we think it is an easy and fun tool to work with, but also because we believe that it helps in saving a lot of time for the average computer user. Apple has spent a lot of time in making this […]
PHP is probably the single most popular scripting language on the Internet. Thousands of high profile websites including the likes of Facebook, Yahoo and WordPress.com are built using PHP. When used with MySQL, the PHP/MySQL combo is also an extremely popular stack for designing database enabled websites. One of the best things about the PHP/MySQL […]
Before Snow Leopard, OS X 10.6, was released, how many of you actually remember using the services menu for anything ? I don’t. Services is a little used but extremely useful feature of Mac OS X that has been around since a long time but only recently with the release of 10.6 became useful enough […]
Social networks have taken the Internet by storm. Almost everyone these days has an account on Facebook or is obsessed with Twitter (or both). And while bloggers like us love social networks, not everyone can keep up with all services they sign up with. Take me for example, I used to be an avid Orkut […]