Hands On Review of Thunderbird 3

Hands On Review of Thunderbird 3

After a long wait, Mozilla finally releases version 3.0 of Thunderbird. This latest version of Thunderbird brings much changes and makes it even more powerful than its ancestor. In this article, we take a look at the Thunderbird 3.0 and show you what you are going to expect in this great software. Installation If you […]

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Wally: A Cross Platform Wallpaper Changer

Wally: A Cross Platform Wallpaper Changer

Wallpapers breathe life into a desktop. But the same wallpaper can be boring after some days. if you want to automatically rotate wallpapers in your desktop, Wally is just the tool you need. It’s a cross platform wallpaper rotator that can rotate wallpapers in your desktop from multiple sources. You need not save wallpapers from […]

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How to Hide Running Windows Programs and Active Windows

How to Hide Running Windows Programs and Active Windows

While working with multiple programs and open windows, you would often want to hide some applications or programs that you aren’t using. May be you are working on a word document and do not want to get disturbed by your Instant messenger window. Or may be you are working in a corporate environment and do […]

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Aviary, a Web Alternative to Adobe Creative Suite

Aviary, a Web Alternative to Adobe Creative Suite

Everyone has heard of Adobe Creative Suite, which allows you to create all types of print, web, and mobile design. With it, comes a hefty price to get all the applications to have a full design studio. Additionally, if you are using a computer system that doesn’t have the software installed, then you are not […]

By Shevonne -
How to Perform Better Image Searches with GazoPa

How to Perform Better Image Searches with GazoPa

Like many of you, I’ve often relied on Google Image Search when I need to quickly find an image. It’s simple – you type in what you’re looking for, and you get results that match your keyword. It’s always done the job, so why look elsewhere? Well, I recently came across GazoPa, a new website […]

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4 Useful Google Wave Apps

4 Useful Google Wave Apps

Like most everything Google does, they give you the core product and let other people create the tools to use it; Google Wave is no exception. If you would like to read more about Google Wave, Joshua did an outstanding job in a couple earlier posts. Read them here and here. Below are the most […]

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Mobile Media Converter: A Cross-platform No-Brainer Media Converter

Mobile Media Converter: A Cross-platform No-Brainer Media Converter

Fancy a media converter that works in all Operating Systems and supports most of the widely used multimedia format? Look no further, Mobile Media Converter could just be the one for you. The Mobile Media Converter (MMC) is a free video and audio converter for converting between popular desktop media formats like MP3, Windows Media […]

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Mastering Grub 2 The Easy Way

Mastering Grub 2 The Easy Way

If you’re running Linux, there’s a good chance your distro of choice uses Grub as the default bootloader. Grub has served well for many years, but it’s beginning to show its age. As with all software, it doesn’t take long before the latest-and-greatest becomes old-and-haggard. Features have been piling up in Grub without much thought […]

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How to Manage Multiple Google Analytics Accounts from Desktop

How to Manage Multiple Google Analytics Accounts from Desktop

If you are a blogger or a webmaster, you must be using Google analytics to get detailed data about your blog. Undisputedly, It’s the best free web analytics software out there and provides you with valuable information about how your site is performing in search engines and which sites are sending you traffic etc. If […]

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Amaya: A Simple, Yet Useful Alternative to Dreamweaver

Amaya: A Simple, Yet Useful Alternative to Dreamweaver

While on a project, where money was scarce, we were scrambling around looking for a free or open source HTML editor that can provide us the same functionality as Adobe Dreamweaver. During my analysis of the different HTML editor out there, I came across Amaya. What intrigued me about it was that it was created […]

By Shevonne -
Afloat 2.2 Adds Support For Snow Leopard and New Features

Afloat 2.2 Adds Support For Snow Leopard and New Features

When Snow Leopard was launched, many applications broke because of compatibility issue. Afloat was one of them (mainly due to the plugsuit issue). The good news is, Afloat 2.2 was launched to patch up the issue. Now you can get Afloat running smoothly in Snow Leopard. For those who have not heard of Afloat, it […]

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VistaUACMaker Makes Your XP Apps Compatible With Windows Vista & 7

VistaUACMaker Makes Your XP Apps Compatible With Windows Vista & 7

Windows Vista and 7 come with User Account Control (UAC) that controls the permissions the users have for running each application. Due to this restriction, many program in Win XP that require administrators privilege will not be able to run smoothly in Vista or Win 7. In such cases, you can use the VistaUACMaker to […]

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Manage your clipboard items in Mac with Shadow

Manage your clipboard items in Mac with Shadow

I use Cut, Copy and Paste commands a lot, and computer’s basic clipboard ability to hold only one item at a time really annoys me. That’s why one of my must have applications is clipboard manager. It allows me to copy as many items to my heart content without having to worry about losing any […]

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How to Share Files Securely with OneSwarm

How to Share Files Securely with OneSwarm

There have been a few attempts over the years at making a safe and secure way to swap files or interact online. Projects like Tor and Freenet have give us some of what we’re looking for, but often have drawbacks such as low speed or complex installation. OneSwarm takes a different approach. Essentially, it’s a […]

By Joshua Price -
Easily Create DVD Videos With WinX DVD Author (Free Download)

Easily Create DVD Videos With WinX DVD Author (Free Download)

[Windows only] As part of the WinX DVD range of product, Winx DVD Author is a cool tool that allows you to author and create your own DVD easily. For those who are looking for a professional, yet easy to use DVD authoring software, WinX DVD Author could be the one for you. At MakeTechEasier, […]

By Damien -
The New Facebook Desktop Client By Adobe And Why Should You Use it

The New Facebook Desktop Client By Adobe And Why Should You Use it

If you are a Facebook fan then you must have used the official Facebook desktop application.The app is good but it’s not detailed and offers only limited features. You can’t see live notifications of new stories, can’t post a comment and if you need to upload a photo you have to open Facebook in the […]

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Three Free RSS Readers for Mac Users

Three Free RSS Readers for Mac Users

More and more, people are relying on RSS feeds for their way to get their news, videos, audio, etc. An RSS Reader is a must-have for anyone who is reading RSS feeds on a daily basis. It provides a way to organize RSS feeds in a way that makes it easier to manage. Before, I […]

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How to Create Your Own USB Linux Distro with LiLi

How to Create Your Own USB Linux Distro with LiLi

Linux Live CDs have long been well known as a handy tool in PC repair. Personally I’ve used Linux CDs dozens of times to repair Windows problems, from virus scans to file retrieval to partition adjustments. As great as Live CDs are, they still have a few drawbacks, like an inability to save any new […]

By Joshua Price -
Mac: Manage Your App Windows More Efficiently With Windowshade X

Mac: Manage Your App Windows More Efficiently With Windowshade X

A few months ago, Damien wrote a post about the need to keep windows open on top of others for better productivity. While Afloat for Mac does exactly that, Windowshade X does a little bit more. WindowShade X is a small software (3.3MB) with plenty of great and useful features that allow you to manage […]

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Jolicloud – The Innovative OS For The Web-Centric Crowd

Jolicloud – The Innovative OS For The Web-Centric Crowd

For those who are sick of using Windows XP on their netbook and wanted to try out a netbook-efficient and more user friendly OS, then Jolicloud could well be the one heading to your netbook. Jolicloud is a new Linux distro based on the Ubuntu Netbook Remix, but specifically optimized for netbook devices. What make […]

By Damien -
How To Boot And Install Windows 7 From USB Flash Drive (Updated)

How To Boot And Install Windows 7 From USB Flash Drive (Updated)

Previously, I have discussed the way to create a Windows 7 USB installer drive using the command prompt. Even though I have make it easy to follow, there are still some of you having some difficulty in the process. Recently, I have come across this little cool portable application that is able to do all […]

By Damien -
How to Slice Images with Xara Xtreme

How to Slice Images with Xara Xtreme

Xaralx, now known as Xara Xtreme for Linux, is a free and open source image editing program for Linux. It is based on the commercial Xara imaging editing software for Windows, and is primarily used for vector image creation and editing. Over the next few weeks, I will provide some handy tips that you can use in […]

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Five Free Business Tools for Mac Users

Five Free Business Tools for Mac Users

Running a business can get pretty expensive, including all the pricey software tools that you need to keep on top of all your administrative tasks. Entrepreneurs sometimes have to spend a ton of money to get basic business tools that are needed to have a business running smoothly. Here are five business tools that will […]

By Shevonne -
Google Quick Search Box: A Great Alternative to Quicksilver

Google Quick Search Box: A Great Alternative to Quicksilver

There are only few applications so good and useful that people mistakenly thought it’s a native part of the OS. For Mac OS X, Quicksilver is one of the few. With the correct plugins, this application launcher can be expanded into almost anything that users need; from text editor to clipboard manager. But despite the […]

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How to Remote Control Your Windows PC Using Twitter

How to Remote Control Your Windows PC Using Twitter

Twitter is a cultural phenomenon these days. In the few short years of it’s existence, it has gone from becoming just the latest social kid on the block, to the service which most of us see/read even before our daily newspaper. Different people use twitter for different purposes. Some use it to share interesting links […]

By Sharninder -
How to Enhance Your Browser with Greasemonkey

How to Enhance Your Browser with Greasemonkey

How would you like to be able to customize the layout of the Google homepage? How about add better video controls and a download button to YouTube? Or set a profanity filter that works across all websites? Maybe remove all the “What type of leafy vegetable are you?” quizzes from Facebook? These are very few […]

By Joshua Price -
Fix Files And Remove Duplicate Contacts In Pocket Outlook With TrineFix

Fix Files And Remove Duplicate Contacts In Pocket Outlook With TrineFix

With calendars, contacts and task data becoming more and more mobile, pocket PCs are a key home for the storage of mobile organizer information. Windows Mobile can be synchronised via ActiveSync with your PC or Exchange server to keep synchonrised your contacts list, calendars and flagged emails and tasks – but tourble can arise in […]

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How to Easily Upgrade your Firefox to 3.5 (and future version) in Ubuntu

How to Easily Upgrade your Firefox to 3.5 (and future version) in Ubuntu

Have you ever feel frustrated when Mozilla releases a new build for their software (especially Firefox) and you are still stuck at the previous older version, simply because Ubuntu did not (and do not intend to) add the newer version of software packages to the repository? The truth of fact is, Ubuntu does not update […]

By Damien -
How to Receive Yahoo Mails From Desktop Email Client in Mac

How to Receive Yahoo Mails From Desktop Email Client in Mac

A few months ago, Microsoft has make available the POP3 access to Hotmail. This means that Hotmail users can now receive/send their mails from their desktop clients. Apparently, Yahoo didn’t think this is a big problem. Until now, they still make the POP3 access exclusive to their premium users. If you are a Mac and […]

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CyberDuck – Freeware Mac FTP Uploader,

CyberDuck – Freeware Mac FTP Uploader,

If you have your own website, blog or are uploading information online somewhere, there is a decent chance you are using a FTP uploader of some sort. When I originally had a need for this kind of application, I did a little digging around. The name that kept popping up was Cyberduck. I looked at […]

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How to Password Protect Your USB Drive Without Administrator Privilege

How to Password Protect Your USB Drive Without Administrator Privilege

Password protecting my USB drive is often the most important thing that I do when I went on travel. With all the confidential information in the USB drive, the last thing that I want to see is to lost it and have others to access all my precious data. There are several others encryption software […]

By Damien -
How to Install Ubuntu in Windows

How to Install Ubuntu in Windows

Here at MakeTechEasier, we’ve touched on Wubi but have never really gone into detail on exactly what it can do and how it works. According to the website, Wubi is an officially supported Ubuntu installer for Windows users that can bring you to the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install […]

By Joshua Price -
How to Download RSS Content Automatically in Mac

How to Download RSS Content Automatically in Mac

One of the internet activities that I love most is downloading. The feeling of about to get something new from the Internet reminds me of the nostalgic feeling of waiting for the postman to deliver a package from my overseas penpal. Thanks to the RSS technology, you could get automatic notifications of some regular downloads […]

By Jeffry Thurana -
Qumana: An Easy-to-Use Alternative to Desktop Blogging

Qumana: An Easy-to-Use Alternative to Desktop Blogging

Desktop blog editors provide bloggers additional functionalities that are missing in your blog’s default editor (e.g. WordPress, Blogger, LiveJournal, etc.). Additionally, you are able to write and edit your blog posts offline, which provides a way to save your work on your computer’s hard drive while also not having to be connected to the Internet. […]

By Shevonne -
How to Remove DRM from iTunes Music

How to Remove DRM from iTunes Music

iTunes is the world’s biggest online music store. It is probably also the world’s biggest distributor of DRM infested music. Even though, in the past few months, Apple has taken steps to rectify the problem, the chances of you purchasing DRM laced music from iTunes are still high. So, what is the problem, you say? […]

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Safe Guard Your Password With KeePassX

Safe Guard Your Password With KeePassX

Password management applications offer a compromise between convenience and security by storing an encrypted database of your usernames and passwords behind one master password.

By Miles -
How to Upgrade Ubuntu Without Rebooting with Ksplice

How to Upgrade Ubuntu Without Rebooting with Ksplice

Don’t you hate it when you’re in the middle of something important and the operating system keeps bugging you to reboot your computer, just because an important security update was installed ? I hate it and I’m sure the guys behind Ksplice hated it too. They hated it so much that they decided to do […]

By Sharninder -
How to Convert Your Video Easily in Mac with Evom

How to Convert Your Video Easily in Mac with Evom

The world of videos is the perfect example on how impossible it is to monopolize a format. This is of course a good sign of open market. The problem is, there are too many cases that users have to go few extra miles just to be able to watch a video on their chosen gadget. […]

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How to Record Skype Calls in Linux

How to Record Skype Calls in Linux

Skype is a proprietary voice over Internet application that allows you to call other Skype users or real telephone lines. If you happen to use Skype for business or some other important calls that you might want to record, you will need additional software. There are several ways to record inbound and outbound audio in Linux, […]

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Easy Twittering and Facebook(ing) with Seesmic

Easy Twittering and Facebook(ing) with Seesmic

In the battle of the social media sites, the two that seem to be everywhere these days are Facebook and Twitter. The hardest part of immersing yourself in any type of social media, be it for fun or for business, is managing it well. With all of the web based options available, most are geared […]

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2 Useful SSH Tricks to Improve Your System Security

2 Useful SSH Tricks to Improve Your System Security

A few days ago, Tavis wrote a great article on How to use SSH X-forwarding to Run Remote Apps. X forwarding is indeed a very handy feature of SSH, so I thought it would be a good time to expand on some of the other great uses for this excellent piece of software (and some […]

By Joshua Price -
ShoZu – Social Network Updating Made Easy

ShoZu – Social Network Updating Made Easy

There are plenty of sites and programs out there that will let you upload your pictures or videos to one or two of your social media sites, but people like choice. Would 50 supported sites plus email and FTP uploading be enough? That should let you share enough stuff to make even your Kindergarten teacher […]

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Review of Opera Unite: Putting a Web Server In a Browser

Review of Opera Unite: Putting a Web Server In a Browser

Opera Software recently released a Beta version of its new web browser, Opera Unite. The beta version offers some really cool features that are very new to mainstream web browsing. If you are not familiar with the Opera browsers, you may want to give them a look. They have been making a great desktop product […]

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3 Useful Applications to Easily Lock Your Screen in OS X

3 Useful Applications to Easily Lock Your Screen in OS X

If you work in a collaborative or public computer environment or share your computer with family members and want to keep individual user data separate, it’s handy to know how to lock your screen and keep your work away from prying eyes. While the solution is simple, it’s not immediately clear to the new user how to activate.

By Miles -
10 Useful Portable Applications to Run On Your USB Drive

10 Useful Portable Applications to Run On Your USB Drive

Portable applications are modified versions of a desktop application that can be run on a USB drive. iPods, USB flash drives, external hard drives or any other portable device can be used. When the applications are stored on said device, the application can be used on any computer running the proper operating system by being […]

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Editing Videos With Kdenlive

Editing Videos With Kdenlive

For many years, editing digital video in Linux was not an easy task. Linux users have long sought a nonlinear video editing solution that was both powerful and easy to use.  Kdenlive is the first video editor for KDE to combine both of these critical aspects into one package. Its easy drag and drop functionality […]

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How to Get a Quake-style Drop-down Terminal in Linux

How to Get a Quake-style Drop-down Terminal in Linux

A lot of games out there have some form of command prompt, often just for entering cheat codes. You know the type – you hit some function key and a bar drops down from the top of the screen letting you enter commands or codes or whatever else. Well some clever folks have taken that […]

By Joshua Price -
How To Access Windows Live Skydrive From Your Desktop

How To Access Windows Live Skydrive From Your Desktop

Dropbox, Sugarsync and Zumodrive are some of the great online storage services that you can use to store, sync and access your files right from your desktop. However, they only offer a meagre free storage space (less than 5GB) that may not even be enough to backup your MP3 files. On the other hand, Windows […]

By Damien -
How To Compress A Video File with Virtualdub

How To Compress A Video File with Virtualdub

Anyone who has played around with any kind of video knows how huge uncompressed video files can be. The huge size of video files is what has led to the proliferation of video compression algorithms like DivX, Xvid, MP4 etc, but how exactly do you compress an uncompressed video to one of these formats, to […]

By Sharninder -
Getting Social With Last.fm

Getting Social With Last.fm

Last.fm is my internet radio app of choice. It plays and recommends music I like far better than most of the other interactive streaming stations on the web. It doesn’t only play well know artists, it plays artists I would probably never come across. I have found some Japanese drum groups, reggae groups from Poland […]

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