Software Tools

Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

When you buy electronics, many times you fall prey to the marketing hype. Other times you have a real need and desire for the features of a particular device. Even then, those needs may shift over time. I am a big fan of Apple products. I over time have accumulated a couple of iPods, laptops […]

SyncToy: Yet Another Useful Windows Backup/Sync Tool

SyncToy: Yet Another Useful Windows Backup/Sync Tool

I am obsessive about backing up. In addition to using Dropbox for backing up to the cloud and Genie Timeline to backup my data to an external hard drive, incrementally, I also keep an up-to-date copy of all my data on another external hard drive using Microsoft’s SyncToy.

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Backup is easily the most important step in computer maintenance. No matter how secure you believe your computer to be, having a complete copy of all your data is essential to ensure that your most important memories are safeguarded. My backup solution has evolved from the perennial “copy and paste” method to incremental backups using […]

Terminate Stubborn Programs With Process Assassin

Terminate Stubborn Programs With Process Assassin

If you have ever used a computer, you know how from time to time you get a stubborn application that just won’t close. When you are using a Windows machine, you can summon the Task Manager with Ctrl + Alt +Delete. There are times however, the Task Manager can’t even motivate the application to close. […]

6 Screen Rulers to Make Your Image Fit

6 Screen Rulers to Make Your Image Fit

Since I started blogging for Make Tech Easier, I have had to ensure that all my photos and screenshots did not exceed the maximum size for the post. While there are numerous photo-editors that could cut down a pictures dimensions, it is often better to ensure that the original screenshot you take is of appropriate […]

Snippet: Adding QQ to Pidgin And Adium

Snippet: Adding QQ to Pidgin And Adium

Unless you are a Chinese living in the mainland China, most likely you won’t heard of QQ. QQ is the most widely used instant messaging application in China and its website (http://www.qq.com) is also one of the most popular website in the World (Alexa ranking 10). Back to the main issue, if you are a […]

How to Lock Your Windows PC Using Your USB Drive

How to Lock Your Windows PC Using Your USB Drive

Have you ever watched geeky movies in which some tech guy uses a USB stick to log in and out of his PC? Wasn’t that great? So much like you I also fascinated to do something similar on my office PC as there is always someone who keeps peeking when I’m not at desk. Predator […]

Syncless: An Easy Way to Synchronize Folders in Windows

Syncless: An Easy Way to Synchronize Folders in Windows

Do you work with a lot of folders and feel lost when you have to find a certain file kept in one of the folders whose location you don’t know? Do you perform regular backup jobs and need a simple tool which can backup the contents of some folders in your removable drive? Do you […]

Pinta – Image Editing Alternative to The GIMP

Pinta – Image Editing Alternative to The GIMP

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 […]

Miniaturize Your Photos With TiltShift Generator

Miniaturize Your Photos With TiltShift Generator

Tilt-shift photography is a technique whereby figures or objects are made to appear miniature through the manipulation of the lens. If done very well, the life-size objects or subjects will appear like miniature scale models. Although it is a technique that skilled photographers accomplish using their cameras, you can also mimic it with photo editing […]