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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you have only one Twitter account, there are thousands and one tools that you can use to post your tweets and receive updates. However, if you own more than one Twitter accounts, you will find that managing them simultaneously is not as easy. Most Twitter clients (including the Twitter website) support only one instance […]
Virtualbox is an excellent application to have if you’re looking to try out new operating systems and/or are generally interested in virtualisation for the many benefits it offers. Make Tech Easier has extensively covered VirtualBox a couple of times earlier and we are great fans of this cross platform, open source application. One thing which VirtualBox […]
Mounting ISO images in your OS is a great way for you to view and run the content of the disk image without having to burn it into a CD/DVD. While Mac and Linux come with native support to mount ISO images in the system, Windows, regardless which version you are using, doesn’t come with […]
Whether it’s changing file names of pictures from “IMG_XXXX.jpg” to organizing your MP3s, batch file renaming can both save you time and reduce frustration. Here are two free ways to rename large groups of files in OS X.
Think you know your Windows well? Wait till you have tried out Ultimate Windows Tweaker, then you will know how much more things that you never know exist can now be tweaked and configured. Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a freeware Tweak UI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows Vista and 7, 32-bit & 64-bit. There […]
Online photo sharing sites such as Flickr or Picasa might have make it easy for people to share their photos, but they are lacking the real feel of a photo album. If you are looking for that special feeling, Picaboo would be a good alternative for you. Picaboo allows you to create a complete photo […]
With MorphX you can create great image transitions and save them as QuickTime movies. All you have to do is drag lines indicating the similar areas of the pictures and MorphX does the rest. When you’re done, tie the videos together and you have your unique and totally customized slideshow. Let’s see this small and handy software in detail.
Most of the Mac people that I know don’t go out looking for a movie player because Mac OS X bundled with one of the best out there – QuickTime. You can make QuickTime more irreplaceable by perfecting it as described in this article. But that doesn’t mean that there are no alternatives. But there is […]
If you have used Prism to create a site specific browser (a browser that runs only one site), I am sure you won’t be remote to Fluid. Fluid is a prism like Site Specific Browser (SSB) for Mac OSX Leopard that allows you to run a specific site like an application. Each SSB is just […]
Is this a familiar scene for you? Someone has sent you a file with the .docx extension and you can’t open it? Fear not, help is on the way. Since the early days of Office 2003, Microsoft has been offering a free download of an application called Word Viewer that allows users to open documents […]
The Internet is like a coin with the good on one side and the bad on the other. It makes our life easier by providing us with tons of information and acts as the medium to connect to the world, but at the same time it often distract us from the immediate task at hand. […]