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ISO Workshop: Extract, Backup, Convert, and Burn ISO files

ISO Workshop: Extract, Backup, Convert, and Burn ISO files

ISO is a popular format for disc image files. These files act like an actual CD/DVD when mounted through a virtual drive program. People new to the ISO format often have trouble working with the files. This is mostly because the programs meant to handle ISO files are too complicated for the average computer user. […]

How to Colorize Black And White Photos with Gimp

How to Colorize Black And White Photos with Gimp

Ever come across an old family photo that would really look great if it had some color? Or perhaps you found a gorgeous wallpaper online but the monochromatic color scheme just doesn’t fit with the desktop of your dreams. Thanks to modern photo editing programs like the Gimp, this process is a lot easier than […]

Free Studio: One Multi-Purpose Converter To Rule Them All

Free Studio: One Multi-Purpose Converter To Rule Them All

We convert media types from one format to another nearly every day. Whether we are about to transfer a song to our portable media player, upload a video to YouTube, or size down an image by changing its format, we have to go through a format conversion process. Usually for different types of media conversions, […]

How to Format Your Book for the Kindle

How to Format Your Book for the Kindle

Some time ago, MakeTechEasier gave you an extensive 3-part guide to formatting a book using OpenOffice.org. That guide was specifically oriented toward print publications, and while it may be sufficient for PDF ebooks, formatting a book for Amazon’s Kindle e-reader takes a little more attention and care. Generally speaking, a Kindle book is just HTML and […]

Batch Image Processing the Easy Way with Phatch

Batch Image Processing the Easy Way with Phatch

Have a bunch of photos you need to shrink? Or watermark? Or tag? Maybe add some shadows, round some corners, or stick your blog’s address into the corner? We’ve covered batch image processing a little bit before, but for the serious image processor, GIMP might not be enough. For that, we’ve got Phatch – a […]

Nexus Radio: A Desktop Tool For Online Radio Streaming

Nexus Radio: A Desktop Tool For Online Radio Streaming

Be it a good friend’s party or just easing up your everyday work stress, music is a great way to set the mood right and be more productive at work. I am always plugged into new songs on my portable iPod or desktop computer, regardless of whatever I am doing. However, I also enjoy finding […]

12 Thunderbird Addons You Shouldn’t Be Without

12 Thunderbird Addons You Shouldn’t Be Without

I have seen many people and companies shy away from Microsoft products recently. Whether they are moving to a Mac or just want to save costs initially. There are a host of freeware products out there to fit your needs. One of the most common applications people look for is a desktop email application. Thunderbird […]

Use Your Webcam With Multiple Programs Simultaneously

Use Your Webcam With Multiple Programs Simultaneously

Do you love to video chat with friends? Do you spend a good amount of time chatting with random strangers at omegle.com, Skype or other free internet chat rooms that support video chatting ? If yes, then ManyCam is a brilliant webcam application which you will love using. ManyCam lets you use your webcam with […]

5 Best μTorrent Apps

5 Best μTorrent Apps

μTorrent has been my BitTorrent client of choice for some time. The ease of using its RSS Feed manager and its small footprint makes downloading torrents a breeze. Recently, μTorrent has created their own App Studio to extend the functionality of the BitTorrent client. These apps function much like browser extensions, in that users can […]

How To Change Your TweetDeck Password [Quick Tips]

How To Change Your TweetDeck Password [Quick Tips]

On the first read, you may be wondering “how difficult can it be to change a password? Can’t I just go to my account and change the password?” Well, that may be the case for any other account, but when it comes to TweetDeck, you are out of luck. If you are a TweetDeck user […]

LibreOffice – The Likely Future of OpenOffice

LibreOffice – The Likely Future of OpenOffice

For those of you who don’t follow tech news, here’s a brief summary: OpenOffice, supported by Sun, has long been known as a excellent free alternative to MS Office. When Oracle bought Sun, many feared that Oracle’s control might not necessarily be a good thing for the project. Some members of the OpenOffice team decided […]

VirtualBox 4.0 Review: What to Expect From This Major Release

VirtualBox 4.0 Review: What to Expect From This Major Release

Out of the many virtualization software, VirtualBox is my personal favorite. It is lightweight, run fast and support a great deal of OSes (including Mac Snow Leopard). The latest release of VirtualBox 4.0 brings even more changes to the already useful software. This is a major release and it added plenty of new features as […]

How to Batch Process Files in Gimp

How to Batch Process Files in Gimp

We have gone through plenty of tutorials for GIMP, including creating arrows, drawing flames, create abstract wallpapers, etc. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to make use of the batch process feature in GIMP to batch handle your images. Usually after a photoshoot session, you will have tons of photos to […]

Transform Gedit Into A Web Developer IDE

Transform Gedit Into A Web Developer IDE

gedit is the default text-editor in Gnome based distro. To many, it may seems like a normal text-editor with no special functions (just like notepad in Windows), but for those regular users, they will swear by it and marvel at how powerful and versatile it can be. With its plugins system, it can easily transform […]

How to Draw Arrows in Gimp

How to Draw Arrows in Gimp

Photoshop users who have switched to GIMP will notice that some of the PS features are not readily available in Gimp. Drawing arrows is one of them. As a tech blogger who have to edit plenty of screenshots everyday, there are times where I need to draw arrows on the images to illustrate the point. […]

How to Use FaceTime For Mac to Chat with Friends & Family

How to Use FaceTime For Mac to Chat with Friends & Family

For years Mac users have been using Mac OS X’s integrated chat software iChat to video chat with friends and family that have Macs as well, or Skype to video chat across platforms. Now, with Apple’s FaceTime for Mac, you can video chat from your Mac with friends or family members like never before… while they’re […]