DragonDisk: A Free Amazon S3 Desktop Client For Linux And Windows

DragonDisk: A Free Amazon S3 Desktop Client For Linux And Windows

Amazon S3 is an useful web service that provides unlimited storage at a very cheap rate. It is a good place for people to backup their files to and also for webmasters to offload their images/scripts to reduce their server load. In Windows and Mac, there are several applications that allow you to access Amazon […]

By Damien -
Agile: Create Web Apps the Amazingly Simple Way

Agile: Create Web Apps the Amazingly Simple Way

There are some people who insist that the only real way to code is in a text-based editor like vi or emacs. Others would sooner chop off a limb than depart with the comforts of Visual Studio. While the first group will happily code away at their consoles from now until Y2K38, the second group […]

By Joshua Price -
IObit Toolbox – A Windows “Fixer” That’s Actually Worth Using

IObit Toolbox – A Windows “Fixer” That’s Actually Worth Using

We’ve all seen them – those ads on nearly every software website that offer to clean your registry or speed up your downloads. Many of us have learned to ignore them. Occasionally, however, you come across such an application that actually does what it says. It really cleans the registry, and it really can help […]

By Joshua Price -
Automate Repetitive Tasks with Action(s)

Automate Repetitive Tasks with Action(s)

How many of the Mac users out there need to use a Windows machine for work? One of the applications I really like on my Mac, is Automator. Action(s) is a similar Java based application offering this same functionality on bot Mac and Windows machines. If you are unfamiliar with the possibilities of an automation […]

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How to Juice Up Your Podcasts on Windows or Mac

How to Juice Up Your Podcasts on Windows or Mac

We wrote recently on gPodder, an excellent podcast receiver for Linux. Not to leave Windows and Mac out of the equation, we’ll be covering Juice, an extremely useful and versatile program for managing multiple podcast downloads. Juice will make it simple to find, monitor, download, sync, and manage all the audio files for your favorite […]

By Joshua Price -
Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

The default Windows explorer is very basic and you can perform only a handful of operations. In the past few years, Windows have upgraded their operating system several times but there are still some useful features lacking in Windows Explorer. For example, all the hard drives are shown at the top, you can double click […]

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TweakNow PowerPack 2010: A Comprehensive Tweaker Applications for Windows

TweakNow PowerPack 2010: A Comprehensive Tweaker Applications for Windows

While there are plenty of tweak applications out there for the Windows OS, the TweakNow PowerPack 2010 has got to be the most comprehensive tweak app that I have ever come across. Other than the simple tasks cleaning tool, it also allows you to configure plenty of internal settings which would otherwise require you to […]

By Damien -
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 […]

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How To Tag Movies For Your Portable Multimedia Player Easily With MetaX

How To Tag Movies For Your Portable Multimedia Player Easily With MetaX

Are you a commuter? How much time do you spend everyday on the road between your home and your workplace? I know many commuters who allocate 3-4 hours of daily traveling time, and I think it’s safe to say that most people use up at least 1 hour of their daily precious time commuting. The […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

By Damien -
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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Manage Your RSS Feed In Mac With NetNewsWire

Manage Your RSS Feed In Mac With NetNewsWire

The Internet has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, so you know you want to read it. Of course, you realize that going to every single website on the internet is a really inefficient way to actually attempt to read the whole thing, that’s why the RSS protocol was invented to make reading the […]

By Nathan Eckenrode -
XMind: A Cross-platform Mind-mapping Solution

XMind: A Cross-platform Mind-mapping Solution

The human mind can be a beautiful thing. Great human minds have constructed towering structures, synthesized cures for diseases, and created works of art that inspire millions with hope and compassion. But even the best of minds need a little help, and often times, the more a person has floating around in his/her mind, the […]

By Tavis J. Hampton -
Get 1-Click File Sharing And Backup Features With Tonido + Free Giveaway

Get 1-Click File Sharing And Backup Features With Tonido + Free Giveaway

If you have followed us for some time, you will know that I am a great fan of the Tonido software. We have previously covered TonidoPlug, but a recent update to the software brings new feature to Tonido which I think is worth a second mentioning here at MTE. Furthermore, we got free giveaway for […]

By Damien -
Paragon Backup: Another Great Backup Software For Windows

Paragon Backup: Another Great Backup Software For Windows

Recently I had an incident with my netbook where I had to reformat the hard drive. I am glad that I had all of my really important data backed up. I personally use a variety of methods to back up my docs and info. I use a combo of Dropbox, Gladinet and was using Easeus […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
Smarter P2P with FrostWire

Smarter P2P with FrostWire

FrostWire is a free, open source multiplatform Gnutella and Bittorrent P2P client. It’s based on LimeWire, and includes many features from LimeWire’s Pro version. It includes such features as live chat, encrypted transfers, iTunes compatibility, and even built-in content through FrostWire’s 100% legal content site – FrostClick.com.

By Joshua Price -
How to Access Your iTunes Music From Anywhere

How to Access Your iTunes Music From Anywhere

pulpTunes’ tagline is “The Web Server for iTunes,” and that is exactly what it is. There are time when you are some place other than your home, and you really want to listen to your music collection. However, you are unable to access it because you are not in the same network, and/or you have […]

By Shevonne -
5 Free Tools To Create Collages From Your Pictures

5 Free Tools To Create Collages From Your Pictures

Photo collage is a nice way to share lots of photo in one place. The arrangements and orientations of the images as well as the choice of images define how good a collage is. All of that depends solely on the creative thinking of the individual who is creating it. Nobody else has to do […]

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10 Best Free Adobe Air Apps to Have on Your System

10 Best Free Adobe Air Apps to Have on Your System

More and more applications are being built using Adobe Air. Adobe Air allows developers to design and implement flexible Internet applications that can reside outside of a browser. Another plus about using Adobe Air is that it’s easy to develop applications that can be used on both Windows and Mac computer systems. With so many […]

By Shevonne -
Find Product keys Of Microsoft Softwares and Serial Keys of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

Find Product keys Of Microsoft Softwares and Serial Keys of Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

The biggest problem after a fresh Windows installation is obvious – you have to start installing all the softwares from scratch. This includes installing your browsers, office programs, media players and so on. Most of the applications come free these days but there are some applications which are not (e.g Microsoft Office, Microsoft frontpage etc). […]

By Soumen Halder -
How to Create a High-Definition, Abstract Wallpaper In Photoshop

How to Create a High-Definition, Abstract Wallpaper In Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is by far the best photo editing application known. Apart from normal image editing jobs, you can also use it to create high definition wallpapers for your desktop. In this article I am going to discuss three techniques which you can use in Adobe Photoshop to create high definition wallpapers. We will first […]

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Get Mac OS X Features On Windows With Macomfort

Get Mac OS X Features On Windows With Macomfort

Gone are those days when you would have a sleek PC in your cabin and think you know it all. Today, more and more people are experimenting with different operating systems like Linux, Mac OS X and Chrome OS. But let’s face it – buying a brand new Mac isn’t everyone’s cup of tea as […]

By Soumen Halder -
Codysafe – Carry Your PC Wherever You Go

Codysafe – Carry Your PC Wherever You Go

We have work to do and we have places to go for completing those tasks. So it is an obvious necessity to carry your working tools along. If that means digital documents, our USB drives comes to rescue. And very recently, the dominance of portable tools has also made the job a lot more easier, […]

By Soumen Halder -
100 Free Software For Mac OS X

100 Free Software For Mac OS X

Last week, we featured 100 free software for your WIndows. This week, as promised, we roll out the 100 free software for Mac OS X. We have spent a great deal of time sourcing these software for all of you. So if you love the list, don’t forget to share it with your friends.

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How to Remove Windows Viruses with Linux

How to Remove Windows Viruses with Linux

Viruses. They happen to almost everyone. If they don’t happen to you, it’ll be your cousin Stan who get joins the malware-of-the-month club, and you’re the only person he knows who can fix a computer. The problem is, things are so screwed up that Windows won’t even start properly. And if it does, the virus […]

By Joshua Price -
OpenShot: An Easy-to-use Video Editor For the Average Linux User

OpenShot: An Easy-to-use Video Editor For the Average Linux User

Video editing in Linux is never an easy stuff. While there are several top-notch video editing software available for Linux users, most of them are not meant for the faint-hearted. With the release of OpenShot, the averagae users (like you and me) now have an easy to use video editor that they can fire up, […]

By Damien -
TotalFinder Adds Tabs Functionality to Your Finder in Mac

TotalFinder Adds Tabs Functionality to Your Finder in Mac

Tabs are useful for multi-tasking and help us to improve our productivity. Other than the old and obsolete IE6 browser, almost all the browsers come with tabs function. Even some native applications (like the Nautilus File Manager in Gnome) also follow suit and add tabs as a feature. Now, what if you can also add the […]

By Damien -
Screenpresso: A Powerful All-in-one Screen Capture Tool

Screenpresso: A Powerful All-in-one Screen Capture Tool

For a screen capture program, Screenpresso offers more than most. When I first took a look at the feature page, I was astonished at everything it can do. This desktop program (which can also be ran from a USB stick), offers editing features you would normally need another program for. Annotations, auto resizing and a […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
100 Free Windows Software For Your Daily Use

100 Free Windows Software For Your Daily Use

Two years back, we compiled a list of 100 useful software that you can install for daily usage. Two years down the road, some of the software in the list are already outdated or no longer available and many new software emerge, so now we feel there is a need to recompile the list of […]

By Damien -
How to Clone Drives and Partitions with Clonezilla

How to Clone Drives and Partitions with Clonezilla

Some hard drive cloning programs support a wide variety of filesystems. Some can create image files and store only the sectors that are actually in use. Some can clone over a network, and a few can multicast a drive or image file to multiple targets simultaneously. Clonezilla can do all of the above, with the […]

By Joshua Price -
How to Convert Powerpoint Presentations to Videos

How to Convert Powerpoint Presentations to Videos

Sometimes it becomes necessary to convert Powerpoint presentations into video files. The computer where you are doing the presentation may not have the necessary office software installed or you want to view the presentation in your television. In such cases, you need to convert the pptx file into proper video formats and burn the video […]

By Soumen Halder -
How to Fix Broken AVI Files with DivFix++

How to Fix Broken AVI Files with DivFix++

We’ve all had it happen. You download a (perfectly legitimate) AVI file and go to play it, only to find that it’s got a corrupted index, or bad frames, or other such flaws. Ideally, you can find a repair utility that can actually fix the files instead of all the hassle of re-downloading or re-encoding […]

By Joshua Price -
Reinvent Your Desktop With BumpTop

Reinvent Your Desktop With BumpTop

Are you already tired of your plain, ugly desktop? Have you thought of spicing it up a little bit, perhaps change it into 3D perspective and put your graphics card to full use? If that is so, then BumpTop is definitely the one for you. BumpTop is a software that transforms your desktop into a […]

By Damien -
SiteSpinner: A Simple and Easy to use Website Building Tool for Beginners

SiteSpinner: A Simple and Easy to use Website Building Tool for Beginners

Most of the people planning to start a website face the problem of designing it. Either they do not have skills and knowledge to design the page or they do not have money to hire a designer and design the page for them. In both cases, he is left with no choice and have to […]

By Soumen Halder -
Beginner’s Guide to Fluxbox Configuration

Beginner’s Guide to Fluxbox Configuration

On any list of lightweight Linux window managers, you’ll find Fluxbox. Originally a fork of Blackbox, Flux is well known as a fast, light, highly configurable desktop. Unfortunately, Fluxbox’s emphasis on text files for nearly all configuration often acts as a roadblock for those first trying it out. There is a GUI which provides some […]

By Joshua Price -
Download MP3 For Free, Right From Your Desktop

Download MP3 For Free, Right From Your Desktop

Downloading MP3 from the Web is never an easy task. You have to search Google for your favorite song, find the correct site that comes with a proper download link and also constantly in fear that RIAA will come knocking your door. While we have covered 5 useful sites to download free and legal MP3, […]

By Damien -
Recover Your Lost Data With Easeus Data Recovery Wizard + Free Giveaway

Recover Your Lost Data With Easeus Data Recovery Wizard + Free Giveaway

Most of you would think that if you back up your data regularly, they would be safe. Sound logical, isn’t it? The idea of data backup is that if the main hard drive fails, you still have another one to take its place. But what happen if your backup hard drive crashes as well? Last […]

By Damien -
Easily Backup Your Windows With Easeus Todo Backup

Easily Backup Your Windows With Easeus Todo Backup

Easeus Todo is a free back up service for computers running Windows 2000 and newer. It is also compatible with Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. Todo not only can make backup images of your hard drives, it can also clone drives too. I am not going to go over that part of the application though. Being a […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
MagicDisc Creates/Mounts/Unmounts Your Disc Images in Windows

MagicDisc Creates/Mounts/Unmounts Your Disc Images in Windows

With the increasing popularity of Netbooks, it is no surprise that virtual CD rom software is also getting more popular. Other than Virtual Clone Drive, Magic Disc is another free software that allows you to mount your image files in Windows. The difference is, MagicDisc allows you to create image file (ISO, BIN, IMG etc) […]

By Abhishek Palit -
MusicBee: A Swiss Army Knife Media Manager For Your Music Collections

MusicBee: A Swiss Army Knife Media Manager For Your Music Collections

Are you crazy about songs and music? Do you want a powerful application to manage songs and music collections stored in your computer? Meet Musicbee – a brilliant application for managing music stored in your computer and playing songs from various radio and podcasting stations. MusicBee is a Windows only media organizer that allows you […]

By Soumen Halder -
Mojopack Allows You to Carry Your Windows XP In An USB Drive

Mojopack Allows You to Carry Your Windows XP In An USB Drive

Suppose you are going to cyber cafe due to disconnection of your home internet connection. You must know that there are not enough installed programs in cafe computer to make your job smooth. If you need 2-3 extra programs then you can use the portable versions of any software, available at Portable Apps.com. But to […]

By Abhishek Palit -
Two ways to Edit Multiple Photos with digiKam

Two ways to Edit Multiple Photos with digiKam

digiKam is a powerful and complete photo management tool for KDE. Among its many features is the ability to run batch processes, thanks to the Kipi plugin set, which is also used in other KDE software like Gwenview. With a few simple clicks, users can manipulate multiple photos simultaneously, without having to remember long command line […]

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5 Free PDF Converters for Windows Users

5 Free PDF Converters for Windows Users

Wouldn’t it be great if Windows comes with its own PDF converter? Unfortuately, it does not. With PDF being one of the preferred ways of protecting and sending documentation to others, we need a way to convert any document format into PDF. In case you are searching for such tool, here are five of the […]

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