This article was updated in Feb 2016 to reflect the changes in ownCloud installation. It is difficult to read any tech news and not see something about “the cloud”, cloud computing, cloud hosting, or at least something that mentions the word “cloud”. Many businesses have moved their entire software operations into the cloud, and many […]
Have you ever stepped outside of your office at the end of the day and realized how the weather outside was different than you expected? Here’s a fun feature to add a little pizzazz to your desktop and give you an idea of what the weather really is. AeroWeather displays and changes a color on […]
Apple has made famous the phrase “There is an app for that“. In the open source Linux world, you can apply the same saying too: “There is an distro for that“. Indeed, for whatever functions you want your OS to perform, there is a distro for that. Need a media center? Mythbuntu. Need a multimedia […]
Ever seen one of those tag clouds on different blogs, which show which keyword was most searched or looked for? Well, if you want to make one of your own, take a look at the following five websites that allow you to create tag clouds from text to visualize word frequency.
For those of you that installed a 32-bit version of Windows, you have my condolences. Otherwise, you really made the right choice based on a number of reasons. I think it’s important in this day and age to run any operating system on the highest possible bit width offered, but there’s a few reasons particular […]
I got myself a Asus Transformer tablet in June 2011 and since then, I have been looking for an easy way to install Ubuntu on it. The form factor, the keyboard dock and the hardware spec of Asus transformer make it just right for a portable computer. However, back then, getting Ubuntu on board the […]
I’ve been using Apple computers since 1989 and have been buying them since 1993. I have not have just Macs in my home, but an iPhone and iPad as well. Yet, when it came to buying a product to connect the Internet to my TV, I chose a Roku instead of Apple TV. I’m still […]
When you jump back and forth from a computer and your Android phone all day long, it is an inconvenience and a distraction to need to keep looking at your phone just to see who the SMS was from. Accessing your Android phone from the web is the logical route. Androidonweb.com is a free application […]
Let’s imagine the situation: You have an Android tablet and you love to connect it to your big HDTV so you can watch your favorite movie (or play Angry Birds) in big screen. Right after you have set the movie playing, you sit back and enjoy your movie, only to find that the volume is […]
Do you realize that your Windows PC is running slower and slower everyday, especially after installing/uninstalling applications? There are plenty of causes for a slow running PC. While we have covered plenty of tips and tricks to help your PC boots and runs faster, sometimes you just want to have a software to do everything […]
Today, I’m going to show you how to do something that you might not thought possible on Windows 7. You’re going to learn, right now, how to get rid of your boring Start menu button and implement another one. While I usually don’t like to direct users to third-party software, you are going to need […]
If you are a freelancer who charges by the hour, you will know important it is to track the amount of time you have spent on each project. While there are several good time tracker software for Windows and Mac, there are only a few for Linux, and most of them are too basic and […]
There are a lot of home screen launchers available in the Android Market. There are some very popular launchers we have talked about here on MTE. Go Launcher EX, Nemus Launcher and the ever popular ADW. Below I tried to list some lesser known home screen replacement launchers for you to try out.
The Calendar and Reminders apps in the iOS software definitely work better since the release of iOS 5, but is there something better out there? If you go to the App Store, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices of To Do List apps and Calendar apps. Where do you start? […]
Do you download a lot of stuff from the web, either from a direct download, RSS feed, torrents or RapidShare, and were frustrated that there was not a single software that you can use to manage them all? Well, that’s because you have missed out FatRat. In fact, FatRat will be the one and only […]
With the release of Gnome 3, many developers of GTK apps have begun to port their programs from GTK2 to GTK3. If you have used Ubuntu 11.04, you will notice that many of the popular GTK2 themes did not yet have GTK3 equivalents, which left the few GTK3 applications looking awful.
There are many weather applications available for the iPhone, but not all of them are great. Some provide more information and come with more features while others only give you the same old “weather of your location” and the default stuff, which I am sure you can find in your everyday newspaper too. If you […]
By default, in Ubuntu, the first user account you created during the installation process is also the administrator of the system. Using this user account, he/she is able to perform administrative tasks with the “sudo” command. If you are not aware, “sudo” refers to Super User Do and all users in this group are geared […]