Getting to Know Textile

Getting to Know Textile

At some point, you’re probably going to do some work on the web — whether you plan to or not. That work could be writing a blog post or article, adding a page to a web site, or regularly writing for a site like Make Tech Easier. No matter what you do, knowing some HTML […]

4 Options to Create a Safe Personal Cloud

4 Options to Create a Safe Personal Cloud

No matter where you turn, people seem to be talking about the cloud. And while cloud computing does have its attractions and advantages, there are still a few concerns about it. Like what? Well, your data is in someone else’s hands. And what happens if a service you’re using closes up shop, denies you access […]

5 Alternative Android Music Players To Listen To Your Tunes

5 Alternative Android Music Players To Listen To Your Tunes

Android devices from different manufacturers all have their own default Android music players. However, as I have learnt the default app does not always provide all the features I need and in some cases they do not read all my music files. Hence, I have tried a number of alternative apps which I will outline […]

How to Play MP3s From The Linux Command Line

How to Play MP3s From The Linux Command Line

At first, this may sound pointless. After all, aren’t there dozens of perfectly good GUI music apps out there? Haven’t we all found something we like, or at least don’t hate? Perhaps that’s true, but how much happier would you be if your music app of choice used a whole lot less resources? Or what […]

PeerMe: Advanced Group Messaging

PeerMe: Advanced Group Messaging

Emailing between two people is a convenient form of communication. You both have to lookout for each other’s messages in your inbox and everything remains organized. But when more than 2 people are involved, emails get forwarded, mass-replied, and your inbox gets filled with too many mails titled RE:SUBJECT. Needless to say, that is not […]

FeedSquares Lets You Read Your RSS Feed In A Visually Pleasing Way

FeedSquares Lets You Read Your RSS Feed In A Visually Pleasing Way

If you are a Google Reader user, you will know that its interface is dull, and kind of…boring. FeedSquares aims to supercharge your Google Reader experience by providing a visually pleasing interface for you to read your RSS feeds. FeedSquares is a Google Chrome extension that shows your Google Reader feeds in a beautiful feed […]

Some OS X Lion Issues & How To Fix Them

Some OS X Lion Issues & How To Fix Them

Apple’s latest big cat is a great deal for Mac owners, introducing some much needed changes, exciting features and increased eye candy too. However, like any operating system, OS X Lion has its quirks and there’s a few design choices which may irk longtime Mac OS users. Read on below for a selection of these […]

MinuteIO: An Extremely Convenient Web Tool to Record Meeting Minutes

MinuteIO: An Extremely Convenient Web Tool to Record Meeting Minutes

At meetings, there are usually many speakers who have different agendas to cover. It is easy to get bored in meetings and lose track of some of the things that are said. While this is fine for regular meeting attendees, for people responsible for recording the meeting’s minutes, this is a major problem. They need […]

Skype For iPad Review

Skype For iPad Review

It definitely seemed a little odd that Skype didn’t have a dedicated app for the iPad. Sure, the iPhone app worked, but it definitely wasn’t making good use of everything the iPad has to offer. It just seemed odd, as suddenly Skyping has become so big, it’s now considered a verb. Calling people through an […]

5 Android Video Players To Watch That Obscure Video

5 Android Video Players To Watch That Obscure Video

Android’s default video player is an efficient, but spartan app. It is simple to use, but it only plays a limited number of formats. Hence, most users will want to download a third-party app that fills in the gaps and plays those videos that the stock video app cannot handle. Additionally, third-party apps will also […]

Cog: A Great iTunes Alternative For Mac OS X

Cog: A Great iTunes Alternative For Mac OS X

After iTunes erroneously deleted my music collection a few years ago, I started looking for alternatives. Being a part-time Windows user, I had grown to love the simplicity of Winamp, with its file and folder based music management. Unfortunately there was no port available on OSX. Thankfully, I stumbled across a little open source project […]

TODOFeed: Create Plans and Sub-tasks to Share with Friends Online

TODOFeed: Create Plans and Sub-tasks to Share with Friends Online

Often, when group plans, such as outings and parties, are made, participants complain about the tasks they are assigned. Because normally tasks are assigned without consent, people’s tasks usually do not match their best abilities. For instance while arranging a get-together between friends, you would ask a friend to bring the food while he would […]

Manage Your Passwords Online with Passpack

Manage Your Passwords Online with Passpack

If you’re like most people, then you probably have more than a couple of passwords. A lot more. Passwords for email services, entertainment sites, web services, and things like that. The problem with passwords is that they can be hard to remember. Or, at least, it’s hard to keep track of which password you use […]

How to Add Social Tracking For Google Analytics In Your Site

How to Add Social Tracking For Google Analytics In Your Site

For all of you who have implemented the social sharing buttons on your blog/website, don’t you wish that you can track the traffic generated from the clicks of these buttons? You can’t do that in the past, but with the new social tracking feature in Google Analytics, you can do it now. By adding a […]