Use Firewire Target Disk Mode To Troubleshoot A Mac

Use Firewire Target Disk Mode To Troubleshoot A Mac

Since Apple were the main driving force behind the development of Firewire, it’s no surprise that the majority of Mac’s have shipped with support for the standard. While sometimes considered the sole preserve of power-users and Mac owners concerned with the transfer of data very quickly, Firewire is actually very flexible and can also be […]

Windows 8 Promises USB 3.0 Support

Windows 8 Promises USB 3.0 Support

While your computer might run fine with a Windows 7 installation and USB 3.0 slots, you currently cannot exploit the full potential of USB 3.0’s speed without installing compatible drivers from a website or disc. Microsoft promises that Windows 8 will support USB 3.0 natively, meaning that you’ll be able to enjoy the qualities of […]

Using Your iOS Device as a Remote

Using Your iOS Device as a Remote

Ever wish you could control your iTunes from across the room? Sure, sometimes desktop and laptop computers come with a small little remote, but it can be a hard thing to keep track of. The things you always have handy are your devices running iOS, such as iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. These can control […]

Pogoplug: Cloud Storage Made For Mobile

Pogoplug: Cloud Storage Made For Mobile

A big problem with a lot of cloud storage options is they are intended for you to sync computers to other computers. Mobile syncing seems to be an after thought. Pogoplug was made with mobile in mind. Mobile cloud syncing is kind of a big deal for a lot of people who are on the […]

Saving Power on Windows

Saving Power on Windows

Tough times call for tough decisions, and you’ve probably been looking for ways to cut down on electric consumption around the house. Have you ever looked at your desktop PC? With the right configuration, you can cut down the power usage of your computer by as much as 60%. Considering that the average computer can […]

How to Easily Encrypt/Decrypt Files In Ubuntu One

How to Easily Encrypt/Decrypt Files In Ubuntu One

Previously, we have shown you how to encrypt your files before upload to the Dropbox server. The method described in that article is using the Encfs method, which requires you to dabble with the command line. While you can use the same method to encrypt/decrypt your Ubuntu One folder, there is a simpler way to […]

8 Hidden iOS Features You Might Not Know

8 Hidden iOS Features You Might Not Know

The iOS 5 software has been available for a while. Since then, most iOS users are getting acquainted with their new OS. However, very few people know or have taken advantage of the hundreds of features included in the new iOS. Part of the reason behind this is because they may not find use in […]

7 Online Tools to Create and Manage Invoices

7 Online Tools to Create and Manage Invoices

If you are running a business, or even a website that regularly pays their writers, then you should check out the following tools that allow you to create and manage invoices online. Having an online invoice not only gives you a backup of the invoices but also prompts the receiver of the payment as soon […]

Troubleshooting WiFi Issue on iOS Devices

Troubleshooting WiFi Issue on iOS Devices

We’ve all been there. While returning the email sent by your boss or looking up the directions to an important meeting that you’re already five minutes late to, the app you’re using tells you that you have no Internet connection. You dart your eyes to the upper left corner of your device and notice the […]

How to Use Custom Tray Icons in KDE

How to Use Custom Tray Icons in KDE

KDE icons are generally very easy to customize, and there is a complete graphical interface in System Settings for choosing an icon theme or installing a new one. One thing you might notice, however, is that the standard KDE tray icons are all monochrome. When you start using non-KDE apps or lesser-known KDE apps that […]

How to Watch YouTube Playlist in Android [Quick Tip]

How to Watch YouTube Playlist in Android [Quick Tip]

Playing your YouTube playlist on a browser is easy. With a few simple clicks and you can sit back and enjoy your videos. In Android, the YouTube app comes with playlist creation and playback feature, but it is not immediately visible to the user. You will have to dig deeper into the options to access […]

Utilizing Your Mac During the Holiday Season

Utilizing Your Mac During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full force after the Thanksgiving holiday. Many families will be sitting around the table for holiday dinners, going to holiday gatherings, and other holiday activities. As a result, individuals want to capture these moments to remember later on. Some have to wait for photos to develop, venture out in the […]

6 Handy Google Calendar Alternatives

6 Handy Google Calendar Alternatives

Google Calendar is one of my favorite web applications. We can manage appointments, events, etc. but many of us may find it unsuitable for our needs. If you are one of the users who uses the Google Calendar, but are now looking for similar yet useful alternatives, it would be wise to check out the […]

How to Create Custom Wallpaper Slideshow in Ubuntu

How to Create Custom Wallpaper Slideshow in Ubuntu

If you are using the Gnome desktop and have played with the wallpaper (Appearance) settings, you will discover that there is an inbuilt slideshow feature that you can use to change the wallpaper at regular interval. While this is a useful feature, it is rather limited since it can only rotate among the default wallpapers […]

An Updated Look At Quicksilver [Mac]

An Updated Look At Quicksilver [Mac]

For a long time, Quicksilver was the primary keyboard driven launcher for Mac OS X power users, gaining popularity for its powerful and flexible interface which allowed the software to hook into many other applications and system-wide tools. Unfortunately, development was suddenly dropped for Quicksilver and as the project stagnated, its popularity faded. However, a […]

4 Reasons Why Windows UAC Is Useless

4 Reasons Why Windows UAC Is Useless

If you use Windows Vista or 7, you know how annoying it is to have to approve everything every application does on your computer. This feature, known as User Account Control (UAC), gives you all those dialogs that spring up whenever you open something. Microsoft created UAC with the intention of making computing safer for […]