iDisplay: Turn Your Android Devices Into A Second Monitor

iDisplay: Turn Your Android Devices Into A Second Monitor

When you connect two (or more) monitors to your computer, you can drag an application window from one to another monitor. Now, what if your second monitor is your smartphone, or tablet and you are able to drag window to it and interact with your fingers? Sound cool, isn’t it? iDisplay is one such app […]

4 Great Sources of Information About Linux and Open Source

4 Great Sources of Information About Linux and Open Source

If you’re new to Linux and free/Open Source software, or even if you’re a more seasoned user, then you’re often looking for more information. Not just documentation, but also useful tips and tricks. The team here at Make Tech Easier works hard to provide as much quality information as we can. But we can’t write […]

How to Convert Midi File Instruments in Garageband

How to Convert Midi File Instruments in Garageband

The Midi file format may not be what you find in your iTunes library, but it has a long history in the world of digital sound. The Midi file format has been important in the world of computer music since the 1980’s. While you may think of the Midi file format as being antiquated format, […]

How to Multitask at the Linux Command Line with Screen

How to Multitask at the Linux Command Line with Screen

I’ll admit up front – it’s embarrassingly late for me to have discovered screen. Friends and coworkers have been suggesting it to me for years, but it wasn’t until recently that I had a concrete need for it. Now I wish I’d had it all along. In short, screen gives you the equivalent of the […]

How To Remove Programs Completely in Windows

How To Remove Programs Completely in Windows

To get rid of a program in Windows, all you need to do is to go to the uninstallation corner (in the Control Panel) and uninstall the software. The question is, do you think that can really remove all traces of its presence? The answer is unlikely. Most of the uninstalled applications is not removed […]

11 Awesome Web Apps to Boost Your Gmail Usage Experience

11 Awesome Web Apps to Boost Your Gmail Usage Experience

Gmail comes with the labs features where you can activate new (and useful) features to enhance your email experience. Other than the labs features, there are also several other third party Gmail web apps that you can use to improve your productivity. These web apps can help you to organize your inbox behind the scene […]

How to Clean The Cookies from Safari

How to Clean The Cookies from Safari

The longer you use your computer (be it running Windows, Mac OS X or Linux), the more crap you have in it, and the slower it become. If you browse the web very often, the cookies that stored in the browser can quickly form the bulk of the “crap” that contribute to the slow performance […]

Useful iPhone Locator Apps… Never Lose Your Phone Again

Useful iPhone Locator Apps… Never Lose Your Phone Again

Sometimes disaster happens before we’ve prepared ourselves for it. iPhones can fall out of a pocket, slip through a hole in a backpack or purse, or be left on the counter at a store. The next time you go to make a call or text, you realize it’s missing and have no idea where you […]

4 Ways To Make Good Use Of Dropbox For Android

4 Ways To Make Good Use Of Dropbox For Android

When I made the switch to an Android phone from a Blackberry, one of the deciding factors was how I could easily share files with clients and club members. I am usually not at my office and do much of my work remotely. While Dropbox was accessible from my Blackberry, it was less than convenient […]

What Is The thumb.db File? [MTE Explains]

What Is The thumb.db File? [MTE Explains]

If you use a PC running any current version of Windows you may have noticed small files called Thumbs.db popping up on your system. What is it, what do they do, what did I do to create them? Relax, they’re harmless. Here’s what thumb.db files are for. Thumbs.db files are only shown when a specific […]

Rip Your CDs At The Command Line

Rip Your CDs At The Command Line

Are you looking for a fast, efficient, and easy way to rip music from your CDs in Linux? Then look no further than the command line. Yes, you read that correctly. The command line. For a variety of reasons, the Linux command line has a reputation for being difficult and unwieldy. In some cases, that’s […]

4 Advanced Dropbox Tips and Tricks

4 Advanced Dropbox Tips and Tricks

At MTE we cannot live without Dropbox. In addition to showing you the basic usage of Dropbox, we have also highlighted a number of useful tips and tricks. In this article we will go beyond the basic tricks and show you 4 other ways you can use Dropbox like a pro. 1. Dropbox Keyboard Shortcuts […]

How to Convert Mac .Pages Format Into .Jpeg

How to Convert Mac .Pages Format Into .Jpeg

Let’s be honest. While there are a seemingly ever-increasing number of Mac users in the world, we still have to play well with the Windows users of the world. We may be proud of the platform we are using, like iWork, iTunes, etc, but there are always problems when we attempt to share files with […]

The Complete Guide to Set Up a Minecraft Server

The Complete Guide to Set Up a Minecraft Server

Minecraft is one of the most engrossing PC games to come out in the last few years, and with the semi-recent additions to SMP mode, it’s more fun than ever to host your own custom server. Getting the basic server up and running isn’t that difficult, but that’s only part of the picture. Once the […]

How to AutoHide the Unity Launcher In Ubuntu Natty

How to AutoHide the Unity Launcher In Ubuntu Natty

One of the (most hated?) features in Ubuntu is the Unity theme that changed almost every aspect of the familiar GNOME environment that you are used to. You can’t add custom icons to the panel or to the system tray, you have to change your workflow and get used to the dash. To make it […]