5 Essential Google Chrome Extensions You Don’t Want to Miss

5 Essential Google Chrome Extensions You Don’t Want to Miss

Google launched its Chrome browser in 2008. At the time it was fast, secure, stable and a minimalistic alternative to Microsoft’s beleaguered Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s bloated Firefox. However, Chrome was also criticised for lacking any extensions or customisation options. So, slowly Google rolled out extensions, theme support, and even Web Apps. Although we have […]

How to Create Tilt Shift Effect in Gimp

How to Create Tilt Shift Effect in Gimp

This isn’t something you’ll often do for work or a real project, but it’s fun and it can look cool. Tilt shifting a photo is something that can be done by expensive fancy camera equipment or, fortunately for us, free software. The idea is that when you take a photo of small scale objects like […]

Steel Storm: Burning Retribution Review

Steel Storm: Burning Retribution Review

Once in a while, an indie game comes out that reminds us that great games need not come from huge companies with large development budgets. Steel Storm was one such game, as my previous review of Steel Storm: Episode I highlighted. The developers of Steel Storm, Kot-in-Action Creative Artel are back again with the next installment, […]

Getting Help for Your Apple Products At The Genius Bar

Getting Help for Your Apple Products At The Genius Bar

Apple makes it easy to find the help you need for your Apple products, whether they be Macintosh desktop computers, laptops, iPods, iPhones, iPads, or even software. And it’s good help, in fact it’s genius help. In each of their retail stores, Apple has a unique service/help desk they refer to as the “Genius Bar”. […]

5 Great Alternatives To Microsoft Outlook

5 Great Alternatives To Microsoft Outlook

In term of email client, Microsoft Outlook is the most popular one around. It is widely used in both home and office because of its deep integration with Microsoft Office suite, Microsoft Windows and of course, Microsoft Exchange. However, being popular doesn’t mean it is the best. There are several alternative email clients that have […]

iPiccy: All-in-one Online Image Editor

iPiccy: All-in-one Online Image Editor

Editing pictures can be difficult and time consuming many times, especially when you are a blogger. This is because when you take screenshots for any of your article and if they are large in size, the page load time will increase which can affect the reputation of your website. There are many software, like Adobe […]

DockBarX: A Better Alternative to Unity Launcher

DockBarX: A Better Alternative to Unity Launcher

As we all know, Ubuntu Natty comes with the Unity Launcher that many people love to hate. While it comes with the autohide and quicklist feature, it is unlike AWN or Cairo dock that is fully customizable or configurable. For those who have turned off Unity Launcher (by switching to Ubuntu classic) but wish to […]

Downloading Songs to iTunes From Previous Purchases

Downloading Songs to iTunes From Previous Purchases

While Apple won’t release the iOS5, Lion, and iCloud software packages for some time yet, they instituted an update to iTunes that will allow you to access to any songs you previously downloaded through the music catalog. It’s something that doesn’t seem that great until it’s actually in use. Only then can you see the […]

How to Manually Update Your Mac’s Virus Definitions

How to Manually Update Your Mac’s Virus Definitions

Even though the virus and malware attack on Mac is significantly lesser than its PC counterpart, that doesn’t mean you should be down on your guard. The recent Mac Defender issue has caused many people to panic and Apple has to respond with a security update to patch the loophole. Even then, that doesn’t mean […]

[Quick Tips] Use Gog.is To Send Google Search Links

[Quick Tips] Use Gog.is To Send Google Search Links

Gog.is is great for sending a Google search link to someone about a topic. Normally when you search for something like Cars on Google and simply copy the URL, you will have a mess that looks like this. http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q=cars&aq=f&aqi=g5&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=5014d35bb6efb157&biw=1024&bih=632 People sometimes get scared when they see all that gibberish and can’t tell what the link […]

Ripping DVDs in Linux with OGMRip

Ripping DVDs in Linux with OGMRip

Do you have DVDs that you want to back up or take portable? Of course you do. Well, ripping those DVDs doesn’t have to be a major chore. In fact, ripping DVDs can be quite easy. If you’re a Linux user, you have a number of excellent options. And you can turn to the command […]

Is Quora The Next Reddit?

Is Quora The Next Reddit?

New social media sites are always popping up. Many ride on the coat tails of popular sites by pretty much copying them. So how do you know what social media sites are the newest coolest thing? Honestly, there isn’t a way to tell. There are indicators like subscriber growth and if investors are giving them […]

7 Linux Shell Tips For Increased Productivity

7 Linux Shell Tips For Increased Productivity

Love it or hate it, the command line is here to stay. Sure, there are new options emerging like TermKit but it’s unlikely that the command line will ever really go away. Those who take the time to master it can run productivity circles around their peers, but with the astonishing assortment of CLI tools […]