Ubuntu as Intended. My Experience Of Using the ‘Default’ Ubuntu

Ubuntu as Intended. My Experience Of Using the ‘Default’ Ubuntu

Like many so-called “power users”, the first thing I do after installing Linux is customize it. I set it to my preferred desktop settings, applications and configuration because I know what I like, and I normally go to great lengths to get it just right. Recently, after setting up a new Ubuntu Maverick install for […]

Synapse: A Useful Zeitgeist-based Application Launcher

Synapse: A Useful Zeitgeist-based Application Launcher

If you have used Gnome-Do in Linux, you will find some resemblance in Synapse. The user-interface is the same – activate the launcher, type the search term, press Enter to execute. The only difference is that Synapse makes use of the Zeitgeist engine to display your search result. An appropriate description would be: Synapse is […]

Humble Indie Bundle 2 Is Back

Humble Indie Bundle 2 Is Back

Remember the Humble Indie Bundle where you can play any price you want for 5 great indie games? Well, it have returned again, with more exciting games. Humble Indie Bundle 2 now comes with Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos and Revenge of the Titan. For those who have not heard of the Humble Indie Bundle, […]

Configuring Places, Bookmarks, and Locations in KDE

Configuring Places, Bookmarks, and Locations in KDE

Part of the free software experience is having the freedom to setup your workspace the way you want it. KDE, the popular free software compilation for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems, offers a plethora of configuration and customization options. Among those options are a number of methods for accessing files quickly and easily.

How to Hactivate Your iPhone with Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM)

How to Hactivate Your iPhone with Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM)

What does hactivate mean? Perhaps many of the iPhone users do not know what hactivation means. Others may think of it as jailbreak. But no, hactivation is not jailbreaking. To hactivate is to open or unlock your iPhone for other mobile operators or carriers. For example, you bought your iPhone from O2, it follows that […]

How To Track Applications Resource Usage In Windows 7

How To Track Applications Resource Usage In Windows 7

Most of us tend to overlook this, but it is very important to control the resource usage of your applications. When an application misbehaved, it can cause other programs to work erratically. If your system runs out of CPU or memory, the programs has to stop until those resources become available. Since the first version […]

Zazzle Custom iPad Case Review

Zazzle Custom iPad Case Review

There are seemingly infinite possible ways to protect your iPad while on the go. Whether you like the Apple style case or a standard sleeve, they’ve both got one thing in common: they’re pretty boring! This is where Zazzle.com comes in.  Zazzle.com gives its users the ability to create custom version of almost anything! From t-shirts to […]

Understanding Chrome Web Store And How To Get The Best Out Of It

Understanding Chrome Web Store And How To Get The Best Out Of It

If you’ve paid the slightest attention to the tech arena in the past weeks, you will definitely notice the buzz on the Chrome OS and the web store. While the Chrome OS is not ready for public consumption, the Web store is already available for those who are using Google Chrome 8 and above. Read […]

How to Disable Web Page Auto-Refresh For Various Browsers

How to Disable Web Page Auto-Refresh For Various Browsers

Imagine, you are reading a web page, or are playing a flash game, then suddenly the page refreshes itself and you have to do your reading (or play the game) from the start again. Annoying, isn’t it? Some sites update their content frequently, so the webmaster add the auto-refresh function to ensure their readers get […]

How To Block Specific Programs In Windows 7

How To Block Specific Programs In Windows 7

AppLocker is a new Windows 7 feature that will allow you to control the usage of your computer’s applications. Just a quick list of things you can do with this new function: Restrict apps to inexperience users: How many times have you lost an entire day because your children have clicked on the wrong button? […]

Join.Me: Start A Remote Desktop Sharing Session With Anyone

Join.Me: Start A Remote Desktop Sharing Session With Anyone

A remote desktop sharing session allows users to share their computer screen with any other user, both having an active internet connection. The general way to start a remote session is to install a remote desktop software at both host and client end. Next, the host sends his identity to the client (in most cases […]

Zootool: Visit your Wild Bookmarks In The Zoo

Zootool: Visit your Wild Bookmarks In The Zoo

People keep track of their travels through the web in different ways. Some use their pre-installed web browser to navigate through and save their favorite web pages. Other people install bookmarking add-ons to their browser. Others yet use web-based bookmarking sites. Zootool is a web-based bookmarking site offering some added perks over similar bookmarking sites. […]

How to Setup Automatic Email Reminders Using FollowUpThen

How to Setup Automatic Email Reminders Using FollowUpThen

Do you get a dozen of email every single day and forget following up on earlier emails? Do you need a simple way to set up email reminders so that there is no need to use a task management or to do list application, just because you want to remember important schedules, meetings etc? Followupthen […]

Minecraft Tips and Tricks for Newbies

Minecraft Tips and Tricks for Newbies

If you haven’t actually played Minecraft by now, you’ve probably at least heard the buzz about it. Perhaps the astonishing sales numbers, or the guy who built a working CPU with game blocks, or the attack on their servers from angry script kiddies. If you haven’t tried it, imagine this: if the entire world was […]

7 Ways to Beautify Your KDE 4 Desktop

7 Ways to Beautify Your KDE 4 Desktop

Part of the big hype over the release of KDE 4 was its new and improved eye candy, mostly due to the Plasma workspace. Those who liked the changes, loved the new KDE from the beginning. Those who did not are still complaining about it. But like any good desktop environment, you are by no […]