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 […]

How to Batch Convert and Resize Images with Converseen

How to Batch Convert and Resize Images with Converseen

Converseen is a free and open source batch image converter and resizer. With it, you can quickly and easily convert your images to and from over 100 formats. It is based on Qt4, making it cross-platform, and it uses ImageMagick to handle the heavy lifting. Supported image formats include JPEG, PNG, EXR, SVG, Postscript, TIFF, […]

Easily Manage Your Tasks with Wunderlist

Easily Manage Your Tasks with Wunderlist

Have you ever forgotten to reply to an email or phone call? We all have. Most us lead hectic lives and forget about the little to-do’s that we mentally setup for ourselves. Thus we all could use helpful task management solutions that record our tasks and display them to us so we do not forget […]

How to Copy DVDs With Your Mac

How to Copy DVDs With Your Mac

We all love our DVD collections, but few people relish the idea of having to re-buy some of our favorite titles, or losing some of your most cherished family memories because you lost a disk. What is the best way to keep your memories safe, or protect your investment? Make backup copies. While we cannot, […]

Your Worst Nightmare: A Water-Damaged iPhone

Your Worst Nightmare: A Water-Damaged iPhone

With the advent of the electronic age, everyone’s had water damage to a device at some point or another. Yet when it happens to an iPhone, it’s absolutely devastating. It’s your worst nightmare. Panic, tears, and yelling don’t help at all, but what will? I didn’t think it would ever happen to me, as I’m […]

How To Send Emails Using Another Gmail Account

How To Send Emails Using Another Gmail Account

Many people have more than one email address. A lot of the time, these are not from the same email provider. Personally, I have about 10. As you can imagine, checking that many email addresses all the time is a huge time suck. One way I have been handling multiple email addresses is to use […]

How To Send Text Messages (SMS) From Google Chat

How To Send Text Messages (SMS) From Google Chat

Sending text messages from the web has been fraught with inconveniences such as saving conversations in one location, being able to receive messages easily and sending updates without paying outrageous fees. There are a few workarounds but one of the easier yet more unknown feature lies in Google’s Chat function.

How To Manipulate PDFs with PDF Chain [Linux]

How To Manipulate PDFs with PDF Chain [Linux]

There comes a time when every serious Linux user needs to do something more than read a PDF file. That something could be combining several PDFs into one file, splitting a file into individual pages, or pulling an attachment out of a PDF. Windows users have it easy. If they’re willing to part with a […]

8 Of The Coolest Brushes For The Gimp

8 Of The Coolest Brushes For The Gimp

Like almost any piece of software with rudimentary drawing capability, Gimp includes simple brushes like squares, circles, and fuzzy circles. While they get you by for many basic needs, there’s a lot more you can do. Everything from flowers and vines to flames and bubbles can be created by brushes, and today we’re going to […]

How To Spell Check Multiple Languages In Firefox?

How To Spell Check Multiple Languages In Firefox?

Being able to speak multiple languages doesn’t mean you are able to write perfectly well in those languages. There are times where misspelled words go unnoticed and the article was published with the error. If you are like me, you will definitely enjoy the spell checking feature in Firefox. Firefox‘s built-in spell checking feature has […]

A Review of Red Eclipse, Free and Open Source FPS

A Review of Red Eclipse, Free and Open Source FPS

The number of truly free and open source games available for download is small in general, but in terms of genre, first-person shooters (FPS) have plenty of representation. This is largely due to the 3D engines that have been released into the free software community, which lend themselves well to FPS games. The Cube Engine 2 is […]

Storify: Write and Publish Stories Using Social Media Content

Storify: Write and Publish Stories Using Social Media Content

To write a story on a particular topic, you often cut bits and pieces from all over the web. To create an effective and informative story in this way, you find yourself constantly jumping from one site to another. What you could really use is “Storify” – a web service that merges the most popular […]

How to Open and Mark Up A .Pub File on Your Mac

How to Open and Mark Up A .Pub File on Your Mac

If you work with Windows users, or with Windows based systems at your job, you know that one of the most annoying things to deal with is the sharing of your incompatible files. Sure, the majority of your files will work well enough, if you deal primarily in jpegs and text documents. What about .Pub […]

Kindle for iPhone App: Connecting It All Together

Kindle for iPhone App: Connecting It All Together

These days, people are turning to digital content for all their reading needs, whether it be books, newspapers, or magazines. At close to the same price, and many times cheaper, it just doesn’t make sense to stick with printed reading materials. But the largest reason to go digital is because it’s more readily available. You […]