Use IFTTT to Automate Your Internet Life

Use IFTTT to Automate Your Internet Life

Did you notice that you are doing the same things everyday? Once you are done with the emails and news, you still have to check out Instagram or the documents received in Dropbox. Wouldn’t it be good to have the Internet work for us rather than the other way round? IFTTT is the one for you.

How to Search Google Data With Spotlight on Your Mac

How to Search Google Data With Spotlight on Your Mac

Do you have a lot of documents in your Google Docs account, or maybe a lot of images in your Picasa account? If you do, you may find it convenient to be able to search through them all on your Mac via Spotlight. If you’re already using Spotlight to find files, applications, documents, events, and more on your Mac, doesn’t it make sense to use Spotlight to search through your cloud data as well?

Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet

Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet

Regular expressions can be very useful for searching text, but It can be tricky and difficult to master as well. Here is a small regex cheat sheet for people who simply need a little refresher from time to time.

Is Piracy A Necessary Evil?

Is Piracy A Necessary Evil?

Are you looking for a new app or a new album download but don’t want to pay for it? Pirating that app or music is a really attractive solution, saving anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred, but is it ethical? We asked the staff here at Make Tech Easier to chip in and tell us how they feel about the ethics of pirating apps, music, and other media. Let us know your comments too.

How to Generate A New Sources List For Ubuntu

How to Generate A New Sources List For Ubuntu

The “sources.list” in Ubuntu is an important file that contains all your software repository information. What if, on a fresh install of Ubuntu, you discover that your “sources.list” is empty? Or you need to change the whole repository to one that is specific to your country? Here is how you can generate a new sources list file easily without being a Ubuntu expert.

How to Customize Your Mac’s Lock Screen

How to Customize Your Mac’s Lock Screen

Are you bored with your Mac’s default lock screen? Are you looking for a quick way to customize it? I often wish that the Mac lock screen was just as customizable a Windows 8, and thanks to Lock Screen Plus, it comes pretty close!