Fix “The Package Information was Last Updated Days Ago” Error in Ubuntu

Fix “The Package Information was Last Updated Days Ago” Error in Ubuntu

If you have noticed, sometimes after you have updated your system, the Ubuntu Update Manager will still show a message saying that “The Package information was last updated X days ago. Press the ‘check’ button below to check for new software updates.“. This was interesting as clicking on the Check button did nothing but the same message was displayed again. After researching a bit, I found out that there were “sources” other than Canonical (Ubuntu’s official sources) which I had added over the time from private PPAs were old and was meant for earlier version of Ubuntu or they were simply broken.

How To Install OwnCloud In Windows

How To Install OwnCloud In Windows

A lot of other cloud storage solutions have popped up in the last few months. Today, instead of reviewing how each of these services work, we will try to create our own cloud storage solution which can be hosted at our own Windows servers, whether local, remote or over the Internet.

DudePins Mimics Pinterest, Plans To Be The Similar Service For Boys

DudePins Mimics Pinterest, Plans To Be The Similar Service For Boys

Pinterest has proven to be an addictive sharing network for women. Two guys Colin Brown and Kamil Szybalski from Vancouver decided to do something about that. A service aptly named Dudepins (dude for the boyish feel and pins for its propinquity to Pinterest) is aimed to offer an exclusive feel to male users who loves Pinterest. The service is quite rich with male content already.

Manage Your iPod via The Command line With GNUpod [Linux]

Manage Your iPod via The Command line With GNUpod [Linux]

If you remember the beginning of the iPod, you will also probably remember that it was a nightmare for Linux. Apple required iTunes on your computer, and it worked only for Mac and Windows (with terrible performances). Today, the compatibility problem is solved and there is a plethora of options available for syncing your music […]

Ask MTE: Backing Up Email Address Book, Disable Password Display and Autologin, Movie Maker Missing dll File And Many More…

Ask MTE: Backing Up Email Address Book, Disable Password Display and Autologin, Movie Maker Missing dll File And Many More…

Welcome to another segment of Ask a Windows Expert, where we gather your questions about Windows and the hardware running it from our inbox and answer them all in our weekly digest. If you feel like applications are too confusing, got a curiosity about something Windows-based, or have problems with the operating system, why not […]

Ask The Readers: Do You Support MakeTechEasier Switching Back to the Native WordPress Comments System (From Disqus)?

Ask The Readers: Do You Support MakeTechEasier Switching Back to the Native WordPress Comments System (From Disqus)?

In this week poll, the question is: Do You Support MTE Switching Back to the Native WordPress Comments System (From Disqus)? The reason behind this is because while Disqus is a great third-party commenting platform, it also comes with several drawbacks which makes it difficult for us to manage. Firstly, it doesn’t support author notification […]

4 More iOS Apps to Help With the Job Search

4 More iOS Apps to Help With the Job Search

In this current bad economy, one of the hardest things to do is to find a job, any job really. They’re very hard to come by. Many people are working at jobs they’re over-qualified for, just to have something. It used to be that people would check out the want ads in the newspaper to […]

Mac 101: How to Print on Your Mac

Mac 101: How to Print on Your Mac

It is almost certain that you will need to print on your Mac sooner or later. While it may seems like an easy task, many users fail to see what is possible with printing on Mac. From adjustments to colour to being able to change page orientation, many Mac users don’t know enough about this […]

5 Interesting and Useful Applications For Windows 7

5 Interesting and Useful Applications For Windows 7

There are a ton of series on this site with apps you can use for windows. For example, here’s a list of alternative applications you can use in Windows 7. How about applications that let you modify your operating system? We have reported on those too. However, there are also applications that allow you to […]

Is Calligra A Great Alternative to LibreOffice?

Is Calligra A Great Alternative to LibreOffice?

LibreOffice may be the most popular open-source Office Suite around, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other good open source office suite that you can use. If you are looking for a simpler, yet equally powerful office suite for your Linux system, Calligra might be a good alternative to LibreOffice (or is it?) Let’s check […]

View Your Twitter Feeds in FireFox with TwitBin

View Your Twitter Feeds in FireFox with TwitBin

Whether you access Twitter for business or personal use, it’s probably a daily routine that makes up for your time on the Internet. However, other online activities such as checking e-mail, reading articles or watching videos, might cause you to neglect checking your Twitter account. I’m always in awe when people are able to tweet […]

How to Schedule Update to Google+ In Chrome

How to Schedule Update to Google+ In Chrome

Google+ might not be as big as Facebook (for now), but it does has its fair share of users and being tightly integrated with Youtube, Hangout and many other Google products make it a really useful social network, whether it is for personal uses or for marketing your brand. As good as it gets, it […]