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.
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.
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.
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 […]
If you have a bad memory, don’t be too embarrassed because most of us do from time to time. This day and age, technology can come along side us every so often and fill in a few gaps helping us to remember things that would normally slip our minds.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the things I love about Twitter is the ever-changing flow of new apps and tools being developed continuously. OK, maybe you’ve tried a few and find that they all seem to do the same thing. What if there is a Twitter tool that would manage your account while you sleep?
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 […]
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 […]
Suppose there was a music app that catered to your individual likes and moods. Sure, Pandora caters to your likes, allowing you to build stations around songs and/or artists you like, but what if you could narrow that scope down even more? The Songza app for iOS allows for just that. It allows you to […]
While it is definitely one of the fastest Web browsers out there, Google Chrome has its own problems that may make you want to think twice about having it as your default browser. For example when you close the last tab, the browser automatically shuts down. Google probably does this to ameliorate user experience, but […]
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 […]
Not too long ago, we’ve reviewed Windows 8 Consumer Preview, a view of what’s to come in Windows 8 when Microsoft will finally release it. We’ve made some points on how the design was elegant, yet there were a few things that might disappoint some users. This time, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Release Preview […]
Losing your Android phone sucks! Did you leave it at home this morning or did it fall out of your pocket somewhere? Don’t let your day be ruined just yet. Here is a list of applications to find your Android phone when it is missing.
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 […]