Virtualbox is an excellent application to have if you’re looking to try out new operating systems and/or are generally interested in virtualisation for the many benefits it offers. Make Tech Easier has extensively covered VirtualBox a couple of times earlier and we are great fans of this cross platform, open source application. One thing which VirtualBox […]
The Bourne Again Shell, better known as bash, is the default for most Linux distributions. It’s extremely powerful as far as command shells go, and holds all kinds of nifty tricks for those willing to learn. One of the best features is, in my opinion, the command history system. There are many options to use […]
Trapster is a free service and client for avoiding speed traps for iPhone, BlackBerry and java enabled phones. Another great thing about Trapster is that it’s community driven: anyone can report speed traps so the maps are updated all the time. Trapster combines technologies such as GPS and wireless location, voice transcription, geocoding, reverse geocoding, […]
Mounting ISO images in your OS is a great way for you to view and run the content of the disk image without having to burn it into a CD/DVD. While Mac and Linux come with native support to mount ISO images in the system, Windows, regardless which version you are using, doesn’t come with […]
When Google Gadgets were released for Linux, many people once again praised Google’s support of free and open source software, but there was just one problem. The two major desktop environments for Linux, GNOME and KDE, both already had desktop widget components that were better integrated into their overall desktops. Fortunately, the Google developers were […]
In most Linux distro (including Ubuntu), the keyboard combo Ctrl + Alt + Backspace is often used as a shortcut key to restart X. However, in Ubuntu Jaunty, this keyboard shortcut was disabled, “to reduce issues experienced by users who accidentally trigger the key combo”, as quoted by Ubuntu. I don’t know how many people […]
Whether it’s changing file names of pictures from “IMG_XXXX.jpg” to organizing your MP3s, batch file renaming can both save you time and reduce frustration. Here are two free ways to rename large groups of files in OS X.
The iPhone is an awesome smartphone and I’ve been in love with it ever since I got it. The iTunes app store is just one of the many benefits of using the iPhone and it is amazing to see and use all the innovative applications being developed by third party developers. However, if you talk […]
Think you know your Windows well? Wait till you have tried out Ultimate Windows Tweaker, then you will know how much more things that you never know exist can now be tweaked and configured. Ultimate Windows Tweaker is a freeware Tweak UI Utility for tweaking and optimizing Windows Vista and 7, 32-bit & 64-bit. There […]
A feature of Firefox that often gets overlooked is the keyword system. Firefox can be set up to accept keywords to do things like open a favorite page or search a particular website. Today we’ll try out some of the things you can do with keywords.
Online photo sharing sites such as Flickr or Picasa might have make it easy for people to share their photos, but they are lacking the real feel of a photo album. If you are looking for that special feeling, Picaboo would be a good alternative for you. Picaboo allows you to create a complete photo […]
With MorphX you can create great image transitions and save them as QuickTime movies. All you have to do is drag lines indicating the similar areas of the pictures and MorphX does the rest. When you’re done, tie the videos together and you have your unique and totally customized slideshow. Let’s see this small and handy software in detail.
In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps you need to know in order to change various strings in OS X’s Finder and iTunes. The same process can be applied to pretty much any other program.
Creating multiple login accounts on a website is never an issue. Accessing them simultaneously is. Most browsers have their own centralized cookie management system. When you are logged in to a website in one instances, you won’t be able to login to the same website using another account, even if you open a new tab […]
You would be hard-pressed to go anywhere or even watch television without hearing some reference to “Twitter”, “tweets”, or “tweeting”. From your cousin in Iowa to Shaquille O’Neal, all types of people from all walks of life have taking a liking to Twitter. Whether or not Twitter will become a technological standard as email or […]
Ubuntu 9.04 is the latest major release of Ubuntu. Among it’s many improvements, it brings with it a very cool new notification system to notify the user of events happening on the system using a nice transparent popup window in one corner of the screen. The notification system has been designed to be non intrusive […]
Most of the Mac people that I know don’t go out looking for a movie player because Mac OS X bundled with one of the best out there – QuickTime. You can make QuickTime more irreplaceable by perfecting it as described in this article. But that doesn’t mean that there are no alternatives. But there is […]
XMPP (Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol) is a IM system used by all kinds of chat clients, most notably Jabber and GMail. It’s open standard, allowing anyone to create a XMPP compatible chat programs. This gives it a flexibility not found in other chat systems like AIM and MSN Messenger. People have come up with […]