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.
NewHive is both a social network and a creation engine for Web 2.0 content. Users create pages called “expressions,” which can contain a wide variety of elements and media types. Find out more and sign up for the beta now.
Every time you saw a new gadget, you sulk about that piece of junk you are sitting next to. How about making your old PC work like a charm like it did before? Here are a few tricks you can try to make your PC fly again.
When you are browsing the Web or reading on a social networking site like Facebook or Google+, it will be great if you can preview links before you click. Here is one neat way you can preview the link before you click on Google Chrome.
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.
Did you know that you can improve your productivity with some little nifty applications? Here are 4 Windows applications that will help you achieve that!
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!
As long as you have a microphone and a recording device such as your PC, you can create your own podcast. In this article, we will give you some podcast technical tips for creating and distributing your own podcasts.
Working with Google Drive is a convenient way to manage files on the go. If you’re frequently downloading files from different sources on the Web, you’ll be glad to know that the Save to Google Drive for Firefox add-on lets you save files directly to Google Drive.
If you have some apps in your Android that you don’t want to uninstall and don’t want it to run in the background, here is how you can disable them and prevent them from taking up precious resources in your phone.
To test out a new version of a software in Linux, the usual way is to overwrite your current stable version with the newer one. This tutorial shows you how to test the new LibreOffice without losing your current install.
How often do you use the Windows 8 taskbar thumbnails? If you use them regularly, you may not be 100% happy with the way they look; you may want to tweak their size, margins, spacing, etc. If this sounds like you, I’m going to show you how to do all that to your Windows 8 taskbar thumbnails in a matter of minutes.
The Android OS is the most customizable mobile OS, even without any rooting or hacking. In this article, we will show you how to create a minimalist look on your Android.
Do you have ton of media files on your home computer that you wish you could play when you’re away from home? If so, Subsonic is the open source solution you’ve been waiting for.
There’s a misconception going around that Mac computers do not receive viruses, but that’s actually quite the contrary. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and you really have nothing to lose by peforming a daily or weekly scan of your computer. Here are 5 free antivirus applications to get you started.
The most controversial changes in GNOME 3.6 is the Nautilus file manager, now rebranded as Files. The interface has been stripped down to present you with as few buttons as necessary. Here is a comprehensive look around the newly-redesigned file manager, showing how to manage files in GNOME 3.6.
You lost your Android phone and it isi filled with all your confidential data. What should you do? In the extremem cases, you might want to remote wipe the data in your phone. Here are some ways that allow you to do so.
Do you have two different computers that you want to use at the same time via the same mouse and keyboard? Adding on to that, the two computers are running different operating systems. How can you make use of one set of keyboard and mouse and control both computers? Here’s the fix.