aLaunch: Not Just Any Mac Apps Launcher

aLaunch: Not Just Any Mac Apps Launcher

Mac users are a group that enjoys a certain degree of pleasure when they use their computers. Many of the reasons I like the Macs I have owned are the simplicity of their operation. Even though Apple gives you fantastic quick methods of finding and opening apps and documents, there is always room for improvement. […]

Snippet: Recover the Icons For the Ubuntu System Menu

Snippet: Recover the Icons For the Ubuntu System Menu

I give you a minute and you tell me what is missing from the Ubuntu menu bar. Time up! Still can’t find the fault? If you have been a detailed person, you will notice that the all the icons are missing from the System menu. Look for the screenshot below for illustration. This is not […]

4 Linux Games You Probably Have Not Played

4 Linux Games You Probably Have Not Played

It is no secret that Linux is not a popular gaming platform. Despite that stigma, however, the open nature of Linux makes it easy, even for relatively inexperienced developers, to produce quality games. Therefore, while the number of high-rated Linux game titles may be small in comparison to Windows or gaming consoles, there are a […]

Want Your Privacy Back? Install and Run Tor in Ubuntu

Want Your Privacy Back? Install and Run Tor in Ubuntu

Have you ever felt that you are being watched in whatever you do online? Websites seem to know who you are and can greet you with your name when you visit them. Google always seems to know what you are searching, even before you started the search. Getting scared? Perhaps it’s time to turn your […]

Using Google Public DNS to Speed Up Your Internet Connection

Using Google Public DNS to Speed Up Your Internet Connection

DNS (Domain Name System) is the online service that maps a web url to an IP address. Whenever you surf the web, your ISP will perform a DNS lookup to translate the URL to its IP address before it can render the pages. As web pages become more complex, the number of DNS lookup increase […]

Favitt: Add Useful Features to Your Browser Start Page

Favitt: Add Useful Features to Your Browser Start Page

Quite some days back, we showed you how to spice up your browser’s start page. The article described how you can use browser extensions to add useful features to your browser’s start page and increase productivity. But what if you work on multiple computers every day? What if you use your home computer, portable laptop, […]

Build Your Own Ubuntu-based Distro With Novo Builder

Build Your Own Ubuntu-based Distro With Novo Builder

There are many reasons why people want to create their own linux distro. It could be that they are not satisfied with all the existing distros out there and wanted to build one that can fulfill their needs, or they just want to try out something new and show off their “geekiness”. Whatever the reasons, […]

How To Play Multiplayer Games Over Garena

How To Play Multiplayer Games Over Garena

Multiplayer games over local area networks (LAN) took off once the “cybercafé” became ubiquitous. The ability to play games with friends opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for the casual and determined gamer. I personally, started playing computer games at cybercafés since 1999. At the time playing at home over the internet was […]

6 Tips for a Better Bing Search Experience

6 Tips for a Better Bing Search Experience

Are you a die hard Google search user? It is hard not to be. Everything comes preset to search Google by default. Why wouldn’t it? That being said, there are some built in features I prefer to use in Bing. You know, that search engine by Microsoft. Many search engines have areas where they excel […]

How to Automate Your Podcast Downloads with gPodder

How to Automate Your Podcast Downloads with gPodder

If you’re a fan of podcasts, you’ve probably at some point become fed up with manually finding and downloading your favorites. This can be a real pain for people who count on fresh daily podcasts to make it through the work day, so multiple solutions have been attempted to make this process simpler. One such […]

7 Great Free Media Players to Get You Started

7 Great Free Media Players to Get You Started

This is a guest post by James Adams The world has no shortage of media players, and most of them are free. If you just started out listening to music and are looking for some guide to help you filter out all the noises. We have got you covered. To figure out what combination of […]

Keep Your Files in Sync With SpiderOak

Keep Your Files in Sync With SpiderOak

There are a myriad of online file storage, backup, and sync services on the Web. Some of them are specific to particular devices, such as the Asus EeePc. Others are tailored for specific operating systems, like Windows or Ubuntu. Then, there are some that work well with all kinds of devices and OSes and keep […]

5 Free Application Launchers For Mac That Is Not QuickSilver

5 Free Application Launchers For Mac That Is Not QuickSilver

The first thing that most people will notice when they use Mac for the first time is the existence of application launchers. Even though similar idea also appears in the Windows world, it seems that the usage is not as heavy as within the Mac realm. As far as I know, most Windows users still […]

How to Run Chrome OS the Easy Way

How to Run Chrome OS the Easy Way

A few of us here at MTE have a bit of a crush on Chrome OS. It’s not just the system itself, it’s the fact that someone is finally taking the concept of an operating system in a new direction. We wrote a brief synopsis of Chrome OS shortly after the first announcement that showed […]

How to Sync Your iPhone Contacts to Ubuntu One

How to Sync Your iPhone Contacts to Ubuntu One

Note: As of June 1, 2011, Ubuntu One contacts sync for mobile (including iOS) will no longer be active. For more information, please refer to this post. When Ubuntu One first launched, we all thought that it is just another file storage service, just like Dropbox, with the limitation that it is only available for […]