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 […]

How to Get Windows 7 “Aero Snap” on your Mac

How to Get Windows 7 “Aero Snap” on your Mac

One of the greatest features, as well as most highly touted features in Windows 7 is Aero Snap. At its core, Snap gives you a way to quickly and sensibly organize your active windows for easy viewing. It’s great for comparing two documents, images, or websites. In Windows 7, I just pull one window’s title bar […]

Organize Your Life With Springpad

Organize Your Life With Springpad

Most popular applications usually have a lesser know competitor with very similar features. The better know software is more heavily marketed and the freeware versions – which are equally as good – usually are not. Springpad is one of these freeware apps. You hear a lot of people talking about how if they did not […]

How to Sync Your Firefox Settings Across Various Devices

How to Sync Your Firefox Settings Across Various Devices

When you close a Firefox browser with many active tabs, it will usually prompt you to save your session so that the next time you open the browser, the tabs will be restored. What if you can get the tabs/session to restore automatically on a Firefox browser in another computer? Just imagine, you can do […]

Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

Explorer++: A Better Alternative for Windows Explorer

The default Windows explorer is very basic and you can perform only a handful of operations. In the past few years, Windows have upgraded their operating system several times but there are still some useful features lacking in Windows Explorer. For example, all the hard drives are shown at the top, you can double click […]

How to Download Torrents Using RSS Feeds

How to Download Torrents Using RSS Feeds

Bittorrent is a useful tool for downloading large files over the internet. In recent times it has been at the forefront of legal wrangling between major film production and music recording corporations and end-users who use the protocol for illicit purpose. Leaving aside the legal niceties, bittorrent is a robust tool with many uses. uTorrent […]

Using Zoho Web Service as an Alternative to Open Office in Ubuntu

Using Zoho Web Service as an Alternative to Open Office in Ubuntu

When it comes to alternative to Microsoft Office, most people will think of Open Office. But if you are just doing simple word processing or spreadsheet calculation, Open Office can also be an overkill, especially if you are using a netbook. Personally, I have a netbook running Ubuntu Lucid with Open Office pre-installed. Whenever I […]

Snippet: How to Make Google Chrome As The Default Browser in Ubuntu

Snippet: How to Make Google Chrome As The Default Browser in Ubuntu

Even though Google Chrome is faster and lesser prone to crash, it is still NOT the default browser in Ubuntu. At least until Ubuntu Lucid, Firefox still reign in Linux arena. Now, if you have installed Google Chrome and intend to use it as the default browser, won’t it be great if you can set […]

Performing Image Magic with ImageMagick

Performing Image Magic with ImageMagick

Whether you know it or not, there’s a good chance you’ve already used ImageMagick, at least if you’re a Linux user. It’s the image processor behind many graphics-related applications, and for good reason. With this one tool, you can perform dozens of common image manipulations and conversions from the command line or within a script/application. […]

The Beginner Guide to Use GoogleCL

The Beginner Guide to Use GoogleCL

At some point, the people at Google, who brought you the Linux-based Android platform and the Summer of Code, decided that they still were not geeky enough. To resolve that gut feeling, they have released GoogleCL, a command line utility for popular Google services. Now, even the most hardcore command line Linux purists have no […]

How to Perform a Language Specific Google Search On The Web

How to Perform a Language Specific Google Search On The Web

Thanks to Google, the largest provider of online web information, searching on the Internet has become loads easier. The search engine officially made public on 1997 as “Google Inc” provides almost any information within a fraction of a second. User’s worldwide has adored the search engine due to its efficiency and huge collection of information […]

How to Build Chrome OS For Your Netbook or VM

How to Build Chrome OS For Your Netbook or VM

A few weeks ago, Google announced that Chrome OS will be ready for release this fall. Like many Google products, Chrome OS is designed to be a game changer. There are no desktop applications, as we typically think of them. Instead, the entire user experience happens within the browser. Naturally, some people think this is […]

How to Tether Using Your Android Phone

How to Tether Using Your Android Phone

Unless you are one of the few who have upgraded to Froyo, or you have rooted your Android phone, chances are, you are still not able to tether using your Android phone. Those who are seeking a solution, PdaNet is the easiest way available to provide tethering to your Mac or PC. PdaNet allows you to, […]

How To Easily Embed Twitter @Anywhere In Your WordPress Blog

How To Easily Embed Twitter @Anywhere In Your WordPress Blog

With the rising popularity of Twitter, it is no surprise that more and more bloggers are looking for ways to distribute their content via twitter. With the launch of Twitter @Anywhere, bloggers are now given an easy way to embed the Twitter @anywhere on their blog and allow their readers to quickly post a tweet […]