Whether or not you are going on a vacation this summer, it is always good to take a break. And if you are using Linux, what is better than playing video games under the sun? (Except going out, of course.) So, in continuation with Travis’ work, let me present you five more games to distract […]
Everyone like customization, whether they realize it or not. If someone spends any amount of time in any specific place, they like to make it their own. For instance, if you work in an office, look around at the different desks or cubicles around you. Each one, to an extent, has been modified to suit […]
Whether your computer is giving you weird errors or you simply have a curiosity about the Windows operating system, we’re here to answer any questions you may have at “Ask a Windows Expert.” Today, we start the 22nd edition of the Q&A we’ve been posting weekly, answering questions by readers like you. If you have […]
Podcasts were a great thing when they first debuted. It was great to listen to these recordings about subjects you were interested in. Yet, the more iTunes came up with other interesting things they were developing, the more podcasts began to take a back seat, being relegated to the “More” section in the iOS app.
I try to think that I’m good at organizing my photos on my Mac. However, I know that this isn’t true. From the contents of my digital camera to what is synced to my computer from my iPhone, it seems that all of my photos seem to sprout from somewhere when searching around my Mac. […]
While there are plenty of Facebook plugins for WordPress, nothing is sweeter than having the official support from the Facebook team. The new Facebook For WordPress Plugin, the official WordPress plugin by Facebook, gives you the ability to cross publish from WordPress to Facebook, and comes with bonuses like mentioning specific friends and Pages in […]
This app definitely goes under the category of “what will they think of next.” I didn’t even know such a thing existed, but now that I do, I can’t imagine ever not using it. It could be life-saving. There are dozens of Reminder apps for iOS, but Pillboxie is a specific one. As the name […]
The Internet is rife with information. You can pretty much find information about almost anything on the Web. However, not all information on the web is comprehensible. For example, the language of the webpage you are viewing may be written in a language that you do not understand. You may also have difficulty understanding certain […]
With any bit of technology, be it a gadget or software, there are some basics for general troubleshooting some people don’t always think about. Even the most tech savvy people can get into a bind with misbehaving technology. When troubleshooting any problems with an Android device, there are couple of things you can try before […]
Information in the Internet can be overwhelming, especially when you’re viewing multiple sources at one time. Diigo, primarily a research tool, is a way to focus and highlight important parts of an article and save it for viewing later.
The most annoying phenomenon in any person’s day is probably when they notice that, all of a sudden, Windows has decided to show a Welcome screen and make you click on your username to log in. Not only is it annoying, but it’s yet another obstacle to your day especially when you’re in a hurry. […]
In this installment of the weekly Android question and answer series, we answer some questions about rooting, applications that work well with Gmail and what to do if the Google Play Store doesn’t come on your tablet. If you missed the article explaining rooting last week, there are some good resources for the beginner to […]
The most commonly used command in Ubuntu is “apt-get“. You can use it to install software, updatethe repository and upgrade the software. Without a doubt, “Apt-get” is a pretty handy tool and is very useful and good for what it supposed to do, but “good” can always be enhanced into “better” and this can be […]
If you are a blogger, you must have used or heard about Windows Live Writer. WLW is a great desktop client for blogging. It supports many services and platforms like WordPress, Blogger, TypePad etc. In this article we will focus on some of the main and important configurations which have to be setup before you […]
During WWDC, I was very happy to see that iOS 6 was going to come packed with turn by turn directions for maps. This seemed like a great feature to add for individuals not willing to pay a premium for applications on the App Store offering turn by turn directions. However, I was disappoint, like […]
Qubes OS is composed of light-weight virtual machines, isolated from the admin system, with each one dedicated to a special task, such as working, Internet browsing, personal activities, etc. The security comes from this virtualization process: each virtual machine comes with its own web browser, file system, etc., making sure that the different parts of your life are separated from each other, and therefore unreachable in case of breach.
Of all the things we get asked about by users transitioning from Windows to Linux, fonts come up as among the most frequently confusing aspects. While installing fonts in Ubuntu (or any Linux) is not difficult, it is quite different from Windows. For those who just want to get it over with once and for […]
Microsoft has released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Release Preview for the public to test and play it out. Some of you will have played with it, and even use it in your daily production machine. We are keen to know how impressed (or unimpressed) you are with this new OS. Here’s the poll […]