Maintaining one’s hard drive space is admittedly a less pressing task in the age of cheap and available storage, but it’s never a bad idea to keep an eye on your disk usage. Here are three programs and a handy Finder trick related to file size and available space.
Portable applications are modified versions of a desktop application that can be run on a USB drive. iPods, USB flash drives, external hard drives or any other portable device can be used. When the applications are stored on said device, the application can be used on any computer running the proper operating system by being […]
For many years, editing digital video in Linux was not an easy task. Linux users have long sought a nonlinear video editing solution that was both powerful and easy to use. Kdenlive is the first video editor for KDE to combine both of these critical aspects into one package. Its easy drag and drop functionality […]
Ever seen those black and white checkered boxes on Android web sites? They’re QR or “Quick Response” codes, and they can be read from your phone using the Barcode Scanner application from the Android Market. You can scan the codes that are published on web sites and use the results for all kinds of things. […]
When you are surfing the Web, opening URL links in a new tab is often the best and efficient way to navigate between sites and not to lose focus on the current one. When I am doing research for my writing, I depended heavily on the tab functions of the browser. However, when I am […]
Installing applications and tools on to a Windows Mobile device can be a little bit daunting at first, particularly for newcomers to the platform.
Prior to the actual act of installing the application, there are several things you need to check.
You might think hourly backups are a bit excessive. Apple does not give you a convenient way to change the default backup schedule. Luckily this is easy. Here are two ways you can change the hourly backup schedule to one of your choosing.
A lot of games out there have some form of command prompt, often just for entering cheat codes. You know the type – you hit some function key and a bar drops down from the top of the screen letting you enter commands or codes or whatever else. Well some clever folks have taken that […]
It’s a competitive world out there, and in the world of web browsers the phrase would be “extermely competitive”. Remember the good ol’ days of browser war back in the 90s? While there’s no more IE in the Mac universe, the competition is still very stiff. The not-so-famous names try so hard to get their […]
Dropbox, Sugarsync and Zumodrive are some of the great online storage services that you can use to store, sync and access your files right from your desktop. However, they only offer a meagre free storage space (less than 5GB) that may not even be enough to backup your MP3 files. On the other hand, Windows […]
Dual monitor setup in Linux has never been easier. While methods such as the xinerama extension sometimes drive people insane, using RandR (Resize and Rotate) is quick and painless. This will allow you to use both monitors as one big screen instead of two identical ones (cloning). Follow these simple steps to get started. Note: […]
After months of preparation, we are proud to announce the launch of our very own MakeTechEasier forum. Be sure to click on over and take a look around, and be sure to bookmark the page if you intend to visit often: MakeTechEasier Forum The forum is powered by bbPress, which in my opinion, the best […]
Anyone who has played around with any kind of video knows how huge uncompressed video files can be. The huge size of video files is what has led to the proliferation of video compression algorithms like DivX, Xvid, MP4 etc, but how exactly do you compress an uncompressed video to one of these formats, to […]
Last.fm is my internet radio app of choice. It plays and recommends music I like far better than most of the other interactive streaming stations on the web. It doesn’t only play well know artists, it plays artists I would probably never come across. I have found some Japanese drum groups, reggae groups from Poland […]
Command + M minimizes any given window in OS X’s Finder, but getting the window back from the dock is a different story. Unfortunately, Finder’s poor management of “un-minimizing” a window is maddeningly inconsistent and seemingly an obvious omission given the importance of such a feature. Here are five ways to un-minimize windows in OS X.
Viigo for Windows Mobile brings enhanced RSS feed management to your Windows Mobile device, resulting in regular updates from your favourite RSS feeds whether they be news, blogs or stocks and shares. Available as a free download from www.viigo.com, this superb RSS feed reader can be downloaded and installed in a matter of minutes via […]
If you have only one Twitter account, there are thousands and one tools that you can use to post your tweets and receive updates. However, if you own more than one Twitter accounts, you will find that managing them simultaneously is not as easy. Most Twitter clients (including the Twitter website) support only one instance […]
If you keep up on tech news, you’ve doubtlessly seen all the hype surrounding Wolfram|Alpha, the new not-exactly-search-engine that’s making big waves in the web search industry. Your traditional search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN etc all work on the same basic principle: finding web pages based on keywords. Wolfram|Alpha isn’t about bringing web pages […]