Ubuntu Remixes: 4 Of The Best Alternatives to Ubuntu

Ubuntu Remixes: 4 Of The Best Alternatives to Ubuntu

Our recent article entitled Ubuntu As Intended drew in a fair amount of discussion about the base software and configuration in the default Ubuntu install. Some readers pointed out a few alternatives that aim to take the standard Ubuntu desktop and give it more polish than the original. Some of these projects just include a […]

Transform Gedit Into A Web Developer IDE

Transform Gedit Into A Web Developer IDE

gedit is the default text-editor in Gnome based distro. To many, it may seems like a normal text-editor with no special functions (just like notepad in Windows), but for those regular users, they will swear by it and marvel at how powerful and versatile it can be. With its plugins system, it can easily transform […]

The Kno Textbook Tablet Preview

The Kno Textbook Tablet Preview

Almost every new tablet that has emerged in the iPad-dominated market has essentially been a direct competitor to the iPad, offering little, if any, basic usability advantages. It is for that reason that the Kno tablet stands out from the crowd. This tablet is being marketed to schools that are tired of dealing with the […]

Use BridgeURL To Shorten Multiple Links In One Shot

Use BridgeURL To Shorten Multiple Links In One Shot

With the emergence of micro blogging websites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace etc – an entire army of URL shortening services have evolved. You have used some of the popular URL shortening services e.g Bit.ly,  Tinyurl.com, Goo.gl and so on. All of these services allow you to shorten a long link, so that you can use […]

How to Run Android OS On Your iPhone 2G/3G

How to Run Android OS On Your iPhone 2G/3G

It seems ironic that you will make your iPhone run on Android OS. However, for those who are bored or have nothing to do with their obsolete iPhone models, this guide may be a bit useful just to satisfy one’s curious mind. Just like your computer, you can make a dual-boot iPhone, i.e. making it […]

Flipboard: A Must-have Social Magazine App For iPad

Flipboard: A Must-have Social Magazine App For iPad

When Flipboard first released for the iPad, it appeared to be the ultimate solution to turn iPad into an interactive newspaper. Unfortunately, upon further use, it just did not have the content integration to make it a viable solution. That was in the past. After numerous updates, it has improved by leaps and bounds and […]

ShowDocument Lets You Hold Web Meetings With Ease

ShowDocument Lets You Hold Web Meetings With Ease

Thanks to the web, the other parts of the world are becoming more accessible for everything from sharing your family pictures, to having employees scattered all over the globe. One of the challenges of having a remote workforce is – how the heck can you organize even the most basic meeting? When collaborating with multiple […]

How to Draw Arrows in Gimp

How to Draw Arrows in Gimp

Photoshop users who have switched to GIMP will notice that some of the PS features are not readily available in Gimp. Drawing arrows is one of them. As a tech blogger who have to edit plenty of screenshots everyday, there are times where I need to draw arrows on the images to illustrate the point. […]

How to Install and Use Dropbox in Kubuntu

How to Install and Use Dropbox in Kubuntu

We have gone through how you can upgrade your Dropbox to version 1.0 in Ubuntu, but that method won’t work for Kubuntu (which is running KDE). The frontend for Ubuntu included with Dropbox currently has Gnome dependencies, namely Nautilus. If you are using Kubuntu or any other KDE-based distribution, you probably do not want Nautilus […]

Easily Create Blog Posts On The Move With Posterous Android App

Easily Create Blog Posts On The Move With Posterous Android App

Posterous is a simple blogging platform that allows you to create short simple posts with an emphasis on rich media content. It is possible to post from the web interface, however Posterous has made it incredibly easy to create posts from your mobile phones by emailing text and media to your personalised  account. Therefore, it […]

Access Your IM Logs From Anywhere With Simkl

Access Your IM Logs From Anywhere With Simkl

Most Instant Messaging applications keep a history log of all your conversation. When you need to access your history, you can just do a quick search within the app to retrieve the conversation. The only problem arises when you are using multiple IM applications, multiple computers, or both. In such situation, retrieving a particular history […]

Christmas Week Special: iMedia Converter + DVD Creator Free Giveaway

Christmas Week Special: iMedia Converter + DVD Creator Free Giveaway

This is another of our Christmas week giveaway special. Read on for more detail. iSkysoft’s iMedia Converter is one of the few video converter that combines DVD ripping and video converting into one software. If you have a favorite DVD that you want to convert to iPhone compatible format, instead of using separate software to […]

Fetching Files with wget

Fetching Files with wget

Perhaps your X server has crashed. Or you’re working on a shell script. Or you’re SSHed into a headless server. For one reason or another, if you need to fetch a file and a web browser’s not an option, you might want to look into wget. If you’ve used the Linux shell much and worked […]

Christmas Week Special: SailFish VPN Free Giveaway

Christmas Week Special: SailFish VPN Free Giveaway

VPN is a good way to bypass IP restriction and access sites (such as Hulu, Pandora) that you otherwise won’t be able to access outside USA. Other than IBVPN that we have previously reviewed, SailFishVPN is also another great VPN service that you can make use of. SailFishVPN is a fast and reliable VPN service. […]

How to Change Linux Displays on the Fly with Disper

How to Change Linux Displays on the Fly with Disper

Using Linux on a laptop has always been a hit and miss affair. With sometimes obscure proprietary hardware, many laptop manufacturers have showed no interest in supporting the free operating system. Nevertheless, through hard work by developers and support from some hardware manufacturers, Linux now supports a wide variety of laptops and netbooks. Many laptop […]