You have heard a lot about the “cloud”, but do you really know what it means? In this article, we will explain what is cloud computing and some of more popular example of cloud services.
If you have tried converting tons of documents from one format to another, you will know that it is a boring and unproductive job. In Linux, you can easily automate document conversion with unoconv. Getting the job done is just a command line away.
On an Android device, any app can start up whenever it feels like it. If you have a lot of applications on your phone, this can severely slow down the speed of your phone or tablet. The following shows you how to manage your Android startup list.
Are you looking for an easy way to share your screen with one or more people? Screenleap is sure to come in handy as it lets you share your screen instantly from within your Gmail or Google Apps email account.
Is Skype a little too modern for your taste? Hasciicam will take you back to the electronic days of yore, where you can broadcast live video to your friends – and even the public – in ASCII art.
Do you have a lot of documents in your Google Docs account, or maybe a lot of images in your Picasa account? If you do, you may find it convenient to be able to search through them all on your Mac via Spotlight. If you’re already using Spotlight to find files, applications, documents, events, and more on your Mac, doesn’t it make sense to use Spotlight to search through your cloud data as well?
Some users use their text editor extensively for scripting, coding, editing while others use it simply just for note-taking. If you belong to the latter group and are looking for a lightweight text editor, Leafpad is the one for you. [Linux only]
If you are looking to use your own custom color, either for font color or background, in LibreOffice, you will find that there are no visible options for you to define a custom color. Here is how you can add a new custom color to the LibreOffice’s color palette.
Securing your Android phone or tablet is quite easy. Android OS actually offers a few different options for you to secure your phone. The only question is, which option provides the best security without compromising the ease of use? Let check it out.
Regular expressions can be very useful for searching text, but It can be tricky and difficult to master as well. Here is a small regex cheat sheet for people who simply need a little refresher from time to time.
Are you looking for a new app or a new album download but don’t want to pay for it? Pirating that app or music is a really attractive solution, saving anywhere from a few dollars to several hundred, but is it ethical? We asked the staff here at Make Tech Easier to chip in and tell us how they feel about the ethics of pirating apps, music, and other media. Let us know your comments too.
NewHive is both a social network and a creation engine for Web 2.0 content. Users create pages called “expressions,” which can contain a wide variety of elements and media types. Find out more and sign up for the beta now.
Every time you saw a new gadget, you sulk about that piece of junk you are sitting next to. How about making your old PC work like a charm like it did before? Here are a few tricks you can try to make your PC fly again.
When you are browsing the Web or reading on a social networking site like Facebook or Google+, it will be great if you can preview links before you click. Here is one neat way you can preview the link before you click on Google Chrome.
The “sources.list” in Ubuntu is an important file that contains all your software repository information. What if, on a fresh install of Ubuntu, you discover that your “sources.list” is empty? Or you need to change the whole repository to one that is specific to your country? Here is how you can generate a new sources list file easily without being a Ubuntu expert.
Did you know that you can improve your productivity with some little nifty applications? Here are 4 Windows applications that will help you achieve that!
Are you bored with your Mac’s default lock screen? Are you looking for a quick way to customize it? I often wish that the Mac lock screen was just as customizable a Windows 8, and thanks to Lock Screen Plus, it comes pretty close!
As long as you have a microphone and a recording device such as your PC, you can create your own podcast. In this article, we will give you some podcast technical tips for creating and distributing your own podcasts.