Windows 8 includes a new metro interface which is optimized for touch screen. It makes use of the screen in order to perform different tasks. For example, if you drag your mouse to any of the screen corners, Windows 8 will let you do a specific task. Crusper is a small application that can enable […]
Sysstat is a powerful logging and monitoring tool for Linux/Unix systems. It can be used to monitor system performance and troubleshoot problems. Though many distros have GUI based monitoring applications and API’s, sysstat is a go-to for power users and can log and track pretty much everything going on within your Linux box.
You probably have done a lot of work on Excel or other spreadsheet application and you want to convert all of them into HTML document so you can place it on the Web. What should you do? This may seems like a simple question with obvious answers, but plenty of people are still having difficulty […]
Facebook Ads are a great way to drive new fans to your Facebook business page. As you build your fan base, those fans will connect to the page and become long term customers influencing their friends to become fans of your page or product creating an instant Word of Mouth Marketing strategy. When you go […]
There comes a time in one person’s life, when he or she makes a paramount discovery of certain settings, features, or tweaks of Windows 7 that open doors to a brand new lifestyle. That moment could be now for you, depending on whether you know absolutely everything about your operating system or not. This is the […]
If you have installed Ubuntu from scratch, most probably the java package is not installed by default. The java package is necessary to run any java-based app, including running java applets in the browser. While you may not use it it all the time, it is still handy to install it. When you need it, […]
There’s nothing more rewarding than finding out new tips or secrets on your favorite device. I’m on my second iPad since last summer, and I’m still finding new tips or tricks. Each time I find one it brings out a raised eyebrow and makes me realize how easy things would be had I known about […]
When you know people all over the world, it is nice to hear their voice and see them from time to time. The problem is international calling rates are pretty pricey; so is a plane ticket. To solve this, we are going to talk about Android apps to make calls and video chat anywhere in […]
When it comes to online storage services, you are pampered with choices. Although Google is a titan in the Internet, that doesn’t mean its newly launched Google Drive will replace all other players and become the de-facto for cloud storage. Conversely, there are many other players that are able to provide you with more value […]
Have you ever wondered what happens when a Powerpoint presentation gets clubbed together with a video that narrates the facts in the presentation? Present.me does just that. It offers you with a nice medium for communicating and sharing information at the same time.
While reading through forums, I’ve noticed that a ton of people are now using solid state drives (SSDs) instead of hard disk drives (HDDs) for their operating system partition and, sometimes, for the entire computer’s storage. That’s all fine and dandy, but if you run an SSD, you pretty much don’t benefit as much from […]
In this week’s round of Android questions, we talk about why you sometimes get force close errors, how to video chat on Skype, managing contacts and Wi-Fi issues. Recently we have some questions about Android application coding, I’m sorry, but this is not something that we will be covering in this weekly column.
In Part 1 of Putting Your Facebook On Lockdown, we discussed how important it was to adjust the settings in your Facebook account to protect your privacy. I gave you tips for setting up your account (or to change your current information) and showed you how to setup each category to keep your private information […]
Deleting files is as easy as pressing the delete button or selecting delete from the context menu of the selected item, but do you know that a simple delete in Windows doesn’t actually delete the file. It just free up the hard drive space, ready for other files to overwrite it. Until that happens, that […]
Welcome back to another segment of “Ask a Windows Expert,” where you ask a question and we get a Windows expert on the case to research and find an answer to your question. Today, we have an inbox a bit fuller than usual, but we’ve also gotten a lot of questions that do not relate […]
Calendars are a necessary evil these days. They can be hard to manage, but you will surely forget half of what you need to get done if you don’t use one. Using the calendar on your Android device will make it a lot easier to keep track of what you need to do and where […]
Not so long ago, in a very, very close galaxy, I gave a top ten of the most funny and/or useless Linux commands — a collection of various (in)utilities that a lot of you commented on, proposing some additional commands, or explaining their function. Some of these comments were in fact very interesting and I […]
Although Windows comes with its own media player, Windows Media Player, there is a wide variety of third party media player software available in free and paid versions. Windows Media Player is the preferred audio and video player for most people but some people like to go for more convenient media players like VLC Player […]