Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

Untether your iPod from iTunes With Rockbox

When you buy electronics, many times you fall prey to the marketing hype. Other times you have a real need and desire for the features of a particular device. Even then, those needs may shift over time. I am a big fan of Apple products. I over time have accumulated a couple of iPods, laptops […]

PrivacyDefender: Easy Way to Control your Facebook Privacy Settings

PrivacyDefender: Easy Way to Control your Facebook Privacy Settings

My last article detailed Facebook’s new privacy settings. While these settings have simplified much of the privacy options available, there are still a number of settings that are so deeply buried that it is often difficult to find and change. Hence, I outlined four tools that assisted in unscrambling your privacy settings to ensure your […]

6 More Greasemonkey Scripts for Your Browsing Enjoyment

6 More Greasemonkey Scripts for Your Browsing Enjoyment

We’ve previously covered Greasemonkey, an unbelievably useful Firefox extension that allows you to run user-created scripts that enhance what Firefox can do. Now, these scripts are no longer confined to Firefox. Chrome, Opera, and Safari also have support for user scripts, although sometimes with limitations. These scripts provide a huge range of capabilities, like revising […]

How to Use Twitter to Follow the 2010 FIFA World Cup

How to Use Twitter to Follow the 2010 FIFA World Cup

I’m a huge football fan. I have been watching the world cup for the last 15 years and I can’t wait for it to start in 24 hours! There is, however, something very different with this World Cup, it is the first one that is being played in the “Twitter” age. To make the most […]

Managing Facebook’s New Privacy Options

Managing Facebook’s New Privacy Options

A while back I wrote about four tools that helped unscramble Facebook’s privacy settings. Recently, Facebook announced that they were launching a revamped privacy settings menu. Essentially, while the more complex and “granular” options still remain, there is now an easier method of selecting which options are viewable by whom.

How to Backup Your Gmail in Mac

How to Backup Your Gmail in Mac

We love Gmail, and we keep our faith in Google that they will do their best to keep their servers up and running at all time. But still, that doesn’t mean we should place our absolute trust in their reliability. What if one day, their servers went bonkers and all your emails are lost overnight? […]

KDE Power Management 101

KDE Power Management 101

While there are exceptions, power management is primarily the concern of laptop, netbook, and tablet users, and as the world becomes increasingly reliant on these mobile devices, getting good battery life and conserving energy are top priorities. KDE’s power management is controlled by an application called PowerDevil. There are three ways to access and manage […]

4 Great Alternatives to Gnome Panel Menu Bar

4 Great Alternatives to Gnome Panel Menu Bar

One good thing about Linux system is that you can change almost every single aspect of the system. Dislike the dull wallpaper? Change it. Not happy with the default splash screen? Change it. Getting bored of the default panel menu (the place where you access Applications, Places and System)? You can change it as well. […]

Snippet: How to Hide Menu Bar and Status Bar in VirtualBox

Snippet: How to Hide Menu Bar and Status Bar in VirtualBox

For regular users of Virtualbox, you will notice that whenever you run your VM, there will be the menu bar and status bar that prevent you from running at the maximum resolution (other than seamless mode). This can be a frustrating thing, especially when you are running your VM on a netbook, where every inches […]

A Quicker Way to Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows

A Quicker Way to Kill Non-Responsive Programs in Windows

While working with too many programs in Windows, you must have encountered the famous dialog box “This program is not responding”. After this dialog box is shown, the desktop freezes for a while and may be the screen goes black. Next, you are shown an option to end the program, clicking which terminates the program […]

How To Set Up And Manage Parental Control On Mac

How To Set Up And Manage Parental Control On Mac

It was almost noon and the sun shines a little bit too bright that day. I was waiting for the red light to turn to green in that busy intersection when a tired-looking newspaper boy offers me the half-priced morning edition. The headline struck me: Facebook Murder in Australia. The green light and loud inpatient […]

Backup Your Web Presence with Backupify

Backup Your Web Presence with Backupify

Over the past few months I have written several posts on different ways to back up your digital life. Part of the reason I keep writing about different backup options is, people STILL don’t do it. The majority of people I know are in the “I wish I had a backup.” camp. The more people […]

How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server

How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server

Bloggers, have you ever been in the situation where you want to make changes to your site (such as changing of theme, installing new plugins etc), but afraid that it will break your site? A lot of time, we wish to implement some changes and see how it looks like on the live site, without […]

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Backup is easily the most important step in computer maintenance. No matter how secure you believe your computer to be, having a complete copy of all your data is essential to ensure that your most important memories are safeguarded. My backup solution has evolved from the perennial “copy and paste” method to incremental backups using […]