Mastering Grub 2 The Easy Way

Mastering Grub 2 The Easy Way

If you’re running Linux, there’s a good chance your distro of choice uses Grub as the default bootloader. Grub has served well for many years, but it’s beginning to show its age. As with all software, it doesn’t take long before the latest-and-greatest becomes old-and-haggard. Features have been piling up in Grub without much thought […]

Make Your WordPress Blog iPhone Compatible Using WPtouch

Make Your WordPress Blog iPhone Compatible Using WPtouch

I’m sure most of you would agree with me that the iPhone is the world’s most popular smartphone. Even if you don’t agree with that statement per se, you’d definitely agree that it is the world’s most popular smartphone for accessing the Internet. There was a time when web pages had to be written specially […]

Useful WordPress wp-config Tricks That You May Not Know

Useful WordPress wp-config Tricks That You May Not Know

If you are one of the many who install WordPress via Fantastico, chances are, you won’t even know the existence of the wp-config file in WordPress. The wp-config.php file is one of the most important files in WordPress. It holds the keys to your database and also many of the configuration options that you never […]

Tablet Note-taking Made Easy with Xournal

Tablet Note-taking Made Easy with Xournal

Every tablet needs a good writing application –something to take notes, make annotations, and maybe even scribble a quick sketch. Xournal is a GTK-based program that does just that.  It works with Linux-compatible desktop graphics tablets, tablet PCs, and maemo-based handheld devices (such as the soon-to-be released Nokia N900). Xournal is available in many distribution […]

Lunascape – The World’s First Triple Engine Browser

Lunascape – The World’s First Triple Engine Browser

Web developers know the importance of testing web sites and blogs on the different web browsers available. A site/blog can look great on one browser, but if you try to access it on another one, it can probably look garbled. It’s a hassle checking a web site/blog on Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc. […]

Mac: Load Flash only when you want to with Clicktoflash

Mac: Load Flash only when you want to with Clicktoflash

Adobe’s Flash technology is pretty much THE standard when it comes to delivering video over the Internet. A number of high profile sites like YouTube, hulu and metacafe use flash to display content to their users and the flash plugin is quickly becoming a must have for every computer user. Flash is not being used […]

How to Play Classic Console Games in Linux

How to Play Classic Console Games in Linux

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you grew up with classic video game consoles like the NES and Sega Genesis. For years Windows users have been enjoying high quality game emulation software, but many of the Linux options have been buggy or incomplete. It’s time to take a look at where things stand […]

Become A Technical Guru With Problem Steps Recorder

Become A Technical Guru With Problem Steps Recorder

How many times have you tried to teach your mum or old granny a simple task on the PC, but you never seem to be able to get the message across? Firefox? What is that? Browser? Browse what? … In MakeTechEasier, we understand how you feel, because we have been teaching people to do simple […]

How to Install and Test WordPress on Your Mac

How to Install and Test WordPress on Your Mac

WordPress is without a doubt the most popular blogging platform around. Not only is it a good piece of software but what makes it the best tool for the job is the awesome community that is associated with development of not only the WordPress core software, but also the various themes and plugins. For all […]

Using Kate As a Web Editor

Using Kate As a Web Editor

There are many applications out there that provide project-based web development tools and very feature-rich interfaces, but sometimes all you really need is a good text editor. For those times, there are few editors that can stand up to the KDE powerhouse called Kate. Kate is a multi-document interface (MDI) text editor, available for both KDE […]

How to Manage Multiple Google Analytics Accounts from Desktop

How to Manage Multiple Google Analytics Accounts from Desktop

If you are a blogger or a webmaster, you must be using Google analytics to get detailed data about your blog. Undisputedly, It’s the best free web analytics software out there and provides you with valuable information about how your site is performing in search engines and which sites are sending you traffic etc. If […]

The Safe Way to Change your WordPress Database Table Prefix

The Safe Way to Change your WordPress Database Table Prefix

Unless you have make an attempt to change the table prefix before installing your WordPress blog, chances are that your WP database is still using the default ‘wp_’ as the table prefix. With this default prefix, hackers can easily perform a SQL injection attacks on your database and wreak havoc to your site. The best […]

Amaya: A Simple, Yet Useful Alternative to Dreamweaver

Amaya: A Simple, Yet Useful Alternative to Dreamweaver

While on a project, where money was scarce, we were scrambling around looking for a free or open source HTML editor that can provide us the same functionality as Adobe Dreamweaver. During my analysis of the different HTML editor out there, I came across Amaya. What intrigued me about it was that it was created […]

Afloat 2.2 Adds Support For Snow Leopard and New Features

Afloat 2.2 Adds Support For Snow Leopard and New Features

When Snow Leopard was launched, many applications broke because of compatibility issue. Afloat was one of them (mainly due to the plugsuit issue). The good news is, Afloat 2.2 was launched to patch up the issue. Now you can get Afloat running smoothly in Snow Leopard. For those who have not heard of Afloat, it […]

10 Useful GMail Search Tips

10 Useful GMail Search Tips

Like many of you, I’ve been happily using GMail for years. While there are many things I like about it, one in particular has always impressed me: email search. It’s no surprise that Google would add powerful search features to their email system, but there are many great features that go laregely unnoticed by many […]