Preview of Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Preview of Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

The release of the newest version of Ubuntu is only 10 days away. Many sites, including MakeTechEasier have covered its pending arrival and given you a glimpse of the Beta version. Today we are going to take a look at Kubuntu, the KDE-based version of Ubuntu.

6 Useful Web Apps To Help You Job Hunt

6 Useful Web Apps To Help You Job Hunt

Job hunting these days is a battle. With fewer jobs available in certain industries, one needs to be efficient, streamlined and spot on in their quest for employment. Below are some things I personally use or have used to keep abreast of possible opportunities. Even if you are happy in your current career or company, […]

Linux: Access 100+ Games Instantly With DJL

Linux: Access 100+ Games Instantly With DJL

(Update: The site was up and running when this post was published, but now it seems that it is down for unknown reason.) (Update: The site is up and running again.) For those who always feel that gaming is not suitable in Linux OS and it is always an hassle to install and get games […]

Three Free RSS Readers for Mac Users

Three Free RSS Readers for Mac Users

More and more, people are relying on RSS feeds for their way to get their news, videos, audio, etc. An RSS Reader is a must-have for anyone who is reading RSS feeds on a daily basis. It provides a way to organize RSS feeds in a way that makes it easier to manage. Before, I […]

How Not to Place a Deleted File in the Recycle Bin

How Not to Place a Deleted File in the Recycle Bin

Whenever we need to delete a file/folder in Windows Explorer it does not delete the file/folder totally. Instead it places a copy of the file/folder in the Recycle Bin. And again we have to go to the Recycle Bin, locate the file & then delete it again to remove it completely. But let me show you how to tweak the settings of Windows which will completely delete a file/folder whenever we delete a file using the Windows Explorer.

Google Wave – Round 2

Google Wave – Round 2

We here at MakeTechEasier got a lot of positive feedback on our coverage of Google Wave, along with quite a few requests for additional information. So here, by reader request, is the second installment of Wave. Today we’ll be covering some of the more advanced and detailed features that didn’t fit into the original post. […]

5 Tips for Google Spreadsheets

5 Tips for Google Spreadsheets

I see posts on business oriented sites almost daily shelling out tips for every inch of the Microsoft Office Suite. An equal number of sites talk about Gmail, giving tips and ways to be more productive while using it. What about Google Docs? Docs can do some equally fancy stuff too. Slowly but surely Google […]

The Many Ways to Copy, Move, Rename, and Archive in KDE 4

The Many Ways to Copy, Move, Rename, and Archive in KDE 4

In my last post, I covered some of the features in Dolphin that I find particularly useful. In this post, you will learn about some very basic features that everyone uses, but you may not know all of the various easy methods of accomplishing them. In KDE, there are several ways to copy, move, rename, […]

10 Social Media Plugins for Windows Live Writer

10 Social Media Plugins for Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is the best desktop-based blog editor for PC users. It allows you to manage different blogs and has rich functionality that makes it easy to create blog posts. Additionally, it provides a way for you to add social media features into your actual blog post, or notify services when you are publishing them. Here […]

How to Create a Mac Snow Leopard USB Installer Disk

How to Create a Mac Snow Leopard USB Installer Disk

All Macs come with a DVD drive that you can use, so in most situations, you won’t have the need for a USB installer disk. However, there can be times when your DVD ROM is spoilt and you need to reformat/upgrade your OS. This is where an USB installer disk comes in handy. In addition, […]

How to Pause a Process on OS X

How to Pause a Process on OS X

So, you’ve just bought a shiny new Apple machine ? It is the fastest machine in the lineup with the max RAM you could afford. And even that doesn’t stop OS X from throwing that annoying beach ball icon at you right when you’re at your most productive phase of the day? If the answer […]

Screenshots Tour of Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Beta

Screenshots Tour of Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Beta

Yes, after six months down the road, it’s time to gear up for the newly born Ubuntu baby again. This time, Ubuntu 9.10, codenamed Karmic Koala, will be officially released on 29th Oct 2009.  We, at MakeTechEasier have not been slacking around. With the release of the 9.10 beta, we have grabbed the LiveCD image, […]

Master Dolphin in KDE 4

Master Dolphin in KDE 4

Dolphin is KDE 4’s default file manager, and is a departure from KDE 3, which relied on Konqueror for file management. Unlike Konqueror, which functions as a web browser and many other things, Dolphin is specifically used for file management. If you prefer to use Konqueror or any other file manager, you can change the […]

20 Fun and Interesting Mashup Sites

20 Fun and Interesting Mashup Sites

Many creative sites are using two or more sites to create new services. These services have been dubbed “mashups”. Some of these mashups use services such as Google Maps, Twitter, Last.fm, but can be any two web applications to create something new. Sites often release their API or even their source code to build upon. […]

Firefox Extension Adds Functionality to Google Analytics

Firefox Extension Adds Functionality to Google Analytics

If you have a web site or blog, you probably rely on web analytics to understand about your visitors. It provides a way for you to know 1. How they found your site 2. The items on your site they find interesting and 3. Location information about your visitors. The best known and most widely […]

Google Wave – The Future of Email?

Google Wave – The Future of Email?

Google’s not afraid to reinvent the wheel, as long as they think they can make a better wheel. So far, in my opinion at least, they’re usually successful. That being said, when I first heard about Google Wave, the new browser based communications system, I was skeptical. I like my emails, IMs, message boards and […]

Linux: Improve Your Battery Life With PowerTOP

Linux: Improve Your Battery Life With PowerTOP

There are plenty of things that I love about Linux, but when it comes to maximizing battery life performance, there is very little to desire. On the frontend, you might be running very few applications, but unknown to you, there are actually plenty of applications running in the backend that are quietly draining away your […]