How to Optimize the Use of your iPhone Volume Buttons

How to Optimize the Use of your iPhone Volume Buttons

I’ve been thinking of several ways on how to optimize the use of my iPhone and I was able to prove that there are hundreds of tricks I can actually do to satisfy my curious mind; one of them is how to optimize the use of the volume buttons on my iPhone. For those who […]

A Look at KDE Desktop Effects

A Look at KDE Desktop Effects

KDE’s visual effects for windows and menus technically dates back to KDE 3. Experimental programs like kompmgr provided drop shadows and transparency for windows, and the KDE desktop itself had built-in support for basic menu transparency, shadows, and other effects. With the coming of KDE 4, the number of effects has multiplied, and KWin (KDE’s […]

How to Enable Foreign Language Input In Ubuntu

How to Enable Foreign Language Input In Ubuntu

Q: Thanks for your useful guide in Make Tech Easier, they are really very useful. Recently I have just switched to Ubuntu and I really love it. However, I can’t seem to find a way to input foreign language (Chinese) other than English. How can I do that in Ubuntu? Assuming that you are using […]

How to Manage Fonts in Linux with FontMatrix

How to Manage Fonts in Linux with FontMatrix

I’ve written software on Linux, compiled kernels, set up servers, and a whole host of other pretty technical feats. Having been a die-hard Linux user for 10 years, I thought I had handled just about every situation a desktop user is likely to encounter. That is, until I installed Linux for a friend, who then […]

Dlvr.it Publishes Your Feed to Various Social Networks Instantly

Dlvr.it Publishes Your Feed to Various Social Networks Instantly

Long past the times where you just publish your blog content and people will come. Nowadays, to ensure that your readers can receive your latest update, not only do you need to have a RSS feed for your site, you also need to aggregate it to various social networks. Dlvr.it is a web-based service that […]

How to Edit the Context Menu in Firefox

How to Edit the Context Menu in Firefox

Have you ever wanted to change the item listed in the context menu in Firefox and find that there are no ways for you to change it in the Preferences section? The Firefox browser comes with a list of preset items for your context menu and is supposed to be the most useful options during […]

What’s The Difference Between Facebook “Share” and “Like” Button?

What’s The Difference Between Facebook “Share” and “Like” Button?

Before the “Like” button even exists, the only way to get your post shared across the Facebook network is via the “Share” button. With the new “Like” button, many webmasters rush to implement it on their sites, with some even replaced the “Share” with the “Like” button, without understand the differences. Some even think that […]

How to Style Up Your Quotes in Blogger

How to Style Up Your Quotes in Blogger

Virtually all blogging platforms, including Blogger, have the “quote text” function. This is useful when you want to highlight sections from other texts or where you need to highlight information from within your own article. Quoted text can be customised to look different from the main body of your article and these differences make it […]

How to Rip Audio CD in Linux

How to Rip Audio CD in Linux

As MP3 players and mobile devices become very common, more and more people are beginning to convert their audio CD collection to music files so they will listen to them while on the move. In Windows and Mac, the conversion can be done automatically with Windows Media Player or iTunes. What about Linux? Let’s take […]

Snippet: How to Disable Firefox 4 Tab Preview in Windows 7

Snippet: How to Disable Firefox 4 Tab Preview in Windows 7

We all know that Firefox 4 comes with plenty of interesting and useful features. However, there is one feature that really annoy me out of hell – the tab preview feature (only available for Windows 7). Here’s what happen: Let’s assume that your Firefox browser is opened with plenty of tabs, but it is not […]

How to Add Physics to Google Sketchup

How to Add Physics to Google Sketchup

Have you ever wanted to design your own catapult? How about a toy robot, or maybe a more complex machine you’ve been layout out in your head? If so, you might already be familiar with Google Sketchup. It’s a simple to use 3D modeling program for Windows and Mac that has been popular for years, […]

The Quick Way To Cut And Paste In Mac

The Quick Way To Cut And Paste In Mac

As much as I love Mac, there are things that I still miss from my old Windows days. One of them is the ability to quickly cut and paste items from the Finder. It’s not because Mac doesn’t have the ability to cut and paste, but it’s because some things work differently in the different […]

[Snippet] Ubuntu: Backup Your Applications Easily With A Single Command

[Snippet] Ubuntu: Backup Your Applications Easily With A Single Command

Installing applications in Ubuntu is as easy as the app store in iPhone. Hit the Ubuntu Software Center, find the application you want and click Install. Due to this convenience, most of the time, you won’t need to backup the applications itself. However, there are times when you want to restore the newly formatted machine […]

How to Use KDE Plasma Activities

How to Use KDE Plasma Activities

The concept of activities is a new feature introduced with KDE 4. In the old desktop model of KDE 3, the desktop was a program called “kdesktop”, which gave users the ability to have a number of virtual desktops. Although other tools like Superkaramba could be used to add more features, the essential KDE desktop […]