Help Us Design A New Logo And Win A Kindle Fire!

Help Us Design A New Logo And Win A Kindle Fire!

I must admit, our logo sucks. Since the launch of this site in 2007, there has been no proper logo for Make Tech Easier. It was fine in the past when this site is small and we only have few visitors. Times have changed. We have seen substantial growth in traffic and readership over the […]

5 Useful Tools to Summarize Articles Online

5 Useful Tools to Summarize Articles Online

When I was in my final year at university, each lecture was accompanied by lengthy journal articles. Each article was at least 40-50 pages long and not every page contains important information. Even if you decide to skim the article, it might take some time to finish. The case is not just with students but […]

How to Use Linux Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) In Ubuntu

How to Use Linux Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) In Ubuntu

In our review of Linux Mint 12, we were impressed with the implementation of the Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) and how it make the user-interface easy to use again. Now, if you are using Ubuntu and you don’t want to go through the hassle of installing Linux Mint from scratch, here’s how you can […]

Emulating SNES, NES and N64 Games In Mac OS X

Emulating SNES, NES and N64 Games In Mac OS X

After years of being maligned, Mac users now often have access to the latest and greatest games sooner rather than later and as Apple’s market share continues to increase, this trend is surely bound to only increase – it’s a great time to be a Mac gamer! Still, sometimes it’s fun to look back and […]

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” Review

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” Review

Linux Mint has always been known as the great alternative to Ubuntu. In fact, after Ubuntu implemented the Unity desktop, many people switched ship and flocked to Linux Mint as their next “easy-to-use and user-friendly” distro. According to DistroWatch, Linux Mint has even overtaken Ubuntu as the most popular distro. Well, that was Linux Mint […]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Techno Geeks [iPad]

Holiday Gift Guide for the Techno Geeks [iPad]

If you’re wondering what to get your favorite techo geek for the holidays this year, look no further than than The Daily Gadget Guide. It can provide some great one-stop shopping, eliminating the hassles. It has products from the ultra-cheap to the fantastically expensive, and looks great to boot. The Daily explains this gift guide […]

Gnome Pie Is A Slick Application Launcher For Gnome [Linux]

Gnome Pie Is A Slick Application Launcher For Gnome [Linux]

There are thousand and one ways to launch application in Linux. You can use the Application menu, via the dock, use a app launcher like Synapse or Gnome Do or simply press “Alt + F2” and type the name of the application. Gnome Pie is yet another application launcher that allows you to quickly launch […]

Best Alternatives To Microsoft PowerPoint (Online And Offline)

Best Alternatives To Microsoft PowerPoint (Online And Offline)

Microsoft PowerPoint is certainly the best and the most used presentation software used on earth today. Presentation can be a great resource to share ideas, collaborate or showcase your work to the respective audience or gathering. I have been making presentations throughout my life, starting from school time where we had to present our work […]

An Easier Way to Generate A Public/Private SSH Key Via a GUI [Linux]

An Easier Way to Generate A Public/Private SSH Key Via a GUI [Linux]

Previously, I showed you the way to generate a public/private SSH key so you can connect to your remote host securely. The method that we used is via the terminal, which can be rather unfriendly (and scary) to the Linux newbies. Here is an easier method of setting up your public/private SSH key, with a […]

iDraw – A Cheaper Alternative to Adobe Illustrator [Mac]

iDraw – A Cheaper Alternative to Adobe Illustrator [Mac]

Casual digital artists now have a cheaper app than Adobe Illustrator. I worked in the graphic design/printing business for twenty years, and the software that could do it all was Adobe Illustrator. The only downside to it is that it comes with a huge price tag. At just under $600, it’s definitely out of the […]

How to Use KVM with Virtual Machine Manager

How to Use KVM with Virtual Machine Manager

Virtualization has many uses. You can use it to test another operating system, run applications that your OS does not support, or even maintain virtual servers within one or more virtual machines. KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) is a Linux virtualization tool that makes use of hardware-assisted virtualization (also called native virtualization) using processor technology such […]

4 Android Apps To Improve Your Productivity

4 Android Apps To Improve Your Productivity

Do you want to make your life a bit less stressful, and take out more time to do more things? Even 5 minutes of freedom can be a great thing nowadays. Here are 4 Android apps that help you make your daily routine / work more productive. Some may help you remember things while others […]

4 Great Lightweight Media Applications For Mac

4 Great Lightweight Media Applications For Mac

Mac’s are great for creating, altering and editing media, be it film, music or graphics and so it’s no surprise that some of the best content creation software is available for OS X – Photoshop, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, iWork and more. However, sometimes all this heavy lifting just isn’t needed and if your […]

4 Tips to Strengthen Your Windows Network

4 Tips to Strengthen Your Windows Network

You’ve probably heard of how hackers easily infiltrate Windows networks of unsuspecting people. If you stick your head out of the water frequently and interact with other people on the Internet, you might also run the risk of being attacked at some point in time or another. By following a couple of tips, you can […]