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 […]
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 […]
Update: Version 2 of TED Downloader is out. If you are a TED fan, I am sure you will always hang out at the TED site, looking for inspiring videos to watch. The troublesome thing about visiting the TED site is that you can only watch one video at a time and if you want […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Black Friday, for our readers who don’t know, is one of the largest shopping days out of the year. One thing that distinguishes Black Friday is the sales that you can find on this day. However, to take advantage of these deals, you must have a well thought out plan. This is due to the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Signing documents has just become that much easier. So often I’ll get a contract via email, either for insurance, a new loan, or a new job, and I’m asked to sign it and send it back through email. While it’s not a difficult process, it can be somewhat of a pain to go through all […]
There are a lot of options out there for music players. We have talked about a few music players for your computer and music players for your mobile devices. Winyl is a great replacement for a desktop music player.
If you’ve just bought a fancy new solid state drive, you might want to move a select few games across for improved performance and loading times. You may also just be running out of space on your main drive and feel like relocating a game to a secondary hard drive. Unfortunately the guys at Valve […]
KDE offers one of the most comprehensive and flexible notification systems (KNotify). In addition to system notifications, nearly every program has notification settings that are integrated into the larger desktop environment. Moreover, KDE’s notification system is configurable for just about any type of user, including those who need specific accessibility features.
If you’re a hobbyist that runs a home server, or even a regular computer user that wants to get things done quickly, you will know how important it is to start Windows quickly. There’s nothing worse than having to restart a server and have your visitors tolerate 3 minutes of downtime. Add another 5 minutes […]
With all the exciting changes in iOS 5 and Mac OS Lion, an Apple ID is more important than ever. It has become very essential to your whole system, whether mobile, desktop, or a combination of the two. With all the syncing on behalf of iCloud, it’s all done with an Apple ID. It’s how […]
If you are using SSH frequently to connect to a remote host, one of the way to secure the connection is to use a public/private SSH key so no password is transmitted over the network and it can prevent against brute force attack.
Consider a situation. You took photos during your friend’s birthday party and it is time to upload them on Facebook or email them to other friends. Normally, the photos taken using digital cameras are large in size, which makes it really difficult to upload them or even email them to anyone. A good solution is […]