Have you ever come across a situation where you wanted to convert a video from one format to another in your Linux machine and you have absolutely no idea how to do it? What about playing DVD on Ubuntu or rip your favorite VCD to mpeg file? Below, I have come up with a great […]
If you live in the United States then you probably won’t get the Hulu.com reference, however if you live anywhere else, chances are you know exactly what I mean. For those not familiar, Hulu is a popular video playback site from NBC that streams many mainstream television shows right to your browser. The biggest problem […]
Picture paints a thousand words. That statement applied nicely to blog posts: text only blogs are dull. So we need pictures. Where can we get them? We can: – go around the neighborhood with our digital camera. – snatch a picture or two from image sharing community sites like Flickr or Picasa Web Album. – […]
Have you ever wondered what all those svchost.exe processes running on your Windows machine are for ? Ever thought what effect will it have on your system, if you kill them ? If you haven’t or aren’t too sure how to check for running processes on your system, press Ctrl + Alt + Del and […]
Archicad is one of the few softwares that I consider ‘heavy’. Not only in the download size – around few hudreds megs, but also in what it can do, the computer resource it consumes, and of course its price tag. The software will assist the user in designing and presenting “Virtual Building” starting from line […]
We have previously covered how to use the free Easus Partition Master Home edition to resize your hard disk. If you have used and loved the software, then you are now in for a good treat. MakeTechEasier has collaborated with Partition-Tool to offer you a free download of the highly popular Easus Partition Master. In […]
What do you get when you put a stable operating system, an innovative desktop manager and plenty of eye candies together? You get nothing short of a beautiful and functional OS. Elive is a Debian-based Linux distro, customized with Enlightenment e17 desktop manager. It is designed with the aim of providing a stable, fully functional […]
Everyone has an opinion, whether they’d like their opinions to be viewed or not is up to them; however a majority like their voice to be acknowledged and this is what iComment is for. With this browser app compatible with Firefox and Internet Explorer, you can leave a comment on any page of the web […]
Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system – APT. Also known as the Advanced Package Tool, APT was first introduced in Debian 2.1 in 1999. APT is not so much a specific program as it is a collection of separate, related packages. […]
With Email service providers growing at a rapid pace, it is very common for anyone to have several email accounts. While it is easy to start an account, managing all the accounts can become a chaotic task and at worst, it can take hell a lot of time and effort. The question is: Is there […]
Don’t let the simplicity of the name fool you, Free Disk Analyzer by Extensoft is packing plenty of features. In a previous post I talked about a great disk usage analysis tool called TreeSize Free that visually summarized how your disk was being used. Free Disk Analyzer performs a similar task, however it also has […]
Here are three among many things I really hate about files downloaded from the internet: – sometimes they use extremely crazy name such as “ad724bcb-0e34-b538-b712-1e4cc553c114.flv” or “ix5rba2UjXQ.mp4″ (They are real names, I didn’t make them up). – sometimes they are saved not with the date they were downloaded but with the date they were created. […]
Almost two years after Etch, Debian is putting the much-anticipated Lenny release on the proverbial shelves. There are some pretty nice new features in this release. In this article, we’re going to cover installation, basic setup, disk encryption, and try out some of Lenny’s new moves.
The Windows registry is a database which Windows uses to store all user and system related settings. Most Windows software also use the registry to store their settings. Most, if not all, of these software packages also do not remove their entries from the registry when uninstalled. Needless to say, the windows registry tends to […]
Navigating the desktop trying to find the correct shortcut icons to launch an application can sometime be a chores, if you have a overcrowded desktop filled with plenty of icons. With Fences, you can now organize your desktop into a more manageable manner and even hide your icons when you have no use for them.
Remote support over the phone is an outdated form of computer assistance, and it can be extremely frustrating at times; for both parties. In recent times one of (if not) the best ways to help another person with their PC issues is through remote support. This is because the person using the remote support client […]
Is your WordPress site running slow? Use these tricks to clean up your WordPress database and make your site run fast again.
Ask anybody who uses computer what command he/she uses most and you will likely have Copy, Cut and Paste among the tops. Basically, everytime you Copy or Cut an item, it will be stored in the clipboard to be put wherever you do the Paste command. These are extremely useful, not only for text-related activity […]