How To Display Hidden Files and Folders In Windows

How To Display Hidden Files and Folders In Windows

There are a number of reasons why certain files or folders may be hidden in Windows. Firstly, some system files and folders are hidden by default so users don’t accidentally delete them or change them. This setting comes in from Microsoft. Secondly, you or other users of your computer might have hidden some files and […]

8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts

8 Useful and Interesting Bash Prompts

Many people don’t think of their command prompt as a particularly useful thing, or even pay it much attention. To me, this is a bit of a shame, as a useful prompt can change the way you use the command line. Well I’ve scoured the Interwebs looking for the best, most useful, or sometimes most […]

Mac: How to Create a Basic Script With Automator

Mac: How to Create a Basic Script With Automator

If you are one of the growing number of Apple users, you have likely come across a strange looking robot guy in your Applications folder. For a long time I ignored this application. It looks pretty confusing when you open it up. All that is on the screen 3 columns; one with application names, one […]

Two Useful Mac Tools to Help Students Track Their Assignments

Two Useful Mac Tools to Help Students Track Their Assignments

If you’ve been a student before, you must know the feeling of overwhelmed by all of your assignments at school. As if having to finish all of those ‘slacking time’ killers is not awful enough, you also have to keep track of everything and not drawn in the ocean of deadlines. Some students just accepted […]

3 Free and Useful AntiVirus Software for Windows

3 Free and Useful AntiVirus Software for Windows

Having a reliable antivirus software is something that every Windows user should have on his/her own computer. However, these antivirus tools are usually very expensive and use up way too much computer memory. Here are three open source free antivirus software for Windows. They have functionality that will give you the ability to protect your […]

How to Configure Spb Mobile Shell 3 For Windows Mobile

How to Configure Spb Mobile Shell 3 For Windows Mobile

The default Windows Mobile user interface isn’t ideal for the majority of daily mobile working tasks – it depends heavily on the stylus (or is you’re using a Smartphone, the D-pad), a hardware keyboard and in some cases very good eyesight. As such, several developers have taken advantage of this to introduce alternative user interfaces […]

How to Use ‘remote:/’ KIO and KNetAttach

How to Use ‘remote:/’ KIO and KNetAttach

In my post two weeks ago, I introduced you to KDE’s KIO slaves and gave you a brief overview of the services they offer. One of the KIO protocols is “remote:/”, which relies on KNetAttach to create virtual network folders.  With it, you can create folders for the following services: WebFolder (webdav) FTP Microsoft Windows network […]

How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7

How to uninstall Internet Explorer 8 from Windows 7

If statistics are anything to go by, Internet Explorer is the biggest and the most popular browser on the Internet. Of course, all of us geeks here know that statistics are not always correct … or fun. But, well, the truth is that IE owns anywhere between 60-70 percent of the browser market and despite […]

How To Run Multiple Instances Of Windows Messanger

How To Run Multiple Instances Of Windows Messanger

A lot of people have different email accounts for family and work and often want to keep their instant messaging accounts separate as well. That is easy to achieve if you are using a browser based chat client like Google Talk; you can simply open a new browser window, or a different browser and login […]

Google Quick Search Box: A Great Alternative to Quicksilver

Google Quick Search Box: A Great Alternative to Quicksilver

There are only few applications so good and useful that people mistakenly thought it’s a native part of the OS. For Mac OS X, Quicksilver is one of the few. With the correct plugins, this application launcher can be expanded into almost anything that users need; from text editor to clipboard manager. But despite the […]

How to Find Free Linux Ebooks and Courseware

How to Find Free Linux Ebooks and Courseware

Like it or not, with Linux comes advocacy. There are a lot of people out there who like to spread the love in whatever ways they can. One nice side effect of this is the abundance of free Linux related information available to anyone. That’s good for us, as we’ll be covering just how to […]

3 Useful Plugins For Multiple Authors Collaboration

3 Useful Plugins For Multiple Authors Collaboration

Collaboration in blogs is a growing need with more and more blogging teams, newspapers, and magazines using the Internet. Additionally, there are times that one post may be assigned to more than one author. In WordPress, the only way to co-author a blog post is to share login information or for the users to have […]

How to Configure File Associations in KDE

How to Configure File Associations in KDE

Many Linux users, even the newest ones, love Linux because it is highly customizable. KDE in particular is one desktop environment that is very easy and fun to customize. Whether you want three panels and a rotating slideshow of wallpaper photos from your vacation in Peru, or simply want to make sure text files always open in […]

Top 10 Gmail Labs Add-ons to Increase Your Productivity

Top 10 Gmail Labs Add-ons to Increase Your Productivity

For quite a while, Google has been releasing add-on features for a good number of their web applications. Gmail, Calendar and Reader all have several user selectable features. Links to these experimental add-ons can be found on the Google Labs page. Not all of the add-ons are perfect, but they are kid tested and mother […]

Mac – Customizing Growl to The Fullest

Mac – Customizing Growl to The Fullest

There are great applications that can do many things, and there are also other great applications which can only do one thing but do it best. Growl falls into the second category. I’ve installed this great app a long time ago and totally forget about it. Yet it works flawlessly in the background while I […]

How To Add Watermark To Images Without Using Photoshop

How To Add Watermark To Images Without Using Photoshop

Protecting your images from being stolen or manipulated has become an important task for any webmaster. Visitors to your website are either not aware of something called “copyright”, or they simply don’t bother about it. They think doing a right click and saving the image to their hard drive is perfectly fine. Even if you […]

Get Free Exchange Email For Windows Mobile

Get Free Exchange Email For Windows Mobile

Using Microsoft Exchange is the nearest thing to true push email on Windows Mobile devices, and thanks to a new free open source service, you are no longer restricted to paying an for an unreliable service or depending on your corporate email. Funambol is a free service that uses the open source model. It replicates […]